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

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iCloud Drive and external hard drives

I have just added a second hard drive to my mac mini and would love to use the new partition to store files on iCloud Drive. Since they are on the cloud, it would clear some room on my back up. Is ...
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Disable Confirmation Dialogs in Finder for iCloud Drive

Is it possible to disable the confirmation dialog when moving/removing/deleting a file from iCloud Drive? The constant barrage of dialogs is incredibly irritating - I understand that removing the file ...
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Mechanism to sync mail accounts between Mac and iPhone

Is there a way for me to create an account using my Mac's Mail app and have the account sync over to my iPhone or vice versa? I have iCloud setup on both my Mac and iPhone, but I don't see the ...
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Linking between tables in Numbers

I have a table in numbers, and I want a cell to equal the value of a cell in a different table. Following the advice of this Apple discussion, I tried =Units Sold::B2 , with Units Sold being the ...
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How can I keep my home address private when sharing my vCard?

Instead of handing over cumbersome (and likely to get lost) business cards, I like texting my vCard. However, I'd like to not share some of the information in my vCard—most importantly, my home ...
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How much space will iCloud Photo Library use on my devices?

I am considering to use iCloud Photo Library to store a growing number of family photo albums, shared to web or set of AppleIDs. I dont need to keep original photos on iDevices for 99.9% of photos. ...
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Family sharing, some clarifications needed

Recently we've set up family sharing. Now my SO has done an in-app purchase. So far no issue. But when I told her she was a little upset that there was no way to make the payment herself. Because ...
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iCloud not backing up

I have some 3k photos and almost full of 16GB iPhone. I was also out of icloud storage, so i bought more space. But to my surprise, the backup isn't happening. It doesn't complete and says last backup ...
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Way to prompt for a keyboard on the iPad?

So I am trying to access my iCloud Drive via safari on my iPad mini 3, I go to Safari and tap the Request Desktop Site so that I can view my iCloud account. I have two step verification turned on for ...
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Can't access both the iCloud and internet accounts pane

I am running the latest version of Yosemite (10.10.2 I believe) and I am not able to access the Mail applications, iCloud preference pane, or the Internet Account preference pane. I tried to removed ...
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How to change my iCloud user name (email address)

I have change my email address on My Apple ID but this doesn't change the email address for iCloud. How do I do this? Also, I don't know my iCloud password, at least the password I had set it at ...
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Exchange account in Mail has wrong username, but is not editable

I recently set up a new iMac running Yosemite (10.10.1). After I signed into my iCloud account, my mail/calendar/contacts accounts were set up for me; so far so good. The problem is that in Mail.app ...
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Delete (not hide) calendar events automatically or via CLI

There are many answers online on how to hide old events from iCloud calendars, but not many on how to actually delete them. From the settings, it appears to not be possible to do automatically. There ...
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Where are the iCloud Drive icons located?

For example, I need to know where the Automator folder icon is. I want to use it for a thing. Most system folder icons and stuff are in /System/Library/CoreServices/CoreTypes.bundle/* But these ...
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Can I copy a file to iCloud drive from the command line?

I'd like to write a script to backup some files to my iCloud drive. The drive shows up in the Finder, but I don't see it from the command line. Is there a way to do something like: cp mystuff.tgz ...
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Manually Sync iCloud Drive on OS X 10.10 Yosemite

Is it possible to manually update the iCloud Drive folder on OS X? Sometimes the folder does not update for ~10-20 minutes after establishing a good internet connection, so I'm hoping that there is a ...
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cannot change icloud account email address

when I go to icloud on my iphone 4s is says verifying email address. It will not let me click on any of the settings to turn off my phone or will not let me change the email address because it is ...
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Why isn't iCloud drive icon visible in finder

This is more of an aesthetic question rather than a functional one, but after upgrading to OSX Yosemite I don't have the iCloud drive or history icon in finder, it just gives me the default. In ...
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Accidentally removed iCloud from Finder siderbar

I accidentally removed iCloud drive from the Favorites sidebar (in Finder). Dragging it back isn't restoring it. How could I restore it?
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How to access an iCloud backup of my iPad? [duplicate]

I have made an iCloud backup of my iPad. Now, how can I access and explore my backup ?
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Backup of iPad : what is excluded in an iCloud backup?

I am looking into backups of my iPad. Apple describes an iCloud backup as containing “the most important data”. What is excluded when doing an iCloud backup of an iPad ?
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Disabling Find My Mac

My iCloud account was recently messed with by a bitter ex. I have figured out which iCloud account they used to put my Mac in lost mode, but when I sign on to Find My Mac the Unlock button is greyed ...
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Reading List items not being marked read

I use Reading List to mark items to read later. I don't like deleting read items because I do sometimes refer back. In any case, items added to Reading List sync properly across my iCloud devices. ...
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iMessage / iCloud via SSH Port forward to get through firewall

What ports does iCloud and iMessage use and is it possible to use SSH port forwarding via a proxy to use them on a network that blocks the services?
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Sync Notes from Mac and iOS Devices Without iCloud

I did some research, and discovered that people have had nightmares with syncing notes from the Notes app via iCloud, in that all of the notes get permanently deleted. Before seeing these ...
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I want to copy data from a text box under Settings, but drag and drop doesn't work. Is there a quick way to do it which is not OCR-ing the screen?

