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Many people are concern about their device privacy while using digital assistants. Are you worried about the privacy of your Android device? Then disable “OK Google” on your Android by following the steps mentioned below.

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Steps for Turning Off  “OK Google”

•    Go to the Settings application on the Android Device

•    Choose the language, input, and Google voice typing options.

•    Choose the “OK Google” option.

•    Switch the “From the Google app off and other options in case you wish to.

This procedure will disable the “OK Google” option in the Android phone, and its voice command feature stops working. You can also turn the “OK Google” option again when you wish to use Google with a voice command.

Here are the additional method mentioned below to disable the “OK Google” option by using the Google application:

•    Launch the Google application on the Android phone.

•    Choose the three line symbol located in the upper left-hand side of the display.

•    Choose the Settings, Voice, and “OK Google” options.

•    Turn the “From the Google app” option off.

In case you wish to use the “Ok Google” through the voice command, then you can enable this option anytime on the Android phone.

Improve the Android Phone Privacy

Ok Google only listens to the voice command given by you, but it does not observe your other activities in your device. As well as disable the “Ok Google” option, and you can also work on other things to improve the Android phone privacy.

Disable the Location

You should only enable your location or GPS only when you needed it on your Android phone. By doing so, no application can track your current location and also not your personal data gets tracked. Like all other applications and social media networks, Google is not able to use your data stored on your Android phone.

Disable the Google Maps Location History

•    Go to Google Maps.

•    Choose the Settings application.

•    Choose the timeline option.

•    After that, click on the Settings application.

•    Switch the ”Location is on” off.

•    Switch the “Location history is on” off.

•    Choose the “Delete all Location History.”

•    Choose the “Delete all Location History range” option.

Delete the Facebook App

•    Go to the Facebook application on the Android device.

•    Choose the Permissions option.

•    Switch the Microphone off.

Franklin Patrick is a Microsoft Office expert and has been working in the technology industry since 2002. As a technical expert, Charlie has written technical blogs, manuals, white papers, and reviews for many websites such as office.com/setup.

source: Ok Google

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Google Cloud has become an important application in our daily lives. When Google Drive is not working properly or showing Google Drive ‘waiting to upload’ error, then you can fix this problem by following the steps mentioned below.

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1.    Check Up Your Internet Connection

•    In case you are using Windows 10 on your system, then use the troubleshooter.

•    You need to right-click on the LAN/Wi-Fi symbol located on the end right-hand side of the toolbar.

•    After that, tap on the “Troubleshoot problems” option.

•    Additionally, press on the Windows and I keys together to go to the Settings tab.

•    Press on the Network and Internet option.

•    After that, tap on the Network troubleshooter option.

•    In case you are using Mac, then follow the steps given below:

  • Open the Applications window.
  • Click on the Utilities button.
  • Go to the Network and Internet window.
  • You can use the network’s status option in case you are facing any problem.
  • Disconnect the Wi-Fi router for a few seconds.
  • Connect the Wi-Fi router again after a few seconds.
  • Reset the Wi-Fi router. This procedure will also help you to fix Google Drive ‘waiting to upload’ error.

2.    Restart Backup & Sync

•    You have to right-click on the Google Drive’s cloud-shaped symbol located in the sections of the taskbars.

•    Press on the three dots symbol so that it can open some of the options for you.

•    After that, tap on the Quit Backup and Sync option.

•    Now, you have to start the software again.

•    Upload Google Drive again.

In case the steps as mentioned above doesn’t fix the Google Drive ‘waiting to upload’ error, then you should install the Backup and Sync again. Here’s how:

•    You have to right-click on the Start option.

•    Open the Apps & Features window.

•    Search for the Backup and Sync Google option.

•    After finding that option, tap on it.

•    Press on the Uninstall button.

•    Click on the download button.

•    Go through the wizard.

3.    Use Incognito  Mode in Your Default browser

•    Tap on the Control + Shift+ P keys together by using the browsing application.

•    Sign in to the account registered with the Google Drive.

•    Now, try to upload Google Drive.

David Maxwell is a creative person who has been writing blogs and articles about cyber security. He writes about the latest updates regarding McAfee.com/activate and how it can improve the work experience of users. His articles have been published in many popular e-magazines, blogs and websites.

source: Google Drive

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The Active Hours feature helps the users to fix the reboot issue which asks them to update all the installed programs on Windows 10 computer. Nobody wants to restart their system when they are reading an important document or trying to win a game. So, follow the steps mentioned below to turn on automatic

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Active Hours  on Windows 10

Steps to Turn On Automatic Active Hours Through the Settings App

•    You have to open the Settings application.

•    For opening the Settings application, you need to click on the Windows, and I keys together on the system keyboard.

•    After the Settings application gets open, you need to choose the Update and Security option on the display.

•    Open the left-hand side menu list.

•    After that, press on the Windows Update.

•    Slide to the right-hand side panel.

•    Press on the Change Active Hours option.

•    Now a new window gets open on the desktop.

•    Turn the “Adjust active hours for this device based on activity” on.

•    After that, close the Settings application.

Steps to Configure Active Hours Through the Group Policy Editor

•    Go to the system keyboard.

•    Press on the Windows and R keys together.

•    Go to the Run pop-up menu.

•    Enter “gpedit.msc” in the search bar.

•    Click on the Enter button.

•    Open the hierarchical tree diagram given on the left-hand side and after that, go through the steps given below:

1.    Go to the Local Computer policy window.

2.    Click on the Computer Configuration option.

3.    Tap on the Administrative Templates button.

4.    Click on the Windows Components option.

5.    Press on the Windows Updates option.

•    You will get the “Turn off auto-restart for updates during activate hours” legal agreement on the right-hand side of the screen.

•    Ensure that the Enabled option is chosen on the window.

•    You need to customize the Start and End times below the Activate Hours option.

Steps to Use the Registry to Turn On the Active Hours

•    Open the toolbar on the system.

•    Press on the Search symbol.

•    Enter “regedit.exe” in the search bar.

•    Press on the OK button.

•    You need to permit the application to access the data of the system.

•    After that, tap on the Yes button.

•    After the Registry Editor gets open on the system, you need to launch the hierarchical tree diagram located on the left-hand side.

•    After that, go to the key which is HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\WindowsUpdate\UX\Settings.

