iCloud Keychain: How to enable and use Apple’s system for storing passwords and credit cards across your devices

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You can enable and edit your iCloud Keychain through a computer or mobile device.

  • iCloud Keychain saves a user’s passwords, credit card information, and other sensitive data and syncs it across Apple devices.
  • You can add or delete information from your iCloud Keychain manually at any time from an iPhone, iPad, or Mac computer.
  • iCloud Keychain can be enabled or disabled through the Settings app on an iPhone or iPad or System Preferences on a Mac.
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From social media and shopping to internet banking and email, it can be a headache to have to remember and manually enter numerous account logins or payment information every time you want to access a website, join a Wi-Fi network, or make a purchase. That’s where iCloud Keychain comes in handy.

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What is iCloud Keychain?

iCloud Keychain is a data management system from Apple that makes your accounts more easily accessible by saving passwords, credit cards, and other private information across all of your Apple devices.

The feature also remembers this information and can autofill it on the apps and websites you use so that you don’t have to do so manually.

To use iCloud Keychain, you’ll first need to turn the feature on.

How to turn on iCloud Keychain on an iPhone or iPad

To enable iCloud Keychain on your iPhone or iPad, do the following:

1. Open your Settings app.

2. Tap your name at the top of the page.

3. Tap iCloud and then Keychain.

4. Enable iCloud Keychain by sliding the bar beside it to the on position, which will turn the bar green.

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Tap the slider to enable iCloud Keychain.

You may be asked to enter your Apple ID password or your device’s passcode to finalize this process.

To disable iCloud Keychain on your iPhone or iPad, simply untoggle the iCloud Keychain option depicted above.

How to turn on iCloud Keychain on a Mac computer

On your Mac, you can turn on iCloud Keychain through the System Preferences.

1. Click on the Apple menu at the top of the screen, then click on System Preferences from the dropdown menu.

2. Click Apple ID, then click iCloud in the sidebar. On macOS Mojave or earlier, simply click iCloud in System Preferences.

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On macOS Mojave and earlier OS, iCloud appears as the option in System Preferences, while newer operating systems will display an Apple ID option.

3. Select Keychain from the list of options on the right by clicking the box next to it. Ensure the box has turned blue and has a checkmark in it; you may need to approve it by signing into your Apple ID.

To disable iCloud Keychain on a Mac, simply uncheck the Keychain option from the list.

How to add your personal information to iCloud Keychain

While iCloud Keychain has the ability to autofill your information on certain websites and apps, you’ll first need to create a contact card so that the feature can operate properly. Once you’ve created a contact card, you can then begin using the card by following these steps.

1. Open the Settings app on your iPhone or iPad, then tap Safari.

2. Tap AutoFill.

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Tap to access your Safari AutoFill information.

3. Tap My Info.

4. Select your Contact Card from the list of available contacts.

How to find saved passwords on iCloud Keychain, and add, edit, or delete them

On an iPhone or iPad

1. Open the Settings app on your iPhone or iPad, then tap Passwords. On iOS 13 or earlier, tap Passwords & Accounts in Settings, then tap Website & App Passwords.

2. If prompted, use Face ID or Touch ID to verify your identity and see your saved passwords.

  • To add a password for a website, tap the plus sign (+) at the top of the screen and fill in the resulting form.

3. Tap on a website from the list to see your saved password for it.

  • You can remove a saved password by tapping Delete Password from this page.
  • To modify the password, tap Edit in the top-right corner.
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Tap Edit to change your password, or Delete Password to remove it from your list of saved passwords.

On a Mac computer

1. Open the Safari app.

2. Click the Safari menu at the top of the screen, then select Preferences from the dropdown menu.

3. Click the Passwords icon in the new window.

  • To add a password to the list, tap Add at the bottom of the window and fill in the resulting form.

4. Select a website from the list of passwords.

  • To change a password, click Details with the website highlighted, change the password, then click Done.
  • To delete a password for a website, click the website to highlight it, then click Remove.
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Click a website from the list of saved passwords. Select Details to edit the password, or Remove to delete the password.

