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Why can't I set a longer passcode timeout on my iPhone 6 Plus?

If you had turn off your “find my iPhone”, this way can easily remove the passcode from your iPhone or iPad
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Posted by Brevin Ratliff on December 11, 2017 at 3:50 AM (CST)

Instant Expert: Secrets & Features of iTunes 12.7

For some time, about once a week, a daily podcast will stop with an error saying I haven’t listened to it in some time.  So I check daily.  The number of keystrokes to get there and back is much larger now, checking podcasts two ways, then returning to music, where I have a smart folder of stuff I haven’t yet listened to.  That bug (which I reported to Apple a long time ago) isn’t fixed.  My work-around is bigger.

Posted by HowardBrazee on December 4, 2017 at 6:50 PM (CST)

Instant Expert: Secrets & Features of iTunes 12.7

I really, really want an app that will allow me the functionality in preparing my iPhone and iPad that used to be part of iTunes.

Posted by HowardBrazee on December 4, 2017 at 6:47 PM (CST)

Why can't I set a longer passcode timeout on my iPhone 6 Plus?

This is not the case if you use smart cover for your iPad and still forced to press home button all the time which makes no sense. Stupid Apple clowns!

Posted by Nizmo on December 2, 2017 at 7:10 PM (CST)

Instant Expert: Secrets & Features of iOS 11

After spending the last few weeks with IOS 11 I can honestly say this is the worst update ever. Even after the 11.1.2 email icon notification is still jittery, I STILL cannot delete imessage ” recents” without deleteing the contacts so now if I want to text Heidi, I have to spell entire name of ” recents” gives me every damn H contact, as well there are soooo many greyed out ” recents ” and many many ” blue recents” that cannot be deleted, even recents with ” i ” don’t delete always.I agree with Stef below, Apple has completely lost their way and are now pretty much as reliable as any good android phone. Even their OS update has many flaws and security issues such as the need to change your root password. Even though I have always been a fanboy and have multiple devices by apple, iMac,iPad,iphones, This will be my last iphone.

Posted by francine geary on November 29, 2017 at 9:01 AM (CST)

How do I consolidate iTunes purchases into a single account?

Yeah, sadly that’s just not the way Apple has designed it to works — you can switch accounts back and forth to stream, but that’s still a pain to do in iTunes, and of course syncing that content onto your devices requires downloading it, which enforces a 90-day restriction on switching accounts due to the usual intransigence of the studios/labels.
It’s still far easier just to maintain a local library, IMHO. However, if you’re tight on drive space, you could go with a hybrid approach — download all of the content from one of the two accounts, and then stay logged into the other one so you can stream that stuff from iTunes in the cloud.

Posted by Jesse Hollington on November 28, 2017 at 2:47 PM (CST)

How do I consolidate iTunes purchases into a single account?

Thanks Jesse, that makes sense.  For some reason I thought that if I authorized my Macbook on both accounts, it would show the same purchases for both regardless of whether they were downloaded.  That would be the ideal solution, and save me a tonne of drive space.  I will give that a shot.

Posted by Paul Holloway on November 27, 2017 at 3:31 PM (CST)

How do I consolidate iTunes purchases into a single account?

If you’ve downloaded all of your songs from both accounts onto your local hard drive, you should be able to access them without any issues as long as your computer is authorized for both accounts — I do this all the time with not only music, but also movies and TV shows.
However, you won’t be able to access purchases stored in iCloud without switching back and forth between the two accounts, and if you want to download anything you’ll also have to wait 90 days before you can switch accounts to download from the other account.
If your purchases are only stored on the iTunes Store right now, the best way to deal with this would be to download everything from your first iTunes Store account, then switch accounts and download everything from your second account. If you’re only doing this on a single computer, you might need to wait 90 days before you can download from the second account, although iTunes will sometimes let you switch accounts once without enforcing the 90-day restriction. Alternatively, if you have a second computer, you can use that one to download your music from the second account onto that computer, and then just copy it over and import it into your main iTunes library.

Posted by Jesse Hollington on November 27, 2017 at 2:13 PM (CST)

How do I consolidate iTunes purchases into a single account?

Unfortunately this doesn’t work for me.  I have around 696 songs purchased with one account and 494 with the other.  They have only about 20 songs in common: those songs purchased using my Macbook.  The Macbook is authorized on both accounts, yet iTunes shows only those songs which were purchased using the account to which I’m logged into.  Pain in the a$$...

Posted by Paul Holloway on November 25, 2017 at 11:43 AM (CST)

How do I re-sync contacts to my vehicle after switching to a new iPhone?

I made some additions to my iphone 7plus contacts listing and now my Nissan Rogue is not bringing up the right contact when I speak it.  They are off by a few names in the list. How do I update my contact list in my car so I can call up the correct name?

Posted by Barbara on November 8, 2017 at 8:17 AM (CST)

Instant Expert: Secrets & Features of iOS 11

iOS 11 doesn’t support about 60% of the apps I bought and care about.The software designers didn’t change the system, Apple did. Will not downgrade to another version which potentially loses my data or makes it obsolete in just a few years. Apple needs to think about longevity and consistency otherwise we are wasting our money buying this disposable tech. And for what? Just to have something new.Apple seems to care more about talking Emoji for example, Just sad. Four flashlight settings? The clock replaced by separate controls? Buttons that no longer turn things off?
Why??? Let’s make things more complicated shall we Apple?

