If you choose to hide Apple Music on an iPhone, iPod touch or iPad, the Music app gains a new Connect tab.
Described by Apple as a place where “musicians give their fans a closer look at their work, their inspirations, and their world,”Apple Music Connect permits music lovers to view and follow an artist’s stream, like and comment on their posts and more.
Apple Music Connect is basically Ping 2.0. The feature is a tad crude in appearance and feels rough around the edges so little wonder that some folks don’t view Connect as valuable enough for it to deserve its own tab.
Wouldn’t it be great if you could get rid of the Connect tab? Thankfully, there is.
You’d be forgiven for thinking that the Connect feature couldn’t be disabled: Apple has made sure to burry and hide it in an obscure place. In this post, I’m going to explain precisely how you can disconnect from Connect in Apple Music on iPhone, iPod touch, iPad or Mac.
Should you want, you can disable Apple Music Connect and remove its dedicated Connect tab within the Music app.
Important: There’s no getting rid of Apple Music Connect on iOS: Apple has inexplicably removed the switch to disable the Connect feature from the latest iOS version. It’s unclear whether the switch will be making its way back in future software versions.
How to disable Apple Music Connect in Music
To disable the Connect tab, you’ll need to make a quick trip to your iPhone or iPad’s Restrictions settings.
Step 1: Open the Settings app on your iPhone.
Step 2: Navigate to General → Restrictions.
You will be asked to type in your Restrictions passcode.
Tip: If the passcode prompts doesn’t appear and all of the options in Settings → General → Restrictions are greyed out, you must first tap Enable Restrictions at the top.
You will be asked to choose a 4-digit passcode.
You will enter this passcode whenever any of the Restrictions options need adjusting. Note that the Restrictions passcode is different from your device passcode.
Step 3: Now set Apple Music Connect to OFF in Settings → General → Restrictions.
And that’s all there’s to it!
Seen below: Apple’s Music app on iOS 8.4 with Apple Music Connect enabled, at left, and with Apple Music Connect disabled and replaced with Playlists functionality, at right.
Now that you’ve gotten rid of the Connect tab on your iOS device, it’s time to pull the same trick in iTunes for Mac and Windows!
How to disable Apple Music Connect in iTunes for Mac and Windows
Like on the iPhone, iPod touch and iPad, disabling Apple Music Connect in desktop iTunes removes the Connect tab from the interface.
Step 1: Open iTunes or higher on your Mac or Windows PC.
Step 2: Bring up the settings interface.
- On OS X, choose Preferences under the iTunes menu.
- On Windows, choose Edit > Preferences.
Step 3: In iTunes’ Preferences window, click on the Parental tab.
Step 4: Now tick the box next to Apple Music Connect under the Disable section.
Step 5: Click OK to confirm the changes.
As you can see for yourself, iTunes now longer provides a dedicated Connect tab.
To re-enable Apple Music Connect, just un-tick the aforesaid box in iTunes Preferences.
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If you subscribe to Apple Music, you can turn on Sync Library to access your music library and music that you’ve downloaded from Apple Music on all of your devices.
Turn on Sync Library
If you don’t subscribe to Apple Music
Here’s what you need
- Update your iPhone or iPod touch to the latest version of iOS, iPad to the latest version of iPadOS, or Mac to the latest version of macOS. On a PC, make sure that you have the latest version of iTunes for Windows.
- Subscribe to Apple Music or iTunes Match.
- Sign in to all of your devices with the same Apple ID that you use with Apple Music or iTunes Match.
- Connect your devices to the Internet over a Wi-Fi or cellular network. On a Mac or PC, you can also connect to the Internet using Ethernet.
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Turn on Sync Library
With the latest version of iOS, iPadOS, and macOS, Sync Library is turned on by default. If you turned off Sync Library, you can turn it back on. Just follow the steps below for your device.
On your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch
- Go to Settings > Music.
- Turn on Sync Library. If you don’t subscribe to Apple Music or iTunes Match, you won’t see an option to turn on Sync Library.
If Sync Library is updating or turned off, you’ll see a message at the top of the Library tab in the Apple Music app.
On your Mac
- Open the Apple Music app.
- From the menu bar at the top of your screen, choose Music > Preferences.
- Go to the General tab and select Sync Library to turn it on. If you don’t subscribe to Apple Music or iTunes Match, you won’t see an option to turn on Sync Library.
- Click OK.
If you have a large music library, it might take some time to upload and sync your music library across all of your devices.
On your PC with iTunes for Windows
In iTunes for Windows, iCloud Music Library isn’t turned on by default. To turn on iCloud Music Library:
- Open iTunes.
- From the menu bar at the top of your screen, choose Edit > Preferences.
- Go to the General tab and select iCloud Music Library to turn it on. If you don’t subscribe to Apple Music or iTunes Match, you won’t see an option to turn on iCloud Music Library.
- Click OK.
If you have a large music library, it might take some time to upload and sync your music library across all of your devices.
On other devices
If you subscribe to Apple Music, you can also access your music library — without having to turn on Sync Library — on other devices that support the Apple Music app and on music.apple.com.
If you don’t subscribe to Apple Music
- If you only want to sync your existing music library across all of your devices, and not any music from the Apple Music catalog, you can subscribe to iTunes Match on your computer. iTunes Match lets you access your music library on any Apple device or a PC with iTunes for Windows.
- If you buy music from the iTunes Store, you can redownload your past music purchases on your Apple device or a PC with iTunes for Windows.
- You can also manually sync music from your computer to your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch.
- If you sign out of your Apple ID or cancel your Apple Music or iTunes Match subscription, you won’t be able to access and sync your music library on all of your devices. The original song files will remain on the device that they were uploaded from.
- Apple Music isn’t a back up service. Make sure to back up your iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Mac, or PC, so that you have a copy of your music and other information in case your device is ever replaced, lost, or damaged.
- You can have up to 100,000 songs in your music library. Songs that you buy from the iTunes Store don’t count against this limit.
- If a song is grayed out, incorrect music plays, or you can’t access your music library, learn what to do.
- Learn how to join Apple Music.
- Learn about the icons that you might see next to songs when you turn on Sync Library.
- If Sync Library is turned on, a song that you delete from one device is deleted everywhere.
- Learn what to do if songs in your music library are grayed out.
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Love Apple Music, but tired of the intrusive Connect feature taking up space on your favorite artist’s page? Well, don’t worry, because getting “dis-Connected” is just a matter of changing a few simple settings in your iPhone or iPad running iOS 8.0 or above.
Creating and Managing Restrictions
The Connect feed for artists that you follow and listen to is one of Apple Music’s flagship features with its new streaming service, but many hardcore enthusiasts are already sick of their main music app turning into another Facebook or Twitter, packed to the brim with irrelevant status updates that don’t add much extra to the overall listening experience.
To keep Apple Music running but disable Connect, start by entering your Settings app from the main screen.
Once here, select general, and move down to “Restrictions”.
If you haven’t used Restrictions before, you’ll need to create a new 4-digit PIN code to turn it on.
From here you simply scroll down to the “Apple Music Connect” toggle, and switch it off.
Now whenever you enter an artist’s page that was using Connect, the only thing you’ll see is their discography, top tracks, and latest album releases instead.
Disable Apple Music Entirely
Similarly, if you’re not interested in using the Apple Music feature at all, you can choose to hide the icon altogether.
Start by entering the Settings app one more time. Click the “Music” tab, and un-toggle the “Apple Music” switch.
Once this is off, the only content you’ll see in your Music app are the tunes which are saved locally on the device, or any Music you’ve downloaded through the iTunes Store proper.
Connect is a great feature, but it may not be for everyone. Thankfully, Apple isn’t going to force you to use anything you don’t want to, and disabling the option is an easy procedure that users of any skill level can master.
Apple has informed artists that they can no longer post content to the Connect section of Apple Music — its a music and video streaming service.
“Today we’re streamlining music discovery by removing Connect posts from Artist Pages and For You.
“This means you’ll no longer be able to post to Connect as of December 13, 2018, but all previously uploaded content will still be searchable until May 24, 2019.
“You can still create Artist Playlists with the latest version of Apple Music,” 9to5Mac reported late on Thursday quoting the iPhone maker.
Apple Music was launched at WWDC 2015, and the company had showcased Connect as a unique avenue for linking musicians and their fans and a standout feature of the service.
Apple hyped up Connect as a way for artists to have a more personal relationship with their fans, but the feature has fizzled, according to the Engadget.
“Most artists have not been active on the platform, and Apple has been pushing Connect out of the spotlight for years.
“In 2016, the company removed the dedicated tab for Connect from the Apple Music app and relegated posts from artists to the very bottom of the “For You” section, which provides listening recommendations,” the Engadget report added.
