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Bypassing dead relatives Apple ID?

My Auntie died unexpectedly without leaving her icloud information (pretty standard!) I've restored her ipad as I thought it would reset her passcode as I couldn't guess it but now it's asking for ...
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View passwords of all Wi-Fi networks my Mac has connected to in the past

I have connected my Mac to lots of public Wi-Fi networks. I want to know their passwords. What should be the terminal command to list all the Wi-Fi networks whom I connected with in the past with ...
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How do I sign out of all devices currently using my apple id?

I have an ex that is using my account and I want to get him off my account. I have changed my password, but as he was already signed in, it appears that he is still using my account. I remember once ...
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Need to reset admin password with OS X 10.6.8 Will this impact Time Machine backup?

I have Mac OS X 10.6.8, connected to Time Machine backing up my files. I see directions you gave for resetting admin password. I'm wondering if I can just keep Time Machine plugged in while I reboot ...
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How to stop my machine asking for multiple passwords when I log in?

Ever since I changed my user account password, every time I log in to my machine I have to enter multiple passwords. First, I enter the new account password to actually log in. Once I'm at my desktop ...
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mail.app rejecting correct password for gmail accounts

Mail.app has stopped accessing several of my gmail accounts. It gives the generic error "Mail can't connect to the account "xxxx". Enter the password for user "myusernamehere". When I enter the ...
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How do I configure my browsers not to save passwords for specific websites?

There are certain web sites whose passwords I don't want saved, for security reasons. I want to type them in manually whenever needed. How do I configure Safari, Chrome and Firefox on Mavericks to ...
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ipad icloud password [duplicate]

My sister purchased an Ipad from a man on facebook or craigslist, well they cant access it because they don't have the password to the icloud. She tried to contact him and the number was disconnected. ...
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iPad's Apple ID did not reflect the change I made on and now I can't turn off Find my iPad

So this is quite a headache already. I'll lay out what I've done chronologically: Not knowing that the Apple ID is still in use on a device (iPad), I've changed the associated email address on the ...
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Can't access iCloud account

I have forgotten my iCloud password. It has also an old email address I can't change. It is not the same as my Apple ID and password. Now I can't get into my iCloud. My iCloud is updating for 3 days ...
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Can I identify all iTunes purchases bought with a particular ID Account?

Having restored back-up from iCloud I am being repeatedly asked for the password for a work-related email address. I was made redundant from that company about 10 years ago and cannot retrieve that ...
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software question about my apple ID

I downloaded the IOS8 and all of the sudden my iphone5 needed restoring and i lost all of my data!!!! Now that i can turn it on its like a brand new phone but my problem is that i cant restore my ...
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Can I stop my iOS 8 device asking for my password for each app?

We use Cisco Meraki to download apps. It works great aside from the fact we have to re-enter the password for the apps every 15 minutes. We have a VPP account distributing the apps, and it works ...
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Forgotten iPhone 5S password, but the password is stored in notes

I cannot remember the password for my iPhone 5S. The password is written in the Notes app on my phone. Touch ID is not an option because it's not working (I haven't set it up). Is there any way I ...
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Make Home Directories Not Persist?

We have a Macintosh being used by many people. They use Active Directory so they can get their own home directory in which documents can be cached, credentials are partitioned from other users, etc. ...
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How do I disable requirement to enter password after I close and reopen the lid?

I don't like having to re-enter my password if I've just closed the lid for only 5 - 10 minutes. How can I disable this? I've already tried going to System Preferences --> Security & Privacy, ...
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My iCloud email and password

My iCloud account is under a @yahoo.com address which was canceled by yahoo for some reason, and the security questions do not seem like ones I would have chosen. So I cannot get my back up from ...
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How to show which right and app is requesting elevated privilages (like in older versions of OS X)?

In older versions of OS X, when you got the prompt to enter an admin's password, you could see which right was being requested by which app. It seems they've moved that info from the authentication ...
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Mail certificates: continuously displays password popup

I use a mail certificate issued by GlobalSign. The certificate is in my login keychain. But every time I want to send a signed email it asks me for password to my System keychain. See the screenshot. ...
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How to run iphone side by side with another iphone

I just bought a new iphone to replace the one I dropped in water. The old iphone works except for the screen and I can't back it up via itunes on my computer because I have a password on the old ...
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Keeps promoting me for icloud password when i enter it it's incorrect and the account is locked

Every so often on my phone it pops up saying "enter icloud password" when I enter it correctly it says the password is incorrect so I go onto I forgot and enter my icloud email address and answer by ...
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Google Calendar Refuse Login Password

Out of no where the iCal 7 refused to sync with Google by prompting me to input password upon launched. I tried both Google account password and application-specific password but no availability. ...
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Reset Admin password/ unauthorized password change [duplicate]

My ex-wife managed to get on to my Mac (OS X 10.9.4) and change my password for log on. Luckily, I am still able to access my Mac as she didn't set it to screen lock. What do I need to do in order ...
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Standard user cannot change password

On my macbook, running OSX Mavericks, my daughter has a standard-user account. I wanted to show her how to change her login password under: SystemPreferences > Users & Groups > ChangePassword ...
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Applescript Invoke Specific User and Password

I have a do shell script that I need to run in Applescript, but it needs to run as a different user. It is to be deployed into the student's network drive as a standalone application that the students ...
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Why do my account settings (seem to) change after migration?

