manage my Apple ID
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How to manage your Apple ID on your iPhone

What is an Apple ID?

An Apple ID is the personal account you use to access Apple services like the App Store, iTunes Store, iCloud, iMessage, the Apple Online Store, FaceTime, and more. It includes the email address and password you use to sign in, as well as all the contact, payment, and security details that you’ll use across Apple services.

When do I use my Apple ID?

Any time you set up a new device, make a purchase, or use any Apple service, you will be asked to sign in with your Apple ID and password. Once signed in you’ll have access to the service and all the personal information in your account.

How many Apple IDs do I need?

Just one. Use the same Apple ID everywhere you sign in to ensure that all your Apple services and devices work together seamlessly and you can access your personal content from all your devices.

Can I share an Apple ID with someone else?

Your Apple ID should not be shared with anyone else. It provides access to personal information including contacts, photos, device backups, and more. Sharing your Apple ID with someone else means you are giving them access to all your personal content and may lead to confusion over who actually owns the account. To share iTunes & App Store purchases, photos, a calendar, and more with someone else, try Family Sharing, iCloud Photo Sharing, or other easy-to-use sharing features.

How can I keep my Apple ID secure?

Security and privacy are very important to Apple and we provide a number of ways to secure your Apple ID and protect your privacy including strong passwords, two-factor authentication, and more. Learn more about security and your Apple ID.

For more information or help, visit Apple Support.

iOS 11 wallpaper
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In the excitement leading unto the new iPhone, the 8th one, apparently to be called iPhone X, there has been a raft of internal leaks appertaining to the latest features including facial recognition and many other features. Read more here 9 to 5 Mac magazine and see the latest iOS 11 wallpapers.

But for the real truth and the real features wait until Apple unveil it on Tuesday – there is always a surprise or two and lots of things to make you go wow and want to buy one.

We wrote this article below quite a while ago in response to lots of calls we get each week about other repair shops work. Typically people ask us to go and have a look at a screen that is

  1. Not responding to touch or is doing its own thing ? (behaving like someone else is typing)
  2. Coming apart at the edges after a short period of time
  3. Has unresponsive areas

We understand technology and we understand that sometimes it goes wrong. We are the only repair shop in Yorkshire to give a 12 month warranty with all our repairs (excluding water damage) as we know things can go wrong. 

We only deal with UK suppliers who give us a 12 month warranty – so we pass this onto our customers. Which means if you aren’t happy and we think it’s the fault of the product we’ve fitted we’ll repair it again at our cost. Return the faulty item to the supplier and they can deal with it. We get a new one in replacement.

Sometimes also repairs aren’t straightforward, a little like a doctor, symptoms can be misleading or have more than one illness/fault. So we’ll always use our best educated guess to solve it, it maybe then that the fault re-occurs, it’s then we’ll help further to try and diagnose more specifically for you. In some rare cases chip faults at board level can masquerade as part issues, making you think its the battery or charging port that’s at fault when actually it’s the charging chip failing.

If you get a poor service from another repair shop, read the article below but always try and resolve it with them. Anyone should give a warranty, an undertaking to have done a good job and put it right if it fails. They have that legal responsibility. Don’t ket them tell you it’s something you must have done.

If you need help, advice or to book a repair, call us on 0330 999 2949

 

Faulty phone screen repair and the law – how do i complain

 

 

How to child-proof your iPhone and iPad

Here at Mend my iPhone York, we’re often getting phone calls from customers who have damaged iPhones. One common cause of the damage: Kids. iPhones and iPads are the perfect device for keeping kids amused, whether it’s while you’re waiting for your food in a restaurant or because you can’t stand another episode of Caillou on Netflix.
Apps for kids are a massive industry, from preschool games, through common sight word spelling games all the way to GCSE revision apps. Chances are at some point you will be handing over your phone or pad to your offspring – but if you do, you want to make sure it comes back in the same state you left it. Here’s how.

Protecting your account

So, you’ll probably have heard the stories where a kid used their parents iPhone and ran up thousands of pounds of debt on their iTunes account? That’s the sort of thing you need to prevent happening if you’re handing your phone over to your own (or someone else’s) offspring. You may also have apps with sensitive data, things you don’t want your child to accidentally get into. Here are a few options for controlling who gets to do what on your phone.

Guided Access

This setting was intended to help workers keep focused on their phones. It restricts access on your phone to a single app – and that’s perfect for letting your kid play Angry Birds while you’re in the doctor’s waiting room. You’ll find guided access under Settings – General – Accessibility – Guided Access. There you can turn it on or off, and change the settings. A really useful one is the timer, so if you want to limit screen time, that’s one way to do it (and your phone can give a verbal reminder to save you being yelled at).
A quick and easy way to set this up is to open the app that you want your kids to use, then triple click the home button to get into settings and turn on guided access.

Restrict in-app purchases

Restrictions will help you avoid accidental purchases, or your kids running up a bill buying extra turns on Candy Crush. Go to Settings – General – Restrictions and enable restrictions. You’ll be asked to set a passcode; choose a different one from your unlock code which, let’s face it, your toddler has probably already memorised.

Once you’ve done that, you have a few options. You can simply turn off in-app purchases completely (but then you can’t buy extra turns in Candy Crush); belt and braces is to turn off iTunes store, iBooks store, apps and in-app purchases. You can also change your settings to require a password for every download.
You might also have seen some apps offering passcode protection on a per-app basis. These aren’t Apple features, and some require your phone to be jail-broken in order to install. That’s a process where the restrictions Apple place on iOS are removed, allowing apps to do things to your phone they wouldn’t usually be able to do. Buyer, beware.

Protecting your child

You probably have a firewall with parental restrictions set up at home, but when you’re out and about using other people’s wifi or your mobile data allowance, it could be different. The good news is that there are settings on your iPhone that will help you mimic your firewall and protect your children from some of the less savoury content on the internet.

Restricting Access

Back into settings again, then general – restrictions. If you haven’t already enabled them, do that now. If you scroll down to ‘allowed content’ you can choose things like the ratings of any videos that play we well as the opening of apps like Facebook and Twitter. It won’t turn them off, you’ll just need to use your restrictions passcode to lift them.
There are also several parental control apps that manage restrictions to sites, and monitor screen time if you want to do that.

Protecting your phone

Kids drop things. Even things that they want to be very careful with. I’m sure your kids are perfect little angels, but my kids have even been known to throw things when they’re upset. Things like iPhones. Although the screens are surprisingly robust, they do break (don’t worry if they do, we can fix them) but it might be worth investing in some protection if your children use your phone or iPad a lot.

Screen Protection

Use something like Tech Armour’s Ballistic Screen Protector to give the phone a fighting chance.
Waterproofing
The submariner by Kona is waterproof up to 100 feet. It won’t just protect your phone if it accidentally falls in the bath, it will let you take your phone into the pool or underwater to take pictures.

Shockproof cases

The OtterBox defender comes in a whole range of colours and is reasonably priced, it comes with an in-built screen protector and a stand so you can use it for Facetime or watching videos.
There are many more different cases, it’s worth thinking about when and where you and your kids use your iPhone or iPad so you can make sure that you’ve got the right type of protection.
One last tip

Find my iPhone

I have a friend whose toddler tossed their phone out of the buggy on the way to the shops; the only way they were reunited was using that app.

That’s our brief guide to kid-proofing your iPhone or iPad. We hope it helps. If all else fails and your iPhone or iPad do take damage, give us a call on 0330 999 2949. Don’t worry, you won’t be the first.