David Maxwell is a Microsoft Office expert and has been working in the technical industry since 2002. As a technical expert, David has written technical blogs, manuals, white papers, and reviews for many websites such as office.com/setup.

source: Windows 10

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How to Turn Off Keychain on Your Mac

If you share your Mac with a colleague, then that person will be able to access all the information of your user account. You can permit others to sign in to your account as a guest user. But you can also turn off the Keychain on the Mac so that no one can guess your password. Here’s how to turn off Keychain on your Mac.

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Steps for Turning Off  by Using System Preferences

•    Press on the System Preferences option.

•    Choose iCloud.

•    Go down on the iCloud drop-down list.

•    Unselect the Keychain checkbox.

•    Now, you will get the pull-down menu on the screen.

•    You have different options to do with the passwords such as permanently remove the passwords, use it later on or cancel the passwords.

•    The procedure as mentioned above will not do anything with the passwords saved on the other Mac devices.

Steps for Turning Off  by Using Safari Browser

•    Open the Safari browser.

•    Click on the Preferences option.

•    Tap on the Cmd and comma keys together on the system keyboard.

•    Choose the AutoFill feature.

•    Unselect the checkbox near the AutoFill option.

•    Edit particular details by pressing on the option located on the right-hand side of the display.

•    Now, you have to type the user password.

•    Unselect the checkbox next to the “AutoFill usernames and password” option.

•    It also permits you to delete details for any particular accounts.

•    Press on the account and after that, choose the Remove option from the end of the display.

Steps for Turning Off  by Using Chrome Browser

•    Go to the Chrome browser

•    Press on the Command and comma keys together to access the Preferences option.

•    Go to each end of the webpage.

•    After that, choose the Advances option.

•    Go down and press on the Manage Password option given below the Password and Forms section.

•    Tap on the master switch to disable it.

•    Make sure that you do not forget to turn off the AutoFill settings option below the Password and Forms column.

Steps for Turning Off  by Using Keychain Access

•    Click on the Cmd and space keys together on the system.

•    Enter “key” in the text field.

•    Press on the application showing in the front.

•    Open the File.

•    Choose the “Delete Keychain login” option

•    This procedure will remove all the information you used for sign in to the account.

•    In case you wish to delete any particular details, then choose the  Secure Notes, Password and Keys below Category section.

•    After that, tap on the Delete button.

Peter Rose is a self-professed security expert; he has been making the people aware of the security threats. His passion is to write about Cyber security, cryptography, malware, social engineering, internet and new media. He writes for Norton security products at norton.com/setup.

source: Mac

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All computer system has one password protected account which is called as administrator. However, on a computer system, an administrator is a local security group or account that unhindered the access to delete, modify, create files, folders, and settings on that computer system. Therefore, losing or forgetting the Windows 10 administrator’s password might be an immense difficulty for the users. For securing your administrator password in Windows 10, all you need to do is often reset your password and protect your system from different cyber attacks and online threats. In case, if you misplace your account password or unable to login into your system, no worries, here we provide a complete guide for resetting the admin account password. Here how to do it:

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About Administrator Account in Windows 10

An administrator is someone who is in charge of the computer system, similar to the earlier version of Windows 10 computer system. Moreover, any Windows 10 device allows you to create standard accounts and Administrator account. However, the Standard account lets users build use of that particular device and software without even changing it significantly, and Administrator user accounts will allow users to compose some huge changes to your computer system and the actual performance of the system.

In an individual device, the user who sets the system will have to create an administrator account. For any business devices, an administrator account created with the name of the person who is head of any department or the system belongs to them, and it also depends on the organizational design of a company. In case, if anyone who has Standard account attempts to perform anything, then they are not permitted to do it, the person will either stop from doing it the system asked to fill password of that administrator account, it completely depends on the task you to. Whenever you sign into your system with the use of email id, this indicates that a person is using their Microsoft account for signing in to the admin account. Moreover, if the person is using Hotmail, Skype or any other Microsoft account with the identical email address, then your computer will probably be unlocked.

If You Are a Windows 10 Administrator

  1. In order to identify that you are an administrator, tap the Windows key or choose the Windows logo to launch the Start tab.
  2. After that, choose the gear icon to initiate the ‘Settings’ option.
  3. Then, choose ‘Accounts’ from the list of options appears on the screen.
  4. Now, below a list appears asked to choose account such as Administrator or Standard.
  5. Type your Username and Password to login to your account.
  6. After typing the username and password, you will successfully be able to log into your account.

Do Someone Ever Want a Windows 10 Administrator Password

  1. If you wish that you don’t want administrator password, the good news is you can easily change it. For this, you need to follow a few simple instructions which are discussed below:
  2. Navigating to the Accounts menu, choose ‘Log-in option.’
  3. After that, select a PIN to log in to an administrator account, or need to create an image account password where you draw three signs appears over a photo according to your choice.

David Maxwell is a Microsoft Office expert and has been working in the technical industry since 2002. As a technical expert, David has written technical blogs, manuals, white papers, and reviews for many websites such as office.com/setup.

source: Windows 10

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If your laptop touchpad is not working, it might be a tricky situation for many users whose works completely depends on the laptop. Users would lose the power of their system as no standard, or latest technology computers can perform appropriately without having a pointing device. However, the reason behind this issue might be software or hardware of the Windows 10 device. Though the issues are quite ordinary and encounter by many other users across the globe, nevertheless, it is uncommon that the touchpad’s hardware might have gone in very bad condition. Mostly, users can resolve this issues just by enable the touchpad of their laptops.

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Causes of Laptop Touchpad Not Working Properly

Here are some most ordinary reasons for the touchpad of your laptop is not working properly:

  • Possibly, the touchpad’s switch located on the keyboard of your laptop might be OFF. Press that button to Switched On the touchpad’s switch.
  • It might be possible that the touchpad’s drivers are outdated.
  • Laptop users might have modified the touchpad settings.

For resolving this issue, we suggest you connect a peripheral mouse to your laptop just to use as a pointer when the touch-pad is not working properly. Follow the below-given steps sequentially to avoid trouble and unnecessary errors. Here how to do it:

  • Carefully Check Substantial Switch for Touchpad.
  • Use Devices and Hardware Troubleshooter.
  • Update Touchpad Drivers

Below we discuss these steps in details just to help you in every possible manner, follow up these methods one by one so that one should surely work.

Method-1: Carefully Check Substantial Switch for Touchpad

Most of the laptops have keyboards which have a switch or move the key to enable the touchpad On/Off. Just to switch it On, hit the Fn key and the function key related to touchpad located on your keyboard.

