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How to Create a Bootable Flash Drive in OS X

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Flash drives are one of the most common forms of storage media. Chances are you’d have one lying around just now!

They are small, fast and most importantly portable. Now if you’re someone who has to reinstall OS’s often, you’d know how problematic it is to carry a bunch of DVD drives around.

Even if you’re a home user, it’s incredibly difficult to keep track of a DVD. Besides as time goes on, DVD’s are prone to get scratched and that means that it will be no longer usable.

To save you from the hassle of all of that, we will show you how the common flash drive can become an OS installer.

To make this tutorial a little bit easier we will first divide it into the three parts. These are according to the most common Operating systems in use today.

And we will show you how to make a bootable USB in Windows, Mac OSX and Linux ( We’ll be using Ubuntu, but you could replicate this with most GUI based distros )

Pre-Requisites

  • 8 GB Pen drive.
  • A working computer and an internet connection.
  • You will also need Admin privileges on the computer.
  • An ISO file of the operating system that has to be made into a bootable disc.
  • The disc needs to be formatted before loading the operating system into it, so if you have any files you’d like to keep that are in this Flash drive then be sure to back them up before you begin with the process!

That’s all you need except for a spattering of common sense which I’m sure you’d have! So let’s get on with it, shall we?

Creating a bootable USB in Mac

Skip Step 1 if you already have the Mac OS X installer downloaded

Step 1

First up we will go to the App Store > Purchases and click Download next Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite. This will download Yosemite to the Applications folder. Do not install from here as this will delete the downloaded file!

Step 2

For this procedure, we need to unhide the hidden folders. Open the Terminal app (found in Utilities) and copy the text written below! It will relaunch finder with all files made visible.

defaults write com.apple.finder AppleShowAllFiles 1 && killall Finder

Some files that weren’t previously there, will appear on the desktop such as.DS_Store

Step 3

Now open a Finder window and locate the file you just downloaded from the store, Right-click on Install OS X Yosemite (the file name may vary depending on the version of OS X you’re running) and choose Show Package Contents.

Step 4

Navigate to Contents > Shared Support and then browse to the file called installESD.dmg.

Step 5

Double-clicking on InstallESD.dmg will mount the volume in Mac OS X. A Finder window should open. There will be a file inside called BaseSystem.dmg.

Step 6

Next up, we open Disk Utility (you can find it by clicking Go > Utilities).

Step 7

Dragging the BaseSystem.dmg file from Finder to the Source sidebar will make it appear in the Disk Utility as shown below (the list of volumes on the left-hand side).

Step 8

Click on BaseSystem.dmg in the sidebar and the Restore tab. Then browse the USB Flash drive in the Source sidebar, below it there should be the Volume for it. Click and drag this volume from the sidebar to the Destination field in the Disk Utility window.

Step 9

Now we click on Restore and Erase. You have to provide your Admin password to authenticate the action and then click OK.

Important: This erases all the data on the USB Stick.

Step 10

A progress bar is displayed at the bottom of the window. It should typically take between 5-10 minutes to complete.

Step 11

Once that is done, the USB drive will mount on the Finder. Open the volume (it should be called OS X Base System) and open System > Installation. Browse to an alias file called Packages and delete it.

Step 12

Open the mounted OS X Install ESD volume, and you’ll see only a folder called Packages. Drag that folder into the Installation folder on the USB drive. (You’re basically replacing the deleted Packages alias with this Packages folder.)

The folder is about 4.8GB in size, so the copy might take a bit of time, especially if you’re copying to a slow thumb drive.

Step 13

Next, from the same OS X Install ESD volume, find the files BaseSystem.chunklist and BaseSystem.dmg. Drag these to the root (base) level of the OS X Base System (Do not place them inside any one of the folders).

Step 14

Eject the OS X Install ESD Volume.

Optional Step

 You might now want to hide the files that were previously hidden as these are system files and important for the OS to function properly. If you do want to do so, paste the following line in Terminal and press enter.

defaults write com.apple.finder AppleShowAllFiles 0 && killall Finder

Congratulations! You now have a Yosemite boot drive with which you can install Mac OS X Yosemite onto a Mac.

