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Why you might want an Apple Watch band accessory. Apple has explicitly embraced two types of accessories (thus far) for the Apple Watch: bands and chargers. Each has obvious appeal: if you want to change the way your Watch looks, swapping the band is the easiest (but perhaps not the least expensive) option. And if you want to keep the Watch working after its first day of use, you’re going to need a charger. Both come with the Apple Watch, but Apple’s actively selling additional ones.

If I had to guess what percentage of the watch-wearing population currently changed watch bands with any frequency, the number would be far less than 1%. But Apple went out of its way to make band-swapping easy, quite possibly to accommodate sweaty workouts. Early reviews suggested that the heart rate sensor won’t work reliably with loose-fitting bands, so swapping bands might well become the norm for athletic Apple Watch users. We’re already seeing a ton (seriously, stop launching Kickstarters already) of traditional watch band adapters for the Apple Watch. It’s clear that Apple Watch bands are going to be a thing.

In the near future, smart bands with electronic features will be, too. I’m not going to tell you that I have great confidence in the first crop of combination watch bands and battery chargers that have been announced. My prediction is that most of them are going to be significantly delayed, trainwreck-quality bad, or both. But the Watch’s need for a band with additional power is patently obvious — so much so that Apple actually patented flexible, wristwatch-ready batteries back in late 2011. It’s only a matter of time until someone, possibly Apple, does this right. And Pebble Time developers will be working on this and other smart straps in the meanwhile.

Why you might want an Apple Watch dock. Every Apple Watch comes with one of Apple’s official Magnetic Charging Cables. The charger attaches to the back of the Watch, which then sits on a table, a point that some reviewers noted was less than ideal. Docks capture the Magnetic Charging Cable and convert it into a stand that looks nice while keeping the Watch from scuffing. Early options I’ve seen are actually pretty cool-looking — frankly a lot better than most of the watch band hacks that have been announced. And Apple is already making its own docks for Edition customers and its retail stores, an official acknowledgement of the category’s value. After a second band, a stand would be my next major purchase.

Why you might want Bluetooth headphones or speakers for your Apple Watch. Even if you already have headphones or speakers for your iPhone, you might not have wireless ones. Since the Apple Watch doesn’t have headphone or Lightning ports, Bluetooth is the key way to listen to music. There are plenty of Bluetooth headphone models out there — I’m personally a fan of Plantronics’ BackBeat Go 2 — and an insane number of Bluetooth speakers to choose from, such as Bose’s SoundLink Mini. My guess is that a lot of people will quickly understand the value of wireless headphones for workouts, and spare speakers for offices.

Why you might want an Apple Watch screen protector, case, or sticker. Here’s where the accessorizing becomes contentious. Some people just hate these things, no matter what Apple device we’re talking about. The logic is simple: Jony Ive and team make beautiful things, and protectors cover them up. But after finding that nearly 80% of iPhone users use cases, Apple started selling them (and many of its own cases have been pretty mediocre). It also shipped rubbery iPad cases on day one, and has been selling them for years. I personally can’t imagine putting a case on my own personal watch now, but that’s just me. People have used Swatch and Casio protectors for decades.

If you’re buying a steel Apple Watch or gold Apple Watch Edition, you probably wouldn’t even consider wrapping it in something else, unless that something else is another, more precious material. Both of these models have sapphire screens that should be very resilient, and hopefully Apple’s Mordor-forged metals will stand up well to the sorts of things that just happen to watches — accidental bumps against door frames, brushes against desks, and so on. The difference in materials is basically Apple saying that if you spend $549 or more for your Watch, it’s pretty much good to go. (Except in the pool or ocean. You might want a waterproof case for that.)

Why you might not want any of these things. You’re a purist. You love when Apple’s executives show off their completely bare devices, suggesting cases aren’t needed. You feel it’s only right to use and show off those products just as Apple’s web site hero shots display them. I get it. Everyone else gets it: you really love unadorned Apple products.

But if not for common decency, then for the way your jabs will look when 80% of other users disagree with you, please don’t pooh-pooh people who feel otherwise. Enjoy your Apple Watch, and let other people do the same. How someone else accessorizes a device doesn’t really matter… does it?

