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Hands-On Mac explores and explains the Mac — and beyond! From clever Terminal commands to little-known iOS settings, Mikah Sargent shares all the best tips and tricks for your Mac, iPad, iPhone, and Apple Watch. You'll get all the details on Apple's apps and the best apps in the App Store, you'll learn about awesome accessories for your Apple devices, and you'll explore updates to Apple's operating systems — including iOS, macOS, iPadOS, and watchOS. Hands-On Mac is your one-stop shop for Apple know-how. You can join Club TWiT for $7 a month and get ad-free audio and video feeds for all our shows plus everything else the club offers...or get just this podcast ad-free for $2.99 a month.

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Assistive Access, a feature added in iOS 17, introduces a specialized version of iOS that simplifies the user experience. Built for those with cognitive disabilities, Assistive Access makes using an iPhone or iPad a much more focused experience. Mikah Sargent walks you through the process of enabling, configuring, and disabling Assistive Access on an iPhone running iOS 17. Assistive Access User Guide - https://support.apple.com/guide/assistive-access-iphone/welcome/17.0/ios Host: Mikah Sargent Want access to the video version and exclusive features? Become a member of Club TWiT today! https://twit.tv/clubtwit Club TWiT members can discuss this episode and leave feedback in the Club TWiT Discord.
If you've ever worried about handing over your phone to another person (a child, in particular), you might want to try Guided Access. The Accessibility feature allows you to lock down the functionality of your iPhone and limit its use to just one app. Mikah Sargent walks you through the process of setting up, using, and disabling Guided Access on your iPhone. Use Guided Access with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch - https://support.apple.com/en-us/111795 Host: Mikah Sargent Want access to the video version and exclusive features? Become a member of Club TWiT today! https://twit.tv/clubtwit Club TWiT members can discuss this episode and leave feedback in the Club TWiT Discord.
Apple on March 5 introduced transcripts to Apple Podcasts. Mikah Sargent shows you how to view and interact with transcripts while explaining how they're created and when they'll be available. This episode also covers Apple Podcasts settings, including how to manage epiosode downloads and local storage. Apple introduces transcripts for Apple Podcasts - https://www.apple.com/newsroom/2024/03/apple-introduces-transcripts-for-apple-podcasts/ Host: Mikah Sargent Want access to the video version and exclusive features? Become a member of Club TWiT today! https://twit.tv/clubtwit Club TWiT members can discuss this episode and leave feedback in the Club TWiT Discord.
With iMessage Contact Key Verification, you can add an extra layer of security to your iMessage conversations. The feature gives you the ability to confirm to whom you're speaking in an iMessage conversation. In this episode, Mikah Sargent walks you through the process of enabling and using iMessage Contact Key Verification. About iMessage Contact Key Verification - https://support.apple.com/en-us/118246 Host: Mikah Sargent Want access to the video version and exclusive features? Become a member of Club TWiT today! https://twit.tv/clubtwit Club TWiT members can discuss this episode and leave feedback in the Club TWiT Discord.
Some apps you install on your Mac will run programs in the background. Mikah Sargent explains the difference between Launch Agents and Launch Daemons and shows you how to manage these services on your macOS devices. Host: Mikah Sargent Want access to the video version and exclusive features? Become a member of Club TWiT today! https://twit.tv/clubtwit Club TWiT members can discuss this episode and leave feedback in the Club TWiT Discord.