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Stop music from playing when connecting your iPhone to your car or AirPods
What to Know
- To disable autoplay in Apple Music on iPhone, open the current song and tap the Autoplay icon until it’s deselected.
- Repeat these steps and highlight the Autoplay icon to enable or turn on continuous play in Apple Music.
- Turning off your iPhone’s Bluetooth and properly closing apps can stop Apple Music from playing automatically too.
This article will show you how to stop Apple Music from automatically playing on iPhone after a song or album has finished. It also covers several proven tips to prevent the iOS app from turning on by itself when connecting to another device, such as a car system, AirPods, headphones, or a Bluetooth speaker.
How to Stop Apple Music From Automatically Playing on iPhone
By default, the iOS Music app will continuously play songs from the Apple Music library until told otherwise. It can be frustrating when you want to listen to a single tune or album and then go about your day.
Here’s how to stop Apple Music from playing tracks automatically.
Open the Music app on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch.
The iOS Music app is a completely separate app from the iTunes Store app.
Tap the mini-player along the bottom of the screen that shows the current song that’s playing. If nothing is playing, begin playing one.
It doesn’t matter which song you play as this change we’re about to make to Apple Music’s Autoplay settings will apply across the app for all tracks.
Tap the Up Next icon in the lower-right corner of the screen.
It’s the one that looks like three dots and lines stacked on top of each other.
If Autoplay is activated, you should see an Autoplay playlist in the lower half of the screen and a highlighted Autoplay icon to the right of the song playing. Tap the Autoplay icon to disable it.
The Autoplay icon is the one that looks like an infinity symbol.
If done correctly, the Autoplay playlist should immediately disappear, and the Apple Music will now stop automatically playing music.
You can now return to the app’s front screen by tapping the Up Next icon once again and then swiping down to minimize the player.
If you ever want to enable Autoplay in Apple Music, repeat these steps and make sure that the icon is highlighted and the Autoplay playlist is visible.
Tips to Stop Apple Music From Playing Automatically
Sometimes Apple Music can seem to start up automatically when connecting to a car system, a speaker, or a pair of headphones or earphones. While it’s unlikely that the cause is an official iPhone or Apple Music feature, there are still several things you may want to try to prevent this from happening.
If you use several Apple devices and have an Apple Music subscription, you may find it helpful to utilize the iCloud music library. When signed into the same iCloud account on all devices, the feature will sync all of your songs, albums, and playlists and even restore purchases regardless of whether you bought them on your iPhone, iPad, or Mac.
However, this service isn’t without its downsides. If you have a significantly large music library, downloading across devices can take hours or even days. In addition, some have found that the iCloud music library messes up the metadata of your tracks, which you might find inconvenient. Whatever your reasoning, if you choose to turn off your iCloud music library, doing so is easy and should only take a few seconds.
How to turn off iCloud music library on an iPhone or iPad
1. On your device, tap on the Settings app to open it.
2. Scroll down until you reach the “Music” icon and tap it.
3. Next to “Sync Library,” ensure the option is toggled off. You will know it’s disabled when the button is no longer green (enabled) but turns grey to show it’s no longer active.
How to turn off an iCloud music library on a Mac
1. Open the Apple Music, or iTunes, app on your Mac.
2. Click “Music” from the menu at the very top of your screen.
3. In the dropdown menu, click “Preferences…”
4. In the “General” tab of the Preferences window, uncheck the box next to “Sync Library.” Note: If you don’t subscribe to Apple Music or iTunes Match, this option will not appear in your General tab. You can re-enable the syncing feature at any time by checking the box again.
5. Click “OK” to save your changes.
How to turn off an iCloud music library on a PC
1. Open the Apple Music, or iTunes, app on your PC.
2. Click “Edit” from the menu bar at the top of the screen, and click “Preferences…” at the bottom of the dropdown menu.
3. Uncheck the box next to “iCloud Music Library” to disable the feature. Note: If you don’t subscribe to Apple Music or iTunes Match, this option will not appear in your General tab. You can re-enable the syncing feature at any time by checking the box again.
4. Click “OK” to save your changes.
The Apple Music app is your one place to manage and listen to your music library. And if you subscribe to Apple Music, you can stream millions of songs, discover new music to add to your collection, and access your music library on your other devices.
Explore the Apple Music app
To navigate the Apple Music app:
- On your iPhone, iPod touch, or Android device, use the tabs at the bottom of the screen.
- On your iPad or Mac, use the sidebar.
Library is where you can find all of the music that you’ve imported, purchased from the iTunes Store, added from Apple Music, and your playlists. And your library is organized by category so you can view your music by artists, albums, or songs.
If you subscribe to Apple Music, you can find your favorite music and discover more music you’ll love in Listen Now. You can also see a summary of your Top Picks, including your favorites, music recommendations based on what you listen to, and more. And as you play music, Apple Music learns what you love and organizes suggestions for music you might like in Listen Now.
If you subscribe to Apple Music, you can discover new releases. Check out music that’s topping the charts. Tune in to Apple Music TV to watch a live stream of music videos.* Browse playlists created by music experts, and so much more.
*Apple Music TV is currently available only in the United States and can be accessed without an Apple Music subscription.
Tune in to Apple Music’s live radio stations to hear shows hosted by the biggest names in music. Stream broadcast radio stations from all over the world. And create your own stations from the music you love. Learn more about listening to the radio in the Apple Music app.
Use Search to find music you want to play. Quickly switch between searching your own library and the Apple Music catalog. Search by lyrics, browse categories, and get suggestions as you type to help you find what you’re looking for.
Play and control music
Tap or double-click a song to play it. To control playback on your iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, or Android device, tap the player at the bottom of the screen. On your Mac, use the controls at the top of your screen.
You can turn shuffle and repeat on or off by asking Siri, or by using the controls in the Apple Music app.
Play a song, then let Autoplay pick similar songs to play next. Or queue up music that you want to play next.
Discover the words to your favorite songs. Or follow along as you listen with perfectly timed lyrics.
Don’t worry, your music isn’t going anywhere.
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iTunes is as good as dead , leaving many to wonder: When iTunes goes, what happens to all your music? Don’t worry — Apple isn’t taking away your tunes. But it is carving up iTunes’ duties into four parts, giving Apple Music the bulk of the work. It’ll be a shock for loyal iTunes users who, for 18 years, learned to rely on the app for everything from syncing their iPhones to building playlists and buying songs. However, Apple is confident in your ability to teach yourself new tricks, as it channels you to Apple Music, Apple Podcasts, Apple TV and the Finder instead .
Apple’s shifting strategy may be jarring for longtime users, but music fits squarely into the tech giant’s portfolio of premium experiences that keep loyal users invested in the brand’s ecosystem. For a company initially focused on hardware, iTunes was one of Apple’s first major successes in this area. People who had bought music from Apple were less likely to stray. Now, Apple is betting that Apple Music help juice Apple’s further push into software and services.
Nevertheless, closing down iTunes raises big questions for those who have built up musical collections over the years. What do you have to do, if anything, to keep your investment intact? What if you use iTunes for Windows? What happens to iTunes Match? And why is Apple axing iTunes to begin with?
Here’s what we know about Apple’s plans to transition you to Apple Music and the rest.
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Does iTunes still work today?
Yes. Apple still advertises iTunes on the website. iTunes will continue to exist for the time being, but Apple won’t support it in MacOS Catalina, the upgrade coming this fall.
Why is Apple ending iTunes?
Apple said that iTunes was initially focused on burning and mixing songs on the Mac, but then suggested it was too big and bloated, and lost its purpose. “How about calendar in iTunes?” Apple engineering lead Craig Federighi joked during the presentation. “I mean, you can have all of your appointments and your best tracks all in one app!”
Apple describes Apple Music as being extremely fast, which suggests that iTunes performance had gotten laggy.
Do I still get access to the same number of songs with Apple Music?
Yes, Apple advertises a catalog of over 50 million songs, plus collections of music videos (through Apple TV) and podcasts (through the Apple Podcasts app). Scroll to the end for more details.
Does my iTunes collection go away?
No way. Every song you’ve ever bought, ripped, uploaded or imported will already be part of Apple Music when you upgrade from your current Mac OS version to Catalina. All the files that are already on your computer will remain. Apple isn’t liquidating anything you already own, but it will reorganize where the files live.
Even my ripped CDs, MP3s and playlists?
Yep, even those. You’ll find them in your Apple Music library.
Will I still be able to burn a CD with Apple Music?
Yes, if you have an external CD drive and the necessary cables, though this isn’t something we’ve tested yet.
What about backing up my device, restoring my settings and syncing settings?
iTunes is the app you think of for backups and syncs, and those capabilities will exist with Catalina, just not in the Apple Music app. You’ll find them by opening the Finder tool in Mac. That’s the one with the square, stylized icon of a smiling face that serves as the operating system’s file manager. Open it, and you’ll see device will appear in the Finder menu, for example: “Jessica’s iPhone.”
