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How to change what iPhone or iPad is used to share your location

How to change what iPhone or iPad is used to share your location

If you use location sharing with family and friends, you'll want to make sure iOS is sharing from the right device. There are lots of reasons you may want to share your location through the Messages app or Find My Friends. For example, sharing a location is a lot faster than manually typing out...
How to set up and use iCloud on iPhone, iPad, and Mac

How to set up and use iCloud on iPhone, iPad, and Mac

iCloud lets you sync and store all the data that's important to you, from photos and documents to calendars and contacts. Apple's online storage service, iCloud includes a wide range of features like iCloud Drive for your files, iCloud Photo Library for your pictures and videos, iTunes in the...
How to use Find My iPhone: The ultimate guide

How to use Find My iPhone: The ultimate guide

Find my iPhone, sometimes also called Find my iPad or Find my Mac when referring to the same app running on those devices, is a free service offered by Apple as part of iCloud. With it, you can track your iPhone, iPad, or Mac if it ever gets lost or stolen, lock it to make sure no one else can...
How to remove an iPhone, iPad, or Mac from Find My iPhone and iCloud

How to remove an iPhone, iPad, or Mac from Find My iPhone and iCloud

Find My iPhone and iCloud work together so you can keep track of all your iPhones, iPads, and Macs, all in one place. If you're upgrading to a new device, trading in your existing one, or even selling it, however you'll want to make sure you completely remove it from Find my iPhone before letting...
iCloud website switches to Apple Maps for Find My iPhone

iCloud website switches to Apple Maps for Find My iPhone

Apple appears to have ended their use of Google Maps in Find My iPhone on the iCloud website, switching over to Apple Maps product. The change was rolled out briefly to iCloud.com beta users earlier this year, but has now found its way to the public site. The change brings new cartography,...
How to set up and use Find My iPhone

How to set up and use Find My iPhone

Find My iPhone lets you remotely track your lost, stolen, or misplaced Apple device — be it an iPhone, iPad, iPod touch or Mac — from virtually anywhere, as long as the device in question has some kind of internet connection. Not only can Find My iPhone help you locate a stolen or lost device, it...
How to use Family Sharing with Find my iPhone

How to use Family Sharing with Find my iPhone

The new Family Sharing feature in iOS 8 not only lets you share iTunes and App Store purchases but also makes it easier for you to track all the devices in your family with the help of Find My iPhone. So next time mom can't find her iPad or dad leaves his iPhone at Starbucks, anyone in your...
New, updated, and discounted apps: iOS 8 updates incoming!

New, updated, and discounted apps: iOS 8 updates incoming!

Today iOS 8 launches, and along with it, a whoooooole bunch of apps are being updated to support the new software. It's a veritable avalanche of updates, but we're going to dig up the very best ones for you. Give us a shout in the comments if you find any more! iOS 8 app updates TextExpander...
How to find the owner of a lost or stolen iPhone

How to find the owner of a lost or stolen iPhone

Every once in a while I have a reader ask me what they should do with a lost or stolen iPhone they've somehow come across. In most cases their biggest concern is finding the original owner, as it should be. Unfortunately that task sometimes proves to be a little tougher than some people imagine,...
How to disable Find My iPhone or iPad

How to disable Find My iPhone or iPad

Find my iPhone is a great tool for keeping track of, and recovering, a lot or stolen iPhone or iPad. However, if you need to restore your iPhone or iPad in iTunes, or you want to give it away or sell it to someone else, you'll need to disable Find my iPhone first. Luckily, it's easy to do....

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