Method-2: Use Devices and Hardware Troubleshooter

The Hardware and devices troubleshooter help the users in checking and rectifying some common issues and also preventing hardware elements from working properly. For running it, follow the steps which are mentioned below:

  1. Tap on the ‘Start’ tab and move to the ‘Settings’ option.
  2. Under the Settings section, choose the ‘Updates and Security’ option.
  3. Choose the ‘Troubleshoot’ option.
  4. After that, choose ‘Hardware and Devices Troubleshooter’ from the list appears on the screen and click to run it.
  5. Finally, restart your laptop and check if the problem is resolved or not. If not, try using the next method.

Method-3: Update Touchpad Drivers

The touchpad drivers will help your laptop to communicate between software and software easily. If your driver is not updated or upgraded for a very long time, they can affect your work and in these situations, update your touchpad by below-mentioned steps:

  1. Press Windows + R keys altogether to start the Run command box.
  2. Under the ‘Run’ command box, type the following command ‘devmgmt.msc.’
  3. Tap the ‘Enter’ key to launch the ‘Device Manager’ on the screen.
  4. Inside the Device Manager, click to expand ‘Mice and other pointing devices.’
  5. Right-press the touchpad driver on your laptop and choose ‘Update Driver.’
  6. One can also choose ‘Downloading the Drivers’ direct from the official websites and install them into your laptop.

Peter Rose is a self-professed security expert; he has been making the people aware of the security threats. His passion is to write about Cyber security, cryptography, malware, social engineering, internet and new media. He writes for Norton security products at norton.com/setup.

source: Laptop Touchpad

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How to Format an SD Card for a Camera

After some time, your SD card storage may get full. You can quickly solve this problem by formatting it. In this blog, we will explore how you can format an SD card for a camera to clear the files..

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Steps for Formatting an SD Card for a Camera

If you go through the formatting process of the SD card, then the possibility of errors decrease. Follow the instructions given below to start formatting an SD card for a camera:

•    You have to backup the data on the SD card to the device or any Cloud storage service like Google Drive, Microsoft OneDrive, Dropbox, etc.

•    Ensure that the camera should have a 100% battery.

•    Switch on the camera and place the SD card in the correct slot.

•    Now, you have to switch on the camera.

•    Choose the “Menu” option given on the camera.

•    Choose the “Setup” drop-down menu.

•    After that, select “Format, Format Memory Card” or any other same option.

•    Tap on the “OK” button provided on the camera screen.

•    Wait until the SD card formatting process gets completed. This procedure will take a few minutes to get complete.

•    After completing the formatting process of the SD card, you have to disable the camera.

Steps for Formatting an SD Card in the Android

You will get the microSD card in most of the Android phones, camera, and tablets. In case your SD card starts showing the errors, then you have to format the SD card by using the Android phone. Here’s how:

•    Click on the “Settings” option located in the application pull-down list.

•    Click on the “Storage” option.

•    Click on the “SD card” title.

•    Press on the horizontal bar.

•    Press on the “Storage settings” option.

•    Click on the “Format” or “Format as internal” option.

•    Press on the “Erase & Format” option.

•    Let the formatting process of the SD card to gets complete.

Steps for Reformatting SD Card Through Windows

In case you wish to reformat the SD card for changing the type of the file, place the SD card in the Windows PC and start the formatting process. Here’s how:

•    Place the SD card in the memory card slot on the Windows PC.

•    Go to the “Windows File Explorer” option.

•    Choose the “This PC” option located in the navigation pane.

•    Now, you have to choose the “SD card” option.

•    Choose the “Manage” option.

•    Choose the “Format” option.

•    Choose the “File System” pull-down arrow located in the “Format SD card” pop up box.

•    After that, select the “FAT32” option.

•    Choose the “Quick Format” tick box in case you had already formatted the SD card or remove the “Quick Format” tick box for formatting the SD card.

•    Choose the “Start” option.

•    Choose the “OK” option given in the “Warning” pop up box.

Steps for Formatting an SD Card on Mac

If you like to format an SD card for a camera on Mac, then you have to follow the steps mentioned below:

•    Place the SD card in the memory card slot.

•    Go to the “Finder” option.

•    Press on the “Go” button.

•    After that, select “Utilities” option.

•    Click twice on the “Disk Utility” option.

•    Choose the “SD card.”

•    Tap the “Erase” button.

•    Tap on the “Format” pull-down arrow.

•    After that, select the “ExFat” option for formatting the SD card.

•    Once you have selected the option mentioned above, the Windows and Mac will start working properly.

•    Tap on the “Erase” button located in the “Erase” pop up box.

Franklin Patrick is a Microsoft Office expert and has been working in the technology industry since 2002. As a technical expert, Charlie has written technical blogs, manuals, white papers, and reviews for many websites such as office.com/setup.

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How to Get Instagram on Kindle Fire HD

If you wish to download and install the Instagram application for Kindle Fire HD, then you have to go to the Amazon Appstore, or by going to the other app store to start this procedure. Here’s how to install Instagram for Kindle Fire HD.

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Steps to Install Instagram for Kindle Fire HD Through the Amazon Appstore

•    Go to the Amazon App Store. You will get this by clicking on the applications on the Carousel located at the top left-hand side of the display.

•    Press on the “Search” button.

•    Enter “Instagram” in the search box given at the upper side of the display.

•    Press on “Instagram.” You will get this in the drop-down results list under the search box.

•    Click on the “Free” button. It resembles an orange color option given to the right-hand side of the Instagram application symbol.

•    Press on the “Get App” option. It resembles an olive color option. In this option, you will see the Free Download button. Once you click on this button, then the installing process of the Instagram application gets started on the display.

•    Press on the “Open” option. You will not see the progress box when the installation procedure gets completed on the system. You can start using the Instagram application on the Kindle Fire HD.

Steps to Install Instagram for Kindle Fire HD Through 1Mobile Market

•    Turn on the “Apps From Unknown Sources” option. Once you enable this option, then it will permit you to start the downloading and installing applications by going to the other App Store instead of finding it in the Amazon App Store. If you wish to do this procedure, then follow the steps listed below:

  • Go down by going to the upper side of the display.
  • Press on the “Settings” option.
  • Click on the “Security” button.
  • Enable the “Apps from Unknown Sources.
  • Click on the “OK” button.

•    Go to the 1 Mobile Market download website, and the download procedure starts automatically in a few seconds. In case it does not, then press the URL to start downloading 1Mobile market manually.

