How to Keep Your Apple ID Secure and Protected

If you have ever lost your Apple ID, then you must know the horror of it. Even if you have never faced it yourself, experiencing so could prove to be lethal as your Apple ID is connected with everything. It can be something personal like Calendar, Mail, or Remainders, etc. or it may be a subscription for music or apps.

If someone with bad intentions gets hold of your Apple ID, then it could prove t be disastrous. Stealing and selling your data is a given, but it can result in even worse things. To avoid such adverse scenarios, you can follow the provided instructions and keep your Apple ID secure:

  • Switch On Two-Step Authentication

Two-Step authentication offers an extra layer of security to you as to when you attempt to log in to a new device; you have to enter a code received by a trusted Apple device. You can set it up quickly by:

  1. Open the Settings tab.
  2. Locate Password and Security.
  3. Press Turn on Two-Step Authentication.
  4. Press Continue.
  5. Provide a trusted mobile number and opt to get the code via text or phone call.
  6. Press Next.
  7. Provide the verification code received by the trusted mobile number.

You can add multiple numbers in case you cannot operate the primary one. However, you are suggested not to put anyone else’s number.

  • Add another Device in the List of Trusted Device

You can verify your identity by providing the verification code from Apple via a trusted device. It can be availed when you log in on another browser or device. Minimum requirements for it are: iPadOS 13, iOS 9, or OS X 10.11.

Set another device as trusted by:

  1. After turning on Two-Step verification, log in with the same ID on another device you wish to add.
  2. When prompted to provide six-digit authentication code, follow one of the given steps:
  3. Get the authentication code on the iPhone or trusted device that is connected to the web
  4. Find the notification on the mobile.
  5. Press Allow to see the code.
  6. Get the authentication code on a trusted mobile number
  7. If you cannot operate a trusted device, then press “Did not get a verification code?
  8. Select a phone number.
  9. Get the authentication code on an offline trusted device
  10. In case you own an iPad, iPhone or touch iPod
  11. Open the Settings tab.
  12. Locate Password and Security.
  13. Press Get Verification Code.
  14. In case you own a Mac with macOS Catalina:
  15. Select the Apple menu.
  16. Choose System Preferences.
  17. Press Apple ID.
  18. Select Password and Security.
  19. Tap Get Verification Code.
  20. In case you own a Mac with macOS 10.14 or earlier version
  21. Select the Apple menu.
  22. Choose System Preferences.
  23. Press iCloud.
  24. Select Security.
  25. Tap Get Verification Code.
  26. Provide the authentication code on a new device
  27. Add or Delete a Trusted Phone Number

You already know that you can add new numbers for completing the Two-Step Authentication process. To add or delete a mobile number from it, follow the given steps:

  1. Launch the Settings tab.
  2. Find Password and Security.
  3. Press Edit and follow with:
  4. Add Number- To add a trusted mobile number
  5. Remove Number- To remove a trusted mobile number
  6. Edit or Delete Trusted Devices

You can add or remove trusted devices to make your iPhone more secure. To do so:

  1. Visit the Settings tab.

(You will be able to see a list of the trusted device at the bottom of the screen)

  • To check whether the device is trusted or not, press it, and locate, “This device is trusted and can receive Apple ID verification codes.”
  • To delete a device, press it, and click Remove from Account.
  • Generate an App Password that logins to Apple ID

You can add a specific password in addition to the Two-Step authentication step. This would result in requiring the password to access your Apple ID when signing in on third-party apps. To do so, follow the presented instructions:

  1. Log in to the Apple ID account.
  2. Press Generate Password.
  3. Follow the mentioned steps.

Your Apple ID is now secure and protected from any threats or concerns.

Becky Losby is a self-professed security expert; he has been making the people aware of the security threats. His passion is to write about Cyber security, cryptography, malware, social engineering, internet and new media. He writes for Norton security products at norton.com/setup.

Source: Apple ID

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How to Keep Using Time Machine When the AirPort Time Capsule is Disconnected?