How will I move music onto a device?
If you want to move music onto a device, you open one of your media apps, click and drag from your music library into the folder for your connected device, and it will transfer over.
Apple Music is a subscription service you can use across your Apple devices.
What happens when I sync my iPhone or other device?
Today, iTunes pops up when you plug in your iPhone to sync devices, but that’s not the case with Apple Music. If you want to sync, you’ll find the setting in the sidebar in Finder. Apple is making this more opt-in (you trigger the syncing in Finder) rather than opt-out (you close the window if it pops up and bugs you).
What happens to people who use iTunes on Windows?
iTunes will continue to work on Windows as is.
Apple offers a simple way to connect all associated iOS devices together and sync various data among them, with one same Apple ID. When you sign into an iPhone or iPad with your Apple account, you can register it under your ownership and link it to your previous login details. Apple ID also allows iCloud to share and sync files including calls, messages, reminders, contacts, app purchases, and more between devices.
However, when you switch to a new device, or for other reasons, you don’t want to get the data syncing anymore. In that case, you need to unlink iPhones. The question is, how to unlink iPhonesВ from the same Apple ID?
This post shares 3 effective ways to help you unlink two iPhonesВ that have been linked through one Apple ID and iCloud. Whether you want to stop data sharing, disconnect iPhone from iPad, or prevent getting someone else’s calls and iMessages, you can rely on them to unlink your iOS devices with ease.
Part 1. Unlink iPhones with Same Apple ID
When you want to remove your associated iOS device like iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch from Apple ID, you can directly do it in SettingsВ app. This part shows how to unlink iPhones using the same Apple account.
Step 1 Unlock your iPhone and open SettingsВ app. Tap your Apple/iCloud accountВ on the top to enter the Apple IDВ interface.
Step 2 Scroll down to locate the iPhone you don’t want to sync data to it any longer. Tap on it to enter the Device Info. Here you can select Remove from accountВ to unlink this iPhone with same Apple ID.
Step 3 Tap RemoveВ button and then follow the instructions to unlink iPhones. You may need to enter password to confirm the removal.
Part 2. Unlink Two iPhones Through iTunes
To stop the data sharing and syncing between two iPhones, you can rely on the Apple MusicВ app on Mac or iTunesВ for Windows to unlink iPhones.
Unlink iPhones on Mac
On a Mac, you can open Apple Music app. Click AccountВ on the top menu bar and then select View My AccountВ from the drop-down list. After that, you may need to sign in your Apple account with password.
Under theВ iTunesВ in theВ CloudВ section,В click Manage Devices.В Now you can see all associates iOS devices. Locate the iPhone you want to disassociate it and then click RemoveВ to confirm your operation.
Unlink iPhones on Windows PC
If you are using a Windows PC and want to unlink iPhones to stop syncing, you can use iTunes. Open iTunes and then sign in with your Apple ID and passcode. Click AccountВ and then choose the View My AccountВ option.
Click Manage DevicesВ under the iTunes in the Cloud. Now you can see a list of all your connected iOS devices. Choose the iPhone you want to unlink and then click on the RemoveВ button. When the iPhone is removed from your Apple account, you can click DoneВ button to complete it.
Part 3. Unlink iPhones from Same Apple ID Without Password
With the methods above, you can handily unlink iPhones from same Apple ID. While for security purposes, you need to sign in the Apple account with password. What if you forget the password and still want to unlink iPhones?
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When the removalВ is finished, you can access this iPhone without Apple account and passcode. You can directly create a new Apple ID, or sign in with another account.
Note: You can also use the similar ways to disconnect iPhone from iPad.
Part 4. FAQs of How to Unlink iPhones
Question 1. How to stop sharing photos between iOS devices using the same Apple ID?
If you want to prevent newly captured photos from being synced to all iOS devices using the same Apple account, you can go to Settings app, scroll down to locate Photos option. Tap on it to enter Photos interface, and then turn the My Photo Stream feature off.
When you want to delete the current iCloud account from your iPhone, you can open Settings app, tap your iCloud account, and then choose Sign Out option on the bottom part.
Question 3. Can I unlink iPhones from Find My iPhone?
Yes. Find My iPhone offers a simple way to remove iPhone from your Apple ID. You can go to iCloud Find site, click All Devices and choose the iPhone you want to unlink. When you enter the device window, you can simply click on Remove from Account to unlink it.
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When you switch to a new iPhone, you may like to remove all associated data from old device. So in some cases, you want to unlink iPhones from same Apple ID. This post shares 3 easy ways to remove iPhone from an old Apple account. You can choose your preferred method when you want to unlink iPhones.
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If you subscribe to the Apple Music streaming music service, you probably usually listen on an Apple device such as a Mac, iPhone, or iPad. But you can also enjoy Apple Music on a Windows PC equally as well. Here’s how.
Method 1: Use the Apple Music Web Player
Apple has created a web-based music player with an interface similar to iTunes and the Music app that runs directly in your browser. To use it, simply open your favorite browser, then visit music.apple.com to get started.
Once you have the site loaded, click the “Sign In” button, and you can log in using your Apple account information.
As part of the login process, you might need to authenticate your login with a passcode on one of your Apple devices. Once you’re signed in, you can search, browse, or play music just as you would in iTunes or the Apple Music app.
When you’re done listening, bookmark the site and just close your browser. The next time you want to listen, click the bookmark and you’ll be right back in where you left off. And don’t forget—the web player works on Mac and Linux as well!
Method 2: Install iTunes
You can also access the Apple Music service from iTunes. While Apple has migrated to the Music app on its Mac platform, iTunes is still alive and well on Windows 10. If you don’t have iTunes already, you can download and install it from the Microsoft Store.
Once it’s installed, open “iTunes” and select Account > Sign In from the menu.
Once you login, you’ll be able to access your iCloud music library and also your Apple Music subscription. To listen to Apple Music material, do a search or click “Browse.”
For example, if you click “Browse,” you can pick any artist on the Apple Music service and listen to the music almost instantly because the music will stream to iTunes from the internet—no downloads required.
One of the downsides of having a Bluetooth stereo system in your car is the music autoplay. It happens with me all the time and might have happened to you. Right after you enter the car and twist the ignition. Boom! The last played track on your iPhone resumes and start exploding the car through the speakers. This irritating moment even before starting the trip can relate to us all. But I’ve discovered ways to manage it, and I’m sure it will work for you. Let me show you how to stop the iPhone from auto-playing music in Car.
1. Turn Down the Volume
You can immediately stop the music from playing loud by turning the volume down to zero. This makes sense when you do it every time before switching off the engine, so when you start it again, music will still play, but you won’t hear the sound.
I know it may sound lame, but it’s one of the best workarounds you can practice before getting out of the car.
2. Find Auto-play Settings in the Car Sound System
The smart Bluetooth stereo system in your car should have an option to disable the autoplay feature. As each car has different settings, you must scan through all music & connectivity options to find the switch that will let you customize the feature.
Once found, turn it off, and you might be free from that irritating situation at all times! If there’s no such option available, you probably need to look out for another hack!
3. Use a Silent Music Track to Prevent Apple Music from Playing
You can always organize your music playlists and tracks to play in order in a music app. To prevent songs from automatically playing loud, put silent music tracks ahead of your favorite songs. As Apple Music tends to play tracks in alphabetical order, you can rename the silent ones and make them play first.
4. Tell Siri to Stop Playing Apple Music in the Car
The voice assistant on your iPhone is quick to address all your queries and provide a prompt solution. Just call out Siri to stop the music, and your action will promptly be executed. However, it would be best to do this whenever the music starts playing after getting into the car.
5. Turn off CarPlay to Stop iPhone from Auto-play Apple Music
If you’ve turned on CarPlay on your iPhone, it will automatically start playing tracks from Apple Music while you’re in the car. You can disable this feature with the below-mentioned steps.
- Open the Settings app.
- Go to Screen Time.
- Go to Content & Privacy Restrictions.
- Select Allowed Apps.
- Turn off CarPlay.
6. Disable Cellular Usage of Music App
Music will start streaming automatically when mobile data is enabled on your iPhone. You can disable the data access to that music app to stop your iPhone from auto-playing tracks. To do so,
- Open the Settings app.
- Go to Mobile Data settings.
- Scroll down to the app name and turn off the toggle.
7. Send Your Feedback to Apple
If you think that Apple should provide a separate setting to turn off auto-play music, you can contact Apple and drop your feedback. You can also reach them via Twitter and report your concern about the same feature.
Overlooking the perks like wireless connection and easy pairing, autoplay might appear an intrusive feature of a Bluetooth stereo system. But, if you try one of the actions listed above, I’m sure you may want to neglect the downside and keep enjoying the perks. What do you think about it? Shouldn’t you try out all the ways explained? Share your thoughts in the comment section below!
