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How to recycle your Apple Watch

Apple Renew

Now that the Apple Watch has been around for a while, damaged or obsolete Apple Watch units will make their way into the waste stream. The Apple Renew program offers a convenient way to properly dispose of discarded electronics, including the Apple Watch. Apple uses several different third-party e-waste recyclers to handle different products they have manufactured. While some Apple products can be recycled for a gift card, the Apple Watch does not qualify for any payment beyond free shipping.

How to fix iPhone 6 Plus 'Touch Disease'

iPhone 6 Plus Rose Gold

Some iPhone 6 Plus owners who have dropped their devices are experiencing a gray flickering bar at the top of the display. This visual problem is often accompanied by issues with the touch screen and gestures not working, in a bug that has been described as "Touch Disease". Although this is rare, enough customers have been affected by the problem that Apple launched an official Multi-Touch Repair Program for iPhone 6 Plus. So how can one get their iPhone 6 Plus touch screen fixed?

Use Siri to send money with PayPal

Now Siri can be used to deliver money to iOS contacts with PayPal. Sending a payment in 30 different countries is as simple as saying "Hey Siri, send Omar $60 with PayPal." The money will be delivered after confirming transaction details in a dialog box. In fact, payments can be sent or requested using natural language. As long as the word PayPal is included in the command, Siri will understand how to proceed.

How can I downgrade my iPhone to iOS 9?

iPhone 6s

iPhone owners looking to downgrade from iOS 10 to the previous version (iOS 9.3.5) are out of luck. This week, Apple stopped signing the latest iOS 9 firmware. This means that downgrading to the earlier operating system is not possible. At this time, the only versions of iOS that can be installed are iOS 10.0.2 and 10.0.3. Apple released iOS 10.0.3 exclusively for the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus. For all other iPhones iOS 10.0.2 remains the current version.

5 features you can't disable in iOS 10

App Drawer iOS 10

A few months ago we looked at some of the features you can disable in iOS 10, but there are also some new features you're stuck with. For example, some iPhone users were disappointed to realize that there is no way to disable the Handwriting option in the Messages app. It was also discovered that you can stop receiving or sending all screen effects by disabling the the Reduce Motion slider under Settings > General > Accessibility . However, this caused some confusion since most people already had the slider disabled which blocked them from sending both bubble or screen effects after they installed iOS 10.

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