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How to delete Translate app history on iPhone

iOS Translate

Apple's official Translate app for iOS makes translating and hearing pronunciations of words in different languages quick and easy. The app automatically saves every word and phrase that is entered. This history accumulates over time and can be used to view previous translations or favorite frequently used translations, for fast access later.

How to change Siri's voice / accent on iPhone

Apple Siri

Apple's personal voice assistant offers a variety of options to customize the way it sounds. Siri supports many different languages tailored to regions around the world. When it comes to English, Apple has built-in a few options to tweak how Siri talks. The most basic option is choosing whether Siri speaks in a female or male sounding voice.

How to get new batteries for old AirPods

AirPods

After a few years, the battery life on AirPods declines as the lithium-ion cells inside reach too many charging cycles. If your AirPods frequently need to be charged after only a short time of active use, it's likely the batteries can't sustain required power levels. AirPods batteries are relatively small cells tucked into the bottom of the in-ear wireless headphones.

How to pick a default music app with Siri

Apple SiriKit

Playing music with Siri using your favorite streaming service just got easier. Instead of having to specify which service to use with each request, Siri can be preset to use any supported audio subscription by default. The days of ending song requests with "on Spotify" or "on Pandora" are now over. Siri can use services other than Apple Music without any extra direction.

How to unlock iPhone with Apple Watch

Unlock with Apple Watch

Apple Watch owners have a new option to easily unlock their iPhones when wearing a face mask. The global pandemic has made it more difficult to unlock iPhones using Face ID, given that the TrueDepth camera looks to match an entire face. With the mouth and nose covered, this process mostly ends up with the user entering a passcode. Some have tried to train their iPhones to recognize a mask, but there is a more secure way.

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