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How Optimized iPhone Storage works with iCloud Photo Library

2017-10-13T03:04:28+00:00 October 13th, 2017|Categories: News, Tutorials|Tags: |

If you use iCloud Photo Library, iOS has a feature called Optimize iPhone Storage to help save storage space on your iPhone. Your original photos and videos are kept in iCloud Photo Library, and optimized versions are kept on your iPhone.Macworld reader Alexandra asks about optimized photos, iCloud Photo Library, and uploads: I have Optimize [...]

Hate iTunes 12.7 and want to be able to install and manage iOS apps in iTunes? Install iTunes 12.6.3

2017-10-11T03:04:52+00:00 October 11th, 2017|Categories: News, Tutorials|Tags: |

iTunes 12.7 removed the iOS app store, which meant you couldn’t buy or manage your iPhone and iPad apps when your devices are connected to your Mac. Some people don’t like it, and if you really don’t want to change your ways, there’s a workaround: You can install iTunes 12.6.3 and get back access to [...]

How to unlock an iOS device when you’ve forgotten your password or changed your account

2017-10-10T03:04:30+00:00 October 10th, 2017|Categories: News, Tutorials|Tags: |

Apple's use of an Apple ID on iPads is something Apple does towards keeping your device secure. But it can also be problematic, especially if you have multiple Apple IDs and can't remember the user names or passwords for them all.Macworld reader Mae ran into an Apple ID problem when using her iPad. An Activation [...]

Apple File System FAQ: How APFS works with older Macs, encryption, external drives, and other questions

2017-10-07T03:04:33+00:00 October 7th, 2017|Categories: News, Tutorials|Tags: |

With the release of macOS High Sierra and its upgrade for SSD-based startup volumes to Apple File System (APFS), Macworld readers had many questions about how this new filesystem—more efficient and reliable for SSDs—will interact with older Macs, hard drives, networked filesharing, and more. Here are the answers.Many questions revolve around a concern that files [...]

macOS High Sierra: Startup SSD volume must be APFS; other drives can wait

2017-10-05T03:04:36+00:00 October 5th, 2017|Categories: News, Tutorials|Tags: |

Some Macworld readers are concerned about upgrading to macOS High Sierra, which offers the new APFS (Apple File System) that replaces the nearly 20-year-old HFS+ filesystem. APFS offers a lot of advantages for SSD performance and durability, as well as encryption for any type of drive. But it’s not backwards compatible with older versions of [...]