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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.