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Enter the passcode you use to unlock the iPad - what is it?

I am trying to connect to iTunes from my MacBook and it asks me "the passcode you use to unlock the iPad" and naminf my iPad. Questions: Does this mean that pin code pin code, which I use ...
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MacBook Pro 2017 SSD write speed slow [closed]

I just bought a new MacBook Pro 2017 (no TouchBar) a month ago. I have run a speed test with Blackmagic Disk Speed Test application. The result is in image below. I think SSD write speed is a little ...
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SSD in a MacBook Pro (mid 2012, 13"), Finder symbol with question mark

I am having trouble upgrading my MacBook Pro (mid 2012, 13") with a SSD. 3 weeks ago, I installed the Samsung Evo 840 (500 GB) into my MacBook Pro. It worked fine for 3 weeks, then two days ago, my ...
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Endless stream of “Suspicious packet count xxx when bytes xxx for flow xxxx” followed by “Flow details for excess packet count <private>” in Console

I have a 2018 MacBook Air Retina. Fresh reinstall of macOS Catalina (10.15.5). Nothing installed except apple numbers, pages and google chrome. After a few hours, after noticing that on idle the fans ...
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The error “Keychain ”login“ cannot be found to store …”

When I start up my MacBookPro/osx/snow leopard , I get this error with yahoo messenger.. What is this keychain thing? Is this some Mac thing? Any links to explain this concept and how to resolve it? ...
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MacBook Pro doesn't charge reliably, when being powered by USB-C monitor

I have a Lenovo ThinkVision p27h-20, which is a USB-C display, that can provide power and process video-/audio-signals all on the same cable. When I plug in the monitor, the MacBook almost always ...
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Macbook Pro gets slow frequently when connected to external monitor via HDMI cable

Hi I have a Macbook Pro (2019). Both my laptop and external monitor is getting slow frequently when i connect to a LG 4k external monitor. I am using typec to Hdmi adpater to connect to monitor. My ...
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Can't Access Move.mil on MacBook

I am currently trying to connect to move.mil and safari won't let me use it because it is not receiving "valid" certificates from it, how do I bypass this because I used to use this site all ...
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Macbook Air - battery drains while sleeping (but not when shut down)

My macbook air (13-inch, mid 2011) battery drains from ~100% to ~85% over night. The problem only started a few months ago. I'm currently running yosemite, but the problem started while on mavericks....
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how to restore Desktop files from iCloud

Basically I signed out and in my apple Id to fix some handoff issues.... But I just noticed that all my files on Desktop DISAPPEAR !!! I have the desktop folder in my iCloud but not sure what happens.....
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Macbookpro15,1 very slow during logon - error 28 (cluster_push_err)

My Macbook Pro has become very slow at logon since a couple of days. Before the issue the logon took not more than 20 seconds, but now it takes 5 minutes (everything is ok after logon). I boot with ...
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Where to find files like pictures and music from Mac hard drive?

So my father has a Mac that doesn't boot so I'm copying files from the hard drive to a USB. I am not a Mac user and am having difficulties finding where all the files like pictures and music would be ...
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Attempts to login result in showing “Other…” user screen

I'm helping a friend with a Macbook Air running Mojave. They didn't know their password. I booted into recovery mode and did a password reset using the the AppleID. Upon rebooting and attempting to ...
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MacBook goes to sleep when I keep a bluetooth speaker on top of it

This is kind of a weird question. Since the last year, I have observed multiple times that when I keep my bluetooth speaker on top of my mac, near the trackpad, it suddenly turns off and goes to sleep....
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How to wirelessly mirror a MacBook onto a smart tv without Apple TV?

It seems like Apple wants me to spend 200 USD on an Apple TV just to wirelessly mirror my MacBook's display onto my smart tv. Is there really no way to get around this? I'm not afraid of technical ...
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Can I use 45/60/85W MagSafe era MacBook chargers interchangeably?

