Activation Lock
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Activation lock, iOS 7, Find My iPhone

Activation lock, iOS 7, Find My iPhone

With iOS 7, Apple Find My iPhone option includes a feature called Activation Lock, which is designed to prevent anyone else from using your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch. Activation Lock starts working the moment you turn on Find My iPhone, helping you keep your missing device secure.

With Activation Lock, your Apple ID and password will be required before anyone can turn off Find My iPhone on your device. If your phone happens to fall in the wrong hands, they will not be able to use your device, erase your data, reactivate the iPhone. Even if you erase your device remotely, Activation Lock continues to deter anyone from reactivating your device without your permission. Just keep Find My iPhone turned on, and remember your Apple ID and password.

It works in a very simple way. Indeed, when you enable Find My iPhone on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch running iOS 7, your Apple ID is securely stored on Apple’s activation servers and linked to your device.

From that point on, before anyone can turn off Find My iPhone on your device, erase data, reactivate and use your smartphone, this person will need a password.

Activation Lock enables automatically when you turn on Find My iPhone in iOS 7. The same happens when you upgrade to iOS 7 from a previous version of iOS that has Find My iPhone already turned on.

To turn on Find My iPhone on your device: Go to Settings, tap iCloud, sign in with your Apple ID (if necessary) and turn on Find My iPhone.

If you ever misplace your device, that’s you’ve lost it or you think it may have been stolen, you put it into Lost Mode immediately using Find My iPhone.

Lost Mode locks your screen with a four-digit passcode. It lets you display a custom message with your phone number to help you get it back. You can remotely erase your device if needed, but your custom message will continue to display even after the device is erased.

While Activation Lock works in the background to make it more difficult for someone to use or sell your missing device, Lost Mode indicates to anyone who finds your device that it still belongs to you and can’t be reactivated without your password.

To put a device into Lost Mode, sign in to from a Mac or PC or use the Find My iPhone iOS app.

When purchasing an used iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch from someone other than Apple or an authorized Apple reseller, you should check for Activation Lock before purchasing. In this case it is up to you to ensure that the device has been erased and is no longer linked to the previous owner’s account.

To make sure that you can use the device you purchase: Turn the device on and slide to unlock. If the passcode lock screen or the home screen appears, the device has not been erased. Ask the seller to completely erase the device by going to Settings – General – Reset – Erase All Content and Settings. Do not take ownership of any used iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch until it has been erased!

Remember that Activation Lock works only with iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch devices running iOS 7. Find My Mac doesn’t include Activation Lock.

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FaceTime on Windows
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Can you use Apple’s FaceTime app on your iPhone or any other iOs device?


In February 2011, Apple launched a FaceTime app for the Mac OS users. This app allows to make video calls between any iOs devices running FaceTime and Mac. Today, everyone knows that Apple’s FaceTime video calling technology is one of the flashiest features. But can PC owners on Windows?


The answer is simple: Unfortunately, there is no way to use FaceTime on Windows. There’s no official FaceTime for Windows software that’s been released by Apple.


At least for the time being, there’s no way for someone using Windows to make a FaceTime call to someone using an iOS device via the FaceTime app or vice-versa.


There are however many alternatives for video calling and video chatting on both Windows and Windows Phone.


Many programs offer similar features and that work across many operating systems. You can make video calls using Windows, Android, Mac OS X, or iOS through Skype. Skype is one of the most widely used programs. It works on Mac OS X, iOS, Windows, Android, Linux, and other platforms. The Skype software is free, as well as basic features. Additional features are not expensive.


Another video chat app is iMovicha.  iMovicha is a free program for iOS, Windows Phone, Android, Mac OS X, and Windows. It works over 3G (and 4G) cellular data networks, not just Wi-Fi.


You can also use free Yahoo Messenger, that’s another chat program with video features. This program offers video chats to Windows and Mac OS X users.


