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How to remove disk partitions on a Mac with Disk Utility

Following on from our guide on creating and disk partitions on macOS, today we’ll cover safely removing them, including in what situations it involves loss of data. This guide uses macOS’s built-in disk management program, Disk Utility.

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Apple publishes 4 new “How to shoot on iPhone 7” video tutorials

Apple on Friday added four new video tutorials to the “How to shoot on iPhone 7” series on its YouTube channel. The four new videos were designed to teach customers how to shoot with zoom on their iPhone 7 Plus, convert their photographs to black & white, as well as take a one-handed selfie and edit it on the phone.

How to shoot with zoom on iPhone 7 Plus

“Get closer with 2x optical zoom. Or use digital zoom to get up to 10x closer,” says Apple.

If you tend to use the zoom feature while shooting video on your iPhone 7 Plus, it may be a good idea to disable the automatic lens switching feature in camera settings to avoid any glitches that may occur when zooming in and out during video capture.

How to convert to black & white on iPhone 7

“The right filter and a bit of experimenting with light levels give you a dramatic black-and-white image,” says Apple.

How to shoot a one-handed selfie on iPhone 7

“The quick-draw selfie in three easy steps.”

How to edit a selfie on iPhone 7

“Use cropping and auto-enhance to create an even better selfie for sharing,” says Apple.

If you’d like, feel free to explore additional photography tips and techniques at Apple’s website.

The clips join Apple’s seven video tutorials on using iPhone 7’s camera, published last week.

Our own iPhone Photography series is a valuable resource of free tips, tricks and advanced photography techniques, whether you are an experienced photographer or a beginner.


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How to see how much storage space is available on your Apple Watch

Your Apple Watch comes with eight gigabytes of on-board flash memory, but you don’t get to keep the whole storage to yourself because the operating system, Apple’s apps, caches and other supporting files all decrease the amount of free space available to the user.

Like with other Apple devices, your Apple Watch lets you check out how much storage space it shipped with, how much of that space is currently available to you and how much space each of the installed apps is taking up on the device.

This tutorial will teach you to check out the amount of storage space your Apple Watch has, the amount of free space available to you and storage usage on a per-app basis.

How to see how much storage is available on Apple Watch

You can see the free vs. used breakdown of your Apple Watch storage in the companion app on your paired iPhone or directly on the watch itself.

Via paired iPhone

1) Open the Watch app on your paired iPhone.

2) Tap the My Watch tab at the bottom.

3) Navigate to General → About.

The amount of available storage space is displayed next to “Available”.

Total storage capacity (minus the system partition) is shown next to “Capacity”.

Because your Apple Watch requires a dedicated partition for the watchOS operating system, and due to the differences between binary and decimal measurements, the capacity shown there will be less than the amount of flash storage your watch actually is outfitted with.

On Apple Watch itself

1) Press the Digital Crown button to get to your Home screen, then tap Settings. You can also press and hold the Digital Crown to invoke Siri, then say out aloud “Open Settings”.

2) Tap General in the Settings app.

3) Tap About.

There, you can see the device’s capacity and available storage space, along with the number of songs, photos and apps on this watch, the device’s name (you can rename your Apple Watch quite easily), watchOS version, model/serial number, legal notices and more.

My Apple Watch Series 2 has eight gigabytes of storage, of which 5.8 gigabytes are available to me and the rest is reserved for watchOS, system apps, temporary files and other items.

As I already have some apps and music on my watch, the amount of free space I’m left with is about 4.7 gigabytes. You’ll definitely come to appreciate how much smaller Apple Watch apps are when compared to their iPhone counterparts.

How to check storage used by apps on your Apple Watch

For a more detailed breakdown of the used vs. available storage space, including the amount of storage space used by each of your apps and their respective data, do this:

1) Open the Watch app on your paired iPhone.

2) Tap the My Watch tab at the bottom.

3) Tap General.

4) Tap Usage at the bottom of the screen.

The amount of available and used space is displayed at the top of the screen.

The amount of space used by each installed app on the device is shown further below the Storage header. You may need to wait a few minutes until watchOS gathers information about the apps installed on your paired Apple Watch.

Unlike with iOS, you cannot delete apps from this section.

To uninstall apps, tap the My Watch tab, tap an app in the list (you may need to scroll down), then slide the button Show App on Apple Watch to the OFF position.

Related tutorials

In the same vein, you can also check the available storage space on your Mac, Apple TV and iPhone/iPad, see storage usage information on a per-app basis and more.

The following tutorials provide additional details:

It’s a wrap-up!

If you have a question, post a comment below and we’ll do our best to answer it. Please share this tutorial on social media and pass it along to the folks you support.

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How to create a disk partition on Mac

If you’ve ever needed to add an extra partition to an external hard drive, then look no further! This guide goes through how to add a partition to an existing drive on macOS, using its built-in program, Disk Utility.

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How to change default notification sound in Viber for iPhone

Popular messaging app Viber for iPhone now permits you to adjust notification sounds for new message alerts. You can change Viber’s default alert sound for all chats and even choose different notification sounds for each of your existing chats.

The ability to choose your own notification sounds on a per-chat basis makes it easy to distinguish between notifications for new messages from, say, your co-worker and girlfriend without even looking at your phone.

Here’s how you can change Viber’s default notification sound with a few taps.

Before we get to it, please update your copy of Viber for iOS to version 6.8.8 or later via App Store because adjusting alert sounds does not work on older Viber editions. At the time of this writing, this feature was unsupported in Viber Desktop for Mac.

How to change Viber’s default notification sound

Viber lets you override its default notification sound. To replace Viber’s default notification sound with the audible alerts listed in Settings → Sounds, do the following:

1) Launch Viber on your iOS device and tap the More tab at the app’s bottom.

2) Navigate to Settings → Notifications → Notifications Sounds.

3) Choose one of the available Alert Tones or Classic notification sounds.

All notifications for incoming messages will now use the selected sound.

How to change notification sound in Viber for individual chats

To adjust notification sounds for specific chats, do the following:

1) Launch Viber on your iOS device and tap a chat in the conversation list

2) Tap the recipient’s name at the top and select Chat Info & Settings from the menu.

3) Tap the Notification Sounds option on the next screen, then select a new sound from the list.

Viber will now use the selected sound for notification for incoming messages from that person.

That’s all, folks!

If you have a question, post a comment below and we’ll do our best to answer it. Please share this tutorial on social media and pass it along to the folks you support.

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