•    Start installing 1Mobile Market. Go to the left-hand side or press on the three lines icon given on the left-hand column of the link address box so that you can get sidebar window. Now, you have to press on the downloads button and let the 1Mobile Market app to complete its download procedure. Once you click on it, the installation window starts appearing on display, for asking for permission to install the 1 Mobile Market application. Press on the “Install” option given at the end of the display and let the installation procedure gets complete on the system. Click on the Open option for opening the application now.

•    Find the Instagram application and start downloading it on the system.

•    Now, you have to install the Instagram application.

David Maxwell is a Microsoft Office expert and has been working in the technical industry since 2002. As a technical expert, David has written technical blogs, manuals, white papers, and reviews for many websites such as office.com/setup.

source: Instagram

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Every application has a notification feature, and Google Assistant is no different. If you have bored with the same default sound for your apps and wish to change the notification sound for Google Reminders, then you can change it by following the steps mentioned below.

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How to Change Google Assistant Reminder Sound?

If you wish to change the Google Assistant Reminder Sound, then you have to follow the steps listed below:

•    Go to the “Google” application on the device you are currently using.

•    Press on the “More” button located at the end right-hand side of the screen.

•    Click on the “Settings” option to change the Google Assistant Reminder Sound.

•    Press on the “Discover” button given below the “Notifications” option.

•    Now, you have to press on the “Ringtone” option given below the “Priority Notifications” option.

•    After that, choose the sound which you wish to place for the Google Reminders.

•    In case you have a phone which runs Android 8.0 Oreo, then you will not get the “Ringtone” button or “Priority Notifications” button. Rather, you will get the “Get notifies about” title.

•    Below the title, you have to press on the “Reminders” option.

•    After that, press on the “Sound” option.

•    Then, select the sound which you wish to place for Google Reminders.

•    You will also have the vibration option on the screen.

How to Edit Google Reminders?

 In case you wish to edit a Google Reminder, then you can tell the Google Assistant, or you can go through it by yourself. Follow the steps listed below to edit Google Reminders through Assistant or settings:

Through Assistant

•    To edit a Google Reminder, you have to open the Google Assistant, and you can tell it to open the Reminders window.

•    You can give commands to the Google Assistant such as Where are my Reminders, find my reminders, find my next reminder and many more.

Through Settings

You have to go to the “Settings” option for getting the previous and recent reminders. Go through the steps given below to edit Google Reminders through Settings:

•    Go to the “Google” application.

•    Click on the “More” button located at the end of the screen.

•    Press on the “Settings” option located below the “Google Assistant” window.

•    Open the “Services” option.

•    Click on the “Reminders” option.

•    In this option, you will get the list of the entire reminders.

•    Press on the “Reminders” to start editing the time, name and frequency.

•    You also have the option for removing any reminder by going to the “Settings” option.

How to Set Google Reminders on Desktop?

When you are working on the system and wish to create a short note on the desktop to do that work later. Regularly, you will keep the phone on your hand and command the Google Assistant to make a quick reminder. You also can make reminders on the desktop instead of using Google Assistant.

After creating a short reminder on the desktop, it will even start showing on the phone screen. Follow the steps given below to set Google Reminders on the desktop:

•    Go to the “Google Chrome” browsing application.

•    Enter the question in the search bar to set a reminder.

•    After that, tap on the “Enter” button.

•    Now, you will see the “Set a reminder” checkbox on the screen.

•    Type the important information such as time, date and title.

•    After that, press on the “Remind me” button located on the “Google Now” URL.

Franklin Patrick is a Microsoft Office expert and has been working in the technology industry since 2002. As a technical expert, Charlie has written technical blogs, manuals, white papers, and reviews for many websites such as office.com/setup.

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How to Change Account on App Store

You can log out from your recent Apple ID and login with another account to the App Store. After you change the Apple ID log-in, you can use the account which you had created through the App Store and iTunes Store. By going to the App Store settings, you can adjust the country and region option as per your wish. Go through the instructions listed below to change account on App Store.

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Steps to Change the App Store Account on Mac

•    Go to the “App Store” on the Mac. It resembles a white color “A” alphabet mentioned in an azure color circle. You will get the App Store in the Apps file or the Mac dock folder.

•    Tap on the “Store” button given in the menu list. You will get this among the “Edit” and “Windows” options on the Mac menu list located at the upper side of the display. You will see the pull-down list on display.

•    Tap on the “Log Out” button given in the App Store window. It is located at the end of the pull-down list. After clicking on that button, it will automatically log out of the existing account.

•    Tap on the “Store” option once again. It is located on the horizontal bar at the upper side of the display.

•    Press on the “Log In” button on the App Store window. It will open the login window, and you have to log in to that window by entering the Apple ID.

•    Type the Apple ID and protected the password. Ensure that you should type the right Apple ID and password of the Apple Store account.

•    Press on the “Log in” option. You will get this option in the end right-hand side of the window. It will confirm the account details you have entered and after that, log in to the App Store account.

Steps to Change the Country on Mac

•    Go to the “App Store” on the Mac.

•    Press on the “Store” option given in the horizontal bar.

•    Press on the “View My Account” option given on the App Store window.

•    Log In to the account of Apple ID.

•    Tap on the “Change Country or Region” option.

•    Choose a current country and region by going to pull-down menu.

•    Go down and press on the “Agree” button.

•    Tap on the “Agree” button located on the verification window.

•    Type the payment and billing details.

•    Press on the “Continue” button located at the end right-hand side of the screen.

Steps to Change the App Store Account on iPhone or iPad

•    Go to the “Settings” option on the iPhone and iPad.

•    Go down and press on the “iTunes and App Store.”

•    Press on the “Apple ID” by going to the upper side of the screen.

•    Choose the “Log out” button given in the App Store window.

•    Click on the “Log in” button located on the iTunes and App Store window.

•    Type the Apple ID and its password.

•    Click on the “Log In” option.

David Maxwell is a creative person who has been writing blogs and articles about cyber security. He writes about the latest updates regarding McAfee.com/activate and how it can improve the work experience of users. His articles have been published in many popular e-magazines, blogs and websites.

source: App Store

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How to Fix Downloading Issue in Microsoft Store

Do you want to download an app from the Microsoft Store of your Windows computer but it fails to download? Maybe the problem is with the Store. By doing these simple things, you can fix the issue. Here is what you’ve to do and how.

