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Setup, Using, and Fixing Apple Products

Get your Apple device up and running. Find out how to use your device properly and personalize your settings. Learn about the new iOS or iPadOS features and how to use them

Before you sell your Apple device find out what to do to make the process as easy as possible for the buyer.

Guides that provide simple yet comprehensive instructions on how to fix many common issues with Apple products.

For more help with Apple products, see troubleshooting iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, iPod Touch.

What Apple Watches Are Waterproof

What Apple Watches Are Waterproof?

Apple Watch is water resistant, but not waterproof. This means it has some water resistance ability but it should not be used for diving, water skiing, or other activities involving high-velocity water. The specific waterproof ability depends on the model so it is important you can identify your Apple Watch correctly by examining the serial number …

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Apple ID locked

How To Unlock An Apple ID Locked For Security Reasons And Regain Access

If Apple suspects your account has been hacked it will suspend it If you receive an email or see an on-screen prompt on your Apple device which says: “This Apple ID has been disabled for security reasons” “You can’t sign in because your account has been disabled due to security reasons” “This Apple ID has …

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iPad Activation Lock fix

How To Sort An iPad Trapped On The iCloud Activation Lock Screen

Apple devices, such as the iPad, come with a security feature called Activation Lock. It is designed to protect the iPad from: hackers unauthorized access theft if it is ever lost or stolen. Using the Find My App owners can track their device’s movements if it goes missing. They can even remotely wipe the iPad …

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iPad showing Activation Lock message

How To Bypass “This iPad is linked to an Apple ID” iCloud Activation Lock Message

This simple guide shows several ways to get rid of the annoying “This iPad is linked to an Apple ID” Message. Follow the steps to get your iPad unlocked and working properly… This guide is written for the iPad, but the information also applies to iPod Touch and iPhone devices. What causes this issue? If …

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How To Check Activation Lock Status Of Your Device For Free

The iCloud Activation Lock status tells you if a device has Apple’s security system enabled on it. This is important when buying or selling a secondhand iOS device as the security system will stop you from setting up or using it. The security system is called the iCloud Activation Lock. It is controlled from the …

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iPhone is disabled connect to iTunes

How To Fix “iPhone is Disabled Connect to iTunes” On Screen Message

Using the wrong passcode results in a disabled iPhone If anyone enters the wrong passcode on your iPhone too many times it will be disabled. Initially, it will only be for 1 minute. If the wrong passcode is continually attempted it will be disabled for longer and longer. Your iPhone is disabled completely when the …

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Apple Mail

iPhone Mail Settings For Popular ISP’s (IMAP, SMTP, POP3)

iPhone will automatically provide the correct email settings for the following applications: iCloud Microsoft Exchange Google Gmail Yahoo! Mail Aol mail Outlook.com email You won’t need to do anything beyond adding your username and password for your email account and iPhone will do the rest. If you use an email system outside this list, or …

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iPhone Icons Status Bar Home Screen Control Centre

Guide To iPhone Icons And Symbols On Status Bar And Control Centre

The iPhone has icons that appear on the: Status bar Control center Home screen Settings These icons show features that are enabled on your device. These iPhone symbols can also be seen when using apps, but may appear colored black rather than the standard white. Some are common – like Wi-Fi or signal strength. Other …

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What To Do Before You Sell or Trade-in Your iPhone

10 Things You Must Do Before Selling Or Trading In Your iPhone (or iPad)

This article explains what to do before selling iPhone iPad, or iPod Touch devices. These easy-to-follow instructions also apply if you plan to trade-in or give away your device as they ensure all of your personal data has been removed first. Simply follow these steps to make sure that your photos, emails, text messages, and …

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how to sign in to iCloud

How To Sign In To iCloud

Over the last decade, I have been asked about Apple’s iCloud online storage service numerous times. Even now many people are confused about the basics of iCloud, such as how to log in. This article will provide some simple tools to help you get into and out of iCloud. Specifically, this guide will teach you: …

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iPhone Wont Charge

iPad, iPod or iPhone Won‘t Charge? Why It Happens And How To Fix It

The first thing you need to know is that it is very common for an iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch not to charge properly. In fact, according to Apple Store employees, these are among the most common issues they see. The Apple Store is packed with people whose iPhones lose their battery life really fast, …

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iPhone email fix

12 Fixes For “This message has not been downloaded from the server” iPhone and iPad Email Error

An iOS iPhone email error has surfaced and is causing problems for many iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch owners. The problem is that you get an error that says “This message has not been downloaded from the server” whenever you attempt to open an email message with an attachment. The problem appears to be causing …

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iPhone smashed with a hammer

Apple Sucks: 6 Ways Apple Got The iOS User Interface Design Wrong

The look and feel of the Apple iPhone interface, called iOS, was designed back in 2013. Apple released the new design as part of iOS 7 announcing that it was the biggest shake-up in the iPhone operating system since its launch. Icons were flatter and the whole operating system was simpler and cleaner. However, I …

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iCloud setup guide

iCloud Setup Guide: How to Activate And Use It On All Your Apple Devices

iCloud is a completely free software tool that is pre-installed on all Apple devices – from Mac computers through to iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch. There are a number of things iCloud allows you to do such as backup your device’s data and secure it if lost or stolen. Best of all it does these …

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iPhone maps error

How-to fix ‘Unable to determine your location’ Google Maps error on an iPhone

How iPhone location services work Your location is determined by Location Services. This allows Apps like Maps, Camera, and Compass to use information from cellular, Wi-Fi, and Global Positioning System (GPS) networks to work out your location. If you can’t be seen by the GPS then your position is calculated using Wi-Fi. If you’re not in …

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Message Could Not Be Moved To Mailbox Trash

Fix “Message Could Not Be Moved To Mailbox Trash” Email Error On iPhone and iPad

When using iPhone to delete a message you may get an error message that says “Unable to Move Message. The message could not be moved to the mailbox Trash”. There are 3 main reasons why the messages can’t be deleted from your iPhone or iPad: The IMAP path is incorrect within the settings of your …

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