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How Optimized iPhone Storage works with iCloud Photo Library

2017-10-13T03:04:28+00:00

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 [...]

How Optimized iPhone Storage works with iCloud Photo Library 2017-10-13T03:04:28+00:00

How to make sure you remove photos from iCloud Photo Library

2017-10-12T03:04:27+00:00

iCloud Photo Library can be very handy for accessing your photos. But it's another service you need to tend to if you decide to sell or give an iOS device to someone else.Macworld reader Felipe has found this our. He bought an iPhone from a friend, who left himself logged in before handing the phone [...]

How to make sure you remove photos from iCloud Photo Library 2017-10-12T03:04:27+00:00

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

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 [...]

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

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

2017-10-10T03:04:30+00:00

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 [...]

How to unlock an iOS device when you’ve forgotten your password or changed your account 2017-10-10T03:04:30+00:00

How to stop your Mac from auto-connecting to a Wi-Fi network

2017-10-10T03:04:29+00:00

Wi-Fi hotpots: As convenient as they are, they can be very annoying, as well. Especially when you're using a Mac or iPhone that's trying to connect to a hotspot when you don't want it to.Macworld reader Martin Joseph wants to ditch one company's Wi-Fi hotspot in particular: I wonder if you can figure out a [...]

How to stop your Mac from auto-connecting to a Wi-Fi network 2017-10-10T03:04:29+00:00

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

2017-10-07T03:04:33+00:00

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 [...]

Apple File System FAQ: How APFS works with older Macs, encryption, external drives, and other questions 2017-10-07T03:04:33+00:00

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

2017-10-05T03:04:36+00:00

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 [...]

macOS High Sierra: Startup SSD volume must be APFS; other drives can wait 2017-10-05T03:04:36+00:00

How to remove old sent messages from Mail in macOS

2017-10-05T03:04:35+00:00

Email is one of those programs that you use, and then you realize that you have files dating back from a long time ago. Macworld reader Chris want to take control of the message in Apple’s Mail, specifically the messages he has sent. I swear I used to be able to control how long my [...]

How to remove old sent messages from Mail in macOS 2017-10-05T03:04:35+00:00