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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In OS Catalina Delete account in Recovery Mode [closed]

I have a Macbook Air with the Catalina OS, I want to delete a account by just using Recovery Mode? Is it possible and if yes then how would you do it?
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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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changing email of account to an already used email

I have an old apple account with my actual email that I don't use anymore. I don't care about the data on that account. I have my current account which uses an email I can no longer access. I want ...
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Cannot change apple ID country/region

I have bought an apple gift card while I was on a business trip in Germany. Now I can't roll back to the original country region - still have 15 Euro's in balance. Will it be possible to change the ...
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Can't add any email connection on macOS Mojave

I am not able to add a new internet account/email account to my Mac. After entering all required information, I am just seeing an infinity loop. No timeout - nothing. This happens with new ...
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Password settings do not appear!

At random times Apple Mail rejects the current stored passwords for my gmail accounts. When I go into Preferences>Accounts>Server Settings, the windows that are supposed to appear to change or update ...
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SysAdmin account shows at login, but doesn't work and is not listed in Users & Groups

When I start my MacBook Air (Mojave), I see the correct list of accounts from which to choose. If I choose my SysAdmin account, it accepts the password correctly, the horizontal progress bar advances ...
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macOS: Restricted admin account

Is it possible to create an admin account which will allow you to install programs, but not to force install programs that are not verified? In other words, an account that can do anything accept ...
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Mail.app: Moving messages out of IMAP accounts to local folders without keeping a copy in the Archive

I have my Mail.app set up with multiple email accounts (from different providers). For each of these accounts, I would like to make sure that when I drag an email out of the respective inbox into a ...
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Why does the calendar app require access to my emails?

I recently ran an update to Mojave 10.14.4, and following this update, I was prompted by "Internet Accounts" to re-authorise access to my Google account. Notice that I only wish to syncrhonise ...
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GitHub account unavailable on Xcode 10.2

I noticed a strange behaviour in my Xcode (v10.2, running on a 2016 MacBook Pro with macOS 10.14.4). I have most of my projects under source control with a local Git repository. I then create a remote ...
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Unrecognized friends in Game Center?

By chance, I opened my Game Center account settings ("Internet Accounts" on Mac System Preferences, "Game Center" in iOS Settings) and noticed I have 25 "friends" that I don't recall ever adding. They ...
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Apple Developer Enterprise Program - Change Account Holder

I have access to our company Apple Developer Enterprise Program account as Admin. The guy with the Account Holder role left the company a few weeks ago, but his Apple is still linked to the account as ...
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Merging multiple apple ID’s

Since getting our first iPad and iPhone and while new to Apple, 3 or 4 iCloud email accounts were setup for at least 2 new Apple ID’s. Is it possible to merge them or should I just delete the least ...
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iCloud device login history [duplicate]

Is there any way you can find out which devices were previously logged in to your iCloud account even if they are no longer active? If they were removed directly in macOS’ iCloud app, would there be a ...
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what happens if an Apple ID is never authenticated?

Allan says that something smells rotten about the account, that something, somewhere, must be compromised. Is that an absolute? That, in order to create an Apple ID, that the e-mail must be ...
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How to contact Apple if somebody has created an AppleID using an email address of mine.

Before you downvote this question consider that I'm not the first to run into Apple's odd recursive authentication loop. Frustrated Apple User sums it up as: So Apple could do nothing and this guy ...
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How to unlock an Apple ID through e-mail?

My apple-id was just registered and used on icloud -- but not by myself. Perhaps a Christmas present erroneously associated with my e-mail, or maybe not. Could be malicious. Either way I want to ...
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Are security questions no longer required for Apple ID account security?

I lost security questions/answers for my old Apple ID, so I can't do many things. Therefore, I registered a new Apple ID account by going to System Preferences → iCloud. I enabled two-factor ...
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Cancelling an Apple subscription

I no longer own any Apple devices. No iMacs, no iPhones, no iPads. However I am still being charged $15/month for my HBO Now subscription because I chose to sign up to that through Apple Pay back ...
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Linked Mac accounts

I have three different accounts on my MacBook Air. They are all for me, but I use them for different things (Personal, Work and Study) because it's a great way to stay organised, but I have a problem....
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'Unable to verify account name or password.' when connecting Office 365 account on MacOS Mojave

I am struggling with the same issue raised here - "Unable to verify account name or password" on outlook.com Exchange server (browser works). It started after I updated MacOS to Mojave this ...
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How to delete GameCenter and iCloud from Internet Accounts using the Terminal?

Running Sierra 10.12.6 without administrator privileges, the system has some problem with my iCloud profile. Whenever accessing anything remotely related to it, the respective app beachballs ...
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How to add managed GSuite account with mail disabled to iOS 12.0?

I'm at a university with a centrally-managed GSuite account. They've disabled Mail there (we're using Office365 for that) but the Calendar function does work. I'm trying to add my calendar account to ...
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How I can add a Google - not Gmail - account to the iOS Notes app?

In Settings/Notes/Accounts/Add Account I can add a Gmail account (eg foo@gmail.com), but a simple Google account (eg google@foo.com) I can not. No error, or success, message is displayed during and ...
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How do I login to my Instagram account on another device?