Posted by Stef on October 29, 2017 at 10:26 AM (CDT)

Instant Expert: Secrets & Features of iTunes 12.7

Sorry to hear that once again the modifications are not about improving the quality of what iTunes dishes out. The whole iTunes system is still audio ‘lo resolution’. Just today I did a sonic comparison between an iTunes track (delivered by an iPhone to my home audio system)  and the same recording from original vinyl. The dynamic range was embarrassing as was the sound stage and separation. Apple - if you want to improve iTunes…improve the quality of the sound. Oh, and some legacy stability in playiist management would be nice…I’m sick of rebuilding all my playlists with every major OS change.

Posted by Paul Gilbert on October 9, 2017 at 8:44 PM (CDT)

Instant Expert: Secrets & Features of iTunes 12.7

I need lyrics for iTunes 12.7 for when I practice public singing in my personal time.

Posted by Michelle on October 1, 2017 at 11:36 AM (CDT)

Instant Expert: Secrets & Features of iTunes 12.7

Yes it’s very annoying. Definitely didn’t happen on previous iTunes.
I’ve figured out a workaround, if you start iTunes without Bluetooth connected, make sure all outputs are selected and then use system preferences to change your computers output to the Bluetooth speaker.
Hopefully they’ll fix in the next version

Posted by Paul Dryden on September 30, 2017 at 5:03 PM (CDT)

Instant Expert: Secrets & Features of iTunes 12.7

This is about the only post I’ve seen that comes close to my issue.  iTunes 12.7 will only allow me to connect to a wifi OR bluetooth.  It won’t allow me to connect to both, which I’ve been doing for as long as I can remember.  The screenshot you posted above, seems to be allowing you to do so.  Maybe I have a setting issue.  (?)

Posted by Michael Kahler on September 30, 2017 at 1:54 PM (CDT)

Instant Expert: Secrets & Features of iTunes 12.7

Yup, macOS High Sierra was released on Monday.
Glad to hear you got it sorted. It hadn’t even occurred to me that there could be a Bluetooth speaker involved, but I can see why Bluetooth and AirPlay destinations wouldn’t be able to be simultaneously selected, so it makes sense.

Posted by Jesse Hollington on September 27, 2017 at 8:54 AM (CDT)

Instant Expert: Secrets & Features of iTunes 12.7

I think I have found the problem, one of my outputs was a Sony Bluetooth speaker connected to the Mac mini. When I turned that off it allowed me to choose multiple destinations again.
Didn’t know there was a new MacOS.

Posted by Paul Dryden on September 27, 2017 at 8:50 AM (CDT)

Instant Expert: Secrets & Features of iTunes 12.7

Strange. I’m assuming by “latest version” you mean macOS High Sierra, which came out this week, right?
Here’s what I see in the AirPlay dialog…
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Targets are a pair of AirPort Express units (1st and 2nd gen 802.11n versions), a Denon AV Receiver, and a fourth-generation Apple TV.
I can select any combination of destinations and they all seem to work just as well as they did before. I’m guessing you’re seeing something different…

Posted by Jesse Hollington on September 27, 2017 at 8:38 AM (CDT)

Instant Expert: Secrets & Features of iTunes 12.7

I’m on latest version of MacOS. It seems to only let me select one output. I have an airport express, and Apple TV

Posted by Paul Dryden on September 26, 2017 at 1:51 PM (CDT)

Instant Expert: Secrets & Features of iTunes 12.7

Are you using iTunes on Windows or Mac? Streaming to multiple devices is still working fine for me on macOS….

Posted by Jesse Hollington on September 26, 2017 at 11:56 AM (CDT)

Instant Expert: Secrets & Features of iTunes 12.7

Does anyone know why you can no longer stream audio to more than one device on Airplay?

Posted by Paul Dryden on September 26, 2017 at 11:48 AM (CDT)

Instant Expert: Secrets & Features of iTunes 12.7

It looks like Apple has taken out the separate “Edit” mode in favour of just making playlists editable by default. You can drag-and-drop songs into playlists and reorder them within your playlist normally now, and it’s always been possible to remove tracks without going into “Edit” mode.

Posted by Jesse Hollington on September 26, 2017 at 9:28 AM (CDT)

Instant Expert: Secrets & Features of iTunes 12.7

If your apps aren’t updating, it’s probably not the cellular size limits that are the problem….  iTunes doesn’t know the difference between a cellular connection and a normal Wi-Fi connection, so it wouldn’t be enforcing these limits — it’s the App Store app on iOS that limits download sizes, not the App Store on Apple’s end.
In fact, I’ve been able to use Personal Hotspot to download larger apps even onto an iPad or another iPhone many times over the years — I once connected my iPhone to Personal Hotspot on my partner’s iPhone to get around this exact limitation.

Posted by Jesse Hollington on September 26, 2017 at 9:26 AM (CDT)

Instant Expert: Secrets & Features of watchOS 4

Fair enough. When I wrote the conclusion I was mostly focused on the possibility of other reasons to avoid the update such as bugs or performance problems, but I totally see your point, and it’s a good indication that I need to try and be more clear next time

Posted by Jesse Hollington on September 26, 2017 at 9:12 AM (CDT)

Instant Expert: Secrets & Features of watchOS 4

Sorry, was disagreeing with your conclusion that you couldn’t find any reasons to avoid the update. In my situation, had I been aware of the iPhone music library limitation, I would have postponed updating.
Yes Siri can be used to initiate a track/album/playlist, but that still requires you to know what it is you want played, doesn’t help if you want to review a large library. Obviously different people use their phones in different ways. Mine was as a way of having access to a large personal music library. Cheers.

Posted by Kerb on September 25, 2017 at 10:08 PM (CDT)

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