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How to Turn Off and Enable 2 Factor Authentication for Apple ID

When you become an Apple fan you start liking all the products the company releases. For example, a lot of users who have the iPhone 7 or other model also own Apple Mac, iPad or ATV. Those people who prefer Mac to regular PC or laptop also prefer getting the iPhone among all the many smartphones available in the market. So if you are also enjoying ‘fruit’ devices you should think about making your Apple account more secure. With Apple ID two factor authentication you can achieve this goal. Let’s see how you can enable and disable this feature on-the-go.

It is as easy to turn off two step authentication as to turn it on [learn how you can enable wireless charging on your iPhone 7]. Since you might experience various Apple two step verification problems depending on your firmare version, software issues and common bugs you might need to enable and sometimes disable the popular option. This can be done really fast so you can deal with possible problems as quickly as possible.

How to Turn On / Off Two-Factor Authentication for Apple ID

Is Apple ID Authentication Required?

The Cupertino-based giant introduced its security update so that users get another option for how to verify their Apple ID account. There are so many hackers and bad people who perform various cyber crime that the extra protection is required by a lot of mobile device users.

You can protect both iCloud account and Apple ID using the Apple ID authentication [you can restore Apple ID in case it is lost]. When you enable it you’ll be able to log in to your accounts on the computers and handsets you trust. If anyone ever steals the password you are using he or she won’t be able to access your accounts. Does it sound reassuring enough to give it a try?

The feature provides you with a 6-digit verification code that is shown on the device you trust every time you access your accounts from a new gadget. For example, you sign into a new phone or computer. You’ll have to enter both your regular passcode and also provide the extra code displayed on one of your trusted gadgets.

Disable 2 Factor Authentication on iPhone or Mac

How to Turn Off Two Step Authentication from iPhone

It is pretty easy to disable or enable this feature. Follow our Apple ID two factor authentication turn off guide (below you’ll find the turn on instruction) and you’ll disable this option.

Step 1. Go to Settings on your iPhone 7 and choose Settings where all the changes are applied.

iPhone Settings - iCloud menu

Step 2. Click on iCloud [learn how to bypass iCloud activation bug] and select Apple ID – Password & Security.

iPhone Settings - Password & Security

Step 3. Now you should click on Turn Off Two Factor Authentication on iPhone.

Step 4. That’s it.

Setting up 2 Factor Authentication on iPhone or Mac for Apple ID / iCloud

2 Factor Authentication Set Up Guide for iDevices and Mac

In case you haven’t set up the extra protection, you need to do so because you can turn on Apple ID two factor authentication from your phone, tablet device or Mac.

Step 1. Make sure your iPhone or iPad (the one you are using for setting up your 2-factor authentication) is running iOS 9 or iOS 10. Earlier firmware versions are not supporting this feature.

Step 2. Select Settings.

Step 3. Choose iCloud section.

Step 4. Click on Apple ID and choose Password & Security option.

Step 5. You’ll see the option called Turn On Two-Factor Authentication. Click on it.

How to Set Up 2-Factor Authentication for Apple ID

Step 6. Now press on Continue and you’ll get on-screen guide on how to set up this feature.

Enable Two-factor Authentication

Here is how to turn on 2 factory authentication from your Mac:

Step 1. You need to make sure your Mac is running OS X El Capitan platform or newer system.

Step 2. Press on your Apple menu on your computer.

Step 3. Select System Preferences to proceed.

Step 4. Choose iCloud section.

Step 5. Select Account Details.

Step 6. Press on Security section.

Step 7. Enable the option Turn on Two-factor Authentication.

Step 8. You now need to choose Set Up option.

Step 9. You’ll get security questions to answer. There will be on-screen walkthrough.

Step 10. Provide your smartphone phone number. Choose to Continue.

Step 11. Press on Done since you have successfully set up and enabled the extra protection for your Apple ID from your computer.

Do not mistake that 2-factor authentication with two-step verification option as these are two different features.


