Recover accidentally deleted Apple Address Book Contacts, Calendars and Safari Bookmarks from Apple iCloud

Apple’s iCloud is for iPhone, iPad and Mac cloud data syncing platforms activated by default for every Apple ID on any Apple device. Apple introduced Apple iCloud after the failure of MobileMe cloud offerings for Apple iPhone, iPad and Mac.

In day-to-day life, it may happen that you may accidentally delete or lose your Apple Address Book contacts or Safari Bookmarks or Calender data. But there is a way to restore in the case of loss. You can go to to restore your missing data from an earlier version.

Once you restore old data with current data, the existing data will get replaced. The restoration process can be undone in case of any glitches.

Restore your contacts, bookmarks or calendars from an earlier version


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How to fix and repair anything related to iCloud, App Store, Mac App Store if not at all working correctly on Apple iPhone, iPad and Mac with just one simple solution!

After using your Apple Mac, iPhone or iPad for more than 2 to 3 years upgrading the operating system multiple times you may realise after upgrading system some features like iCloud, Mac / App Store App Downloads and Updates, Keychain Sync, Safari Passwords Sync, Contacts Sync are not working across devices.


1. If you are on iPhone and iPad first backup your device using Mac. And also backup your iPhone and iPad photos using Apple Photos.

2. If you are on Mac backup your Mac using TimeMachine


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How to get OTP / SMS / text messages immediately on your Mac in sync with your iPhone cellular number


1. I assume you have added your primary and same Apple ID / iCloud Account on your respective Mac and iPhone.

2. You have enabled iCloud Sync for Messages App on your iPhone and Mac in iCloud Settings.

3. You are using the latest release of macOS operating system, the latest release of iOS operating System and latest release Safari Browser.

Once above prerequisites are met we can proceed further…

Note: You can autofill security codes from your iPhone to Safari on Mac. This is Safari only feature.

To set up Text Message Forwarding on your iPhone follow below steps:


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How to fix if ‘My Photo Stream’ is not working on your Apple iOS Devices including iPhone, iPad and iPod touch

I have jot down few points to check why My Photo Stream is not working in your iOS Device & syncing Photos across iOS & OSX devices.

Solution & Few Check Points:

  1. You are sign in to iCloud using your preferred active Apple ID
  2. ‘My Photo Stream’ is checked & on your device under iOS Settings App under iCloud Photos related Section
  3. (more…)

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How to fix if ‘My Photo Stream’ is not working on your Macintosh / OSX including on your iMac, MacBook, MacBook Pro, MacMini, Mac Pro Computers

Here is the solution if your ‘My Photo Stream’ iCloud Apple Photos App feature is not working correctly.


  1. You have sign in your iCloud Account on Your Mac
  2. My Photo Stream is selected & Active inside your System Preferences > iCloud > Photos App Settings


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Why you should turn off My Photo Stream on all of your Apple iCloud Enabled Devices including MacBook, MacBook Pro, iMac, Mac Mini, iPhone, iPad and iPod touch

I have just turned off Apple iCloud’s Photos App related feature called ‘My Photo Stream’.

Apple iCloud Photos Settings on Macintosh OSX Desktop & Laptop


Apple iCloud Photos Settings on iOS, iPhone, iPad, iPod touch


My Photo Stream suppose to help every Apple user with multiple Mobile / Handheld devices like iPhone / iPad & iPod touch to collects all photos taken from camera & collects under one folder called ‘My Photo Stream’ in the cloud on Apple Servers.


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Here is how to calibrate & maximise your Mac, Apple Watch, iPhone, iPad or iPod touch battery life & performance


What is the Battery life?
Battery life is the time your device runs before it needs to be recharged.

What is Battery lifespan?
Battery lifespan is when your battery lasts until it needs replacement.

General Performance Tips & Solutions

  • Update your Apple device to the latest software updates & operating system: Apple software updates often include advanced energy-saving technologies, so always ensure your device runs with the latest iOS, OS X, or watchOS.
  • Avoid extreme ambient temperatures: Your device is designed to perform well in a wide range of ambient temperatures, with 62° to 72° F (16° to 22° C) as the ideal comfort zone. However, avoid exposing your device to ambient temperatures higher than 95° F (35° C), which can permanently damage battery capacity.
Apple Device iPhone iPad iPod touch Temprature Comfort Zone
  • Remove certain cases during charging: Charging your device when it’s inside certain styles of cases may generate excess heat, which can affect battery capacity.
  • Store it half-charged (50% Charged) when you store it long-term.
  • Power down the device to avoid additional battery use.
  • Place your device in a cool/moisture-free environment less than 90° F (32° C).
  • If you plan to store your device for over six months, charge it 50% every six months.