Let’s mention Tango Video Calls, an app for Windows Phone which lets you make video calls from your Windows handset. It also has apps for iOS and Android, so you’ll be able to chat with your friends almost no matter what kind of phone they have.


WeChat  ia another app for Windows Phone that also has Android and iOS versions making communication easy.


Note that Apple has stated that it intends to make FaceTime an open standard. This means that when it happens anyone would be able to create software that works with FaceTime. Third-party developers would be able to create all kinds of FaceTime-compatible programs, including those that run on Windows or other platforms, like Android.

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Podcasts, syndication, listen via iTunes


A Podcast is an audio program, consisting of an episodic series of audio, video, PDF, or ePub files downloaded through web syndication. Podcast can be streamed online to an iPhone to listen to via iTunes or your iPhone/iPod. Most of podcasts are free to download and listen to. The word is a neologism derived from “broadcast” and “pod” from the success of the iPod, as audio podcasts are often listened to on portable media players.

Podcasts are almost anything. People make podcasts about any subject that they’re passionate about. Many TV and radio shows have podcasts of their episodes or as supplements to them.

You can find Podcasts all over the Internet. The most popular directory of podcasts, though, is available at the iTunes Store. You can get to the iTunes directory by: Opening the iTunes program, clicking on the iTunes Store button, clicking on the Podcasts menu at the top.

You are inside the iTunes Store Podcast depot, where you can search for podcasts based on title, topic or browse selections made by Apple. You can browse via drop-down menu at the left or by clicking on the Podcasts menu.

A few podcasts you may enjoy: The Moth (storytelling), This American Life (storytelling and news), Fresh Air (news and interviews), Star Talk Radio (science), The BS Report (sports and pop culture), Bulletproof Executive Radio (business), How Did This Get Made? (film and comedy), WTF with Marc Maron (comedy and interviews), Film spotting (films), ESPN Fantasy Focus Football, Welcome to Night Vale (horror and humor), Dan Carlin’s Hardcore History (history).

In fact, you can explore hundreds of thousands of free audio and video podcasts in the Featured tab, or browse Top Charts to see what’s popular right now. You can sync playlists from iTunes, or create an On-The-Go playlist to play just the episodes you want.

The Podcasts app, an amazing way to discover, subscribe to and play your favorite podcasts on a variety of topics, including art, sport, business, news, comedy, music,  and more.

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iPhone screen rotate


One of the first cool things new iPhone and iPod touch owners discover is that if they turn their device on its side, the screen rotates to match the orientation of the device without any effort. That is, if you turn your device on its side, the screen will adjust to display lengthwise rather than height wise (landscape mode rather than portrait mode). It happens, though, that when you turn your device the screen of your iPhone or iPod touch won’t move.


In most cases, the screen doesn’t want to change its position just because you’ve got the screen rotation lock turned on, which prevents your iPhone or iPod touch from reorienting its screen.


To confirm that this setting is turned on, look for an icon that looks like a curved arrow surrounding a lock. If you see this icon in the top right corner of the screen, next to the battery meter, its means that rotation lock is turned on.


To turn the screen rotation on or off, do the following:


In iOS 6 or lower, double tap the home button on the front of the device. This will reveal the fast app switcher row of apps at the bottom of the screen. Now swipe left to right to reveal the Music app, music player controls, and on the far left, an app with a curved arrow in it if the lock is turned on, you’ll see the lock inside the arrow.

In iOS 7 or higher, swipe up from the bottom of the screen to reveal Control Center.  In iOS 7, tap the lock-and-curved-arrow icon. If it is white, it’s on; black and it’s off.

To turn screen rotation lock on, tap the curved arrow icon so that the lock appears. To turn screen rotation lock off, tap the icon so that the lock disappears. Now, a single tap on the home button makes you screen operate normally.

Note that while many apps can rotate to either portrait or landscape mode, some apps are designed to only work in one orientation. Besides the home screen on the iPhone and iPod touch can’t rotate (though it can on the iPad!). Thus if you turn your device and the screen doesn’t reorient, check to see whether the orientation lock is present in the top corner. If it’s not, the app is designed not to rotate.

