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How to manually update iPhone carrier settings

Optimize iPhone carrier settings

Keeping the carrier settings file on your iPhone up to date ensures the best wireless performance on your carrier's cellular network. Typically, the carrier will push updates to subscribers' devices automatically. Then iOS will ask if you'd like to install these new carrier settings with a prompt.

How to disable AirPods automatic ear detection

AirPods Automatic Ear Detection

Apple engineered AirPods to be intuitive and convenient, which means that many functions are fully automatic. AirPods are designed to seamlessly transition audio from a connected device as soon as the earphones are placed into your ears. In fact, taking the AirPods out of your ears will pause whatever audio is playing, while replacing the AirPods restarts playback.

Need a new iPhone charger or Lightning cable? This is the best one to buy.

Anker Elite Universal iPhone/iPad/USB Charger

Charging bricks disappear. Often. Kids lose them, suitcases and hotel rooms eat them, your co-workers steal them. The cheap replacements you buy at the gas station on the way home break after a few weeks and charge at a glacial pace.

And Lightning cables? Mostly the same story. Unless they wear out before they have time to disappear. Third-party replacements never seem to last long. They break, the jackets slip off the port adapters, or they just stop working. Even the authentic Apple brand cables have a bad habit of failing right where the cable meets the Lightning adapter.

How to auto-delete Google app data on iPhone

Google app iOS search activity

The Google app on the iPhone, iPad or iPod touch now wipes its own history clean. Users of Google's iOS app can set up automatic expiration of search activity and location history. When configured in settings, this private data will be deleted after a set period of time. Once the option is set, no further action is required to delete history information from Google.

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