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  1. Below you can find the direct links to download Apple's HomePod firmware files.

    Latest:
    14.3 (HomePod): AudioAccessory5,1_14.3_18K563_Restore.ipsw

    Full List:
    14.2 (HomePod): AudioAccessory5,1_14.2_18K60_Restore.ipsw
    14.2.1 (HomePod): AudioAccessory5,1_14.2.1_18K75_Restore.ipsw
    14.3 (HomePod): AudioAccessory5,1_14.3_18K563_Restore.ipsw





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  2. These are instructions on how to make a bootable USB install key for macOS Big Sur.







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  3. These are instructions on how to clear history, cache, and cookies on your iPhone.

    In this tutorial we will clear data for the default Safari browser; however, if you use third party browsers you will need to take similar steps for those as well.






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  4. These are instructions on how to sign a document using your iPhone.

    In this example, we'll sign a document that's been received by email but these steps can be applied to documents or PDFs opened from the Files app and elsewhere.






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  5. These are instructions on how to reduce loud sounds on your iPhone when using headphones.

    You may want to do this if you have sensitive ears or want to prevent damage to your hearing.






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  6. These are instructions on how to open winmail.dat attachment files on a Mac. You may need to do this if you've received a trusted email attachment from a Windows user that can't be opened on your Mac.

    Tip: If you know the correct extension of the file you've received, you can skip these steps and just rename the file.

    Step One
    Install the completely free TNEF's Enough utility from the Mac App Store.





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  7. These are instructions on how to enable Spatial Audio on your iPhone. You'll need iOS 14 and AirPods Pro to follow these steps.

    When enabled, spatial audio uses dynamic head tracking to create an immersive surround sound experience. You'll hear surround sound channels in the right place, even as you turn your head or move your iPhone.






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  8. These are instructions on how to pin a conversation in Messages using your iPhone. You'll need iOS 14 or higher to follow these steps.







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  9. These are instructions on how to hide Home Screen Pages on your iPhone. To follow these steps you need to be running iOS 14 or higher.







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  10. These are instructions how to change the default Mail app on your iPhone using iOS 14 or newer.

    You may want to do this if you prefer using a mail application on your iPhone that isn't Apple Mail.






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  11. These are instructions on how to change the default browser on your iPhone using iOS 14 or newer. You may want to do this if you prefer using a web browser on your iPhone that isn't Safari.







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  12. Below you can find the direct links to the AppleTV Firmware Files for every released firmware version.

    Latest:
    6.2.1 (ATV 2): AppleTV2,1_6.2.1_11D258_Restore.ipsw
    7.3 (ATV 3): AppleTV3,1_8.4.2_12H847_Restore.ipsw
    7.3 (ATV 3 New): AppleTV3,2_8.4.2_12H847_Restore.ipsw
    14.3 (ATV 4): AppleTV5,3_14.3_18K561_Restore.ipsw






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  13. Below you can find the direct links to the iPad Firmware Files for every released firmware version.

    Please note that if you use Safari you must disable the auto unzip feature. It may be easier to just use Firefox!

