Tag Archive: Reset


How to Reset a macOS Sierra Password

Need to reset the password on macOS Sierra? Maybe you forgot your primary admin user account password or maybe you’re working on someone elses Mac and you need to gain access to it. We’ll show you the easiest way to reset the password on a macOS Sierra based computer. To be clear, this allows you … Read More

How to Reset Forgotten Restrictions Password on iPhone, iPad

Restrictions on iPhone or iPad prevent a user from making many changes to the devices settings and allow the disabling of various iOS features, including some apps, functionalities, to disallow certain content types, and the ability to prevent making in-app purchases or buying from the App Store. Restrictions are very commonly used by parents to … Read More

How to Reset Notes Password in iOS

Many users are password protecting Notes on iPhone and iPad, which offers a secondary security layer for especially personal or private data stored within the Notes app. Because the Notes app uses a different password from the general password used on the iOS Lock Screen, and different from the password used by an Apple ID … Read More

How to Reset the OS X Dock to Default Icon Set

The first time you login to a new user account, boot a fresh Mac, or a clean OS X install, you’ll be presented with a default Dock selection without any customizations, which includes a variety of apps depending on the Mac hardware and what software is installed. A common default OS X Dock icon set … Read More

How to Reset Launchpad Layout in OS X Yosemite

Launchpad serves as a quick way to open applications on the Mac from a familiar iOS-like icon grid interface. If you’ve customized the way these app icons and arranged in Launchpad, you may decide you’d like to start from scratch and reset their order to how things appear when you first get a Mac. This … Read More

How to Erase & Reset Android to Factory Settings

If you have an Android phone or tablet that is no longer in use and gathering dust, selling it or giving it to a new owner is often a good idea. Before you do that though, you’ll almost certainly want to erase all personal data on the phone by resetting the Android to the factory … Read More

How to Reset the Printing System in Mac OS X to Fix Annoying Printer Problems

Printer problems are notoriously frustrating for any computer user, and while Macs get off a bit easier than the alternatives out there, there can still be some pretty annoying issues that pop up with printing in OS X due to flakey third party printing support, bad software, or just a low-grade printer. Whether it’s a … Read More

How to Reset the Printing System in Mac OS X to Fix Annoying Printer Problems

Printer problems are notoriously frustrating for any computer user, and while Macs get off a bit easier than the alternatives out there, there can still be some pretty annoying issues that pop up with printing in OS X due to flakey third party printing support, bad software, or just a low-grade printer. Whether it’s a … Read More [Read More…]

Don’t ‘Reset All Settings’ in iOS 8 unless you want to lose your iCloud files

Here’s an important heads-up: If you keep documents in your iCloud Drive, don’t use iOS 8’s “Reset All Settings” option. It could delete files stored in the cloud. The bug was discovered by MacRumors, who found that selecting the “Reset… Read more ›

Fix an “Activation Error” After an iPhone Reset / Restore

If you’ve ever reset an iPhone to factory default settings or restored a device to set it up as new, you may have run into this “Activation Error” message when going to set up the iPhone again. The accompanying message is somewhat vague and not particularly helpful, saying “Activation request could not be completed. If … Read More