iCloud

iCloud Passwords Gains 2FA Code Generator on Windows PC

Those using Apple iCloud on Windows PC can begin to take advantage of a new level of security. The iCloud Keychain password manager is gaining 2FA code generator support. News of this was first spotted by 9to5Mac who discovered Reddit users discussing this heightened security feature. According to some, users have experienced Apple rolling out 2FA...

Apple ‘iCloud Documents and Data’ Syncing Service Has Officially Retired

After announcing last year that the iCloud Documents and Data service would be discontinued, Apple today updated a support document on migrating from iCloud Documents and Data to iCloud Drive, noting that the legacy sync service has officially been retired and replaced by the latter — reports MacRumors. Those who previously used iCloud Documents and...

You Can Hide iCloud Keychain Security Recommendations in iOS 15.4

As pointed out by MacRumors, Apple has added the ability to hide iCloud Keychain security recommendations in the latest beta of iOS 15.4. Previously, there was no way to hide security recommendations other than turning them off altogether. In iOS 15.4 beta, any security recommendation listed in the Passwords section of the Settings app can...

Apple Fixing iCloud Syncing Issues with Third-Party Apps

Apple has informed developers that a fix for the iCloud syncing and CloudKit issues that have been affecting third-party applications as of late is currently being rolled out — reports 9to5Mac. Earlier this week, an iCloud/CloudKit bug resulted in users of third-party applications that rely on cloud infrastructure for syncing and other tasks often seeing "Service...

Apple iCloud Outage Continues for Backup, Mail, Photos and More for Some Users

Various iCloud services suffered from outages on Tuesday afternoon, and the issues have persisted into Wednesday. Apple’s System Status page for its cloud services show there are ongoing issues with: Game Center iCloud Backup iCloud Mail iCloud Storage Upgrades iCloud Web Apps (iCloud.com) Photos Some customers may not be able to access or sign in...

Developers Voice Concerns Over iCloud Issue, Asks Apple for a Fix

Developers have begun voicing their frustrations regarding an iCloud bug. The issue has reached a boiling point as many are now asking for Apple to provide a solution to better help with stability. On Twitter, a developer of YarnBuddy and Scribblet Beck Hansmeyer created a thread outlining her experiences with iCloud and it not properly...

Apple Says No Carrier Partners Have Blocked iCloud Private Relay

Apple today released iOS 15.2.1 and with it, modified wording on its ‘Limit IP address Tracking’ toggle under Cellular settings, to specifically state its ability will affect iCloud Private Relay. Earlier this week, many wireless users in the United States, United Kingdom and European Union--and Canada--believed their carriers were blocking iCloud Private Relay, a feature...

Apple Explains How iCloud Private Relay Works in New Whitepaper

Apple, in a whitepaper published last month, explains what the company's new iCloud Private Relay feature is, how it works, and what its limitations are (via Daring Fireball). Moreover, the iCloud Private Relay for iCloud+ subscribers helps prevent websites and network providers from creating a detailed profile about you. When turned on, the traffic leaving your...

What is Apple’s iCloud Private Relay? [VIDEO]

What is Apple’s iCloud Private Relay? It’s a service that is included with iCloud+ to "better protect your privacy when you browse the internet using Safari." https://youtu.be/Ki8Srx4oAcs "When Private Relay is enabled, your requests are sent through two separate, secure internet relays. Your IP address is visible to your network provider and to the first...