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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.

How to auto-close Safari tabs on iPhone

Safari tabs Settings

Accumulating open tabs in Safari happens quickly on an iOS device. iPhone, iPad and iPod touch owners can easily watch the browser tabs pile up, unless they are manually closed one at a time. iOS 13 and later offers a way to keep Safari tabs under control automatically. Tabs can be set to expire after a certain time frame, which means they only stay open for a limited time.

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