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Simon Hill

Simon Hill

Former Digital Trends Contributor

Simon Hill is an experienced technology journalist and editor who loves all things tech. He is currently the Associate Mobile Editor at Digital Trends. He has spent more than a decade writing about smartphones, wearables, tablets, software, computing, videogames, and robots all over the internet for Tech Radar, Android Authority, USA Today, VentureBeat, Deal News, and many other places. His work has also appeared on Yahoo! Tech, CNN, Fox News, Lifehacker, and Christian Science Monitor. He also spent several years working in the games industry as a game designer and producer. He lives in Scotland with his wife and two kids.

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The best iPhone keyboard apps in 2023: our 12 favorites

It's tough choosing the perfect third-party keyboard app for your iPhone, so we've rounded up the top performers for functionality, customization, and fun.
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The 16 best messaging apps for Android and iOS in 2023

Stay connected to your loved ones anywhere in the world with these text messaging apps for group chats, video calling, private conversations, and more.
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How to back up an iPhone using Mac, iCloud or PC

Backing up an iPhone is just great practice for reinstalling iOS or recovering lost photos. Here's how to back up your iPhone using Finder, iTunes, and iCloud.
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The best USB-C cables for 2023

Many new smartphones require USB cables, as do various accessories. Our roundup of the best and most versatile cables on the market will make your choice easy.
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How to send a text message from your email account

Find yourself needing to send a text but don't have your phone on you? Learn how to send texts from your email account using any carrier by following our guide.

The best voice-changing apps for Android and iOS

Want to prank your friends? These voice-changer apps for iOS and Android can alter your voice, making you sound like a robot, a chipmunk, or Darth Vader.

The best waterproof phones for 2022

Water got you worried? If you need a smartphone that can survive a dunk in the toilet, an unexpected rainstorm, or even a spilled drink, you can find it here.
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How to factory reset an Apple iPhone and clear all your data

Resetting an iPhone can alleviate software woes and wipe personal data. Here's how to factory reset an iPhone whenever you need to.
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What do military drop test certifications really mean?

The nightmare of a shattered smartphone screen is all too real, but can a tough case really protect it? We investigate smartphone case testing standards.
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Stop spam calls with the best call and text blocker apps

Unwanted calls and texts on your smartphone can be a serious headache. Put a stop to them with one of the best call and text blocker apps.
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How to use Google Translate

The Google Translate app can translate menus, signs, handwriting, speech, or even text in a photo. We explain all the features and show you how to get started.
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How to get iOS 12 on your iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch

Although iOS 12 has been surpassed, you may still have an older iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch that needs an update and can't go beyond iOS 12.
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What is Wi-Fi calling, and how does it work?

If you're struggling to get a good signal at home, it might be worth giving Wi-Fi calling a shot. In this guide, we explain how it works and how to use it.
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The most common Google Wear OS problems and how to fix them

Got a Wear OS smartwatch? We've rounded up some of the more common Google Wear OS problems, along with some workarounds and solutions for solving them.
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Common iPad Pro problems, and how to fix them

Having issues with your iPad Pro tablet? Thankfully, they can be fixed. Here are potential fixes and workarounds for some of the most common iPad Pro problems.
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How to cancel subscriptions on an iPhone, iPad, or Apple Watch

Everyone has a few subscriptions they don't need anymore. We show you exactly how to cancel subscriptions on Apple's mobile devices in this step-by-step guide.
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The best Samsung Galaxy Note 8 cases and covers

If you're still hanging on to your Note 8, then you'll want to take steps to protect it. These are some of the best Samsung Galaxy Note 20 cases available now.
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The most common iPhone X problems, and how to fix them

Every smartphone has issues, even Apple's iPhone X. From throttling to charging, here's a list of the most commonly reported problems and how to fix them.
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The best Samsung Galaxy S8 cases and covers

Why not protect that curvy display and stamp your own style on Samsung's 2017 flagship phone? Here's our pick of the best Galaxy S8 cases currently available.
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How to use a blue light filter on your phone

Blue light from your phone disrupting your sleep? We'll show you how to use a blue light filter on your device to help you get a better night's shut-eye.

Here’s how to take a screenshot on any generation of iPhone

With this simple guide, we show you how to take a screenshot on an iPhone in a few easy steps, regardless of the model.
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How to get a refund from the Google Play Store

What do you do if you accidentally buy the wrong app or decide you don't want that game after all? Here’s how to get a refund in the Google Play Store.
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How to turn off notifications in Android 11 and older

Turn off notifications and stop the spam with these simple instructions for every version of the platform, from the latest Android 11 to Android 4.1 Jelly Bean.
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How to back up your Android smartphone

Backing up your Android phone regularly is a wise move, in case it's lost or damaged. Our guide will walk you through a variety of ways to back up your device.

Funniest questions to ask Siri

Did you know Siri has a sense of humor? Besides the usual alarms and directions, ask them about dating or their favorite movies for some fun and giggles.
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How to check data usage on an iPhone or iPad

Worried about going over your data limit? There are many settings you can tweak to ensure that your iPhone doesn't guzzle as much data as it otherwise would.
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How to switch from iPhone to Android: The ultimate guide

We take a look at how to switch from an iPhone to Android in this comprehensive guide. We'll help you get started and transfer everything you need to Android.
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How to switch from Android to iPhone: A complete guide

Here's everything you need to know about making the switch from Android to iPhone, including how to transfer contacts, photos, messages, and a whole lot more.
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How to save text messages on iPhone and Android

Here's how to save your text messages in Android and iOS. We have a simple step-by-step guide to help you save text messages on your iPhone or Android phone.
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What to do if you forget your Android PIN, password, or pattern

Life slams to a halt when you forget your Android password, PIN, or pattern, but there are some things you can do. We take a look at your various options.
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How to block calls on an iPhone

Looking for a way to block calls on your iPhone? Read our how-to guide on blocking unwanted callers using settings in iOS or a third-party call-blocking app.
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How to print from your iPhone and iPad

You don't need a computer to print documents anymore. Here, we outline how to print from an iPhone or iPad by using Apple's AirPrint or third-party software.
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How to take a screenshot on a Samsung Galaxy S21 and other Android phones

Taking a screenshot on an Android device is easy. No matter the model, you can use a combination of buttons, your palm, or even your voice. Here's how.
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The best USB charging stations for 2022

Charging stations allow you to charge multiple phones, tablets, and other devices from a single outlet. We've rounded up the best USB charging hubs available.