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Opinion: The ‘Apple Is Doomed’ Messages Are Booming, But Are Entirely Wrong

The idea that ‘Apple is doomed’ has been a constant refrain from some quarters throughout the decades, and has been given something of a boost during the coronavirus crisis.

First, there was the opening quarter of the year – Apple’s fiscal Q2. There was a dramatic difference between Apple’s original guidance and the actual numbers …

Delays do not mean Apple is doomed

Apple originally guided an extremely high $63-67B for the quarter, then withdrew the guidance and actually delivered $58.3B. On paper, that’s a dramatic hit.

In reality, not so much. There’s a very simple reason for that gap: the delayed launch of the new iPhone SE.

Given that Apple’s revenue for the same quarter last year was $58B, there was no possible way that guidance $5B to $9B higher made any sense unless the company anticipated a huge chunk of extra income this year. That extra income was clearly expected to be from iPhone SE sales.

It didn’t happen, because the iPhone SE wasn’t launched that quarter. But once it was, in this quarter, reviews were favorable – and early indications are that the new budget model is selling well. Indeed, financial uncertainties mean that a budget smartphone with decent performance becomes more, rather than less, appealing, so it may now be selling even better than Apple had expected.

So my guess is that much of the revenue Apple expected during Q2 has simply been shifted into Q3.

Then there’s talk of a delay to the launch of the iPhone 12. We don’t know for sure, but a lot of reports suggest this is at least plausible, and I’d actually say it’s more likely than not. Given that the new flagship models normally go on sale within a week or so of the end of Apple’s fiscal Q4 (calendar Q3), it would take only a very short delay indeed to kick all of the revenue into the following quarter.

But again, so what? Whether the revenue hits Apple’s balance sheet in one quarter or the next is hardly of great significance to anyone other than short-term investors in the stock.

But what about the long-term economic impact?

Coronavirus lockdowns are likely to last for many months yet. We don’t know in what form and to what extent, but there are a couple of plausible scenarios.

One, a very gradual easing of lockdown conditions that would see the economy make a gradual return to some kind of normality. Two, a faster easing of restrictions once the immediate crisis has passed, followed by a tighter lockdown over the winter when the virus may be more deadly and when hospitals will also need to cope with the usual seasonal flu outbreak at the same time.

Beyond the end of the year, no-one knows. The most optimistic scenario would be that, like the original SARS outbreak (SARS-CoV-1), it simply fades away. That seems less likely this time around, as it has spread further and faster, so containment is just a distant dream at this point – but it’s not impossible. The most pessimistic view is that it remains a significant threat on a permanent basis, either constantly or seasonally.

Between the two views is my own: that some mix of immunity from those who have had it, and an effective vaccine, means that it remains but is reduced to more of a background problem rather than a major threat.

Whatever the future holds, the economic hit will be huge, and long-lasting. It would be entirely fair to say that many businesses will fail, and many others will struggle for some considerable time. It would also be fair to say that during economic downturns, people will rein-in discretionary spending – which certainly includes buying an expensive new smartphone every 2-3 years.

There’s no reason Apple can’t thrive in a new normal

But even if we take the more pessimistic suggestions, there’s no reason Apple can’t thrive.

It may be that the crisis accelerates the lengthening of iPhone replacement cycles – that people start holding onto their phones for four or five years rather than two or three.

But that was a trend we’ve been seeing for some time now. An increasing number of people were of the view that the smartphone innovation curve has flattened, and we’re seeing only incremental changes each year, so they might as well hold onto their existing model for longer.

Apple was already responding to that trend. It was already offering a cheaper semi-flagship model each year – the iPhone XR and the base-model iPhone 11. It was already discounting models in more price-sensitive markets, like India and China. And, of course, it was quietly working on a new budget model, the iPhone SE.

It’s a similar story with the iPad. Back in 2023, Apple launched the $329 base-model iPad, a move which made a very well-specced model – all the iPad many people would need – for a much lower price.

Feasible because a huge proportion of the cost of an Intel chip is the intellectual property. That costs way more than the silicon. Apple could have TSMC make its own chips for dramatically less than the cost of buying current Intel ones.

