250 – Protect Your iPhone With Alternate Backups – With Guest Brittany Smith, Jeff Gamet, and Ben Roethig

The latest In Touch With iOS with Dave he is joined by guest Brittany Smith, Jeff Gamet, and Ben Roethig. More press about iPhone thefts and Apple will not reset the locked out account. We talk about how to use alternate backup like iMazing, Dropbox, Google Drive, and OneDrive so you don’t lose your photos and files. Apple has released a new savings account option with Apple Card. tvOS 16.5 beta has multi view sports feature. We didn’t know Netflix was still sending DVDs that service ends in the fall after 25 years. Apple Trade in upgrade Plus more great topics.

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HomePod Can Now Alert You If Your Smoke Alarm Goes Off

watchOS 10 Described as Apple Watch’s Biggest Software Update Since 2015 – MacRumors

Kroger Begins Accepting Apple Pay After Years of Holding Out

Apple TV’s Multi-View Sports Feature Available Starting Tonight on tvOS 16.5 Beta Dave tried it out these were live MLS games. 

Netflix’s password sharing crackdown is finally hitting the United States

Netflix kills DVD-in-the-mail business, upgrades ad-supported plan from 720p – 9to5Mac

Netflix Increases Streaming Quality of ‘Basic With Ads’ Plan to 1080p

Apple launches all-new ‘Apple Trade In’ website in time for Earth Day Here is Apple new Trade-In site Apple Trade In


Beta this week.iOS 16.5 Beta 2 is still out after 1 week.

There has been more stories of stolen iPhones and losing access to your account as well as thieves stealing money from bank accounts. This simple tip provides added protection from changing passcodes by adding an additional one. Bar theft tactic sees iPhone owners permanently locked out of Apple accounts We discussed this and provide many ways you can protect yourself from hacks as well as the various ways of backup beyond just iCloud. 


Add another layer of security by Using Screen Time

In Settings, go to Screen Time and scroll down to set a passcode, if you haven’t already. Then go to Content & Privacy Restrictions, and toggle on Content & Privacy Restrictions. Scroll down to Allow Changes, then tap on Account Changes and select Don’t Allow.

You of course need to ensure your Screen Time passcode is different to your phone passcode. This means that a thief would still be unable to make any changes to your Apple ID settings, including enabling the Recovery Key option.

How to generate a recovery key – Apple Support

Add a Recovery Contact Set up an account recovery contact – Apple Support

Finally, you can add a Recovery Contact – a friend or family member whose devices are authorized to receive a recovery code for your devices. You can do this in Settings > Your name > Password & Security > Account Recovery > Add Recovery Contact.

Backup your photos and settings using other services and apps. 

iMazing will back up your devices completely. 

Using Finder (formerly iTunes) to backup your iPhone. If you are syncing your photos in iCloud Photos you cannot use this method without turning off sync.  

Backup with Dropbox

How to back up your iPhone on a Mac – Dropbox

You can backup Photos using OneDrive for iOS automatically

Automatically save photos and videos with OneDrive on iOS – Microsoft Support

Google One, Drive, Photos Backup

Back up your device – iPhone & iPad – Google One Help

Apple Savings Account debuted this week. You do need an Apple Card to open this account. 

Apple Card’s new high-yield Savings account is now available, offering a 4.15 percent APY

Apple Card Savings Account Available Starting Today With 4.15% Interest Rate – MacRumors

Apple Card Savings Account officially launches with an impressively high interest rate

Lets review the Apple Card. Is the Apple Card worth it? Here’s what you need to know

Luma Fusion released a huge update this week, 

LumaFusion launches new, pro-level, multicam editing feature for iPhone and iPad Jeff is an avid user and has thoughts on the updates and should use this as your primary video editing tool. 

Pixelmator Pro is now Photomator Pixelmator Blog and is released for iPhone and iPad Photomator – Photo Editor on the App Store . The Mac version is in beta and you can request Test Flight to try it out. We discuss the changes and is it a worthwhile investment vs Photoshop.

Macstock 7 is here! Tickets are now available and the speaker list is filling up as Dave again is speaking at the event with first time speaker Brittany Smith and returning speaker Jeff Gamet added to the speaker list. Please join in on all the fun July 22-23, 2023! Speakers Link. and Register | Macstock Conference & Expo

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Dave Ginsburg is an IT professional supporting Mac, iOS and Windows users and shares his wealth of knowledge of iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, Apple TV and related technologies. Visit the YouTube channel follow him on Mastadon @daveg65

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Our Regular Contributors

Jeff Gamet is a podcaster, technology blogger, artist, and author. Previously, he was The Mac Observer’s managing editor, and Smile’s TextExpander Evangelist. You can find him on Mastadon @jgamet as well as Twitter and Instagram as @jgamet  His YouTube channel

Ben Roethig Former Associate Editor of GeekBeat.TV and host of the Tech Hangout and Deconstruct with Patrice  Mac user since the mid 90s. Tech support specialist. Twitter @benroethig  Website:

About our Guest

Brittany Smith is a cognitive neuroscientist who provides a variety of consulting services through her business, Devise and Conquer that includes ADD/ADHD coaching, technology coaching, productivity consulting, and more. She is a self-designated “well-rounded geek”, and holds a M.S. degree in Cognitive Neuroscience. She can be found on Twitter as @addliberator. Find her on her YouTube channel of tech tips.

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