Fix Mac by Resetting NVRAM PRAM

Hi guys and welcome to 123myIT. In this video, we will show you how to fix your Mac by resetting NVRAM.

Before we get started, what is NVRAM? NVRAM is a small amount of memory that your Mac uses to store certain settings. Therefore, if you are having issues with Sound Volume, Display Resolution, Start-up disk selection, Time zone and Kernel Panic then resetting NVRAM might help. 

Ok to reset the NVRAM you need to hold down Option, Command, P and R buttons on your keyboard as your Mac restarts.

Resetting NVRAM
Hold down the ALT Command and P R keys will help you in resetting NVRAM.

Go up to the Apple menu and restart your Mac now and you see your Mac restarting. Quickly, hold down the Option, Command, P and R buttons. Because you will hear the first Apple chime continue to hold down the Buttons and you should hear a second Apple chime. Great job the NVRAM has been reset now let go of your buttons now.

You can log back into your Mac and hopefully your issues have been resolved! Other helpful reset videos are fix MacBook Air with T2 chip. The T2 chip is that funny looking power button on some of the Mac computers.

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How to join a Zoom Meeting PC & Mac

Hi guys and welcome to 123myIT. In this video, we will show you how to join a Zoom meeting.

If you have been asked to join an online Zoom meeting but have no idea how to do that, do not freak out. This video will show you how to do it.

Guys this video will show you how to Join a Zoom meeting, but I will also be doing a video after this one which shows you how to create a Zoom meeting. So please hit that subscribe button.

Setup Zoom on PC and a Mac

I will show you how to do it on Windows first then Mac later in the video. Ok Let’s get started. Open up a web browser and type in Zoom.US.

That will take you to the official zoom website and you should see the Join a meeting link on the top of the web page. If you click on that it will take you to a Join a Meeting page, where is asks you for a meeting ID. Below that you also have an option of joining a meeting from H.323/SIP room. Don’t worry if this doesn’t make much sense to you just pointing this out so you know where to go if you need to connect to this type of meeting.

Ok let us check the meeting invite details that were emailed to us. So if you have been invited to a meeting you will normally have some meeting details sent to you via email. Here I have a copy of that invite which says 123myit is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom Meeting. Topic My meeting and a link which you can use to join a meeting. Go ahead and copy that link and paste it in your browser.

Meeting ID details

Press Enter on your keyboard and the meeting will start. You can also copy and paste the meeting ID directly into the web page or if you have the Zoom app installed you can copy the meeting ID into the Zoom app. And below that you can change your display name. When using the Zoom app you might be prompted for a password copy and paste that to join the meeting.

You might be prompted to download the Zoom app or if you already have it installed you will be prompted to Open Zoom meetings.  You should then see a popup, which says Please wait for the host to start this meeting. As you can see the meeting starts at 12pm but the time now is 11:15am. So we are a bit early. While we are waiting click test Computer Audio. In here you can test to see if your speakers and microphone are working. If you have different speakers and microphones you can change which one you want to use in these settings. For example you might have desktop speaker or headphone.

Join a zoom meeting
Zoom settings important to setup before you start.

Video Settings

If you click on Video you can change you video settings around. So here my webcam is just pointing at my Samsung phone playing a video. If you want you can rotate your video. Under camera if you have more than one camera you can select a different one. Below that you can change the ratio from Widescreen to Original. Enable HD just allows you to up the resolution so that your camera looks less pixelated. Mirror my video flips the video around. This is important if you are reading a book or something and you want to turn the text around the right way for your views to see it. Touch up my appearance makes the video look better.

Virtual Background

Ok click on Virtual background. This allows you to virtually add a background behind you. So if I select the 123myIT logo I can add it behind me. If we untick mirror the logo faces the right way. Note that its not picking up the phone very well. We can fix this by using a green screen. I don’t have a green screen cloth but I can change the LEDs in the background to green. Watch this.

There you go you can see the phone now. Its not perfect but work pretty well on my hand!

Ok the meeting has started. Just select join with computer Audio. The first thing that I recommend doing is turning off your Audio and video in the bottom left until you are ready. Otherwise, you might interrupt the Host if he or she has started speaking. Next up select participants and chat in the bottom, this will allow you to see who is in the meeting and display the group chat if you have a question. 

Webcam

If your not camera shy you can show your video by pressing the Start video button in the bottom left hand corner along with the Unmute button to start speaking. If someone else is speaking its good practice to mute yourself until you want to talk again. Along the bottom you also have a thumbs up and clap reaction which displays on your video. You also have buttons to share your screen and record.

In the top you have gallery view and speaker view buttons. It just changes the view so you can see more participants if you need too.

If you want to make sure you leave a meeting, click the leave meeting button in the bottom right of the screen.

Join a Zoom Meeting on a Mac

Joining a meeting on the Mac is pretty much the same. Go to Zoom.us in the web browser. Click Join a meeting. Copy and paste your meeting id. If its your first time joining a meeting click download and run Zoom app. Press continue and enter your password to install. Paste your meeting ID and change your name if you want and click join. Copy and paste your password.

Congratulation you have joined a Zoom meeting. All the options will be the same as the first part of this video.