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Change your PC’s date and time settings

1.     Activate the ‘Search bar’ of your computer.

2.    Enter ‘Date and Time’ into it.

3.    Open the above ‘Date and Time’ result. You can also click ‘Change the date and time’ option.

4.    Click the ‘Change date and time’ button.

5.    Allow administrator access.

6.    Now, set the current date and time.

7.    Click the ‘Change time zone..’ option to select your time zone.

8.    After setting up, click ‘OK.’

9.    Go back and again activate ‘Search bar’ of your computer.

10.    Enter ‘Store’ into it.

11.    Open ‘Store’ from the top result.

12.    Click the downward facing arrow at the left side of the search bar.

13.    Under ‘Downloads and updates,’ check your downloads.

14.    Resume the pending downloads or download new items.

If the date and time setting is the problem, then it will fix, and you can download the apps you want.

Update current apps

1.    Activate the ‘Search bar’ of your computer.

2.    Enter ‘Store’ into it.

3.    Click the ‘Profile’ icon on the left side of the search bar.

4.    Select ‘Downloads and updates.’

5.    Click ‘Check for updates’ button below to the search bar.

6.    Wait for the apps to update. This will take a few minutes to apply updates.

If your apps were the problem, then it will get fixed and you can download the apps you want.

Sign out of your Microsoft Store

1.    Open ‘Microsoft Store’ app on your computer.

2.    Click the ‘Profile’ icon on the left side of the search bar.

3.    Click on your Microsoft account name at the top of the menu.

4.    On the pop-up, again click on your Microsoft account name.

5.    Click the ‘Sign out’ option just below your account name. This will sign out your account from the Store.

6.    On the Store main page, again click the ‘Profile’ icon.

7.    Click on ‘Sign in’ option at the top of the menu.

8.    Select your Microsoft account it should be on the top.

9.    Enter the password associated with your account. This will sign in your account again in the Store.

10.    Click the ‘Profile’ icon.

11.    Under ‘Downloads and updates,’ check your downloads.

12.    Resume the pending downloads or download new items.

If the problem is fixed, you can download the apps you want.

Reset your Store’s cache

1.    Close the ‘Store’ app, if opened.

2.    Go back to the desktop.

3.    Tap ‘Win + R’ key on the keyboard. This will open the Run program.

4.    Enter ‘wsreset’ into the Run window.

5.    Click ‘OK.’ This will open the ‘Windows Store Reset,’ you can also open it from the Start menu search bar.

6.    Wait until the Command prompt will not close. Once it closes, this means the Store cache has been cleaned.

7.    Open the ‘Store’ app.

8.    Click the ‘Profile’ icon.

9.    Under ‘Downloads and updates,’ check your downloads.

10.    Resume the pending downloads or download new items.

If the Store’s cache were the problem, then it will get fixed and you can download the apps you want.

David Maxwell is a Microsoft Office expert and has been working in the technical industry since 2002. As a technical expert, David has written technical blogs, manuals, white papers, and reviews for many websites such as office.com/setup.

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Stopped working errors are really annoying. You’re downloading your favorite game or an important app, suddenly the app closes and a message pops up “Unfortunately, Google Play Store/services has stopped working.” The error mostly occurs in Android Smartphone and tablets. Low storage space, corrupted data, an old version app, etc. will be the reason you’re encountering the issue. Here are some tricks to rectify this error message.

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Update the version of the Google Play Store app you’re using

The main reason why the app stops working is using an older version of the app. If you haven’t updated your Google Play Store app from a long time, then use it after updating your app. To update the Google Play Store app follow the given steps.

1. Launch the ‘Play Store’ app in your device.

2. Open ‘Menu.’

3. Then open ‘My Apps and Games’.

4. Switch to ‘Installed’ app list.

5. Find ‘Google Play Store’ in the listed app.

6. Hit the ‘Update’ button.

The app is updating, wait for the downloading to complete. After downloading, it will install automatically.

Note: If there is no ‘Update’ option given for Google Play Store app, it means the app is already updated.

Update date and time of your device

If you’re getting “Unfortunately, Google Play services has stopped cm13” error, then incorrect time and date of your system can be the reason. So, it’s simple to solve the error just change and update the date and time settings.

1. Locate to the ‘Date and time’ section under settings of your device.

2. Enable ‘Automatic date and time update.’ If already enabled, change the date and time manually.

After updating date and time, use Google Play service and check if the error was fixed or not.

Clear Cache and App Data of the Google Play Store app

Note: Clearing data will erase entire data of the app including your logins, settings, and all.

1. Go to ‘Settings’ of your Android phone.

2. Now, go to the ‘Apps’ section.

3. Scroll down through the installed app list and find the ‘Google Play Store’ app.

4. Tap on the ‘Google Play Store’ app to open its info page.

5. Tap ‘Storage’.

6. Tap ‘Clear Cache’ button to erase Cache data.

7. Tap the ‘Clear Data’ button to erase all data.

This will remove the app data hope the error too.

Remove and add your Google account again

Remember, removing Google account from the device will delete the data associated with the account including contacts and calendar from your device. So, before removing ensure that the data are synchronized with your Google account.

To remove an account from your android device:

1. Go to ‘Settings’ of your Android phone.

2. Scroll down to the ‘Accounts’ section and open it.

3. Tap on your ‘Google account.’

4. Select an account to remove from your Android device.

5. Tap the ‘More’ button.

6. Select ‘Remove account.’

7. A confirmation window will pop-up, tap ‘REMOVE ACCOUNT’ to confirm.

To add an account to your Android device:

8. Return to the ‘Accounts’ section in settings.

9. Tap ‘Add account’ button.

10. Tap on ‘Google.’

11. Wait for the Sign In window to appear.

12. Enter the email of your Google account and tap ‘Next.’

13. Enter the password of your Google account and tap ‘Next.’

14. Tap with the on-screen instructions and complete adding your account.

This will re-add your Google account to your Android device. Now, check for the error if it is still happening, then factory resetting is the last option you can try.

Peter Rose is a self-professed security expert; he has been making the people aware of the security threats. His passion is to write about Cyber security, cryptography, malware, social engineering, internet and new media. He writes for Norton security products at norton.com/setup.

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Do you want to add on a personalized touch to your PC? If yes, then read the given below instructions carefully. For instance, it can be done by putting your Windows sign-in screen background and desktop wallpaper according to your likes. The changes can be done by visiting the Settings application.

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The method of changing Windows 10 sign in screen background and desktop wallpaper.

How to navigate the Start Menu in Windows 10?

Shortcut method:

  1. You can enter the ‘Personalization’ panel by doing a right-click on the desktop.
  2. Then, click Personalize on the menu.
  3. After the Windows gets displayed, do the steps, go through 2A and 2B that have been mentioned under for changing Windows 10 sign in screen background and desktop wallpaper.

