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iCloud outage takes iCloud Drive, back ups, and more down for some

iCloud services back online after extended service disruption

Update: And it's back. According to Apple, the outage was resolved just before 4:00 p.m. EDT. Original story: A number of iCloud services are down for some users. The disruption, which render services unavailable for some, has been taking place since about 11:30 a.m. EDT. Affected services...
iCloud Photo Library: Explained

iCloud Photo Library: Explained

iCloud Photo Library was designed to keep all your personal photos and videos safe, synced, and available on all of your devices. That sounds simple, but the idea of a hybrid library, where our content seamlessly spans the internet and our iPhones, iPads, and Macs — where the line between online...
How to contact Apple about your Apple Music problems

How to contact Apple about your Apple Music problems

Sometimes, you need the experts for your issues. Here's how to get in touch with them. Having trouble with Apple Music? We've written a wealth of troubleshooting articles on the subject, but if you're still running into an issue, it might be time to talk to the experts. Why contact Apple? Well...
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Apple Music FAQ: Everything you need to know

Apple Music FAQ: Everything you need to know

Apple Music is here. We've got the beats and the deets. On Tuesday, June 30, Apple unleashed Apple Music in all its glory — Beats 1 radio, a redesigned music app, and more custom playlists than you can shake a stick at. Here's what Apple Music is, what it's not, how it compares to other services...
How to contact Apple about your Apple Music problems

How to contact Apple about your Apple Music problems

Sometimes, you need the experts for your issues. Here's how to get in touch with them. Having trouble with Apple Music? We've written a wealth of troubleshooting articles on the subject, but if you're still running into an issue, it might be time to talk to the experts. Why contact Apple? Well...
How to enable automatic downloads for music, books, and apps with iTunes in the Cloud

How to control automatic downloads for music, books, and apps

If you have an iPhone and iPad, or a Mac, iCloud can automatically download any music, books, or apps you buy on one device onto any or all of the others. For example, if you downloaded a hot new game on your iPad, you can have it automatically appear on your iPhone (assuming the game is also...
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Apple offers Greece a free month of iCloud to avoid data loss due to declined payments

Greece remains in a dire situation regarding the country's finances, leading the Greek government to implement new regulations, including a block on renewing iCloud subscriptions and purchasing content from Apple's digital stores. Since consumers are unable to maintain their subscription, Apple...
How to set up and use iTunes Match

How to use iTunes Match: The ultimate guide

Apple has two music subscription services available for you: iTunes Match, and Apple Music. Let's talk about iTunes Match. iTunes Match isn't the same as Apple Music. With Apple Music, for $9.99 a month, you can stream Apple's song catalog. With iTunes Match, for $24.99 a year, you can upload up...
How to back up to iCloud before updating to iOS 8

How to back up your iPhone or iPad before updating to iOS 9

Always have a backup before updating your operating system. Whether you haven't updated to iOS 8.4 yet or you're considering joining iOS 9's public beta, it's always a good idea to make sure you've backed up your iPhone and iPad first. While you likely won't see any data loss after an upgrade,...
Getting weird iTunes 4010 errors, bad album art, or mismatched songs? Here's how to reset your iCloud Music Library

Getting weird iTunes 4010 errors, bad album art, or mismatched songs? Here's how to reset your iCloud Music Library

Running into 4010 errors or mismatched artwork and need to clear out your matched and uploaded songs? Here's how to go about doing it. To help people sort out their Apple Music and iTunes Match libraries, I've been tackling a number of troubleshooting articles on the subject. Resetting iCloud...
iCloud outage takes iCloud Drive, back ups, and more down for some

iCloud services back online after extended service disruption

Update: And it's back. According to Apple, the outage was resolved just before 4:00 p.m. EDT. Original story: A number of iCloud services are down for some users. The disruption, which render services unavailable for some, has been taking place since about 11:30 a.m. EDT. Affected services...
Apple Music vs iTunes Match: What's the difference?

Apple Music vs iTunes Match: What's the difference?

Confused about what you get with Apple Music versus what you get with iTunes Match? With the arrival of Apple Music—and its broad claim to make your library's songs streamable alongside its primary streaming collection—those with iTunes Match accounts might be a wee bit confused as to whether...
iOS 9 will be a space-friendly update, two-factor authentication coming to iCloud

iOS 9 will be a space-friendly update, two-factor authentication coming to iCloud

If you experienced some space issues upgrading to iOS 8 last year, iOS 9 is a welcome change of pace. At WWDC today, Apple announced that anyone should be able to easily get iOS 9 on their device. In contrast to the space issues that many users faced when upgrading to iOS 8, iOS 9 is much,...

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