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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.

How To Change Screen Time Passcode

How To Change Screen Time Passcode On iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch or Mac

Screen Time is a feature of Apple products that allows owners to monitor device usage. It also offers control of a child’s device to restrict usage,  prevent access to inappropriate content, and prevent unauthorized purchases. All of these restrictions are limited and controlled using the Screen Time passcode. If you forget your Screen Time passcode …

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iCloud and iMessage accounts do not match

Fix iCloud And iMessage Accounts Are Different And Do Not Match Error

The iCloud and iMessage accounts do not match error can appear on your device if you use multiple Apple IDs on it. Also, the Apple developer forum has multiple users saying they got an iMessage account issue when using beta versions of iOS or iPadOS. Network and WiFi issues can also cause iCloud and iMessage …

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Apple ID locked

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

If Apple suspects your Apple ID or Apple 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” …

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iPad showing Activation Lock message

How To Fix “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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iPhone is disabled connect to iTunes

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

You can’t remove the “iPhone is disabled. Connect to iTunes” message without erasing the device. The act of erasing the device wipes the passcode and factory resets the iPhone. This means all of your data is deleted. You can restore your data from a backup or recover it from the iPhone using a special tool. …

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

9 Important Things To Do Before Selling Or Trading In Your iPhone (or iPad)

This article explains 9 critical tasks you must do before passing on your iPhone iPad, or iPod Touch device to a new owner. 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 …

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is iCloud safe?

Is iCloud Safe? All You Need To Know About iCloud Security

Like all computing environments iCloud has its flaws, but it is regarded as highly secure making it very safe to use. iCloud is secured with 2-step verification and an Apple ID so secure even Apple claims it can’t hack it. However, there have been leaks of personal information taken from iCloud that was claimed to …

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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 and iCloud+ online storage service numerous times. Even now many people are confused about the basics of iCloud, such as how to sign in. This article will provide some simple tools to help you to login and to logout of iCloud. Specifically, this guide …

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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

Fix For “Message not yet downloaded from server” iPhone 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

Apple released the current icons and design style of iOS back in 2013. Icons were flatter and the whole operating system was simpler and cleaner than the previous versions created under Steve Jobs. At the time, Apple said that it was the biggest shake-up in the iPhone operating system since its launch. However, I believe …

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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

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 range of any Wi-Fi, your …

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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, iPad and iPod Touch)

When using iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch to delete a message you can 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 device: The IMAP path is incorrect within the settings …

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