Questions tagged [accounts]

Can refer to several different things, your iTunes/Apple ID accounts, the accounts preference pane in System Preferences, or the Mail, Contacts, and Calendars preference pane.

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Request password to open Documents folder of another user account

There are two administrator accounts on my Mac. Both are for my own use and both are password protected. When I try to open the Documents folder of the second account from the first one, it is not ...
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Unable to login into Google Internet Account for Mac Sonoma or Sync Contacts

I am trying to login to my mac with a personal gmail Google account (not GSuite) that has 2-Factor enabled, so I can sync mail, contacts, and notes. Previously, I was able to do this. However, ...
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Any way to review my account information on computer instead of iPhone?

I setup a lot of iPhones at work for our clients. For every phone I setup, I create the Apple ID and install a bunch of apps we use on site. Every time I go to install the first app I have to punch in ...
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Reusing Apple ID Issues

I'm trying to reuse my email in a new Apple ID, let's call it [email protected]. Knowing that this email would not be available, I first swapped the primary email to a different account, which we'll ...
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Minor account move to new computer but keep old computer account active

My son has a child/minor account on my iMac. It's a family account. He has his own username and password and iCloud access. We recently bough him his own MacBook. I can not figure out how to connect/...
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Creating and managing Apple Developer Account for a company

As a freelancer, I now have to create an Apple-Developer-Account for the client's company. Because the Dev-Account is always connected to an Apple-ID, I need to create an Apple-ID with personal ...
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See the full details of an Exchange account

I set up an Exchange account maybe two years ago and it was a bit tricky to set up since the correct username and server are not in the email address. I am now on macOS 13.6 trying to figure out what ...
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Sudden termination of Apple Developer account, seeking community advice

I'm facing an unfortunate issue with my Apple Developer Program membership which was suddenly terminated. I received a generic email from Apple, stating that my membership was revoked, but no specific ...
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Security application access from a standard user to administrator user - can it be "sandboxed"?

I have an administrator user on a Macbook laptop. From the admin account I have created a standard user. On the standard user I have installed Sophos which had to have full disk access enabled for it ...
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How does Safari (desktop and mobile) know I have a Google account, even in private mode?

While browsing in Safari (Private Mode as well as non-private), I recently saw multiple times some new overlay/modal that offers me to quickly create an account with that respective page using the &...
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Apple ID on System Settings asking for «the password for the Apple ID "(null)"» for ever, how to solve?

I get the warning from System Settings saying I should Update Apple ID Settings I login with my Apple ID and correct password (it works on the apple id site and app store) but it just goes back to ...
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How to change system username via terminal

Generally speaking, I have localadmin, which is an Administrator account, and I have X more Standard accounts. What I want to do, from this localadmin account, is change system usernames for other ...
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Stop 'Exchange Password Required' notification from appearing

I keep getting a notification Exchange Password Required Enter your password for "emailaccount" in Internet Accounts. in the top right of my screen and it doesn't disappear on its own. If ...
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Why admin users don't show up in "Users and Groups"

When I tried to reset my password, through the terminal in recovery mode, I saw two other users: But looking at Users and groups in system preferences, I only see one account: I tried deleting ...
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How can I stop getting notifications about signing into my Google account?

I've tried configuring my laptop to sync my calendar and contacts, but not my mail, with my Google account. Now I've started to get notifications asking me to log into my Google account, but when I ...
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How to get back optimised photos and videos after signing out and signing back in iCloud Account

I've signed out from my iCloud account recently from my iPad, and then I signed back in. I have enabled the Optimize Storage option for iCloud, hence low resolution copies of some of my photos are ...
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Microsoft Office runs on one Admin account but not another

Difficult technical issue. I have iMac (Retina 5K, 27-inch, 2019) running macOS Monterey version 12.1. The latest version of Microsoft Office was previously running on this admin account but unclear ...
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MacOS 12 — How to set a default DNS server for all user accounts

The primary account I use on my Mac is an admin account, when I go online it connects to a DNS server from a 3rd party provider. I'd like this to be applied to any other account (present or future) on ...
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How can I list only hidden accounts with terminal command

I can list any local accounts on terminal with dscl commands and parameters. But I want to list only hidden account(s) with one single command. Can someone help me ? #!/bin/bash Username="...
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How can I change the order of accounts in the iOS Calendar app?

I have an iCloud and Gmail account set up in the Calendar app on iOS. The Gmail account is shown at the top, but I would prefer to have it below the iCloud account. Is there any way to change the ...
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Wrong name in Family Sharing?

When reviewing my family within Family Sharing, I discovered that the wrong name was showing for my account. This was not the Apple ID name, or any information from my apple account. A google search ...
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Changed user account name and now notes gone missing

I changed the name of my user account which then made a new folder on my computer for this account and I lost important notes which I now can’t or don’t know how to access. Any help would be ...
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Cannot connect to my Google accounts anymore

I'm on macOS 10.13.6 and Mail just started to prompt me to authenticate to connet to my two gmail accounts. So I did, using two-factor-authentication, everything seemed to work fine until the last ...
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Calendar everyday ask enter passwords for gmail accounts

Everyday I see this picture on my macBook pro macOS Big Sur 11.6 (20G165) I enter passwords for both accounts. All works. But google send me each time Warning security emails. Then in next day i see ...
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Syncing with Google

I am a new mac user who owns Macbook Air M1 with macOS 11.5.2. I have a problem when I am trying to add a Google account in my internet accounts to sync (not mail) with Authorization Failed Error once ...
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Can't login on iforgot.apple.com

I'm trying to regain access to an old (ancient) Apple Account of mine because some hackers in China found my password (password reuse, it was in an unrelated breach) and are registering a lot of ...
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Where does Mail.app store the email addresses/aliases for your own accounts?

