Category: Troubleshooting

How to Check Warranty & Apple Care+ Status of Your Mac

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Wondering if a Mac is still under warranty? Do you want to check the warranty status of your Mac? In that case, you’ll be excited to learn about the method that we’ll be covering here as it doesn’t require you to get your Mac’s serial number to check a Macs Apple Care status.

A lot of Apple users are familiar with the traditional method where you look up your warranty information on Apple’s website using the device’s serial number. While this isn’t really hard considering how you can quickly grab the serial number in the operating system through…

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Forgot Apple Watch Passcode? Here’s How to Reset It

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Did you manage to accidentally lose or forget your Apple Watch passcode? Don’t worry, it’s not the end of the world. You can get back full access to your Apple Watch by simply resetting it and you can do this right from your paired iPhone.

Passcodes certainly protect your devices from unauthorized access and break-ins, but there are rare situations where you could forget your passcode and lose access to your device completely. This could be an issue for people who own multiple devices like the iPhone, iPad, Mac, Apple Watch, etc. when they use a different…

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How to Generate an Apple Support PIN

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You’ve exhausted all the online resources and you’ve reached the end of your own troubleshooting capabilities, in which case you’re likely contacting official Apple Support. Whether you’re reaching out to Apple support for warranty queries or troubleshooting account-related issues, you may sometimes be asked to verify yourself. This is done by simply sharing your support PIN with the Apple Support agent.

Sure, most of the time, you wouldn’t need a support PIN, but when you’re contacting Apple regarding certain problems that involve your identity,…

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How to Force Sync Apple Music Library on iPhone & iPad

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Did you open the Music app just to find that some songs are not available as you expected them to be, or even the entire song library is empty all of a sudden? Or maybe, some of the new songs you added using a different device aren’t showing up on your iPhone? Either way, you can resolve this type of issue usually by force syncing your music library.

These type of issues may be encountered particularly by some Apple Music users and here’s why: Apple Music gives you access to a feature called iCloud Music Library that allows you to store your entire music…

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invalid active developer path (/Library/Developer/CommandLineTools)

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Some Mac Terminal users may discover git, pip, HomeBrew, and other command line tools may fail or not work as intended with an error message stating “xcrun: error: invalid active developer path (/Library/Developer/CommandLineTools)”. Sometimes these command line tools stop working after a macOS system software update, but they worked previously.

Fortunately it’s easy to fix the “xcrun: error: invalid active developer path (/Library/Developer/CommandLineTools)” error message, and get git, pip, Homebrew, or whatever other command line tool that failed,…

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How to Repair the Startup Disk on M1 Apple Silicon Macs

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If you are having any peculiar disk issues or disk errors with an Apple Silicon Mac, you may want to try using the repair tools within Disk Utility, available in Recovery Mode.

For those who aren’t aware, Disk Utility has been an integral part of macOS since the beginning of Mac OS X. In addition to allowing users to erase and format their Mac’s storage drive before reinstalling macOS, it’s also capable of searching for errors related to the formatting and directory structure of the disk. Be cautious about disk errors though, as they can often lead to…

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How to Factory Reset M1 Mac (MacBook Pro, Air, iMac, Mac mini)

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Do you have an M1 Mac that you’d like to factory reset as if it were brand new? The process of factory resetting the M1 Mac line to restore the Mac to factory defaults – basically erasing all data and reinstalling a blank macOS – is different with the M1 Mac line, including M1 MacBook Pro, M1 Mac mini, M1 iMac, and M1 MacBook Air, so let’s review how the process works.

First, a quick summary for the unfamiliar; A factory reset or a reset to factory settings involves erasing all the contents stored on your Mac – all files, data, and the OS itself –…

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Fixing M1 Mac External Display Issues (Flickering Screen, White Noise, Black Screen, etc)

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Some M1 MacBook Pro, M1 MacBook Air, and M1 Mac Mini users have discovered display issues when using an external display connected to their M1 Mac. Typically the M1 Mac external display issues are either a flickering display, a display that won’t wake from sleep and where the screen stays black, or a white noise display visible after the Mac has woken from sleep, or after the display has slept or turned off and is attempted to be used by the Mac again.

If you’re experiencing external display issues with an M1 Mac, read on to learn about possible fixes and…

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Found a Lost AirTag? Here’s What You Can Do to Find AirTags Owner

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Did you find someone else’s AirTag out in the wild? If so, you probably want to do the right thing and return it to the rightful owner. So, how do you find the contact information related to an AirTag? That’s what we’ll show you how to do, and while it’s not quite as simple as asking Siri to find the owner of a lost iPhone, it’s not difficult either.

It’s pretty easy to lose AirTags since they’re tiny button-shaped tracking devices. Most people would ideally add them to a keychain or store them in their wallets, but it’s still fairly easy to…

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3 Ways to Recover Deleted Voice Memos on iPhone / iPad

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Accidentally deleted a voice memo on your iPhone or iPad? Or, did you lose all your recordings after a freak incident with an iOS update? There’s no need to panic, as you have multiple options to get lost voice memos back on your device.

The built-in Voice Memos app is a very simple app that lets you record audio with your device. The sheer simplicity makes it very easy to accidentally delete voice recordings too since all it takes is one misplaced tap or misclick. You don’t even get additional prompts to confirm the deletion. Additionally, sometimes failed…

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