How to Enable Wireless Charging on iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus

Does iPhone 7 have wireless charging support? You probably know that there are many Android smartphones with this option and thus ‘fruit’ users also wonder how Apple is planning to use the new feature with its gadgets. Right now physical iPhone hardware doesn’t have the built-in wireless charging technology and still you can turn on wireless charger for your iPhone 7 or 7 Plus.

Why does the well-known smartphone maker ignore the aircharge iPhone 7 feature? When will the real update bring this amazing option to millions of iDevice owners from all over the world? Some experts believe that the next iPhone 8 that should be released in the fall 2017 could really arrive with wireless charging option. For now you can only look at the possibility of using iPhone wireless charging case with your handset and you can also turn on the safe search for your Twitter account.

Maybe the ‘fruit’ giant will follow the trend used in various Android smartphones and also introduces the air charging later in 2017 or 2018. We know that iPhone should be upgraded eventually and the changes might arrive sooner than we expect.

Wireless charging on iPhone 7 or 7 Plus

iPhone 7 Wireless Charging Pad

Don’t think that once you get a wireless charger for your iPhone it will let you charge the phone distantly. Unfortunately this is currently impossible. All the cases you’ll find in the market are using inductive charging technology and this means that you’ll have to leave the phone on a base that transmits power wirelessly to the smartphone you own.

The accessories that can let you use wireless charging on iPhone 7 Plus or 7 model will not require any cords but still it’s better to understand the whole process to avoid being disappointed.

Turn on wireless charging using iPhone case or pad

How to Enable Wireless Charging on iPhone 7

There are several companies that are using the method describe above in their products. You can find air cases and wireless charging pads and choose the one you like the most. With their help you can easily enjoy the charge force option as alternative to real wireless charge.

Let’s see how to turn on your wireless charging feature on any modern iPhone (7 or 7 Plus for which you can delete multiple contacts at the same time). Firstly, you should find a charging station, case or pad that will hold your handset and feed your battery some power.

Some cases are pricey. For example, the one called Mophie can cost up to $100 for the iPhone 7 or 7 Plus version. You can choose from different colors and select a gold, red, rose gold, blue or black one or select a different accessory.

The lower prices are also available. Thus the interesting Antye case that has similar options and are even Qi-compatible costs around $20. This is still not too cheap but you can charge your phone without a cable. Both models are supported so you can select the case for either iPhone 7 or 7 Plus or even both.

Wireless iPhone 7 charging options

There is even a different solution to your problem. When you cannot find the iPhone 7 wireless charging case that you fall in love with you can look at different charging receivers along with a charging pad. Use the lightning cable to connect to the receiver to your iOS 10 phone and hide the cord inside your smartphone case. This way it will not annoy your eyes.

Now place your iPhone with the receiver already attached to it onto your new charging pad. The battery will charge and you might save some money.

Are you waiting for the real wireless charging technology built-in the next iPhone 8 or do you like the phone as it is and looking for no more changes? By the way, we know why your iPhone is charging too slow.


How to Activate Safe Search on iPhone for Twitter App: iOS 10 Tips

Sometimes you don’t even know that sensitive content is present in your search results while this really happens. To stop anything like this you should simply enable safe search mode for Twitter if you are using this network. You can follow the iOS 10 security recommendation and activate the awesome mode right on your iPhone 7.

There are a lot of bad accounts on all social networks. People are using them to spread abusive texts, fear, hate and disgust. Luckily you can enable Twitter Safe Search and all the aggressive results will not be shown up for you. If all iPhone users take this easy step the bad guys will have no one to ‘talk to’ via the search.

How to secure Twitter search results

Safe Search on iOS 10

It is nice that big companies are taking steps to protect their users from hatred. For example, Twitter decided to help users mute all the rude phrases in the search results. The company simply stops showing such tweets once you learn how to use safe search on your smartphone or computer since this option is available for both devices. You can also download videos from Twitter to your phone.

You’ll also love how lovely it is to see only what you are looking for in your search. No sensitive content, nothing abusive or aggressive. Would you like to block and mute bad accounts from your searches? Follow the instruction below and you’ll explore all the possibilities of great security feature.