There are two simple ways you can preserve battery life:

  • Adjust your screen brightness and use Wi-Fi.
  • Dim the screen or turn on Auto-Brightness to extend battery life.
  • When you use your device to access data, a Wi-Fi connection uses less power than a cellular network — so keep Wi-Fi on at all times.
  • Enable Low Power Mode on your iOS device by going to Settings > Battery. Low Power Mode reduces display brightness, optimises device performance, and minimises system animations. Apps, including Mail, will not download content in the background and features like AirDrop, iCloud sync, and Continuity will be disabled. You can still use essential functions like making and receiving phone calls, emails, and messages, accessing the Internet, and more. And when your phone charges up again, Low Power Mode automatically switches off.
  • Turn off the feature that allows apps to refresh in the background. Instead, go to Settings > General > Background App Refresh and set the switch to Off.
  • By turning off Location Services for the app. Please turn it off in Settings > Privacy > Location Services.
  • Turn off push notifications for the app in Settings > Notifications. Tap the app and set Allow Notifications to Off.
  • You can optimise your battery life by turning on Airplane mode. Swipe up to open Control Centre and tap the Airplane mode icon. Note that you cannot make or receive calls while in Airplane mode.

Additional Tips for iOS Devices including iPhone, iPad and iPod touch

Additional Tips for Apple Watch

  • During running and walking workouts, turn on Power Saving Mode to disable the heart rate sensor. Open the Apple Watch app on your iPhone, go to My Watch > Workout, and turn on Power Saving Mode. Note that calorie burn calculations may not be as accurate when the heart rate sensor is off.
  • You can use a Bluetooth chest strap instead of the built-in heart rate sensor for longer workouts. To pair the Bluetooth chest strap with your watch, make sure the strap is in pairing mode, then open Settings on Apple Watch, select Bluetooth, and choose from the list of Health Devices.
  • If you’re very active with your hands and your watch display turns on more than you think it should, you can turn off the Activate on Wrist Raise feature. Open Settings on Apple Watch, select General and turn Activate on Wrist Raise off. When you want to turn on the display, tap it.
  • Disabling Bluetooth on your iPhone increases the battery drain on your Apple Watch. For more power-efficient communication between the devices, keep Bluetooth enabled on iPhone.

Additional Tips for iPod Shuffle, iPod Nano and iPod Classic

  • Set the Hold switch when you’re not using your iPod. This will prevent iPod from accidentally waking up and using unnecessary power. If you’re not listening to your iPod, pause it, or turn it off by pressing the Play button for two seconds.
  • Equalizer (EQ). Adding EQ to playback increases the use of your iPod processor since EQ isn’t encoded in the song. Turn EQ off if you don’t use it.
  • Backlight. Setting the backlight to “always on” will significantly reduce battery life. Use the backlight only when necessary.

Additional Tips for MacBook Air and Macbook Pro

  • Disconnect peripherals and quit applications not in use. Eject an SD card if you’re not currently accessing it.

Hope it Helps,

Thanks & Regards
Mandar Apte

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What is Restrictions (parental control) in iOS, How to set & change password for restrictions on iPhone, iPad & iPod touch

Let’s know what is Restrictions:

Restrictions on iOS is also known as parental control.

You can turn on Restrictions on your iOS device to prevent access to specific apps and features.

You can disable hide specific apps or features to child lock or prevent particular user to access Safari, Camera, FaceTime, iTunes Store, iBooks Store, In-App Purchases, Siri, AirDrop, CarPlay, Installing apps from Apple App Store, Deleting apps.

You can also block changes or availability of types of content for specific user including Ratings, Music and podcasts, Movies, TV shows, Books, Apps, Siri, Websites etc.


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Here is how to enable Family Sharing for Apple ID that you are using to buy Apps from AppStore, eBooks from iBooks Store, Songs from iTunes Store using your own iOS devices like iPhone, iPad and iPod touch or even Macintosh OSX just to share your purchases within your family members and save money.

One of the best feature of owning the Mac or any iOS device with Apple ID is that you can setup your family sharing with your account so that family head can share his credit / debit card purchases within his family members.

Apple allow to setup family sharing up to six members.

Family head with adult age can approve or buy app, songs, ebooks for his family member so that no duplicate purchase would be made of same digital content which leads to financial savings.


Here is what Apple say about it’s Family Sharing feature: Family Sharing makes it easy for up to six people in your family to share each other’s iTunes, iBooks, and App Store purchases without sharing accounts. Pay for family purchases with the same credit card and approve kids’ spending right from a parent’s device. And share photos, a family calendar, and more to help keep everyone connected.

Here is in detail how to setup ‘Family Sharing’:


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Managing Apple ID with your OSX & iOS Devices for Maximum Online Security & Peace of Mind. Manage your Apple ID & Communication preferences with small tweaks & changes.

Nowadays every other person we meet on street have smart phone, tablet or phablet & we all have laptop in bag & desktop computer at home & in office.

So data security between devices is big issue now.

Let’s see for Apple Products user in Apple iOS & OSX ecosystem everyone has iMac or Mac Pro, iPhone or iPod touch & iPad. So using modern technologies like iCloud is main key to handling data between all of this devices.

So I will note down few points that will help you to manage your Apple ID to secure your devices & data like contacts, iWork Data files, Keychain passwords & access, iCloud Data, Photos, Notes, Safari Bookmarks & Even features like Back to my Mac, Find my Mac & WiFi iOS Over the air backups.

01 Manage & Sign In Apple ID URL


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