Beneficial because Apple needs to persuade developers to convert their apps, and the best way to do that is to show them that there are a huge number of ARM Mac users out there.

That we might see, in effect, a new iBook or eMac.

But that’s just one end of the scale. If previous financial crashes have taught us anything, it’s that there is always demand for premium products even in a crisis. Some people remain wholly or largely unaffected. Even for people who may struggle, it’s in tough times when little luxuries become even more appealing – and small, everyday luxuries is Apple’s bread-and-butter. Apple will continue to make plenty of money from its premium products too.

There are new products on the way

Finally, Apple isn’t just about the iPhone, iPad, and Mac. Its wearables have been an increasingly important part of the product mix. Services continue to grow. Plus there are completely new products in the pipeline.

Cook yesterday said what he of course always says:

This business [has] our best product pipeline ever.

But hyperbole aside, it will always be true that Apple has new products in development. There will be big gambles, like Apple Glasses, which may be huge (perhaps eventually replacing the iPhone) or a complete flop. There will be small things like AirTags, which are likely to be enormously popular. And there will be in-between things, like over-ear headphones, which aren’t likely to be technically exciting but will be fashionable and almost certainly sell well. Plus, of course, all the things we (and perhaps Apple) don’t yet know anything about.

Apple is not doomed

So no, Apple isn’t doomed. Its business may contract in certain areas. The challenges of re-opening retail stores may limit sales opportunities for a time. It may well sell fewer flagship iPhones this year and next.

But the company now has a broad range of products at a wide range of price-points. It has new product categories coming down the line. It has huge cash reserves to see it through any choppy waters. And it is busy buying back its own shares to benefit from the inevitable financial recovery at whatever pace and point that occurs.

Apple may see temporary setbacks, but if there’s one business I’d bet on riding out this storm better than most, it’s the one with the spaceship campus.

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Apple Watch Swipe Up Not Working, Unable To Open Control Center

Swiping up is one of the common gestures on the Apple Watch. By swiping up, you can open Control Center. Control Center lets you quickly access the features you use most on your watch. For example, you can use Control Center to:

Check the battery.

Turn on Airplane Mode.

Turn on a Focus Mode.

Turn on Theater Mode.

Turn on the Flashlight.

Silence your watch.

Use talkie walkie.

And more.

However, to be able to access Control Center, you will need to swipe up. If you cannot, you won’t be able to use Control Center. Of course, this does not mean you are unable to use these features. These features are still available via the Settings app.

Some users have said that when they try to swipe up, the watch is not responding, and Control Center is not opening. In this article, I explain what you can do when your Apple Watch’s swipe up gesture is not working.

How to swipe up

There are important notes for a proper swiping up:

If you are on the Home screen, swiping up won’t work. When you swipe up on the Home screen, your installed apps will be moved up and down. Press the Digital Crown once to go to your watch face, where swiping up will work.

Your watch will need to be unlocked.

Ensure that your finger and the screen are dry. From my own experience, I know that wet fingers cause swiping gestures to result in unwanted results.

If you are on the watch face, from the bottom of the screen, gently swipe up.

If you are in an app, you will need to first tap and hold the bottom of the screen and then swipe up. If you do not first touch and hold the bottom, swiping up will just scroll the screen up.

Clean your watch screen

If your screen is wet or dirty, your finger touch may not be detected. Clean your screen. Use a soft cloth to gently wipe it. Furthermore, if your watch has any protective case or screen cover, it may be the problem. Remove it and test again. If, after removing the screen protector or case, swiping up works again, clean the case or cover.

Restart the Watch and iPhone

Try restarting your watch and the paired iPhone. After this, swiping up may work again. First, restart your watch and then the iPhone.

Restart Apple Watch: Press and hold the side button until the Power Off slider appears. Move the slider. Wait for 30 seconds for your watch to turn off. Then press and hold the side button again until you see the Apple logo.

iPhone X and later: Press and hold the side and one of the volume buttons together until the Power Off slider appears. Drag the slider. Wait for your iPhone to completely power off. Then press and hold the side button to turn on your iPhone.

Other iPhone models: Press and hold the side button until you see the Power Off slider. Drag the slider. After 30 seconds, press and hold the side button again to turn on your iPhone.