I have a 13" Macbook Pro that came with a 60W power adapter and a 15" Macbook Pro that came with a 85W power adapter. There seems to be disagreement in the Apple forums. Can I use either ...
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Macbook Air + Logitech G773 headset speeding up videos and not detecting mic input

I recently bought a Macbook Air (Late 2020 M1). I also bought a Logitech G773 headset. Since the receiver is USB-A, and the ports are USB-C, I have an adapter/hub that I am plugging the headset ...
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Target Display Mode using 2019 MBP and 2012 iMAC

I currently have: 2019 MBP on MacOS 10.14.6 2012 iMAC on MacOS 10.14.6 (thunderbolt 2) I am connecting them to each other using a Thunderbolt 2 to Thunderbolt 3 adapter, both of which are brand new....
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New MacBook Pro has a battery cycle count of 2

I bought a new 2017 MacBook Pro without the Touch Bar. I found that it had 2 charge cycles. Is this normal for a new MacBook Pro or it is used?
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Sound Gone on Macbook Pro Retina 15" late 2014 running MacOS Big Sur 11.3 Beta

A few weeks ago, the sound on my Mac just died. Nothing was coming from the internal speakers, the headsets, or external systems. When I get into the sound icon from system preferences, I'm told ...
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MacBook M1 Big Sur crashes every time when I open “About This Mac -> Storage -> Manage”

Background: I'm using a MacBook Pro with M1 chip and Big Sur V11.1 (got it last month). One thing really annoys me is that when I connect my iphone, sync starts automatically and it takes up 20GB to ...
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Gamepad Button Mapping

For some reason, my gamepad has wrong mappings, and I need a software to remap the joystick. Is there any free tool for that? Or a workaround maybe?
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New MacBook with USB-C does not recognize an older DVD drive via USB to USB-C adapter

I just got a new MacBook and a QGeeM adapter between USB and USB-C. Trying to connect an older Apple DVD drive that has the usual USB connector. The new MacBook doesn't recognize that a device has ...
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Is it possible to rename an USB or Bluetooth audio device?

I am using a Bluetooth headset. To charge it, I need USB, and when connecting that, it appears two times as audio device - obviously once as Bluetooth device, once as USB device. Both audio devices ...
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MacBook with Lenovo C-Dock duplicates image on external monitors

I connect my MacBook Pro with Thunderbolt 3 to a Lenovo C-Dock, which connects 2 external monitors through 2 DisplayPort cables. The problem I have is that the 2 external monitors mirror each other. ...
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Macos Big Sur port 80 permission denied with root

im facing this problem where im trying to start a server on port 80 of a Macbook Pro with MacOS Big Sur and im getting permission denied. I tried running with sudo and also doing "sudo su" ...
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How can I use the screen of a broken MacBook?

I have a 17” unibody MacBook Pro that is broken (the GPU and motherboard are gone). Is it possible to use its screen as an external display? I suppose it would need some kind of specific connection to ...
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Stuck on login for one user after migration assistant

I recently got my MacBook Air 2018 fixed after having some cryptographic error. I backed up all my data with time machine and I was able to transfer my data using migration assistant. I now have 3 ...
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Mac heating up when conencting to an external display

This is a question that has already been discussed (Macbook pro 13" - 2017 - heating issues when connected to external monitor) but the discussion is 3+ years old I wanted to get an updated ...
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Macbook 2007 (A1181) Wi-Fi issues in Windows

I have: Macbook A1181 Windows 8.1 in Bootcamp with the latest patches All bootcamp drivers installed Keenetic Viva router with 2.4/5 GHz dual-band Wi-Fi, located in ~1m from the Macbook The issue is ...
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My bluetooth headset connects/disconnect on Macbook pro continuously after waking from sleep

I have a macbook pro 2019 and a Huawei freelace with hall sensor. Now there is no issue when I connect and use it. But once I use the hall sensor to turn off earphone (by touching both the ear pieces ...
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Can my Macbook Pro's display receive inputs from other sources?

Is it possible to use my Macbook Pro's display to receive inputs from other sources?
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Network connection timeouts on MacBook Pro 2

Bonjour à tous, I have a problem with my wifi connection which is annoying. Material: MacBook pro (15 inches, 2019) macOS Big Sur (but the problem is present since a while, not related to the version) ...
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How to add a subtitle file while playing a video using Quick Time Player?