How to find saved credit cards on iCloud Keychain, and add, edit, or delete them

On an iPhone or iPad

1. Open your Settings app.

2. Tap Safari, then tap AutoFill.

3. Tap Saved Credit Cards to see your list of saved cards, which you’ll need to use Face ID to access.

  • Swipe left on a card and press Delete to remove it from the list.
  • Tap Add Credit Card to add a new card to the list.
  • Tap a card in the list, then press Edit on the next page to edit its information.
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From here you can add a card, swipe left on a card to delete it, or tap a card and then select Edit to edit it.

On a Mac computer

1. Open the Safari app.

2. Click Safari in the menu at the top of the screen, and select Preferences… from the dropdown menu.

3. Click the AutoFill icon in the new window.

4. Click the box to the left of Credit cards to enable it with a check mark, if it isn’t enabled, then click the Edit button beside it.

5. You’ll be asked to enter a passcode or use Touch ID to view your list of saved cards.

  • Click Add at the bottom of the window to add a new card.
  • Click a card to highlight it in the list and double click to edit the specific information displayed for the card.
  • Click a card to highlight and then click Remove from the bottom of the window to delete the card.
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You can add, edit, or delete cards from your saved list in this window.

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What is single sign-on? Understanding the authentication method that lets you log into different websites and apps with a single username and password

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Single sign-on technology can benefit users and administrators.

  • Single sign-on (SSO) allows users to access multiple applications with a single set of login credentials.
  • While convenient, SSO can present security risks, as one set of credentials could grant bad actors a wide swath of access.
  • Implementing SSO can be a lengthy and expensive process for organizations but is often more user-friendly and easier for administrators to manage.
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When using multiple applications or sites owned by the same organization, it can be time-consuming and more than a little frustrating to have to enter several different usernames and passwords. That’s where single sign-on comes in.

What is single sign-on?

Single sign-on (SSO) is a popular authentication method designed to simplify the login experience by allowing users to enter a single set of credentials for access to multiple applications.

The process works by relying on a relationship between a service provider (a website or application) and an identity provider (the SSO system). The two exchange certificates containing identity information. This ID, which comes in the form of login tokens, contains information about the user, such as a username or email and password, to allow the service provider to know the connection is from a trusted source.

How does single sign-on work?

While a SSO login is simple for the user, the technical process behind it is quite complex. Here’s a breakdown of how SSO works.

1. The user opens the website or application they wish to use, at which point the service provider sends a token to the SSO system in a request to authenticate the user.

2. If the user has already been identified – that is, they’ve logged in on a previous visit or on another application or website under the same SSO umbrella – access is granted. If the user hasn’t logged in, they’ll be asked to do so.

3. When the identity provider validates the credentials entered by the user, it will send a token to the service provider to signify authentication.

4. The service provider grants access to the user.

While SSO may not be right for every organization, for those with multiple applications or websites under their umbrella, it can be a good choice not only from an administrative standpoint and in terms of user satisfaction.

Advantages of single sign-on

  • SSO allows users to access applications and accounts much more quickly and with less hassle.
  • Users only need to remember one set of credentials, such as a username and a single password.
  • Services that utilize SSO may spend much less time helping users with lost passwords.
  • Administrators can centralize control over user access to platforms and easily grant permissions for or remove permissions from users.
  • Administrators can better enforce strong passwords and security standards across applications.

Disadvantages of single sign-on

  • SSO can present security risks, as it only requires one set of credentials for access to multiple applications. Organizations can help mitigate this by requiring strong passwords from users.
  • Implementing SSO can be a complex and costly project since a detailed discovery phase is necessary to ensure the right processes and technologies are implemented.
  • If the SSO system goes down, users would lose access to all the applications that come under its umbrella rather than just a single site or service.
  • If an SSO account is hacked, that bad actor would have access to all applications, thereby exposing a large amount of private data.

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How to set up YouTube parental controls, like Restricted Mode and the YouTube Kids app

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To filter what your kids watch on YouTube, you can set parental controls.

  • You can set YouTube parental controls to make sure your child only watches appropriate videos.
  • On a web browser, you can enable YouTube Restricted Mode, which hides mature content.
  • You can also download the YouTube Kids app and allow pre-approved content or block specific videos.
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From cartoons to educational videos and everything in between, there’s an unlimited supply of great YouTube videos for kids.