Turn off and on haptics

Some users have said that toggling off and on Haptic Alerts fixes this gesture problem. Here is how you can do this:

Tap Settings.

Tap Sounds & Haptics. Scroll down and find the Haptics section.

Turn Haptic Alerts off.

Then restart your watch.

After restarting, repeat the same steps and turn on Haptic Alerts.

Unpair and repair

Unpairing involves erasing your watch. If this problem occurs due to corrupt files, this may fix it. Please note that this does not cause any loss of data, as we will use the backup to pair again. Here is how:

Place your iPhone and watch close to each other.

On your iPhone, open the Watch app.

Tap My Watch, then All Watches.

Tap the (i) info button next to your watch.

Tap the red Unpair Apple Watch button, then tap Unpair again.

If you are using a cellular model, you will be asked to keep your plan. Select to keep your plan, as we will pair again. Follow the onscreen instructions. Your watch will create an automatic backup during this process, so there will be no data loss.

After the unpairing is done, your watch will say Start Pairing.

Follow the onscreen instructions to pair again.

If none of the steps has helped you, you may have a hardware issue. Your screen may be faulty and unable to detect the swiping actions. Contact Apple to determine the best route for support.

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Unlock With Apple Watch Not Working? 15 Solutions To Fix It

Your Apple Watch can automatically unlock your iPhone, which removes the need to enter the iPhone passcode or use Face ID. However, if Apple Watch is not unlocking iPhone, you see errors like “Unable to Communicate with Apple Watch,” or you’ll stay stuck on the iPhone passcode screen for a few seconds.

This guide lists 15 solutions to fix the issue of Unlock with Apple Watch not working between your watch and iPhone.

1. Compatible devices and software versions

You can unlock your iPhone with your Apple Watch if you have:

An iPhone with Face ID running iOS 14.5 or later. This means iPhones with Touch ID Home button aren’t supported.

An Apple Watch Series 3 or later running watchOS 7.4 or later.

Pro Tip: On iPhone 12 or later, you can ignore Unlock with Apple Watch and set up your iPhone to unlock with Face ID even when wearing a mask!

iPhone 13 running iOS 15 have a bug where Apple Watch would fail to unlock the device and show an error saying “Unable to Communicate with Apple Watch.” Apple acknowledged the problem and fixed it in iOS 15.0.1.

3. Unlock iPhone with Apple Watch works only with mask or sunglasses

Your Apple Watch can unlock your Mac anytime. However, for Apple Watch to unlock your iPhone, your mouth and nose must be obstructed with something like a mask, or your eyes must be blocked by sunglasses or a similar thing like ski goggles. So, if you hope your Apple Watch to unlock your iPhone kept on a table (away from your face), it won’t work.

4. Make sure you’re wearing your unlocked Apple Watch

You must wear the Apple Watch on your wrist. It can’t be left on a table. Then only your iPhone will auto-unlock with the Apple Watch.

Next, do you see a tiny lock icon on the top of the Apple Watch screen? If yes, that means your Apple Watch is locked by a passcode. Simply press the Digital Crown and enter your Apple Watch passcode to unlock it. Now, Unlock with Apple Watch should work successfully.

Note: Apple Watch locks itself automatically when you take it off your wrist. You’ll have to enter the passcode once again after wearing it.

5. Enable Wi-Fi and Bluetooth on both devices

When Wi-Fi and Bluetooth are enabled on both devices, your Apple Watch can unlock your iPhone by establishing a secure connection. Thus, if your iPhone fails to unlock via the Apple Watch, go to iPhone Settings or Control Center and enable Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. It’s ok if iPhone isn’t connected to any Wi-Fi network or you tap the Wi-Fi icon in the Control Center to stop it from searching for new networks (i.e., the blue Wi-Fi icon becomes white).

Follow these steps to check Wi-Fi and Bluetooth settings on your Apple Watch:

Press the Digital Crown to see all apps and tap Settings.

Tap Wi-Fi and make sure it’s on.

Go back and tap Bluetooth and ensure it’s on.

