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Tutorials, how-to content, and articles about the iOS operating system, that are designed for iPhone, and iPad users worldwide.

Xiaomi Buds 3 review: High audio quality earphones with ANC

Xiaomi is a growing presence in many tech areas, from smartphones to television sets and from vacuum cleaners to air purifiers. But they also make and sell smaller devices like earphones. Although the competition is very strong in this market, Xiaomi somehow manages to be a top...

What is FPS (frames per second)?

If you’re new to gaming or videography, you might have stumbled into strange terms like FPS, frame rate, and refresh rate. In this article, we define FPS, we compare FPS to the refresh rate and see why it’s important to have a high FPS. Ever wondered how many FPS the human eye...

How to protect your smartphone’s battery

If you recently bought an expensive Android flagship or the newest iPhone, you naturally want to take care of it as much as possible. You buy a screen protector, a case, and you try not to drop it. But what about protecting its battery so that it lasts longer? Charging the smartphone...

Xiaomi Watch S1 Active review: a potential winner

The new generation of Xiaomi smartwatches is here. The Xiaomi Watch S1 targets the users who are more interested in the design of their wearables, while the Xiaomi Watch S1 Active is aimed more towards sports and health enthusiasts. In this review, I take a closer...

How to tell if your smartphone's battery is dying

If you are reading this article, it’s probably because your smartphone is acting up or you’re worried that its battery is nearing the end of its life. And you have good reason to worry about the longevity of smartphone batteries. No matter how well you treat your mobile device,...

Best free games for your iPhone or iPad

What would life be without games? A boring experience if you ask us. 🙂 As many of our readers own and use iPhones and iPads, and some of us here at Digital Citizen also do, we thought it would be a good idea to share with you some of our favorite free games for iOS and...

30 or 60 fps? What's best for smartphone video recording?

Smartphone manufacturers have generally settled on having 30 or 60 fps available for video recordings, but some are pushing the boundaries, offering 120 or even 240 fps. Are they viable or just a marketing trick to make us buy more expensive and advanced, but not necessarily more...

Smartphone video recording in 1080p, 4K, 8K: How much is too much?

Smartphone manufacturers are doing everything they can to bring forward new and exciting features. Some are more successful than others, some are only there for marketing purposes. While an increasing number of flagship smartphones feature 8K video recording, is it really a useful...

Can I carry power banks while traveling by plane?

If you’re planning a vacation, a business meeting abroad, or just a short weekend trip, you’ll probably want to get some of your electronic devices with you. Things like a laptop, a camera, your smartphone, and maybe, just maybe, a power bank or two. But did you know that some...

How to show the battery percentage on the iPhone and iPad

Are you wondering how to display the battery percentage on your new iPhone 12 or iPhone 13? Or maybe you bought a used iPhone, and you can’t locate the battery percentage information? Then you’ve come to the right place. In this article, we describe how to turn on the battery...

What’s Gorilla Glass? What’s 2.5D glass? How do they compare?

If you’re using a smartphone, it’s almost certain that you’ve come across the term Gorilla Glass. Some of you might already know that it is a special kind of glass used on smartphones, tablets, and other similar devices. However, do you know what it does and why it’s...

13 reasons why the iPhone (still) sucks in 2022

Apple wants you to think that the iPhone is more than a smartphone. You should see it as a status symbol, a high-tech gadget, and a fashion statement, all rolled into one. But honestly, the iPhone is less than a smartphone. If you are planning on buying an iPhone 13 or switching over...

17 differences between iPhones and Android smartphones

Which are better: iPhones or Android smartphones? The debate never ends, and most people choose to be fans of either iOS or Android, no matter what. I’ve owned several iPhones and at least ten Android smartphones in the last decade, and I’m not even counting the ones I review...

3 ways to turn the iPhone 12 on and off (as well as other iPhones)

If you have a new iPhone 11, iPhone 12, or iPhone 13, turning it on and off can be a challenge. While it's pretty intuitive to turn on an iPhone, turning it off is tricky because of extra safeties introduced to make sure you don't accidentally shut down your device. If you want to...

How to take a screenshot on the iPhone 12 (as well as other iPhones)

Figuring out how to take a screenshot on the iPhone 11, iPhone 12, and iPhone 13 is not an easy task if you're switching from Android or even if you used an older iPhone before. On the latest Apple smartphones, you have no less than three different options. This tutorial illustrates...

How to find and change the MAC address on your iPhone (or iPad)

Do you own an iPhone or an iPad and wondering what’s your MAC address and how to change it? Would you like to spoof your MAC address or, the opposite, disable MAC address randomization on your Apple mobile device? If you answered yes to any of these questions, read on. Here’s how...

How to log out your devices from WhatsApp

WhatsApp is one of the most popular messaging apps at the moment. You can use it on your iPhone or Android smartphone and your PC with WhatsApp Web and WhatsApp Desktop. However, there are times when it comes in handy to know how to logout of WhatsApp, whether...