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Using iMessage without iCloud

My icloud account on Imessage has been offline, and cannot be active any more. It’s happening only on my imac. iMessage is still working on my phone, laptop, and machine at work.
I tried changing password etc, solutions found online didn’t help.
Is there anything you could think of to try?
Thanks!

Posted by airnyc on January 25, 2014 at 6:53 PM (CST)

Deleting old iCloud Backups

I backed up my phone and restored it so I could unlock my device. Usually it takes a few minutes to get back all your apps and contacts but it is not happening. How can I get all my things from my old device?

Posted by Daniel Carvalho on January 25, 2014 at 5:21 PM (CST)

Restoring iCloud Contact info from backup

Thank you so much for this advice.  I got my contacts, calendar, and reminders back.

Posted by KarenU on January 25, 2014 at 1:59 PM (CST)

Viewing only downloaded iTunes Match tracks

I use Match on my iPhone in the car and songs never get downloaded to my phone, they just play. Unless you specifically hit download you shouldn’t be adding to your iPad.

Posted by Rick Moore on January 24, 2014 at 2:38 PM (CST)

Deleting old iCloud Backups

I have never backed up any data on iCloud… If my data were to be deleted, can they still be retrieved?

Posted by B.parker on January 22, 2014 at 3:43 PM (CST)

Using Wi-Fi while in Airplane Mode

I turned airplane mode on and turned it off and tirned wifi back on but i cant use apple store or any apps linked with wifi what should i do??

Posted by Aaron on January 22, 2014 at 1:21 PM (CST)

Choosing an account when creating a new contact

did you found a solution? aim trying to solve it but can not find anything. thats right why to change address book before, i need to select which address book right on the time when i creating contact:(

Posted by robert on January 21, 2014 at 3:45 PM (CST)

Sending all iPhone calls to voicemail

My iphone 5 is default forwarding all calls without ringing to voicemail. I cancel the fwd—repeatedly—(##002# on call pad) and after at most one call it defaults back to fwd option. A pain. Any idea about any other workaround how to turn off this voicemail fwding function?

Posted by David Theo Goldberg on January 20, 2014 at 2:47 PM (CST)

iOS 7: Activation Lock + Find My iPhone

meguel sir you are a douchebag

Posted by m0neymike420 on January 20, 2014 at 5:47 AM (CST)

iOS 7: Activation Lock + Find My iPhone

oh yeah youtube iphone backup extractor, and go to iphonebackupextractor.com also, these will help you figure out the id but not the password….contacting the original owner should do the trick unless the device really was stolen… at that point though you have to just eat crow for buying an un verified device or… stop stealing lol

Posted by david payton on January 18, 2014 at 4:52 PM (CST)

iOS 7: Activation Lock + Find My iPhone

its so funny how cynics just cant believe that something could happen to a legitimate owner of an apple device that causes them to be locked out. Purchasing a second hand phone does not mean it was ever stolen. That is a blanket assumption that doesnt seem to have any real insight attached. Apple will remove activation lock for you if you send them a receipt showing you are the original owner. Their is a way (youtube activation lock) to find out the original owners email and/or facebook info. Hopefully you can contact them and they can log into their icloud account and delete the device. at this point you should be able to power cycle the phone and start the activation process. Not always the best solution but it is a solution. Tanvir^^^ if you have your original reciept, or can prove that you are the original owner of the device call apple and they can help you. For us second hand owners the solution is to soft hack the activation lock (still cant use phone) and get contact info for the original owner. contact them and hopefully they will remove the device.

Posted by david payton on January 18, 2014 at 4:44 PM (CST)

Transferring your iTunes Library

Great article! Used this to move my library over to a newly purchased Synology NAS.  Worked like a champ.

Posted by Glenn on January 14, 2014 at 2:54 PM (CST)

Scheduling automatic iCloud backups

So that’s about iCloud automatic backup. However, there’s still a possibility of having a messed backup, for ex.: iCloud automatically backs up my device at one time. Later, while working on something, I accidentally delete some notes/messages. After 24hours, having met all the conditions, iCloud backs up my device automatically again. Next day, I just realized the deleted stuff and I want to restore. But there is nothing to restore since the last automatic backup has already been overwritten.

Is that right? I guess I have to do manual backup via iTunes then?

Posted by Cx on January 14, 2014 at 11:34 AM (CST)

Syncing multiple iCloud data with a family Mac

Synching my Ipod classic with Mac mountain lion multiple copies of some albums show up on ipod. How can I resolve this?

Posted by John Beckett on January 13, 2014 at 5:20 PM (CST)

Can't restore iPod touch without passcode

This was a big help, thanks!