When you navigate to the reset options on your iPhone or iPad, you're presented with a list of options for resetting different aspects of your device. Mikah Sargent explains what each reset option does and shows you how to perform the necessary reset for your scenario. Return iPhone settings to their defaults - Apple Support - https://support.apple.com/guide/iphone/return-iphone-settings-to-their-defaults-iphea1c2fe48/ios#:~:text=Go%20to%20Settings%20%3E%20General%20%3E%20Transfer,of%20your%20content%20is%20removed. If your iPhone or iPad won't connect to a Wi-Fi network - Apple Support - https://support.apple.com/en-us/111786#:~:text=Reset%20your%20network%20settings,%3E%20Reset%20%3E%20Reset%20Network%20Settings. Save keystrokes with text replacements on iPhone – Apple Support - https://support.apple.com/en-gb/guide/iphone/iph6d01d862/ios#:~:text=Go%20to%20Settings%20%3E%20General%20%3E%20Transfer,returns%20to%20its%20default%20state. Move apps and widgets on the Home Screen on iPhone – Apple Support (UK) - https://support.apple.com/en-gb/guide/iphone/iphd2fc8ce30/ios#:~:text=Go%20to%20Settings%20%3E%20General%20%3E%20Transfer,that%20came%20with%20your%20iPhone. About privacy and Location Services in iOS, iPadOS, and watchOS - Apple Support - https://support.apple.com/en-us/102515#:~:text=If%20you%20would%20like%20to,until%20you%20grant%20them%20permission. Host: Mikah Sargent Want access to the video version and exclusive features? Become a member of Club TWiT today! https://twit.tv/clubtwit Club TWiT members can discuss this episode and leave feedback in the Club TWiT Discord.
You can now use a VPN app on your Apple TV! Gone are the days of complex network configurations — now you need only install a VPN app, follow the directions, and turn it on. Mikah Sargent walks you through the process of installing, enabling, and uninstalling a VPN on your Apple TV. Apple TV User Guide - https://support.apple.com/guide/tv/welcome/tvos Host: Mikah Sargent Want access to the video version and exclusive features? Become a member of Club TWiT today! https://twit.tv/clubtwit Club TWiT members can discuss this episode and leave feedback in the Club TWiT Discord.
If you're the type to keep track of your device's short- and long-term battery health, Mikah's recommendation is one for you. coconutBattery is a macOS utility to read and track your iPhone, iPad, and Mac battery life and health over time. coconutBattery 3.9 - https://coconut-flavour.com/coconutbattery/ Host: Mikah Sargent Want access to the video version and exclusive features? Become a member of Club TWiT today! https://twit.tv/clubtwit Club TWiT members can discuss this episode and leave feedback in the Club TWiT Discord.
Wondering if the Apple Vision Pro can be used for more than just watching really big videos? Mikah Sargent shows you what it's like to create and rehearse a Keynote presentation entirely on the Apple Vision Pro. Use Bluetooth accessories with your Apple Vision Pro - Apple Support https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT213998 Type with the virtual keyboard on Apple Vision Pro - Apple Support https://support.apple.com/guide/apple-vision-pro/type-with-the-virtual-keyboard-tana14220eef/visionos Get started with Keynote on Apple Vision Pro - Apple Support https://support.apple.com/guide/apple-vision-pro/get-started-with-keynote-tan128d57adc/1.0/visionos/1.0 Host: Mikah Sargent Want access to the video version and exclusive features? Become a member of Club TWiT today! https://twit.tv/clubtwit Club TWiT members can discuss this episode and leave feedback in the Club TWiT Discord.
You can bring your Mac into the virtual space of Apple Vision Pro by way of Apple Vision Pro's Mac Virtual Display feature. Mikah Sargent shows you how to enable Mac Virtual Display and how to make use of its features. Use your Mac with Apple Vision Pro - https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT213971 Host: Mikah Sargent Club TWiT members can discuss episodes in the Club TWiT Discord.
With the introduction of iOS 17.3, Apple has added a new feature to help thwart thieves who use stolen passcodes to gain deep access to an iPhone. Mikah Sargent explains the ins and outs of Stolen Device Protection and demonstrates how to enable the feature. He Stole Hundreds of iPhones and Looted People's Life Savings. He Told Us How. About Stolen Device Protection for iPhone Host: Mikah Sargent Club TWiT members can discuss episodes in the Club TWiT Discord.
Concerned about the life of your iPhone's battery? In this episode, Mikah Sargent walks you through the iPhone settings regarding battery health and charging. The episode covers peak performance capability, charging optimization, clean energy charging, and more! About Optimized Battery Charging on your iPhone iPhone Battery and Performance Maximizing Battery Life and Lifespan Host: Mikah Sargent Club TWiT members can discuss episodes in the Club TWiT Discord.