On the other hand, there is also a limitless supply of YouTube videos that kids have no business watching – so it’s important to know how to make YouTube a safe space for kids.

Fortunately, YouTube makes it possible to do that with parental controls – here’s how.

How to set YouTube parental controls with Restricted Mode

One way to filter inappropriate YouTube content is by using Restricted Mode, which hides potentially mature videos, though YouTube notes that no filter is 100% accurate.

1. Go to the YouTube website and sign in using your Google account.

2. Click your profile picture in the top-right corner of the homepage.

3. At the bottom of the pop-up menu, click Restricted Mode, which will be turned off by default.

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Click your profile icon and then select “Restricted Mode” in the drop-down.

4. In the pop-up window that appears, click the switch next to Activate Restricted Mode to turn it on.

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Click the button to activate Restricted Mode.

5. Once you’ve enabled Restricted Mode, you can lock it to prevent someone else from turning it off. To do so, click Lock Restricted Mode on this browser at the bottom of the Restricted Mode pop-up window. Then, log out of your account so that the next person who uses the browser won’t be able to switch YouTube out of Restricted Mode unless they have your YouTube password.

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Click “Lock Restricted Mode on this browser.”

How to download YouTube Kids for optimal safety

To go beyond Restricted Mode and create an even safer YouTube experience for your child, you should download the YouTube Kids app on your iPhone, iPad, or Android device. The app is designed to display only family-friendly content (although it isn’t always perfect).

Once you’ve downloaded the YouTube Kids app on your device, a parent with a Google account can customize specific YouTube Kids accounts via the Settings tab to limit access to certain videos, only allow pre-approved videos, limit screen time, and more.

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What is Google Play? The online store for Android devices, explained

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Google Play is your Android device’s online store.

  • Google Play is the official online store for Android devices.
  • You can download various forms of media onto your Android devices through Google Play.
  • Google Play contains apps and games, Google Play Books, and Google Play Movies & TV.
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If you’re new to Android devices, you might be wondering: What is Google Play, and do I actually need it?

The short answer: Google Play is Android’s official online store, and it includes Google Play Books, and Google Play Movies & TV. (There used to be Google Play Music, but that’s been discontinued.)

Even if you don’t make use of those options, Google Play Services is actually part of what keeps your device running, so it’s vital for Android users.

Here’s what you need to know about each segment of Google Play.

What is Google Play?

Google Play, also known as the Google Play Store, is where you can download or buy millions of apps, games, and other media onto your Android device. You can find programs for a wide array of interests.

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The Google Play page for the Calm meditation app.

You can download apps or games by navigating to the app or game page within the Play Store and tapping Install. Many apps will be free, some will have in-app advertisements, some will cost money, while others may offer in-app purchases, or a combination of any of these things.

For those who are interested, there is the Google Play Pass, which allows you to download hundreds of apps and games for free, without ads or in-app purchases. It costs $4.99 per month (or $29.99 per year). It can also be shared with up to five other family members.

Google Play Books

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The Google Play Books homepage.

This is the book section of Google Play, and it includes both ebooks and audiobooks. You’ll find a wide variety of options when it comes to types of books, too, from literary fiction to children’s books to textbooks.

And if you’re partial to audio-narrated books, there’s a selection of free audiobooks available as well.

Google Play Movies & TV

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The Google Play Movies & TV homepage.

Google Play Movies & TV is where you can buy or rent movies (including early access to new releases) and TV shows and download them to your Android device. If you rent, you have 30 days to watch it or 48 hours once you begin watching your rental before it expires. When it comes to TV shows, you can usually either buy individual episodes or you can download a full season.

Google Play Services

Google Play Services is an app that is built into Android devices. It’s used to update Google apps and apps from Google Play, so it’s important to keep your devices functioning properly. For example, it’s responsible for:

  • Authenticating your Google services, like Google Maps
  • Synchronizing contacts
  • Accessing the latest user privacy settings
  • Running location-based services

In other words, don’t uninstall it if you want to keep your Android devices running as it’s supposed to.

