Having a problem with an Apple device, Mac system software, or iOS? Maybe your Mac is behaving weird, or your iPhone isn’t charging properly, or an iPad app is crashing, or something is just not working as expected? Browse through and search our troubleshooting articles and you might be able to resolve the problem!

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How to Check AppleCare Warranty Coverage on iPhone & iPad

May 29, 2023 - Leave a Comment
How to Add AppleCare Warranty to iPhone or iPad

You can now easily check your AppleCare warranty coverage right on the iPhone or iPad, for not only your device, but also any other devices that are paired to it, like AirPods or Apple Watches. All Apple devices come with a one year limited AppleCare warranty, but many users opt to purchase the optional various … Read More

Fix iPhone Quick Start Not Working: 6 Troubleshooting Tips

May 4, 2023 - 1 Comment

Quick Start is the fantastic feature that allows users to easily transfer data from an old iPhone or iPad to a new iPhone or iPad, seamlessly, wirelessly, and with minimal effort. While Quick Start typically automatically opens when you get a new iPhone or iPad and you’re beginning to set it up, it doesn’t always … Read More

How to Remove a Rapid Security Response Update on iPhone or iPad

May 1, 2023 - 12 Comments
Settings icon

Apple uses Rapid Security Response Updates to deploy critical fixes to security issues, and these updates are pushed to your iPhone or iPad automatically by default. While this is generally a good thing, since these little micro-updates are installed to protect your device from critical security issues, and installing them does not even require the … Read More

Devices Compatible with Live Text, Visual Lookup, & Camera Translate

Apr 30, 2023 - 2 Comments
iPadOS 16 live text

Many iPhone, iPad, and Mac users may be interested in using various features related to Live Text, Visual Lookup, and Camera Translate, but not all hardware will support these features. Live Text, which allows you to select text from photos and images, Visual Lookup, which allows you to identify objects found in photos and images, … Read More

How to Stop Getting Nextdoor Emails

Apr 29, 2023 - 10 Comments
How to stop getting emails from Nextdoor

NextDoor is a popular neighborhood ‘hyperlocal social network’ app that is mostly gossip, rants, and occasional local news, that is well known for sending a constant barrage of emails and email post updates to any users who signed up for the app at some point in history. If you’re like many NextDoor users, you have … Read More

Fix “xcode-select: error active developer directory” on Mac

Apr 26, 2023 - Leave a Comment
Terminal in macOS

Some Mac command line users working with nodejs and npm may see an error message and command failure along the lines of “xcode-select: error: tool ‘xcodebuild’ requires Xcode, but active developer directory ‘/Library/Developer/CommandLineTools’ is a command line tools instance”. This error message sometimes appears after updating MacOS, migrating Macs, or If you experience this error … Read More

How to Stop Spotify Opening on Mac Automatically

Apr 23, 2023 - 2 Comments
How to stop Spotify from opening automatically on Mac boot, restart, or login

The Spotify app for Mac defaults to opening itself automatically every time the Mac restarts, boots, or a user logs in to the Mac. If you do not want Spotify to open automatically on the Mac, and you’re running MacOS Ventura or newer, read along to prevent this behavior and stop Spotify from opening itself.

Fix “brew command not found” on Mac with zsh

Apr 19, 2023 - Leave a Comment
Homebrew for Mac

If you’re a Homebrew user who is now experiencing a “zsh: command not found: brew” error message in zsh shell, you’re probably perplexed as to why the brew command line line tool is no longer working. The reason you may be experiencing the command not found error for brew is because the zsh shell is … Read More

Fix “Application Error: A Client-side Exception has Occurred” in Safari

Apr 18, 2023 - 1 Comment
Safari error

Occasionally, when browsing the web you may see a website fail to load or interrupt with an error message that says “Application error: a client-side exception has occurred (see the browser console for more information).” Let’s dive into what this error message means, and how to fix it in Safari, whether you’re on a Mac, … Read More