Finally, remember that while the iPad runs the same operating system as the iPhone and iPod touch, its screen rotation works a differently. Its home screen can reorient, and its setting is controlled differently: In the Settings app, tap General and you’ll find a setting called Use Side Switch to. This setting lets you choose whether the small switch on the right side of the iPad above the volume buttons is the rotation lock or the mute button. If you set Use Side Switch to Lock Rotation, then that button is the only way to lock and unlock the screen. If you set that to be the Mute button, you should use the steps described above for the iPhone/iPod touch to access the screen rotation lock.

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Sync Music on your iPhone
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Sync Music on your iPhone

It’s the Music tab that gives you options for effectively controlling the process if you want to sync music to your iPhone. The tab allows you to determine how to do it what music do you really want to have.

You must check Sync Music in order to sync music to your iPhone. You’ll see Entire Music Library which will sync all your iTunes music to your iPhone. However, this option works if your phone’s storage is bigger than your library. If not, you won’t be able to enjoy all your preferred songs on your smartphone. Thus the option Sync only checked songs and videos is very useful if your iTunes library is bigger than the iPhone’s capacity. Uncheck the box to the left of songs/video you don’t want to sync.

You might choose to download only selected artists or playlists to your device. Sync playlists by checking the boxes on the left or all music by particular artists by checking the boxes on the right. Sync all music from an album or in a particular genre, by clicking the boxes at the bottom.

In fact, option Automatically sync when this iPhone is connected ensures that iTunes launches and syncs the iPhone when you connect it. May be, you should uncheck this option if you connect your smartphone to multiple computers or play music through other computers.

The option Convert higher bit rate songs to 128 kbps AAC lets you converts songs to the AAC format during syncing which is useful if your songs are encoded in other formats or at higher bit rates, which results in larger files.

Another interesting option allows you to Manually manage music and videos. It disables automated syncing and manually adds and removes all content on your iPhone. But this option is not recommended unless you’ve got a specific reason.

You can also include music videos syncs them or include voice memos syncs voice recordings to/from your iPhone.

You should also remember that the Tones tab allows you to manage ringtones. You can choose thus what ringtone you decide to sync from iTunes to your iPhone. To sync ringtones, choose to sync either Selected Tones or All tones. If you choose Selected Tones, choose what you want to sync by checking the boxes next to each tone. If you choose All Tones, there’s nothing else to do, as all the tones will be synced

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Syncing the iPhone to Your Computer

posted by  S. Ustinova on 09/10/2014


What to do after you sell your old iPhone and buy a new one.After you sell your old iPhone and buy yourself a new one, you’d want to manage content by syncing the iPhone it to your computer.The first step to sync your smartphone to computer is simple: you plug the cable that came with iPhone into a USB port on the computer. The other end goes into the dock connector on the bottom of the iPhone. As soon as you plug the cable in, the phone will begin to sync. The rest of the sync process happens in iTunes.

If you set the new device up, for the first time, check out How to Activate an iPhone Section. The first screen you come to should be the iPhone management screen. If this screen doesn’t appear, look the iPhone button and click on it. This button is located at the top right corner of the iTunes window. Clicking on the button will take you to the management screen.

The iPhone management screen offers basic overview and option information about your phone. Click to other screens via the tabs at the top. In the iPhone box at the top of the screen, you’ll see a picture of your iPhone, the phone’s name, storage capacity, version of the iOS it’s running, serial number, and your phone number.

You should know that Version section of the top box lets you not only see what version of the iOS you’re running. In fact you check there for updates to make sure you have latest version of the iOS. You can also restore your iPhone to factory settings.

This section details your backup options and what backups you have. You can choose Automatically Back Up – Choose where your iPhone will back up its contents. If you’re using iCloud, your data will back up there daily.

