1/2/2017 0 Comments
A client who visited iTandCoffee this week had been unable to access her iTunes account on her Apple TV since she upgraded her iPhone to iOS 10 and activated the security feature called 'two-factor-authentication' on her Apple account - something that Apple really pushed us all to do when updating our devices to iOS 10.
Her Apple TV kept giving her the error message that her iTunes password was not correct, even though she knew it was - and that password still worked fine everywhere else.
Each time she tried to sign in on the Apple TV, she got a message on her iPhone saying that there was an attempted sign in. Even if she chose 'Allow' and got the 6-digit code on the iPhone, the Apple TV did not give her an opportunity to enter that code.
The good news is that there is a solution to this, one that provides a way to sign in to an Apple iTunes or iCloud on a device that is not giving you an option to enter the 'two-factor-authentication' code
We have added a 'Handy Hint' for iTandCoffee Club members on how to fix this problem. It is now in the Handy Hint Library - select the link below to view this hint.
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17/1/2016 2 Comments
Are you totally confused about what is happening these days with your music on your iPhone, iPad or Apple TV?
I too found myself in this state during my summer break, when I went to play the Adele '25' album that I had purchased. At the time I was looking to play it, I had no internet service so needed to rely on my downloaded music.
I knew I had downloaded Adele's album, but could not find the Album on my iPhone - despite it showing in my iTunes Store app that it had been downloaded.
It was then that I discovered that all the music that I had previously sync'd to my iPhone from my computer had also disappeared, leaving me with nothing to listen to while 'offline'.
Then, in setting up my new Apple TV, I couldn't get any music to show up in Apple Music - other than Apple Radio.
I found that there are a couple of things to consider when sorting out issues with your Music under iOS 9, depending on whether you have turned on iCloud Music Library and whether you have an Apple Music subscription.
Most of us who have Apple TV's love these little black boxes and what they allow us to do (mirroring our iPad/iPhone displays to our TV screens, watching Netflix, buying/renting movies, viewing our photos and more).
But one thing that has always driven me crazy has been that little remote control and how frustrating it is to use - and the fact that it is CONSTANTLY getting lost.
The new Apple TV will come with a very different, much more sophisticated remote control that supports Siri - allowing you to ask your Apple TV to play certain programs for you!
It includes a trackpad that makes navigation easier and more intuitive. And, the new remote will be able to be used for playing a whole new range of games, also a new addition to Apple TV.
Pricing for Australia has not yet been announced, so it a wait and see on that. Rumours are that it will be somewhere between $180 and $250, perhaps depending on the strength of the Aussie dollar over the next few weeks before it is available.
The new Apple TV will hit the stores in October.
My family LOVES our Apple TV. In fact, we have two!
I use one when running my iTandCoffee classes, to project my iPad's screen up onto a big TV screen.
Just last night we rented the movie 'Guardians of the Galaxy' using our Apple TV, and watched that together on our family room TV.
But just before we did that, I showed my family a video that I had seen on Facebook, that shows how to really, really easily put a quilt cover onto your quilt.
From my iPhone, I 'airplayed' the Facebook video (via our Wi-Fi network) to the TV screen for us all to watch.
(Check out that amazing video here! I can't believe I had never seen this before!)
Are you wondering if the Apple TV has a place in your home? For me, the relatively low price tag of only $109 (sometimes less on sale) made that decision easy. Here are a couple of articles that might help you decide for yourself.
Then, one of the kids came up with a great and clever idea - why not continue the game at home, but make it even better by projecting the screen from the iPad onto the TV screen, using the Apple TV and Airplay Mirroring. That would mean that we would all see the drawing from the iPad as it was being drawn on the big LED TV!
Which is exactly what we did - and we had SUCH fun. We used the cards, dice and scoring from the Lego Creationary game - with modified rules - and just passed the iPad around to whoever was taking a turn. We would have used the Pictionary cards and timer, but this could not be found so we made do with what we had!
Of course, the Apple TV has lots of other uses as well. But this was one we hadn't thought of before and was really worth discovering! The video shown here is not very exciting, but hopefully gives you an idea!
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