Insert the boot drive into a USB port on a Mac and start it up while holding down the Alt key to access it. This will enable you to install Mac OS onto a Mac without having to download the Install file each time!

While this tutorial was done keeping Yosemite in mind, this should work with all versions of OS X.

If you have any questions or queries, do leave a comment down below and we will try to answer them for you. And stay tuned for the next two parts of this series, how to make a bootable USB drive in Windows and Linux!

A 22 year old Bong from Kolkata, Amartya's passion for 'sondesh' is matched only by his curiosity in tech. Rumour has it, that he once got a nasty electric shock. Ever since then he has been found to dismantle electronics with a vengeance and mod everything that goes beep. He can be found lurking around Google+(https://plus.google.com/u/0/+amartyabaidya/posts) or the comments section of this blog , where he is part of the editorial team

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How to Zoom In on Mac & Zoom Out

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Zooming in and zooming out the screen can help a lot of people, especially people with visibility issues, older generation with eyesight problems, or if you find the default font size is too small for you. Today we will be helping you solve this problem by showing you how to zoom in on Mac!

Not only this, even if you wish to zoom in or out, say an image, on your Mac-based PC or laptop, but you should also surely learn how to zoom in/ zoom out on Mac. It makes computer usage much more convenient and faster.

Having a zoom option is great, always comes in handy in certain situations. If you are wondering, how you can zoom in and zoom out in Mac, here are the few simple steps to change the size of your display, for close up of your browser and desktop. If you are using Mac for the first time, you may want to know how to right click on Mac.

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Step 1: Open any browser on your Mac-based PC or Laptop. For this, got to the dock or home screen (desktop) of your Mac-based computer and open the concerned browser whose contents you wish to enlarge.

Step 2: Now after opening, press Command (Cmd) and + [plus button]. Each time you press the combination of these keys, your screen zooms to some extent. Repeat the process until you get the desired resolution.

Note: If you are using Safari, you can increase the size to seven times. If you are using, Chrome, or Firefox, you can increase to eight times. By pressing Command and – [minus] you can zoom out.

How to Zoom in/ Zoom out on Mac – using preferences

Step 1: Go to the “Apple” icon in the menu bar of your Mac-based PC or Laptop. It will be on the top left corner of your screen.

Step 2: Now among the various options that appear in the menu, choose the “system preferences” option.

Step 3: Now you will be able to see a couple of options on the screen, a bit below in the menu you will find “system” option. Under the sub-options, go for “Universal access.”

Step 4: Click on the “seeing option” on the top left, below you will find “zoom options” click on the button to turn on the zoom.

Step 5: If you wish to set the extent by which your screen should zoom in, click on the “Options” tab.

For maximum zoom, press on the command option and then press = [equal] together. It will zoom in.

To minimize the effect, you can select command option and then select – [minus] which will zoom out.

Using pointer – while zoomed in, you can zoom in and out by moving your cursor. Once done, simply click on the “done” button.

How to Zoom in on a PC (Mac) – View Option

Step 1: Go to the menu bar on your Mac, which is located on top of your screen.

Step 2: Find the “view” option. This is located on the top left a corner of your desktop (screen).

Step 3: After clicking on the view you will find a drop-down menu with several options. Search for the “Zoom in” option.

Step 4: You can set your zoom level according to your preference, by clicking on “zoom in” several times until you achieve the desired resolution.

How to Zoom on Mac – For Windows

Step 1: Go to Apple menu, and subsequently select “Preferences” from system preferences.

Step 2: Now you will see several other options on the screen, under “system” you will find, “universal access” Just open it to zoom on your Mac based PC or Laptop.

Step 3: Under the “seeing” option, you will find “Zoom in window” option. By doing this, instead of zooming your entire window, this opens up a magnifying glass, which makes everything beneath it appear larger. The best part about this option is that you can make adjustments in the size of the zoom.

Step 4: To control and adjust size, press control button + option + = [equal button]. To zoom out – control + option + minus button.

How to Zoom in on PC (Mac) – Using Mouse

Step 1: Get your mouse, and plug into your Mac.

Step 2: Now press the “control” button on your keyboard.

