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Trying to Restore Lost iCloud Contacts with Outlook

I have destroyed twenty years of Contacts, Account Numbers, doctors information and passwords which I kept all in Contacts. I use the iCloud for my iPhone, iPad Mini and non-Apple laptop. I was ...
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Restore iMessages from Mac to iPhone

I was in the process of upgrading the software on an iPhone. For some reason in the process of updating this phone there was an error and the device completely wiped itself. Using the restore from an ...
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Gmail calendar do not receive answer from iCloud calendar

Problem: I do not see whether an iCloud user accepted/declined my invitation which I created in Gmail Calendar. My steps: I create a new event in Gmail Calendar. Add them user with iCloud email ...
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iTunes won't show my Cloud music?

My iTunes keeps crashing whenever I try to show my Cloud Music. I go into Preferences > Store and check the box to show the music, but then it tries to load it and it crashes. It'll keep crashing each ...
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How to delete my account on icloud.com?

In my case, I do not want to use iCloud anymore. So I don't want to sync notes, calendar, pics across my Apple devices, and access them through the web (i.e., icloud.com). So, how I can close/delete ...
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Incorrect name keeps appearing in Mail.app account info

I changed my name in iCloud a while ago, and then reverted that change. iCloud.com, the iCloud System Preference pane, and the info that appears in the Internet Accounts entry for the iCloud account ...
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How do I tell if there is an iPhone backup in my iCloud account without the iPhone

A couple of months ago I had an iPhone. That iPhone was never connected to iTunes. It was configured to make backups to iCloud. It was stolen. Now I'm getting another, used iPhone from a family ...
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I cannot backup my iPhone 5

I have an iphone 5 that I cannot backup. I have tried to backup via icloud as well as via computer backup but neither works. When I try to backup to my computer I get an error that says iTunes could ...
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Syncing Safari bookmarks across multiple Apple devices (iMac, Macbook pro and iPad)

I was a Microsoft Windows (98 to 8.1) user up until now , and I have recently made the switch to Mac OSX completely. While I have managed to familiarize myself with quite a few things so far, there is ...
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Getting a google calendar on all my Apple devices

For reasons I'm not going to go into I have to use a Google calendar for work, as well as having my nice everything-just-works Apple calendars in iCloud. I can get my Google calendar to appear on all ...
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Sync keyboard shortcuts for ipad with iCloud

I have some useful text expander shortcuts on my MacBook Pro and I would like to get them synced with the shortcuts on my ipad. That way I don't have to maintain the same shortcut list in 2 places. ...
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My Photo Stream got polluted - how to rebuild from scratch?

I recently imported some photos into iPhoto on my Mac that I didn't want to appear in My Photo Stream (and on my other devices). However, by default, iPhoto will add imported photos automatically. ...
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Lost my contacts on iPhone 4s but they are on iCloud

I have an iPhone 4s and my contacts have disappeared... I have 500+ contacts in my iCloud and I am not able to get them on my phone. I have gone to settings then iCloud and toggled the contacts... ...
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Transferring data from iPhone 3GS to iPhone 4S using iTunes 11.3.1 - set up as new or restore?

I'm using an iMac with the latest iTunes (11.3.1). My iPhone 4S is currently on IOS 7.1.2 I've been using my iPhone 3GS for a few years now & I recently just got an iPhone 4S. When I got my 4S, ...
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App Store sometimes can't install, iCloud icon instead of INSTALL icon

App Store sometimes can't install apps, iCloud icon appearing instead of INSTALL icon, as in the attached screenshot. Please tell me how to make the INSTALL icon appear again for these apps, ...
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iCloud documents “waiting”

Ever since I restored my Mac from a Time Machine backup to return from Yosemite to Mavericks, things have been a mess. I fixed everything but iCloud sync, which seems to be an impossible issue. It ...
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Messages from my phone show up on my macbook air

My Macbook air keeps getting my phone messages but since the computer is a school computer it doesn't allow me to go into iMessage. What should I do?
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Contacts not syncing to icloud

I've realised that all new contacts added since replacing my iPhone over a year ago have been going to the wrong account (a non i-cloud one) and therefore not syncing. There are 203 and so it will ...
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second hand ipad needs apple id from original owner? [duplicate]

I bought this ipad second handed I already disabled it bt after connecting it to a wiffi its says "This iPad is currently linked to an Apple Id sign in with the Apple ID that was used to set up this ...
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How to remove/clear the old game data in Game Center?