Twitter Safe Search Mode iOS 10 iPhone

How to Enable Safe Search on iPhone 7

Step 1. Take your iPhone (by the way, these iOS 10 tips are perfect for different models and not only iPhone 7 or iPhone 7 Plus).

Step 2. Open your favorite browser. You can use Chrome, Safari or other web browser of your choice. It truly doesn’t matter much for turning on your Twitter Safe Search.

Step 3. Visit website from your handset.

Step 4. You need to use your own account in order to activate safe search on iPhone so sign into your Twitter account.

Step 5. Do you see the search button? Click on it.

Search Twitter Safely

Step 6. Now type what you wish to find. Use the query name. As for example, culture or politics or anything else you are interested in.

Step 7. Press on the gear icon to access iOS 10 settings for Twitter search.

Activate twitter safe search mode on iPhone

Step 8. There should be two boxes. One is called Hide sensitive content. The other one is titled Remove blocked and muted accounts. You need to check both of them.

Step 9. Now you can browse for your likes. You’ll be safe and see only safe results on your iOS gadget.

How to Activate Twitter Safe Search on Mac or PC

Step 1. On your computer, open your beloved browser.

Step 2. Visit the site

Step 3. Type your query. Click enter to continue.

Enable Safe Mode for Twitter search on computer

Step 4. Look up the top part of the screen. There will be 3 dots there. Press on them.

Step 5. Choose search settings option.

Step 6. Perform the same action you did on your iPhone 7. You should check the two boxes next to Hide sensitive content and Remove blocked and muted accounts.

Turn On Safe Mode via Twitter Settings on computer

Step 7. Now you can search using the cool safe mode offered directly by Twitter developers.

By the way, if you don’t follow the guides above and don’t check the two boxes your search results will contain all possible accounts. Twitter doesn’t block them by default although each new update fixes Twitter problems.

What exactly happens when you turn on the new modes? The option Hide sensitive content stops showing sensitive content in Twitter search results. The option Remove blocked and muted accounts eliminates all the bad Twitter accounts from being displayed in your search results.

Do you like the user friendly option? Isn’t it a perfect solution when you are looking for well-ordered and kind contents only?


How to Get iOS 10 iPhone 7 Plus Blur Background Effect on iPhone 7, 6s, 6

You don’t have to own iPhone 7 Plus model to enjoy the awesome portrait mode that adds blur background effect to your older phone version. Users with iPhone 7, iPhone 6s, 6 can also enjoy the iPhone 7 Plus portrait mode on their gadgets. How is it possible? What should you do to get this option and use it on a previous gen device?

There are simple iPhone 7 tips and tricks you can use. All you have to do is update to newer firmware and get the particular application or a similar tool that will make everything real. So what exactly do you need?

iOS 10.1 Blur Effects iPhone 7 Plus photo

iPhone 7 Tips for Using Portrait Mode with Blur Effect

Even if you have one of the latest ‘fruit’ iDevices, iPhone 7, you will still need to explore new iOS 10.1 features and download one application. Users with older gadgets should do the same thing.

The iOS 10 blur background effect is possible with FabFocus camera program. This app brings an amazing DSLR-like blur effect to your photographs making images pretty and modern even on the iPhone 5s [learn how to share your iPhone photos on Instagram].

You know that the iPhone 7 Plus is popular among users because of its unique features. The dual-camera system is one of the reasons why a lot of users are getting this device. Since you can’t install dual-camera on your iPhone 6s, 6s Plus, 6, 5s and even 7 you should search for secrets and tips how to get similar photo effects without it.

While the ‘7 Plus’ version users Portraid Mode to add DSLR-like depth and blur effect to captured images you can add similar effects to your photos on other handset models. It is easy to install a similar iPhone 7 portrait mode by updating to iOS 10.1.

Add Blur Effects to iPhone 7 Photos How to Guide

How to Use Portrait Mode on iPhone 6s / 7 / 6

The app you can get from your App Store at $1.99 can add iPhone 7 Plus portrait mode like effect to your pictures. It also allows using your portrait mode on previous phones and enjoy other improvements.