6. Connect your iPhone and Apple Watch

Once you enable Bluetooth (and Wi-Fi) on your iPhone and Apple Watch, they connect automatically. To check, swipe up from the bottom of the Apple Watch screen to open its Control Center. Here if you see a tiny green iPhone icon, that means your Apple Watch is connected to your iPhone. If you see a red iPhone icon, double-check Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. Turning them off and back on will also help.

Must read: How to know whether your Apple Watch is connected to the internet or not

7. You’ll have to enter the passcode once

Your iPhone will ask you to manually enter the iPhone passcode after restarting it or unlocking the Apple Watch. Once you enter the passcode, Unlock with Apple Watch will work for all future unlocking attempts.

8. Enable and disable Airplane Mode

Turning on and off Airplane Mode disconnects radio signals like Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. This little trick refreshes the wireless protocols, usually fixing communication problems.

On iPhone:

Open Control Center by swiping down from the top right of the screen where the battery icon is.

Tap the airplane icon, and it’ll turn yellow.

After waiting for 15 seconds, tap the same icon to turn off Airplane Mode.

On Apple Watch:

Swipe up from the bottom of the watch face to open Control Center.

Tap the airplane icon, and it’ll turn yellow.

After 15 seconds, tap the same icon to turn off Airplane Mode.

9. Restart both devices

If you haven’t restarted your iPhone or Apple Watch in a long time, temporary glitches may cause such inconveniences. To fix this, turn off both devices, wait for a minute, and turn them back on. After that, manually enter the passcode once on your iPhone and Apple Watch. Your Apple Watch should unlock your iPhone automatically from now on.

10. Disable and re-enable Unlock with Apple Watch

If your Apple Watch isn’t unlocking your iPhone even after fulfilling the above requirements, follow these steps to turn off this feature and turn it back on.

Here’s how to fix iPhone not unlocking with Apple Watch:

Open iPhone Settings and tap Face ID & Passcode.

Turn off Unlock with Apple Watch.

Restart your iPhone.

Go to iPhone Settings, tap Face ID & Passcode, and enable Unlock with Apple Watch once again.

11. Turn on passcode and wrist detection on Apple Watch

Your Apple Watch can unlock your iPhone only when you have set up a passcode on it and enabled wrist detection. The following steps will help confirm that:

Open the Watch app on your iPhone and tap Passcode from the My Watch section.

In case you have not set up a passcode, tap Turn Passcode On and do that.

If it says Turn Passcode Off and Change Passcode, that means you have already fulfilled the condition. From the bottom, also make sure Wrist Detection is enabled. After that, tap Turn Passcode Off and enter the passcode on your Apple Watch to disable it. Next, tap Turn Passcode On and set it up again.

Tip: Some users have found success by turning off Unlock with iPhone.

Related: Unable to install update on Apple Watch? Here’s how to fix it

13. Reset iPhone Face ID

Here’s how to do that:

Open iPhone Settings and tap Face ID & Passcode.

Tap Reset Face ID.

Related: Setting up an alternate appearance using Face ID

14. Reset iPhone network settings

Apple Watch communicates with your iPhone via Wi-Fi and Bluetooth to unlock it. If none of the above solutions fix the issue, reset your iPhone network settings.

15. Unpair and re-pair your Apple Watch

Are things still not in order? Unpair your Apple Watch and pair it again. This will make a backup of your Apple Watch and then erase it. After that, set up your Apple Watch again, and it should fix the ongoing issues related to unlocking your iPhone.

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How To Fix Universal Clipboard Not Working On Iphone, Mac, And Ipad

The Universal Clipboard is one of the most used features in the Apple ecosystem. It allows you to copy something on one Apple device and lets you paste it onto other Apple devices be it Mac, iPhone, or iPad. You can copy text, images, and even videos.

If you’re in the Apple ecosystem you can get used to this feature quickly. But what if Universal Clipboard stops working out of the blue? Don’t worry about it. We’ll show you a few ways to fix Universal Clipboard if it isn’t working on your iPhone, Mac, or iPad.

Fix Universal Clipboard Not Functioning on iPhone, iPad, and Mac

We’ve listed various ways to help you troubleshoot the Universal Clipboard on your iPhone, Mac, and iPad when it’s not working. You can follow these solutions in the same order to see which one fixes it for you.

