What To Do When you Forget the Answers to Your Apple ID Security Questions


What do you do if you’ve forgotten the answers to your Apple ID security questions? You know – the ones you set a long while ago and forgot all about and then get prompted to answer every once in a while when trying to install a new app.

Or better yet, what do you do when you’ve forgotten the answers AND you no longer have access to your recovery email account that you setup for use with these. That’s exactly the situation I see come up terribly often in Apple support forums – and also one that I experienced first-hand when it happened to my 10 year old daughter. She forgot the answer to one particular security question and had deleted the Google account that was her rescue email.

Well, happily the solution is easy and straightforward. You just get in touch with Apple Support and ask for help with Apple ID Account Security. You start by going to this link to find the Apple support page for your country. Then click the link to ‘Start your support request online’.

Then you’ll get a list of Apple ID security related topics and can click the one that’s closest to your issue – including one labeled ‘Forgotten Apple ID security questions’.

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A Quicker Way To Close All Tabs in iOS Safari


iPad Safari Close All Tabs

Ever find yourself with too many tabs open in Safari on your iPad or another iOS device? They do seem to accumulate pretty quickly for me over the course of a couple days of browsing.

Well, here’s a very handy reader’s tip for closing all open tabs more quickly, without even leaving the Safari app – it’s simple to do and it goes like this:

— Tap the + button at the top right of the Safari screen to add a new tab

— On the new tab screen tap on the ‘Private’ button/word at bottom left

— You’ll get a popup dialog that asks if you want to Close All or Keep All tabs.

— Select ‘Close All’ then tap on Private again and you’ll be back to normal browsing mode with a clean slate and no tabs open.

Voila, that’s all there is to it. Big thanks to reader Joe for sending in this tip. If you know of a quicker, slicker method for closing all the tabs in Safari be sure to tell us about it in the comments.

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iPad Tips: How To Let Others Add to Your Shared Photo Stream

Shared Photo Streams

Sharing a Photo Stream, which is a hand-picked collection of your photos in the iPad photo library, is on of the coolest features in iOS. With it you can quickly and easily put together a group of photos and instantly share them to family and friends.

This week I’ve learned a nifty new feature that lets you give the people you’ve shared your photo stream with the ability to add to the photo stream – thanks to an article by my friend Chris at everythingiCafe.

Here’s how you do this:

– Start with a shared photo stream if you already have one, or create a new one. To create a new one, go to the Photos app and tap on the Shared button in the bottom nav bar. Then tap on the ‘New Shared Stream’ button. Give your new stream a name and then choose t least one person to share it with and enter their email address where prompted.

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How To Turn AirPlay Mirroring On & Off in iOS 7

AirPlay Mirroring iOS 7

AirPlay Mirroring is one of the coolest features on iOS. As the name suggests, it allows you to mirror your iPad screen to a nearby Apple TV or a Mac – so everything done on the iPad is shown instantly on the bigger screen.

This is a superb feature for presentations, screencasts and demos, and for entertainment and gaming.

In iOS 7 the controls for AirPlay Mirroring have moved. In iOS 6 they were found on the Multitasking Bar where you switched between recently used apps. iOS 7 now uses a card style view to show running apps and switch between them – and the controls for AirPlay Mirroring are no longer shown along with those.

Here is how you turn AirPlay Mirroring on and off in iOS 7:

– Swipe up from the bottom bezel (the black area just below the iPad dock).

– This will bring up Control Center, where you have quick access to many useful controls.

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How To Reduce Motion / Parallax Effects in iOS 7

iPad Accessibility Settings

One of the many notable new features in iOS 7 are the ‘Parallax’ motion effects that are noticeable throughout the new UI in the latest version of iOS. Many Apple fans are very fond of it, many Android fans think it’s largely copied from Android, and unfortunately a number of users have issues with these new motion effects.

Many users have reported that the new effects even make them dizzy and sick.

Luckily there is an easy way to at least reduce these motion effects. Here’s how:

– Open the Settings app and tap on the General section in the left sidebar.

– Then tap on ‘Accessibility’ over on the right-hand side of the General page – as shown in the screenshot at the top of this post. That will display the Accessibility page on the right-had side.

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How To Get To Spotlight Search in iOS 7

Here’s a quick, basic tip for those of you who have updated to iOS 7 on your iPads. I’ve seen a good number of people puzzled by this after updating: how to bring up the Spotlight Search bar in iOS 7. And it’s very easy of course, once you know how. Here’s how you bring […]

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How to Quit Apps in iOS 7

As you know if you’ve got it installed over the last couple days, iOS 7 brings a wealth of exciting new features. One of them is real, intelligent multitasking for all apps. Along with the new multitasking there’s also a new method for switching between apps and quitting apps. It’s very simple and also a […]

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