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iPhone error 4013: What it is and how to fix it

While we're long past the days where a wired USB to Lightning connection was necessary to install iPhone software updates, sometimes it's still an easier way to go — for example, if you have a limited data connection and no Wi-Fi available. And if you run into the dreaded "iPhone Unavailable" error, you may not have any other option but to plug your iPhone in and restore it to factory settings the old-fashioned way. While this process runs smoothly most of the time, there are scenarios where you may run into a snag.…

How to make a contact group on an iPhone

iPhone has a bunch of cool features, but few are as useful as contact groups. As of iOS 16, Apple lets you pool contacts together into groups, making it easy to spam out messages to family, friends, or colleagues without needing to tinker with a bunch of clunky settings. You don't even need any extra software or apps – as long as you're running iOS 16 or later, you can quickly make a contact group on your iPhone. In this guide, we'll show you exactly how to create a contact group on your iPhone, how to send…

Best refurbished iPhone deals | Digital Trends

Apple started the whole idea of a smartphone, so it’s probably no surprise that it makes some of the best on the market. Of course, they are known for being quite expensive, especially if you want to grab the best iPhones, which will easily run you close to or over $1,000. Luckily, there are some great iPhone deals you can take advantage of, whether unlocked or through a carrier. There are also some other alternatives in the form of refurbished phones. Now, a lot of folks do sometimes shy away from refurbished gear,…

This iPad is only $20 more than it was on Black Friday

Digital Trends Apple makes some of the best tablets on the market, so it’s no surprise that they are constantly in high demand and fetch a pretty high price. Of course, there are some ways around that, especially if you don’t care about having the latest and best iPad available since the older generations tend to be cheaper and have good deals on them. That doesn’t mean they’re not still pretty good, and this 9th-generation iPad is a good example, as it still has some solid performance while being a lot cheaper than…

iPad Weekend Sale: Save on the iPad Air, iPad Mini, iPad Pro

Joe Maring / Digital Trends If you’re thinking about getting one of the latest models of Apple’s iPad, don’t miss this chance to get one with discounts from a weekend sale by Best Buy. With the popularity of these tablets, we’re not sure how long stocks will last, so take a look at the offers that we’ve rounded up here and make your decision on what to buy quickly because like with most iPad deals, these prices aren’t going to last forever. Contents Apple iPad Mini 2021 (Wi-Fi, 64GB) — $400, was…

7 hidden iMessage features you need to be using

Digital Trends Apple’s iMessage is a widely used messaging app with over 1 billion active users. It was launched in 2011 and is deeply integrated into Apple devices, allowing iPhone, iPad, and Mac users to exchange text messages, photos, videos, and more seamlessly across platforms. Over the years, Apple has introduced many new features to the Messages app. You probably use some of them every day, but others are easy to overlook and forget about it. Below are a few of our favorite hidden iMessage features — and ones…

Apple may announce new iPads next month. Here’s everything we expect

Joe Maring / Digital Trends When it comes to Apple, we expect a new product refresh annually at this point, including for the iPad. However, that didn’t happen in 2023. In fact, 2023 was the first year that Apple didn’t release a new iPad model at all, which means we haven’t had new iPad releases since 2022. It’s unclear why we didn’t see any new iPads last year. However, that should also be an indicator that we can expect some big changes for the next generation of iPad models, which are rumored to come out this…

Apple Sports app looks to rule live scores and stats on iOS

Phil Nickinson / Digital Trends As if what it’s done with MLS Season Pass wasn’t proof enough that Apple is serious about sports, today we have another example. Enter Apple Sports, a new app for iPhone that aims to be the only app you’ll need for live sports scores, real-time stats, and more. Apple Sports is available today in the U.S., Canada, and the U.K. Inside it you’ll find the likes of MLS, NBA, college basketball, Premier League, Bundesliga, LaLiga, Liga MX, Ligue 1, and Serie A — and that’s just for starters.…

Apple Music just got a cool feature you won’t find on Spotify

Apple The Apple Music Replay feature gives you a rundown of which songs and albums you’ve listened to on the service every year. But now, it’s getting a makeover that will make it more handy. Rundowns are being offered every month, allowing you to see your favorite tunes during the past 30-plus days — as well as how often you’ve listened to those titles. The new monthly Apple Music Replay feature is only available through the web on the Apple Music Replay website, which is unfortunate, but unsurprising. The annual…

How to send a voice message on your iPhone

Typing out text messages to people is one of the simplest functions of your iPhone. However, there are times where you need to send a message but can't easily type on your keyboard — whether you're out grocery shopping, cooking, doing dishes, etc. Luckily, your iPhone 15 or other iOS device has a tool that lets you record and send audio messages directly from the Messages app. Here’s how it works. Digital Trends How to send a voice message on your iPhoneTo send a voice message on…