Step 3: Now along with pressing the “control” button, roll your mouse wheel in the upper direction. This will increase the size of your display.

How to Zoom out on a PC – Using Track Pad

Step 1: Go to the “control” key on your Mac-based Pc or Laptop

Step 2: Take two fingers and swipe towards the upper direction on the trackpad, you need to do it simultaneously to zoom in.

Step 3: In order to zoom out, take two fingers and press the control key, and alike above swipe in the downward direction on your trackpad. This will zoom out on your Mac.

How to Zoom out on Mac – Using Shortcuts

Step 1: Press Command + Option + 8, this will zoom in your display.

Step 2: Press command + option + = [equal], this will also Zoom in.

Step 3: Press Command + option + – [minus], this will zoom out.

Note: If you chose the Picture-in-picture zooming option, a window appears near the mouse cursor with the magnified image. And also, you can also choose the Full-screen zooming, the entire screen displays the magnified image.

For Mac OS 10.6x [older versions]

Step 1: Click on the “Apple” icon on the menu bar of your Mac-based computer device. You will find this on the top left corner of your screen.

Step 2: You will find a drop-down menu, in that click on “system preferences” to continue with the further successful process of zooming in or out on your Mac-based Pc or Laptop.

Step 3: You will find several other options, among them, click on the “Mouse” icon.

Step 4: Subsequently, you will find a setting there, which reads “Zoom using scroll wheel while holding” select this option. This will let you zoom in quite easily using the “control” button on your Mac.

Final Words

So this was all about how to zoom in/ zoom out on your Macintosh based PC or Laptop using all the possible ways – mouse, trackpad, hotkeys combination, etc. We hope your purpose of zooming into or out of your Mac’s screen will be satisfied using all or any one of the above-mentioned ways.

Also take a look at clearing cookies on Mac. Excess cookies can slow down the browsing performance of Mac and it is always a good idea to clear the cookies from time to time.

Now that you’ve learned how to zoom in on Mac, you might want to enjoy iTunes or more that one of your PCs!

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How to Download Videos from Facebook

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While browsing through your Facebook timeline, you will come across several videos. It’s not possible to watch all videos in one go. Sometimes, you may wish to save it on your computer to watch it later, or you may love a certain video, may want to re-watch it over, or want to save it in your phone to view it again.

And that’s the time when you wish to learn the strategies to – How to download videos from Facebook. You may wish to watch them or to re-upload in Facebook. No matter, what your reason is, downloading Facebook videos isn’t hard. If you follow these methods. Also take a closer look at downloading Instagram Videos.

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#1 How to Download Videos from Facebook

Step 1: Whenever you decide to download facebook video(s), first and foremost you need to determine the actual hosting source of the concerned video that you are willing to download. For, e.g. Youtube; since all the videos that appear on Facebook aren’t always hosted and stored on it; rather they can be owned by other such hubs too.4

Step 2: Once you have determined, the host of the concerned video, it gets easier to download videos from Facebook. As mentioned above, some videos are directly uploaded in Facebook, while the rest are from other sites like YouTube. The host of that video(s) affects the type of strategy that needs to imply to download videos from facebook.

Step 3: It’s time to right click on the video, which lets you see this option called “Copy link address’’ amid the various other options that are in no way related to how to download a video from Facebook.

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There is one more method to obtain the link to the video, by loading the video, and then you can select the URL or address of it from the browser, you will find this address on top in the address bar.

Step 4: After obtaining your desired link for the concerned video, next its time to find the Facebook video downloading sites. There are a lot of options to choose from, while some sites may be trusted the others may not be.

For Example www.fbdown.net, www.savefrom.net

Step 5: Almost all these sites have a similar format, with ads beside the text field (where the user is supposed to enter the address of the video). It’s wise to run Ad blocker while using these sites because these ads come with a fake “download’’ button, which takes you to another site and hinders the process to learn how to download video from Facebook.

So in order to be safe, run the Adblocker. If you don’t have Adblocker, then click on ‘’download’’ button which is right next to the text field (most probably), where you enter the URL. The remaining buttons might be fake.

Step 6: Paste the URL (that you had copied above) in the text field, and click on “download” button right next to the text field where you have entered the concerned URL.