This computer section backs up all your data when you sync your iPhone to the computer. You can also encrypt iPhone backup by select the option to password protect the backups on your computer. You can also click the button Back Up Now – to initiate this process on your iPhone right away. The option Restore Backup lets you restore an existing back up onto your iPhone.

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iPhone Data and Settings
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iPhone data and settings


How to Delete iPhone Data and Settings

There are a few circumstances in which you’ll want to delete your iPhone data and settings, restoring the phone to its factory-new condition. But why would you want to delete all data and setting? For example, you’re selling or giving the iPhone away. Or your device is being sent for repairs and you don’t want your personal data available to prying eyes. You might want to erase everything and set up your smartphone because it is so messed up that it needs to be set up from scratch. You can remove all content and setting from your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch tapping Erase All Content and Settings in Settings > General > Reset (If possible, connect your iPhone to a charger and leave it connected until the process is complete). To remove all information and settings from your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch. Backup the data on iTunes and iCloud if you wish to recover it later and ensure that you have backup. Then chose Tap Settings > General > Reset > Erase all Content and Settings. As you select to Erase All Content and Settings.The process can take from a few minutes to several hours. The time this process takes will vary by iOS devices that support hardware encryption: if the process erases user settings and information by removing the encryption key that protects the data, it usually takes just a few minutes.   If a device overwrites user settings and information, writing a series of ones to the data partition, the process can take several hours, depending on the storage capacity of your iPod touch or iPhone. During this time, the device displays the Apple logo and a progress bar. Deleting all the data is a drastic step, but let’s tell you once more: whichever process you choose, always begin by syncing your device to your computer.Since this creates a backup of all your data. With that, you’ll be able to restore your data and settings. To erase your iPhone data when it’s synced, click the Restore button in the Version section of the iPhone management screen and follow the onscreen instructions. More information you can find on 2014

iPhone find my phone


If you lose iPad, iPod touch or iPhone or you think it might be stolen, you may find these tips useful to locate it and to protect your data.

Find My iPhone is the only way that you can track or locate a lost or missing device. Unfortunately, there is no other Apple service that can find, track, or otherwise flag your device for you.

If your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch has been stolen, you may be able to get it back or at least prevent the thief from getting at your personal data, but, we repeat, you need Find My iPhone enabled and turned on your missing device, so that you can use it to locate your device. If Find My iPhone isn’t on, change your passwords and report the device as missing.

You can use Find My iPhone to take additional actions that can help you recover it and keep your data secure, for this sign in to on a Mac or PC or use the Find My iPhone app on another iOS device.

To locate your device, open Find My iPhone, and select a device to view its location on a map. If your iPhone is nearby, you can have it play a sound to help you or someone nearby find it: Turn on Lost Mode. Using Lost Mode, you can remotely lock your device with a four-digit passcode, display a custom message with your phone number on your missing device’s Lock screen, and keep track of its location.

Report your stolen device to local law enforcement. They might request the serial number of your iPhone, so find previously its serial number on the original box or receipt or on My Support Profile ( if you registered it with your Apple ID.

If your missing device is off or offline, you can still put it in Lost Mode, lock it, or remotely erase it. The next time your device is online, these actions will take effect. If you remove the device from your account while it’s offline, any pending actions for the device will be cancelled.

You turn off Lost Mode by entering the passcode on your device. You can also turn off Lost Mode on or from the

Find My iPhone app.

If you didn’t turn on Find My iPhone before your device was lost or stolen, you can’t use it to locate your device. However, you can use these steps to help protect your data: 1) Change your Apple ID password. By changing your Apple ID password you can prevent anyone from accessing your iCloud data or using other services (such as iMessage or iTunes) from your device. 2) Change the passwords for other internet accounts on your device. This could include email accounts, Twitter or Facebook. 3) Report your lost or stolen device to local law enforcement.  4) Report the stolen device to your wireless carrier. They can disable the account, preventing phone calls, texts, and data use.