The AirPort routers by Apple brought a huge change in the world of backups. Time Machine allowed users to back up their data automatically. This allowed people who did not have much technical knowledge to take backups. However, Apple does not make Time Capsule anymore. If you still want to continue using Time Machine, then read on.

Discontinued But Supported:

Using an Attached Disk Drive

If you want to use an attached disk drive, then you need to follow the instructions given below.

  • First of all, you have to begin System Preferences on your device.
  • Then you should go to the Time Machine option.
  • You have to click on Select Backup Disk.
  • After that, choose the external Disk Device.
  • You should click on Use Disk.
  • Later, go to the Erase option to erase the drive.

Using Another MacBook:

Use a Remote MacBook

You can use a remote MacBook, follow the steps mentioned below.

  • Get started by going to the Finder on your device.
  • Then you should choose one of the hard drives & make a New Folder.
  • You have to change the name to Time Machine.
  • Thereafter go to the System Preferences.
  • Later, click on the Sharing.
  • Now, you have to turn on File Sharing.
  • After that, click on the +Add icon.
  • Then you should add the folder Time Machine which you have to create recently.
  • Go to the Time Machine & ctrl+click on it.
  • Choose Advanced Options.
  • Thereafter turn on the “Share as a Time Machine Backup destination” option.
  • You can use the most significant storage size.
  • Now, click on OK.

Using Local MacBook

If you want to use local MacBook, then you need to follow the instructions given below.

  • To get started, go to the System Preferences on your Mac.
  • Then you should choose Time Machine.
  • You have to click on Select Backup Disk.
  • Thereafter choose the Time Machine folder which we made on the remote machine.
  • Now, you should choose Use Disk.

Turn On Time Machine Backups on MacBook

You need to turn on Time Machine on MacBook, follow the steps mentioned below.

  • To begin with, go to the Apple menu & select System Preferences.
  • You should select the Time Machine icon.
  • Then click on the Select Backup Disk.
  • After that choose which disk you want to use as a Time Machine backup.
  • Now, tick the box of Back-Up Automatically in order to back up the MacBook to the selected disks automatically.

Restore Data from a Time Machine Backup

If you want to restore data from a Time Machine backup, then you need to follow the instructions given below.

  • First, you have to go to the Apple menu & select System Preferences.
  • Then you should select the Time Machine icon.
  • Tick the box of “Show Time Machine in the menu bar.”
  • Later, click on the Enter Time Machine once you have clicked on the Time Machine icon in the menu bar section.
  • Now, locate the file or folder in question & click on Restore.

Lucia Mandela is a self-professed security expert; she has been making the people aware of the security threats. Has passion is to write about Cyber security, cryptography, malware, social engineering, internet and new media. She writes for Norton security products at norton.com/setup.

Source: AirPort Time Capsule

Guide to Using Widgets on iPad in iPadOS 13

In iPadOS, the older Today View has undergone minor changes. It can now be accessed from the Home Screen. Users can pin their favorite widgets there. These widgets will appear on the left-hand corner of the iPad’s Home screen. If you are wondering how to use widgets on your iPad, then read on.

Adding Your Favorite Widgets

If you want to add your favorite widgets, then you need to follow the instructions given below.

  • First of all, go to the first page of the iPad & then swipe rightward.
  • You can also swipe down from the top of the display, then swipe rightward to view widgets.
  • Then you have to select the Edit tab.
  • Go to the widgets & select the green Add icon which you want to add your favorites Widgets.
  • Later, you have to select the red minus icon if you would like to remove the Widget from favorites.
  • Now, tap on Done to apply the changes.

Stay Widgets on the Home Screen

You need to stay widgets on the home screen, follow the steps mentioned below.

  • Get started by going to the first page of the iPad’s Home Screen.
  • Then you should swipe rightward to see the widgets.
  • You have to move down to the end of the widget list until you view the Edit option.
  • Thereafter you should go to the Edit tab.
  • You have to go to the “Keep on Home Screen,” & switch the toggle to the “On” position.
  • Now, tap on Done.

Pin Favorite Widgets on the Home Screen

If you want to pin favorite widget on the Home screen, then you need to follow the instructions given below.