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Updated on January 14, 2020
It’s no secret that Apple Music streams songs at the excellent and high-fidelity sound quality, but chances are you’re not getting the highest music quality from Apple Music due to the default playback setting on the music app.
Sometimes you may notice that the music doesn’t sound as good as it should be, and you can easily tell the difference even if you are not using high-end audio equipment like high-res headphones or a hi-re music player. If that’s the case, you should probably check if the “High-Quality Streaming” option is enabled in the music setting. It’s a hidden feature that will not be activated when you are streaming music with your mobile cellular data.
Don’t worry, this article aims at guiding you on how to improve Apple Music sound quality with the easiest tricks so that you can always be able to listen to music at the high-resolution level.
Before we get to the tutorial, let’s learn more about the max audio quality of Apple Music first.
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What Quality Does Apple Music Stream?
Apple Music uses the AAC (Advanced Audio Coding) format encoded at 256 Kbps, with a sample rate of 44.1 kHz, which sounds as awesome as the near-CD quality.
But if you are listening to music under different network connections, you will get different sound quality correspondently.
Playing from Wi-Fi connection: Apple Music streams its tracks at 256 Kbps AAC, which is the highest quality available.
Playing from cellular data: Apple Music streams tunes at a lower quality bitrate (128 Kbps AAC) by default to reduce data usage on your mobile device.
There’s no option for you to adjust music quality in iTunes for macOS or Windows because Apple Music uses AAC with up to 256 Kbps by default.
However, when it comes to iDevice or Android device, you can manually enable the High-quality Streaming features which allow you to get the best sound quality even when you’re using the cellular network. But activating this feature will use more mobile data and may take longer for the songs to start playing.
So, if you have an unlimited data plan or don’t care much about your cell phone bill, then follow the tutorials below to play high fidelity Apple Music all the time.
How to Enable High Quality Apple Music on iPhone/Android
It only takes a few clicks then you can listen to music in the best quality.
Step 1: Open the Settings app, scroll down, and click Music.
Step 2: Tap at Cellular Data and allow Apple Music to use both WLAN & Cellular Data.
Step 3. Toggle on the High-Quality Streaming option, then you can always stream music at the highest quality.
Step 1: Open the Apple Music app and select Menu > Settings.
Step 2: Go to Playback and tap both Use Cellular Data and High Quality on Cellular to on (green). After that, you can change stream quality from default to high-quality.
How to Adjust Sound Quality through Apple Music EQ Settings
Another method to make Apple Music sound better is to customize EQ settings in your iPhone or iPad’s Music app. Unfortunately, you will find no equalizer in the setting of the Apple Music app for Android, which has been replaced by the Android system one.
For iOS users, the Apple Music app has a built-in equalizer that provides you with different EQ presets including Acoustic, Classical, Dance, Deep, Hip-Hop, Jazz, Latin, Bass Booster, Piano, Pop, R&B, Rock, and many more. You can make your Apple Music sound different by choose the presets you like.
Adjust Apple Music Equalizer on iPhone
Step 1. Open the Settings app and tap at Music.
Step 2. Scroll down and tap EQ.
Step 3. Select your favorite sound effect from the list of EQ options, then you can play Apple Music at your personalized sound quality.
Tips: Some of you may be not satisfied with the sound effects offered by Apple Music’s default equalizer, if that so, you can always look for other powerful Apple Music equalizers that can provide more fine-tuned presets and customizable features.
Related Tips: Is Sound Quality Better on Apple Music or Spotify?
Apple Music’s max audio quality is set to 256 Kbps while Spotify is 320 Kbps. Although Spotify has a higher bitrate than Apple Music, it’s still difficult to tell which of them sounds better because they are using a different audio format.
AAC (iTunes Plus)
Ogg Vorbis format
256 kbit/s (high quality bitrates)
24 Kbps (low quality)
96 Kbps (normal quality)
160 Kbps (high quality)
320 Kbps (extreme quality, Premiums only)
That’s it. If you have other ways that can boost the sound quality of Apple Music, feel free to let us know in the comments! Hope this article will be useful to you. Enjoy!
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Apple CarPlay isn’t so much an app as it is an interface you use to access certain features of your iPhone through your car’s infotainment system. It’s easy to customize CarPlay with apps and rearrange the apps on the CarPlay screen using an iPhone with iOS 14 or iOS 13.
What Comes With CarPlay?
CarPlay is controllable by the Siri voice assistant. Siri makes phone calls, reads your text messages, sends your dictated replies, and adds events to your calendar. CarPlay is also designed to work with each car’s available knobs, buttons, and touchscreen, and it includes an app for your car that takes you back to the home screen with a tap.
The CarPlay dashboard comes equipped with the iPhone, Music, Maps, Messages, and Calendar apps, and it supports additional apps you can opt to use with CarPlay.
One of the best parts of CarPlay is the opportunity to customize it.
Apps Compatible With CarPlay
Apple makes it easy to install apps: Select them on your iPhone, and they appear on your CarPlay screen. If you use more than eight apps, you can swipe to the next screen just as you do on your iPhone. Among the apps available for CarPlay are:
- Music Apps: You aren’t limited to Apple Music. CarPlay supports alternatives such as Spotify, YouTube Music, Tidal, and the Amazon Music app. You can listen to your music no matter where it is located. You can also stream music from Radio Disney.
- Radio Apps: Sirius XM Radio, CBS Radio News, iHeartRadio, and Pandora allow you to listen to actual radio stations or create your own custom radio stations. Have a favorite local station? Check to see if it has an app. Many radio stations are moving into the App Store.
- PodCast Apps: If you are addicted to podcasts, you aren’t limited to the Apple Podcasts app. Some of the podcast player apps available are Overcast, Downcast, Pocket Casts, and Stitcher.
- News Apps: There are a few great apps for getting your news fix on your daily commute. NPR One is designed with the commuter in mind. The Stitcher podcast player does double duty as it stitches together news from several publishers, and the MLB app is a must-have for baseball fans.
- Audiobooks: In addition to audiobooks available through iBooks, you can also install the Audible or Audiobooks app.
- Messaging apps: Whether you prefer the Apple Messages app or WhatsApp Messenger, CarPlay has you covered.
- Navigation: In addition to Apple Maps, you can use Waze, Google Maps, or Sygic.
How to Customize the CarPlay Screen
You customize the CarPlay screen on the iPhone. It’s easy to add and remove apps, and you can do it any time on your iPhone—even when you don’t have CarPlay active. Here’s how:
Select your car for settings specific to it.
Use the plus sign (+) or minus sign (–) to add or remove apps.
Tap and drag apps to change the order they appear on the CarPlay screen.
The next time your iPhone connects with CarPlay in your car, the changes transfer.
Hidden CarPlay Tricks and Secrets
Using CarPlay is straightforward. Turning it on is as easy as connecting your iPhone with your car, and the interface is similar to your smartphone. Here are a few hidden secrets buried in CarPlay you may not have run across.
Create a Radio Station
Create a radio station when you want to hear more music similar to the song you are listening to. Tap the button with the three dots in the Now Playing screen, and you can create a radio station from the current song.
Find Your Car
Find Your Car works with CarPlay. A setting for Maps allows your iPhone to remember where you parked your car. It works through GPS, so if you are in a parking garage, it might not register, but it can be a fantastic time (and feet) saver in a big parking lot. Turn it on by going to the iPhone Settings app, choosing Maps from the menu, and tapping next to Show Parked Location.
Avoid a Ticket
This feature can be easy to miss, but when you have the turn-by-turn directions turned on, the speed limit of your current location displays on the screen. It doesn’t work with every street, but it encompasses most highways.
More than 600 vehicle models currently support or plan to introduce CarPlay. You can view an updated list of cars that support CarPlay on the Apple website.
Rearrange the order of CarPlay apps in your iPhone settings. Go to Settings > General > CarPlay, choose your car, and select Customize. Tap and hold the app you want to move, and then drag it to the desired position.
No. Apple CarPlay doesn’t support video streaming apps like Netflix.
Yes. Apple CarPlay integrates with the My Mitsubishi Connect app, allowing you to control your smart garage.
App Store Connect is a suite of web-based tools for managing apps sold on the App Store for iPhone, iPad, Mac, Apple Watch, Apple TV, and iMessage. As a member of the Apple Developer Program, you’ll use App Store Connect to submit and manage apps, invite users to test with TestFlight, add tax and banking information, access sales reports, and more.
Once you’ve completed your enrollment in the Apple Developer Program, you can sign in to App Store Connect with the Apple ID you used to enroll. If you already have an iTunes Connect account for distributing another media type besides apps (music, TV, movies, or books) or for using Apple Business Manager, the same Apple ID cannot be used to manage apps. When you enroll in the Apple Developer Program, you’ll need to use a different Apple ID.
