Several users locked out of their iCloud Accounts

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A large number of users on Twitter reported about their iCloud accounts that their iCloud accounts got locked down overnight.

There is nothing confirmed that what caused this incident to happen. The thing that most of us are interested in including me to find out what was the cause but most importantly most people want to get back into their accounts.

Despite this wave of a serious issue, Apple’s System Status page has not shown any problems with Apple ID.

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How to restore Apple watch from an iCloud Backup?

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If you use iCloud Backup on your iPhone and you had paired your Apple Watch to your iPhone then an automatic backup would have been created when you last unpaired your Watch.

If you use iTunes then it will also create an automatic backup but it will only include all of the data of the backup if iTunes Backups are encrypted. Continue reading “How to restore Apple watch from an iCloud Backup?”

How to disable iCloud Music Library on iPhone?

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Apple Music is one of the best music streaming services and is really giving a hard time to its competitors out there. With iCloud Music Library, you can easily keep all your music in sync across all of your devices so, you can listen to your songs from any device you want to.

iCloud Music Library is really useful if most of your music comes from iTunes Store or Apple Music. With iCloud Music Library, you can your music across all of your devices whenever and wherever you want to.

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Apple iCloud services back up after being down

iCloudApple’s iCloud services experienced a major outage in which users were having problems accessing iCloud based apps and services such as Find My iPhone, Notes.  On the Apple’s System Status page, about 21 services related to iCloud were experiencing some sort of issue.iCloud-Services-Down

The outage affected Apple’s key services like iCloud Drive, iCloud Backup and some other productivity apps that sync using the iCloud platform.

Apart from major services like iCloud Drive and Find My iPhone being affected, there were other apps and services too that rely on Apple’s iCloud secure platform were affected including iCloud Keychain and account sign in for all the Apple devices.

After about two hours, the services were fully restored. The outage occurred on 11:51 PM ET(23-10-18) and the services were restored at 1:55 AM ET after being down for more than two hours.

Apple releases Security Updates for iCloud and iOS

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Apple’s security is considered to be one of the best on the Internet but every software has some vulnerability that needs to be fixed and as new features are added every day, the number of vulnerabilities increase which is to be resolved as they are found.

There were found certain vulnerabilities in both iOS 12 and iCloud for Windows which Apple fixed as Apple has just released a new batch of security updates for iOS 12 and iCloud resolving numerous serious vulnerabilities. Continue reading “Apple releases Security Updates for iCloud and iOS”

Apple denies the report of “spy” chips found in iCloud Servers

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Source: Bloomberg

Bloomberg reported today that about three years ago, Chinese Military started inserting spying microchips on the Supermicro server motherboards whilst they were being engineered in China. These Chips provided Chinese government a stealth and sneaky passageway into any network that used the tampered hardware.

The report quotes an official who said that while investigating, investigators found out that about 30 companies were attacked including Apple, Amazon, along with a major bank and government contractors in the United States.  Continue reading “Apple denies the report of “spy” chips found in iCloud Servers”

How to log in into iCloud?

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iCloud is Apple’s service which allows you to make backups on its drive and you can also restore your device or set up a new device from these back-ups whenever you want to.

Along with backups, another useful feature of iCloud is that it is also a sync service meaning that if you allow certain apps and data to be synced with iCloud then you will be able to access that data from your other Apple devices as long as you’re using the same iCloud account. Continue reading “How to log in into iCloud?”

How to enable iCloud Drive on Mac and sync files between devices?

iCloud-DriveGot yourself a Mac device and want to easily move things between your devices? Well, you can easily do it with the help of Apple’s Cloud service called iCloud.

With the help of iCloud, not only will your files be safe on the iCloud Drive but it will also optimize the storage of your Mac and you will also be able to sync files and documents between your devices. Continue reading “How to enable iCloud Drive on Mac and sync files between devices?”