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How to stop Apple Pay from appearing when you press your Home button

Apple Pay

Apple has made it easier for iPhone users to access Apple Pay by double-clicking their Home button. This is a useful feature if you regularly use Apple Pay and other cards in your digital wallet, such as loyalty cards, but it can be annoying if you don't. Accidentally or impatiently clicking your Home button a few times will bring you to the new Apple Pay shortcut instead of unlocking your iPhone. You then need to tap your Home button again to leave the Apple Pay screen then unlock your phone. Luckily there is a way to disable this feature. Here's how:

How to use Apple's battery usage chart for the iPhone

iPhone Battery Health

Apple introduced new battery health charts for the iPhone in iOS 12. The battery Usage and Activity charts can be found in the Battery section of the Settings app. The new tools are an extension of the Battery Health tools introduced iOS 11.3. iPhone users can now see their last charge level, and battery usage by apps broken down by the last 24 hours and last 10 days.

How to get deals on AirPods up to 17% off

AirPods battery status

Overall, Apple's wireless AirPods have received positive reviews from publications and customers alike. The only complaint is the $160 price tag. This pricing hasn't changed since they were first launched in December 2016. With rumors of a refreshed AirPods model on the horizon, there are now opportunities to get discounts on AirPods.

Where to find the official HomePod User Guide

HomePod User Guide

Despite the fact that Apple products are mostly intuitive and self-explanatory, it can still help to read the directions. For anyone looking to expand their knowledge of the HomePod and its many capabilities, the official User Guide from Apple is the definitive source of all things HomePod. You won't find the HomePod guide on iBooks, only on the web.

How to donate to American Red Cross with iTunes

iTunes American Red Cross

Sometimes when a major natural disaster strikes, Apple activates iTunes donations to make it easy for customers to help. This summer is no different, with Apple opening up American Red Cross donations to help those affected by the wildfires rampaging across the state of California. If you'd like to donate, iTunes will transfer 100 percent of your donation dollars directly to the Red Cross.

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