Long method:

  1. Firstly, you can enter to the ‘Personalization panel’ by pressing the Action Center option which will be immediately after the clock of your laptop on the taskbar.
  2. Then, Press on All Settings panel sporting the gear option
  3. After that, press the Personalization option after the Settings applications get displayed before you.

How to change the background picture?

  1. You may notice that the Background tab is the first tab in the Personalization window, and this lets you put your desktop picture to a saved photo.
  2. Then, click on the Picture option.
  3. After that, select the picture by pressing Browse.
  4. Next, choose the image by going to the system’s hard drive or visiting the themed pictures.
  5. For Slide Show: If you are wishing to choose one file for making the Slide Show option, then you should press on Browse and select a file with images that you prefer to have.
  6. After selecting the file, then you require for choosing the timing that you would wish to have every picture for being on display before going to the next image.

Note: Whether you want an image or slideshow, you may select to adjust the picture on display, stretch it, or click on one of the options among rest of the options that will let the display of the picture to present before you the way you want it.

  • Lastly, you may also choose a solid color for your background. Fortunately, in that even you’ll have two options present before you. The one option is to get it from the palette, and the next is of creating a custom color of your like.

What is the method of changing the sign in screen picture?

  1. Firstly, press the Lock screen tab. It will be towards the leftwards in the Personalization menu itself.
  2. Then, similar to the background picture, you can choose a saved image from the PC’s hard drive or make a slideshow of plenty of pictures.
  3. Next, you shall get an option for selecting the Windows Spotlight variant, it shows a picture that is randomly generated.
  4. After making the selection, the further process will happen by itself.
  5. Look that in total you will have two login screens present over there.
  6. Next, for changing the password screen, you require to search for the switch in Lock screen that titles as ‘Show lock screen background image on the log-in display.’ Resulting, the picture will be present in both locations.
  7. Then, you may also select which applications shall be showing information on the lock screen. Also, the application presents a quick status. For doing it on every, press on the symbol and click on an application from the given list.

Note that after putting more applications, you shall be given with many options, supporting to select the info that you would prefer on the lock screen.

David Maxwell is a Microsoft Office expert and has been working in the technical industry since 2002. As a technical expert, David has written technical blogs, manuals, white papers, and reviews for many websites such as office.com/setup.

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For any reason,if you want to remove your personal information or credit card information from iCloud Keychain, then you can delete them manually. Here is how.

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How to access your passwords in iCloud Keychain with iPhone

In some websites, the autofill feature will not work. If in all of the sites your iPhone is unable to fill the password, then you can check the login details manually from the Settings app.

Steps:

1.    Tap the ‘Settings’ app icon on your iPhone.

2.    Go to ‘Passwords and Accounts.’

3.    Open ‘Website and App Passwords’.

4.    Sign in with your Touch ID to view your passwords.

5.    Select the login details of the site  you require  the password of.

6.    Long tap the password for more options.

7.    Tap on ‘Copy’ for copying the password.

You can search with the name to find the password you’re looking for if you have a long list of passwords by using the top search box.

How to delete credit card details from iCloud Keychain with iPhone

Steps:

1.    Tap the ‘Settings’ app icon on  the iPhone.

2.    Go to ‘Safari.’

3.    Go to ‘AutoFill.’

4.    Select ‘Saved Credit Cards.’

5.    Sign in with your Touch ID to view saved cards.

6.    Select the credit card you want to delete.

7.    Tap ‘Edit’ at the top-right corner of the screen.

8.    Tap the red color ‘Delete Card’ option.

9.    Tap ‘Delete’ on the prompt to confirm.

10.    Repeat the steps to remove more credit cards.

The selected card will be deleted from the iCloud Keychain and all of the devices accessing it.

How to remove saved passwords from iCloud Keychain with iPhone

Steps:

1.    Tap the ‘Settings’ app icon of the iPhone.

2.    Go to ‘Passwords and Accounts.’

3.    Open ‘Website and App Passwords’.

4.    Sign in with your Touch ID to view your passwords.

5.    Select the login information of the site.

6.    Tap ‘Edit’ at the top-right corner of the screen.

7.    Tap the red color round icon given with the website name.

8.    Then, tap red ‘Delete’ button.

The password for the website will be deleted from the iCloud Keychain.

How to disable the iCloud Keychain autofill feature on iPhone

Steps:

This is helpful when you’re giving your iPhone or iPad someone to use. If you want to stop iCloud Keychain to autofill information, then disable the feature instead of removing the details.

1.    Tap the ‘Settings’ app icon on your iPhone.

2.    Go to ‘Safari.’

3.    Go to ‘AutoFill.’

4.    Turn the ‘Use Contact Info’ switch off to stop auto-filling your contact details.

5.    Turn the ‘Credit Cards’ button off to stop auto-filling your card information. That’s it!

Peter Rose is a self-professed security expert; he has been making the people aware of the security threats. His passion is to write about Cyber security, cryptography, malware, social engineering, internet and new media. He writes for Norton security products at norton.com/setup.

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How To Fix MacBook Pro Startup Issues?

Did your MacBook Pro stop working? Are you getting worried about it?  Well, there can be multiple causes behind this issue, and it is not very hard to fix. Go through this blog carefully and get the solution for it. In this blog, you shall get different ways of solving the issues related to your MacBook Pro. So follow the steps that have been mentioned below.

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Are you not been able to turn on your MacBook Pro? Here are the best ways to fix your MacBook Pro turning on issues

Go through the Power Supply and Battery

  1. Firstly, check whether it is plugged in correctly or not.
  2. Then, check the battery level.

Go through the brightness of the display

It can be possible that you may have put the level of brightness very low because of which the screen would have turn dark. For overcoming this issue, press the F2 key. It shall be present on the first row of the keyboard.

 Switch on your MacBook Pro

It can be possible that your MacBook Pro is in sleep mode. So you can wake up the display by pressing any of the keys from the keyboard. It can also be turned off. For turning it on, go to the power button that is present at the right corner of your keyboard.

The method of resetting the SMC

  1. Firstly, turn off your MacBook Pro.
  2. After that, plug in the power cord of it.
  3. Then, press the combination of Shift+Ctrl+Option and the Power button. Continue pressing it for a few seconds.
  4. Next, lift your fingers from them.
  5. Lastly, you need to tap on the Power button.

For the users who have MacBook Pro from 2009 or older, follow the given below instructions:

  1. Firstly, turn off the MacBook Pro device.
  2. After that, take out its batteries.
  3. Do long press on the Power button for some time.
  4. Then, put the batteries.
  5. After that, press the Power button.