    Latest:
    14.3 (iPad Air 2 Wi-Fi): iPad_64bit_TouchID_14.3_18C66_Restore.ipsw
    14.3 (iPad Air 2 Cellular): iPad_64bit_TouchID_14.3_18C66_Restore.ipsw
    14.3 (iPad Mini 4 Wi-Fi): iPad_64bit_TouchID_14.3_18C66_Restore.ipsw
    14.3 (iPad Mini 4 Cellular): iPad_64bit_TouchID_14.3_18C66_Restore.ipsw
    14.3 (iPad Pro Wi-Fi): iPadPro_12.9_14.3_18C66_Restore.ipsw
    14.3 (iPad Pro Cellular): iPadPro_12.9_14.3_18C66_Restore.ipsw
    14.3 (iPad Pro 9.7 Wi-Fi): iPadPro_9.7_14.3_18C66_Restore.ipsw
    14.3 (iPad Pro 9.7 Cellular): iPadPro_9.7_14.3_18C66_Restore.ipsw
    14.3 (iPad 5 Wi-Fi): iPad_64bit_TouchID_ASTC_14.3_18C66_Restore.ipsw
    14.3 (iPad 5 Cellular): iPad_64bit_TouchID_ASTC_14.3_18C66_Restore.ipsw
    14.3 (iPad Pro 12.9 Wi-Fi 2nd Gen): iPad_Pro_HFR_14.3_18C66_Restore.ipsw
    14.3 (iPad Pro 12.9 Cellular 2nd Gen): iPad_Pro_HFR_14.3_18C66_Restore.ipsw
    14.3 (iPad Pro 10.5 Wi-Fi): iPad_Pro_HFR_14.3_18C66_Restore.ipsw
    14.3 (iPad Pro 10.5 Cellular): iPad_Pro_HFR_14.3_18C66_Restore.ipsw
    14.3 (iPad 6 Wi-Fi): iPad_64bit_TouchID_ASTC_14.3_18C66_Restore.ipsw
    14.3 (iPad 6 Cellular): iPad_64bit_TouchID_ASTC_14.3_18C66_Restore.ipsw
    14.3 (iPad Pro 11 Wi-Fi): iPad_Pro_A12X_A12Z_14.3_18C66_Restore.ipsw
    14.3 (iPad Pro 11 Wi-Fi 1TB): iPad_Pro_A12X_A12Z_14.3_18C66_Restore.ipsw
    14.3 (iPad Pro 11 Cellular): iPad_Pro_A12X_A12Z_14.3_18C66_Restore.ipsw
    14.3 (iPad Pro 11 Cellular 1TB): iPad_Pro_A12X_A12Z_14.3_18C66_Restore.ipsw
    14.3 (iPad Pro 12.9 Wi-Fi 3rd Gen): iPad_Pro_A12X_A12Z_14.3_18C66_Restore.ipsw
    14.3 (iPad Pro 12.9 Wi-Fi 3rd Gen 1TB): iPad_Pro_A12X_A12Z_14.3_18C66_Restore.ipsw
    14.3 (iPad Pro 12.9 Cellular 3rd Gen): iPad_Pro_A12X_A12Z_14.3_18C66_Restore.ipsw
    14.3 (iPad Pro 12.9 Cellular 3rd Gen 1TB): iPad_Pro_A12X_A12Z_14.3_18C66_Restore.ipsw
    14.3 (iPad Mini 5 Wi-Fi): iPad_Spring_2019_14.3_18C66_Restore.ipsw
    14.3 (iPad Mini 5 Cellular): iPad_Spring_2019_14.3_18C66_Restore.ipsw
    14.3 (iPad Air 3 Wi-Fi): iPad_Spring_2019_14.3_18C66_Restore.ipsw
    14.3 (iPad Air 3 Cellular): iPad_Spring_2019_14.3_18C66_Restore.ipsw
    14.3 (iPad 7 Wi-Fi): iPad_Educational_14.3_18C66_Restore.ipsw
    14.3 (iPad 7 Cellular): iPad_Educational_14.3_18C66_Restore.ipsw
    14.3 (iPad Pro 11 Wi-Fi 2nd Gen): iPad_Pro_A12X_A12Z_14.3_18C66_Restore.ipsw
    14.3 (iPad Pro 11 Cellular 2nd Gen): iPad_Pro_A12X_A12Z_14.3_18C66_Restore.ipsw
    14.3 (iPad Pro 12.9 Wi-Fi 4th Gen): iPad_Pro_A12X_A12Z_14.3_18C66_Restore.ipsw
    14.3 (iPad Pro 12.9 Cellular 4th Gen): iPad_Pro_A12X_A12Z_14.3_18C66_Restore.ipsw
    14.3 (iPad 8 Wi-Fi): iPad_Educational_2020_14.3_18C66_Restore.ipsw
    14.3 (iPad 8 Cellular): iPad_Educational_2020_14.3_18C66_Restore.ipsw
    14.3 (iPad Air 4 Wi-Fi): iPad_Fall_2020_14.3_18C66_Restore.ipsw
    14.3 (iPad Air 4 Cellular): iPad_Fall_2020_14.3_18C66_Restore.ipsw
    12.5.1 (iPad Air Wi-Fi): iPad_64bit_12.5.1_16H22_Restore.ipsw
    12.5.1 (iPad Air Cellular): iPad_64bit_12.5.1_16H22_Restore.ipsw
    12.5.1 (iPad Mini 2 Wi-Fi): iPad_64bit_12.5.1_16H22_Restore.ipsw
    12.5.1 (iPad Mini 2 Cellular): iPad_64bit_12.5.1_16H22_Restore.ipsw
    12.5.1 (iPad Air China): iPad_64bit_12.5.1_16H22_Restore.ipsw
    12.5.1 (iPad Mini 2 China): iPad_64bit_12.5.1_16H22_Restore.ipsw
    12.5.1 (iPad Mini 3 Wi-Fi): iPad_64bit_TouchID_12.5.1_16H22_Restore.ipsw
    12.5.1 (iPad Mini 3 Cellular): iPad_64bit_TouchID_12.5.1_16H22_Restore.ipsw
    12.5.1 (iPad Mini 3 China): iPad_64bit_TouchID_12.5.1_16H22_Restore.ipsw





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  14. Below you can find the direct links to the iPod touch Firmware Files for every released firmware version. Please note that if you use Safari you must disable the auto unzip feature. It may be easier to just use Firefox!

    Latest:
    14.3 (7G): iPodtouch_7_14.3_18C66_Restore.ipsw
    12.5.1 (6G): iPodtouch_12.5.1_16H22_Restore.ipsw






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  15. Below you can find the direct links to the iPhone Firmware Files for every released firmware version. Please note that if you use Safari you must disable the auto unzip feature. It may be easier to just use Firefox!