  • To get started, navigate to the first page of the iPad’s Home screen.
  • You have to swipe upward to show the widgets.
  • Then you should move down until the Edit tab appears.
  • Navigate to the Edit tab.
  • Thereafter touch & move the handle on the widgets which you want to pin into the Pinned Favorites section.
  • Now, tap on Done.

Access All the Widgets from the iPad’s Home Screen

You need to access all the widgets from the iPad’s Home screen, follow the steps mentioned below.

  • First, you have to go to the first page of the Home screen.
  • You can also swipe down from the top to access the Notification Center.
  • Then you should swipe rightward to see the Today View.
  • Swipe upward to see the unused favorite widgets.
  • If you want to see widgets -go with the Notification Center instructions, you will see all active widgets without extra swipes.

Access the Widgets from the Lock Screen

If you want to access the widgets from the lock screen, then you need to follow the instructions given below.

  • First & foremost, go to the iPad & press the power key to wake up the screen.
  • Now, you should swipe rightward to see the favorite widgets.

Becky Losby is a self-professed security expert; he has been making the people aware of the security threats. His passion is to write about Cyber security, cryptography, malware, social engineering, internet and new media. He writes for Norton security products at norton.com/setup.

Source: iPadOS 13

How to Begin a Trainer Battle in Pokemon Go?

Pokémon GO now allows users to participate in Trainer Battles. This allows players to combat with teams assembled by them. In this blog, we will discuss the process to start a Trainer battle in the game. Users may battle against the Trainers who are in their vicinity. They can also battle with their friends.

To Begin a Trainer battle with Someone

If you want to begin a trainer battle with someone, then you need to follow the instructions given below.

  • First of all, go to the Nearby option on your device.’
  • Then you should select the Battle button, if you are not there already.
  • You have to hold the device out so the trainer you would like to battle can scan the QR code.
  • Now, select the League & Battle Team.

To Begin a Trainer Battle Locally with a Good or Great Friend

You need to begin a trainer battle locally with a good or great friend, follow the steps mentioned below.

  • Get started by going to the Nearby option on your device.
  • Then you should select the Battle button, if you are not there already.
  • You have to hold the device out so the trainer you would like to battle can scan the QR code.
  • Now, choose the League & Battle Team.

If you are already in your friend’s list

  • To begin with, move down to the “Ultra or Great Friend” you would like to challenge.
  • Then you should select the Battle button.
  • Later, hold the device out so the trainer you would like to battle can scan the QR code.
  • Now, choose the League & battle Team.

To Begin a Trainer battle Remotely

If you want to begin a trainer battle remotely, then you need to follow the instructions given below.

  • First, you have to go to the Trainer Profile picture.
  • Then you should above the Friend List.
  • You have to move down to the “Ultra or Great Friend” you would like to challenge.
  • Later, tap on the Battle option.
  • Now, choose the battle Team.

To Begin a Trainer Battle with Team Leaders

You may begin a trainer battle with team leaders, follow the steps mentioned below.

  • First & foremost, go to the Nearby option on your device.
  • Then you should select the battle option, if you are not there.
  • You have to select Blanche, Candela or Spark.
  • Now, select the League & Battle Team.

Quit a Trainer Battle

If you want to quit a trainer battle, then you need to follow the instructions given below.

  • First of all, you can quit at any time you would like to.
  • Then go to the Exit tab at the upper left hand side.
  • Now, tap on to confirm.

Lucia Mandela is a self-professed security expert; she has been making the people aware of the security threats. Has passion is to write about Cyber security, cryptography, malware, social engineering, internet and new media. She writes for Norton security products at norton.com/setup.

Source: Pokémon

How to Cancel an App Store or News+ Subscription?

Apple offers a number of subscriptions. For instance, it can be iTunes Match, Apple Music, or Apple News+. These subscriptions are paid, and you may want to stop them for some reason or the other. Here’s how you can cancel the subscriptions to News+ and App Store.

To cancel an App Store or News+ Subscription on iOS Device

If you want to cancel an App Store or News+ subscription on an iOS device, then you need to follow the instructions given below.

