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How to Setup 2-Factor Authentication on Apple ID for Extra Security

May 30, 2016 - 8 Comments
Two factor authentication for Apple ID

This guide will walk through setting up two-factor authentication for an Apple ID. Two-factor authentication requires that whenever a user is logging in to an Apple ID from a new untrusted device, not only must the proper password be entered but a secondary security ID code must be entered as well, which is typically delivered … Read More

How to Fix “Account Limit Reached: Device No Longer Eligible for Creating Apple ID / iCloud” Error Messages

Mar 18, 2016 - 31 Comments
Make a new Apple ID to fix device not eligible error

Most iPhone and iPad users will use the same Apple ID and iCloud account repeatedly on the same device and across other devices, as they should, since that is how they are designed to work. Nonetheless sometimes you may buy an iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch on the used market and discover that someone has … Read More

Save the Mac App Store Password for Free Downloads in Mac OS X

Jan 27, 2016 - 19 Comments
Save password for free app store downloads in Mac OS X

Having to constantly enter the Apple ID password to download free apps from the Mac App Store is kind of annoying, but thanks to a new settings option you can stop the authentication requirement for free apps while still maintaining it for paid app downloads and for in-app purchases in Mac OS X.

Fix Constant Apple ID Verification Password Pop-Ups on iPhone & iPad

Jan 11, 2016 - 81 Comments
Apple ID password verification pop-up constantly, here's the fix

Some iPhone and iPad users have discovered their devices keep asking them repeatedly for their Apple ID to be verified with a password. If you have this issue, this Apple ID password verification pop-up appears at random but frequently, and you’ll see it appear anytime you reboot the device on the lock screen, and often … Read More

How to Stop Using an iCloud Password to Unlock a Mac

May 23, 2015 - 15 Comments
Use iCloud (Apple ID) as a Mac Login

When a user sets up a new Mac, there is a helpful option to use an iCloud ID and Apple ID to login and unlock the Mac. Users can also choose at any time to have their iCloud ID as their login for OS X too. While this is undoubtedly a helpful feature and it … Read More

How to Use iCloud Password to Login & Unlock Mac OS X

Mar 24, 2015 - 20 Comments
Use iCloud (Apple ID) as a Mac Login

Rather than remembering a separate password and set of login information for unlocking a Mac, OS X offers the option to use an iCloud password to login to the computer at boot, reboot, authentication, locked screens, and all login windows instead. This is a helpful feature for users who like to keep things simple and … Read More

What To Do If You Can Not Remember an Apple ID or Password

Dec 23, 2014 - 185 Comments
Confirm your Apple ID with iTunes Settings

Forgetting the login and password to an Apple ID is not the best feeling in the world, particularly given how integral an Apple login is to the broader iOS and Mac OS X experience. So, if you or someone else happens to forget an Apple ID or the password to an Apple account, what should … Read More

How to Change an Apple ID & iCloud Account in Mac OS X

Nov 8, 2014 - 41 Comments
Log in to a new Apple ID on Mac OS X

All users should have their own Apple ID, which is tied not only to an iCloud account, Messages, FaceTime, App Store, iTunes, iBooks, and Passbook with ApplePay, but in new versions of Mac OS X an Apple ID can also be used to log into a Mac user account too. Because each Mac user should … Read More

How to Delete an iCloud Account from an iPhone / iPad

Oct 19, 2014 - 154 Comments
Delete an iCloud Account from iOS

For those of us who juggle between multiple iCloud accounts (which is really not recommended), you may need to remove an iCloud account associated with an iPhone or iPad some times. This is typically for situations where you need to swap in a different account, create a new iCloud login for some reason, or just … Read More

How to Change the Apple ID on iPhone, iPad, & iPod Touch

Aug 1, 2014 - 115 Comments
How to Change an Apple ID in iOS

An Apple ID is central to just about every Apple service you use on an iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch. From sending and receiving iMessages and FaceTime calls, to shopping with the App Store and iTunes Store, and making backups to iCloud, this is all tied to an Apple ID. For the best experience with … Read More

Assign an Apple ID to a Mac User Account in Mac OS X for Added Peace of Mind

Jul 4, 2013 - Leave a Comment
Allow Apple ID password resets

Many Mac users overlook a feature in Mac OS X that allows them to attach an Apple ID to their actual user account, not just to iCloud and the App Store. It only takes a moment to set, and it provides for an incredibly simple password recovery option at the login and boot menus, allowing … Read More

How to Change the Country for iTunes & App Store Accounts

May 24, 2013 - 59 Comments
Change the Apple ID Country association for iTunes and App Store

Country association with an Apple ID, and thus the App Store and iTunes Store, can be changed easily. This allows access to content and apps that are country or region specific, and it’s extremely helpful for a variety of situations, whether for travelers, expatriates, or for anyone who is trying to view, download, or purchase … Read More

How to Check an iTunes / App Store Account Balance Quickly from iOS & Mac OS X

May 19, 2013 - 19 Comments
Apple ID account balance

Ever wanted to check the remaining balance of an Apple ID, so you know how much credit is remaining for iTunes, iBooks, or App Store purchases? Us too, and it’s actually quite simple to see quickly from either iOS with an iPhone or iPad, or through OS X from any Mac. The only thing you’ll … Read More

Set Up Two-Step Verification for Apple ID to Increase Account Security

Mar 21, 2013 - 8 Comments
Set up two step verification for Apple ID's

Apple has added an optional two-step verification security authentication feature to Apple ID’s, the login which is used to manage everything from iCloud storage settings to iTunes and App Store purchases. With Two-Step Verification enabled, you’ll login as usual, but then be required to verify your identity by entering in a special verification code on … Read More

How to Reset a Forgot Password in Mac OS High Sierra, Sierra, El Capitan, Yosemite, by Using an Apple ID

Nov 23, 2011 - 6 Comments
Reset a Password in Mac OS X with the Apple ID

Forgetting a user account password can be a major frustration for Mac users, but fortunately there are a some simple and secure ways to recover and reset a lost password on any Mac. One of the best ways to handle this situation and reset a lost password is to use an Apple ID, which allows … Read More

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