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Step 7: Now, the video gets downloaded, depending on the quality of the video, it might take longer or shorter time to download. You may be asked, where you wish to save your video to your desktop. Select the location, and then right-click and select the “save link as” option from the menu. You can also name the video.

Note: Videos generally gets saved in .mp4 format. Also s few other sites like savefrom.net, let you select the desired video format before beginning the download.

Step 8: Now, in order to view this video, you will need a video playing software on your PC.There are several software that lets you watch videos in high quality.

For example www.kmplayer.com . Most of these sites are free, if you are a windows user, you will get Windows Media player as default.

Step 9: You can also view videos directly on your desktop without any video playing software. All you need is a browser that supports lets you play your media files.

For example Torch browser lets you play your videos. Just open the browser, drag your file and drop in the browser, and you can enjoy watching your videos.

So, this was one of the most common methods to learn how to download video from Facebook, let’s head towards the another method.

#2 How to Download Videos from Facebook – Private Videos

Step 1: First of all open your Chrome browser, and then go to Facebook. Click on the video that you wish to download.

Step 2: After opening the video, click on the menu option in chrome, you will find it in the top-right corner of the browser. Once you have found it, click on it to open. You will be able to see a bunch of options.

Find “developers tools” option or press Ctrl + Shift +I and after that more options are visible to you, go to, “more tools”. Once you open your “developer tools” go to the “Network” tab.

Step 3: By opening “network” a code will appear on the screen. You will find your video, which will be in the .mp4 format.

Note: This will only work, when you play the full video first, and in the “type” column, you will find the .mp4 option. If you don’t see this option, refresh first and play the video again. Repeat steps if necessary.

Step 4: Right-click on “name” column, select “open link in new tab.”

Step 5: Once the video has successfully opened, right-click and click on “save video as” option, to download.

#3 How to download Facebook video – Youtube Hosted

Step 1: Find the video, and open it. From the browser, in the address bar, you can see its URL. Copy it, using Ctrl+c (hotkeys combination) or using your mouse.

Step 2: Go to YouTube video downloading sites like “keep vid” and paste the URL, run Java applet to convert the file. You may be asked to pick the resolution and type in which you wish to download. Select your choice’s option, and click on “download.”

Final Words

Now, after learning all the possible techniques to download video(s) from Facebook, it’s time to apply those techniques and download your favorite videos and sit back, relax and enjoy !! :). Wanted to download free music on iPhone? Here is how to download free music on the iPhone.

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How to Turn Off Find My iPhone

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In our busy lives, it’s sometimes hard to remember everything. Once in a while, we lose track of things and forget them. It’s quite normal. The same goes with your gadgets.

When you have forgotten your iOS device somewhere, like in the office, or school or a restaurant, it can be a frightening moment for you. However, Apple iOS devices come with innovative technology to make things user-friendly, and easier to access, for the user needs of today’s generation.

This service is called “Find my iPhone” to help you track your iPhone. But, there may be some situations where you wish to learn how to turn off Find my iPhone.

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Navigation and tracking is one such feature, which comes in handy during these kinds of stressful situations. Since, iPhone lets you find your iOS devices, using the “find my iPhone’’ tool. It allows you to track your device when it’s lost or stolen.

All you need to do is to go to the cloud, to do the tracking. Once you track your device, you decide from various options either to lock it or send the message to the phone, which lets the person who finds the device be able to contact you and give you back the device.

“Find my iPhone’’ is definitely, very helpful at the same time. This service also comes with its own set of cons; you may wish to turn off it, for saving battery life, if you have forgotten your pass code of your iPhone, while using this service, there is no way to restore your phone until and unless you get to disable this option.

In some cases, if you are willing to sell your phone, it is necessary to turn off your “find my iPhone’’ tool. In order, to disable the Activation Lock.

You can do this from your device itself or from iCloud. Here are the few steps, to follow, if you are willing to disable or turn off your “find my iphone’’ utility.

How to Turn Off Find My iPhone – Using iCloud

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Step 1: Firstly, you need to access your iCloud account in order to know where to find my iPhone actually is. For this, navigate to the “settings” icon on your iPhone’s home screen. You will see a gear-like icon, that is actually the settings icon; so tap on it.

