Sometimes you’ve got a problem and you want a fix, but it’s time-consuming to ask around for the answer. Or, it could be a question that you don’t feel comfortable bringing up to other people.
Someone’s almost definitely asked the same question that you have on the Internet. A quick online search will turn up any answers that people have tried, saving you time by narrowing down the most likely solutions to work. Industry-specific forums, especially in regards to IT-related issues, are great for this.
If the fix is simple, now you don’t have to wait for someone to help you or answer any awkward questions. But as with everything on the Internet, make sure you verify the answers from different sources to ensure that they’re legitimate.
Some people believed a prank video saying that iPhones could be charged in the microwave…as you can imagine, that didn’t end well.