Managing users and roles
The person who enrolled in the Apple Developer Program is the Account Holder, and has full access to App Store Connect. The Account Holder can provide access to additional users by adding them Users and Access in App Store Connect. User access can be limited to certain development tools and specific apps. If a user needs full access, you can assign them the Admin role.
Note: If you’re enrolled as an individual and add users in App Store Connect, users receive access only to your content in App Store Connect and are not considered part of your team in the Apple Developer Program. They won’t receive access to other membership tools and benefits.
Managing agreements, tax, and banking information
To sell apps on the App Store, the Account Holder needs to sign the Paid Applications Agreement in Agreements, Tax, and Banking. Then, you’ll enter your organization’s tax and banking information, as well as contact information for employees in your organization who can address legal, financial, or marketing issues that may arise. U.S. tax forms are required for all developers, and tax forms for Australia, Canada, Japan, or Brazil may be required.
Adding your app’s information and metadata
To get started in distributing your app on the App Store, add your app’s information, such as pricing details, descriptions, keywords, screenshots, and more, in App Store Connect. You can do this even before you’re done developing your app.
Uploading app previews and screenshots
You can upload app previews and screenshots of your app to demonstrate its features, functionality, and user interface through images and a short video, which will be displayed to customers on your App Store product page. You can provide up to ten screenshots and three optional app previews.
Uploading your app
Once your app details have been entered in App Store Connect, you can upload a build using Xcode or altool. All uploads display in the Activity section of My Apps in App Store Connect, and can be selected for distribution through TestFlight or on the App Store.
Adding in-app purchase information
You can use in-app purchases to sell a variety of content within your app, including subscriptions, services, and additional features. You can also promote your in-app purchases directly on the App Store, increasing discoverability for content previously only found inside your app. Users can browse in-app purchases directly on the App Store and start a purchase even before downloading your app.
Before releasing your app on the App Store, use TestFlight to distribute your beta apps and app updates to testers for valuable feedback. Enter testing information and invite testers in App Store Connect by adding their names and email addresses or by sharing a public invitation link.
Submitting your app
When you’re ready, choose the build you’d like to submit to App Review. Later, you can make improvements to your app with periodic app updates.
Managing your app
After you publish your app on the App Store, you can respond to customer reviews, distribute promo codes, bundle multiple apps in a single purchase, transfer your app to another organization, and more.
Monitoring your app’s usage and sales
You can gain insights into the performance of your app by viewing App Analytics data, Sales and Trends reports, and monthly financial reports in Payments and Financial Reports.
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Apple quietly introduced a significant privacy safeguard as part of the new iOS 11.4.1 update that was released on July 9th. USB Restricted Mode prevents USB accessories that plug into the Lightning port from making data connections with an iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch if your iOS device has been locked for over an hour. This seemingly small change goes a long way in blocking tools used by law enforcement to crack passcodes and circumvent Apple’s encryption and built-in measures designed to shield sensitive user data.
What is USB Restricted Mode?
Apple describes it as a new “security protection” that’s introduced as part of iOS 11.4.1. The company hasn’t said as much, but it’s believed that USB Restricted Mode is Apple’s effort to combat devices like GrayKey that are specially designed to help law enforcement crack an iOS device’s passcode and retrieve data that would normally be guarded by encryption. iOS has built-in security features that prevent constant passcode guesses — such as when it locks down your device after several incorrect attempts. But companies have seemingly found a way of avoiding those safeguards via USB and the Lightning port. Now, Apple is trying to eliminate this method of gaining entry to a recovered or confiscated device.
USB Restricted Mode works like this: after an hour of your iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch sitting without being unlocked, iOS will basically cut off the Lightning port and limit it to charging only. This hour timeout should theoretically stop devices like GrayKey (which plugs into an iPhone and cracks the passcode within a few hours) from working successfully.
“If you don’t first unlock your password-protected iOS device — or you haven’t unlocked and connected it to a USB accessory within the past hour — your iOS device won’t communicate with the accessory or computer, and in some cases, it might not charge,” reads Apple’s support page on the security feature.
USB Restricted Mode is active when the “USB Accessories” toggle is disabled / on the left.
USB Restricted Mode is enabled by default after the update
Once you’ve installed iOS 11.4.1, Apple automatically turns on USB Restricted Mode right away. So you’ll need to unlock your iPhone or iPad to connect a USB accessory and get it working. After that — for as long as it’s attached — the accessory will remain connected and operational even if your iOS device is locked again.
Accessories might not be able to charge your iPhone unless you unlock it first
Apple notes that when a USB accessory is blocked from connecting to your iPhone, charging might also be prevented as a result. iOS devices will charge normally when connected to a USB power adapter, but if you plug in a gadget that normally delivers power over USB, you might have to unlock your iPhone or iPad first before things work (and charge) like normal. This is going to vary from accessory to accessory.
It’s easy to turn off USB Restricted Mode
If you’re not concerned about someone potentially breaking their way into your iOS device, you can disable the new security measure immediately. Just go to Settings —> Face ID (or Touch ID) & Passcode —> USB Accessories. Toggle this option to on (green) and your accessories will function the exact same way they did before iOS 11.4.1.
Apple says this might be a good idea for people who use assistive devices with their iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch. “Many assistive devices will automatically turn on the setting to allow USB devices the first time they’re connected,” the company says. But if that doesn’t happen, disabling USB Restricted Mode just takes a quick visit to the Settings menu.
USB Restricted Mode isn’t foolproof
Soon after the feature’s release, it was reported by ElcomSoft that plugging in a USB accessory like Apple’s own iOS camera adapter before USB Restricted Mode is activated is enough to reset the 60-minute clock and prevent your iPhone from locking down its Lightning port. This is a workaround that Apple will likely patch sooner than later.
Much like your iPhone, there is potentially sensitive information that can appear or be accessed from your Apple Watch. But if you have a passcode that you no longer wish to use, then follow these steps to turn off the passcode on an Apple Watch.
- Open the Watch app on your iPhone.
- Select the My Watch tab.
- Scroll down and choose Passcode.
- Choose the Turn Passcode Off option.
- Touch the Turn Off Passcode Lock button at the bottom of the screen.
- Enter the passcode on the watch to confirm.
Our article continues below with additional information and pictures for these steps. We also provide steps for turning off the passcode directly from the watch.
Your Apple Watch can contain some fairly sensitive information, so one of the initial steps when you first set it up involved creating a passcode. This passcode needs to be entered each time you put the watch on your wrist, which is a helpful security measure in the event that your watch is ever stolen.
But you may find that you don’t like having a passcode on the Apple Watch, and that you want to remove it. Fortunately you can do this in two separate ways; either directly from the Apple Watch itself, or through the Watch app on your iPhone.
How to Remove the Passcode on the Apple Watch
The steps below were performed with an iPhone 7 running iOS 10 and an Apple Watch running Watch OS 3.0. Once you complete these steps, you will remove your cards used with Apple Pay from the Watch. You can remove the passcode either from the iPhone, or from the Watch itself. We will show how to remove the passcode on each of the devices in the steps below.
How to Remove the Apple Watch Passcode from the iPhone
Step 1: Open the Watch app.
Step 2: Select the My Watch tab at the bottom-left corner of the screen.
Step 3: Scroll down and select the Passcode option.
Step 4: Tap the Turn Passcode Off button at the top of the screen.
Step 5: Tap the Turn Off Passcode Lock button at the bottom of the screen.
Step 6: Enter the passcode on the Apple Watch.
As mentioned previously, you can also turn off the passcode directly from the watch, if you would prefer not to use the method through the iPhone’s Watch app.
How to Remove the Apple Watch Passcode Directly from the Watch
Step 1: Open the Settings app on the Watch.
Step 2: Scroll down and select the Passcode option.
Step 3: Tap the Turn Passcode Off button at the top of the screen.
Step 4: Tap the Turn Off button.
Step 5: Enter the current passcode to complete the process.
The passcode on the Apple Watch is a separate thing from the passcode on your iPhone. They can be different, and turning one off won’t affect the passcode on the other device.
While it can be more convenient to remove the passcode from the Apple Watch, it does remove security that could keep your data safe is the watch is stolen, or if an unwanted person checks it. You can always turn the passcode back on later if you decide you want to use it.
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MusicKit lets users play Apple Music and their local music library from your app or website. When users provide permission to access their Apple Music account, they can use your app or website to create playlists, add songs to their library, and play any of the millions of songs in the Apple Music catalog. If your app detects that the user is not yet an Apple Music member, you can offer a trial membership from within your app.
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Get details on how to easily build apps for iOS 15, iPadOS 15, and tvOS 15 that integrate Apple Music using the MusicKit and MediaPlayer frameworks.
