How to Try Out Apple’s New iCloud Website (and Reminders)

How to Try Out Apple’s New iCloud Website (and Reminders)

Screenshot: Brendan Hesse (https://beta.icloud.com/) Apple’s Reminders app—an incredibly helpful way to stay organized on iOS and macOS—is once again available via your web browser, thanks to an updated version of Apple’s iCloud website. But you won’t see this, as well as Apple’s other changes, unless you enroll in the iCloud beta test. Along with resurrected…

How to Back up Your Personal Data on iOS and Android

How to Back up Your Personal Data on iOS and Android

Phones break or get lost all the time, but that doesn’t mean you have to lose your personal data when and if that happens. In the video above, I go over the basics of backing up your Apple and Android devices. Quick Fix is a new video series where I tackle your most commonly asked…

How to Check Progress of iCloud Restore on iPhone or iPad

How to Check Progress of iCloud Restore on iPhone or iPad

Wondering how long an iCloud backup restore to an iPhone or iPad will take to complete? Restoring an iPhone or iPad from an iCloud Backup can take a while, depending on the size of the iCloud backup, and the speed of the internet connection the iOS device is connected to. If you want to check…

How to Stop an iCloud Restore on iPhone & iPad

How to Stop an iCloud Restore on iPhone & iPad

iCloud backup restores can be stopped at any time on newer iOS devices. This means that if you have chosen to restore an iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch from an iCloud backup, either when setting up a device with a prior iOS backup, or to restore a problematic device as a troubleshooting method, you can…

How to Show iCloud Status Indicator in Mac Finder

How to Show iCloud Status Indicator in Mac Finder

If you’re a Mac user who relies on iCloud Drive for data syncing and cloud storage, you might appreciate knowing that you can enable an optional iCloud Status indicator in the Mac Finder. The iCloud Status indicators in Finder can tell you if a file or folder is only in iCloud, on the local Mac,…

How to Create a New Apple ID the Easy Way, from iPhone, iPad, Mac, or PC

How to Create a New Apple ID the Easy Way, from iPhone, iPad, Mac, or PC

Need to create a new Apple ID? You can easily do so from anywhere using a variety of methods, which we’ll discuss below. Most people will likely have created an Apple ID at some point during the setup of an iPhone, iPad, Mac, or using iTunes, but if you haven’t done that, or if you…

How to Find a Lost iPhone with Siri

How to Find a Lost iPhone with Siri

Have you ever lost an iPhone somewhere in a house, office, or car, and can’t quite find it? Trying to locate a misplaced iPhone can be frustrating, but if you have another iOS device, Apple Watch, or Mac nearby then you can use Siri to help find a lost iPhone. With this great trick, you’ll…

iCloud Symbol Next to Apps on iPhone or iPad? Here’s What It Means & How to Fix It

iCloud Symbol Next to Apps on iPhone or iPad? Here’s What It Means & How to Fix It

Have you seen a cloud symbol appear next to the app name of an icon on your iPhone or iPad screen? If so, you might be wondering what that white cloud symbol means, what it does, and how to get rid of it, and you’re certainly not alone! After fielding varieties of this question a…

How to Delete iCloud Backups in iOS 12 and iOS 11

How to Delete iCloud Backups in iOS 12 and iOS 11

You can delete iCloud backups directly from iOS for any iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch that has been backed up to iCloud before. This means you can delete any new iCloud backups, or remove old iCloud backups, for any reason you want. Perhaps you’re trying to free up iCloud storage space, or you just no…