The process of getting the same data on different devices and copying changes from the device you make the change on onto all the others

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Why are contacts synced between our two phones?

I had a iPhone 4 and after 2 years got an iPhone 5. I gave my wife the 4 and we share contacts if I add one it goes to her phone if I delete hers on my phone it delete from her phone too. How can we ...
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How can I upload music from an iPhone to a PC without iTunes? [duplicate]

I am looking for an app that will let me transfer media from iPhone 5 to a PC without iTunes sync. It has 3 atributes that I like: works on any Windows upload media with no iTunes sync multiple iOS ...
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How to completely remove emails in OS X?

So I added a Google account to Mac os X and then I decided to fetch my google mails by using "Mail" application.. But then I kept the Google account but removed the "Mail" application from the Google ...
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How do I create a new playlist when all the options are greyed out?

I'm running iTunes 11.1.5 under Mavericks 10.9.2. Because I have a very large music collection I keep it on an external drive. I have six recorded lectures I'd like to sync with my iPad. How do I ...
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Syncing iPhone 4 for the first time and it's restoring it from another backup

My grandma wanted music on her iPhone 4, so I connected it to a PC. I chose the new iPhone option, but it looks like it is restoring it from my dad's phone. Is there any way to get it back to setting ...
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Sync iTunes library with Dropbox without letting iTunes organize the folders and files

I have an old MacBook on which I'm using iTunes to listen to my music. What is important to me is that I organize the folders and filenames of my music manually, i.e. I have the box "Keep iTunes Media ...
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Local WiFi sync in Mavericks 10.9.3 iTunes

With iTunes contact and calendar sync over USB reinstated in 10.9.3, does this change also reinstate the ability to locally synchronize over WiFi (i.e. not cloud sync) as is available in Mountain ...
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Does applications movable to other iphones?

I am fun of buying apps and not to jailbreak my iphone so all my apps are paid. Moreover, I am subscribed to deals websites, where I receive some newsletters with apps discounts or even paid apps to ...
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iMessage sync with computer after deleting [duplicate]

If you send a text on your iphone and then immediately delete it while the synced Mac computer and ipad is off/not connected to Wifi, will the messages still appear in chat on the Mac when you connect ...
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iCloud Sync Borked on iPhone

My contacts, notes, and calendars on my iPhone all disappeared about a week ago, except for a few which look like contacts I have added directly on the phone. It took me a bit to realize it, but ...
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How to Sync iphone contacts to gmail

I have the old iphone 3GS LATEST IOS I used to open Itunes to put songs on the phone etc and if I wanted to I would (manually)sync my phone. Syncing the phone enacts whatever your options are set to. ...
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How do I reset link between iPhone and iTunes on a Mac?

Quick problem: My wife takes videos with her iPhone 5S (with iOS 7.1) She downloads the videos from her camera roll to iPhoto and removes from the phone She tries to sync the videos back to the ...
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Unknown contacts appeared out of thin air

My contact list op my iPhone 5s suddenly shows hundreds of contacts for people that I do not know with full contact info. I have synced with Facebook and have LinkedIn and Exchange installed, but ...
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Console messages “warning: we're on the slow path” from syncdefaultsd

My MacBook (Mid-2010 model) has been sluggish lately and so I decided to check the console to see what was going on. Here is what I found, multiple times: 4/15/14 9:52:55.488 PM syncdefaultsd[20962]: ...
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ipod touch 7.1 not synchronising

Tried synchronising my iPod touch and it downloaded my photos fine but when I tried synchronising it told me there was no device attached. Tried all the usual turning off/on devices as per ...
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Sync directories from iMac & MacBook . What is the recommended method? [duplicate]

I like to sync directories from my Imac & MacBook . What is the recommended method?
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Synchronize with Google+ Photos

Im trying to sync my photos on google plus using my iphone, because i had more free space on it. How do it sync in timely manner - auto sync.
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How can I sync iTunes if my MacBook Air is broken?