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What is SaaS? Understanding the distribution method companies use to host software on the internet

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You more than likely interact with SaaS, or Software as a Service, in your daily work.

  • SaaS is a distribution model for software licensing that lets companies host their software on the internet.
  • Users don’t have to download anything to their device to access the software.
  • SaaS platforms come in two forms: verticals and horizontals.
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Depending on what you do and who you talk to, you’ve either never heard of SaaS, or you’ve seen the term thrown around as though you were supposed to understand what that meant without any context. We’re here to make sure you’re in the know the next time it pops up.

What is SaaS?

The gist is this: SaaS (Software as a Service) is a distribution model for software licensing where the provider hosts applications on the internet (or makes them available through a website), so that users don’t have to download anything onto their computers to access the software. (SaaS falls under the cloud application umbrella.)

Even if you’re unfamiliar with SaaS, you’ve probably used a service that uses this model. In fact, it’s becoming so popular that one survey found 86% of organizations expected most of their software needs to be met by SaaS by 2022.

Here’s what else you should know about SaaS.

Types of SaaS

There are two main types of Saas.

  • Verical: These focus on the needs of a single industry. For example, Clio only addresses law firms.
  • Horizontal: These work across several industries. Quickbooks, for instance, lets users do bookkeeping regardless of their profession.

While both are using the same distribution model, the difference lies in how they serve their customers (and who those customers are.)

Advantages and disadvantages of SaaS

As with anything, there are pros and cons to making the switch to a SaaS platform.

Advantages

  • It elimates the need for hardware maintenance and associated costs.
  • It could translate to savings on IT costs (one study found companies saved an average of 15% in this area).
  • Data is available through a centralized platform, so it’s easier to access.
  • It’s usually faster to implement updates and changes since there isn’t hardware involved.
  • It eliminates the needs for software updates on the user side.

Disadvantages

  • Customers no longer have the option to stick with an older version of the software if they prefer it.
  • Potential for software-integration problems when switching to a SaaS model.
  • In the event of a data breach, the company (not the cloud vendor) is on the hook and may face legal consequences.
  • Customers may prefer a one-time fee pay structure, rather than the more typical monthly fee option available from many SaaS companies.
  • Slow internet speeds affect the software’s performance.

Examples of SaaS

You’ve probably already heard of, if not used, a SaaS platform. For reference, here are a few examples of popular SaaS companies.

  • Google Drive: Lets you create documents, presentations, spreadsheets, and forms that automatically update.
  • Dropbox: Acts as a file-hosting service so users can easily share files and back up their work.
  • Salesforce: Focuses on ​​customer relationship management.
  • DocuSign: Allows you to easily exchange and sign documents.
  • Slack: Lets workers communicate with each other through direct messages.

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What is the Wish app? The e-commerce platform that offers discount products, explained

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The Wish app is available on both iPhone and Android.

  • The Wish app lets you shop for discount products from the online Wish marketplace.
  • Wish itself is an e-commerce platform that lets users sell and buy all sorts of products.
  • The Wish app is mostly safe, but users should be wary of buying fake or mislabeled products.
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You’ve probably heard about the e-commerce company Wish, which has become a power player in the online shopping world. It’s known for its cheap prices, long shipping times, occasional customer service woes, and easy-to-use app.

Here’s a guide to Wish and its mobile app, including what it is, how it works, and if it’s safe.

What is the Wish app?

The Wish app allows customers to shop from Wish, a San Francisco-based e-commerce platform. Like eBay and Amazon, Wish is an online marketplace for buying and selling products; however, one of the key distinctions is its emphasis on cheap products.

While you may not find many prominent brand names like Apple on Wish, you can find smartwatches – among many other popular products – for less than $5.

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Wish offers clothes, electronics, jewelry, and more for low prices.

If there’s a product you want to buy, there’s a very good chance that someone on Wish sells it. For household supplies, you can find pest control devices, food storage containers, and garbage bags. In the Fashion tab, you can buy sundresses, leggings, and bathing suits. And in Gadgets, you’ll see listings for drones, hearing aids, and portable hard drives. It’s like a bazaar in your phone.

