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How To Clean Up Your Mac Mini

Hello, everyone, and welcome to the class!David A. Cox here with PCClassesOnline . Today we’re talking about how to clean youriPhone and iPad. Now, this class was originally taught live yesterday, which was July 25thof 2015. Unfortunately, we had a little recording error that took place in the very beginningof the broadcast, so I decided to rerecord this during my own time later on offline.So, I really do appreciate it. You know, all of us work really hard to try to do a goodjob for all of you. If you are watching this on , please hit that little thumbsup“Likeâ€� button. Also, if you have not yet done so, please subscribe to our channel.It is free. It is the easiest way to be informed

whenever we come out with new content andas of August 1st, 2015, we are going to be teaching all of our live classes through .That’s right, you’ll be able to go to and watch a live class and participate.So let’s begin here. Now before I start giving you these tricks, what’s importantthat you should do is you should know how much space you get back from these tricks,because the proof, as they say, “is in the pudding,â€� or in this case the comments section.So if you indulge me for a moment, here’s what I would like you to do. Whatever deviceit is that you’re cleaning, today, I want you to go into Settings on that device, andfrom Settings—sorry—I want you to go into

General Settings. If you look here, it’sat the bottom of my phone. From here, go into Usage, and look at this right here. This numberis your available free space, and I want you to look at what it is now. When you’re doneapplying all these tips and tricks, I want you to look at what it is then, and let usknow in the comments section how much free space did you get back, did this tutorial helpyou? That really helps give us good feedback that, hopefully, we’re doing a good job.So let’s begin. Also, I want to mention real quickly, that if you want to skip aheadto any parts in this tutorial, I will put the various chapters with their respective timecodes in the Notes section of this tutorial.

Now, when I’m working privately with a client,if they’re at, kind of, critical storage point where they have just absolutely no spaceleft on their device and it’s just becoming very, very sluggish, the first places thatI go to clean are the places that most people never think to go. The things that peopledon’t realize take up significant amounts of space. Now, to show you the first one,I want you to think about something. When you get an email, what do you do? You readit, you reply, you delete. When you get in a voicemail, you listen, you reply, you delete.But messages, text messages, iMessages, those are totally different because most peoplereply, but they never actually delete it.

They just kind of leave the conversation andthe next time that that person contacts you, the old conversation comes back to life. Thosecan add up over time, especially if you’ve been using your phone or your iPad for yearsnow. So what I would encourage you to do is to go into Messages, hit the Edit button atthe very top left, tap on all of these various messages, and when you’re done, hit thelittle Delete button at the very bottom right corner. Unfortunately, there is no way todo select all. I wish there were. Maybe Tim Cook, can you build that into the next version?Please, please, please? And that’ sgoing to actually pop up again in a little bit.So clear out your iMessages. First trick.

Next trick is to help your phone actuallyrun a little bit more efficiently. Now this trick does not work as well now as it usedto because they’ve improved how it works, but if I go into an app—like let’s justsay I go into Twitter, okay? Then when I leave Twitter, Twitter’s still running in thebackground. Great, now whatever ad that is just got their airtime. So I leave Twitter.If I go back into Twitter, it’s just going to resume where I left off. So one of thetricks is to end it from running in multitasking. So, to do this, what you’re going to dois double click the Home button. That’s the button on the front of your device. Soone, two. It kind of pulls back here, and

Restore a Mac Hard Drive from a Time Machine Backup

Hey everybody, this is Jake with Geek Out Tech. Today, I’m going to show you how to fully restoreyour Mac from a Time Machine Backup. Most likely, if you’re needing to do this. you’ve had a hard drive failure or you’re upgrading your current hard drive. And if you’re upgrading to an SSD, then I’m jealous. One thing to note here this is only for restoring the computer that was

the source of the Time Machine Backup. If you’re transfering information fromone computer to a different computer then you’re going to need to use Migration Assistant. So here we go. You’ll need to have your Mac turned off. Then plug in your bootableMountain Lion USB drive And for directions on how to create a bootableMountain Lion USB drive click this annotation.

Hold down the option key and keep it held down. Then turn the Mac on. You should see your boot options come up and select the USB boot driveand click the arrow below it. First thing you want to do is eraseand partition your hard drive. To do this, clickDisk Utility and Continue. Highlight the appropriate hard drive and click partition

Set the partition layout to one partition. Select the format Mac OS X Extended Journaled. click Options and make sure the GUID Partition Table is selected. You don’t need to name the drive because it’s going to get renamed during the restore process back to what it was before. Apply and Partition. Alright, that’s done and it’s time to Restore now.

Go ahead and close out of Disk Utility. Now select Restore From Time Machine Backup and click Continue. Read this and make sure you’re doing the right thing. Continue. Now you can connect your Time Machine Backup Drive. and there’s mine. Select your backup drive and click Continue.

Here you can restore from different backups on your drive. I’m going to restore from my most recent backup. Select the appropriate backup and click Continue. Select the correct drive and click Restore. You get a warning here that it will erase everything one that drive. Continue. and away it goes!

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