You can control your HomeKit accessories from your Mac using the built-in Home app. In this episode of Hands-On Mac, Mikah Sargent gives you a detailed explanation of the Home app, providing a complete walkthrough of the app, creating scenes, creating automations, inviting users, and so much more! Control Home accessories on Mac Host: Mikah Sargent Club TWiT members can discuss episodes in the Club TWiT Discord.
If you've ever struggled to quickly and easily share files between your Mac, an Android device, a Windows PC, and an iPhone, you need LANDrop. LANDrop is a free and open-source utility that lets you use your local area network to quickly share files between devices. It works on macOS, Windows, Linux, Android, and iOS/iPadOS. In this episode of Hands-On Mac, Mikah Sargent shows you how to use the tool. Host: Mikah Sargent Want access to the video version and exclusive features? Become a member of Club TWiT today! https://twit.tv/clubtwit Club TWiT members can discuss this episode and leave feedback in the Club TWiT Discord.
Reminders on macOS Sonoma (and iOS, iPadOS, watchOS) is a powerful, built-in application for managing to-do lists, reminders, and grocery lists. Mikah Sargent walks you through the features and settings of this first-party app on your Mac. Reminders User Guide Host: Mikah Sargent Want access to the video version and exclusive features? Become a member of Club TWiT today! https://twit.tv/clubtwit Club TWiT members can discuss this episode and leave feedback in the Club TWiT Discord.
Apple has just launched a new tool for those looking to troubleshoot problems with their iPhones or Macs and take the repair process into their own hands. Apple Diagnostics for Self Service Repair provides a suite of testing tools you can use to determine what's going on with your iPhone or Mac. Mikah Sargent walks you through the process of putting an iPhone into diagnostics mode, running diagnostics, and understanding this new suite of tools from Apple. iPhone 12 and later: Apple Diagnostics for Self Service Repair Apple Silicon Mac: Apple Diagnostics for Self Service Repair Host: Mikah Sargent Club TWiT members can discuss episodes in the Club TWiT Discord.
Despite reports to the contrary, NameDrop — a contact-sharing feature introduced in iOS 17 — isn't a threat to your privacy. Mikah Sargent explains how to use NameDrop, debunks the reports that claim the feature can be used to skim your contact info, and shows you how to disable it if you choose. Use NameDrop on iPhone to share your contact info - https://apple.co/4a2dS4S Host: Mikah Sargent Club TWiT members can discuss episodes in the Club TWiT Discord.
If you've found yourself in the annoying or awkward situation of the sudden appearance of fireworks, hearts, thumbs, and lasers during a video conferencing call, you're not alone! In macOS Sonoma, Apple introduced a new set of reactions that will autoplay when you perform specific gestures on camera. Mikah Sargent walks you through the process of disabling reactions in macOS Sonoma to save you from an awkward, confetti-cannon moment with your boss. Use Reactions, Presenter Overlay, and other effects when videoconferencing on Mac - https://support.apple.com/en-us/105117#reactions Host: Mikah Sargent Club TWiT members can discuss episodes in the Club TWiT Discord.
You can use iCloud Keychain to create and manage Passkeys on macOS Sonoma. Mikah Sargent walks you through the process of creating a Passkey for login and using it to log in to your online accounts. Host: Mikah Sargent Discuss episodes in the TWiT Community. Club TWiT members can discuss episodes in the Club TWiT Discord.
With the launch of iOS 17 just around the corner, it's time to take a look at the exciting new features you can expect after you hit that update button. Mikah Sargent demonstrates several new features coming to iOS 17, including Contact Posters, Live Voicemail, audio message transcriptions, new features for Stickers, StandBy, interactive Widgets, improvements to autocorrect, and back-to-back requests to Siri. iOS 17 makes iPhone more personal and intuitive Host: Mikah Sargent Discuss episodes in the TWiT Community. Club TWiT members can discuss episodes in the Club TWiT Discord.
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