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The Best Smartphones of 2021 Ranked

The Best Smartphones of 2021 Ranked

The smartphone market has someone for everyone, whether you're looking for a budget device that doesn't compromise on features or a flagship model sporting the latest and greatest hardware. Despite chip shortages, shipping delays, and production bottlenecks, manufacturers still managed to deliver an assortment of new handsets in 2021, including these top-of-the-line models.

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Here’s How to Fix Bad iPhone 13 Battery Life

Here’s How to Fix Bad iPhone 13 Battery Life

If you're having problems with your iPhone 13 battery draining too fast, you aren't alone. We've seen a few complaints about the iPhone 13 battery life since the phone's release in late 2021. A lot of the trouble with the iPhone 13's battery can be fixed by disabling features like 5G. 5G connectivity is nice, but it takes a bit more juice than LTE to stay connected. And, in many cases, the service just isn't as widely available as LTE, so some users might benefit from turning it off completely.

Of course, if you don't want to disable 5G, there are a few other tricks you can try to increase your iPhone 13's bad battery life. We've outlined some of the best options below, though it's important to note that a few of them are easier than others. As such, we recommend following the steps in the order we've included them to find the best solution for your battery troubles.

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Cracked iPhone screen repairs are about to lose the Face ID headache

Cracked iPhone screen repairs are about to lose the Face ID headache

Apple has revealed plans to release an iOS update that will address the Face ID headache currently impacting indie repair shops performing iPhone 13 screen replacements. The news comes only days after it was confirmed that replacing an iPhone 13 display breaks the Face ID functionality unless a small chip is transplanted from the original screen, increasing the complexity and cost of the repair.

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iOS 15.0.2 and iPadOS 15.0.2 released: Time to update your iPhone

iOS 15.0.2 and iPadOS 15.0.2 released: Time to update your iPhone

Apple has released iOS 15.0.2 and iPadOS 15.0.2, updating the iPhone and iPad with the latest version of its software. The new releases bring a number of bug fixes, including addressing one potentially frustrating CarPlay error where music could fail to load or cut out mid-song.

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iPhone 13 Pro 120Hz ProMotion display takes scrolling speed into account

iPhone 13 Pro 120Hz ProMotion display takes scrolling speed into account

The majority of today's high-end smartphones boast 120Hz or at least 90Hz refresh rates, especially now that Apple has joined the fray. People often praise how such a feature makes the experience feel smoother and more responsive, but faster refresh rates don't come without its price. In addition to the literal cost of a more expensive component, there's also the inevitable impact on battery life. There are various strategies to mitigate that, but Apple's novel technique on the iPhone 13 Pro's ProMotion display might be the move innovative of them all.

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iPhone 13 Review – An unexpected gap

iPhone 13 Review – An unexpected gap

The iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 mini are Apple's 2021 smartphones for the mainstream, progressive upgrades that avoid huge changes in favor of welcome refinement. Unlike last year, though, this year's iPhone 13 family feels like it covers a broader spread, with Apple saving some of the key improvements for its more expensive devices.

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iPhone 13 Pro Review – Beyond the glitter

iPhone 13 Pro Review – Beyond the glitter

Great cameras, great performance, a great screen, and a great battery to power it all: Apple's recipe for the iPhone 13 Pro is fairly straightforward this year. Then again, like some of the best meals, simplicity can be the hardest thing to achieve. The iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max aren't short on fancy garnish, but the biggest question is whether, at their core, they're enough to sate your appetite for a not-inexpensive upgrade.

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iPhone 13 Unlock with Apple Watch fix is coming, iPad mini 6 scrolling still bugged

iPhone 13 Unlock with Apple Watch fix is coming, iPad mini 6 scrolling still bugged

Apple has just launched its latest mobile devices for the last half of the year, and both the iPhone 13 and iPad mini 6 are getting mixed reviews. What many reviewers seem to have initialized missed, however, are some software bugs that are giving new owners a bit of a headache. While one case where the iPhone 13 doesn't work with the "Unlock with Apple Watch" feature is already fixed on Apple's end, the iPad mini 6's "jelly scrolling" issue is still waiting for an official confirmation.

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iPhone 13 third-party screen repair breaks Face ID

iPhone 13 third-party screen repair breaks Face ID

For all its effort to paint itself as a champion of consumers, especially when it comes to privacy, Apple has always been one of the biggest enemies of the "Right to Repair" movement. It has put several obstacles designed to deter unauthorized repairs of its products, from MacBooks to iPhones. That hasn't completely thwarted third-party repairs, though, and Apple has been stepping up its efforts, but its latest change might strike a fatal blow to attempts at repairing one of the most commonly broken parts of any smartphone; its screen.

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iPhone 13 Pro 120Hz ProMotion display requires developers to update apps

iPhone 13 Pro 120Hz ProMotion display requires developers to update apps

Although some criticize the iPhone 13 for having too few noteworthy upgrades, there are definitely some notable improvements in the iPhone 13 Pro and the iPhone 13 Pro Max. One of the most significant is the ProMotion display that finally catches up to what Android phones have been doing since last year. Unfortunately, there has been some confusion about this 120Hz feature, and it will apparently require developers to put in some extra work to take advantage of the smoother animations.

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The iPhone 13 Pro Max’s 120Hz ProMotion display is the real deal

The iPhone 13 Pro Max’s 120Hz ProMotion display is the real deal

Just a few days into using the iPhone 13 Pro Max, and already it's tough to imagine going back to a non-ProMotion display. Apple's first implementation of 120Hz technology may have required some patience before it arrived, but it's a key part of this year's "Pro" devices and a contributor to the Cupertino firm's big boasts about battery improvements.

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The first iPhone 13 reviews are out – Will Apple be happy?

The first iPhone 13 reviews are out – Will Apple be happy?

A week ago, Apple unveiled the new iPhone 13 family, and now the first reviews of the iPhone 13 mini, iPhone 13, iPhone 13 Pro, and iPhone 13 Pro Max are out. As expected, it was an evolutionary rather than a revolutionary upgrade cycle for 2021, Apple refining the cameras, improving the displays, and dropping in useful features like dual eSIM. Question is, then, was all that worth upgrading for?

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