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How do I reassure my old iPad that I am going to keep it?

I got a new iPad mini 6th generation. I set up the new iPad by letting it pull from my old iPad mini 5th generation. Now my old iPad is occasionally offering to assist in preparations for selling or ...
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How does one unset the hard outlines in mac finder windows?

I just got a new mac and it seems things are really bright. I selected the high contrast or high outlines...can't remember what the name was. See how it's really white especially on the outside: how ...
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Need current iPhone's visual voicemails to transfer to new iPhone's visual voicemail, same carrier (AT&T)

I am updating my AT&T iPhone XR Pro Max to an AT&T iPhone 12 Pro Max. I need to make sure my visual voicemails get transferred so they can be viewed and opened on the Voicemail app on the new ...
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Automate workspace setup

I'm a software developer and I often have to switch between different projects, each with its own environment setup. Some actions I have to do each time include: creating ssh tunnels connecting ...
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I'm getting an "iPhone Transfer Cannot Be Completed" message claiming my new phone doesn't have enough storage. It does

I have a shiny new iPhone 12 Pro. It has 128 GB of storage. I am transferring data (or trying to), from my old and busted iPhone X. It has 256 GB of storage, but I'm only using 60 GB of that space. ...
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Error while setting up windows in my late 2014 iMac

Boot Camp Assistance is stuck on create a partition? So I used the procedures in this link to try and set up windows in my iMac , but when it reached the part where they asked where do you want ...
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"/sbin/mount -uw /" not working?

I am trying to add an administrator account on my MacBook Pro using single-user mode. However, the command /sbin/mount -uw / does not seem to work. Any reason as to why? /sbin/mount -uw / ...
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Pair an Apple watch with an iPhone for display in an Apple store?

I have an Apple Watch upgraded to WatchOS6 and I have only an old iPhone with iOS12 so this Apple Watch is blank and can't be associated to this iPhone (I'm using those devices for test - I'm not ...
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How to parametrize the sleep/hibernate behavior of a MacBook Pro

I try to run some operations in the background (an rsync operation) and the mac goes into background without interactions. The behavior I would to have is: If the screen is opened then maybe the ...
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User folder on a different, AFPS Encrypted volume as Home folder?

I have one of these iMac 5K which came with 128 GB Flash storage and 1 TB HD as Fusion Drive. Very quickly I replaced the disk with 2 TB SSD. For some time, I used the Flash as boot & apps & ...
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How do I add the wifi and bluetooth icon to the menubar programatically (from the command line)?

We have a large number of computers to set up and would like to add the wifi and bluetooth icons to the menubar. How can I turn these settings on via a shell script or command line instruction?
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How can I set a scaled display resolution from the command-line in macOS Catalina?

I am trying to automate the setup of a Mac running macOS Catalina (10.15.1). I found this question: How can I set the display settings using command line . But none of the answers really explain how ...
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Switched carriers after ordering iPhone 11

I ordered the iPhone 11 with Verizon on the day it came out, and a few days later my family switched from Verizon to T-Mobile. When I'm setting up my phone, it's still trying to activate with Verizon, ...
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How to return to setup for a new mac?

I was setting up my new Mac, I got to a step where there was this error unable to load identity provider: the identity provider is unable to be contacted. Check network settings or contact technical ...
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Apple iPhone 6 retaining personal information after Erase All Content and Settings

I have an iPhone 6 that I am giving to a family member as I upgraded my phone. I "Wiped" all my data with Erase All Content and Settings however it is still retaining information such as my full name ...
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iPad initial setup join Wi-Fi by scanning QR code

Is it possible to configure things such that iPad gives me an option to open the Camera app to scan a QR code to connect to a Wi-Fi access point? Do note that the iPad will be enrolled into DEP and ...
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What does the "Transfer Using Quick Start" do?

Apple offers several methods to transfer settings from an old phone to a new one. A particularly promising sounding one is the "Quick Start" approach, which begins promisingly enough with some cool ...
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Unable to connect to iCloud after phone reset

My daughter reset her iPhone 6S. After doing that she realized she had forgotten her AppleID password. She requested password recovery yesterday. Today she went to an Apple store and was able to ...
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How to find the iOS version of a reset iPhone

I have an old iPhone I want to sell and I don't remember which iOS version is installed on it. I am currently presented with the "Hello" setup screen. So I can't determine which iOS version is ...
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Mac mini server A1347 can't use Wi-Fi during setup

My ex-collegue just passed on a Mac mini Server to me and said it needed an OS. So I start it with Command-R, and then it asks me for Wi-Fi connection. I am on my University network, so I can ...
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How to get Verizon WiFi Calling to work on new iPhone X

I just activated an iPhone X on Verizon Wireless. My previous iPhone was able to do WiFi Calling on my home network. Now when I try to turn WiFi Calling on (Settings -> Cellular -> Wi-Fi Calling), I ...
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How can I create a new macOS user using a pre-existing home directory?

I had some issues on my machine and had to reinstall macOS High Sierra from the recovery partition. Not sure if the setup didn't complete, or maybe it just didn't work as I expected, but I ended up at ...
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iPhone: How to restore and update without using iTunes or iCloud

I decided to delete an existing iCloud account on my new iPhone SE which my deceased mom left me. After successful deletion, i changed password and forgot it. Now "iPhone is disabled connect to iTunes"...
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What is the technology used in iOS 11 settings migration (moving blue dots / particles pattern / animated QR code?)

During the setup of a new iPhone 8 / iPhone 8 Plus / iPhone X, there is a step for migrating the settings from another iOS 11 device. On the old device, it says: Set Up New iPhone Use your ...
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Create a RAID 1 with only one disk?

