How to guides

Active JR is the number 1 source for how to guides for wearables, fitness tech and Smart Home. The how-to guides have been designed to be easy to follow and understand to help you when using wearables, fitness tech and Smart Home devices.

The wearables, fitness tech and Smart Home markets are growing and new products and devices are being launched weekly. These how-to guides will you get the most of your wearables, fitness tech and Smart Home products.

How to install tvOS 13 to an Apple TV

How to install tvOS 13 beta on a Apple TV without a developer account

Just like with iOS 13 beta and macOS Catalina, Apple makes versions of tvOS 13 Beta available for developers to download and test with...
Download WatchOS 6 Apple Watch

WatchOS 6 Beta – install on Apple Watch without a developer account

Just like with iOS 13 beta and macOS Catalina, Apple makes versions of WatchOS 6 Beta available for developers to download and test with...
iOS 13 beta profile download

iOS 13 beta profile – install on iPhone and iPad without developer account

iOS 13 officially launches in the autumn of 2019. But if you want to try out the next version of iOS 13 before everyone...
Download and Install macOS Catalina

Download and install macOS Catalina to your Mac without a developer account

macOS Catalina developer preview has been released with new features that need testing before they're launched to the public. I will show you how...
Create a HomeKit enabled Floodlight

How to create a HomeKit Floodlight with motion detection on a budget

How to create and set up a HomeKit floodlight with motion detection Whilst floodlights with HomeKit support are starting to hit the market now with...
How to setup Home Assistant on a QNap NAS

How to setup Home Assistant on Qnap container station

Install Home Assistant on a Qnap NAS Are you wanting to combine the power of you Qnap NAS and the Home Assistant open source software, then...
Siri voice setup

How to enable a Siri voice command in Siri shortcuts

Siri Shortcuts voice commands Sir shortcuts are a new feature in iOS 12 and bring quick actions across your apps on iOS, which will perform...
Hive Home & HomeKit

Hive Home HomeKit support, well sort of, Hey Siri Shortcuts

Hive HomeKit support via Siri shortcuts Hive Home has now been around for a few years starting with its Hive heating product and now expanded...
How to improve battery life Fenix 5 Plus

How to improve battery life on the Garmin Fenix 5 Plus

How to fix poor battery life on the Garmin fitness watches The Garmin Fenix 5 Plus has been out now for about 3 months and...

The ultimate Garmin Fenix 5 Plus guide, tips and tricks

Garmin Fenix 5 plus guide tips and tricks Have you just bought a Garmin Fenix 5 Plus, either the 5, 5s or the 5x then...

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