  • First of all, you have to open the Settings application on your iOS device.
  • After that, you should tap on the iTunes & App Store.
  • Then you should select the Apple ID.
  • When the prompt comes on your screen, tap on View Apple ID.
  • Thereafter, you have to input the Apple ID password or when the pop up comes touch fingerprint ID.
  • Later, Select Subscriptions.
  • If you would like to cancel the subscription, tap on the Subscription.
  • When the confirmation prompt comes asking if you would like to cancel the subscription, tap on Confirm.

Cancelling an App Store or News+ subscription on the MacBook

You can cancel an App Store or News+ subscription on MacBook. Here are the instructions given below.

  • Get started by launching iTunes on the Mac.
  • After that, you should navigate to the Store section of the Music library.
  • Then you have to go to the right column and select the Accounts option.
  • Thereafter, you can Log in if required.
  • Move down to the Settings header & click on Manage near to Subscriptions.
  • Later, you should locate the subscription you would like to cancel & select Edit.
  • Now, choose Cancel Subscription.

Cancelling an App Store or News+ subscription on Apple TV

If you want to cancel an App Store or News+ subscription on Apple TV, then you need to follow the instructions given below.

  • To get started, open the Settings application on the Apple TV.
  • After that, you should select Accounts.
  • Then you have to choose to manage Subscriptions.
  • Go to the question & select the subscription.
  • Later, you have to select Cancel Subscription.
  • Now, press Confirm.

To Subscribe again to a Service

You can subscribe again to a service you canceled. Here are the instructions given below.

  • To begin with, open the Settings application on your device.
  • After that, you should tap on the iTunes & App Store.
  • Then go to the Apple ID.
  • When the prompt comes, tap on View Apple ID.
  • When the pop up appears, input the Apple ID password or touch the fingerprint ID.
  • Thereafter tap on Subscriptions.
  • You should move down to Expired.
  • Select the subscription you would like to renew.
  • Choose the payment option for which you would like to subscribe again.
  • When the prompt comes, input the Apple ID password or touch the fingerprint ID.

Lucia Mandela is a Microsoft Office expert and has been working in the technical industry since 2002. As a technical expert, Lucia has written technical blogs, manuals, white papers, and reviews for many websites such as office.com/setup.

Source: App Store 

How to Create playlists in Apple’s Music App?

Apple Music is in trend nowadays, and it has billions of users around the world. Several iOS users often ask how they can add music in the Apple music app on their iPhone or iPad. Adding up music in Apple’s music app is as easy as it sounds. If you want to add up your favorite tracks and music in Apple’s music app, then go through the guidelines mentioned below.

To Accessing Playlists

If you want to access playlists on your Apple’s Music app, then you need to follow the instructions given below.

Using iPhone:

  • First of all, navigate to the My Music button at the lower right-hand side of the screen.
  • After that, you should tap on the Playlist button at the upper side.

Using the iPad:

  • You have to tap on the Playlist button at the bottom.

 Playing a Playlist

You can play a playlist on your Apple’s Music app. Here are the instructions given below.

  • To get started, select the name of the playlist to start playing it instantly.
  • After that, you should select the More tab & tap on “Play Next” to add to the starting of the Up Next queue.
  • Or, choose the More tab & tap on Add to Up Next to add it to the end of the Up Next queue.

Creating a New Playlist

If you want to create a new playlist on your Apple’s Music app, then you need to follow the instructions given below.

  • To begin with a tap on New.
  • After that, you should input the title.
  • Then you have to tap on the Camera icon to select a thumbnail.
  • Thereafter, you should type a Description.
  • Later, you have to tap on Add Songs to begin adding tracks.
  • Now, tap on Done.

Adding Tracks to a Playlist

You can add tracks to a playlist on your Apple’s Music app. Here are the instructions given below.

  • First & foremost, tap on Edit option.
  • After that, you should tap on Add Songs.
  • Then you can browse to the track you would like to add.
  • To add the track, tap on the +Add icon.
  • Now, tap on Done to finish.