1. Check for Device Support

When Universal Clipboard isn’t working, you need to make sure if your device supports Universal Clipboard or not in the first place. Here’s a list of devices that support this feature so far.

iPhone, iPod, and iPad

iPhone 5 and later

iPad Pro (all models)

iPad Air (all models)

iPad 4th Gen and later

iPad Mini 2 and newer

iPod Touch 6th Gen and newer


MacBook 2023 and later

MacBook Pro 2012 and newer

MacBook Air 2012 and later

Mac mini 2012 and later

iMac 2012 and newer

iMac Pro (all models)

Mac Pro 2013 and later

Also, ensure that iPhone, iPod, and iPad are running on iPadOS, iOS 10, or newer versions. Similarly, confirm that your Mac runs macOS High Sierra or later versions.

If you’ve got a compatible device, here are a few other things you need to verify before you conclude that Universal Clipboard isn’t working on your device. Also, remember that your devices need to stay closer to copying and pasting between them since it works with Bluetooth.

2. Check Bluetooth and WiFi Settings

Since Universal Clipboard depends on WiFi and Bluetooth settings, it’d be best if you disable and enable them again. Here’s how to do it on your iPhone and iPad.

1. Open Settings on your iPhone and iPad.

2. Select WiFi and toggle the WiFi switch off. Wait for 30 seconds and turn it back on.

3. Now go back, and select Bluetooth from Settings.

4. Toggle off the Bluetooth switch. Wait for 30 seconds and turn it on again.

You’ll need to do it on your Mac since the issue can be on Mac too. Here’s how you can do it.

3. Toggle off the WiFi option. Wait for 30 seconds, and turn it on again.

4. Hit the Control Center icon again in the menu bar.

6. Toggle off the Bluetooth switch. Wait for 30 seconds, and turn it back on.

Doing this will soft reset your iPhone, iPad, and Mac’s Bluetooth and WiFi settings. You can try and see if the issue got resolved. Otherwise, you can proceed further.

3. Check Your Internet Connection

The Universal Clipboard feature uses an active internet connection and Bluetooth to copy between devices. If your WiFi and Bluetooth are working fine, then it’s best to check whether your internet connection is working or not. If it’s not working, you can restart your router and wait for the internet connection to resume. You can contact your Internet Service Provider for further details if it isn’t working after that.

4. Close Recent Apps on iPhone and iPad

If any recent apps open on your iPhone or iPad, it’s best to close them as they might interfere with the clipboard, Bluetooth, or WiFi Settings. Many users reported that closing the recent apps fixed the Universal Clipboard issue. You might also give it a shot to see if it works for you or not. If not, proceed to the next troubleshooting step.

5. Disable and Re-enable Handoff

Handoff is a feature on Apple devices that allows devices connected to your iCloud account to interact with each other seamlessly. For instance, if you get a call on your iPhone, you’ll get notified on iPad, Mac, and your Apple Watch. Handoff is also why you can use Universal Clipboard on your Apple devices. Here’s how you can disable and enable Handoff on your iPhone, iPad, and Mac.

On iPhone and iPad

1. Open Settings on your iPhone and iPad.

2. Tap on General.

3. Select AirPlay & Handoff and turn off the Handoff toggle.

4. Wait for 30 seconds and turn on the Handoff toggle again.

On Mac

2. Select System Settings on your Mac.

4. Select AirDrop & HandOff on the right pane.

5. Turn off the toggle next to Allow Handoff between this Mac and your iCloud devices.

Once done, your Universal Clipboard should work; if it doesn’t, check out other troubleshooting tips.

6. Restart iPhone, iPad, and Mac

If none of the basic fixes are working, you should try restarting your iPhone, iPad, and Mac. Many users reported restarting their iPhones, iPad, or Macs fixed this issue. So you might have a chance to get the Universal Clipboard feature fixed through a basic restart.

Suppose you’re using an iPhone with a notch or an iPad without a home button; Press and hold its power button and volume down buttons until you see the power off slider. Slide it from left to right to power it off. Wait for 15 seconds, then press and hold down its power button until it restarts.