How to Delete or Deactivate Your Nextdoor Account

Apr 16, 2023 - Leave a Comment
Nextdoor icon

If you’ve had enough of Nextdoor, the local social network neighborhood app that has a heavy focus on localized gossip, rumors, busybodies, nosy parkers, nonsense, and endless emails, you may be interested in deleting your Nextdoor account, or at least deactivating your Nextdoor account. Either method will disable your account, and also offers an alternative … Read More

How to Change Calendar Event to iCloud on iPhone & iPad

Apr 13, 2023 - 1 Comment
Change an event from local to iCloud Calendar on iPhone or iPad

Sometimes when adding an event to Calendar on iPhone or iPad, you may unintentionally add the event to the calendar on your local device, rather than to iCloud. This is often why a calendar event appears to not sync with other Apple devices, because if the event is stored in a calendar set to “On … Read More

How to Fix a ChatGPT Network Error

Apr 10, 2023 - Leave a Comment
ChatGPT AI superbrain

Rarely, while using ChatGPT you may encounter a “network error”. If ChatGPT reports that it has experienced a network error, you will be unable to use ChatGPT until that network error has been resolved.

How to Use Sidecar in MacOS Ventura

Apr 8, 2023 - 5 Comments
Sidecar Settings not showing up in MacOS Ventura

Sidecar, the feature that allows you to use your iPad as a secondary display for a Mac, is a really great feature for MacOS. But if you have updated to MacOS Ventura, you may find Sidecar is either not working, or what you used to do to enable, access, and use Sidecar is no longer … Read More

How to Sign Out of Apple ID on MacOS Ventura

Apr 6, 2023 - Leave a Comment
How to sign out of Apple ID on Mac with System Settings

An Apple ID is used as a gateway to every Apple service and many features on the Mac (and other Apple devices), ranging from iCloud, iCloud Photos, iCloud Drive, Find My, iCloud Documents and Data, backups, Contacts, Messages, Notes, Mail, and so much more. While basically every Mac should stay logged into an Apple ID … Read More

PSA: iOS 16.4 Enables Auto-Installing Software Updates by Default

Apr 4, 2023 - 5 Comments
iOS update enables automatic installing and downloading of future software updates

All iPhone and iPad users should be aware that installing the iOS 16.4 update for iPhone or iPadOS 16.4 update for iPad will enable the system settings for automatically installing and downloading future iOS/iPadOS software updates to that device. A splash screen noting this change appears right after the update has installed on a device … Read More

Permanently Fix AirPlay “Unable to connect” HomePod Errors

Apr 1, 2023 - 7 Comments
AirPlay Unable to Connect Error with HomePod Mini

If you have a HomePod or HomePod Mini and you attempt to connect audio streams to it through AirPlay, you’ve undoubtedly ran into the error message “AirPlay – Unable to connect to (HomePod)” with an OK button. This is a very frustrating error message that makes the HomePod Mini and HomePod not particularly useful or … Read More

How to Reinstall MacOS Monterey

Mar 29, 2023 - 2 Comments
How to reinstall MacOS Monterey on Mac

Whether for troubleshooting or other purposes, you may arrive at a situation where you must reinstall MacOS Monterey onto a Mac that is presently running MacOS Monterey. The most convenient way to reinstall macOS is to simply reinstall the macOS system software, without erasing other data on the Mac, and that is the method we … Read More

“Export IPTC as XMP” in Photos for Mac Explained: What Does Exporting IPTC as XMP do?

Mar 26, 2023 - 1 Comment
Export IPTC as XMP in Mac Photos app

If you have used the “Export Unmodified Original” option in the Photos app on Mac to export images or videos from the Photos app or iCloud Photos, you likely have noticed an optional toggle to enable that says “Export IPTC as XMP”. And if you’re like many Mac users, you are likely wondering what the … Read More

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