The Best Podcast Apps on iPhone Are Way Better Than Apple’s Default App

It’s time to upgrade from the Apple Podcasts app.

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Apple’s $29 iPhone Battery Replacement Plan Ends January 1

Around a year ago Apple admitted to slowing down the batteries in older iPhones, and it offered to replace the battery in all phones newer than an iPhone 6 for $29 — as long as you got that battery replacement by December 31st. That means time is running out.

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Let Friends Know You’re Being Followed With Apple’s Shortcuts Feature

Walking home or to a bar or restaurant alone can sometimes be scary, especially if you’re a woman. One Reddit user came up with an interesting way to use Apple’s Shortcuts feature: to let your friends know you think you’re being followed.

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How to Use Dual SIMs on an iPhone XR, XS, or XS Max

When Apple pushed iOS version 12.1.1 on Wednesday, AT&T users gained the ability to use the iPhone XR, XS, and XS Max’s in a dual-SIM configuration. Verizon users will be able to set up a similar situation on their devices use it starting tomorrow, December 7.

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Get the Weather Forecast For Your Calendar Events Using This App

Do you know what the weather is supposed to be like later this week for your kid’s soccer game? How about that picnic you have planned for Saturday? Should you start thinking about an indoor venue instead?

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Find and Get to the Nearest ER With This iOS Shortcut 

Often, there’s a moment early in a medical emergency when you know something is wrong, but aren’t sure you want to call 911. When I reacted to some antibiotics by breaking out in hives earlier this year, I stared at my phone for about 15 minutes before calling 911—I knew something was wrong, but I didn’t know what to…

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How to Use Your iPhone’s Flash for Text Notifications

If you find yourself constantly missing text messages, you can set things up so that your phone’s flash blinks whenever one comes in.

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How to Hide Your App Folder Names in iOS

If you’re the kind of person who uses a little creativity when organizing the apps on your iPhone or iPad—by icon color, for example—it might be time to take your device’s look to the next level. Sure, you can name your folders something descriptive and/or witty, like “yellow” instead of the category of the apps found…

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Keep Your Your Favorite iOS Shortcuts Up to Date With RoutineHub

For whatever reason, Apple launched iOS 12's Shortcuts app without offering users any kind of centralized hub for storing and sharing the useful shortcuts they create. So, this happens: You find a neat shortcut online, you pull up Safari on your iOS device and install it via some shared iCloud link, and it sits on…

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How to Downgrade Your iPhone Back to iOS 11

For most iPhone users, updating to iOS 12 should be smooth sailing: faster speeds and fun new features for all. And while we have yet to experience any issues with iOS 12 on our devices here at Lifehacker, we have seen a number of reports from others—especially those with older devices—who feel like they’re having…

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