However, if you’ve got an iPhone or an iPad with a home button, press and hold the power button until the power off slider appears. Slide it from left to right to switch it off. Wait 30 seconds, and hold down its power button until you see the Apple logo.


Check whether restarting your iPhone, iPad, and Mac fixed your issue or not. If not, proceed with other solutions from the list.

7. Delete Bluetooth Settings on Mac

Macs usually store all the Bluetooth preferences and devices in PLIST files. If you delete them, your Mac will generate new files, resetting the existing Bluetooth settings. Since Bluetooth is an essential aspect of Universal Clipboard, doing this might fix it. Here’s how to reset Bluetooth settings on your Mac.

1. Open Finder on your Mac.

5. Select all those files using the Cmd + A shortcut key.

7. Empty the Trash and restart your Mac.

You can look at other fixes below if this process doesn’t fix your Universal Clipboard problem.

8. Reset Network Settings on iPhone and iPad

Your iPhone or iPad might incur network issues sometimes, resulting in Universal Clipboard not working. In such circumstances, the best way to fix it is to reset the network settings on your iPhone or iPad. Here’s how you can reset the network settings on your iPhone and iPad.

1. Open Settings on your iPhone or iPad.

2. Select General from the list.

3. Scroll down and tap Transfer or Reset iPhone/iPad.

4. Hit Reset and then Reset Network Settings.

5. Enter your device’s password if you receive a prompt and select Reset Network Settings to confirm.

This fix should get the Universal Clipboard working fine. If this also doesn’t solve your problem, you need not worry; there are other solutions.

9. Sign Out of Apple ID and Sign In Again on iPhone, iPad, and Mac

Given that Universal Clipboard uses your Apple ID, you can try logging out and logging back in to see if it fixes the Universal Clipboard for you. Here’s how you can do it on your iPhone, iPad, and Mac.

On iPhone and iPad

1. Open Settings on your iPhone or iPad.

2. Tap on the Apple ID banner.

3. Scroll down and select the Sign Out button. Enter your Apple ID password if prompted to turn off Find My.

4. Turn on all the toggles and tap Sign Out on the top right.

5. Go back to Settings.

6. Tap the Sign In banner and sign in with your Apple ID.

On Mac

3. Scroll down and select the Sign Out button on the bottom left of the right pane.

4. Check all the toggles and select Keep a Copy. If you want to save a copy of your Safari passwords, choose to Keep on This Mac if you get a prompt.

5. Go back to Settings, tap the Sign In banner, and log in with your Apple ID. Make sure that you use the same Apple ID on all of your Apple devices.

Try using the Universal Clipboard after this, and it should be working. If not, move on to the next solution to try another fix.

If you haven’t updated your iPhone, iPad, or Mac in a long time, it’d be best to update them to the latest version. Sometimes, you may encounter bugs on iOS, iPadOS, or macOS, especially Beta versions, and Apple usually fixes them in the latest updates. Here’s how you can update your iPhone, iPad, and Mac.

1. Open Settings on iPhone or iPad and System Settings on Mac.

2. Select General from the list.

3. Tap on Software Update. If you’ve got an update available, it’ll show up, and you should install it.

You may proceed to the next troubleshooting solution if you don’t have any pending device updates.

11. Uninstall Clipboard Manager on Mac (if using any)

Many clipboard managers available for Mac, like Copy ‘Em, Paste, and many more, can provide you with a similar experience to that of Windows. However, some of them might interfere with the Universal Clipboard, causing the Universal Clipboard feature to stop functioning. If you’ve got any such app like that, try uninstalling it app from your Mac and see if it fixes the issue. If it doesn’t fix the issue, check other possible solutions to fix this problem.

12. Reset Mac Clipboard

If Universal Clipboard isn’t working even after updating your Mac, you should try clearing and resetting your Mac’s clipboard. You can’t do it directly like any other solution on this list. You’ll have to use Terminal commands on Mac to reset the Mac clipboard. Here’s how you can do it.

1. Open the Terminal app on your Mac. You can open it by pressing the Cmd + Space shortcut to launch Spotlight Search, type Terminal, and press the Return key to launch it.

