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How to Clean Your Phone

Find out how to make your phone germ-free.

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Smartphones in 2021: Trends We Are Expecting Next Year

The smartphone trends we’re expecting to see in 2021.

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Sustainable Smartphone Companies That Made Our "Nice List" in 2020

We've looked at organisations in the smartphone industry this year and decided who we think deserves a spot on our "Nice List". Read on to find out more.

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Understanding 5G on Your iPhone 12: A Guide

Learn more about 5G settings and how it works on your iPhone 12 Mini, iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max so you can make the most of it.

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What Is Royal Mail's Parcel Collect?

Did you know that you can use Royal Mail’s Parcel Collect service to send your phone to a recycler listed on our site? Here are the steps to book your collection with Royal Mail.

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Tips To Protect the Value of Your New iPhone 12

In this post we're discussing some common cases of how the resale value of your iPhone 12 can be affected within the first year, and we’ll give you the relevant tips on how to prevent your iPhone from losing you money when the time comes to sell it.

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UK Mobile Networks Will Be Banned From Selling Locked Phones

Ever tried to unlock your phone, only to discover that the process was trickier than expected? Don't worry, you're not the only one. The good news is as of December 2021, all of the UK’s mobile networks will be banned from selling locked handsets. A locked phone is a device which will only work from the provider that you initially bought it from.

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Apple's Environmental Report 2020 Highlights

Apple have released their environmental report for 2020, which outlines their sustainability practices across all stages of the supply chain, from manufacturing to packaging across all stages of the production cycle. We will be analysing this information and highlighting some of the key facts that Apple have disclosed in their report to see if they are on track to achieving their sustainability goals in 2030.

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iPhone 12 Environmental Reports

The new iPhone range has been released alongside their environmental reports, we analyse the individual reports and find out where any improvements have been made. Apple have an ambitious target of zero net emissions by 2030, we take a look to see if their devices are taking a step in the right direction.

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Which iPhone 12 Should I Get? iPhone 12 Mini, iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Pro or iPhone 12 Pro Max

The iPhone 12 model that you should get will depend on a number of factors, namely your budget and your preferences for your device’s features. In summary, the iPhone 12 Mini is a smaller version of the iPhone 12, while the iPhone 12 Pro Max is a larger version of the iPhone 12 Pro with some more sophisticated photography features.

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iPhone 12 Drops the Charging Adaptor, Gains 5G

This is our take on the brand new iPhone 12 lineup

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How to Get 60% More for Your iPhone When You Upgrade in 2022

We decided to do the hard work for you and compare the iPhone prices offered by Apple, network providers and recyclers at Compare and Recycle to find out where you can secure the biggest payout for your iPhone.

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Apple Translate iOS 14 vs Google Translate

With a new translation app on the scene, iPhone users will be wondering how Translate (a new default for iPhones compatible with iOS 14) compares to Google Translate.

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How To Customise Your Apps for Free on iOS 14

iOS 14 recently became available on some of the later iPhone models from the 16th of September onwards. Alongside the usual security updates and slight alterations to device interfaces, Apple added widgets to iOS 14, which offers a new way to view your home screen.

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The Galaxy S20 Fan Edition: This Is What You Get for Your Money

Samsung did another Unpacked event on Wednesday the 23rd of September at 3pm (BST) to announce an unknown device. Now that the launch has happened, we know that the device in question is the Samsung Galaxy S20 Fan Edition. This model is a rehash of the Samsung Galaxy S20 which came out in February 2020, but with some notable additions. Read on to find out what Samsung had to offer.

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Apple One: How Much Money Can It Save You?

Apple have introduced their new Apple One subscription bundles and while monthly fees might sound a bit costly at first, we will be breaking down exactly how much money each of Apple One’s bundles can save you in the long run.

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What Happened at the Apple Launch Event?

We will be discussing exactly what Apple showed us at their ‘Time Flies’ event on Tuesday the 15th of September 2020 at 6pm.

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September 2020 iPhone Price Predictions

When upgrading your old device, you want to know how much it's worth, so whether you are eyeing up the iPhone announcement or considering chopping in your old iPhone for something different, September is the month that has the most price fluctuations of any month.

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Does This September Offer the Best Prices Ever to Sell Your iPhone?

We have found that in September 2020, it could be the best time ever to sell certain iPhone models, due to some of the changes that we have seen. For some iPhone models, trade-in prices have increased in September alongside the annual hike in offers before the much-anticipated launch of the new iPhone 12 in a week’s time. Read on to find out more.

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What To Expect From the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2

Samsung has addressed the issues that were raised regarding the original Galaxy Fold, and they have since added several exciting new features that many consumers are likely to find useful. We will be explaining in detail what the Galaxy Z Fold 2 has to offer.

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What We Know So Far About the iPhone 12 Series

We will be looking at the rumours that have emerged regarding the iPhone 12 series, so that you can get an idea of what to expect to see from Apple next month.

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