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Preventing iCloud from syncing internet accounts in OS X Mavericks

I have an email account that I wish to add to only one computer. Unfortunately when I create the account, iCloud automatically syncs it with my other machines. Any way to prevent it from doing that? ...
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Why do I need Wi-Fi to backup to iCloud?

What is the rationale behind requiring Wi-Fi to backup to iCloud from my iOS device? What is wrong with using 3G or 4G to backup?
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How do I turn off “Find my iPhone” on my device without wi-fi?

My wifi greyed out/dimmed for no obvious reason. To restore my iPhone I am required to turn off "Find my iPhone". Since I can't get access to wifi through my device (it needs Apple ID password), how ...
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iPad 3 - not automatically backing up (iOS7)

I have an iPhone 5 and a iPad 3, both running the latest versions of iOS7. Both are attached to the same iCloud account, which has just over 3GB free space. My iPhone is charged every night and ...
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Can't see all my photo's on Photostream iCloud iPad and iPhone

I'm having a problem finding my pictures taken with my iPhone 4. When I want to see my Photostream it will only show me the pictures of my iPad and not the pictures taken with my iPhone (Photo's and ...
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How can I manage iCloud Backup?

My iPhone as well as mini iPad give me the statement "this has not been backed up for so many weeks as there isn't enough room in icloud. I am not as savy as I wish. I plug them into my computer and ...
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How can I upload my camera roll to my Photo Stream retroactively?

I have a iPhone 4 and set up iCloud on my device, including the Photo Stream service. Everything seems to be set up fine and I have the option to select Photo Stream in Photos.app. However, the ...
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Can't find “Find my iPhone” app on OS X

I have attempted all the suggestions listed in Apps on my MacBook Pro but I still can't find the app I am looking for: Find my iPhone. I have checked Applications, Downloads, Spotlight, Finder, and ...
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Second hand iPhone advice?

I'm planning to purchase a second hand iPhone 5s in a couple of days, is there a checklist that I should follow before I purchase the device to ensure that I won't run into troubles later on? Such as ...
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Can't load contacts from iPhone to iCloud account

I have an iPhone 5S and I cannot seem to get my contacts loaded from my iPhone to my iCloud account. I have reset the iCloud and also deleted the account on my phone and reset etc. but nothing has ...
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Can I backup an arbitrary file on iCloud?

If I open iCloud in System Preferences, it says I have 5 GB of storage available. I'd like to use it to back up some zip archives of source code. Is that possible, or can you only access that ...
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iCloud Keychain search on iOS

Am I just not seeing a way to search my iCloud keychain when I go to (iOS) Settings>Safari>Passwords & AutoFill>Saved Passwords ? The list is very long and they don't even give me a way to ...
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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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Can my daughter's iPad mini upload photos to Photo Stream without downloading photos from my devices?

I just bought my daughter an iPad mini for her birthday, and I have everything set up with iCloud like mine, because if she takes a picture, I want it to show up in my photo stream so that I see what ...
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How to backup bookmarks on Safari

Before reinstalling OS X, I want to know is it possible to use native capabilities to backup my bookmarks using iCloud, without install some plugins like a Xmarks? I know manual way to export ...
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Forgot iCloud account security answers. No recovery email set. Reset link doesn't get displayed

I've forgotten my iCloud account security questions' answers. I also haven't set a recovery email, I think, because the link to reset the questions is missing. I can login to my account using my ...
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In App data not restored from Icloud back up

I really need some help. I have an Ipad, and use an App called IDRAW (indeedo) to do a lot of my work (Graphic Design). I recently paid for extra icloud storage to back up all of my designs. My ...
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Receiving txt messages on two apple devices

When ever I send or receive a text message from my iPhone, it appears on my spouses iPad and iPhone. Yet, the reverse is not true. I think this is an iCloud issue and my be controlled by adjusting ...
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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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How can I use Google Calendar etc. with iCloud?

Since 3 years, I'm a Linux user. Now I am thinking about switching to OSX. I informed myself about OSX and looked into many youtube videos about it, but still I have a few questions about it At the ...
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Can a thief change my Apple ID and password on a stolen iPod touch?

I can't locate my iPod and I know it is being used and has Wi-Fi but when I try to locate it's saying incorrect ID or password. Can a thief change or erase your Apple ID and password? The thief ...
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iCloud Photos process restarting continuously

I noticed in Activity Monitor that the iCloud Photos process is stopping and restarting a few times every minute. The PID is marching up at a pretty regular pace. When a new iCloud Photos process ...
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How to remove cloud songs from Music app?

During Christmas 2013, Apple an official app that gave out free downloads for a week or so. I used that app to get some free songs. Now they appear forever stuck in my Music app. I don't want to see ...
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Photos not uploading to photo stream or syncing with iCloud

So I have a heavy question that I haven't seen asked on ad, so, or su. Question -- My photos are not uploading from my iPhone nor iPhoto to my photo stream. Why? Background -- When I attempt to ...
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Inviting people who have shared calendars with me only allows the first person to accept

The summary is this... if people share their calendars with me and I invite them to a meeting, then only the first person to accept the invite gets in... the rest appear to decline the invite. Here's ...
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Can I browse the Safari history of my Ipad on my mac?

