You don’t leave the front door to your home unlocked, hoping nobody decides to walk in, do you? Similarly, you should never use the default Wi-Fi password (or, even worse, no password at all) because anyone could come in uninvited and steal your internet bandwidth or capture your personal information.
Fortunately, changing the default Wi-Fi password to something more secure can be done in a couple of minutes. Here’s what you need to do:
Step 1: Open Your Router’s Admin Panel
Every router has an admin panel that can be accessed by entering a specific IP address in the URL bar of your web browser. In most cases, the IP address is 192.168.1.1 or 192.168.0.1, but exceptions do exist. If neither of the two addresses works, look for the right one at the bottom or rear side of your router.
Step 2: Log In With The Admin Username & Password
With the admin panel opened in your web browser, you should see a login prompt. Enter the admin username (typically admin or root) and the admin password (you can try admin, root, or 12345 if you haven’t changed the password before).
Step 3: Go To The Wireless Security Section
There should be a section called Wireless, and it should contain a subsection called Wireless Security or something similar. If you can’t find it, please consult the manufacturer of your router.
Step 4: Enter The New Password In The Correct Field
Make sure to pick a password that can’t be brute-forced or easily guessed. The password should be at least 8 characters long, and it should include letters, numbers, and special characters. Long passphrases are also great options.
Step 5: Save Your Settings And Restart The Router
Your Wi-Fi network will be unavailable for a moment, and you’ll have to log in to it again using the new password with all your Wi-Fi devices.
Also Read: Everything You Need To Know About Wi-Fi 6
That’s how easy it is to change your Wi-Fi password to keep industries at bay! Since the steps described in this article can be applied to most routers with a traditional web-based admin panel, we encourage you to share them with your friends and loved ones.
How To Mark An iMessage As Unread On Your iPhone
The new feature will be included in Apple’s iOS 16, which is expected to be released to the public in September 2022 after the annual iPhone event.
Have you ever opened an iMessage while you were too busy to properly read — let alone reply to it? And did you remember to come back to the message later? Probably not.
Because many iOS users have experienced the same problem, Apple is finally adding the ability to mark an iMessage as unread after it’s been opened. The new feature will be included in Apple’s iOS 16, which is expected to be released later this year.
To learn how the new feature will work, we tested a beta version of iOS 16. Here’s what we’ve found out:
Step 1: Open the iMessage app on your iPhone.
Step 2: Find the message you want to mark as unread.
Step 3: Swipe across the message from left to right.
Step 4: Tap the blue chat bubble to mark the message as unread.
A blue dot should now be visible next to the sender’s profile picture, and the red number notification bubble on the iMessage app’s icon should change accordingly.
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As you can see, marking iMessages as unread in iOS 16 will be very easy. If you don’t want to wait for the public release of iOS 16 to use the feature, you can enroll in Apple’s beta program and install the iOS 16 beta profile on your device. To do that:
- Go to: Apple.com
- Sign in with your Apple ID.
- Click the “enroll your iOS device” link.
- Download the beta profile.
- Go to Settings > General > Software Update and install the profile.
Apple’s iOS 16 works with all devices from iPhone 8 and above, which means that the iPhone SE, the iPhone 6s, the iPhone 6s Plus, the iPod touch, the iPhone 7, and iPhone 7 Plus and no longer supported.
How often will you be using this new feature? Let us know in the comments!