I spilled coffee on my MacBook and it's fried. I installed the new os to my phone and it wants me to connect my phone to computer to sync iTunes!!!!! Help!
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Only First Track Played on iPhone gets updated to iTunes Playlist

I've searched and found issues similar to mine, but not exact. I've got an iPhone 5 running iOS 7.1. I've got two Macs: Work: Macbook Pro running 10.9.2 with iTunes 11.1.5 Home: iMac also running ...
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Mail.app on iOS 7.1 not syncing with Mail.app on Mountain Lion

I have an iPhone 5s and an iMac running Mountain Lion. When I mark a message in Mac Mail as read, it doesn't sync on the iPhone. I have me.com email on both. They used to sync just fine until I ...
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Import music into iPhone without deleting everything

My OSX crashed and I installed it completely new (no backup). Now I wanted to import some music into my iPhone and it seems it is not possible. Every time I get the warning that everything get deleted ...
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How do I get my calendars back?

Recently, I ran into a problem with the Apple Calendar app on my laptop. In Fantastical, the calendars displayed correctly on both iOS, my laptop, and my work iMac. The only inconsistent place was my ...
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Podcast syncing between iTunes and iPhone doesn't work

I'm running iTunes 11.1, iOS 7.1, and Podcasts 2.0.2 for iOS, the latest versions of each. I'm signed into the same iCloud account on both my Mac and iPhone. Podcast syncing is enabled in iTunes, and ...
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To sync AudioMemos timestamps with your calendar?

I am trying to find a way how I can sync the timestamps of my recordings to my calendar so I know when I have recorded things. I am using the application AudioMemos at the moment. How can I sync ...
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Synchronization: iMessages on Mac not iPad

How to turn off iMessages on iPad but turn on them on Mac? And If I turn it off on device, does sync happen after I turn it on? Situation: I have an iPad and Mac. I want to turn off iMessages on ...
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iCloud Keychain not syincing all iPhone wifi passwords to Mac

I recently upgraded my iPhone 4s to the latest ios 7.1 and my macbook pro to Mavericks and have set up iCloud Keychain sync on both devices. My problem is that I'm connected to a wifi network on my ...
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iTunes remembers my friend's iPhone from when he plugged it in to recharge

Every time my friend's iPhone is on the same WiFi network, iTunes asks me if I want to update his phone's OS and then later asks if I want to update his carrier profile or something like that. How can ...
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Purchased music keeps appearing (iPhone 5, iOS 7.1)

I have downloaded music directly from iTunes onto my iPhone from the app. The problem is some of the songs I don't want on my iPhone and I just do not have the space for it, and I would like to add ...
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Removing a given email synced to my iPad?

I set my work gmail account to my personal iPad and now I don't have that job. Since email is not coming in I can assume that either my PW changed or my account was closed from the business or IT. ...
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To-Do List App with Sync, Repeating To-Dos for daily food tracking

I'm on a diet plan and I'm looking for a simple repeating To-Do checklist application for food tracking with the following features: Sync to a cloud or web-based service where changes can be made ...
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Can two Macs be kept in sync using a single external hard drive?

I regularly commute by bicycle from home to work and find the weight of a MacBook Pro a little excessive. My thought is to have identical MacBooks at the office and home and only carry a hard disk on ...
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IPod touch connect to new PC: no file deletion

Is there a way I can plug my Apple device to a different PC to load new content without having the old ones removed?
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What is the meaning of 'no acceptable variant' ERROR message?

I have a Mac mini Server with Mac OS X Server 10.6.8 (Snow Leopard), where I run a WebDAV Server for syncing my OmniFocus (Mac <> iPad). But I don't use the Web-Server itself (only WebDAV). When I ...
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Calendar.app stuck on iCloud sync

My dad1 recently switched to Mavericks. With it came the loss of calendar synchronisation with his iPhone through iTunes. I thus added his iCloud account to his Internet Accounts system preference ...
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Podcast syncing via iCloud: Mark episodes as played/watched

I use iCloud to sync my podcast subscriptions across multiple devices (Macs, iPhone, Apple TV), and generally, it works: All my feeds and stations appear on all the devices. Also, the play position ...
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Why do my most recent iTunes music purchases not sync to my iPhone?