Adding Tracks from Anywhere in the Music Application

  • Get started by going to the More tab.
  • After that, you should tap on Add to Playlist.
  • Then you have to tap on the playlist you would like to add it to.

Reordering Tracks on a Playlist

If you want to reorder tracks on a playlist on your Apple’s Music app, then you need to follow the instructions given below.

  • To get started, navigate to the playlist you would like to re-arrange.
  • After that, you should tap on Edit option.
  • Then long press on the grabber tab to the right-hand side of the track you would like to move.
  • Later, you should move the track to its new position, wherever you would like it.
  • Now, tap on Done to finish.

Delete Tracks from a Playlist

You can delete tracks from a playlist on your Apple’s Music app. Here are the instructions given below.

  • To begin with, navigate to the playlist, you would like to delete the track from.
  • After that, you should tap on Edit.
  • Then tap on the red button.
  • Now, tap on red Delete option.

Remove a Playlist

If you want to remove a playlist on your Apple’s Music app, then you need to follow the instructions given below.

  • First, you have to tap on the More tab.
  • After that, you should tap on Delete.
  • For confirmation, tap on Delete playlist.

To Remove a Playlist from the Particular Playlist Screen itself

  • First of all, select the More tab.
  • After that, tap on Delete.
  • Now, to confirm tap on Delete Playlist.

To Make a Genius Playlist

You can create a genius playlist on Apple’s Music app. Here are the instructions given below.

  • To get started, open the Settings application.
  • After that, you should select the Music.
  • Then you have to switch the toggle of Genius to the “On” position.
  • Now, to agree the terms & conditions tap on Accept.

After Creating a genius Playlist

  • To begin with, navigate to the More tab.
  • After that, select the Create Genius Playlist.

Lucia Mandela is a self-professed security expert; she has been making the people aware of the security threats. Has passion is to write about Cyber security, cryptography, malware, social engineering, internet and new media. She writes for Norton security products at norton.com/setup.

Source: Apple’s Music App

How to Enable the Play/Pause Button on Your Google Chrome?

It is quite irritating when you hear audio of an embedded video while surfing the internet. You may struggle to find the video that is playing in the background of your browser. But with the new Play/Pause button, it is pretty easy to stop a video that is playing in the background of your Chrome.

The button will appear under the toolbar of your Chrome browser once it is enabled. It is disabled by the default settings, so if you want to use this feature, then you must learn how to enable it. 

It is a hidden feature in Chrome and needs prior knowledge to activate it. Read this article thoroughly to understand how to enable it in your browser. Let’s get in. 

How to Set Up Google Chrome Play/Pause button?

To get to the Play/Pause button settings on your Chrome, follow the guidelines mentioned below:

  1. Enter the “Chrome://flags/” URL into your Chrome URL box located on the upper side of your screen. You can also copy/paste the URL from this step to get there instantly. 
  2. Now Hit the Enter key to open the URL. 
  3. There is a search bar on the top side of the browser. You have to type “Global Media” in that search box.
  4. Now you will see the Global Media Controls option on the top of the search result. You have to press the blue button located next to it to make it Enabled.    
  5. After that hit the “Relaunch Now” button to restart your Google Chrome browser. 

Once the browser gets restarted, The Play/Pause button will be there available for you whenever you play any media on your browsers such as YouTube videos, Spotify music, and more. You can find it on the top right corner of your browser where you generally find your Chrome extensions. 

Keep in mind that the Play/Pause button will only appear when a media is playing anywhere in the Chrome browser. 

You will also see Forward and Previous buttons along with the name of the media that is playing. 

If there is more than one tab playing media, then you can see the controls of each tab at once. 

How to Disable Play/Pause Button on Chrome?

  1. Enter “chrome://flags/” into the Chrome URL bar.
  2. Hit the Enter key on your keyboard to trigger flags settings.
  3. In the search box type “Global media” and then hit the blue colored button located next to the “Global Media Controls.” 
  4. Tap “Disable.”

Congrats the Play/Pause button has been disabled on your Chrome browser.

