Category: iPod Touch

MacDaddy Security News: Australian Mac and iOS users find devices remotely locked, held for ransom (and how to keep yours safe)

The Sydney Morning Herald reports that several Australian Mac, iPhone, and iPad users are finding that their devices have been locked remotely through Apple’s Find My iPhone service by someone using the name “Oleg Pliss.” The hacker (or hackers) then demand payments of around $50 to $100 to an anonymous PayPal account in order to restore the devices to their owners. An active thread on Apple’s support forum was started yesterday as users started to discover that they had been targeted by the attack. According to that discussion, users are finding all of their devices locked at once rather than a single device per user. Based on that report and the fact that Find My iPhone is being used to hold the devices hostage, it seems likely that the perpetrator has gained access to these users’ iCloud accounts—possibly through password reuse by those users—rather than some device-specific malware or hack.     Because the hackers used Find My iPhone Read the full article →

iOS: How to restore your content

Learn how to restore the content on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch using iCloud or iTunes. iCloud and iTunes can back up most data on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch. Backed-up information includes purchased music, TV shows, apps, and books*; photos and video in the Camera Roll; device settings (for example, Phone Favorites, Wallpaper, and Mail, Contacts, Calendar accounts); app data; Home screen and app organization; Messages (iMessage, SMS, and MMS), ringtones, and more. Media files synced from your computer aren’t backed up, but can be restored by syncing with iTunes. * Backup of purchased music is not available in all countries. Backup of purchased TV shows occurs only in the United States. Previous purchases may not be restored if they are no longer in the iTunes Store, App Store, or iBooks Store. iCloud How to restore from a backup To learn more about what is backed up, see the iCloud: Backup and Restore Overview article. When you go through Setup Read the full article →

iOS: How to back up your content

Learn how to back up the content on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch using iCloud or iTunes. iCloud and iTunes can back up most data on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch. Backed-up information includes purchased music, TV shows, apps, and books*; photos and video in the Camera Roll; device settings (for example, Phone Favorites, Wallpaper, and Mail, Contacts, Calendar accounts); app data; Home screen and app organization; Messages (iMessage, SMS, and MMS), ringtones, and more. Media files synced from your computer aren’t backed up, but can be restored by syncing with iTunes. * Backup of purchased music is not available in all countries. Backup of purchased TV shows occurs only in the United States. Previous purchases may not be restored if they are no longer in the iTunes Store, App Store, or iBooks Store.   iCloud How to back up iCloud automatically backs up the most important data on your device using iOS 5 or later. After you have enabled Backup on your iPhone, Read the full article →

iTunes: Restoring iOS software

Learn how to use iTunes to restore your iOS device.  Try restoring the iOS device if backing up and erasing all content and settings doesn't resolve the issue. Restoring your device will delete all data and content, including songs, videos, contacts, photos, and calendar information, and will restore all settings to their factory condition. Before restoring: Verify that you are using the latest version of iTunes. Back up your device. Transfer and sync content to your computer. Restoring your iOS device Connect your device to your computer. Select your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch when it appears in iTunes. Select the Summary tab, and click the Restore button. Click Restore. iTunes may prompt you with a software license agreement. If you click Agree, iTunes will download the iOS software file (.ipsw file) before restoring. After a restore, the iOS device restarts. You should then see "Slide to set up". Follow the steps in the iOS Setup Assistant. If Read the full article →

Back up your iPod touch, iPhone, or iPad

When you connect your iPod touch, iPhone, or iPad to your computer, certain files and settings on your device are automatically backed up to your computer. You can restore this information to your device if you need to (if you get a new iPhone, for example, and want to transfer your previous settings to it). Automatically backed-up information includes text messages, notes, call history, contact favorites, sound settings, widget settings, and more. In addition, photos in Camera Roll or Saved Photos are also backed up. Other media files (such as songs, videos, and some photos) aren’t backed up, but can be restored by syncing with iTunes. If you have iOS 3.0 or later and Mac OS X 10.5.7 or later, iTunes can also encrypt your backups to secure your data. HideBack up or restore your device Connect your iPod touch, iPhone, or iPad to the computer you normally sync with and select your device. Click Summary. Do one of the following: Back up or restore from a backup Read the full article →

iCloud: Restore your iOS device from iCloud

When you set up a new iOS device or need to restore information on one you already have, your iCloud backup makes it easy. Restore from an iCloud backup On your iOS device, go to Settings > General > Software Update. If a newer version of iOS is available, follow the onscreen instructions to download and install it. You must update your device to the latest version of iOS to make sure you can restore from a recent backup of another device, such as a lost or broken device. Make sure you have a recent backup to restore from. Go to Settings > iCloud > Storage & Backup, then look at the bottom of the screen for the message Last Backup, followed by the date of the latest backup. For information about backing up manually now, see Back up your iOS device to iCloud. If you don’t see a backup you expected to be there, see the Apple Support article iCloud: Troubleshooting restoring an iCloud backup. Go to Settings > General > Reset, then tap Read the full article →

How to Reset Your iPad

How to Reset the iPad to Factory Default By Daniel Nations The two most common reasons for resetting an iPad to the factory default settings are to prepare the iPad up for a new owner or to overcome a problem with the iPad that simply rebooting the iPad won't solve. If you are planning on selling your iPad, or even giving it to a family member, you will want to reset the iPad to the factory default settings. This will wipe your iPad, erasing the settings and data, and returning it to the exact state as when you first opened the box. By wiping the iPad, you allow it to be set up properly by the new owner. You also protect yourself and your personal information by making sure all of the settings and data are erased from the iPad. Resetting the iPad is also used as a troubleshooting tool. Many common problems can be solved by deleting the offending app and downloading it again from the App Store or powering the iPad down and restarting it, but problems that persist beyond Read the full article →

How to get iOS 7 on your iPhone 5, 4S, iPad, iPad mini and iPod Touch

Apple By James Plafke Apple’s new mobile operating system, iOS 7 is here. This time around, though, the OS has undergone a massive redesign — making it one of Apple’s most anticipated OS releases to date. Here’s how to get iOS 7 on your Apple device right now.Apple’s new iOS 7 will be available as a free update to the iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C (not that either would need it), iPhone 4S, and iPhone 4, the iPad 4, iPad 3, iPad 2, and iPad mini, and the fifth-gen iPod Touch. As always, make sure you back up your device using iCloud or iTunes, just in case things go awry during the installation process.There has been some confusion about this over the course of today so, if you are asking “Can the iPhone 4 get iOS 7″ the answer is “yes.” iOS 7 will work with the iPhone 4 and all later phones, including the iPhone 4S. The bigger question with these two is not if you can upgrade, but if you should upgrade to iOS 7. Neither of these devices is as speedy as the iPhone Read the full article →

BACK UP, BACK UP, BACK UP

So, when you're working on a computer, what are the two, most important words you should think about most often? The answer, 'Back up'! You probably already use some form of back up, either Time Machine, or iCloud or another cloud service. You might even have your computer connected to a firewire drive, or you save to DVD, although this has become increasingly hard to do these days because of space limitations. If you've ever had a computer crash - and I have - uggghhh! - you'll know the panic feeling! One of the first thoughts which went through my mind was "Oh, no! Have I lost all my contacts and my calendar data?". I certainly don't keep paper copies of either my address book or my calendar. Nightmare! However, there's a really simple way to back up both your Contacts and Calendar. Here's how. First, open the Contact app. You'll find it either in your Dock or in the Applications Folder. Now, go the File Menu and select Export...Contacts Archive This Read the full article →