My mac and my iPod share a common iCloud account. Is it possible to browse on my mac the history of Safari on my iPad?
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Does iPhoto need to be open in order to download Photo Stream photos?

Apple's official documentation on Photo Stream states: My Photo Stream stores the last 30 days of photos taken with your iOS device or imported from a camera to your Mac or Windows computer, and ...
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Why do various iCloud services on my iPad refuse to stay on?

Every time I turn on various iCloud services on my iPad mini (iOS 7.0.4) including iCloud Backup, Photos, Documents, and Find My iPhone, after sometime the settings would go back to "off." I have no ...
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How can I tell who posted a photo in a shared iCloud photo stream?

Can you determine which/whose device took a picture in a shared iPhone photo stream?
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iPhone is missing a hanfdul of contacts

I noticed that one of my contacts (my dad!) suddenly disappeared from my iPhone, in the middle of the day. I don't remember doing anything or deleting it. I looked online on iCloud.com, and saw that ...
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How to reactivate a iPhone 5s which was originally activated from another account (Device already removed from previous iCloud)?

I bought my iPhone 5s about 3 days ago.Once i bought it i activated the phone from one of my friend's AppleID and password , because i needed to check if the phone functions well, before i leave the ...
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Time tracking across devices with tagging

I'm looking for a quality time-tracking app/system. Here are the features I need: Works on both OS X and iOS with syncing (iCloud or Dropbox preferred) Includes tag/label system to allow for ...
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iOS 7: iCloud backup fails silently

Like so many other people, I have an iOS 7 device that fails to backup to iCloud. Automatic backups don't occur, and I periodically get the "your iPhone has not been backed up in n weeks" message. ...
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How to add notes to iCloud via sending an email

I use a lot of notes apps on my iPad IOS 7, and I like the option of adding a note via sending the note to a custom email address instead of opening the app and adding the note manually (Like evernote ...
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How to set up a local calendar while using iCloud for other calendar on mavericks

I would like to have some additional calendars that are not synced through iCloud on one of my computers. I have been using this calendar to run small programs at certain times. These programs are ...
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Why won't Apple allow users to access iCloud online via an iPhone? [closed]

Try this on your iPhone. Go to www.iCloud.com . You can try it on Safari or Chrome. Apple won't let you access the online version of iCloud. On Chrome for iPhone, there's something called "Request ...
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How to import Outlook vCard into iCloud.com

I am trying to export a single contact from Outlook on Windows to iCloud.com. I successfully exported the vCard but when I import it I get: 1 contact could not be imported because there was a ...
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How can I restore a supervised device from iCloud

I have an iPad that I want supervised. I can get it supervised but if I restore from a non-supervised backup, it removes the supervision. Is it possible to restore a device from iCloud AND keep it ...
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Complex Issue: iPhone Contacts with unified/ linked cards double sync with iCloud & back up with iTunes + Outlook

Complex Issue: iPhone Contacts with unified/ linked cards double sync with iCloud & back up with iTunes + Outlook Current State: iPhone 4 iOS 5.1.1b iCloud Control Panel/ Application Setup ...
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How can I deactivate iCloud to avoid “MobileMe Services Stopped Working” message?

I keep getting the message MobileMe Service Stopped Working each time I open Outlook 2007. I have to click on the Close Program button in the error message twice each time it shows up while Outlook is ...
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Steps to be done before selling your iPhone

I was curious about the things that we need to do before selling your iPhone or even before giving it back to Apple (Apple has a program where they will refund you some money if you want to get a new ...
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iCloud for Automator and services

Since Mavericks, Automator is now able to store services (.workflow) in iCloud. The problem is that services are not available in the Services menu or contextual menu (right-click) when I store them ...
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Odd iCloud syncing issue

Having problems with photos syncing from iPhone 5s to PC running Windows 7. Long story short, my wife's photos sync to her computer, mine only syncs to 1 of 3 computers (all Win 7 Pro) all on the same ...
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iCloud Sync with Outlook works only one way

I just tried syncing my office PC's calendar to my iCloud account to get the calendar entries on my phone. After installing the iCloud panel for Windows and activating calendar sync Office got my ...
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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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Using the same Apple iCloud with 2 devices

I am going on holiday and want to use my second iPhone with a local SIM card. So I want to know whether I can configure the second iPhone using the same apple account or if I should rather create a ...
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Find My Friends shows my old phone

I traded in my 4S recently to upgrade to a 5S, and restored the 5S from the last 4S backup, so they both share the same phone name ("Adam's iPhone"). However, when I use the "Find My Friends" app, it ...
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I've lost a lot of my accessory windows from some random app install

To start: I'm a software dev much more comfortable on Windows than OSX. I've tinkered with things like homebrew (which is where I think I started my issue) and I'm not 100% familiar with what I may ...
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OS X Mavericks Mail & iMessages notifications not working

After upgrading to OS X Mavericks, Mail notifications appear a few minutes after getting the mail (including sound) and iMessages application does not receive push notifications and closes if not used ...
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Access disk attached to Airport Extreme over internet?

According to Apple's product page, the Airport Extreme... "...can turn your external USB hard drive into a secure drive you can share across your Wi‑Fi network and access securely over the ...