Tips, Troubleshooting and How-To Guides for Mac/OS X/iOS Users
About Thunderbolt, HDMI, USB 3.0, WiFi/Bluetooth, AirPrint, AirPlay, FaceTime, iCloud, OS X Troubleshooting, more.
Last Updated: July 14, 2017 (misc updates)
(Previous Updates: Tip for Can't boot from external drive in 10.12.2 or later
Apple TV topic added doc on Single sign-on, Thunderbolt, HomeKit, Wi-Fi topics updated
Updated Boot Camp, Apple Music, Photos App, Homekit, AppleCare, Apple Watch topics)
For new Mac owners, or anyone wanting to learn more about later macOS versions/features, here is a listing of Apple's Mac Basics How-To articles, Specs, FAQs and Tips for Mac and OS X Users. (iOS info also added.) Includes guides to troubleshooting problems, backups, restoring, reinstalling OS X, and installing macOS/OS X on an external drive.
This page also has links to Apple FAQs and Guides on HDMI, Audio, AirPlay, iTunes, Apple TV, CD/DVD sharing, USB, Apple Display Adapters, Mini DisplayPort, Thunderbolt, USB, Firewire, Tips for iOS/iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch users and a list of Airport Utility and Firmware Updates for Apple Base Stations and Time Capsules. (Also tips/guides on using Boot Camp to run Windows on a Mac.)
(Note: If you get a 'file not found' (404) on a link, try again later as article may be in process of being updated. It may also be removed. Apple's CDN network has been frustrating at times, including access denied errors. Some articles have been archived but may still be useful for users of previous OS X versions.)