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How to share Photo Streams with people who don't use iPhones, iPads, or Macs

iCloud Photo Sharing not only lets you share Photo Streams with other iPhone and iPad owners, but also gives you a way to share a batch of photos with virtually anyone through iCloud.com. Once you choose to share your photos on iCloud, you'll be given a link, send it on to whomever you like, and they can view them with any browser on any computer they like.

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Ringtones and text tones gone after updating to iOS 8.1.1? Here's the fix!

If you upgraded your iPhone or iPad to iOS 8.1.1 only to find that your ringtones or text tones had gone missing, you aren't alone. Unfortunately, this seems to be a common problem around iOS update time. However, there are a few ways you can try and get them back, and even better — something you can do to help prevent lost ringtones and text tones from ever bothering you again!

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How to fix the rear iSight camera in your iPhone: The ultimate guide

If the rear iSight camera on your iPhone either isn't working working at all, or is taking photos that show obvious defects, it's possible that the camera assembly is defective or damaged. Typical symptoms of a broken or defective iSight camera include a blacked out screen, purple or blue blemishes, and lines going through the screen. Which iPhone you have will dictate how difficult is is to do DIY repair. Luckily, we've got the guide you need to get the job done from start to finish!

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How to use iCloud Keychain: The ultimate guide

iCloud Keychain is Apple's attempt to bring password management to the mainstream. With it, your account names, passwords, and even credit cards numbers can be safely and securely stored on your iPhone or iPad keychain, and synced across all your devices thanks to iCloud. In conjunction with Safari, it can also generate new, unique passwords, and autofill them whenever you need them. So, how does it all work?

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How to stop iCloud Keychain from storing passwords or credit cards in Safari

iCloud Keychain lets you store passwords and credit cards for all your different logins rather easily. While you can always disable iCloud keychain altogether, you can also disable password and credit card saving not only individually, but on a per-device basis, and only for Safari. Perhaps you have an iPad that's used by other people in your home. You may want iCloud Keychain access but don't want Safari saving every single password or credit card number entered on that specific device. Luckily, you can pretty easily do just that!

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How to get your child off an old Apple ID and onto Family Sharing's 'Ask to Buy'

So you want to enable Family Sharing's "Ask to Buy" to buy feature but your child is on an old Apple ID and you can't find a way to go back and change their birthday to make it work? You're not alone. And while there's no easy fix, there is a way to work around it. As long as you've got an open on your Family Sharing account, you can swap your child's old Apple ID to a new child ID, and get Ask to Buy working the way you want it to.

It's important to note that this process can't convert your child's existing Apple ID into a child ID. It creates a new Apple ID and transfers all their data across. That means they won't lose any backups or purchases, but there are still some downsides. For one, they'll have a new email address, which means a new ID for mail, iMessage, and FaceTime. (You can forward email and enable multiple addresses for iMessage and FaceTime.)

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How to manually trigger an iCloud backup on iPhone and iPad

While iCloud will automatically back up all the data on your iPhone or iPad every 24 hours, as long as it's plugged in and connected to Wi-Fi, you can also trigger a backup manually at any time. It's especially handy when you're upgrading to a new device, or getting a replacement for a defective device. Best of all, making sure your backups are up-to-date is easy to do!

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How to set up and use Reading Lists in Safari for iPhone and iPad

Reading Lists is Apple's own take on a read-it-later service. Built right into the Safari browser on iPhone and iPad, Reading Lists let you save any articles you stumble across while browsing the web so you can go back and read them at your convenience. Because Reading Lists sync via [iCloud], that can be on the go with your iPhone, lounging at home on your iPad, or while you're enjoying a coffee at your Mac. Since Safari Reading List can save stories from almost any site, it's also perfect for recipes, funny articles, and anything else you want to remember to share later.

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How to hide recent and favorite contacts on the app switcher screen

Your favorite and recent contacts are now easier to get to than ever, thanks to their inclusion on the iPhone and iPad app switcher screen. Double-click the Home button and they're right there at the top, ready and waiting for you to tap. But what if you don't want your contacts showing up there? What if you want to keep your private contactsfrom prying eyes? Luckily you can turn favorites, recents, or both right off!

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How to use AirDrop with older Macs

We love AirDrop, which allows people to wirelessly share files between their Macs and iOS devices. But, as with Continuity's other features, pre-2012 Macs are feeling a bit left out. Sadly, there's no way to convince an older Mac to share a file with your iPhone or iPad, but you can transfer files between newer Macs and older Macs.

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