Find content in the Apple Music catalog and control playback with MusicKit. Check if a user has an active Apple Music subscription before playing music or let them start a trial membership directly within your app.
Access the user’s music library with MediaPlayer. Find songs or add songs to the user’s music library with their permission.
MusicKit for Android lets you build native Apple Music features into your Android app. Libraries are available to let users sign in to their Apple Music account and play music directly from your app.
Authentication for Apple Music. The Authentication library provides a way to get access tokens to play music or make calls to the MusicKit Web APIs. This library prompts the user to sign in to Apple Music and, if Apple Music isn’t installed on the device, helps the user download it before returning to your app.
Media Playback for Apple Music. The Media Playback library can be used to play songs, albums, and playlists on Apple Music without leaving your app. Your app can also control music playback from the Lock screen or the background.
Apple Music API
Use the Apple Music API to retrieve information about albums, songs, artists, playlists, music videos, Apple Music stations, ratings, charts, recommendations, and the user’s most recently played content. With proper authorization from the user, you can also create or modify playlists and apply ratings to the user’s content. The API can be used with apps built with Swift, Android apps, and websites.
Get started. To communicate with the Apple Music service, visit Certificates, Identifiers & Profiles to create a media identifier and private key to sign your developer tokens.
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Have you ever wished you could connect to an SMB share from an iPhone or iPad? If you work with file servers, be it for work or pleasure, you’ll be excited to learn that connecting to SMB shares and servers is now possible directly from the Files app of iPhone or iPad.
This is just one of the many exciting features that Apple gave the Files app iOS 13 and iPadOS 13, and it’s one of those will be highly beneficial to those who work with network file servers whether they are Windows PCs, Mac, or Linux machines. Once connected, you can then open files and save them back to the shared location, too.
How to Connect to an SMB Share on iPhone or iPad
You’ll need a device running iOS 13 or iPadOS 13.1 (or later) for this to work, so make sure you’re all updated.
Open the Files app to get started. It’s pre-installed on all iPhone and iPads.
And that’s all there is to it. Once you’ve set the SMB share up once it will be available whenever you need it. Even when you’re opening and saving files and data via other apps, they too will have access to the Samba share through Files app.
You can use this to connect to any SMB network share, so if you’re already file sharing between Mac and Windows then those machines will be available to connect to as well.
Another cool trick with this is document scanning; as you may recall you can scan documents directly into the Files app on the iPhone or iPad – and that includes scanning files directly to that new SMB share too.
If you have a use for this you’re probably already salivating at the prospect of having Samba shares right in iOS and iPadOS. Being able to have easy access to network shares is incredibly useful, and so is having access to large files off-device, which can help save space on an iPhone or iPad. Whether it’s a set of files for work, a media server, the latest business proposal, or a PDF of your kid’s latest finger painting masterpiece, it’s just a few taps away.
There are of course plenty more tricks and features to enjoy in the newer versions of system software for iPhone and iPad, so check out some great iOS 13 tips for iPhone and some must-know tricks for iPadOS 13, too. If you’ve just recently updated, or bought a new iPhone or iPad, now would be a great time to follow along iOS 13 coverage to learn about everything the new software has to offer.
Will you be making use of the new SMB share functionality? Which files will you be able to access that were normally out of reach? If you’re going to use this to offload data from a low capacity iPhone or iPad, let us know in the comments below. We’re always keen to hear how people manage their growing data needs.
One of the newest features that has come to the Apple Watch is Walkie-Talkie – a feature that lets owners communicate from smartwatch to smartwatch.
It’s not a million miles away from how a regular walkie-talkie would work, though, as we say, this will only work between two Apple Watch devices. And though no headphones are required, you will need a Wi-Fi or cellular connection.
Want to learn what else there is to know about Walkie-Talkie, including steps on how to set up and use it? Below, we’ve detailed everything.
Set up Walkie-Talkie on the Apple Watch
What you need
1. Make sure your Apple Watch is running watchOS 5 or later.
2. An Apple Watch Series 1 or later, which means owners of the original Apple Watch are left out of this one.
3. If you’ve ticked both of the above boxes, you’ll find the Walkie-Talkie app is pre-installed on the Watch and ready to go. All you need to do is open it up and get cracking.
Add and remove contacts on Walkie-Talkie
To get adding friends and family to Walkie-Talkie, open up the app and do the following:
1. Tap the plus icon at the bottom of your list of contacts.
2. Scroll through the list of contacts. Note that it will give you Suggested names at the top – these are all the people who already have Walkie-Talkie set up.
3. Tap the contact you want to add. The box will stay grey and display the word “Invited” until they accept.
4. Once your friend has accepted your invitation, their box will turn yellow.
To remove a pending invitation, simply swipe left on their name box and tap the red cross. Same goes for any contacts you want to remove.
Invitations you receive will appear as notifications, which give you the option of accepting the invite for a one-off chat or to “Always allow”, which means they’ll be able to contact you any time your status is set to available.
How to talk to someone with Walkie-Talkie on the Apple Watch
You’ve added a friend and you’re both ready for some classic conversation. Here’s how to start chatting:
1. Open the Walkie-Talkie app and tap on the contact you want to chat with.
2. A Talk button should appear. Tap it and the Watch will try to make a connection. If it says Connecting, give it a second to establish the line.
3. As soon as contact is made, hold a finger on the button, speak into the Watch and the other person should hear you. Release it to let them respond – and back and forth you go. Just like old times, eh?
To adjust the volume at any time, just scroll the Digital Crown, as if you were doing it for music.
Adjusting your availability status
Look, there are going to be times that you don’t want people dropping impromptu messages to your wrist. In those instances, you can make yourself unavailable to all your contacts.
Just open the Walkie-Talkie app and swipe to the top. You’ll see a toggle appear, which you can tap to make yourself available/unavailable.
There’s another way to do this, which you might prefer. You can simply swipe up from the clock face to get into Control Center and tap the Walkie-Talkie icon there, instead.
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Do not use summer-only tires in winter conditions, as it would adversely affect vehicle safety, performance and durability. Use only GM-approved tire and wheel combinations. Unapproved combinations may change the vehicle’s performance characteristics. Lower-profile tires wear faster. Tire and wheel damage may occur on rough or damaged roads or from surfaces, curbs, debris or obstacles. This damage is not covered by the GM New Vehicle Limited Warranty. For more details, go to https://www.cadillac.com/support/vehicle/driving-safety/tires-wheels/tire-types or see your dealer.
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VeryFitPro app – How to Connect, Pairing Issues, Compatibility
VeryfitPro application, one of the popular support app for variety of wearables such as smartband and smartwatches. It is available in iOS and Android platform. The support app is used by a lot of brands such as Yamay, Willful, Lintelek and other wearable products. The latest version of the app as of this writing is version 3.2.4 and weighs around 77 MB.
Here are some of the main features of VeryFitPro application
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The wearable supports stats and graphs for automatic counter, it also has support for sports mode with calories, mileage and activity tracking. It also has comprehensive details on heart rate monitoring such as resting heart rate, average HR and max heart rate.
The VeryFitPro app also has support for map trajectory for smartwatches with support for built-in GPS and connected GPS as well. Another useful functions of the VeryFitPro app is the support for notifications, especially on the social app, having a lot of options.
One of the main features of the VeryFitPro app is the integration of Apple Health as well as Google Fit which is lacking in other support apps. Integrating the Apple Health and allowing the VeryFitPro to write the data of different functions such as heart rate, sleep analysis, steps and other sports data.
How to Connect to VeryFitPro app?
1. Download the VeryFitPro app (Available in iOS and Android)
2. Install the app and allow the necessary permissions (notification, access your location(GPS), allow the app to run the background, allow to write data.
3. Add device (please take note to full charge your device first before adding the smartwatch to the support app)
With its popularity, users encounter a lot of issues with its connectivity to the smartwatch. Below are some problems with the VeryfitPro app with regards to smartwatch connection.
VeryFitPro app Keeps Disconnecting
One of the main problems that first time users encounter is the unstable Bluetooth connection. To make sure that you have a stable connection, follow the OS version requirement and the version of the app. We encountered these issues several times, sometimes charging the smartphone will do the trick which is disappointing.
Notifications not Showing
Delayed or sometimes not showing at all in the smartwatch. Real-time messages and notifications are what we aim for. But there are times that our devices don’t cooperate. I think this problem is more of a low version or low quality of Bluetooth chip. We have tested a lot of smartwatches and we notice that a lot of problems like this occurs on wearables with Bluetooth 4.0 version and below. Wearable with Bluetooth 5.0 has a much faster connection, real-time notifications.
The Device doesn’t show in the VeryFitPro application
If you are trying to install the app for the first time and connecting your new smartwatch to it. And sadly your device is not showing in the device list, there might be some issues with the compatibility of the support app. This happens when a new update comes to the smartwatch and the firmware of the new smartwatch did not receive any OTA (over the air) update.
