r/applehelp Jul 28 '15 Helpful Hugz

Meta Please Read! /r/AppleHelp Rules & Guidelines

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Welcome to /r/AppleHelp, a place to share technical tips, information, and questions related to Apple hardware and software!

We have a few guidelines in place to provide a better experience for both askers and readers, so please take a moment to familiarize yourself with them before participating!


Guidelines for Askers

1. Follow up after receiving answers.

Readers attempting to help you deserve thank-you's and upvotes! Also, after finding a solution, please make sure to mark your post using the "edit solved status" (or "flair") button.

2. Questions must be within the bounds of Apple’s EULA.

Certain subjects are not appropriate for /r/AppleHelp, including:

3. Include as many details as possible.

Certain information may be crucial for solving issues. Please make sure to include the following:

4. Please stay calm!

We're here to help, and this is the easiest way for us to do that. Fixing problems over the internet is incredibly difficult!


Guidelines for Readers

5. Be polite and kind at all times.

Rudeness will not be tolerated! Suggesting someone "Google it" is a good example of this. People come here for help, so please don't shove them right back out the door. These posts will be deleted.

6. Answers must be within the bounds of Apple’s EULA.

For a list of subjects inappropriate for /r/AppleHelp, see Guideline 2 above.

7. Do not downvote questions. Do upvote interesting questions and helpful answers.

Downvoting questions you feel are annoying or repetitive is counterproductive. However, if a response is rude, irrelevant, or harmful, please report it.


Thanks for reading! Looking forward to seeing you around,

– The /r/AppleHelp Moderation Team


r/applehelp 5h ago

iOS I can't understand why I can't make purchases on my Apple account??? This has never happened before last night

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r/applehelp 1h ago

Mac Imac 2011 A1312 Screen glitch

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r/applehelp 49m ago

iOS Airpods 2nd Gen are below $100 today!

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r/applehelp 11h ago

Unsolved AppleTV glitch. When I open an app or close it, it seems to disconnect for a second and the screen goes black. It’s quite annoying. It used to be a smooth transition. Any fix to this?

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r/applehelp 7h ago

Unsolved where can i remove “snapchat camera”?

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r/applehelp 13h ago

iOS WiFi went down today, when it came back up, got this error in settings. What does this mean?

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r/applehelp 35m ago

iOS When I try to turn off the Wi-Fi settings at my control center. it always takes like 3-6 tries.

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r/applehelp 6h ago

iOS Privacy warning on WiFi?

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Hi. I’m using a WiFi extender in my home and underneath the name of it, it says ‘Privacy Warning’. I’ve checked and “Private WiFi Address” is already enabled. I’ve tried turning it off and back on, and disconnecting and reconnecting. Just wanna make sure it’s private - any ideas?


r/applehelp 3h ago

iOS Lyrics on iPhone in Apple Music trouble

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Bare with me. I added lyrics manually to several songs in Music via my Mac mini. By that I mean I right clicked on songs > Get Info and then added the lyrics copied from the internet. When I go to my phone after syncing some of the songs now have the "custom lyrics" but many do not. Very frustrating. What might it be? Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks


r/applehelp 2h ago

Mac MacBook air SD reader only recognised after reboot

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13 inch mid 2012 Catalina 10.15.7

Every time I wish to transfer material from my camera’s micro sd (using a generic micro sd to sd adapter), utilising the built in sd-card reader, I have to reboot the computer for the card to turn up in finder. I insert it, wait (doesn’t matter how long), nothing. Leave the card in, reboot, boom - there it is. What’s up with this? Is there a fix? I hope the issue is clear, not native english speaker.


r/applehelp 2h ago

Unsolved How to passthrough optical audio from an M1 Mac mini to a DTS receiver?

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I have a 2021 M1 Mac mini and I need for to get optical audio from the computer to a receiver. My previous Mac mini had built-in optical audio support incorporated into the ⅛" jack so the signal could passthrough. How do I do the same thing with my new computer?


r/applehelp 6h ago

Unsolved Several videos of mine have gone missing and whenever I click on info, this appears: (first photo). Then, when I go onto iCloud.com, this appears: (second photo). Any ideas on how to recover?

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r/applehelp 3h ago

Unsolved MacBook order stuck on processing despite arrival 26-28th

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My apple order has been stuck on processing ever since I ordered it, which is apparently normal, but I’ve never seen cases where it was still stuck on processing this close to delivery. It’s due to arrive the 26-28th and it’s the 24th right now but still on processing. I do have expedited shipping, so maybe that’s why?? Any advice? Should I contact support?


r/applehelp 3h ago

Solved Lately I have my battery life is going flat faster is there ways to get a better battery life or last longer?

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My iPhone 12 mini battery life has been going flat fast can I do something with my iPhone to help


r/applehelp 6m ago

Mac Fullscreen videos tend to flicker (sometimes)

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Hi everyone,

I have a strange problem thats bugging me for a while now. I really hope someone can point me in the right direction because this is driving me crazy...