3. Press the Return key to execute the command.

This command will clear your Mac’s clipboard, and you should be able to use Universal Clipboard again. It should probably fix the issue.

If nothing works for you, it will be best to contact Apple Support since it could be an underlying hardware issue. They will diagnose and fix the problem if you take it to Apple Service Center. If your iPhone, iPad, or Mac are under warranty or Apple Care+, then you’re good to go. If not, they might charge you a small fee for fixing it.

Frequently Asked Questions

Does Universal Clipboard work without WiFi or Cellular data?

The Universal Clipboard feature depends on an active internet connection and Bluetooth to copy and paste among Apple devices. It doesn’t need to have specifically a WiFi connection for it to work, but an active internet connection.

How to disable the Universal Clipboard feature?

Given that the Universal Clipboard feature works with other Continuity features, you can disable Handoff on your devices. You can do that by going into Settings → General → AirPlay & Handoff on iPhone/iPad and AirDrop & Handoff on Mac.

Is copying and pasting passwords using the Universal Clipboard feature safe?

We wouldn’t say it is entirely safe to copy and paste passwords using the Universal Clipboard feature, even though Apple claims it. As your passwords are sensitive and vulnerable, it’s best not to copy passwords using Universal Clipboard.

Final Thoughts

Video Roundup: Best Apple Watch Features

In addition to a bunch of high-profile reviews of the Apple Watch and first unboxing videos of the device’s packaging, major outlets have also produced videos which highlight specific features of the wrist-worn device, such as health and fitness tracking, notifications, design and more.

Reading detailed reviews takes time so you may want to check out these videos first and save longform write-ups for weekend reading.

The Verge likes the device a lot, but slams Apple for not including options to customize the notification sounds and Taptics on the Watch.

I couldn’t set a different alert for messages than for mail or calendar invites; they all just sort of felt the same. Without this ability, the Taptic Engine is just a small improvement over existing smartwatches. Let me create and set my own notifications, and it’s a revolution.

Luckily, this is easily fixed in software.

Getting notifications to work best for you means really buying into a single ecosystem for everything to work well out of the box, meaning non-Apple users may want to wait a while until developers build more support for the device.

For example, it’s easy to send iMessages from the Watch, but there’s no way to use WhatsApp or Hangouts. I spend a huge part of my day in Slack; it’s somewhat useful to know people are mentioning you in a chat room because of taps on your wrist, but it would be much better if you could actually do something about it.

Thankfully, Apple’s really good at iterating products and I have no doubt in my mind that a second or third-generation Apple Watch will fix the vast majority of teething issues.

After spending a week with the device, Bloomberg Business’ Joshua Topolsky was fascinated by its speedy software and motion tracking, controlled by the Apple’s new S1 processor, which packs in multiple components on a single chip.

The Telegraph says the Apple Watch interface is a mixture of using the Digital Crown dial to zoom in and out on a screen that is too small to pinch and zoom, and using it as a back button.

An excerpt from the review:

Again, battery life doesn’t seem to be a major concern.

Even using the Watch intensively, it never struggled to last a whole day, and once made two full days, just.

That’s certainly reassuring!

CNET takes us on a tour of the many-nested worlds of the Apple Watch interface and watchfaces.

Swapping bands out:

What’s in the box:

And their general feelings about the product:

Mashable finds the S1 chip powering the Watch impressive, but notes the occasional lag and other issues and teething issues.

Mashable’s review notes:

Like any 1.0 product, the Apple Watch isn’t perfect. The S1 chip has pep, but the watch could lag. The hyped Taptic response is useful, but not a game-changer. And I can’t make myself care about the ability to send heartbeats (though I do like to occasionally check my heart rate, especially after vigorous activity).

For the most part, the lag is caused by the fact that third-party Watch apps actually run on your iPhone. Only a storyboard and user interface assets and animations are beamed back from your iPhone to the Watch via Wi-Fi or Bluetooth, hence the lag.

After Apple allows truly native apps to execute on the Watch itself later this year, the lag should go away.

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Hopefully these videos will get you a better idea of what using Apple’s wearable device in real-life scenarios feels like.

Are you be pre-ordering yours come this Friday?

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