The above issues are some of the problems users usually experience with their smartwatch and support app. Below are some of the solutions.
Problem with Connection of Synchronization of VeryFitPro
- Restart your smartphone, you can also turn it off or reset the device to factory settings
- Add the smartwatch again in the support application
- Reinstall the support application
- Reconnect the smartwatches
- Remove other devices that are connected to the Bluetooth
- Update the firmware (Go to ‘Device”, Choose “Firmware Upgrade”)
Smartwatch doesn’t appear on the support application
- Download an upgraded version or a lower version of the application
- Remove other devices that are connected to the Bluetooth of your phone
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Do you love to sleep in a cold room but hate getting out of your warm bed in the morning? Do you want to know what’s going on out there on the front stoop but don’t feel like getting out of your warm bed?
Well, you’re in luck, assuming you have Nest and an Amazon Echo device as part of your life.
You can connect Nest with Alexa’s voice control to use the Nest Thermostat and Nest Camera skills. You then can ask Alexa to change the temperature of your house and to show you video from your Nest camera.
After connecting Nest with Alexa, you can control your smart home with minimal effort.
Here’s how to connect Nest with Alexa.
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How to connect Nest devices with Alexa
1. Open the Alexa app on your iPhone or Android.
2. Tap the three lines in the top left corner.
3. On the menu that pops up, tap “Skills & Games.”
4. On the menu that pops out, tap “Skills & Games.”
5. Tap the magnifying glass icon at the top, and type “Nest” into the search bar. (You can be more specific to save time, using, for example, “Nest Thermostat” instead.)
6. Once you have located the correct “skill” for the device in question, tap “ENABLE TO USE” and enter your login info as prompted, then tap to allow the connection.
7. Now tap “Discover Devices” and your Alexa and Nest device will be connected and ready for voice control.
By Sherri L. Smith published 23 April 21
Learn how to use and customize the AirPods, AirPods Pro and AirPods Max with this collection of tips, tricks and tutorials
Disable Automatic Ear Detection
Any pair of AirPods can detect when you’ve removed the earbuds from your ear; this is Automatic Ear Detection, and when both earbuds are sensed to be out of your ears, playback will switch to the source device’s speakers instead.
Luckily there is a way to disable this feature so that music will still play through your AirPods even if you want to take them out for a moment.
1. Launch the Settings menu on your iOS device and hit Bluetooth.
2. Select the AirPods.
3. Toggle Automatic Ear Detection to off.
Now, you should have the ability to listen to music with only one AirPod in, which is great if you want to stay aware of your surroundings. Or you can share the other bud with a friend. It’s also a great way to charge one AirPod while still listening to music.
Current page: How to Stop Your AirPods From Pausing When You Remove Them
Soundiiz imports your playlists and favourites easily from Spotify to Apple Music
How to move all your music data from Spotify to Apple Music at once?
Here are some steps to help you transfer your playlists and favorites from Spotify to Apple Music in one go
- Open the Web App Open
- Click on Platform to Platform ( ) in left panel of the interface
- Select Spotify as the source service (and connect this platform)
- Choose the categories of elements you want to transfer by checking the corresponding box in left
- Select Apple Music as the destination service (and connect this platform)
- The transfer process runs in the background. You can see the batch progression in real-time in your Batches list See your batches
How to transfer playlists from Spotify to Apple Music?
This quick tutorial will guide you to move one or multiple playlists from Spotify to Apple Music
- Open the Web App Open
- In your Library, select the Playlists category Playlists Tab
- Connect Spotify (click on it in left panel)
- Select Spotify playlists that you want to move (by checking the corresponding box in left of each playlist)
- Click on Convert tools ( ) in top toolbar
- Select Apple Music as the destination (and connect this platform)
- The process starts. Once finished, if tracks have been found, your playlists will be available on Apple Music
How to transfer albums from Spotify to Apple Music?
Do you have favorites albums on Spotify and want to move them to Apple Music? The steps below can help you:
- Open the Web App Open
- In your Library, select the Albums category Albums Tab
- Connect Spotify (click on it in left panel)
- Select the Spotify albums you want to move (by checking the corresponding box in left of each album)
- Click on Convert tool ( ) in top tool bar
- Select Apple Music as the destination (and connect this platform)
- The process starts. Once finished, if albums have been found, your albums will be available on Apple Music
How to transfer artists from Spotify to Apple Music?
How to transfer your favorites tracks from Spotify to Apple Music?
Do you have favorites tracks on Spotify and want to move them to Apple Music? The steps below can help you:
Apple CarPlay is the safer, smarter way to enjoy your iPhone® while driving. Access Apple Music, explore Apple Maps, make calls and send and receive messages – all hands-free and all on-the-go. Just plug in your iPhone and drive. []
Stay in touch with hands-free commands
The road is calling
Safely use your phone to communicate with friends and family while on the road, all with NissanConnect. Make hands-free calls, return missed calls, and listen to voicemail with the help of Siri®.
Access your entire music library
Play your top tunes
Using Nissan’s built-in controls, you can let Apple CarPlay find your favorite songs with ease while sitting behind the wheel. Keep yourself entertained with access to your iTunes® library, Apple Music membership and other audio apps.
Relax. Your iPhone knows the way
Take the stress out of navigation.
Use your iPhone to help you get where you need to be. Apple CarPlay can predict your destination via calendars, contacts and more. Plus, with the Nearby feature, you can find gas, parking, restaurants and more with just a tap.
Text with your voice
Chat to friends with your hands on the wheel.
Technology has the ability to make driving much more enjoyable, without compromising safety. Keep your eyes on the road ahead, and use Siri to read, reply, and send text messages without ever having to look at your iPhone.
Apple CarPlay Tips & Support
Discover 6 quick tips for your Nissan and Apple CarPlay integration, made possible by NissanConnect. Learn about Apple CarPlay and its features, including Siri, hands-free navigation, Apple Maps, Waze, Google Maps, texting, and calls. []
Apple CarPlay is available on all Nissan models equipped with NissanConnect® Services as a standard Entertainment feature. Find your current Nissan, or explore our other models.
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Make the most of our NissanConnect features and optimize your driving experience by checking out the FAQs on our NissanConnect Support page. Here are some of the most common customer questions.
- What is NissanConnect®?
Get connected to the road, your car, your community and to the world. Nissan vehicles feature intuitive technology that gives you greater control over your driving experience, starting with NissanConnect®. A suite of advanced features including (if equipped) NissanConnect Services, Door to Door Navigation, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and more.
What is Nissan Intelligent Mobility?
Nissan Intelligent Mobility guides everything we do. We’re using new technologies to transform cars from mere driving machines into assistants. Together the journey is more confident, connected, and exciting. Whether it’s cars that assist in the driving task, or smartphone integration through Apple CarPlay® or Android Auto™, controlling your vehicle with just your voice through Amazon Alexa, or the safety, security, and convenience features of NissanConnect® Services, the future has arrived and it’s already available in the Nissan you drive today.
Can I try NissanConnect® before purchasing a vehicle?
Yes, visit any dealership to see how easy-to-use NissanConnect® really is.
What is Apple CarPlay®?
Apple CarPlay is a smarter, more intuitive way to use your iPhone® in the car. CarPlay takes the things you want to do with your iPhone while driving and puts them right on your car’s built-in display. You can get directions, make calls, send and receive messages, and listen to music. Just plug in your iPhone and go.
Which Nissan vehicles support Apple CarPlay®?
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A slew of software updates next week will bring more functionality to Apple’s HomeKit smart home platform. Screenshot by Chaim Gartenberg / The Verge
With new iPhones come new features. And starting next week, Apple HomeKit users will get plenty courtesy of iOS 15, HomePod 15, tvOS 15, and watchOS 8 software updates. Apple has confirmed that these will all be available on the same day, September 20th.
So, if you’ve been excited about unlimited HomeKit Secure Video cameras, the HomePod Mini as a speaker for your Apple TV 4K, or the chance to see your doorbell on your Apple Watch, you’re in luck.
Here’s a look at all the new HomeKit and HomeKit-related features that will be dropping on Monday.
A new software update will let you pair a single or pair of HomePod Minis to your Apple TV 4K. Photo by Dan Seifert / The Verge
Control your Apple TV with Siri on HomePod Mini
Finally, you’ll be able to use Siri on your HomePod Mini to turn your Apple TV on and off, start a specific show or movie, or have it pause or resume playback for you. This has been a feature of Amazon’s Alexa and Google’s Assistant’s smart speakers for a while now (when paired with a Fire TV device or Chromecast), and we’re pleased to see Apple bringing Siri’s mini speaker up to par.
