All About Apple ID – TMO Daily Observations 2020-04-30

· Kelly Guimont · The Mac Observer's Daily Observations Podcast

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Andrew Orr joins host Kelly Guimont to discuss Apple ID management tips, from resetting a password to cleaning up contacts and more!

Here’s How to Reset Your Apple ID

· Andrew Orr · How-To

Enter your passcode

You can reset your Apple ID password in case you forgot it, or if you’re experiencing other issues with it. Andrew shows you how.

What Happens When Apple Locks You Out of the Ecosystem?

· Andrew Orr · Link

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Luke Kurtis shares his story of how Apple disabled his account after he unknowingly bought a fraudulent iTunes gift card. Although he eventually got his account restored, it took two months to get it back.

Had I not taken advantage of my internal Apple contacts, I may not have gotten my account back. I spent a large part of those two months in a kind of grief, mourning not only the loss of a collection of media built up over a decade and a half, but also all the products I owned that no longer functioned as they were supposed to. The company I had given so much money to over the years could revoke my access to everything with just the press of a button.

That’s pretty scary stuff. Now that Apple Card is a product, imagine getting locked out of your account, unable to pay off your Card because there isn’t a way to do it online.

Add Apple ID Funds and get a 10% Bonus

· Andrew Orr · Product News

For a limited time when you add Apple ID funds you can get a 10% bonus. The special offer ends Thursday, December 20.

Some Users Report Their Apple IDs Being Locked

· Charlotte Henry · News

Apple and privacy

A number of users are reporting that their Apple IDs have been locked on their iOS devices, with the reason for the issue unknown.

How to Delete Your Private Data from Apple's Servers

· Melissa Holt · Quick Tip

Reaching for Apple Security

Apple’s got a relatively new way that you can scrub your data from their servers, which includes all of your iTunes purchases, your iCloud info, and so on, and Melissa Holt will show you how.

How to Use Find My iPhone Without Your Trusted Devices

· Melissa Holt · Quick Tip

Learn how to generate an app-specific password

Once you enable two-factor authentication for your Apple ID, you have to have one of your trusted devices to be able to recover the others, right? Yep. Totally. You’ll be lost without them! We kid, we kid. You can actually still log in to Find My [Device] online without using any verification codes, and we’ll tell you how in today’s Quick Tip! Sorry for scaring you like that.