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How to backup your iPhone in Catalina

Do you need to backup your iPhone locally to your Mac? We’ve got an easy, step by step guide for you to backup your iPhone in macOS version Catalina. Follow the steps below to backup your iPhone:   1. Plug your iPhone into your Mac.  2. Open the Finder Application in your Mac. It’s the application with the smiley face. If you don’t see it on your desktop, you can search for ‘Finder’ in the launchpad. 3. Click on your iPhone. It will be located on the left hand sidebar. 4. Click ‘Back up now’. It will be located on the lower right hand side of the screen.
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How to Remove a Virus from your iPhone

iOS is particularly effective at preventing your iPhone from getting infected with a virus. However, that doesn’t mean that it doesn’t happen. If your iPhone get’s infected with a malicious virus, there are a number of ways to try to remove the virus from your iPhone. We’ve outline 4 effective strategies for removing a virus from your iPhone below. Feel free to give each one a try! Restart your iPhone One of the easiest, but most effective ways to get rid of a virus on your iPhone is to restart it. To restart your iPhone, simply hold down the power knob on the right side of your iPhone until the power toggle appears on your screen. When you see the power toggle, swipe it to the right. When your phone has shut completely off, press the power knob again to turn it back on. Restore your Phone from a Previous Backup Version An effective way to remove a virus from your iPhone is to restore it to a previous version. By restoring your iPhone to a previous version, you can potentially restore it to a version that did not have the virus. Clear the Browsing History One of the most common ways to get a virus is to click on a malicious link while browsing. If so, the virus could still be stored on your browser, so the best way to get rid of the virus is to clear your browsing history. The two most common browsers for iPhone users are Safari and Chrome. We’ve detailed out step by step how to clear your browsing history for both browsers below: How to Clear your Browsing History on Safari: 1. Open the settings app 2. Scroll down until you’re able to find ‘Safari’ and tap on it. 3. Tap the ‘Clear History and Website Data’ button. It will appear near the bottom of the screen. 4. Select ‘Clear History and Data’ when you are prompted to confirm your decision.   How to Clear your Browsing History on Chrome: 1. Open the Chrome app 2. Tap the menu button. It’s located in the lower right hand corner of your screen. 3. Select History 4. Select ‘Clear Browsing History’ 5. Select the time range you’d like to clear. It will be located in the upper right hand corner of your screen. If you’d like to clear everything, select ‘All Time’. 6. Select data you’d like to clear. Go back, and select which sources of information you’d like to clear by tapping on each row. For example, if you’d only like to clear your browsing history, select the first row labeled ‘Browsing History’. 7. Tap ‘Clear browsing data’ It will be located at the bottom of your screen. Reset your Content and Settings Only use this option as a final option. The reason that you should try all three other options first, is that resetting your content and settings will erase all of your iPhone data. If you choose this option, be sure to back everything up before proceeding. If you’re ready to proceed, follow the steps below to reset your content and settings: 1. Tap ‘Settings’. 2. Tap ‘General’ 3. Tap ‘Reset’ 4. Tap ‘Erase All Content and Settings’ 5. If you have not backed up your data, tap ‘Finish Uploading Then Erase’. If you are ready to Erase, tap ‘Erase’. 6. You’re done!
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How to Clear the Cache on your iPhone

One of the largest culprits of a slow iPhone is your browser, and nothing has a bigger impact on your browsers performance than cached data. Cached data is essentially all of the data that is stored on your browser, and all of that data can add up and take up space. Here’s are the steps to clear your iPhones cache on Safari or Chrome: Clear the Safari History 1. Open the settings app 2. Scroll down until you’re able to find ‘Safari’ and tap on it. 3. Tap the ‘Clear History and Website Data’ button. It will appear near the bottom of the screen. 4. Select ‘Clear History and Data’ when you are prompted to confirm your decision. Clear the Chrome History 1. Open the Chrome app 2. Tap the menu button. It’s located in the lower right hand corner of your screen. 3. Select History 4. Select ‘Clear Browsing History’ 5. Select the time range you’d like to clear. It will be located in the upper right hand corner of your screen. If you’d like to clear everything, select ‘All Time’. 6. Select ‘Cached images and files’, then select ‘Clear data’. 7. Tap ‘Clear Browsing Data’ It will popup at the bottom of your screen.
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How to setup Find My iPhone on an iPhone

If you have any concerns about losing, misplacing, or having your iPhone stolen, one of the best preventative measures is to setup ‘Find My iPhone’. Find My iPhone uses the GPS in your iPhone, so that you can track it down! If your device is nearby, you can also use the ‘Play a Sound’ feature so that you can listen for your iPhone’s location. Setting up Find My iPhone is an easy process, and you can do it in your iPhone! Here’s how:   1. Tap the ‘Settings’ app 2. Tap on your name 3. Tap ‘iCloud’ 4. Tap ‘Find My iPhone’ 5. Switch the toggle on. The toggle should look green like in the example below. If it does not look green, make sure you tap it so that it is switched on. 6. You’re done! Continue reading below to find out how to use Find My iPhone!   How to use Find My iPhone 1. Enter icloud.com into your browser 2. Enter your Apple ID 3. If you have Two Factor Authentication setup, enter the passcode. If 2FA is setup, the passcode will be sent to your the email and/or phone number you have on file. If you do not have 2FA setup, you will be able to skip this step. 4. Select ‘Find My iPhone’ 5. Locate your iPhone. It may take a minute to load, but once the page is finished loading, you’ll see the exact location of your iPhone. It will be a dot displayed within a map. How to use Find My iPhone with Sound If your iPhone is nearby, you can locate your iPhone with a noise that the iPhone will make. Now that you’ve already found the location, there’s only a few more steps to use Find My iPhone with sound: 1. Click on the dot representing your iPhone 2. Click on ‘Play Sound’ 3. You will immediately hear a sound effect coming from your iPhone.
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How to block a Number on your iPhone

If you’re getting spam calls, robocalls, or any other type of unwanted calls, you can easily solve the problem by blocking the phone number of the annoying caller! Here’s the easy 3 step process to block someone’s phone number on your iPhone:   1. Tap on the Phone app 2. Tap on the info  button. It will be located directly across from the phone number you’d like to block. 3. Tap ‘Block this Caller’. You’ll have to scroll down to the bottom of the screen. 4. That’s it, you’re done!
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