Tutorial

Learn how to master your Apple devices with our comprehensive tutorials. From iPhone and iPad to Mac, Apple Watch, AirPods, and more, our expert guides will help you unlock the full potential of your Apple products. Discover new features, tips, and tricks each day to enhance your user experience.

Why and how to put your iPhone or iPad in Recovery Mode

An iPhone in recovery mode showing a white cable pointing towards a MacBook

In this article, we will explain why and how to put an iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch in recovery mode, including step-by-step instructions for all models, including the latest iPhone 14 Pro, as well as the most recent iPad Pro (6th generation). Whether you are experiencing problems with your device or simply want to start fresh, recovery mode can be a helpful solution.

Why and how to clear cache on your iPhone and iPad

Clear cache on iPhone

This guide will tell you everything you need to know about clearing cache on iPhone and iPad. First, we’ll go over some of the basics, such as why you may want to do that, and finally, we will take you through the steps of deleting cache of several popular apps.

How to change and customize app icons on Mac

Change app icon on Mac

In this tutorial, we will walk you through the steps on how to change the default icons for your Mac apps to something more personalized and unique. Whether you're looking to give your desktop a fresh new look or simply want to make it easier to find specific apps, this guide will show you how to do it quickly and easily.

How to automatically hide (and show) the menu bar on Mac

Two MacBook screenshots with one showing the top Menu bar visible on the screen while the other shows it hidden

One of the more under-the-radar features of macOS is the ability to automatically hide the top menu bar. Just like the Dock, which has long had the ability to auto-hide, the menu bar can be hidden until needed.

Auto-hiding the menu bar brings the obvious benefit of having more screen real estate and less distraction. With both the Dock and menu bar set to auto-hide, you can experience a shockingly clean interface as you go about your work.

In this short tutorial, we'll help you set your Mac to automatically hide the top menu bar.

How to connect and use a flash drive, hard disk, SSD, or SD card with your iPad

Connect and use flash drive with your iPad

You can easily connect a flash drive, SD card, thumb drive, camera, USB drive, USB stick, memory stick, photo stick, and other kind of external storage with your iPad. Once done, you can move files between the external drive and your local iPad storage (or iCloud Drive).

In this tutorial, we'll share everything you need and show you how to use flash drives on iPad.

This guide applies to all iPads, including the iPad mini and the powerful iPad Pro, and it works with all recent versions of iPadOS.

How to use your iPad as a secondary display or mirror display for Mac

Sidecar on Mac and iPad

Thanks to Apple's Sidecar Continuity feature, you can use your iPad as a secondary display for your Mac desktop or MacBook. Besides that, you can also share or mirror your Mac's screen to iPad.

In this tutorial, we'll show you how to extend or mirror your Mac's display to your iPad wirelessly or with a USB cable. And all this will happen without using any third-party app!

How to upload and download images in full resolution on Twitter

Load Twitter image in 4K on iPhone

Our colleague Jim and us at iDB often tweet iPhone, iPad, and Mac wallpapers on Twitter. To ensure those images are of the absolute best quality, it's important to enable a setting in Twitter that uploads them at full resolution.

Similarly, when you download images or our wallpapers from Twitter, you should know how to load them in 4K quality and save that instead of the compressed version.

In this tutorial, we'll show you how to upload and download full-resolution images to Twitter.