Apple warning some iCloud users that disabled services were reenabled by iOS 10.3

One of our longtime readers and supporters, Hal Sherman, let us know today that he had received an email from Apple regarding iCloud and the iOS 10.3 update. The email notes that a bug in 10.3 "impacted a small number of iCloud users. This may have inadvertently reenabled some iCloud services that you had previously disabled on your device."


The note, seen above, suggests opening iCloud settings (now found at the top of Settings > iCloud) and making sure that services that had previously been disabled are still set that way. If not, iCloud users can tap the green buttons to disable the services again (see image below).

AWT News Update: March 27, 2017

AWT News Update: March 27, 2017

Monday brought us a bumper crop of updates for operating systems and apps:

  • Remember to join us for AWT TV tonight at 6:30 PM PT/9:30 PM ET
  • iOS has been updated to version 10.3, changing all iOS devices to the new AFPS file system. Hear about the other OS changes for Mac, Apple Watch and Apple TV.
  • Apple developers have until Friday morning to sign up for the WWDC ticket lottery
  • Facebook Messenger for iOS adds a live location sharing feature
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iTunes 12.6 for iOS 10.3, tvOS 10.2 supports ‘rent once, watch anywhere’

iTunes 12.6 for iOS 10.3,  tvOS 10.2 supports ‘rent once, watch anywhere’

Apple has updated iTunes for iOS and tvOS to version 12.6, which lets you rent videos once and watch them on multiple screens. However, it requires iOS 10.3 and tvOS 10.2, both of which are in beta testing. I’d expect to see the finished versions arrive on Wednesday or Thursday.

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AWT News Update: March 13, 2017

AWT News Update: March 13, 2017

The week starts off with a bang in Apple news, with the sixth betas of iOS 10.3 and macOS 10.12.4 arriving and possibly pointing to...

  • A release of new iPad models that could happen as early as next week
  • Apple releases a playful new ad featuring iMessages stickers
  • As noted by Apple World Today on Saturday, Apple could be funding development of a Boeing internet satellite constellation
  • Apple updates its web page listing compatible HomeKit accessories
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