I'm trying to programatically access the email addresses configured in Mail.app. I looked through defaults read com.apple.mail but they don't appear there. I also had a look in sqlite3 ~/Library/...
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How to protect against thieves unlocking iPhones and stealing money from bank apps?

This week some newspaper articles were published in Brazil regarding burglars that are stealing cell phones looking not to resell them or disassemble for parts, but rather to steal money from banking ...
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Transfer accounts from Mac or iPhone to new iPad?

I have 8 different email accounts configured on my iPhone. It's a pain to move them one-by-one to the iPad. If I wipe the iPad I can move them all over at the same time. Is there any way to do this ...
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How to prevent the need to sign in to accounts on Mac

My Mac is connected to my Google (Gmail) and Microsoft (Outlook) accounts. Every few days (once or twice a week) I have notifications that tell me to re-sign-in to these accounts; In most of the ...
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How do you hack an administrator's account without being caught? [closed]

I am using my school computer but pretty much anything fun i can do on it is blocked, so I want to try to hack the administrator's account so that i can actually have fun on it - without being caught, ...
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Fast user switching is greyed out

I am an administrator to my MBP, and should be able to turn on fast user switching to let more than one user stay logged in at the same time, right? But this is what I get: What I'm missing? $ ...
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Is there an easy way to unsubscribe from a "Sign in with Apple" login

I use the "Sign in with Apple" feature a lot because it allows you to hide your email from the app/website you use it on, and also generates a unique email for each app or website. ...
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Adding Google Account in Internet Account on Mac Book Pro: Authentication fails

On My 2019 Mac Book Pro, under internet accounts, I want to add a google account. It prompts me with opening a browser (Safari is the default browser). After a few seconds a window opens saying "...
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Stuck in a Review Account loop

I just got my first iPhone and created my Apple ID. I tried to download some apps from the AppStore, but it keeps telling me this Apple ID has not been used yet, please review account to continue ...
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Adding new Account: Failed to authenticate with Google, please try again later

I am trying to add a new google account in internet accounts in Mac. I get this error. I already tried 2 ways I found from google. Open the application "Keychain Access" Look for ...
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Is it possible to remove an account from Mail, Contacts or Calendars of the iOS Settings app whilst keeping data synced within other categories?

When navigating to the Settings app on an iOS device, there are three categories of setting that allow for an account to be added - either Mail, Contacts or Calendars (adding an account can be ...
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Process in /System/Library/Frameworks/Accounts.framework/Versions/A/Support/accountsd taking almost all ressources (Catalina - MacOS 10.15.6)

I have Catalina 10.15.6 There is something running in the background at /System/Library/Frameworks/Accounts.framework/Versions/A/Support/accountsd that takes 50-90% of the CPU and 1Gig of memory. I ...
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Will deleting a device from iCloud remove data from that device?

I bought my sister and iPhone and used my Apple id to help set up her phone. Now I want to delete her phone from my iCloud so she can set up her own Apple id. If I delete her device from my iCloud ...
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Problem creating new Apple ID. Account cannot be created at this time

I'm attempting to create a new Apple ID with a new @icloud.com email address from a new Mac user account. I enter the required information, including a new unique iCloud email address. Attempting to ...
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Can I delete my own account? [duplicate]

I wanted to know if I could delete my own user in my mac, I have administrator permissions. Can I only delete other users or can I delete my own account too? (EDIT : i don't use the Mac anymore so I ...
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Multiple user iCloud accounts on same computer

Mac iMac and iCloud is 2TB using up about 1.4TB. I'm at my partners for a while and trying to use her MacBook Air 128GB. When I set up a new user account under my iCloud account it started to populate ...
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Internet Accounts will not let me add my AOL account!

I went to my AOL Online account and changed my password because every time I try to add my AOL account to my iMac in Internet Accounts, a screen pops up for me that has my name, the email address box ...
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Guest account only cannot access admin

Running Mavericks 10.9.5, iMac 12,1 21.5 Intel i5 2.7ghz 16gb. I want to re-image the machine but it only boots with a Guest account. No Recovery partition and unknown admin password. Using "...
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My iPhone got stolen and they locked my icloud account. How can regain access to my icloud account to erase my data?

My iPhone got stolen and apple locked my iCloud account. I don't have access to the reset email for iphone cause it uses an icloud email address that's on the iPhone and I don't recall the security ...
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Unable to change settings of Exchange accounts in Mail on macOS Catalina 10.15.2

I have a few accounts configured in Mail on macOS 10.15.2. I want to change these three settings: "Download Attachements" to all "Delete spam"(*) to never "Delete permanently"(*) to never Now, this ...
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Messages and FaceTime stuck with temporary number

I recently changed my provider and got a new phone number, temporarily, while my old provider transferred it. During that brief period of about 48 hours, my Apple Account, Messages and FaceTime picked ...
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accountsd eating up all CPU resources when wireless has no internet connectivity

it's a shame that the OS have degraded to this levels of breakage and bugs. There's a way to stop accountsd from eating up all my CPU when I'm without internet access in a wireless connection for LAN ...
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Cannot add accounts to messages on Mac

on my MacBook Pro Mid 2015 Version 10.14.6 I cannot add any other account (Jabber, G-Chat/Hangouts etc,) to messages. Can you still add third party accounts to messages? I tried to add it over ...
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How to completely clear Instagram from iPhone?

I'm having an issue where I'm not able to promote posts on the Instagram app. I was told by Facebook support to delete the app but when I reinstall Instagram after deleting it, all my data and account ...
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