Step 2: Since most of the stuff in any iPhone or iPad operates through iCloud, you need to find my iPhone, iCloud (from). When will start to scroll down in the settings menu, you will find the “iCloud” option. Tap on the iCloud option to proceed to learn – how do you turn off find my iPhone.

Step 3: Once the iCloud options’ menu has opened, scroll down, and you will find an option called “find my phone” Right next to it, you will be able to see a toggle button. If you see that it is turned on, toggle the button to the “Off” position to turn off find my iPhone.

Step 4: Now, a pop-up window will appear on your iPhone’s screen as a response to the action that you just did above. It will ask the user (you) to enter your Apple ID and password as a step towards verification. Enter the correct details and tap on the “turn off” option, to confirm your choice.

Note: In case you have two or multiple Apple Ids, enter the login details pertaining to the concerned iPhone device.

How to turn Off Find My iPhone from the computer (Mac)

In case, if you are willing to remove your iOS device in which, you can’t turn off “find my iPhone” option, here are the steps to follow. Also, by implementing the steps mentioned below, your will be able to turn off find my iPhone offline.

Step 1: Turn off the concerned device, you wish to remove.

Step 2: Go to icloud.com, and there search for “find my iPhone” option. If you are unable to see “find my iPhone” on iCloud, it actually means that you have got access to use web-only features. Now you will need to set up iCloud on your Mac or iOS.

Step 3: Now click on “all devices” and then select an “offline” device.

Step 4: Now click on the “remove from account” option. Once you find the concerned device on which you wish to implement the steps of turning off find my iPhone, click on delete.

How do I turn off Find my iPhone

If you have sold your iOS device or for any other reason(s) you do not own that device anymore, in order to remove that device from listing, you will need to remotely erase it. Follow these steps:

Step 1: Go to icloud.com. Now, “find my iPhone” option, just like you did above.

Note: Sometimes, you may not be able to see “find my iPhone” option. This happens, when you have access to the web-based features only. You will need to set up iCloud, to be able to access all the features.

Step 2: Go to “all devices” and then you will find the device you are looking for.

Step 3: Now, you will need to erase the device and to do so, first enter your Apple ID and password.

Step 4: Once the device is erased. Now click on the “remove from the account” option. By doing this, all your content will be erased, including the bank related information.

How to Turn Off Find My iPhone – Using iPhone

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Step 1: Go to the settings option, in the home screen. You will see the gear icon, tap on it to open.

Step 2: Now, keep scrolling down, until you find the “privacy” option. Just below the “general’’, “wallpaper & brightness” options you will find “privacy” with a hand denoting it.

Step 3: Tap on “privacy” and then select the “location services” option.

Step 4: Now tap on “find my iPhone” option, you will find it at the bottom end of your app list.

Step 5: You will find a green switch just right next to “find my iPhone”, tap on it. By doing this, it will disable the service to find my iPhone.

Final Words

So this was all about disabling the find my iPhone service on your concerned device. Since you may have your reasons to switch this service off, it becomes necessary to learn these steps. Also, do not hesitate to comment below or contact us in case you need our help 😉

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How to Show Hidden Files On Mac

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PCs. They are all around us. In fact, the modern world is hard to imagine without computers. One of the problems of this though is the fact that everyone now has a digital footprint and soft copies of various documents.

Now, these documents are often something entirely personal that if fallen into wrong hands can cause a lot of trouble for you. So what does one do then to protect themselves from such an unfortunate turn of events? One of the safest and preliminary measures to take is to hide important files.

While hiding files can be easy enough, sometimes we lose track of what we have hidden or need to access it for something? What does one do then? Well, unhide the files of course! So, today we are going to show you guys how to show hidden files on Mac. Apart from hiding the files, you can lock the folder on the mac using a Password or passcode. Here is how to Protect folder in Mac.

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Now learning how to find hidden files on Mac can be a bit tricky. There are quite a few ways out there and a whole bunch of third-party software to help you achieve it as well. However, most of them are geared for Windows users. So today’s article is dedicated to teaching you guys on Apple’s side of the pond; how we can view hidden files, Mac.