    Latest:
    14.3 (6s): iPhone_4.7_14.3_18C66_Restore.ipsw
    14.3 (6s+): iPhone_5.5_14.3_18C66_Restore.ipsw
    14.3 (SE): iPhone_4.0_64bit_14.3_18C66_Restore.ipsw
    14.3 (7 GSM+CDMA): iPhone_4.7_P3_14.3_18C66_Restore.ipsw
    14.3 (7+ GSM+CDMA): iPhone_5.5_P3_14.3_18C66_Restore.ipsw
    14.3 (7 GSM): iPhone_4.7_P3_14.3_18C66_Restore.ipsw
    14.3 (7+ GSM): iPhone_5.5_P3_14.3_18C66_Restore.ipsw
    14.3 (8 GSM+CDMA): iPhone_4.7_P3_14.3_18C66_Restore.ipsw
    14.3 (8 Plus GSM+CDMA): iPhone_5.5_P3_14.3_18C66_Restore.ipsw
    14.3 (8 GSM): iPhone_4.7_P3_14.3_18C66_Restore.ipsw
    14.3 (8 Plus GSM): iPhone_5.5_P3_14.3_18C66_Restore.ipsw
    14.3 (X GSM+CDMA): iPhone10,3,iPhone10,6_14.3_18C66_Restore.ipsw
    14.3 (X GSM): iPhone10,3,iPhone10,6_14.3_18C66_Restore.ipsw
    14.3 (XS): iPhone11,2,iPhone11,4,iPhone11,6,iPhone12,3,iPhone12,5_14.3_18C66_Restore.ipsw
    14.3 (XS Max (China)): iPhone11,2,iPhone11,4,iPhone11,6,iPhone12,3,iPhone12,5_14.3_18C66_Restore.ipsw
    14.3 (XS Max (Global)): iPhone11,2,iPhone11,4,iPhone11,6,iPhone12,3,iPhone12,5_14.3_18C66_Restore.ipsw
    14.3 (XR): iPhone11,8,iPhone12,1_14.3_18C66_Restore.ipsw
    14.3 (11): iPhone11,8,iPhone12,1_14.3_18C66_Restore.ipsw
    14.3 (11 Pro): iPhone11,2,iPhone11,4,iPhone11,6,iPhone12,3,iPhone12,5_14.3_18C66_Restore.ipsw
    14.3 (11 Pro Max): iPhone11,2,iPhone11,4,iPhone11,6,iPhone12,3,iPhone12,5_14.3_18C66_Restore.ipsw
    14.3 (SE 2): iPhone12,8_14.3_18C66_Restore.ipsw
    14.3 (12 mini): iPhone13,1_14.3_18C66_Restore.ipsw
    14.3 (12): iPhone13,2,iPhone13,3_14.3_18C66_Restore.ipsw
    14.3 (12 Pro): iPhone13,2,iPhone13,3_14.3_18C66_Restore.ipsw
    14.3 (12 Pro Max): iPhone13,4_14.3_18C66_Restore.ipsw
    12.5.1 (5s GSM): iPhone_4.0_64bit_12.5.1_16H22_Restore.ipsw
    12.5.1 (5s GSM+CDMA): iPhone_4.0_64bit_12.5.1_16H22_Restore.ipsw
    12.5.1 (6+): iPhone_5.5_12.5.1_16H22_Restore.ipsw
    12.5.1 (6): iPhone_4.7_12.5.1_16H22_Restore.ipsw






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  16. Here is a list of the Apple Watch models that are compatible with watchOS 7.

    You can learn more about what's new in watchOS 7 here. You can find instructions on how to update the software on your Apple Watch here.






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  17. Here is a list of the iPad models that are compatible with iPadOS 14.

    You can learn more about what's new in iPadOS 14 here. Direct links to download iPadOS firmware for your device can be found here.






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  18. Here is a list of the iPhone models that are compatible with iOS 14.

    You can learn more about what's new in iOS 14 here. Direct links to download iOS firmware for your device can be found here.






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  19. These are instructions on how to immediately turn off your Mac's display without putting the entire computer to sleep.

    This is handy if you need to turn off the screen and don't have time for screen saver or energy saver preferences to kick in.

    There are several methods to choose from...





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  20. These are instructions on how to jailbreak your iPhone on iOS 13.5 using unc0ver and Windows. This procedure will work on all iPhones that support iOS 13.5.

    Step One
    Backup your iPhone. This process should be safe; however, it's always a good idea to backup your device before attempting a jailbreak.

    Step Two
    Download and install the latest version of iTunes directly from Apple, not via the Microsoft Store. To do this, navigate to https://www.apple.com/itunes, then tap the small Windows link to the right of the message "Looking for other versions?".





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