For some reason, the last 15 songs or so that I've downloaded won't sync to my iPhone. I've tried: Removing all music by unchecking "Sync Music" (didn't actually remove the music for some reason) ...
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iTunes sync mysteriously failing in various ways

I have an iPhone 4S with iOS 7.0.4, and my MacBook (10.6.8) has iTunes 11.1.4. I have a few small mp3 files that I want to copy from my MacBook to my iPhone. When I connect the phone to the MacBook ...
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What do I do when I get a “sync session failed to start” message when syncing iPhone to itunes?

The context is that I'm restoring my wife's new replacement iPhone from a backup. It already did the first sync, where it gets all the settings and whatnot, but not the apps. Tried the second sync, ...
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How to set my iPhone was always seen in iTunes via wi-fi?

My iPhone cable is a bit broken and I often use wi-fi connection of my iPhone5 and iTunes. Sometimes my iPhone is not seen in iTunes. How to set my iPhone was always seen in iTunes via wi-fi?
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Move folders from 'on my mac' to gmail imap

I want to start organizing my emails on the cloud, directly in my gmail account, instead of locally 'on my mac'. Is there any way to migrate my current folders (and their e-mails) onto gmail?
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sync mail folders between desktop and iphone

I access two different gmail accounts using IMAP in Mail. I organize those accounts into folders on my Mac (both gmail accounts go into the same folders). As soon as I put an email into a folder, I ...
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Is There An Alternative To Symbolic Links?

I have an iMac and a MacBook Pro, both running the latest version of mavericks.. I want to sync files and folders outside Dropbox across the two computers. Up until now, I've been using symbolic links ...
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How can I retrieve the complete “Documents and Data” from iCloud to my Mac?

Is there a way to get to complete "Document and Data" to the Mac? P.S.: All datas where uploaded via my ipad, most of it is in IBooks, a lot of Pdfs and ebooks (not from the store). The thing is 1) ...
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How to move from iTunes book library to iBooks app

On my last mac system I used iTunes for syncing some PDFs and other books to my ipad. Now on my new MBP with Mavericks and iTunes 11 there is no Books library anymore, but a new iBooks app. I started ...
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MacBook does not recognize iPad

My problem is that my iPad is not recognized by my MacBook. Other iOS devices are recognised normally by the very same MacBook. The iPad charges, but nothing else works. My specifications are the ...
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How do I set up Firefox to keep only cookies from select sites, when I use Firefox-Sync?

I use Firefox on a desktop iMac, a MacBook and my Android Samsung Galaxy S III mobile phone. All installations of Firefox are set to sync over Firfox's inbuilt Firefox-Snyc feature. On my desktop ...
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how to remove full my GMail “archive” for Apple Mail?

After all the travails of Mail.app, I would leave it behind, not to let it touch my GMail messages again, and free up dozens of GBs disk space in the process. However, simply unchecking "Mail" under ...
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Exchange Calendar import

Being a freelance designer I have a shared iCloud calendar with my wife so she knows what to expect from my work week. I also have an exchange account cause of my Microsoft work but my wife can't see ...
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Bidirectional Sync of iPhone/iDevice Photos and Albums to Third Party Clouds

It is a complete mystery to me why this challenge has not been dealt with and solved, and why not more people are complaining about it on the web: I use my iPhone as my main camera. I use it to snap ...
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How to sync OS X Contacts and Calendar with Windows Phone?

How can I sync Windows Phone contacts and calendar with the Mac contacts and calendar? I have done some research and found the following: Windows Phone app …but it's taking care of the media only ...