As noted above, you need to have set up Find My iPhone on your device prior to it getting stolen. You don’t need the app (but it’s another option).

Go to and log in using the account you used when setting up Find My iPhone. This is likely your Apple ID/iTunes account. When you log in, Find My iPhone will immediately begin trying to pinpoint your device. You’ll see onscreen messages as it works. If the device is turned off, the map will display its last known location, not necessarily its current location. But when the device is turned back on, the map will update.

As soon as Find My iPhone finds your device, it will zoom in on the map and show the location of the device using a green dot. When this happens, you can zoom in or out of the map, and view it in map, satellite, and hybrid modes, like in Google Maps. A window will pop up over the green dot (if it disappears because you clicked elsewhere on the page, just click the green dot again to get it back). Click the window and you’ll see the options you have.

The first option is to have it play a sound. To do this, click Play Sound.

You can click the Lost Mode button. This will allow you to remotely lock the device’s screen and set a passcode (even if you hadn’t previously used a passcode) that will prevent the thief from using your device or accessing your personal data: just click the Lost Mode button and enter the 4-digit lock code you want to use twice. If you want, you can then also enter a phone number where the person who has the device can reach you. You can, optionally, write a message that will be displayed on the device’s screen. When you’re ready, click Done.

For greater security, you can remotely delete all data from the device. To do this, click the Erase button. There, you’ll see a warning (basically, don’t do this unless you’re absolutely sure you want to). Click the box that says you understand what you’re doing and click the Erase button. This will delete all your data, preventing the thief from accessing it. If you get the device back, you can restore your data from backup. However, when you erase your device, all of your information will be deleted, and you won’t be able to locate it using Find My iPhone. This means, after you erase a device, you can’t track it.

Besides if you remove the device from your account after you erase it, Activation Lock will be turned off. This allows another person to activate and use your device.

If you have more than one device configured to use Find My iPhone with this account, you’ll see a menu called Devices in the top left corner. Click that to see a list of all devices available.

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When you’re using your phone to browse the web, send emails, or check social media, you’re connecting to your phone company’s wireless network.

Generally iPhone users pay a fixed monthly price for their data service, and this means that whatever network you’re on in your home country, the price you pay for you data is going to be the same. The price however will be higher when you travel to another country and take your phone with you. In this case, you need to know about iPhone data roaming to make sure you don’t run up a bill totaling thousands of dollars by very little data.

Phone companies charge much higher rates for people from other countries accessing their data networks.

Indeed, when you take your smartphone overseas, you’re no longer using the cellular data network belonging to your wireless carrier. Instead, your phone is in data roaming mode, which means you’re not using your usual data plan. In this case you’ll have to pay for each megabyte of data your phone sends or receives.

But is it possible to avoid international iPhone Dara Roaming Charges?

Here are a few tips which might help:

1.Turn Off Data Roaming: The best way to make sure you never run the risk of running up a data roaming charge is to turn off your cellular network connection. This is the most important step you can take to save yourself from international data bills. With data roaming turned off, your phone won’t be able to connect to any 4G or 3G data networks other than those in your home country. Certainly you won’t be able to get online or check email (though you should still be able to text), but you won’t run up any bills. To turn off data roaming, do the following: Tap the Settings app on your homescreen; tap General (if you’re on iOS 7 and higher, skip this step) or tap Cellular (on iOS 7 and higher) or Network (on iOS 6 and lower); move the Data Roaming slider to Off/white.

2.Turn Off All Cellular Data: In its iOS 4 and higher you can now off all cellular data. With that setting on, the only way to connect to the Internet is via Wi-Fi. To turn off cellular data: tap the Settings app; tap General (if you’re on iOS 7 or higher, skip this step); tap Cellular (on iOS 7 and higher) or Network (on iOS 6 and lower); now slide Cellular Data to Off/white.

This can work in conjunction with, or separately from Step 1 (Turning off Data Roaming). Turning this off means you can’t connect to data networks even in your home country.