Becky Losby is a self-professed security expert; he has been making the people aware of the security threats. His passion is to write about Cyber security, cryptography, malware, social engineering, internet and new media. He writes for Norton security products at norton.com/setup.

Source: Google Chrome

How to Enable or Disable Apple Card Notifications?

Want to turn off Apple Card Notifications on your iPhone or iPad? If yes, then you have landed on the right place. In this article, you are going to learn how to disable the notifications of Apple Card. 

Notifications can be a lot helpful in keeping yourself up-to-date, but what if you are getting unwanted or irrelevant notifications in the middle of an important meeting? You may want to get rid of these notifications by turning them off for a certain period or maybe forever. It is a simple and straightforward process which only takes a few minutes. By tweaking some settings on your device, you will get rid of these annoying alerts. So what’s the wait? Let’s dive in. 

Managing The Notifications of Your Apple Card

To manage notifications of Apple card, follow the steps given below:

  1. Launch the Wallet application on your iOS device.
  2. Go to the Apple Card. 
  3. Hit the “three vertical dots” located on the upper-right corner of the app. 
  4. Scroll downwards and then, look for the “Allow Notifications” option.
  5. Now press the toggle button located next to the “Allow Notifications” option. 

That is how to turn off the Apple card notifications, and this will disable every single notification.

If you have changed your mind due to one reason or another, then you can turn on them by simply repeating the above procedure.

Once you have disabled the Apple card notifications using the above method, you will no longer receive notifications of payments and other things via the app. However, you will still receive the messages on your linked contact number. 

How to View Apple Card Weekly Summary?

Apple Card is the powerhouse of useful features. Viewing Weekly Summary of the Apple Card app is one of its best features. Even when you have turned off the notifications on your device, you can access this feature. Here’s how to do that:

  1. Launch the Wallet application on your device.  
  2. Go to Apple Card. 
  3. Head to the “weekly/monthly” activity. 
  4. Press the upper-right blue option to toggle between monthly activity and weekly activity. 

That way, you can quickly view your payment/ transaction activity without the hustle of app notifications. This option will always be available in the Wallet app so you can take a look at it anytime you want.

Managing Notifications of Wallet on Your iPhone

If you want to get rid of the notifications of Wallet app, then you can do that too. The following method will help you to turn off the notifications of the Wallet app on your smartphone:

  1. Go to the Settings on your iPhone or iPad. 
  2. Now navigate to the “Notifications” option. 
  3. Scroll downwards and look for the Wallet app. 
  4. Tap on the Wallet app. 
  5. Now tap the button located next to the “Allow Notifications” to turn it off.

Lucia Mandela is a self-professed security expert; she has been making the people aware of the security threats. Has passion is to write about Cyber security, cryptography, malware, social engineering, internet and new media. She writes for Norton security products at norton.com/setup.

Source: Enable or Disable Apple Card Notifications

How to Send an Email as an Attachment from Outlook App

If you want to forward an email complete as it is, send it as an attachment.Sending an email in this format will be useful in showing someone the exact message.  Anyone can send the email as attachments from the Outlook app of their device easily. Moreover, you can use any version of Outlook app to do so. In this blog we will be discussing the process of sending emails as attachments in Outlook.

How to use Microsoft Outlook 2010, 2013, 2016 and 2019 to send emails as an attachment

If you want to show someone that you haven’t edited anything in the received email, then you can send that email as an attachment. You can also use this feature to share your conversation. Here is how can you do so.

Note: The email message you send as an attachment may display differently in different email clients.

1.   Start your Outlook app on your computer.

2.   Go to your Outlook inbox and see the email you want to forward.

3.   Select the email to send.

4.   Then, click and open the ‘Home’ tab from the upper left side of the window.

5.   Now, find the Respond Group and look for More Respond Actions option into it.

6.   Click on ‘More Respond Actions’ option when you find it. If you’re using version 2010, then you have to click on ‘More.’

7.    Then, click on ‘Forward as Attachments.’ You can also use ‘Ctrl + Alt + F’ button to send an email as an attachment.