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Install Windows 10 on Mac 2020

Hi, Guys Welcome to 123myIT. In this video, we will show you how to install Windows 10 on a Mac in 2020.

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I get allot people asking me. Why would you want to install Windows 10 on a Mac? Moreover, my reply is always. You have nice Apple hardware; why not put the best OS software on that hardware? People, if you disagree leave a comment in the comments section below.

Get Windows 10 for FREE

Ok let us get started. You will need a Mac a USB stick and a copy of Windows 10. To get a FREE copy of Windows 10 you can get it from the 123myit.com website under downloads. However, you will need a Windows computer to download that copy onto your USB drive. In the Downloads section scroll down to where it says Windows 10 Media Creator tool and run that. Select create installation media for another Pc. For language, I select English US, Edition Windows 10 Pro and Architecture 64 bit.

Next we want to select ISO file. This is the Windows 10 file that we will copy to the USB and then from that USB we will copy it to your Macs Desktop.

SanDisk USB C and USB 3

Ok so I have already copied the Windows 10 ISO file to my Macs Desktop from the USB stick. The USB stick I am using is a SanDisk Dual drive USB. It has both USB C and the older USB 3 so I don’t get stuck when using USBs on my new MACs. They are helpful I will leave a link here. Once the Windows 10 ISO file is copied to your Macs desktop. Go ahead an open Boot Camp assistant. Just click on finder and search Boot Camp.

Ok if Boot camp does not select your Windows 10 ISO file Automatically go ahead and select it manually. Mine has detected so all is ok.

Windows 10 on Mac
Partition the Macintosh hard drive to keep both Mac and Windows.

Partition your Macintosh HD

The next step is to Partition your drive so that you can fit Windows 10 onto you Mac. If you are unsure about this just move your slider to halfway. Click install and then your Mac will download the Windows support software. This may take a while so let the Mac do its thing. Next, it will partition the disk and just follow the prompts it will restart.

If everything has gone ok you should see the Windows 10 setup screen. Just go ahead and select the options for Language and Click do not activate Windows now.

Ok select your country and follow the prompts to setup Windows 10.

So setup for personal use, click that and I always just use offline account. However, feel free to setup Windows whatever way you want. Click limited experience and then type in your user name. I just create 123myIT as a user. Add in a password and click next. I always click no and decline. Up to you, what you want to select for Privacy settings I just click no.

Installed Windows 10!

Awesome you have just installed Windows 10 on a Mac. The last step here is to make sure the Boot Camp drivers are installed. It is an important step so do not skip this. Otherwise, things like your sound buttons on your Mac will not work properly.

You should see a Boot Camp Window on your screen just click next and follow the prompts. If you didn’t get this screen go back into your Boot Camp folder on your hard disk and run the boot camp setup.exe file again. If you want to check your drivers are installing properly go into device manager and you should see all the devices install properly.

Sweet that is finished now check your devices and you can do a restart and test if your Sound and Volume buttons work ok.

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Step by step guild on Backing up your Samsung device.

In this video and article we will show you how to do a backup and restore of your Samsung device to PC.

Have you ever thought about what might happen to your pictures and videos on your Samsung device if you lose or break it? You don’t need to take the risk you can do a backup and restore with the following steps. Also if you are getting pop up ads on your device and want to clean it these steps will help. If you have a Mac You can also backup your Samsung device to a Mac.

Backup Samsung via Smart Switch app

To do the backup we are going to use an application called smart switch. You can find the direct link to the Smart Switch website here.
In the download section scroll down to where it says smart switch and click that link.
That will take you to the Samsung US website. And you can download Smart Switch for Mobile, Mac and Windows.

Backup Samsung
Plug your Samsung into your computer to start the Backup

Click the Windows link and download Smart Switch to your desktop.
Once its downloaded install the Smart Switch app. You will need to agree to the terms and conditions. Plug your Samsung USB into your computer. Tap Allow access on your Samsung Device.

Encrypt your data that you are Backing up

If you want to encrypt the data that you store on your Computer with a password go to more and preferences. Then select the checkbox Encrypt backup data. Next up just click on Backup and it will ask you for a password for your backup. You will need to enter the password on your Samsung device. So go a head and Enter a security code on your Samsung device and then confirm it.
Once its finished doing the back up it will give you a list of items that’s have been backed up successfully and a list of items that it didn’t backup.

Click ok and if you want to know what location your files have been backup in simply go back to More and Preferences. It will be under the Backup folder location.

Wiping the Samsung Device

In the video I am going to reset the Samsung device back to factory defaults. So it will wipe any data on the device and I will restore the data from the backup we just created.
I will do this under settings > General Management > Reset > Factory Reset data. However once the Samsung device has been wiped so just go ahead and set it up like a new phone again.

Plug your Samsung back into your computer with the USB and press restore. You will need to tap allow on you Samsung device again. Press Restore now.
And then you will need to enter the password you setup earlier when you created the backup.

Once your data has finished copying you can disconnect your USB cable. Go ahead and double check all our files have been restored and there they are.

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Clean Install MacOS Catalina on any Mac

The clean install process is easy.

