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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Synced new phone, lost old photos on my computer. How to restore?

I got my broken iPhone 6 replaced with a new one today. After syncing, my photos from the last month or so have vanished from iTunes on my computer. Any way to restore them?
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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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Force contacts to sync with iCloud right now

I just updated a contact's phone number in the Mac Contacts app. Now I want to call them on my iPhone (4S), but my iPhone does not have the new number. Both the Mac and the iPhone are configured to ...
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Why does iTunes fail to sync my iPhone?

For the past month or so, I've been unable to backup my iPhone using iTunes. Every time I try, I'm told that the phone is "disconnected": What could be causing this? I've tried different USB cables ...
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Should my Apple Watch sync its “mute” setting with my iPhone?

I noticed that if I turn on Do Not Disturb on the watch, it turns on on my phone and vice versa. The same thing happens with Airplane mode. However I noticed a thread on MacRumors saying that ...
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Rebuilding iPhoto library causes issues with iTunes photo sync

I recently had a nasty problem with my iPhoto library that I corrected by rebuilding it. This restored missing/corrupted photos and fixed several other inconsistencies, so iPhoto is working properly ...
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New Photos App on Yosemite Isn't Syncing Smart Albums to my iPhone or iPad

All my photos transferred just fine from iPhoto to Photos. My albums (smart and regular) are also all there too. I'm using iCloud to sync my library to my iPhone and my iPad and at first it removed ...
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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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How to change the location where iTunes stores backups of iPhones?

When I sync my iPhone 4 with my iTunes, the latter starts to make a backup before doing the actual sync. This backup often takes a lot of time to make, which is very annoying. What is even worse ...
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How can I force a Photo Stream sync on the iPhone?

The Settings page says that Photos will automatically by sent to Photo Stream when I am connected to Wi-Fi, however I've waited several minutes and don't see them in iPhoto. I believe they haven't ...
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iPhone 4 with updated iOS 7 not synching some contacts

Since updating to iOS 7 on my iPhone 4, the home address of some of Outlook contacts do not sync to the phone. Some contacts will show home and work, and some will not show any address on the iPhone. ...
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Can't get TV show name to display

I imported a set of .mov files as a TV show, or at least I tried to. I imported them into iTunes, set them to the same "Show" name, numbered them as season 1, episodes 1-6. I also named them "Episode ...
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Ipad 2 Air Replacement

I sent my iPad 2 Air back to Apple since the screen was unresponsive. I was unable to backup the information prior to sending it due to the screen issues. With that said, if Apple had to replace my ...
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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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How to move particular applications from one iPad to another?

I would like to install some particular applications, which I have on one iPad, to another iPad (I don't want to copy all applications and copy settings, so iCloud backup will not work here). The same ...
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How do I get my iOS calendar to sync automatically?

The iCloud calendars in my iOS Calendar app do not sync manually (for at lest a couple years now). In order to get them to sync, I need to trigger a manual sync by selecting the list of calendars in ...
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How do I sync two folders in OS X Lion?

I have some files and folders on a USB drive connected to my iMac...I would like to sync them with a folder on my iMac...how do I do that? Is there built-in functionality in Lion that allows me to do ...
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Settings for CalendarAgent, Mingler and iCalExternalSync services

I have the dreaded issue with recurring sync service processes wreaking havoc on my MacBook Pro with O S X 10.9 Mavericks and stealing my CPU cycles for no apparent good reason. Usually with a 3 month ...
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How to remove synced iPhone data in iTunes 11?

I didn't have a free outlet to plug my iPhone charger into, so I plugged it into the USB port of my work computer (Macbook Pro) to charge. Anyway, iTunes 11 and iPhoto opened up! I forgot that ...
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Cannot sync calendar on mac to iPhone 4

my calendar in iCloud and on my iPhone 4 sync okay but my calendar on my mac won't sync to my iPhone 4 Any help? Thanks
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Wi-Fi sync with iPhone and iPad fails often

When I try to sync my iPhone or iPad via Wi-Fi it happens very often that the symbol of the device disappears after iTunes is telling me that it's searching the device. After a couple of minutes the ...
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How do I sync tags between two Macs using Google Drive?

I have two Macs, and I use Google Drive to sync my data. I created tags in Finder on one Mac for some of the files and directories in Drive, and they don't appear on the other one. Is this possible? ...
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iCloud contacts not syncing correctly

I have enabled Google CardDAV contact synching some time ago and disabled iCloud (contacts). Now I wanted to reenable iCloud synching too... I see some contacts on iCloud.com and on my Mac - probably ...
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What’s the best way to view all my iCloud Documents without opening different apps?

I frequently have to copy over documents to and fro iCloud and my Desktop. It’s really tedious to open each iWork app, search through the list, copy my file and repeat. Is it possible to view all my ...
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Notes not syncing to and from iCloud from OS X Yosemite

Okay, this is extremely frustrating and weird. I've had syncing of notes to iCloud turned on for a while, and I was never really able to figure out when the notes were synced. It always seemed pretty ...
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iPhone photos app 'syncing' lots and not showing photos in other apps

since updating to iOS 8.3 and probably enabling some new sort of iCloud system, all my photos in the photos app showed a white circular progress indicator in the bottom right the first time I looked ...
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How do I prevent iTunes from syncing down Voice Memos from my iPhone?