8.   Click on the ‘To’ field and input the email(s) of the receiver.

9.   You can also click and fill the CC field as a regular email message.

10.  Then click on the message typing box and type your message. You can tell that you’re sending someone’s email as an attachment, and also describe the reason for sending it.

11.  Once you finish typing your message, verify the details again.

12.  And click ‘Send.’

The email will be sent to the entered email address (es) with the copy of the original email you’ve attached as an attachment. You can send multiple emails at a time as an attachment. You just have to select all of them you want to forward from your Outlook inbox. To do so, press and hold the ‘Ctrl’ button and select the emails in ‘Step 3’.

Lucia Mandela is a Microsoft Office expert and has been working in the technical industry since 2002. As a technical expert, Lucia has written technical blogs, manuals, white papers, and reviews for many websites such as office.com/setup.

Source:Outlook App

How to Set Adobe Acrobat as Default PDF File Viewer on Your Computer

When you have one of the most well-known PDF creator and viewer app installed on your system, then why to use Microsoft Edge or another app to view PDF document. In the recent version of Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Edge browser is used as a default PDF viewer. If you’ve installed Adobe Acrobat on your PC or Mac, then possibly you’ll want to use it to open and view PDF documents directly. You have to choose Adobe Acrobat as the default PDF file viewer in your system. Here’s how to set Adobe Acrobat as the default PDF file viewer on your computer.

How to set Adobe Acrobat as the default PDF viewer program using Open With menu

You can change the default PDF file viewer in Windows from various locations. But, you may mostly remember this at the time of opening a document when the document fails to open or opens in Edge. No worries, set your default PDF viewer while opening a file from the Open With menu.

1.   Navigate to File Explorer window by pressing Windows + E button.

2.   Then locate the folder consists of PDF documents.

3.   View and right-click on the file you want to view in Adobe Acrobat. An option to open in Adobe Acrobat may appear in the menu, but don’t select it.

4.   Go to the ‘Open with’ option to expand it.

5.   Select ‘Choose another app’ (last option) in the sub-menu. This will open a menu with various options to open the document.

6.   Now, you’ll have to choose ‘Adobe Acrobat’ here.

7.   After that, click and check the box of ‘Always use this app to open PDF files’.

8.   Click ‘OK’ to open the file and save Adobe Acrobat as your default PDF viewer.

Now, every time when you double click a PDF file, it will open in Adobe Acrobat.

How to choose Adobe Acrobat as the default PDF viewer from Default App Settings

Alternatively, you can go directly to the Default app settings window and choose Adobe Acrobat for PDF file type. This process is even more straightforward. Here is how.

1.   Click on ‘Search’ (Magnifying Glass or Circle) icon on your desktop to activate the search bar.

2.   Now, enter ‘Default app’ into the field. The items match to your search will start appearing.

3.   Click on ‘Default app settings’ under the Best Match heading.

4.   Now in the window that opens, click on ‘Choose default apps by file type’ option. You may have to go down to view this option.

5.   Find the .pdf in the file type list. You’ll see the current default app for that file next to their name.

6.   Click on the current default app of the PDF file type.

7.   And select ‘Adobe Acrobat’.

Adobe Acrobat is now the default PDF file viewer on your computer.

How to choose Adobe Acrobat as the default PDF viewer in Mac

If your system is running on macOS and you want to use Adobe Acrobat to view PDF onto it, then you can set it as your default PDF viewer program. Here is how.

1.   Launch ‘Finder’.

2.   Then locate the folder consists of PDF documents.

3.   View and control-click on the file you want to view in Adobe Acrobat.

4.   Now, click on ‘File’.

5.   Go to ‘Get info’.

6.   Open the ‘Open With’ menu.

7.   And select ‘Adobe Acrobat’ from the options.

8.   Then click on the ‘Change all’ option.

9.   Select ‘Continue’ on the confirmation message.

You have successfully set Adobe Acrobat as default PDF file viewer on your Mac.

Lucia Mandela is a self-professed security expert; she has been making the people aware of the security threats. Has passion is to write about Cyber security, cryptography, malware, social engineering, internet and new media. She writes for Norton security products at norton.com/setup.

Source: PDF File Viewer on Your Computer

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