In the video we will show you how to do a clean install of MacOS Catalina on any Mac.
In a previous video I showed you how to create a MacOS Catalina installer USB and I here is the link. Create MacOS Installer Drive.

Once you have followed that video and created your USB we can now show you how to do a clean install on any Mac.

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Step 1 – Clean Install MacOS

Go ahead and shutdown your Mac. Apple Menu > Shut Down and Select Shutdown again. Next plug in your MacOS Catalina USB. Press and hold your Alt Option Key on your Keyboard and press your power button to turn your Mac on.

You should then see the Boot menu with Install macOS Catalina, use the arrow keys and select Mac OS Catalina drive. Press return on your keyboard.

It will eventually boot you into the macOS Utilities menu. If you want to Upgrade or Install a new copy of macOS, select the install macOS option. I want to show you a clean install so I am going to wipe the hard drive first. Click Disk Utility.

Clean Install MacOS
Disk Utility a program to help you format your hard disk before installing MacOS Catalina.

Step 2 – Disk Utility

When you are in Disk Utility, select your Internal Hard drive in the top left hand corner and press partition. Press partition again. Give your partition an Name in this case I will call it Mac HD. Under format you can select APFS or if you have an older drive Mac OS Extended (Journaled).Click Apply and click Partition. When you have done that go back up to Disk Utility menu and Quit Disk Utility.

Alright you have wiped your hard drive and now you are about to do a clean install of macOS. Select install macOS. Click continue. Agree to the terms. Select Mac HD and then click install.

So by now you Mac would have rebooted and you should get the Welcome screen where you select the country you are from. You have now done a clean install of macOS Catalina and you can just go through all the mac setup prompts, similar to when you first purchased your mac.

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Create a MacOS Catalina USB installer drive

This video will show you how to create MacOS Catalina USB installer drive. This installer drive can be used to do a clean install of MacOS Catalina on any Mac.

Step 1 – Download MacOS Software

You will need to open up a Safari browser and navigate to beta.apple.com. Click on Sign in or join up if you haven’t already. Type in your Apple ID when prompted.

Next up you want to scroll down to where it says “Get Started” and Enroll your Mac. Then the next menu to look out for is the Download the MacOS Public Beta. You will be able to upgrade this version to full version when its released, some time in September 2019. Once downloaded open your beta file and run through the prompts.

Close the installer windows by going to the Apple menu and into the Install MacOS Beta and then quit Install MacOS.

Step 2 – Create MacOS Catalina drive

Go into your Finder menu, then click on Go. Then go down to Applications, find your Install MacOS Catalina app. Right click it and go to show package contents. Go into Contents and go into Resources folder. Then find the create install media file. Drag that Windows to the left side of the screen to give yourself some space.

Go into Finder and do a search for Terminal window. Move your Terminal window to the right so you can see both windows. In the Terminal window type sudo space. Then drag your create install media file into the Terminal window. It should look something like the picture below.

Create macOS Catalina USB
Using the Terminal to create the USB drive.

After that type in –Volume and then press space again. Next go back up to the Go menu then down to Go to folder. In the text box type /Volumes and click on Go.

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Step 3 – Create MacOS USB

Go back into your Volumes folder and you should see your SanDisk USB or whatever USB you are using should appear. Click and drag it into your Terminal window. press Return and the next step will wipe and data on the USB. Type Y and press Return again on your Keyboard. Double click on your USB drive and you should see the installer file. Your drive has been created and you are ready to do a clean install of MacOS Catalina.

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Share files iPhone to Mac with AirDrop

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Step1 – Turn Bluetooth and Wi-Fi on. – Share files iPhone to Mac


On your iPhone swipe up from the bottom to open Control Center. If you are using an iPhone 10, swipe down from the upper right hand corner of your screen and 3D tap in the middle of the network settings box.

Make sure your Wi-Fi and Bluetooth are turned on and if your AirDrop is off, turn it on. When you turn the AirDrop on you will have three options, so you should see Receiving off, Contacts only and Everyone. Select everyone, but be careful leaving this option on in public as you might get Cyber Flashed. What is Cyber Flashing? check out this link here.

Share files iPhone to Mac
Check Bluetooth and Wifi are Turned off

In the Apple menu click on Go and then Scroll down to AirDrop. If your Bluetooth is turned off just go ahead and turn it back on. It is important to make sure your devices are connected to the same Wi-Fi network so that they can see each other.  Can you see your iPhone and other devices in the AirDrop menu? If you can’t see them it is likely because you need to click the drop down menu and make sure Everyone is selected.

Step 2 – Transfer files.


Next up go to the file, photo or document you want to share and tap the Share icon. If you don’t see it tap the more icon to find it.
Next tap your AirPlay icon.
Simply tap the device you want to share with and then you should see a pop up on your iPhone or Mac, you can accept or decline the file.

Step 3 – Turn off AirPlay


To turn AirPlay off go back into your drop down menu and select no one. You can also go into the settings menu and turn blue tooth off. Also guys if you want to see more of my videos like Transfer data iPhone to Android click the links now and help me out by hitting the Subscribe button and smashing the bell icon.

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