However, these low prices and lack of strict guidelines can come with drawbacks, as we’ll discuss later.

How to buy from the Wish app

1. Download the Wish app on your iPhone or Android device and open it.

2. Sign up for a Wish account – you can use your Facebook, Google, or Apple credentials – or tap the tiny Skip button in the bottom-right corner.

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You can create an account right away, or skip the process.

3. Use the themed tabs or the search bar to find an item you want to buy, and when you find something, tap its photo to open the listing.

4. Read the listing and reviews to ensure it meets your specifications, then tap Buy.

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Make sure you’re buying the right product, and read available reviews.

5. At the bottom-right corner of your screen (or top-right corner on the website), tap the cart icon. When you’re ready to check out, tap Checkout.

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Check the price and then checkout.

7. Follow the onscreen prompts to complete the transaction.

Is Wish safe?

Wish is a very popular app, but it’s trailed by a history of poor customer reviews and accusations of fraud.

Most reviews of Wish are positive. However, a 2019 Vox report that looked at the app’s reviews found a variety of complaints from users, accusing the company of failing to send purchased products, refusing to issue refunds, making unauthorized credit card charges, and more.

The app can also be very pushy when it comes to suggesting products. As you use the service, you’ll be constantly bombarded with potential discounts and coupon opportunities, most of which are styled to make it seem like if you don’t immediately take them, they’ll disappear.

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These products are labeled with “Limited Quantity Deal” and “Almost Gone,” pressuring the user to buy fast or lose out.

In his review of the Wish website, Insider editor Dennis Green said Wish “takes a gimmicky approach to commerce, trying to make consumers feel special through psychological tricks.”

He also said that the products “seem untested and suspect.” As we noted earlier, Wish features low prices and very little content moderation. It’s not hard to find knockoff brand name clothing and accessories. In the electronics department, it’s become a trend on YouTube to build a computer using only components bought from Wish and watch them fail to run.

While you’re shopping on Wish, remember the phrase “You get what you pay for.” If you find a product that’s priced way cheaper than you expect, you might be buying a fake.

A Wish page for an Nvidia GTX 1050Ti graphics card. The image and description are filled with broken English, and the price is listed as $76.
If you find a product that’s priced far lower on Wish than other websites – for example, this GTX 1050Ti, which usually sells for upwards of $300 – be wary.

You should also be prepared for long shipping times. Most products on Wish are manufactured and shipped directly from China and other Asian countries. In Insider’s experience, it sometimes took a month or more to receive orders, and when they arrived, the packaging was occasionally damaged.

Wish can offer some incredible deals. But be careful while shopping, and do your research before buying anything.

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How to change your age on TikTok if it was entered incorrectly and you want access to age-appropriate features

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You can’t change your age on TikTok within the app.

  • To change your age on TikTok, you need to contact the platform’s customer support team within the app or by email.
  • It is not possible to manually change your age in the TikTok app.
  • TikTok aims to prevent underage users from looking at explicit content or engaging with adult users.
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The social networking and video-sharing platform TikTok curates videos for its users based on a number of factors, including users’ ages.

TikTok’s popularity boomed last year as it became one of the most downloaded apps of 2020. Many of the platform’s hundreds of millions of active users are under the age of 18, though, which has raised privacy concerns for minors, though the app targets its “full TikTok experience” for users 13 and up, according to its safety center.

TikTok tightened its privacy settings in 2021 by making all accounts under the age of 16 private and removing the ability to change your birth date within the app once your age had been set. Now, to change your date of birth on TikTok, if it’s inaccurate, you’ll need to contact the app’s customer support team.

How to change your age on TikTok

If your age was entered incorrectly in the TikTok app and you wish to correct it without making a new account, you can email TikTok at infocontact@tiktok.com to request a change or contact the platform’s customer support team through the app’s Support section, as detailed below.

1. Open the TikTok app for iPhone or Android.

2. Tap on Profile at the bottom right of the home screen.

3. Tap on the three lines in the top-right corner.

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Tap the three horizontal lines.

4. This will take you to the Settings and privacy page. Scroll down until you see the Support section and under that, tap Report a Problem.

