Mary’s X Files, August 2017

How to Reset your Apple ID Password by Email
~MacLife
1. Apple maintains a dedicated website, iforgot.apple.com, to help with forgotten Apple ID Passwords. Go there in your web browser, enter the email address linked to your Apple ID and then click “Continue”.

2. Choose to reset it: choose “I need to reset my password” and click “Continue”. Next, you’ll be asked how you want to reset your password. If your Apple ID is linked to a working email address, choose “Get an Email”. Then, click “Continue”.

3. Pick a new password: in your inbox, find the email with the subject “How to reset your Apple ID password”. Click “Reset Now” in that email to go to the Apple ID website. Enter your new password twice in the corresponding fields. Then, click “Reset Password”.

iCloud Keychain
~MacLife
Once you’re singed in to iCloud in System Preferences on your Mac, you can set up iCloud Keychain. This stores an encrypted copy of website account details and bank cards that you enter in Safai to save you having to re-enter them.

If you don’t already use this feature and want to, follow the steps at bit.ly/ickeychain to set it up. During setup, you’ll be asked to create a six-digit security code, which you can enter on additional devices to grant them access to your keychain. (Note that with two-factor authentication enabled for your Apple ID, it takes the security code’s place in protecting your keychain.)

You’ll also be asked for a cell phone number to verify your identity by sending a verification code in a text message. To update your number or if you forget your code, click “Options” next to Keychain in iCloud’s prefs.

If you choose to reset the code, the keychain’s current contents are lost. to do so, chick “Keychain”. Then, click “Forgot Code”.

Quick Navigation: Jump to a Higher Folder on Mac
~MacLife
There are quick routes to get from the folder you’re viewing to higher levels of your Mac’s storage. Control-click a Finder window’s title to see a list of parent folders all the way up to the top of your Mac. Then, click one to jump to it.

Alternatively, choose “View>Show Path Bar”. This adds a bar across the bottom of Finder windows; double-click a folder to jump to it, or hold the Option key and double- click a folder to open it in a new tab. you can also drag items from the main view to a folder in the bar to move them.

How to view recently closed tabs in Safari on your iPhone or iPad
~iMore
Did you accidentally close a tab in Safari on your iPhone or iPad? Here’s how to get it back!

Whether you accidentally closed a tab you were viewing or are trying to remember something from an article you just read, you should know that getting back to a closed tab in Safari is pretty simple. With just a couple of taps, you can jump right back to where you were instead of having to dig through your history.

Here’s how!

How to view your recently closed tabs in Safari for iPhone
1. Launch Safari from your Home screen.
2. Tap the tab button (looks like two stacked squares).
3. Tap and hold on the new tab button (looks like a ‘+’).
4. Tap on one of your recently closed tabs if you want to open it again.

How to view your recently closed tabs in Safari for iPad
1. Open Safari on your Home screen.
2. Tap and hold on the new tab button (looks like a ‘+’).
3. Tap on one of your recently closed tabs if you want to open it again.