Launched today in the European Union and due globally by year-end, Apple’s new Data and Privacy portal lets you download an archive of your Apple ID data, update information Apple has on you, temporarily deactivate or permanently delete your Apple ID account, and more.
Due to its commitment to privacy, Apple doesn’t know nearly as much about you—at least not in a personally identifiable form—like Google or Facebook. Here’s how to request a downloadable copy of all the identifiable pieces of information Apple stores about you.
A trusted number is a phone number that has passed Apple’s verification process and can be used to receive Two-Factor Authentication verification codes by text message or automated phone call. Here’s how to add one or more trusted phone numbers to your Apple ID account.
Two-Factor Authentication is one of the most security measures that you can take with your account, but what happens if you can’t sign in or reset your Apple ID password? We take a look at what you can do to regain access to your account.
Apple has emailed customers who still use the older Two-Step Verification protection for their Apple ID, telling them that installing iOS 11 or macOS High Sierra will automatically upgrade them to the more robust Two-Factor Authentication system.
Typing your iCloud credentials into apps is a big no-no: you don’t want your primary Apple ID password to end up being collected or stored by apps you might use. Here’s how you can generate a special iCloud password that only works in a single app and doesn’t expose your Apple ID password.
Want to see only the music that is physically on your iPhone or iPad? In this tutorial, we show you one simple step to see only the music that has been downloaded to your device in the Apple Music app.
Not long ago, we’ve chatted all things song recognition through Siri, Apple’s increasingly potent virtual assistant on iOS and Mac. Today, on the heels of that, we are looking at the source of Siri’s acquired musical skills, Shazam, and bringing you another tip to eliminate friction between song identification on Shazam and listening to said track any time in the future on Apple Music.
Imagine yourself summoning Shazam a few times on your car ride home, then slumping onto your couch after arrival and immediately having all identified songs at the ready, waiting to be consumed inside Apple Music. Like that example case? If that’s a tacit yes, be sure to check out the walkthrough below, because you’re only one switch away from automatically embedding your shazamed tracks into your Apple Music Library.
Yesterday, a hacker group known as “Turkish Crime Family” told Motherboard it had obtained access to hundreds of millions iCloud and Apple ID accounts. They’ve threatened to reset passwords and remotely wipe Apple devices of all their data, including photos, videos and messages, unless the company pays a ransom of either $75,000 in the Bitcoin/Ethereum cryptocurrencies or $100,000 in iTunes Gift Cards, by April 7. Today, Apple denied the hacking claims, telling Forbes that iCloud, Apple ID and other systems haven’t been hacked into directly.