How to setup and use Family Sharing

Family Sharing is a great new iOS 8 feature which lets you share your iTunes and App store purchases with your entire family, even without sharing the same Apple ID. Also, young children must ask for permission before they are allowed to buy anything, and you’ll receive the request and have to accept or deny from […]

Russia will, reportedly, ban iPhone, iPad and Mac

Various news outlets in eastern Europe and Turkey are reporting that Russian Government is planning to ban sales of Apple computers, phones and tablets.  The reports indicate that this ban will start next year. News reports argue Russia has labeled Apple a national security threat because they believe that the iCloud service poses a potential […]

How to create group contacts on your iPhone & iPad with iCloud

You can organize your contacts by creating groups where you can collect several contacts under one name such as ‘soccer club’, ‘help team’ or ‘family’. As of now (May, 2014), you cannot do this directly on your iOS device. This means that you cannot create or delete a group within iOS. However, once you have created […]

How to share photos and videos with iCloud

iCloud offers much more than cloud backup and storage solutions. For instance, iCloud provides features that make photo/video sharing with your friends and family members an enjoyable experience. You may share photos/videos using your iOS device, Mac (OS X v10.9 or later and either iPhoto or Aperture),  Apple TV or Windows PC (Windows 7 or […]

iOS: iCloud Back up now option is greyed out, fix

In some instances, iCloud  “Back Up Now” option (Settings > iCloud > Storage & Backup) on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch may appear “grayed out” or dim. If this happens, you will not be able to back up your device manually by choosing Back Up Now. If you are having this problem, follow these steps to […]

iCloud: No backups available; fix

While restoring your iOS device (iPad, iPhone or iPod touch) from iCloud, you may see the alert “No backups available.”. Here is how you can fix this issue: Make sure that you have backups. It is possible that you are attempting to restore a backup from a newer version of iOS (e.g., iOS 6) to a device using an […]

iCloud: The maximum number of free accounts have been activated (Q&A)

Q: I tried to create an iCloud account,  but I received this message: “Cannot sign in. The maximum number of free accounts have been activated on this iPhone.” What does this mean? A: Apple limits users to 3 iCloud accounts meaning you can only create three iCloud accounts on an iOS device. You are seeing this error because […]

Cannot backup. This iPad cannot back up to iCloud without verified email address, fix

Several users have reported an issue in which iPad stops responding while the screen is locked and an alert popup says: “This iPad cannot back up to iCloud without a verified email address”. Resolution Reset your iPad. To reset your iPad, simply hold down on the sleep/wake (on/off) and home buttons simultaneously for about 10-15 seconds until […]