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How to Check Privacy Data for Apps on iPhone, iPad, Mac, & PC

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Have you ever wanted to check the kind of personal data that’s collected by a particular app during usage? Specifically, the data that’s used to track you or link to your identity? Apple makes it easy and straightforward for its users, putting people’s privacy at the forefront.

Apple has brought some major changes to privacy and stepped up its security measures to protect user data. The company has made it mandatory to have App Privacy labels for the apps that are published on the App Store. This makes it easier for normal users to figure out all the…

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How to Avoid Paying High Subscription Fees for Apps

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Notability created some drama for itself this week when it announced that it would switch all users over to a subscription-based payment system—including those who had already paid for the app. While the app quickly reversed course (likely because they were about to break Apple’s terms of service), it serves as a…

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How to See Your Purchase History on iPhone & iPad

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Want to see the history of purchases you’ve made with your Apple account? Maybe your credit card got charged by Apple for an unauthorized transaction? Perhaps, one of your family members purchased an app without your knowledge? Thankfully, you can check your purchase history from your iPhone or iPad and clear all your doubts.

Your purchase history includes a list of all transactions made on the App Store, iTunes Store, Apple Books, and the Apple TV app. This also includes subscriptions to services like iCloud, Apple Music, etc. This allows you to check all…

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How to Remove Your Ratings for Apps from iPhone & iPad

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Have you ever wanted to remove the ratings you gave to apps? Have you ever given a five-star rating for an app but later on you had a negative experience with it? Or maybe you gave an app a one star rating but now you love it and want to give it a five star? You’re certainly not alone, but thankfully, you can remove your ratings for apps all from one place on your iPhone and iPad.

Ratings are given for an app by simply heading over to its page on the Apple App Store. Although you can remove this rating or change it by visiting the same page, this may not be…

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How to Cancel Pre-Orders on iPhone & iPad

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Did you pre-order something but now you’re having second thoughts? Changed your mind on a movie or music album that you pre-ordered on the iTunes Store? Don’t worry, because you haven’t wasted your money just yet. All you need to do is cancel your pre-order and this is something that can be done within a matter of seconds.

Apple’s iTunes and TV apps allow users to pre-order music and moves that aren’t available just yet. Unreleased items can be pre-purchased similar to how you’d buy any other content in the store. However, unlike existing content,…

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How to Hide Purchases on Mac

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Do you want to prevent an app from showing up in your purchased list on the App Store? You may occasionally download apps that you don’t want others to know about, or you might not want to see a reminder of yourself. Whatever the reason, it’s pretty easy to hide app purchases on a Mac.

Here, we’ll be focusing on hiding the purchased apps so that they don’t appear in the App Store updates section or in your purchased list on the Mac. It’ll still show up on your home screen, however. The app just won’t appear as if it was purchased before. And yes,…

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How to Manage Hidden App Purchases on Mac

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Have you hidden any downloaded apps on your Mac, iPhone, or iPad? Perhaps, you’re looking to unhide some of those apps or see how many purchases you’ve hidden so far? In that case, you’ll be pleased to know that unhiding purchased apps is pretty easy to do on a Mac.

Let’s discuss how you can manage all your hidden purchases on a Mac with ease.

How to Manage Hidden Purchases on Mac with App Store

Fortunately, macOS makes it easy to manage all the apps you’ve prevented from showing up in your purchased list. Simply follow the steps below to get…

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How to Download MacOS Catalina Without the App Store

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If you’ve owned a Mac for a while, you’re well-aware of the fact that updating macOS to the latest version is a pretty straightforward procedure. However, if you’re looking to create a bootable USB drive, a full installer file is necessary, and the update you download from Apple’s servers might not always be the full installer, particularly with Catalina and Mojave (Big Sur does not seem to have this issue, for what it’s worth). Fortunately, downloading a full installer of macOS Catalina is a lot more easier than you might think, and we’re going to show…

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How to Tell If You're Being Scammed By Fleeceware Apps

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Fleeceware is one of the worst scams you can deal with on your device, because it has one, singular goal: extracting as much money from you as possible. It generally accomplishes this not by dropping malware on your device or otherwise forcing you to do something; instead, fleeceware hides in plain sight, relying on a…

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How to Download Apps over 200 MB with Cellular on iPhone & iPad

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Are you unable to download large apps on your iPhone over the cellular LTE network? This is intended to avoid excessive data charges, but it’s something that can be overridden by tweaking the settings, if necessary.

Cellular data is fairly expensive in most parts of the world, and bandwidth is often capped, and as a result, Apple limits the size of apps that can be downloaded or updated over an LTE connection. This particular limit is set to 200 MB on both iOS and iPadOS devices. However, people living in certain regions have access to unlimited cellular…

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