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How to Replace a Lost Recovery Key for Apple ID with iPhone or iPad

Sep 20, 2021 - 1 Comment
How to Replace Lost Recovery Key on iPhone

Apple reintroduced the Recovery Key security feature in modern iOS and iPadOS versions that may come in handy for resetting your Apple ID password. Recovery Key acts as an extra layer of security for your Apple account just in case you forget your password, and lose access to your trusted device. But what happens if … Read More

How to Limit App Access to Photos on iPhone or iPad

Sep 16, 2021 - Leave a Comment
How to Limit Access to Photos for Apps in iOS 14

An interesting privacy feature allows iPhone and iPad users to have complete control over which apps can access the photos on their device. If you’re interested in limiting which apps can access your device photos, read along.

How to Get Verification Codes For Apple ID on iPhone & iPad

Sep 8, 2021 - Leave a Comment
How to Manually Get Verification Codes For Apple ID on iPhone & iPad

Do you use Apple’s two-factor authentication system to verify the sign-ins to your Apple account from new devices? In that case, you might be interested in learning another way to get your verification codes, right from your iPhone or iPad.

Changing MAC Address in macOS Big Sur & Monterey with spoof-mac

Sep 5, 2021 - 4 Comments
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If you want to change your MAC address in macOS Monterey or Big Sur, you can use the traditional method to spoof a MAC address, or you can use a slightly easier approach by using a command line tool called spoof-mac. We’ll be covering the mac-spoof method here, which relies on HomeBrew.

How to Create an Apple ID Recovery Key

Aug 31, 2021 - 4 Comments
How to Create an Apple ID Recovery Key

Resetting your Apple ID password is normally a pretty easy task, but if you don’t have access to the device that you’re already signed into, things could get super complicated and inconvenient. However, Apple offers another option with an Apple ID recovery key, which can be used to reset an Apple ID account as well.

Fix Mac “App can’t be opened because it was not downloaded from the App Store” Error

Aug 30, 2021 - 3 Comments
Fix Mac app can't be opened because its was not downloaded from the App Store error

If you are attempting to open apps downloaded from the web or elsewhere on modern versions of macOS like Big Sur, you may see an error message that says something like ‘”AppName.app” can’t be opened because it was not downloaded from the App Store.’ Below that warning also states “Your security preferences allow installation of … Read More

How to Make an Instagram Account Private

Aug 9, 2021 - Leave a Comment
How to Make an Instagram Account Private

Want more privacy on Instagram? If so, you might consider turning an Instagram account private, otherwise by default anyone with or without an Instagram account can view your profile, photos, and videos. Fortunately, this can be changed.

How to Disable Notification Previews on Mac

Aug 4, 2021 - Leave a Comment
How to Disable Notification Previews on Mac

Do you want your notifications to stop showing previews on your Mac? Perhaps you want more privacy for the messages or emails you receive? Fortunately, it’s pretty easy to disable notification previews in MacOS.

How to Check for Reused & Compromised Passwords in Safari for Mac

Jul 22, 2021 - Leave a Comment
How to Use Safari Password Monitoring on Mac

Do you use a password that’s easy to guess for your online accounts? Or perhaps, you reuse the same password for multiple accounts? Maybe you’re wondering if your password has been compromised in a known data breach? Whatever the case, Safari for Mac can now help you monitor your passwords by providing Security Recommendations.

How to Export LastPass Passwords

Jun 20, 2021 - Leave a Comment
How to Export LastPass Passwords

Want to export the passwords stored in your LastPass account? Maybe you’re deciding to migrate to a new password manager, or you just want a hardcopy of your credentials for another reason. Exporting all your saved passwords from LastPass is pretty easy.

How to Automatically Erase Apple Watch After Failed Passcode Attempts

Jun 10, 2021 - Leave a Comment
How to Automatically Erase Apple Watch After Failed Passcode Attempts

Did you know that you can set your Apple Watch to automatically erase all its data if someone’s trying to break into it? Fortunately, this is pretty is easy to do and all you need is just a few seconds to enable this optional feature. Much like you can set iPhone to automatically erase on … Read More

How to Set iPhone to Erase Automatically After Failed Passcode Attempts

May 27, 2021 - Leave a Comment
How to Set iPhone to Erase Automatically After Failed Passcode Attempts

Are you worried about someone breaking into your iPhone by guessing passcodes? Or perhaps you’re worried that if you lost your iPhone, someone could eventually guess the passcode and access your data? In that case, you may want to learn how you can set your iPhone to automatically erase all its data after multiple failed … Read More

How to Change Apple ID for iMessage on iPhone & iPad

May 26, 2021 - Leave a Comment
How to Change Apple ID for iMessage on iPhone & iPad

Do you want to use a different Apple ID or email address for sending and receiving messages over iMessage? Fortunately, this is pretty easy to do on an iPhone and iPad, and all you need is a minute or two of your time.

How to Switch to Four-Digit Passcode on iPhone & iPad

May 22, 2021 - 1 Comment
How to Switch to Four Digit Passcode on iPhone

Want to use a shorter 4 digit passcode on your iPhone or iPad again? You can do that, though it’s important to remember that shorter passcodes are not as secure. If you’re a long-time iPhone or iPad user, you probably remember the old days when you were able to use four-digit passcodes. Although Apple defaults … Read More

How to Reset Screen Time Passcode on Mac

May 20, 2021 - Leave a Comment
How to Reset Screen Time Passcode on Mac

Lost or forgot the passcode that you use for Screen Time on your Mac? Don’t start panicking. Thankfully, resetting your Screen Time passcode without losing all your settings is a pretty straightforward process on macOS.

How to Add or Remove Trusted Phone Numbers on iPhone, iPad, Mac

May 18, 2021 - Leave a Comment
How to Add or Remove Trusted Phone Numbers on iPhone & iPad

Want to link a new phone number to your Apple ID so that you can receive two-factor authentication codes? Thankfully, adding and removing trusted phone numbers is a pretty straightforward procedure and you can do this right on your iPhone, iPad, or Mac.

How to Disable Camera on iPhone & Lock Screen

May 10, 2021 - Leave a Comment
How to Disable Camera on iPhone & Lock Screen

Want to disable the camera on the Lock Screen of iPhone? Whether for privacy purposes, part of work provisioning, for a child’s iPhone, or to prevent accidental pictures being taken, you can disable the camera on iPhone if need be, which also prevents the camera from being usable while the iPhone is locked.

How to Trust an App on iPhone & iPad to Fix “Untrusted Developer” Message

May 7, 2021 - Leave a Comment
How to Trust an App on iPhone & iPad

Did you install an iOS or ipadOS app to iPhone or iPad that’s not from the Apple App Store by sideloading? If so, you will not be able to open this app on your iPhone or iPad right away and instead, you’ll get an “Untrusted Developer” message.

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