I've got an iPhone 4 (running iOS 4.3.5) and iTunes (v10.4.1) on a Mac running OS X (10.6.8). When connected to iTunes, I've got the Music -> Sync Music -> Include voice memos option unchecked, but ...
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Does iTunes photo sync remove the old photos on iPhone?

If I have photo A and B in a folder on my mac, and photo B, C, D on my iphone. Then in itunes I chose to sync the photos in the folder to my iphone. What photos will be on the iphone at the end?
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Sync Numbers templates between OS X Yosemite and iOS 8

I want to create a template spreadsheet in Numbers for OS X Yosemite and have this template appear in Numbers in iOS 8. I've followed the advice in this page and have created a template on my Mac. ...
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Why is iCloud not syncing my calendars on my iOS devices?

When I create or update a calendar event on one device, it is not being propagated to my other devices via iCloud despite having iCloud enabled for calendars on all my devices and the Apple ID being ...
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Clash of Clans Bases and Game Center Accounts

About a month ago I bought a new iPhone. Previously, I had been playing Clash of Clans on another device on one Game Center account. When I bought the iPhone, I set up another Game Center account. I ...
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What do I need to do to get my Apple Watch apps to show current data?

For most of my apps, when I launch them on my Apple Watch (that is, once they actually launch), I see old data (sometimes weeks old). For example the OpenTable watch app does not seem show any ...
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iPhone/iPad GMail Stopped Sync'ing Properly

I have a couple of GMail accounts which I track on my iMac, iPhone, and iPad. On the iOS devices, both of the accounts are setup as Exchange accounts with Push delivery. I read that this is the ...
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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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iPhone Notes synced on different accounts do not push to the Mac

Mac does not receive all notes from Phone. Apparently I changed the default to Gmail and now those notes do not appear on the Mac. I have tried changing Mac settings and accounts. Is there a way to ...
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Sync Dailymotion videos

I have Dailymotion app in my iPhone 4s iOS 8.3! Plz tell me how to sync Dailymotion videos so that I can watch them offline?
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icloud notes not fully loading on ios 8.1, OSX Yosemite & icloud.com

I'm about to upgrade my Mac OS X to Yosemite version 10.10.1, but since its broken on icloud.com and iOS 8.1, I'm asking this question. I have a critical Notes page in my iCloud account which is ...
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Extracting Voice Memos from iPhone to iTunes

I am currently doing some coursework for my exams, and part of my IT project is to record some audio, and assess it. I recorded this audio on my iPhone, and I plan on using Audacity to edit it. I am ...
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Losing synchronisation between iPhone and Outlook.com

My family is using outlook.com for their calendars. All events are stored there for all the family members, and everyone has access to everyone else's events (at least for reading, some for writing). ...
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Some apps are greyed out in iTunes when attempting to sync iPhone

I'm trying to sync (not for the first time) my new iPhone 6 and MacBook with OS X 10.10.3 using a USB cable. Why would some of my apps that are on my iPhone (they're working) be greyed out in iTunes ...
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iphone 5c could not be synced an unknown error occured (-4)

Every time I try to synced music from my laptop to iPhone I get this message; I tried to reinstall Itunes I updated the iphone software, nothing works!! I can't transfer any music on my Iphone from my ...
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An iPhone has been detected, but it could not be identified properly

Why do I get the following message in iTunes when syncing my iPhone(s)/iPad(s) to iTunes wirelessly on Windows Vista Ultimate? An iPhone has been detected, but it could not be identified properly. ...
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Syntax for rsync's exclude-from option

I am trying to write a script that will copy my music to a SD card. I would like to skip the Podcast and Automatically Add to Library directories. I wrote a txt file called 'exclude.txt' which has ...
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Synced iPhone to a new computer. iTunes cannot delete music from iPhone

My Mom's iPhone used to be synced to my computer, a Mac. She recently got a new computer, a Windows laptop, so I set that up for her. I did a sync to the Windows laptop and that seems to work fine ...
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Syncing my iPhone 4 deleted all my music

I have an iPhone 4 and just just downloaded iTunes on my computer. I wanted to save all my music to my iTunes so i could later transfer it but i synced it and all my music was deleted. Is there any ...
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Why do I have to “transfer purchases” from my iPad when syncing to iTunes?

I just started syncing my iPad to my desktop iTunes and it's taking a very long time to "transfer purchases" from the iPad. I was under the impression that iTunes remembered all my app downloads and ...
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Is there a way to copy music from one computer to another using itunes and keeping them in sync?

Is there a way to copy music from one computer to another using itunes and keeping them in sync? My understanding of how apple does their stuff is so confusing when you come from a windows/linux ...
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Do PDF documents in iBooks get backed up to iCloud?

Do PDF documents in iBooks get backed up to iCloud? It is very strange that there is no answer to this on official Apple forums. Searching for this online often brings up Wifi iTunes sync or using ...
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Why won't iBooks wirelessly sync epubs or PDFs to my iPad?

I'm aware of this question but it is now quite old. If I create a collection in iBooks on OSX (Yosemite, 10.10.3) and add a book (epub - not puchased via iBooks), it does not sync to my iPad (3rd gen, ...
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Can Not Transfer Voice Memos

I can't seem to manage to transfer voice memos from my iPhone. I've read that all I should do is to check the "Include voice memos" box in iTunes Music Sync Settings: Of course, I've synced, ...