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How to review and resend iTunes, iBooks, or App Store gifts on iPhone or iPad

As most folks already know, you can easily gift the gift of apps, books, movies, and more right from your iPhone or iPad. You can just as easily receive them from others as well. Have you ever wanted to take a look back at what items you've gifted to others, or make sure they actually redeemed them? If the answer is yes, all you need is your iPhone or iPad and your Apple ID and we can show you how!

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How to create a new child ID for Family Sharing

One of the best parts of Family Sharing in iOS 8 is that you can closely monitor your children's purchases, even when they're not with you. Even better yet, you can create an Apple ID just for them that once they're old enough, they can take with them. But until that time, it can help you keep a watchful eye on content and purchases on any iPhone or iPad they're using.

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How to use Family Sharing for iTunes and App Store accounts in iOS 8

Family Sharing is a new feature in iOS 8 that lets your entire family share purchases from both iTunes and the App Store without having to share the same Apple ID. More than that, parents require that younger children ask permission before purchasing content. You can then receive a request and either accept or deny it right from your own iPhone or iPad. To get started with Family Sharing, you'll need to perform a few steps in order to set it up.

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

So you've finally got your new iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus in your hand. Now all that's left to do is transfer all the data from your old iPhone over to your brand new one. No matter what model iPhone you have previously, getting data over to your new one is a dead simple process, thanks to both iCloud and iTunes. Which one you choose to use is completely up to you, and we can walk you through each option every step of the way!

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How to install iOS 8 on your iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad using iTunes

iOS 8 is here and the only thing left for you to do is update your iPhone or iPad. While updating to iOS 8 over-the-air is faster and more convenient, if it's not showing up for you, we can walk you through how to manually update via your computer with iTunes.

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How to disable automatic downloads on iPhone and iPad

By default your iPhone or iPad can automatically download App Store apps and music that you purchase either within iTunes on your computer, or on another iOS device. That means download an app on your iPad, and it's instantly on your iPhone as well. While some people like this convenience, others may not appreciate it, especially if storage space is an issue on certain devices. Luckily you can disable it in just a few taps.

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How to hide the free U2 album on iPhone, iPad, and iTunes

After Apple's iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus announcement, U2 took the stage. After that iTunes customers in over 100 countries were told they'd have access to their new album, Songs of Innocence, for free. While some people were excited about that and asking how to download it, others were less than thrilled. My colleague Peter recently expressed his distaste for the situation and while I tend to agree, I also understand some people not wanting to look at an album in their library they aren't interested in.

So here's how to hide it from even showing up not only in iTunes, but on your iPhone and iPad as well!

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How to enable automatic downloads for music, books, and apps with iTunes in the Cloud

If you own both an iPhone and iPad, iTunes in the Cloud, which is part of iCloud, lets you easily sync your content from one to the other with no work on your part. For example, if you downloaded an app on your iPad, it can automatically appear on your iPhone as well if you have automatic downloads for apps enabled. The same holds true for music and iBooks purchases. All you have to do is enable automatic downloads on all your iOS devices.

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How to download the Songs of Innocence album by U2 for free on iPhone and iPad

U2 took the stage today at Apple's iPhone event and along with a free performance, also announced that their new album, Songs of Innocence, would be made available for free to all iPhone and iPad owners via iTunes. The biggest question we're getting bombarded with now is how exactly you go about downloading it. As it turns out, you've just got to know where to look.

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How to check and update your iTunes, iBooks, and App Store account details on iPhone or iPad

If you purchase apps from the App Store or other kinds of content from iTunes and iBooks, you have an Apple ID. If you ever need to change your address or credit card on file, you'll need to know how to access your account details.

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