User Privacy & Data Protection Standards in new Apple iPhone, iPad and Mac Operating Systems

I was planning for long time but never implemented Google Analytics for my Apple iOS Apps to get real data about my app usage. I thought it was more of work to implement analytics in app with framework using cocoa-pods which will in a way will slowdown my app performance.

But with the news of Apple is vary serious about and already is about privacy and data collection with online ads for Safari Browser on Mac and system wide privacy settings on Apple iOS 14 for iPhone. I am happy that I never implemented third party analytics framework or never added ad network to get revenue out of my apps. My apps are already paid and I don’t want to mess-up user experience with impromptu in-app advertisements.

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

Prerequisites:

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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Here is how to fix error: ‘the operation can’t be completed because an item with the name “Photos Library” already exists.’

This error appears at completing the action of copy or move file/folder to any destination. It explains file with the same name already exists in that destination folder. It may be hidden file even you have deleted it.

I would suggest you follow the below steps to get rid of this error and problem.

Note: First things first, before moving forward backup your Mac with Time Machine

Step 01: Open Finder and go to the destination folder where you are copying files or folder

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Apple Music Error [Solved] – Some items, including “Song’s Title”, were not copied to the iPhone “John Appleseed’s iPhone 11 Pro” because they could not be found.

After I started syncing my Apple Music to my iPhone via Finder app there was an error that I was getting over and over again.

The error was ‘Some items, including “Song’s Title”, were not copied to the iPhone “John Appleseed’s iPhone 11 Pro” because they could not be found.’

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How to import iTunes Music Library into Apple Music after a clean install of macOS Catalina on your new computer while keeping intact play counts and star ratings for respective songs and albums.

After the release of new macOS Catalina or any other Mac operating system I sometimes prefer clean install of the latest operating system on my iMac / MacBook / MacBook Pro or Mac Pro.

I back up all of the current user home folders on external storage or external hard disk or external solid-state drive.

Once the operating system is installed on ‘Macintosh HD’ and admin user account created on Mac now it’s time to start transferring data from the external drive to Mac’s user home folder.

Once you are ready with account already setup then follow these steps to transfer music.

Step 01: Copy your old ‘iTunes’ folder to your user’s Music folder located at e.g. User > Music > iTunes

Step 02: Hold down the ‘Option’ key while opening the Apple ‘Music’ app from the dock or application folder. You will be presented with a dialogue box called ‘Choose Music Library. Now click on button ‘Choose Library’.

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Here is a fix if your Mac is dropping TP-Link Router’s Wi-Fi Network Connection intermittently

I know it happened with me when I purchased new TP-Links’s brand new router. But after setting up the router with my ISP (Internet Service Provider) my Mac / iMac / MacBook / MacBook Pro / MacBook Air / Mac Mini started dropping connection intermittently every 5 minutes or every 2 minutes or so.

After trying everything here is a list of settings that I used to get a stable connection from my router to my Mac.

Step 01: Sign in to your Router’s Admin Page

Step 02: Navigate to Wireless or Advanced > Wireless > Wireless Settings

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Here is how to fix if Google Hangout’s camera or microphone not working on Apple Mac’s Safari Browser. This steps will also fix every issue for any website on your mac.

If you are having trouble while using Google Hangout or any other website that requires microphone and camera access. Then you can use the following steps to enable microphone and camera access to your respective website.

 
For example purposes we choose Google Hangout Website:

 
Step 01: On Apple Safari Browser, First sign in to your Google Hangout using this link – https://hangouts.google.com

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How to Repair Permissions for your Mac’s User Home Folder

I will explain how to repair your Mac / Macintosh’s Home Folder Permissions, It will fix any annoying repeated Finder, iTunes / Music or any application issues you are having on your Mac.

 
Follow these steps to reset permissions:

 
Step 01: Turn on or restart your Mac and immediately press and hold ‘Command (⌘) R’ to start up from macOS Recovery.

 
Step 02: Enter the firmware password or administrator password if prompted of your Mac.

 
Step 03: When you see the macOS Utilities window, choose Utilities > Terminal from the menu bar.

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How conditional code for and identify device between iOS (iPhone), iPadOS (iPad) & macOS Catalyst (Apple Macintosh)

If you are developing macOS catalyst app then you may be wondering how to conditionally write code specifically for iOS and iPad OS or macOS 10.15 catalyst app.

 
Here is how to do it.

 
Use below code to declare code specifically written and that will compile only for iOS and iPadOS.

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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.

 
Assumption:

  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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