Here is how you can install and use this program:

Step 1. Download the iPhone blur background effect app called FabFocus.

Step 2. Install the application on your iOS 10.1 device (make sure you update your firmware version in case you are using older platform ipsw).

Step 3. Launch the new app.

FabFocus App Features iPhone

Step 4. The program will ask your permission to access Photos and Camera on the iPhone you own. Allow this.

Step 5. Now you can take a photograph with your mobile device. Just click on your shutter button as you normally do.

Start button FabFocus App iPhone 7 iOS 10.1

Step 6. To add the blur effect to your photo background you should click on the Start button that is present at the bottom center part of the screen. In case the app cannot find any face on your image it will let you add the effects manually.

Step 7. Once the shot is taken you should click on Edit menu.

Edit button on FabFocus app iOS 10.1 iPhone 7

Step 8. Use the brush or paint tool to choose areas on your photo to highlight. If you wish to erase that part you should click on eraser option – tick mark. All features and buttons are located at the bottom of the screen.

Step 9. What else can you do? The app makes it easy to adjust the size of the brush and get more editing by clicking on the up-arrow at the lower left part of display. Get back to normal editing window by clicking on the down-arrow.

Step 10. Remember to press the tick mark when you like what you get. This way you’ll apply the new effects to your photo.

Here is how you can add blur effects to your iOS 10.1 photos manually:

Step 1. Open the FabFocus tool.

Step 2. Choose albums and photos you wish to get the blur effects.

Step 3. Manually add the effect by selecting the area of your images.

Step 4. Save the changes by ticking the mark.

That’s it. It’s a simple way to enjoy some awesome features on olders iPhones.


Tips for Using Multilingual Typing Option on iOS 10 iPhone

Have you noticed that your multilingual keyboard is not working on iOS 10 iPhone 7 or iPad? You might have forgotten to set it up. Let’s figure out how you can use your multilingual typing on Apple gadgets and share the instruction on how you can adjust its settings.

Sometimes using only one language is simply not enough. You can absolutely spend time and switch the language each time you wish to express yourself in a new way but this is not the easiest method to follow. It is quicker to set up your predictive QuickType iOS keyboard and use multiple languages without additional steps.

How many languages does iPhone multilingual typing support? Is this the exclusive option for iOS 10 firmware or would it also work on previous iOS 9 (in case you still haven’t had time to install newer release)? What are main tips for working with your QuickType keyboard? Why is iOS 10 multilingual keyboard not working?

Multilingual Typing iOS 10 iPhone

Multilingual Typing iOS 10

Here are some details about the cool option. It is really unique for iOS 10 users only. If you are still running iOS 9 platform you’ll have to upgrade in order to enjoy the feature. Those of you who know several languages and wish to use all or some of them in your messages can simplify this task with the help of QuickType option.

This keyboard is updated and improved. It allows you working with multiple languages at the same time and you won’t even need to switch your keyboard. How cool does it sound? You just need to change the settings and get some files. Remember that the feature won’t work unless you set it up.

How to set up multilingual keyboard on iOS 10 iPhone 7

How to Set Up Multilingual Typing in iOS 10

Step 1. Open Settings program on your iPhone or iPad.

Step 2. Select General section.

How to Download Dictionary on iOS 10

Step 3. You should scroll down a little bit. Once you see Dictionary click on it.

Step 4. Choose the languages you need to add to your QuickType keyboard. Download the dictionary files for all the selected languages.

Step 5. Return to your Settings.

Step 6. Get back to General option and choose Keyboard menu.

Add New Keyboard on iOS 10 iPhone

Step 7. Select Keyboards and Add New Keyboard for each language downloaded by you. Just choose the ones you are interested in from Other iPhone Keyboards section.

Step 8. Use your multilingual keyboard on iOS 10.

The number of supported languages is not too high. Only 7 languages can be used right now including various versions of English, French, Portuguese, Gemran, Spanish, Chinese and Italian.

It’s up to you how your keyboards look like in the popup window. You can easily rearrange them by clicking the Edit feature and clicking-holding the rearrange key and dragging the keyboard to the correct location. Once you like what you see remember to hit the Done option.