Posted by Dylan Waller on January 9, 2014 at 2:40 PM (CST)

Quickly And Wisely Reducing Your iCloud Footprint

“iCloud Footprint”?

Yeah, we’re pretty much doomed folks.

Posted by Zack on January 9, 2014 at 2:08 PM (CST)

The Complete Guide to Transferring your Content to a new iPhone, iPad or iPod touch

I unknowingly deleted data from my pages app. Is there a way to restore or retireve this data from either icloud or my ipad? From a previous article I learned that the device saves the last 3 backups.  How do I go back..I don’t know how to restore once i have programmed the phone form its beginning….

Posted by lisa on January 8, 2014 at 10:09 PM (CST)

Using a Wi-Fi hard drive with an iPad

Great articel!

What are the names of some of the JB apps that allow you to intergrate music via the in built music app and not one of these 3rd party apps that are bundled with wireless hard drives?

Posted by anon on January 8, 2014 at 2:58 AM (CST)

The Complete Guide to Transferring your Content to a new iPhone, iPad or iPod touch

iPhone Data Transfer is another choice which lets you copy sms, contacts, notes, bookmarks, songs, vidoes, photos and call log etc from old iPhone 3GS/4/4S/5 to your new iPhone 5S or iPhone 5S.

tinyurl.com/mffkvnm

Most important is these data will be merged perfectly on your new iPhone. No data loss worry.

Best luck!

Posted by David on January 8, 2014 at 2:48 AM (CST)

Switching an iTunes Store account to a different country

Is it not possible to always have it in English no matter where you live???

Posted by Jesse on January 7, 2014 at 10:31 AM (CST)

Disabling Birthday Reminders from Facebook Friends

I’ve tried these steps and I’m still receiving birthday notifications in IOS 7.0.4 and I have two ipad mini’s and they both go off like clockwork two or three times a day with facebook birthday notifications. I’ve turned off, disabled, deleted and removed the core of everything related to facebook, including my contacts, calendars and more but I’m still getting this annoying notices. If someone can please help me I’d be grateful. Thank you

Posted by Jonathan on January 6, 2014 at 10:33 AM (CST)

iOS 7: Delete photos from Camera Roll without removing from Photo Stream

I am trying to free up space in iCloud. The iCloud overview tells me that most space is occupied by my Camera Roll (apprx 12 GB).

However, when I delete photos from my iPhone it does not seem to affect the space in iCloud. When I see the space photos occupy on my iPhone (apprx 4 GB) it is much smaller than in iCloud. How can this be and how can I reduce the size of Camera Roll in iCloud?

Thanks

Posted by Fredrick St√ła on January 6, 2014 at 2:18 AM (CST)

Instant Expert: Secrets & Features of iOS 7.0

How do I get my iphone 4 to text while holding horizontally with two hands? It was working fine & I was playing around getting to know the it and now it only works vertically. What did I do and how do I fix it? Thanks, Brian

Posted by Brian Hilberer on January 5, 2014 at 7:36 PM (CST)

Removing Purchased Apps from iCloud

the tip at Posted by HiEyes on October 25, 2013 at 2:49 PM (PST) works!

thanks man, have a great year!

Posted by person on January 4, 2014 at 4:28 PM (CST)

iMessage vs SMS/MMS messaging and text + data plans

The whole point of text messages is cheap and fast. It was invented to replace phone calls.  35 cents vs 10 cents.  1 minutes vs. 10 seconds. 

Data plans were invented for communication via email over cellular networks and internet browsing.  Large packages and download times, controlled by individuals based on need-to-know basis (i.e. informed consent).  People budget and buy data for what is was intended, not to replace normal telecommunications. iMessage is 10-times heavier than standard SMS for the same information exchange. Why would someone pay for 10-times more for communication requirements, or give up e-mail data so they can have overweight apple messaging? Even an email is cheaper and just as fast as an apple iMessage. It’s a technological joke on consumers.

Apple has conveniently thrown out the common case to sell a proprietary incompatible system by twisting the logic and marketing a false dependency to the masses.  Instead of fixing a broken design to work intelligently with common standards, Apple (they own iOS and all it’s code) can easily allow you to define transport protocols for your friends to solve this problem; they simply don’t care enough about our needs to do so. 

As long as consumers are willing to make excuses for them and pay the price and extra work, Apple doesn’t have to do diddly squat.  With $60 billion of cash they are sitting on, fixing this problem is so small it wouldn’t even put a dent in their coffers. They simply don’t care about implementation details as much as glitz and marketable hype that can be used to sell you more stuff.

Posted by Thomas on January 3, 2014 at 12:52 PM (CST)

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