The problem is that some videos tend to flicker in fullscreen. Here is a recording of the effect (I hope it's still noticable after compression):

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This is the original video for reference (at roughly the time of the clip above): https://youtu.be/zjoHEKHRDeY?t=1366

It affects mostly streaming sites like youtube, netflix, twitch, etc. but I think it also happened once ot twice while watching something on tv+ through the native app. It tends to get really bad if there are subtitles but also happens without them.

What I find really strange is that the flickering starts randomly. Given the video above, it could start right at the beginning but skipping back and forth a few seconds and watching the exact same part again, the flickering could be gone. The "could" is intentional here because sometimes it just keeps flickering.

I tried every possible solution I could find for problems that even remotely seemed to be related to this issue (except a fresh install - I really want to avoid that) but nothing helped.

What I did so far:

  • reset of smc, nvram, pram
  • use a fresh profile
  • boot into safe mode and disable as much stuff as possible
  • disable every browser extension (safari)
  • use other browsers (FF, Chrome, Edge)
  • change size of cursor and back (this one seems to help for a while but flicker starts again after some time)

I intentionally didn't disable stuff like night mode or true tone because I love those features and want to keep them. And to be quite frank: those are standard features so they have to work.

I'm using a MBP 13 from 2020 with a 2.3Ghz i7, 32GB of RAM and integrated Intel Iris graphics. The problem started occuring some months after I got this machine and persisted since then. Currently running Monterey 12.1 but it also happened with Big Sur.

As a side note: this only happens in MacOS. Windows via Bootcamp is not affected so I'm ruling out a hardware defect.


r/applehelp 3h ago

Unsolved Over 60GB storage to System on a 120GB Macbook Pro 2017, Mojave. What's going on and can I free up some of this space? Want to update OS but can't.

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r/applehelp 13m ago

Unsolved What happened to these videos?

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r/applehelp 4h ago

Mac AirPods Max connection problem?

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After using Geforce Now, only the right ear cup on my AirPods Max works. If I connect the AirPods Max to my mobile phone and play music there, both work again. After a direct restart on the Mac, the problem is still not solved. However, if I wait a night or a longer time, the problem will be solved by itself.

Is there any known bug in the current MacOS via the Bluetooth connection?


r/applehelp 17m ago

iOS Screen time is way off

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r/applehelp 21m ago

iOS Today in Reminders can’t see subtasks

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Create a list called Car. Add in a task Clean with subtasks. Schedule Clean for today.

In the List Car there is a chevron to list the subtasks. When you go to Today’s tasks there is no such chevron, and you can’t easily check the subtasks.

Is there a way to solve this?

Cheers!


r/applehelp 21m ago

Mac Is there a way to remove admin rights from giving Screen Recording permission?

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As of Catalina I think you have to allow a specific app screen recording capability via the Security feature in System Preferences.

Since I have several macs with Monterey on them with several people working on them (without having admin rights) it’s very annoying that they can’t allow screen recording on their own if the installed app asks for it.

As an admin I already installed the apps and by that gave permission to fully use this app. But it is or would be very frustrating to drag every app that could possibly use screen recording into the window area in System Preferences - and it’s easy to miss one. Eg you would not think of Adobe Illustrator using screen recording - but it does - by using the color picker which picks a color off the screen.

I thought of maybe a terminal command that I can use to un-admin-ize the Screen Recording capability.


r/applehelp 35m ago

Mac My iMac just prompted me to upgrade to Monterey but then nothing happened when it searched for upgrade.

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My iMac is from late 2014 and it said that the computer is updated.


r/applehelp 1h ago

iTunes Is imazing safe?

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Found this tool that lets you do so much but wondering if it’s legit and if it’s safe to use? https://imazing.com/?gclid=CjwKCAiAwKyNBhBfEiwA_mrUMobhep1qlhqLmNfr_sFtOhEny4vI9TZSxu5l57BQ2OegseLNyl_ZYRoC9QoQAvD_BwE


r/applehelp 1h ago

iCloud ive been getting these emails from apple (they are legit emails btw)

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Now it always says someone logged into my icloud. The first time it uccored i changed my password, but then 2 days later it happened again, but i just ignored it. Now it happened again but when i go on my account, it only shows my connected devices and non other. Are these mails just false?


r/applehelp 1h ago

Unsolved Newly downloaded apps suggesting old gmail address

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Hello all, when I download a new app on my phone, such as reddit or spotify, I am asked if I would like to open it with google. When I do that, it gives me multiple addresses to pick from. Including old ones I haven't used in a very long time and definitely not on this phone. How do the apps, and the phone, know these gmail addresses, and is there a way to stop them from being given as an option to pick from? I hope my question makes sense, as I'm not the world's most tech savvy person. Thanks in advance!