If your languages are supported you can set up the multilingual keyboard on different iOS 10 gadgets, including iPhone, iPod touch and iPad. You can type using QuickType option as soon as you set up the feature.

You’ll see word suggestions once you type for every language you have included. It’s great to get all the help on the go without switching between virtual keyboards. You’ll save much time if you are enjoying typing works in different languages. Just touch – hold the Globe option and you can choose the main language.

Set up Keyboard Language Order iPhone iOS 10

Here is how you can set up the order of word suggestions:

Step 1. On your iPhone or iPad, go to Settings.

Step 2. Select General section.

Step 3. Click on the option called Language & Region.

Step 4. Press ‘Edit’ at the upper right part of the screen.

Step 5. Click –hold the rearrange button and drag the main language to the top.

Step 6. Once you have finished your settings click on Done.

Step 7. Press on Continue and complete your message.


Third Party iOS 10 Apps Can Work with Siri on iPhone 7: Enable Them

You probably know how to use Siri to complete your everyday tasks on your iPhone or iPad. Are you familiar with the apps that work with Siri? Does this assistant work with third party apps? How can you enable Siri on iPhone?

There are several third party programs that support this helping voice and we’ll explain how to turn on your assistant for 3rd party apps. Before we proceed with our ‘how to use Siri’ guide for various applications that are not offered directly by Apple we want to remind you who stands behind the popular mobile voice.

Who voiced Siri in the USA: Susan Bennett artist

Who Is Siri Person?

Just in case you don’t know this fact yet, the voice behind American female Siri belongs to a well-knkown voice-over artist Susan Bennett. She has been voicing this personal assistant in the U.S. since the option was released back in 2011. Apple introduced Siri along with its iPhone 4s launch.

Turn On Siri for iOS 10 3rd party apps on iPhone 7: how to guide

How to Enable Siri on iPhone 3rd Party Apps

It’s pretty easy to enable this service. Follow the guide below on how to turn on Siri for third party apps and your iOS 10 smartphone will offer you even more great features:

Step 1. You need to take your handset and open Settings program. This is where most changes are applied.

Step 2. Make sure your are running iOS 10 firmware version. If you are still using previous iOS 9 you might want to install iOS 10 ipsw (iOS 10.2 or iOS 10.3).

Step 3. Now, once you have updated your mobile device, you should click on Settings – Next.

Step 4. It is time to scroll down a bit. We are looking for Siri option. Once you find it you should click on it.

Step 5. Click on App Support feature. You’ll see it at the lower part of the screen.

Step 6. Now you’ll see a list of your programs that work with Siri. You need to turn on the option by toggling the switch next to each application you can interested in.

Step 7. Now you can use the apps with virtual assistant.

Apps that work with Siri: iOS 10 list

Short List of Some Siri Compatible Apps

Since more and more developers update their apps with Siri integration, the list keeps growing and getting more titles.
Users who like to exchange text messages can use WhatsApp Messenger, if you need a ride home you can download Lyft, fitness fans should look at Zova. The are also such Siri apps for iOS 10 as Seven, Vogue Runway, Cisco Spark, The Roll (for iPhone camera roll), Notebook for taking Notes without issues, Numflix (to get a free number for your calls), Convo, Map My Run, Homesnap and others.

You might like to get LinkedIn tool, Essentials MobileConnect, Discover Mobile, Confide and other applications. Remember that these are not all the apps that work with Siri. You can find many more and you might like to double check with the programs you use everyday whether they are also compatible with iOS 10 personal assistant or not.

How to turn on siri for third party apps

How to Use Apps with Siri Integration

It is easy to use Siri on third party apps for which you have enabled this option. For example, if you have installed WhatsApp you can now send text messages with Siri’s help. Once you turn on the assistant you can bring the phone closer to your face and pronounce ‘Hey Siri’ and once it is awoken you can ask the program to send SMS to your family or other contact. Here are some popular Siri commands for sending email messages.

This is a fun option that improves iPhone functionality and enhances your iOS 10 experience. Siri is easy to use and this tool can save your time and clicks.