Troubleshooting macOS Sierra Problems

Sep 24, 2016 - 294 Comments

Troubleshooting macOS Sierra problems

For most users, installing macOS Sierra has gone without a hitch and they’re left with a trouble-free Mac that works great with the latest macOS system software release. But, not everything goes smoothly for everyone, and sometimes updating to macOS Sierra can lead to a variety of problems.

We’re compiling a list of common problems in this troubleshooting guide to remedy issues with the macOS Sierra download, installation, update, and post-install process. Unfortunately for me (but fortunately for you readers), I personally have had the joy of encountering many of these problems during and after updating one particular MacBook Pro to Mac OS Sierra 10.12, so I have very recent extensive firsthand experience with troubleshooting much of what is covered here.

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By Paul Horowitz - Mac OS X, Troubleshooting - 294 Comments

How to Create a Bootable macOS Sierra Installer

Sep 23, 2016 - 39 Comments

Create boot installer for macOS Sierra

Some Mac users like creating a bootable USB install drive for macOS Sierra, which offers for a way to easily update multiple machines, perform clean installs, and to have just as a backup Mac OS Sierra installer should the need arise.

This walkthrough will demonstrate the exact steps necessary to create a boot installer drive for the final version of macOS Sierra using a USB flash key or a similar thumb drive.

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By Paul Horowitz - Mac OS X, Tips & Tricks - 39 Comments

iOS 10.0.2 Update Released with Bug Fixes for iPhone & iPad

Sep 23, 2016 - 95 Comments

iOS 10 on iPhone

Apple has released iOS 10.0.2 (build 14A456), the small update includes multiple bug fixes for iOS 10 on any compatible iPhone or iPad.

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By Paul Horowitz - iPad, iPhone, News - 95 Comments

How to Restart iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus

Sep 22, 2016 - 8 Comments

iPhone 7 Plus in black

If you are an iPhone 7 owner, you may be wondering how to restart an iPhone 7 or iPhone 7 Plus given that it does not have a clickable Home button. It turns out that iPhone 7 models do not need the pushable Home button to forcibly restart the device, because they instead rely on the volume buttons.

Let’s review how to restart an iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus. It may be a little unusual at first if you’re accustomed to the old way of force rebooting other iOS devices with a clickable Home button, but it’s just as easy despite being a bit different.

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Fix Wi-Fi Problems in macOS Sierra

Sep 22, 2016 - 74 Comments

Fix Wi-Fi Problems in MacOS Sierra

Some Mac users are reporting wi-fi difficulties after updating to macOS Sierra 10.12. The most common wireless networking problems seem to be either randomly dropping wi-fi connections after updating to macOS Sierra, or an unusually slow or delayed wi-fi experience after updating a Mac to Sierra 10.12.

We’ll walk through some some-tested troubleshooting steps to resolve wireless networking troubles with a Mac running macOS Sierra.

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7 of the Best macOS Sierra Features That You’ll Actually Use

Sep 21, 2016 - 61 Comments

Best macOS Sierra Features

macOS Sierra has many new features and enhancements, some of which are significant and others that are more minor yet still nice to have. We’ve picked a handful of features new to macOS Sierra that you’re sure to enjoy and actually use, read on and check them out.

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By Paul Horowitz - Mac OS X, Tips & Tricks - 61 Comments

Beta 1 of iOS 10.1, macOS Sierra 10.12.1, watchOS 3.1, tvOS 10.01 Released

Sep 21, 2016 - 9 Comments

Apple beta system software

Apple has released the first beta versions of iOS 10.1 (build 14B55c), macOS Sierra 10.12.1 (build 16B2327e), watchOS 3.1, and tvOS 10.0.1.

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How to Prepare for & Install macOS Sierra

Sep 20, 2016 - 30 Comments

Prepare for macOS Sierra

With MacOS Sierra now available, Mac users can now get Siri on their computers, have improved iCloud integration, unlock their Macs with an Apple Watch, use Apple Pay on the web, and much more. Before you go diving right into updating to macOS 10.12 though, you should take a few precautionary steps to prepare for the software update.

We’ll walk through some simple steps to prepare for updating to macOS Sierra so that you can install the new Mac OS system software with ease.

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By Paul Horowitz - Mac OS X, Tips & Tricks - 30 Comments

macOS Sierra Download Released, Get it Now

Sep 20, 2016 - 37 Comments

macOS Sierra available to download now

Apple has released macOS Sierra, the latest major update to the Mac operating system. Versioned as Mac OS 10.12, the new Macintosh system software release includes a variety of new features, enhancements, and improvements to the Mac.

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By Paul Horowitz - Mac OS X, News - 37 Comments

iOS 10 Battery Life Draining Too Fast? Check These 9 Helpful Tips

Sep 19, 2016 - 109 Comments

iOS 10 battery life

Is your battery draining faster with iOS 10? It shouldn’t be, but some people have felt that updating to iOS 10 has reduced the battery life on their iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch. If you suspect that updating to iOS 10 has changed your battery life for the worse, read on to learn some potential reasons for this, as well as some reasonable solutions.

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Low iPhone 7 Screen Brightness? This Should Help

Sep 19, 2016 - 17 Comments

iPhone 7 display brightness is brighter than ever according to Apple, if it looks dim it may be software

Some iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus owners have found their new iPhone screen brightness appears dimmer than prior iPhone models. For some devices with a perceived less bright display, placing the iPhone 7 next to an iPhone 6s or earlier and turning the screen brightness up to 100% may reveal an apparent discrepancy in the display brightness (and some may notice the screen looks more warmer too, but you can fix the yellow screen with a simple adjustment). Apple markets the new iPhone 7 display as 25% brighter than prior screens, so what’s going on?

If your iPhone 7 or iPhone 7 Plus looks to have a dimmer screen, don’t panic, it might be software related. We’ll show you a simple trick that could boost the brightness level on some iPhone 7 screens that look dimmer than expected.

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How to Migrate Everything to iPhone 7 from an Old iPhone

Sep 17, 2016 - 15 Comments

Migrate everything to new iPhone 7

Want to transfer everything to a new iPhone 7 or iPhone 7 Plus from your old iPhone that it’s replacing, and without losing any data, pictures, apps, or passwords? Then you’re in the right place, as we’ll show you exactly how to migrate your data from an old iPhone to a new iPhone 7 and bring everything with you.

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By Paul Horowitz - iPhone, Tips & Tricks - 15 Comments

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