I have some questions regarding Quick Time Player in macOS. Which type of subtitle files are supported by Quick Time Player. How to add a downloaded subtitle for a particular video in Quick Time ...
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Early 2015 MacBook Air and two external monitors: how to do it and maximum resolution?

I have an Early 2015 13" MacBook Air with Intel HD Graphics 6000 1536 MB. I'm trying to figure out what its capabilities are in terms of connecting two external monitors. First, if I just used the ...
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Which cooling pad to get for Macbook pro 15 Early 2011

I am playing games on my Mac. and the machine gets red hot. I'd like to get a cooling pad for it to keep it calm. After doing a lot of searching I'm thinking of getting a CoolMaster Notepal Infinite ...
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MacBook Pro needs fresh HDD install, no BIOS entry and rEFInd won't see HDD and no boot/restore Partition (yet) [closed]

I have a MacBook Pro I was trying to put Linux Ubuntu MATE on and ended up borking it, almost. I can't access the BIOS (I got a new keyboard for it off Amazon and the J key holds down by itself which ...
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In my MacBook Pro one label called 'Password..' showing. How should I remove this permanently?

In my Macbook pro, Some times the below password label appears. I tried to close all the applications. still not removed always showing on the screen top of all applications. I always do restart the ...
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Internet speed getting slower over time on MBP

Recently I've noticed that internet speeds on my MBP 2018 (Mojave 10.14.4) are decreasing with time. For example, after a day it will go from 100 MB to 60 MB and it will continue to decrease. The plot ...
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Different AirDrop dialogs between two Macbooks sending same file to an iPhone

Have a problem which I cannot get solved actually. It's related to sending a file (GPX) downloaded on my computer(s) via AirDrop to my iPhone 8 (iOS 14.4.2). On one macbook (MBP 2019 BigSur) I just ...
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MacBook Pro 13 inch mid 2012 black screen

I have MacBook Pro 13 inch mid 2012 model.. Earlier MBP is running with macOS mojave ... later I upgraded with latest version “catalina” I found strange after upgrading macOS...few flickerings are ...
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Turn off the macbook main display while working with monitor [duplicate]

MBP 2015 13, 10.12.2 I want to use an external display via HDMI and turn off my Macbook Pro's display. How can I do it? Update There is another question: How do I turn off laptop display when I ...
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An undiagnosable screen fault (flickering/glitching)

I have been experiencing an intermittent screen flickering/glitching. The problem occurs where I use, or leave the laptop on for several hours, until I let the laptop rest (i.e. shut it down and leave ...
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How to disable Self Control application?

I use SelfControl quite frequently for completing homework and such, but at school, while I was away from my keyboard at the white board, my friend thought it would be funny to set the timer to 10 ...
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2020 M1 MacBook Pro: Built-in display does not show entire desktop (truncates 300px from right and 200 px from bottom)

It seems like I have a desktop which is slightly larger than my screen. When I maximise a window the bottom portion (approx 300 pixels) and right portion (approx 200 px) are not visible. I can move ...
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Macbook is running, but black screen

I have a Macbook Pro (2015). When I switch on, I can hear the fan noice but screen remains black, no backlight (No light on the Apple logo in back). I checked brightness, restarted mac several times, ...
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Macbook Pro 2016 - Big Sur Battery Issue after replacement

Background - i bought a 2016 Macbook Pro (A1708) a few weeks ago that was at 800+ cycles and the battery was listed as "service recommended", would not charge past 1% and switch off if ...
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Can I tell my Mac to charge to 80% only?

I leave my MacBook plugged in for days at a time, so the battery stays charged to 100%. Despite Apple claims to the contrary, I believe that the battery's capacity would be better preserved if I could ...
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Black screen at MacOS login

After starting my MacBook Pro 16” (2018) the screen stays black. Also the command strip is dark and without screen brightness controls. I can’t login. Keyboard has backlight on. What could be a fix ...
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Apple Watch not unlocking Mac

I have an Apple Watch Series 3 and MacBook Pro 2017. I tried pairing my Apple Watch to my MacBook and it worked, but I can't use it for login. I can only use my Apple Watch to authenticate within ...

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