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Tips, Troubleshooting and How-To Guides for Mac, iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, watchOS Users
About Thunderbolt, HDMI, USB, Wi-Fi/Bluetooth, AirPrint, AirPlay, FaceTime, iCloud, Troubleshooting, more.
Updates: Apple Vision Pro Guides, iPhone Stolen Device Protection (added in iOS 17.3),
macOS 14 Sonoma (how to download, make bootable installer), iOS 17/iPadOS 17, Screen Distance,
Apple DIY Repair Manuals and Self-Service Repairs Guide, Apple Service and Repair Costs,
Malware, Privacy & Security Settings, Hide My Email, Mail Privacy Protection, macOS Upgrades, Repair Costs.
(Previous Updates: Lossless Audio & Dolby Atmos, AirTag, Rosetta 2, M1/M2 Macs, AirPods, Mac HDR, 2019 Mac Pro Parts Guides,
Private Wi-Fi Address, T2 Mac Firmware Restore, Pro Display XDR, added Security Mitigations info to Security Topics, Apple Arcade Articles,
Aperture migration to Photos or Lightroom Classic, eGPU support, "Metal" supported Macs, updated Apple Privacy topic,
HomePod tips, Secure boot and Startup Security Utility, macOS High Sierra and APFS drive format,
Apple TV 4K HDR/Dolby Vision, Tip for Can't boot from external drive in Sierra or later, Touch ID & Face ID,
Apple TV topic added doc on Single sign-on, Thunderbolt, HomeKit, Wi-Fi topics updated.
Updated Boot Camp, Apple Music, Photos App, Homekit, AppleCare, Apple Watch topics)

For Mac and Apple device owners or anyone wanting to learn more about Apple hardware and software, here is a listing of Apple's How-To articles, Specs, FAQs and Tips for Macs and other Apple devices. Includes guides to troubleshooting problems, backups, restoring or reinstalling Operating systems, and much more.

This page also has links to Apple Tips and Troubleshooting Help on HDMI, Audio, AirPlay, iTunes, Apple TV, CD/DVD sharing, USB, Apple Display Adapters, Mini DisplayPort, Thunderbolt, USB, Firewire, Tips for iOS/iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch and Apple watch users and a list of AirPort Utility and Firmware Updates for Apple WiFi Base Stations and Time Capsules. (Also Tips/Guides on using Boot Camp to run Windows on a Mac.)

Plus important tips on what to do with your personal files/data before selling or donating your Mac or iPhone/iPad, and what to do if your Apple product is lost or stolen (and beforehand).

(Note: Apple has frequently changed article titles, numbers, links and removed or revised articles listed as "Archived, no longer updated". I've kept links to archived articles as they may be useful for older OS X users, but every time I check, more are being removed.

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Diagnostics | Troubleshooting | macOS Upgrades | macOS Updates | Reinstall macOS | Startup Problems

Apple Self Service DIY Repairs | Apple Repair Costs | If your Apple device is Lost or Stolen

AppleCare and Warranty Help

AirTag Info, Setup and Tips

Forgot Your Passcode for iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch?

Setup Find My on Mac, iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch Stolen Device Protection for iPhone (added in iOS 17.3)
What to Do If your iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch, or Mac is Lost or Stolen
(if your iPhone is running iOS 17.3 or later, see About Stolen Device Protection for iPhone.)

iPad & iPhone Activation, Unlocking and Carrier Settings Updates

Before Selling or Giving Away your Mac or iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch

Apple DIY Repair Manuals

Apple Service and Repair Costs

What to Do Before Sending your Mac or iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch in for Repair

How to Check the Status of an Apple Repair or Problem Report

Cleaning your Mac, Display, Keyboard, iPhone, iPad, Watch, HomePod, Vision Pro or Apple accessory

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