Apple Guides

Technology can be frustrating. The Average Tech Blog guides are designed to be straight-forward and focus on solving specific issues. Whether you iPhone screen is frozen, or you can’t figure out how to charge your Watch, ATB guides are here to help.

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Apple Watch History and Help

History of Watch The original Apple Watch was released in April of 2015, with recent updated models being released in September of 2016. Popularity continues to grow for the Apple branded smart-watch. Over 40% of the global smartwatch market is dominated by Apple. Global Apple Watch...

How to Charge the Apple Watch

Dead Watches Aren't Fun Just picked up your new Apple Watch but unfamiliar with how to charge the battery? This guide will show you how to charge your Apple Watch and how to leverage wireless charging to its full potential. If the battery in your Apple...

How to Back Up iPhone to Computer (iTunes)

There are 2 standard ways to backup the contents of your iPhone: iTunes backup and iCloud backup. This guide will show you how to perform an iTunes backup. Back Up iPhone to iTunes Open iTunes and connect your device to your computer. If a message...
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How to Reset a Frozen iPhone

If your iPhone is frozen or starting to get unusably sluggish, the first remedy you should try is a "hard reset". When you do this, you force your iPhone to restart. Performing a hard reset won't cause you to lose any data saved your phone, and can be...

What is Apple CarPlay?

CarPlay is a smarter, safer way to use your iPhone in the car. CarPlay takes the things you want to do with your iPhone while driving and puts them right on your car’s built-in display. Apple introduced CarPlay alongside iOS 9, but it's taken a...
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Improve Nest “Away Mode” by Using Phone GPS

Help Nest Learn Your Schedule The Nest Learning Thermostat is one of the most popular smart home products on the market today. The Nest thermostat lets you control your home air conditioner/heater via your smartphone. With the Nest app installed on your phone, you can leverage your...
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What does “Sent with Fireworks” mean?

Sent with what? If you see something like "(sent with fireworks)" in your text messages, it's because someone has sent you an animated message using iMessage on iOS 10 or 11. If you're seeing this, it's likely because: You're not on an iOS devices (i.e. Android) Your iPhone...

2016 Vehicles Supporting Apple CarPlay

CarPlay is a smarter, safer way to use your iPhone in the car. CarPlay takes the things you want to do with your iPhone while driving and puts them right on your car’s built-in display. Apple introduced CarPlay alongside iOS 9, but it's taken a...