Icloud Tips

How to save email attachments in Mail for iPhone and iPad

Previously on iOS you could use "open in" to send an email attachment from Mail to any other app that you had installed and could handle the file. Now, with iOS 9 you can also save those files directly, either to iCloud Drive or Dropbox, Google Drive, OneDrive, or any storage provider. Here's how!

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How to add email attachments to Mail for iPhone and iPad

You're writing an email and need to attach a file to it, perhaps an office or iWork document, or maybe a PDF or text file. Previously you would have need to go to an app, find the file, and send from there. No longer. With iOS 9, Apple has delivered. For security reasons, you still can't go wandering through the file system, but now you attach any file into any email from any storage provider app, including iCloud, Dropbox, Google Drive, OneDrive, and more. Here's how!

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How to view iCloud Drive files on your iPhone and iPad

New with iOS 9 is the iCloud Drive app. Yes, all the finaly-s! It lets you see everything and anything stored in your iCloud Drive on iPhone, iPod touch, iPad, and even Mac. (It basically turns the DocumentPicker interface into its own app.) For some inexplicable reason, though, the iCloud Drive app starts off hidden by default. You're given a chance to show it when you first update, but if you miss it, you can still turn it back on at any time in Settings. And most people should!

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

Getting ready to update your iPhone to iOS 9? it's always a good idea to make sure you've backed up your iPhone and iPad first. Here's how.

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How to turn off Find My iPhone and Activation Lock

With Find my iPhone you can keep track of all your Apple devices and even remotely wipe them if they ever get lost or stolen. If you ever need to restore your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch in iTunes, however, or if you ever want to sell or give it away, you'll need to disable Find my iPhone (or iPad) first. That's because Find my iPhone (or iPad) also governs Activation Lock, Apple's theft deterrent system. Luckily, it's easy to do!

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How to transfer data from your old iPhone to your new iPhone 6 or 6 Plus

If you've just upgraded from your old iPhone to a new iPhone, the first thing you'll want to do is move your data!

Whether you've just gotten an iPhone 6 or [iPhone-6-plus), getting all the data over from your old iPhone has never been easier. No matter what model you have, iPhone 4, iPhone 4s, iPhone 5, iPhone 5c, iPhone 5s, both iCloud—or, if you prefer good, old-fashioned cables—iTunes lets you make and restore backups faster than ever. And we'll walk you through the process every step of the way!

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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 can also assist in remotely wiping your private information so your device data doesn't fall into the wrong hands. If you're not sure where to start, we can walk you through enabling Find My iPhone on all your devices as well as how to track them both on the web and through the Find My iPhone app!

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How to turn off Find My iPhone remotely and bypass Activation Lock

If you're running iOS 7 or higher on your iPhone or iPad, Find My iPhone now comes with a feature called Activation Lock that prevents someone from wiping and using your device without your authorization. While it's a great theft deterrent, it can create a problem if you sell or get rid of a device before disabling Find My iPhone First. Most commonly the problem comes up with second hand iPhones that have been bought, sold, or traded. Luckily, the previous owner can deactivate Find My iPhone remotely which should then, in turn, allow you to bypass Activation Lock.

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How to generate and manage app-specific passwords with iCloud

Apple has increased security around iCloud and how apps and devices can access your data. One of the newest forms of iCloud security is the use of app-specific passwords. Essentially, any apps that don't support two-step verification, if you have it enabled, will instead need an app-specific password in order to link up to your iCloud account. This ensures that your primary Apple ID password isn't collected or stored by any third party apps. Luckily, generating app-specific passwords and managing them is easy enough!

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Forgot your iCloud Keychain security code? Here's how to change it!

iCloud Keychain is Apple's approach to managing passwords effortlessly across both iOS and OS X. After you've set it up, all your passwords and credit card information is immediately synced securely across your devices. When adding a new device or replacing one, you'll need to verify with either a security code or phone number. So what if you forget or lose your security code? As it turns out, all is not lost. As long as you know your iCloud password and you're running iOS 8 or higher, you can easily reset it!

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