"Helping each other with our Apple devices"
Are you interested in meeting with people who share similar interests and challenges with the new Apple devices? Do you want to share knowledge, tips, resources and troubleshoot together on ways to get better use from your iPhone, iPad, AppleWatch or AppleTV?
Our club is for new and experienced Apple device owners. Let’s learn together! The technology is changing daily. Let’s make it work for us!
Monthly Meetings (last Thursday of the month, unless preempted by holidays):
Next Monthly Meeting: April 27, 2023, 6:00 - 7:00PM, Event Center Register on MTL
Next ASK THE TECH Round Table Meeting: April 3, 1PM, Alice's Restaurant
Apr - 3 and 17
May - 1
June - 12
July - 10
Aug - 7
Sept - 11
Oct - 2
Nov - 6
Dec — no meetings
How to Protect Your iPhone Data From Thieves
You can’t always avoid device theft, but you can make it harder for thieves to get access to the data on your device.
Cover your screen in public. According to law-enforcement authorities, thieves devise clever ways to learn people’s passcodes, including filming them from afar.
When you’re out and about, rely on Face ID or Touch ID whenever possible to prevent passcode snooping.
In cases where you have to type it, treat your passcode like an ATM PIN. Don’t type the code in front of strangers.
Strengthen your passcode. Use at least six digits and make it complex. No more 1-2-3-4.
I changed over to alphanumeric passcodes: Go to Settings > Face ID & Passcode > Change Passcode. When selecting a new passcode, tap Passcode Options > Custom Alphanumeric Code.
In Display & Brightness settings, set your Auto-Lock to 30 seconds, the shortest possible time, so your phone is never left unlocked for too long.
Don't be a victim of Electronic Fraud!
Presentation from the Brentwood Police Department on Fraud in the Electronic World. Complete video can be seen here: https://youtu.be/BvEGV8zkH-s
Federal Trade Commission - Best place to get information on Scams, Fraud, etc. A place to report
Take Aways from the Presentation:
Websites to know and visit:
Apple System Software Upgades Available;
iOS16 for iPhone/iPad and Ventura, Mac OS 13 for Computers
iOS 16 Not supported on iPhone 7 or below, including old SEs
Also not supported on the following iPad models: iPad Mini (fifth generation or earlier) iPad (fifth generation or earlier)
How to upgrade? Navigate to Settings > General > Software Update. You might have to tap Upgrade to iOS 16 at the bottom of the screen and then Download and Install, or you'll be directed to Download and Install automatically. Either way, if your iPhone has a passcode, you'll be prompted to enter it. Agree to Apple's terms, and then wait. https://www.apple.com/newsroom/2022/09/ios-16-is-available-today/
OS 13, Ventura, available for Computers, laptops & MacMinis.
Did you get a new AppleWatch? Here's how to Pair it with your iPhone:
Set up your Apple Watch
Learn how to use your iPhone to set up your new AppleWatch
What is the Apple Wallet?
The Apple Wallet is an app on the iPhone and Apple Watch that securely and conveniently organizes your event tickets, boarding passes, vaccination card, credit and debit cards, transit passes, identity cards, hotel keys, reward cards, and more — all in one place. iOS16 will bring much more to Apple Wallet
UPDATE Vaccination Record to your Apple Wallet (Must have iOS 15 or above)
Go to: https://myvaccinerecord.cdph.ca.gov
Once at this site, fill out the form. Be sure to remember the 4 digit passcode your assign. You will need it later
- When you submit this, you will get a text or email to access your QR code.
- Open the link and you will have the option to put your card in your apple wallet.
Are you thinking about upgrading to a new iPhone, iPad, or AppleWatch?
Do you have any old Apple products just sitting forgotten somewhere? Please consider offering them to others who may have older devices and who do not want or need the brand new devices on sale now. We are also looking at donating old devices to those in the community less fortunate than us.The TAUG support techs will handle all the details - take your old equipment, completely erase all the data and info and pass them along to others who need them. Details coming soon.
Call Apple Support at 1-800-APLCARE
Apple Support Videos on YouTube
iMore - Information Site
MacMost - Information and Tutorials
Beware of Scams
Apple, Banks, Law Enforcement, the IRS, etc., will NEVER EMAIL OR CALL you and ask for money OR ask you to send Gift Cards. THESE ARE SCAMS. HANG UP/DON'T RESPOND TO AN EMAIL! Click Here for a list of current scams.