For the users of 2018 MacBook Pro with the T2 security chip, the steps are given as follows:

  1. Firstly, turn off your MacBook Pro.
  2. Immediately after the MacBook turns off, do a long press on the power button for some time.
  3. When some time gets over, tap on it one more time.

Hopefully, the tips mentioned above will be able to help you fix the startup issue with your Mac.

Franklin Patrick is a Microsoft Office expert and has been working in the technology industry since 2002. As a technical expert, Charlie has written technical blogs, manuals, white papers, and reviews for many websites such as office.com/setup.

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How To Fix No Service Or Signal On iPhone 8?

The experience of using the iPhone 8 Plus is fantastic. Its structure is amazing, and it functions smoothly, so generally, the users love using it. But sometimes they do face some problems like cellular data issues. The users may find ‘No service’ message on their iPhone, and if you encounter this issue, then you shall not be able to make calls, share texts or use the data of your phone. Prefer going through this blog thoroughly for fixing the issue that you are facing on your iPhone 8.

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The method of fixing no service or no signal on iPhone 8

Turning on the toggle of Cellular Data can be done by following the given below instructions carefully.

  1. Firstly, go to Settings.
  2. Then, press on Cellular.
  3. After that, push the toggle leftwards for turning it off. It shall be immediately next to the Cellular data.
  4. Next, after some time, turn in on by pushing it rightwards.

The method of re-inserting the SIM card

One of the significant reasons behind no service getting displayed on the screen can be that the SIM card may not be put the way it should be.

  1. Firstly, remove the SIM card properly.
  2. Then, insert it properly.

The method of doing Carrier settings update

  1. Firstly, go to Settings.
  2. Then, press on General.
  3. After that, click on About.
  4. Next, you may note that a pop-up notification shall get displayed in front of you stating that whether you would wish updating settings.
  5. Lastly, press on Update.

Method of updating the software

  1. Firstly, visit Settings.
  2. Then, press on General.
  3. After that, click on Software Update.
  4. Lastly, press on Download and Install.

The method of resetting network settings

Go through the given below steps correctly for resetting network settings.

  1. Firstly, go to Settings.
  2. Then, press on General.
  3. After that, click on Reset.
  4. Lastly, click on Reset network settings.

The method of resetting all settings

Go through the given below instructions carefully for resetting all settings.

Note that none of your data shall get deleted after completing the given below instructions. It shall only reset every setting to default. The disadvantage of this method is that after finishing it, you may need to change the settings from the beginning itself.

  1. Firstly, visit Settings.
  2. Then, press on General.
  3. After that, press on Reset.
  4. Lastly, click on Reset all settings.

Hope your iPhone 8 no service or no signal issue has been fixed after going through this blog.

David Maxwell is a creative person who has been writing blogs and articles about cyber security. He writes about the latest updates regarding McAfee.com/activate and how it can improve the work experience of users. His articles have been published in many popular e-magazines, blogs and websites.

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How To Spring Clean Your Facebook Account?

I am sure that spring cleaning is not among the tasks that you would have made s note of, but it should be among one of them. Cyber safety should always be given importance. You should present your Facebook account in such a way that the your profile visitors become impressed. So, this spring, clean your Facebook profile and make it impressive.

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Prefer updating Facebook About Section

  1. Firstly, go to the About section of your Facebook account.
  2. Note that your mail ID and contact number is shown publicly. Prefer deleting it or show it to only to yourself or the friends of yours.
  3. Remember that you can add, change or take out any data from the About part.

Prefer changing the profile picture or cover photo

  1. Firstly, search for photo or else capture one and upload it.
  2. Then, note that you can upload the picture by pressing on the option of update profile picture.

Check the content of your posts

You should think thrice before posting anything on Facebook. And you even need to make a note of stuff that you keep posting. It is so because you must avoid posting similar stuff on a regular basis as it becomes boring. Posting related to the current ongoings shall make you more popular among your friends. This shall get you more comments, likes, and shares on your posts. Remember that you should not post anything related to your personal stuff such as your complete date of birth, relationship status, present location, upcoming plans, and the your child’s photos.

Go through your privacy settings

Luckily, you can select the people who can look up your information on Facebook. In simple words, we can say that it allows you to change your privacy setting according to the way you want to have it.

  1. Firstly, press the arrow that is present towards the above of your Facebook account.
  2. Then, press on Settings.
  3. After that, select Privacy.
  4. Next, ensure the selection in the Activity part.
  5. Note that this area does have an option that you can use for restricting your old posts to only some of the people.
  6. If you select Limit Past Posts option, the privacy settings of every old post that was earlier shared with Public or Mutual Friends shall get changed to Friends.

Hope you have been able to spring clean your Facebook account after going through this blog step by step carefully.

David Maxwell is a Microsoft Office expert and has been working in the technical industry since 2002. As a technical expert, David has written technical blogs, manuals, white papers, and reviews for many websites such as office.com/setup.

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How To Send Texts From PC?

Messaging is done generally from phones. But exceptions do always exist. People do come across problems when they do need to send texts from PC. If you are looking for a way to send texts from your computer, then here is how you can do it.

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The method of sending messages from PC by using Android Messages

  1. Firstly, go to the Messages application of your phone.
  2. Then, press the More options menu. It will have the symbol of three dots.
  3. After that, click on Messages for the web.
  4. Next, go to messages.android.com on the PC using any one of the browsers that have been mentioned below-
  5. Chrome
  6. Mozilla Firefox
  7. Safari
  8. Microsoft Edge

Note: Internet Explorer is not supporting it. So don’t use this one for it.

  • Then, take your Android phone, click on QR code,
  • After that, put it at the QR code that is shown on the PC.
  • Turn on the Remember this PC below the QR code if you are working on a trusted system. Note that if it is so then, you need to do this only for one time.
  • Next, you can select the desktop notifications if you would like to have.
  • Lastly, you will be able to view the text history of the page.

The method of synchronizing messages by using Pushbullet

  1. Firstly, download the phone application on the smartphone.
  2. Then, install the desktop application on the PC.
  3. After that, log into every application with Google or Facebook account for linking them.
  4. Next, check that you will be able to have a look at the text notifications in the system. And you will be able to send or reply to it.
  5. For knowing that the notifications are functional – Firstly, visit the Settings in the phone Android application. And then, send test notifications. It must be get displayed on both of the gadgets, i.e. smartphone and PC.
  6. Lastly, remember that dismissing an alert on any of the gadgets shall also make it get dismissed from the other device. So always think twice before dismissing any of the alerts.