I have a MacBook with an SSD, so space is limited. I've been using a single external drive to store my overflow, but would feel a lot more comfortable if it was on a RAID 1. So, I've bought an 2 bay ...
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I receive a "could not sign in" error after upgrade to iOS 11.0

I receive a "could not sign in" error after upgrade to iOS 11.0 Now I can't access my iPhone. What should I do? Since I have the same problem described above, I am going to describe the steps which I ...
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How to approve iPhone if you have no other device?

After upgrading to latest iOS I get a message asking to approve my phone from another device. Problem 1: I do not have another device. Is apple forcing customers to have more than one device? or how ...
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Google Maps: mark road as Closed on iPhone/mobile (Directions)

Is there a way to mark a road as Closed in Google Maps Directions on a mobile phone (iPhone but likely to be the same on Android)? So that the itinerary is changed, avoiding that closed road. Note1 ...
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Touch ID setup fails on new (duplicate) user account

I duplicated my account based on this answer. After the procedure, macOS asked me to set up Touch ID. I tried multiple times with many different fingers, but I couldn't get it to fully scan the ...
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How can I solve this BootCamp partition mess I've created?

This is my diskutil list. I've gotten my new iMac today and everything was going great so I wanted to install windows via bootcamp. After it booted into Windows setup I had problems choosing and ...
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App Not Setup: This app is still in development mode, and you don't have access to it - App downloaded from Itunes Store

NOTE: I did NOT create an app, I downloaded one from the Itunes store (Likie App) and trying to synch it to my FB. I received this error message instead...please help!
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How to make clean installation of iMac (macOS Sierra)?

I need to make fresh installation on my iMac 2012 of macOS Sierra. I already upgraded to that one, but I want to make a fresh install. I found several articles, but I am not sure if they right, ...
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Why does macOS Sierra freeze after installation?

I've bought a new Macbook Pro 13" 1 TB early 2015. I started it and during the setup procedure I attached my old 2012 MacBook Pro to migrate my data. Everything went as expected, after the process was ...
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iOS turn off Fade-in effects?

(Not talking about Settings ➙ Accessibility ➙ Reduce Motion ➙ Reduce Motion) Is there a way, on iOS (10+) and specifically iPhone (6+), to suppress the Fade-in/Mixing effects? Especially pressing ...
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Why is macOS is unable to verify my Yahoo user ID

Through System Preferences > Internet Accounts I enter my Yahoo user ID and password and am getting error message, "unable to verify user id and password". I have enabled POP in my Yahoo account and ...
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What data can only be migrated to a new iOS device using backup and restore?

I think this will be a useful community wiki reference: excluding device settings, what iOS user data (the kind of data that is created and stored over time) can only be migrated to a new device ...
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can not enter setup to receive code to move to ios from android

iphone se was purchased from Verizon. Verizon setup the phone. i want to use Move to IOS. I have downloaded Move to IOS on my android device but I am unable to access setup on the iphone. What is the ...
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Unable to complete setup of used Ipad

I recently bought a used ipad air 2 from ebay. But when i tried to do the initial setup i an taken to a configuration page that is essentially a mobile device management setup which essentially says ...
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During a new Mac setup, it asks for the iPhone passcode. Why? [duplicate]

Why are they asking me for this? What is it used for? EDIT: Some have suggested that this is a recent effort to encrypt all of the iCloud data: https://www.reddit.com/r/apple/comments/4b70xy/...
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setting up iphone 5s

I set up my child's phone with my Apple ID. Now all of the text messages come over with my name instead of her name. Can I change this on the iphone without setting up an apple id for her?
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How to log in to a Mac OSX desktop with no user account password?

My mom was nice enough to give me her boss's old Mac OS X desktop. The issue is I have no information about login names or password. I can turn it on and off and that is all. How can I login and get ...
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Mac set up 'wizard'

When starting up a Mac for the first time, it runs a 'wizard' that asks various questions (what language, what iTunes account etc.) As far as I can tell, this only runs the first time the Mac is run .....
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How can I script the setup of preferences in Mac OS X?

I have a couple of Macs and I would like to create some kind of script that I can use to: Easily setup a new Mac after a reinstall Update settings to consistent values (so if I decide to change some ...
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Change voicemail message to audio file

I have just got an iPhone and would like to change the voice message that people hear when I don't answer their calls. Is there a way how I can setup the voice message to an audio file I have? I ...
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Mouse scrolling speed setup on Mac

I do two tests - I rotate the scroll wheel on my mouse the same angle very slowly and very quickly. On Mac when I rotate the wheel very slowly it scrolls on the same webpage say 1 line. When I scroll ...
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How can I export my system preferences?

Is there a way for me to export my system preferences on my Mac for quick install on another machine? An example of what I am trying to accomplish is, when I start a new job, I would like to import ...
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How to select and dial contact from input with iOS Workflow app

I would like to know if it's possible to use the new Workflow app to do the following. My company has 50 stores. Each store is in my contacts as: Store 101 Store 102 Store 103 Store 104 etc. ...
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Type a special character with a regular keyboard

I am trying to reinstall an iMac but I don't have the original Apple keyboard. Instead a "regular" keyboard is attached. I can't find out how to type the "at" symbol (@). I need it to enter my Apple ...
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How to restore OS X to out of box / factory experience prior to reselling?

I'm ready to resell my Mac, and I'd like to prepare it for the new user, giving them factory-like out of box experience. Even better, I'd like the system to be fully updated, yet come up with no user ...
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Correct wrong email address used to set up iCloud account

When I initially set up my Apple iCloud account, I entered my email address incorrectly and as a result have been unable to verify. How can I go back into my initial set up and correct the email ...
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