Now we will not be using any third-party applications to show hidden folders mac primarily because of the security risk. Files that you want hidden obviously contain sensitive data and putting it in the hands of another software is a leap of faith many of you are unwilling to take.

But have no worries, we are here with the solution, it’s simple easy and most importantly entirely organic to Mac OS X Yosemite. Just a little warning, since we are dealing with code in here and the files are sensitive, be very careful of what you type in! With that said, let’s get this show on the road!

How to Show Hidden Files On Mac: The Easiest Method

Now I know I day say the easiest method but to make it actually easy there need to be two methods and not one! “Why?”, you ask! Well, that’s because if you have to see hidden files mac on a regular basis, it gets tedious by the first method. Hence the second method, a batch script designed specifically for those who need to show hidden files on Mac on a daily basis for some reason or the other.

#1. How to Show Hidden Files On Mac using the Terminal

There are not a lot of complicated steps or instructions here to follow so I’ll run through the steps really fast.

Step 1

Navigate to Finder > Applications > Utilities > Terminal.

Step 2

With Terminal opened, type in the following code snippet:

defaults write com.apple.finder AppleShowAllFiles YES

Press return

Step 3

Now we got to relaunch Finder for the code above to do its magic! Hold the ‘Option/Alt’ key, and then click on the Finder icon in your dock and click on Relaunch.

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Step 4

Once relaunched, you will ow be able to access all hidden files. To hide them again, follow the same steps but type this instead into the Terminal:

defaults write com.apple.finder AppleShowAllFiles NO

And you’re done! However sometimes even doing this every time we need to show hidden files on Mac can become tedious. Hence our solution!

#2. How to Show Hidden Files On Mac using Terminal Aliases

Now we are going to wrap up all of those above steps into one easy to use Terminal Alias. What’s a Terminal Alias though? It’s actually a sort of wrapper that when invoked does a set of predetermined commands so that you get to save time and don’t have to commit long command lines to memory!

Step 1

Open the Terminal app like we did before. In Terminal, type the next line in

sudo nano ~/.bash_profile

If you are using a password, then you will be asked to enter it now. Once done, just hit enter and proceed to the next step

Step 2

The bash profile will be enabled and at the bottom of the open .bash_profile file, we are going to add the following lines:

alias showFiles='defaults write com.apple.finder AppleShowAllFiles YES; killall Finder /System/Library/CoreServices/Finder.app'

Step 3

Below that, we are going to add this bit of code

alias hideFiles='defaults write com.apple.finder AppleShowAllFiles NO; killall Finder /System/Library/CoreServices/Finder.app'

Step 4

Once done, press Ctrl + O and hit return to save the file. Then hit Ctrl + X to exit the file to come back to the command line

Step 5

When you’re back in the terminal write the following:

source ~/.bash_profile to refresh your profile and make the aliases available

Adding aliases to .bash_profile via Terminal

Now, whenever you want to show or hide files just type in the command,showFiles then hideFiles your job is done!

That leads us to the conclusion of this article! If you have any questions or queries, leave them in the comments below! If you wanted to hide apps on the iPhone, you can easily hide apps on iPhone. Along with apps, also see how to hide photos on iPhone.

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How to Recover Forgot Apple ID Password

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Apple ID is the main key to access your iCloud, iTunes and iOS Apps. You will need Apple ID to download iOS Apps or to buy songs on iTunes. In order to download the Apple stuff first, you need to make Apple ID. Forgetting a password is such a bad feeling, but you can always reset it or recover it. There are multiple ways to recover you forget the Apple ID password.

You can do this recovering process on every iOS device whether it’s iPhone, iPod, iPad or iMac. You can also recover the password for Apple on your Windows PC using Google Chrome. We will be teaching you different ways to recover so that you won’t get disappointed. Also see how to create iCloud Account.

This recovering process can be done through your email address or using your phone number or both. This can be very helpful if you are setting up a new iOS Device. Remember you can always contact Apple center if you want assistance through official methods to recover your password.

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#1 How to Recover Forgot Apple ID Password Using iPhone or iPad

This Apple ID password reset process is the simplest if you aren’t acquainted with such processes.