Prior to a recent Mavericks-Mavericks migration using Migration Assistant I had additional password security related options which are absent after the migration. In Security & Privacy > General ...
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How to look up lost iTunes shared library password?

I forgot the password to my iTunes home shared library. I know I can set a new password in the iTunes prefs, but I do not want to update all my home devices to the new password! I cannot find the ...
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How do I see when my appleID password was changed?

How can I see when my appleID password was changed? This morning the password I was using was no longer accepted and I had to reset it. If there isn't a way to see when changes were made, is there a ...
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What security settings should one use with Keychain?

I'm a new to Mac and found that Keychain has gathered quite a lot of passwords so far. I'm concerned about the security of these data, and I would like what security settings would you recommend so ...
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Any suggestions for a password manager app?

I currently have MiniKeePass on my iPhone and although it does the basic job of storing passwords, I don't have the ability to create random passwords from the app itself and sync the changes to ...
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Can't authenticate my Mac as it won't let me enter details

I need to install software but it's asking for authentication. However, when the boxes appear it's all blank and I can't type anything in the boxes. This keeps happening with fonts and software.
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Forgot password and only know my birthdate to reset me password

I lost my work phone (an iPhone 4S) today, and I have no idea what the password is or what the security answers are. I only know my Apple ID and and birth date. Is there any way around this so I can ...
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Terminal won't ask for passphrase and not stored in keychain

I recently rent a VPS and generated a public/private key pair and transferred it to my server (added it there to the authorized_keys file) ... So far on my first login via terminal on OSX I got asked ...
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VPN (PPTP) connection is working on iPhone but not on MacBook Pro

On the iPhone I have the same server address, user name, password and the encryption is for all data. Encryption mode is also set to automatic. The VPN to my WHS 2011 is working fine. On the MacBook ...
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How to get “iPad is disable…” to go away so I can enter my passcode?

I had forgotten my password on my iPad and entered it incorrectly too many times. It now says "iPad is disable connect to iTunes". I've had this problem before and it went away, allowing letting me ...
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Administrator priviliges request dialog does not accept my password

I have recently installed OS X version 10.9 on my MacBook Pro. When I start it, it doesn't require any password but when I try to install Adobe Flash Player or other plugins I am asked to approve the ...
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How do I view saved passwords on an ipod? [duplicate]

Is there a way to view saved passwords on my ipod from previously utilized wifi networks?
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Can read mail on iPhone but not on computer

I can check mail on my Phone because the password was inputted when set up. After a while I forgot it and cannot check mail on my computer! I tried to retrieve it by using the "I forgot ..," but ...
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Forgot old iCloud account password

I have changed my Apple ID (email and password) on my computer. However, my iPhone 5 still shows the old email address which is grey so I can't change it. I don't remember the password for that email ...
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Can't log in, but no error message

Odd problem this morning. I go to log in and it accepts the password, thinks for a second and then dumps me back to the login screen. I don't get the "shake" from entering the wrong password. It ...
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Recover Yahoo password that's stored on my Mac

I forgot the password to an old Yahoo account as well as the answers to my security questions. When I try to recover it using keychain, I only find a very long series of letters and numbers that is ...
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My iPhone got stolen and appears offline

Okay, so I lost my iPhone 4s last night and it appeared as offline immediately upon signing on to Find My iPhone. I placed it on Lost Mode right away. I got an email that my Apple ID password got ...
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How can I tell Mobile Safari to stop remembering to never remember my password?

I've changed my mind about having Safari/iCloud Keychain never remember my password for a given website. I'd like to remove that setting and store the password, but I can't find any ability to ...
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I have trouble accessing my Mac

After I accidentally left my Mac on my balcony last summer and after a heavy rain when typing the mac keyboard only symbols appear. When using external keyboard things have worked smoothly since ...
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FileVault 2 caches main password even after power off?

I had set up FileVault 2 encryption while using long&strong user password, and later changed user password to a shorter one. At first time it seemed like everything is working as I expect: OS X ...
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How do I require password prompt EVERY time I close my MacBook's lid?

This doesn't seem to always work. Also (perhaps related?): when I close the lid of the laptop when it's connected to the Thunderbolt display, how do I make the display go black? Basically, I am ...
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Can you passlock specific Apps on an iPhone? [duplicate]

I know the easiest way to secure your iPhone is by using a 4-digit-passcode to lock the entire phone. However, I was wondering if there is a way to securely passcode-protect only the Photo and Mail ...
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The OS X GUI won't accept any passwords (but the command line will)

The graphical side of OS X has stopped accepting passwords for any account. I am definitely typing them right, but the password box just wiggles "no." And here's the weird part: I can log in from ...
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Password is in a different language

I just opened my new MacBook Air and I noticed that when my computer asks for my password, the tinted word that should say "Password" (before I type it) is in a different language. How do I change it ...
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How do I remove a preference (save password) set in the iCloud keychain?

Months ago I was on a website and after logging in, Safari prompted 'Do you want to save this information to your iCloud keychain' or something. If I'd said yes, the next time I'd went to that site, ...