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Scroll down to Support and tap “Report a problem.”

5. Select on Account and Profile.

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Tap “Account and profile.”

6. Tap on Editing profile.

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Tap “Editing profile.”

7. Select Other.

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Tap “Other.”

8. Following that, tap on the Need more help? option.

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Tap “Need more help?”

9. This will bring you to a feedback form where you can enter a text request to change an inaccurate date of birth on your account.

A TikTok customer support representative will then email you at the address associated with your account. In that correspondence, you will likely need to provide some form of government-issued identification to confirm your identity and date of birth in order to make the change.

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How to back up photos to iCloud from your iPhone, iPad, or Mac

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Syncing your photos to iCloud saves them to the cloud so you don’t lose them if anything happens to your device.

  • You can easily back up photos to iCloud from your iPhone, iPad, or Mac.
  • When backed up to iCloud, your photos won’t be lost if something happens to your device.
  • Once connected to iCloud, your photos can always be accessed on the iCloud website.
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If you’re someone who loves taking photos and owns an Apple product, it’s great to know that your device offers a considerable amount of storage space for your images regardless what model you have.

But if something happens to your phone, you don’t want to lose all your precious photos. That’s why it’s important to back up your photos, and iCloud is a great way to back up from iPhone, iPad, or Mac devices.

It’s quick and easy to use iCloud to back up your photos and it can even be automated. Here’s how to do it.

How to back up photos to iCloud from iPhone or iPad

1. On an iPhone or iPad running iOS 10.3 or later, open the Settings app.

2. Tap on your name at the top of the Settings menu to go to your Apple ID page.

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Select your name at the top of the Settings page.

3. Tap iCloud.

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Go to “iCloud.”

4. In the Apps Using iCloud section of the iCloud page, tap Photos.

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On the iCloud page, go to “Photos.”

5. At the top of the Photos page, tap the button next to iCloud Photos, turning it from grey to green.

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Tap the button next to “iCloud Photos” to turn it green.

6. Once you turn on iCloud Photos, every photo you take will automatically be uploaded to your iCloud account in full resolution.

You can download the original copies of your photos from iCloud by tapping Download and Keep Originals on the Photos page. From there, you can transfer the photos from your iPhone to another device or drive if needed.

How to back up photos to iCloud from a Mac

1. Open System Preferences on your Mac, which you can do by clicking the Apple icon in the top-left corner of your toolbar and selecting System Preferences in the drop-down.

2. On a Mac running macOS Catalina 10.15 and above, click Apple ID in the top-right corner of System Preferences.

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In System Preferences, click “Apple ID.”

3. On the Apple ID page, click iCloud in the menu on the left.

4. Under Apps on this Mac using iCloud, check the box next to Photos.

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On the iCloud page, click the box next to “Photos.”

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How to download iCloud for Windows so you can sync your files across Apple devices and a PC

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There are two ways you can download iCloud for Windows.

If you own and use Apple devices, you may want to sync your files and data to iCloud so that you can back them up and access them regardless of where you are and which device you have handy.

By syncing through the service, your files stay up to date across all your devices, so you never have to worry about accidental deletion or not being able to access something you uploaded via your iPhone on your Windows PC, for instance.

iCloud for Windows lets PC users store their files without taking up any space on their computer. It also makes the iCloud files easily shareable with colleagues, friends, or family through File Explorer.

How to download iCloud for Windows

If you want to use iCloud’s features on your Windows PC, downloading and installing the software is a relatively simple and quick process that will get you up and running within a few minutes.

You can download iCloud for Windows directly from the Microsoft Store by clicking Get followed by Install and following the on-screen instructions as the installation progresses. You may need to wait a few minutes for the download to complete before you can proceed.

If you would like to install the iCloud program for Windows manually rather than through the Microsoft Store, you can also download the file directly from Apple. When prompted, follow these instructions.

1. Click Save File and when the download completes, open the file by double-clicking it.

2. Read through the terms and conditions and then select I accept, followed by Install.

3. After installation is complete, click Finish.

Note that you may need to restart your computer for the installation to complete. Once you have done so, you’ll be able to enter your iCloud username and password to begin using the program.

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