Step 1. Using your iPhone or iPad, go to app settings by clicking on the gear-like icon. Subsequently, scroll through the menu and tap on iCloud to recover Apple ID forgot password.

Step 2. Go to the Email Address option at the top of iCloud setting. Although there will be various other options available, we need to select this option to learn how to reset Apple ID password or to recover Apple ID password.

Step 3. Tap on “Forgot Apple ID or password?” which will be written in blue Color beneath the password entry. You’ll get two options after that will help in Apple ID reset password.

Step 4. If you don’t know your Apple ID password then type your email address and then tap on “Next”.

Step 5. If you don’t remember your Apple ID, go to “Forgot your Apple ID?” and fill the Entries which will be given afterward like your full name, Email Address to recover your Apple ID. Then you can go to resetting your Apple ID Password if alike me; you too forgot my Apple ID (Yours).

Step 6. Fill up Some Securities Questions for some security to Apple. This will ensure that your Apple ID is secure.

Step 7. After answering the questions, continue for the further process.

Step 8. Now you can reset your password for the Account and login as usual.

Tip for Answering Security questions – Make sure your security questions are not easily guessable. It’s best to simply mix up random characters and store them on your password manager.

#2 How to Recover Forgot Apple ID Password Through Mac or Window PC

Step 1. Open Google Chrome if you are using Windows or Safari if you are on Mac. (Any other browser can also be used to recover Apple ID password).

Step 2. Type iforgot.apple.com on the search bar and click on the website.

Step 3. Go to “Enter your Apple ID” to recover your password.

Step 4. Click Next

Step 5. Go to “Reset my Email” and then Apple will send you some instruction on your recovery Address. This email can be any, other than Apple email Address.

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Step 6. Fill up Some Securities Questions for some security to Apple. This will ensure that your Apple ID is secure.

Step 7. After answering the questions then continue for further process.

Step 8. Now You can reset your password for the Account and login as usual.

#3 Forgot My Apple ID Password? Recover Through Two-Step Verification

Using two-step authentication can be very convenient and useful if you give it a try. Anyone can use this process to easily recover your Apple ID password on your iPhone or iPad.

Step 1. Open Google Chrome if you are using Windows or Safari if you are on Mac. (Any other browser can also be used to recover Apple ID password)

Step 2. Type iforgot.apple.com in the search bar and click on the desired website (result).

Step 3. Go to “Enter your Apple ID” to recover your password.

Step 4. Click Next to proceed.

Step 5. Enter your Recovery Key.

Step 6. Tap on Next.

Step 7. Choose your Alternate/recovery Device which you already have and is usable.

Step 8. Tap to Next.

Step 9. Enter Your Verification Code after that.

Step 10. Tap on Next.

Step 11. After tapping on next, you can create a new password for your Apple ID and store it in your Password Manager.

#4 How to Recover Forgot Apple ID Password

Step 1. Again Open Google Chrome if you are using window or Safari if you are on Mac. (Any other browser can also be used to recover Apple ID password)

Step 2. Type iforgot.apple.com on the search bar and click on the website.

Step 3. Enter your First and last name and Email address.

Step 4. You can also use your recovery Email Address that you may have used before.

Step 5. Click on Next.

Step 6. Go to “Reset my Email” and Apple Authorities will send you some instructions to your recovery Email address. (Other than your Apple Email Address)

Step 7. Answer the Security questions at the next step auto reset your Apple ID on the website.

Apple Centre Authority will search for the concerned Apple ID Associated with your email address and will give the permission to recover Apple ID using your Email Address or Security questions.

Subsequently, you can go with any of the above-mentioned process(es) to recover your Apple ID password.

Final Words

So here we conclude the list of various methods to answer your question – I forgot my Apple ID password. How to recover it? These methods are quite convenient and easy to go with. Once you implement the steps mentioned above, you can access your Apple ID once again in almost no time. If you wanted to change your Apple ID, here is the blog post telling you how to change Apple ID.

However, for security reasons, though the steps are simple one needs to perform the process with great precautions; Any mistake made while entering the details may lead to chaos.

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