Apple's online storage, synchronization, and general cloud services

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Does iCloud storage keep files on the device?

I may be wrong, but I noticed that iCloud keeps files on the device, while the Dropbox app doesn't. If I have a 8GB phone and 10GB of photos in the cloud. The iCloud would fill the phone, but Dropbox ...
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Can't download (update) files in iCloud Drive over Cellular

I can't download (update) files in iCloud Drive on my iPhone 6 over 4G connection. It only works with WiFi. Can someone help me? Thanks.
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How to activate lost mode on iCloud for iPhone that cannot be located?

I lost my phone in a taxi just after landing at an airport. My phone was in airplane mode and I cannot locate it with iCloud. On iCloud help pages, it says I can turn on the lost mode. I tried: ...
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Deleting photos from iCloud Photo Library without removing from specific device

I have a number of devices all syncing to my iCloud Photo Library.. which has now run out of space. What I want to do is have all of my photos in the Photos app on my Mac and delete older photos from ...
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Signed up for iCloud, email no longer exists and can not be logged in to

I signed up for iCloud a while ago on my iPod Touch 4G. The email address I used to sign up was deleted (not an iCloud address) and I need to use my current email address for my iCloud. Is there any ...
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Confguring primary vs secondary icloud accounts for admin + standard user

I've set up my admin account on my Macbook Air. I configured iCloud on this account. I'd like to do admin things with this account. UID 501 I've also migrated a backup to become a second account, ...
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App-based folder organisation in iCloud

I am trying to migrate my local files from my mac filesystem onto iCloud folders such that I can view and edit files using Pages and Numbers seamlessly from either my the local apps or the web ...
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Specfic epubs downloaded outside the iBooks store not syncing on a particular mac

I have a handful of epubs I downloaded outside of the iBooks Store and read them across two different macs and an iPhone. For reasons I cannot explain some books’ data (highlights, notes, place in ...
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How can I turn off iCloud storage space warning notifications?

I've been getting many pop-up and email notifications about my meager iCloud storage space. There's no chance that I'll upgrade so how can I turn off these reminder notifs?
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How can I retrieve all my contacts from iCloud back up to my iPhone?

How can I retrieve all my contacts from iCloud back up to my iPhone?
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Moving iCloud Photo Library / incorrect metadata date

I want to move my iCloud Photo Library to my own server. I'm not really sure will I only use my cloud server for picture sharing or just use it as a backup, but still want to move this 120Gb into my ...
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“HIdden” photos still visible

I would really like to know what is the point of putting photos into the "hidden" album if they can still be seen in both the camera roll and photostream albums? They are not actually hidden !
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iBooks iCloud Storage Limit?

I have enabled iCloud storage in iBooks on my Mac(s), iPad and iPhone. I have been slowly importing PDF and ePub books into iBooks on my macbook again so that I have a central location to store ...
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iCloud storage photos

I have an iphone 4, with ios 7.1.2, and my phone tells me my software is up to date. When I log into iCloud photos, I can't view any of my photos. There is small print saying "iCloud photos requires ...
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iCloud Books: Failed to Load Book Because the Requested Resource is Missing

Since updating to iOS 9.3 and 10.11.4, I've decided to finally try and get my eBooks all fixed up and synced between my devices, since I swap between my iPhone and iPad often when reading. I'm using ...
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Songs added from Apple Music are disappeared in iTunes after Sign Out -> Sign In

Yesterday I did Sign Out from iTunes on my MacBook Pro (El Capitan 10.11.4), and after a few minutes I Signed In again with the same user. As a result - all my songs added from Apple Music are gone. ...
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Stop VIP senders from syncing across Macs via iCloud

I have a work computer at work (MacBook Pro 15") and a home computer at home (iMac 27"), and I use iCloud to sync Contacts, Calendars, Reminders, and Notes. I do not sync Mail, because I have a Google ...
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Backup iCloud Keychain

I recently encountered an issue where a very important (and non-resettable) password was deleted from my iCloud Keychain. All of my OSX-based keychains are backed up via Time Machine, but I realized ...
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iOS 9.3 iBooks for iPhone starts with a blank shelf screen

I noticed that since updating to iBooks using iCloud with iOS 9.3, I'm starting to see this "blank screen" page when staring iBooks. The books are still there, searchable by name or visible when ...
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How does Find My Mac work exactly?

My Macbook Pro 13 (2015) was recently stolen. I activated FMM about an hour after the event and two hours later received an update that the machine was erased. Questions: 1) What does this mean ...
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El Capitan: How do I use my Apple ID password to log in after a temporary password change?

Today, I reset my User password to a temporary password for use in a service appointment. Previously, the account was using my iCloud password to log in, and I thought I could change it back to that ...
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How to recover icloud account?

I have just bought a Macbook pro. When I install it, I click login to icloud but I forgot question that I use and I don't use email to backup. I can't speak english good. Please help me recover ...
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How can I move my notes from one folder (gmail) to another (iCloud)?

I use Notes on my iPhone, iPad and Macbook Pro. Of late, the gmail syncing has been unreliable. I want to move all my gmails notes to the iCloud folder. There doesn't seem to be a way to 'move' a ...
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How do I restore an Album that Apple Photos deleted by itself?

I use Apple Photos, with iCloud Photo Library, and I created an album, but after a while I noticed that the album disappeared. I never deleted it. The album is called "Nexus vs iPhone", and it no ...
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Why does iOS Mail.app not align Junk folder

Why does iOS Mail.app not align Junk folder? It appears there's an additional white space at the start. I'm using an iCloud account.
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Suddenly photos from icloud.com won't download onto my PC

My daughter is abroad. Our plan was for me to backup the pictures she takes onto my computer here in case her iphone is lost or stolen. Our plan has been working great. Every day I go to icloud.com, ...
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Safari: using dtrace to investigate iCloud Tab Sync

I'm investigating how Safari syncs tabs through iCloud. To start, I really want to know how Safari is updating its shared list of tabs, which means monitoring it or some background daemon for file ...
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How to encrypt existing notes on iOS 9.3?