Set your HomePod Mini as your Apple TV speaker
A single or pair of HomePod Minis can now be your Apple TV 4K’s default speaker. This feature was previously only available to the original (now discontinued) HomePod, but now it’s available for Apple’s more diminutive (and not discontinued) smart speaker. Additionally, the HomePod Mini can be the output for other audio devices using ARC / eARC, if your television has those inputs.
Apple TV 4K can now show you multiple HomeKit camera feeds on the biggest screen in your house. Photo by Chris Welch / The Verge
Have your HomeKit cameras spot packages
Security cameras connected to Apple’s HomeKit Secure Video (Apple’s option for storing footage from your smart home cameras) through an Apple TV 4K or HomePod Mini can now tell you when they see a package. This is in addition to people, animal, and vehicle detection and will increase the usefulness of the two HKSV compatible residential doorbells currently on the market — the Logitech View and the Netatmo Smart Video Doorbell.
See multiple HomeKit cameras on your Apple TV
The Apple TV can now stream multiple feeds from your HomeKit cameras instead of only one, so you can survey your domain from the big screen. It will also offer up control of nearby accessories such as a porch light, so you can turn on the lights using the remote, no need to get your phone out.
Add unlimited HomeKit Secure Video cameras
Speaking of multiple cameras, with the iOS15 update on your iPhone and iPad you can now add an unlimited number of cameras to HomeKit Secure Video if you sign up for the new iCloud Plus 2TB plan ($9.99 a month). Previously, 5 was the maximum number allowed, which is a bit limiting if you want to cover a whole home inside and out with cameras.
The Ecobee SmartThermostat is the first confirmed Siri-enabled accessory. Photo by Dan Seifert / The Verge
Talk to Siri in more places
The voice assistant is coming to other speaker-enabled HomeKit accessories. The Ecobee SmartThermostat is the only confirmed accessory so far — and the function won’t go live for a few more weeks, according to Ecobee. But it’s likely more devices will follow soon, enabling you to ask Siri to control smart home devices, set timers and alarms, and use the intercom feature in more rooms in your home. You will still need to have a HomePod Mini on the same network for the device to relay the requests.
Tell Siri to do something later
Siri is getting smarter about home control, adding the ability for you to ask the voice assistant to do something later or based on an event. That means you’ll be able to use commands such as “Hey Siri, turn off the lights when I leave home,” or “Hey Siri, turn off the TV at 6 p.m.”
A new software update for Apple Watch lets you view your HomeKit doorbell camera feed on your watch screen. Image: Apple
Control your home on your wrist
With WatchOS 8, the Apple Home app gets a much-needed redesign. Now when you access individual accessories as well as HomeKit Scenes, the watch will use context to determine which ones to offer up for control. You can also now view HomeKit-enabled camera feeds from a doorbell camera directly on your wrist and use Intercom to quickly broadcast a message to the whole home, individual rooms, or personal devices.
To update your HomePod and HomePod Mini’s software, go to the Home Settings in the Apple Home app (you can turn on automatic updates here). For Apple TV 4K, look in the settings menu on your device and for the Apple Watch, use the Watch app on your iPhone or the settings app on the watch itself.
Update, 8:26AM ET, September 18th, 2021: Clarified that the article is referring to Siri on a HomePod Mini, not the discontinued HomePod, to control the Apple TV. Added the information that the HomePod Mini can also be the audio output for other devices through ARC / eArc. Clarified that the new feature for accessing accessories and Scenes on the Apple Watch is that the Home app offers up relevant accessories and Scenes using context.
Correction, 8:26AM ET September 18th 2021: A previous version of this article stated the update will let you view camera feeds on your watch and that you can unlock a door using HomeKit on AppleTV. You can already view video feeds on the Apple Watch, the update adds the ability to view feeds from a doorbell camera. You can only control secure accessories such as door locks through a personal device not through the Apple TV interface. We regret the errors.
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AirPlay is one such application that has revolutionized the world with its unique features. It was widely appreciated when it was first launched by Apple Inc. The application allows streaming audio, video, photos, and screen mirroring. It was first developed exclusively for Apple users. We all know how often Apple tends to keep its best applications for its own users. That makes many wonder if AirPlay can be used for Windows as well. The answer is ‘Yes’, we can use AirPlay on Windows. In this article, we will provide you with easy instructions to use Windows AirPlay without any hassle.
Part 1: AirPlay for Windows
There are two main features of AirPlay – streaming and mirroring. Streaming allows you to play audio and video wirelessly while mirroring lets you display your device’s screen on another device. Using a basic version of AirPlay one can make streaming audio extremely simple on Windows. All you have to do is download the Windows version of iTunes on your PC and connect it to the same network. That is, you can stream audio to the AirPlay-compatible devices without any setback. But to stream any media using AirPlay for Windows, you need to download a few useful tools. Just go through this article to know which kind of software is the best one for AirPlay Windows.
For streaming any media on Windows, using the screen mirror option, or making your Windows as an AirPlay receiver, you need to download an added plug-in or tool. There are different software that can be used, depending on what you want to do. Below are a few of the best software for using Windows AirPlay.
Part 2: Windows Softwares to Stream Media to AirPlay
1. AirFoil for Windows
Stream any media from your Windows system all-around your network using this helpful tool. You can stream media to devices like Apple TV and AirPort Express as well. You can even stream media to iOS devices and other computers using this software. All your needs related to streaming any media would be met without any problem.
You can even play music on multiple outputs, and in-sync and listen to music freely all over your place. Everything will be in perfect sync, even between different speakers. Moreover, you can join the AirFoil satellite, which is a free companion for AirFoil. Receive audio and remotely control AirFoil on your Windows computer. The free trial version is available, however, you can buy the full version for $29.
2. Tuneblade for Windows
Tuneblade is a simple tray utility that allows you to stream system-wide media to AirPort Express, Apple TV, AirPlay-enabled speakers, HiFi receivers, and also to AirPlay audio receiving applications. With this software, you can easily use AirPlay Windows and stream media simultaneously to multiple devices and can enjoy multi-room audio in perfect sync. The audio quality is completely uncompressed and only the purest of the music will flow from your speakers. The synchronized audio-video quality is one of the features which make it such a special tool. Moreover, you can remotely control your media through your Windows computer.
There is a free version of this software available, however, if you want to enjoy all the features you can upgrade to the full version for just $9.99. You can download it from here.
These are some of the handpicked software that is considered best for Windows AirPlay. With these tools, you can easily stream any media using AirPlay on your Windows and enjoy your music without any discomfort.
Part 3: Windows Softwares to AirPlay Mirror to Apple TV
After getting to know about streaming music, let’s figure out a few things about achieving the mirroring of your Windows screen on Apple TV. For enabling screen mirroring on your Windows, consider the software mentioned below.
1. AirParrot for Windows
AirParrot adds high-quality screen mirroring to your favorite Windows devices. Mirror your Windows screen easily to Apple TV using this comprehensive tool. It is a new and improved tool that is sure to provide a high-quality screen mirroring experience. Use AirPlay for Windows and beam media to the big screen. The best quality that separates AirParrot from other software is that you can mirror one program on your Apple TV while showing something else on your PC. This feature makes it unique and completely different from other software. You can also control AirParrot from your iPhone or iPad and remotely control the screens on Apple TV and computer.
You can download AirParrot to use AirPlay Windows from here.
2. AirMyPC for Windows
If you own a Windows computer and an Apple TV, make sure you use the duo to full potential. Mirror your Windows screen via AirPlay to Apple TV using AirMyPC. This software is pretty powerful and brings almost every feature that is provided by big players like AirParrot.
Adding to the mirroring features, AirMyPC also has options like “send only audio” or “send only video” to your Apple TV. This software can also amaze you by giving you an option to mirror a specific application – that is you can mirror one window to your Apple TV while you can use other windows in the background. Moreover, you can connect this amazing little thing to multiple Apple TVs. The innovative feature which makes it even more special is called “Education Interactive Tools Suite”, which lets you draw, write, type, and annotate directly on any open window and of course, it is all mirrored on your Apple device.
This amazing application is available for 7 days of free trial and then you only need to pay $14.99 to enjoy the full version of it.
All the software mentioned above are handpicked and are the best options you have to enjoy AirPlay for Windows to its full potential. With this software, Windows users can have access to all the features that AirPlay provides. Enjoy the Windows experience on Apple TV with AirPlay mirroring and stream any media using AirPlay with the software mentioned above. The amazing developments of AirPlay and the enhancement of these amazing tools can certainly help you a lot to meet your needs. Bring a change in your life and make the most out of your media and music files. Stream it or mirror it without any hassle right away.
You might also want to mirror your Android to the computer. Wondershare MirrorGo is the best choice for you.
Mirror your android device to your computer!
- Play mobile games on the big screen of the PC with MirrorGo.
- Store screenshots taken from the phone to the PC.
- View multiple notifications simultaneously without picking up your phone.
- Use android apps on your PC for a full-screen experience.