I had an iPhone 6. Then it broke in an accident and won't turn on. It had all my data with my Instagram and Snapchat accounts on it. I tried logging into my Instagram account the other day, but I am ...
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Apple Enterprise account taking too much time for verification

I enrolled in an Apple Enterprise account, and after 13 days I got a call from Apple and they verified my company. They then told me that they will call me again for further verification. Its been 20 ...
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iOS 10.3.1 : can't add a Google account to iPhone ! (gmail + contacts) [duplicate]

I have an iPhone SE on old iOS 10.3.1 and I dont want to update it. How do I add a Google account? This doesn't work: There is a web popup (I can enter email + password, password is valid) but after ...
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How do I use a U2F token when adding a Google account to my Macbook Pro

I'm enrolled in Google's Advanced Protection Program, which means I can only authenticate with a physical FIDO U2F token on every sign-in. Trouble is, that when I try using my Google account, I see "...
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Facebook log-in in macOS “Internet Accounts” suddenly stopped working [duplicate]

As of about a week or two ago, I started getting notifications in macOS (High Sierra, 10.13.4 17E202) that I need to sign in again ("Facebook Password Required"). It seems to accept my (definitely ...
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Can't remove LDAP account from Internet Accounts

The goal: Remove LDAP Contacts account from list of the Internet Accounts. The problem: Removed LDAP account reappears in the Accounts list in 5 seconds after deletion. Current OS: macOS 10.13 High ...
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Can you add more than one iMovie Theater account to an Apple TV?

I have a 3rd generation Apple TV and typically have the iCloud account set to mine. However, another member of my family is starting to use iMovie Theater and their videos do not appear on the Apple ...
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Change managed mobile account with server 5.2

So I have an account on my iMac (Sierra 10.12.6) which was managed by a mac mini with mac OS Server (5.2). Actually, it's always considered Admin, Managed, Mobile open the iMac (even if I don't ...
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Following an update, iPhone now lists my gmail account as inactive

A message appeared on my iPhone this morning but went before I could read it properly. Something about an application update I think, not sure. Now I see under Accounts that my gmail account is listed ...
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How to delete friend's gmail account from my MacPro

To help a friend with a project, he gave me his gmail account login information. Now I don't know how to delete his email account from my Gmail list without affecting his account.
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Syncing contacts between devices

How people sync contacts between devices on PC, Tablet, Phone? When i use same apple account on my ipad and iphone it is ok but it is not possible to sync with my Android Tablet (google account) and ...
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Cannot log out from iCloud to turn off Find My iPhone because the account is locked

I can't log out from iCloud on an iPhone 6 Plus. After I enter the password, a popup is shown saying I need to unlock the account because it's locked for security reasons. I can use the same Apple ID ...
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How do I ensure that the macOS root account bug is fully fixed on my machine?

There has been a large amount of confusion around Security Update 2017-001, especially due to rumors of the fix being reverted when running macOS version 10.13.1. I am looking for a way to be fully ...
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Difference between macOS login root and Darwin Terminal root

The recent major security flaw in macOS 11.13.[1,2] has turned the usual advice of not enabling the root account on its head. But it has left me a bit confused about exactly what root account is being ...
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Removing a device from Find iPhone

I used to have both my phone and somebody else's registered on my Find iPhone in my iTunes account. That person and I have since parted ways on bad terms. I changed my passwords to make sure that ...
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Unable to update Apple ID

I use a gmail address as my Apple ID. I recently made an icloud address using my mac. Now I wanted to change my Apple ID to my icloud address today. I found these official instructions. https://...
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Can Mac Messages connect to more than one apple id?

Say I have two iCloud accounts, personal@example.com and work@example.com. My iPhone is logged into personal@example.com, while the Messages app on my work computer is logged into work@example.com. ...
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Not able login into Google account on Mac with correct password

I am trying to login into my Google account in browser (tried Safari, Firefox, Chrome) on newly bought MacBook Pro (macOS Sierra 10.12.4) but getting 'Wrong password. Try again.' error every time, ...
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Photos.app Edit-mode UI broken after upgrading to High Sierra

Since upgrading to macos High Sierra, my Photos.app's editing functions have been troublesome. Features such as Retouch simply do not work, and I'm unable to access advanced options, such as the ...
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Cannot Add Internet Accounts

I'm running OSX 10.12.6. For some random reason, my internet accounts pane has cleared & I cannot add any new accounts: I'm an IT tech & can confirm that I have not manually removed the ...
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“Unknown error” when unlocking AppleID account

I had to change my Apple ID password because my account was locked. When I try to do this on Apple's website I get an "unknown error": which doesn't allow me to proceed. How can I resolve this?
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My Apple ID is locked but it also says it doesn't exist

I’ve been trying to get my Apple ID unlocked, but every time I type it in at https://iforgot.apple.com, it says that there is no Apple ID associated with that email address. How can I unlock my Apple ...
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Deleting old accounts from Mail

I have two accounts in Mail (v. 10.3), on a MacBook Air 13" running macOS 10.12.6. One is a work-related account with a POP configuration and the second one is from a hobby-group with an IMAP ...