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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I don't have administrator account on my mac

On my mac I have 2 accounts and the both are normal account. So in this moment I don't have a Administrator account, only one that was in the past a administrator, but now is not. How I can have ...
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Can't login with Google using Internet Accounts

I configured my Google account on El Capitan (OS X 10.11.2) using Internet Accounts and it worked fine for a while. However, after a restart the system asked again for the password and 2-factor ...
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How do I unlock my iTunes account when my old e-mail is unavailable?

When I originally set up my iTunes account, I used an email address from my prior employer. I later moved my account to a personal rather than corporate email address and I have since changed jobs. ...
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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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Accountsd using lots of CPU constantly [duplicate]

This dreaded issue started at some time after upgrade to OS X (Yosemite) 10.10.3. accountsd uses about 60% CPU constantly, making the laptop hot and noisy. I'm not using iCloud at all. Killing it ...
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Can I create an iTunes account without a credit card?

I am trying to create a iTunes account for my younger cousin, but he does not have a credit card (he's too young). Tried Google, seems outdated on this issue.
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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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How to reset Messages application settings in Mountain Lion?

I upgraded from Lion to Mountain Lion and, when I started the Messages app for the first time, it imported the iCloud account, a Google Talk account and to old iChat accounts I used in the past. I ...
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How can I change iTunes country of region when having some credit in my account? [duplicate]

I moved to Canada and I want to change my country of region from USA to Canada, but when I try to change it ( by click on my account in the iTunes Store and going to my Account Page) it showed me this ...
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“Accountsd wants to use the 'iCloud' keychain”

I, too, am suddenly getting this message. I don't see a Keychain First Aid option in Keychain, and the two Login Keychain Settings were already unlocked. Any other ideas for what the error message ...
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Can't empty the trash after deleting user account

I had an old user account on this machine that I no longer needed and was taking up a lot of space. I removed it by going to System Preferences > Users & Groups and deleting the user. It took a ...
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Changing email addresses on my @me.com and @icloud.com

When I was married I started both my @me.com and @icloud.com accounts. The accounts are my first name and last (previously married) name run together. Now that I am divorced I don't want that as my ...
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How can I find which account I used for downloading my iOS apps?

I use three different accounts for downloading from the App Store, each in a different country. When there is an update, I have to connect to the correct App Store to download the update, but ...
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Is it a bad idea to have a shared Apple ID for purchases that also is used for iCloud?

There is lots of advice that suggests using a shared Apple ID for purchasing things (so that all devices using that Apple ID for purchasing can access those purchases) and to then use a separate Apple ...
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Login Script for deleting contents of /private/var/folders

We have fleets of laptops that have limited space once our software is installed on it. What ever the issue that is causing the creation of theses files and --err not flushing them, we are ignoring ...
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How to delete iCloud account without knowing the password

I want to delete iCloud Account, but I can't remember the password to gain access to my Apple iCloud. Can someone please help me as there must be away that I can delete the account.
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When I open Terminal, I get an “I have no name!” prompt

Suddenly, this morning, I open a Terminal window and I get this: I have no name!@macbook:~$ whoami 502 ** I am not a number! I am a human being! ** What gives? Anyone know what I need to do to ...
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Is it possible to merge two iTunes Store accounts so we can share apps and other purchases?

My wife and I each have iTunes on our PCs. Originally, I set these up with separate iTunes Store accounts. I was led to believe that we ought to do this because an email address is used for the ...
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How to disable account on OS X Mavericks

I have an account on my OS X Mavericks system that I want to disable so it cannot be used for login. I would not like to delete the account permanently but rather disable it temporarily. I believe ...
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Mail.app extension to avoid sending email from the wrong account?

I have recently starting using Mail.app with two email accounts (work and home). Every now and then I send email while having the wrong folder selected, and the default "from" account will be not ...
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How to remove 'phantom' iCloud account from Apple Mail

I am trying to remove a duplicate copy of my iCloud account from Apple Mail that seems to have managed to get stuck there. I cannot remove it from the Internet Accounts or iCloud panels as it does ...
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How can you reset security questions on an Apple ID when you have the password, but the security email is incorrect?

There's a bit of a story, but the nub of the issue is we have forgotten the answers to the security questions on an Apple ID used for purchasing apps and music and can't reset the answers / questions ...
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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 do I copy (or clone or duplicate or make a template) user account?

In Mac OS X Lion (10.7.3), is it possible to create a new user account with settings identical to an existing user account? Or put another way, is it possible to set-up a user account template? I do ...
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Is there a way to filter or sort my iOS Apps by Account which was used to purchase them?

Related to this question: I have used several accounts to purchase/get for free a lot of iOS Apps. I'd like to sort them by account that was used to purchase them, since clicking through all those ...
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Can I use the same iTunes account on all my devices?

I've heard a lot of conflicting information about how many devices/computers can share an iTunes account. What are the actual limits, and are devices distinguished from computers? My current ...
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Can I still update my free apps if I change my iTunes Account Country?

If I change my iTunes Acccount country, I realize that I'll lose the ability to update apps for which I've paid. But what about apps that were freely purchased like : Facebook, Twitter, ... Will they ...
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Someone has created an Apple ID using an email address in a domain I own

I own "mydomain.com" (actually something else!) and have a catchall to receive all emails sent to any xxxx@mydomain.com Earlier this week I received an email from appleid@id.apple.com ...
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Issue with deleting a Mac account through system preferences

I have a desktop mac with multiple users and I would like to erase just one user from the computer but when I open system preferences and click on the accounts area, the minus sign to delete the ...
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Account on external HD

Simple question (I could try, but I haven't done that yet): is it possible to create a full account that entirely resides on a removable HD? The use case is that I have a machine at work on which I ...
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Simultaneous user accounts using remote desktop / LMI

I'm taking remote control (from Linux / Chrome) of an OS X system using LMI ("Log Me In"). I have two users account on this machine: one for when I'm physically in front of the system (the "main" ...
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Duplicated mail settings caused email loss in Mail on Lion

Oh dear, not having much luck at the moment. Having recently wasted hours on a simple problem, I've transferred my anti-Midas magic to a friend, and lost some email data. Could someone advice (a) ...
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Is there a default SSH password on Mac OS X?

If I create an account, and don't give it a password, what's the password to SSH it?
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stop Ipod from asking for old Apple ID password

Recently, I've changed my Apple ID because my old E-mail has been hacked. Now that I set the new one as my apple ID, the old Apple account still appears when I open almost all my apps on my Ipod Touch ...
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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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How to allow users to reset passwords in Time Capsule accounts?

I have a Time Capsule that I share with others in the office. I control the base station and create accounts for others to backup their machines with Time Machine i.e., using Airport Utility > ...
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Mac Mail keeps losing the 2 factor auth passwords for Gmail

My laptop (MacBook Pro late 2012 running OS X 10.10.5) has had an issue the last two mornings. When I turn it on I get a load of notifications saying that I need to re-enter the password for my ...
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Can I keep apple music when switching apple IDs

My son currently uses my apple ID on his phone with my credit card, and we have an apple music memebership, if he starts his own apple ID, can he still keep all the apple music and just use it under ...
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Unable to unlock Apple Account

So recently I have been facing an issue where I cannot unlock my apple ID. Here how my process goes: Login to my apple ID/icloud from either web or my MBA I enter the username and password. I get a ...