This is the text box. They're iCloud abbreviations. I want to export them, but I don't know how to do it. Can someone help me?
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Restore an older version of iCloud keychain

I saved an important password in an iCloud keychain, then deleted it there, and then forgot the password. Pretty dumb, I know. Still, is it somehow possible to get an older version of that keychain ...
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Export iCloud items from Keychain to CSV

I want to export all my accounts login/password from Keychain. But you have many categories like : login, iCloud, System... in the Keychain menu. In fact I want to export them to 1Password, so I ...
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Document editing on the ipad

It is not clear to me how the file system in iOS 8 works. Consider e.g. the Dropbox app, when I open a document in another app, what happens? It looks to me as: copy of the file is created file ...
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Syncing iCloud and Thunderbird addresses

I would like to keep my iCloud addresses in sync with my Thunderbird address book. Is there a way to do this directly? Currently I sync both with my gmail contacts, but the results are not very ...
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How to delete TEMP stuff from MAC OS x [duplicate]

want to remove TEMP stuff from MAC OS x
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Receiving spam from myself

For the last few weeks, I keep getting the same spam message sent by my iCloud account to my iCloud account. I'm not seeing any other weird behavior in my iCloud. I did change my linked email to a ...
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iCloud photo stream not updating in Windows 8.1

I'm using the latest version of iCloud on Windows 8.1, but the photo stream is not updating. What should I do? I've tried sign out and reinstall it, and it's still not updating.
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How do I set up iCloud when the maximum number of free accounts have been activated?

I have an iPhone 3GS, and I tried to set up iCloud, but it told me: Cannot sign in; the maximum number of free accounts have been activated on this iPhone. So how can I set up iCloud on my ...
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view ios Health data externally

Is there a way to view ios 8 health data externally? For example, with iCloud sync it seems feasible to be able to access the data through a website (i've checked https://www.icloud.com/ but it's not ...
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Transfering old photos in the cloud off my phone

I linked my iPhone to my account in hopes of transferring the photos off of my phone to free up space. What happened was four years of photos transferred to my phone and it will not let me transfer ...
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IBooks are not synchronized between my Apple devices

I don't seem to be able to synchronize my iPad (2) and IPhone (5s) to access the iBooks documents saved across the devices. They are both updated to the latest iOS. I Have looked into all the ...
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If I turn off iCloud will it delete my photos

I need to make room on my phone and while searching for things to delete I found that ICloud sharing and my photo stream take up much more space than I'd like them too, so I was wondering if I turn ...
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Transfer Notes from iCloud

I originally created an Apple ID for use on the App Store in iTunes. When Apple introduced iCloud my Apple ID ended up being used. I recently creating a new iCloud ID for my personal use, retaining ...
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Share my Location — “from” keeps switching between 3 ipads

I have 5 iPads and 1 iPhone attached to one AppleID. 1 iphone and 2 ipads work fine when it comes to this issue. But I noticed in iCloud 2 out of 3 children's ipads, say: "Online, Location Services ...
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How does find my iPhone work?

I had my iPhone 4 stolen a couple of years ago I thought recently to check I cloud find my phone to see if anything has changed as in come online. It hasn't . when it happened I went into icloud find ...
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iCloud Services (iMessages/FaceTime/Continuity) Very Broken on my Mac

I'm having the most frustrating problem with iCloud on one of my Macs. Firstly, the Mac (a late 2012 iMac) was working flawlessly with all iCloud services up until a few days ago. Now, I am able to ...
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Does online backup work well for OSX?

My external drive recently died, and my local backup failed (a string of bad bad luck). Good thing I have offsite backup, done with one of those cloud backup companies (backblaze). Right now I'm ...
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Why do some Facebook contacts not appear on my Mac/iPhone?

I've decided to try out the Facebook contact integration in Yosemite/iOS 8, and for the most part, it seemed to work pretty smoothly. However, I have some Facebook friends with actual contact ...
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How to remove apps that are remembered by App Store?

Over the past few years, I have downloaded various apps onto my iPhone from the App Store. I have noticed that the App Store remembers the apps that I have downloaded. So, for instance: If I ...
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How to save iCloud user and password in iPad Mini?

I have bought an iPad Mini and this is the first time I am using an Apple device. I have created an iCloud account but every time I try to download something from the App Store, I have to enter my ...
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Iphone 4s 3G connection problem

i am using iphone 4s with idea network, i recharged for 3G pack and even though i switch on 3G button am not able to get 3G network, i talk with customer care person for many times each time they ...
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where does windows store icloud drive files created from an iPad?

The MacOS stores icloud drive files locally in ~/Library/Mobile Documents. Where does windows7 store icloud drive files by default? I had not customized the location while installing it in my ...
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Swap iCloud account registered to an iPhone?

I bought my son a new iPhone at Christmas so I now have his old one but it has his iCloud account on it. If I delete the account on this phone can I make a new one for me and will his account still ...
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What a major lag with syncing contacts on iphone!

I have iphone 4s (7.1.2 ios), itunes 12.0, Mac os 10.10 (Yosemite) I have connected iphone to macbook and in "Info" section checked "Sync Contacts" that means upload contacts from iphone to computer ...