In iOS 7, you can decide to let some apps use cellular data and not others. For example, you may what to use a maps app or check for an email (keep in mind though that even just checking email a few times in another country can lead to an extra bill).

If you want to allow some apps to use cellular data when roaming: Tap the Settings app; tap Cellular; in the Use Cellular Data For section, move the sliders to Off/white for the apps you don’t want to use data. Any app whose slider is green will be able to use data, even roaming data.

3.Use Wi-Fi for your connection: When you’re overseas, you may need to get online. To do this without incurring major data roaming costs, use the iPhone’s Wi-Fi connection. For anything you need to do online–from email to web, text messages to apps–if you use Wi-Fi, you’ll save yourself from these extra charges.

4.If you want to keep track of how much data you’ve used while roaming, check Cellular Data Usage, a section right above Use Cellular Data For. The section labeled Current Period Roaming tracks your data use. Scroll to the bottom of the screen and tap Reset Statistics before your trip so you start from zero.

5.Get an International Data Package, by signing up for one of international plans before you leave your home country. Doing so, you’ll avoid exorbitant bills. You may want to use this plan if you expect to need to get online regularly during your trip and you can’t be sure to find an open Wi-Fi network. As you sign up for an international plan, ask the company for specific instructions on using the plan and avoiding additional charges. With this information, there shouldn’t be any surprises when your bill arrives at the end of the month.

What happens if you make a mistake, though? How to deal with a huge bill, if you accidentally run up a $1,000 or even $10,000 data roaming bill while overseas? You’re not necessarily stuck paying that bill. You can try and contest an iPhone data roaming charge.

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ipod touch

Making and receiving video calls with Apple’s FaceTime technology is simple. Apple has engineered a solution that lets you make video calls over Wi-Fi to an iPad 2 or later, iPhone 4, another iPod touch (fourth-generation or later), or a Mac running Mountain Lion or a newer operating system.

FaceTime can use the cameras in either portrait or landscape orientation and you can use either the front or back camera. The front camera has the right field of view and focal length to focus on your face at arm’s length, but you can switch to the back camera to show what’s happening around you.

To use FaceTime on an iPod touch, you need to be connected to the Internet over Wi-Fi. The person you’re calling also needs to be connected to the Internet over Wi-Fi or cellular and using a device that can run FaceTime. You also need to sign into FaceTime using the FaceTime app and an Apple ID. Once you’ve signed in, you don’t need to do it again for every call.

Since all iPhones have phone numbers associated with them, making video calls from phone to phone makes sense. But the iPod touch doesn’t have a phone number attached to it, so you have to create a FaceTime account to be able to place FaceTime calls to other iPod touches or iPhone 4s.

To begin setting up a 4th generation iPod touch to use FaceTime, tap the FaceTime icon in the top-left corner of the iPod touch’s home screen.

On the next screen, click the Get Started button.

Sign Into iTunes Account/Apple ID (first, you must create it). You’ll only see this screen if you need to create a new iTunes account. All the fields on this form are pretty self-explanatory–the only real decision is whether you want to receive marketing emails from Apple.

Create FaceTime Address – in order for your iPod touch to be able to receive FaceTime calls, you have to create a FaceTime address, which is an email address. By default, FaceTime will use the address associated with your iTunes account. If you want to use another email address, enter it here.

With that, you’re ready to start using FaceTime. If you’ve got contacts synced to your iPod touch, they’ll appear in this area. You can add new FaceTime contacts by tapping the plus button at the top right.

Keep in mind that in order for FaceTime to work, you’ll need to be connected to a Wi-Fi network and calling someone using a FaceTime-enabled device.

Once you are, here’s how to use FaceTime on the iPod touch: Tap on the FaceTime app to launch it, scroll through your contacts to find the person you want to call, tap the name of that person or his phone number if he has a FaceTime-enabled iPhone. If this person has an iPod touch, iPad, or Mac, tap on the email address associated with their FaceTime account to initiate the call.

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