Now that iOS 9.3 finally supports encrypted notes, the problem's come up as to exactly how I'm supposed to encrypt my 300+ existing notes. Until now I've been storing my notes locally on my phone, ...
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How do I upgrade to iOS 9.3 without enabling iCloud Drive?

I am (or rather, my brother-in-law is) trying to update the OS on an older iPad, and he's adamant that we need to do this without signing up/enabling/whatever it is that you do with iCloud Drive. So ...
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Ical error 400 - mavericks

iCal on my Macbook keeps on popping up with the following: The server responded with an error. The request for account “myemail (at) yahoo.com” failed. The server responded with “400” to operation ...
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How can iMessage send from my old phone number that doesn't have service anymore?

So my little brother used iMessage through my mom's iPad. He was just being funny and sending pics and cute little memes. However, in the process, he sent my mom a few messages from the iPad. ...
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Setting up new iPhone 6 issues and major headaches

Old iPhone 5 16Gb all backed up on iCloud. Tried to set up my brand new iPhone 6 but turned out the last (manual) backup attempted on the 5 hadn't fully completed. Reinitiated a new mail backup on my ...
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Turned off iCloud, but still deleted my photos from all devices

I got a new phone (iphone 6s) so I wanted to wipe my old one (iphone 5s), once I had signed into icloud on my new device everything was recovered, photos, contacts, apps etc. So I turned off iCloud on ...
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EPUB files are not syncing through iCloud for iBooks along with iOS 9.3

Since 21 March 2016, I am able to sync any books via icloud between devices. It works pretty good for pdf. But it doesnt work for EPUB files. I have downloaded for my iPhone some EPUB file from the ...
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How to enable password lock on Notes in iOS 9.3?

I recently got iOS 9.3 for my iPhone, but I'm not finding an obvious way to password-lock my Notes. This feature was advertised by Apple as part of the iOS 9.3 package, but is it only available for ...
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Creating a new user account using iCloud password

I am trying to create a new OS X user account using iCloud password but the option to do that isn't displayed. I am on OS X 10.11.4 According to this support document I should see an option to pick ...
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I want to log out of the current iCloud account on my iMac

When I click sign out in System Preferences I get an error message reading: mail was unable to delete xx@comcast.net. Relaunch Mail then sign out of iCloud again. However when I try to launch mail, it ...
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Pitched song from Garageband not the same on iPhone

I have changed the pitch of a song i Garageband and shared it with iTunes on my macbook, where it sounds "perfect". I have put the song on the iCloud Library to listen to it on my runninglist (cloud ...
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Can I schedule my iCloud backup on my iPhone5S

Is there any way to tell my phone when to backup the phone data to iCloud. Like backup only on weekend or everyday after 8PM.
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iCloud “message size violation” when sending zip containing more than 127 files

Revised question As per Tetsujin's suggestion in the comments I did some further testing. There seems to be a problem with iCloud and sending a zip file of a folder with a certain amount of files. ...
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Contacts on my iPhone 6S not appearing on iCloud on my Windows 10 PC

I have a new iPhone 6s. My contacts are Google and are all on my iPhone. I cannot see my iPhone contacts in iCloud on my Windows 10 PC to let me prepare Group contacts for my iPhone.
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How do I reduce the size of my iPhone's projected iCloud backup?

Early in 2016, I (and some others I know) started to get messages about our basic iCloud Storage being nearly full, despite not having changed any of our normal practices (photo usage the same, app ...
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iPhone not deleting pictures that have been deleted at iCloud.com

My iCloud storage was getting full so I went to iCloud.com and deleted some pictures to bring it way under the storage limit. I restarted my iPhone but the pictures haven't been deleted and I'm ...
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How to enable iCloud on broken iPod

My iPod Touch turned off last night and after, it never woke up again. Is there any way to turn on iCloud Photo on this iPod by using my Mac? iCloud is working but not for photos, only for notes.
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How do I Change my old iPod Apple ID to my new Current ID to match the one on my iPhone?

About 2 almost 3 years ago I purchased an iPod touch 5. My phone and my iPod both have 2 different Apple ID's (same as 2 different email addresses). The email address used for my iPod is an email I no ...
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How to save photos from iCloud to external hardrive

My iCloud is full and i would like to move the photos from my icloud on my macbook to my external hardrive. I do not have a desktop or WINDOWS
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how i created my appleId with @icloud.com as primary email?

The only email, my appleId primary email, have @icloud.com email address. Regularly, we have an @gmail.com as primary email and an @icloud.com as the secondary. It's not naturally with me and when ...
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Why is the wrong button showing up in my contacts app?

My iPhone randomly decided to lose all phone contacts from the address book. Following these instructions to re-instate them... Settings > iCloud Turn Contacts (sync) OFF, then back ON Go into ...
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How can I globally disable 'Text Replacement'?

I've been looking for an answer to this question for a while, so I'm guessing this can only be solved with a console command. What I want to do is disable 'Text Replacement' everywhere on my Mac. The ...
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New iPhone 6 bought 4 months ago still restoring from iCloud backup

Every time I try to download an update (iOS 9.2.1 in this case) on my iPhone 6 that I bought 4 months ago, it says I can't because my phone is still restoring from an iCloud backup. Why is it still ...