The method of sending messages by using Google Voice

  1. Firstly, ensure that you have your computer or phone.
  2. Then, visit the page of your accounts.
  3. After that, press the messages symbol. It will be towards the left.
  4. Lastly, press on the Send a message.

Peter Rose is a self-professed security expert; he has been making the people aware of the security threats. His passion is to write about Cyber security, cryptography, malware, social engineering, internet and new media. He writes for Norton security products at norton.com/setup.

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How to Send Podcasts to the Apple TV

The Apple TV in-built podcasts application is the best thing to get Apple podcasts on the large display of the Apple TV. In case the users cannot find their favorite podcast that they wish to connect with their smart television, the follow the steps which are given below to know more about it.

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Steps for Getting Podcasts on the Apple TV Using AirPlay

The simplest way for getting the obscure Apple podcasts on the smart TV is to open that podcast on the iOS device and after that, use the AirPlay function to start playing it on the Apple TV. Follow the steps given below for getting podcasts on the Apple TV using AirPlay:

•    Go to the favorite application to listen to the Podcasts on iOS Device. This application is already installed on Apple devices or it can be a third-party application such as “Overcast”, “Castro”, or “Pocket Casts.”

•    The users can play the podcast whichever they like to connect to Apple TV.

•    Now, they have to click on the “AirPlay” option.

•    After that, they need to press on the “Apple TV” whichever they like to podcast by using AirPlay.

In case the users’ favorite podcast application is not there in the AirPlay option, then they can take help of the “universal” AirPlay option located in the “Control Center” window when listening to their product by using their favorite application. Follow the steps listed below to play the podcast without the AirPlay option:

•    Go to the “Control Center” located on the iOS device. In case you are iPhone X users, then go down from the upper right-hand side or in case you are iPhone 8 users, then you have to go up from the end of the display.

•    Click and long pressing on the “audio playback widget” option to enlarge the control center window.

•    Now, you have to press on the “AirPlay” option either you are using iPhone X or iPhone 8.

•    Click on the “Apple TV” button so that you can send your favorite podcast on Apple TV.

Steps for Getting Podcasts on the Apple TV Using Home Sharing

The users can get the podcasts on Apple TV by using iTunes. With the help of the Home Sharing, they can pair to the “iTunes on their Mac or Windows. Once the users are connected to the same internet network, they can do the streaming process of any podcasts from the iTunes library to their Apple TV.

In case they have not gone through the setting up process of Home Sharing, then they have to follow the steps for getting Podcasts on the Apple TV using Home sharing:

•    Go to the application of the system on the Apple TV.

•    Now, you need to type the “Apple ID” which is linked with the iPhone or iPad for permitting the Home Sharing.

•    Choose “Podcasts” by going to the upper pull-down menu.

•    Choose the “Podcast” whichever the users like to play.

•    Tap on the “episode” whichever the users wish to play.

David Maxwell is a Microsoft Office expert and has been working in the technical industry since 2002. As a technical expert, David has written technical blogs, manuals, white papers, and reviews for many websites such as office.com/setup.

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How to Setup Call Forwarding in iPhone XR

Call forwarding in one of the most significant features that allow users to forward incoming calls to any another number on the iPhone. It works great for both individuals and businesses, and easy to set up in your iPhone. Whenever you don’t feel like taking a call or don’t want to listen to the sound of incoming calls on your iPhone, you can use this outstanding feature. If you desire to use this feature on iPhone XR but don’t have any idea to activate the call forwarding process, this post will provide you step to step guide. Make the most out of your iPhone XR by enabling call forward feature.

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How to enable Call Forwarding on iPhone XR?

You need to activate this feature on your iPhone manually like various other features. Here’s the guide to do enable it:

1. Tap the Phone icon present on your Home Screen.

2.  Enter *72 in the blank section first where you usually enter numbers for dialing.

3. Then, add the phone number where you wish to divert your incoming calls along with the area code in the last.

4. Tap on the Call button after that, and wait until you get the confirmation.

5. You are destined to hear short beeps three times, and the call will terminate on its own.

6. The call forwarding feature now activates on your iPhone XR.

It is necessary to have a stable network connection and support from your carrier to activate call forwarding in your device.

The alternative to *72 on iPhone XR?

If the above-given activation process doesn’t work on your iOS device, it is best to consider this alternate method. Follow these instructions to activate call forwarding on your iPhone:

1. Find the Settings app on your iPhone XR.

2. Launch the app and scroll down, you will see the Phone section, tap on it.

3. Check the lists given below Phone, and choose Call Forwarding.

4. Swipe/toggle the Call Forwarding button to activate the call forwarding feature. Ensure that you are under the range of mobile network while setting up iPhone for forwarding calls.

5. If Call Forwarding is enabled, choose the Forward To option by tapping.

6. Enroll the number where you wish to forward your incoming calls.

7. If you see the icon of  Call Forwarding in control Center Status Bar, your Call Forwarding feature is activated.

8. Go Back to the Call Forwarding screen if the feature is already active.

As the Call Forwarding feature is initiated on your device, you will not be able to receive calls now. Though, you can give a call to others through your phone. You can turn off the call forwarding feature if you want to get calls on your phone again.

How to Turn Off Call Forwarding on iPhone XR?

 If you have changed your mind due to any reason and want to receive calls on your iPhone XR, you can turn off the Call Forwarding feature. Use the guide given below to disable the feature:

1. Again, tap the Phone icon available on the Home Screen.

2. Now, tap Call after entering *720.

3. Wait to listen to three beeps that ensure confirmation.

4. As usual, your call will automatically discontinue, and the feature will be deactivated.

 An alternate method to turn off Call Forwarding in iPhone XR:

You can try this alternative option if your *720 code is not working on your device. Follow these steps:

1. Find the Settings app on your Home Screen or inside the phone.

2. Swipe down to see the Phone option, tap on it when you find it.

3. Choose Call Forwarding option available below Phone.

4. To disable Call Forwarding, swipe the Call Forwarding button.

5. Return to the Call Forwarding screen by tapping Back, if the feature is deactivated. You have successfully deactivated  Call Forwarding feature on your iPhone XR!

Peter Rose is a self-professed security expert; he has been making the people aware of the security threats. His passion is to write about Cyber security, cryptography, malware, social engineering, internet and new media. He writes for Norton security products at norton.com/setup.

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