I can't remove the old data in iCloud or even in Game Center. I like to play games like Hay Day and Township. I have already uninstalled the games and chose to remove the data but when I reinstall the ...
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How do I set an iCloud e-mail?

When I first got my iPod I was given the option to set up an iCloud address. At the time I didn't want one; however, I want one now. So, how do I get one now?
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Shared photos on a Photo Stream are not uploading to iPhoto

This is kind of perplexing. I have set up a Photo Stream and shared it with three others. When I add a photo to the stream from my phone or iPad, it will sync with and upload the photos to my other ...
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How do I ensure that none of my Keychain information is stored on Apple's servers?

I recently enabled iCloud keychain briefly on a pair of my machines, and then disabled it on both (signing out completely from one). I then attempted to follow Apple's instructions for ensuring that ...
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How can I keep my iMessage on iPhone, but stop them coming through on my Mac?

I don't want my private messages popping up on my Mac, so is there a way I can remove my account on my Mac, but keep it on my iPhone?
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App not downloading from icloud

I have downloaded an app, it does not appear on my home screen , when I go to re download it, it says it it stored in my icloud but when I try down load it again, once again it won't download. When I ...
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How do I delete an old IMAP address while logged into iCloud?

How can I delete an IMAP account address from iCloud? It is a former employees and all iCloud email defaults with his address.
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How to prevent my iPhone from downloading music when using cellular data?

My iPhone 5s CONTINUALLY downloads songs I've previously purchased, then deleted. I've resolved the issue on how to delete songs that appear un-deletable. Now I need to stop the songs from ...
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Can seller lock/erase my second-hand Mac with Find My Mac?

I recently purchased a MacBook. It's a model that supports Apple's latest OS (at this time 10.9), meaning that it also supports Find My Mac and such. I'd like to know what I would need to do to ...
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transfering phones

I am using my sisters old iphone, we did not restore it. Do I need to get an icloud or will it still back up to her icloud? She upgraded to a 5 and her icloud backed up her phone
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Apple thinks I'm my father

My mac thinks I'm my father. When in automator I do this: [get value of variable: name] --> [new text file. Save as 'name.txt'. Location: desktop] it should put my name in a text file and put it ...
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Devices with different Apple IDs responding to the same FaceTime calls

This is really weird. Whenever my sister-in-law calls my wife via FaceTime, my phone and Mac also ring at the same time. When my wife answers the call, then both of my devices stop ringing. It's ...
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How can I configure iCloud mail in Mozilla Thunderbird?

i just downloaded Thunderbird from Mozilla because it's the only program I can use to access my hosting email addresses in a easy way, but when I try to add my iCloud account, I get an error. Here's ...
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Google contacts not matching Icloud contacts

Can someone help me? My contacts are all different between my icloud, iphone, and my google account. I would like them all the same and when I enter a new contact using my phone I would like it to go ...
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How can I simply and quickly upload just 1 photo from my iPhone to a PC or Mac?

This is really frustrating. Occasionally, my work requires me to upload a photo from my iPhone (ios7) to a clients PC or Mac. I used to simply email it to my Gmail account and download it from the web ...
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Which photos to be transferred after backup in a new apple device?

If I open my iCloud account in a new apple device, then which photos would be transferred - photos from camera roll or photostream ?
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Pic of desktop of old iphone 3gs just showed up on my iphone 5s, which i bought a year ago?

OK, this is weird. All of a sudden in my photos today on my iphone 5s, a pic of my old desktop from my previous phone, a 3gs, showed up. My old phone has been powered down and in a drawer for about a ...
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On iOS 8 how do you access hi-res photos when you have the optimize photos on? [closed]

I the iOS 8 beta 5 they introduced the new option option, Optimize iPhone Storage keeps lower resolution copies of photos on device, and stores original high-res photos in iCloud. How do you access ...
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Managing iLife Asset Management

I log into my Mum's computer with my iCloud account, and I've found that it has copied over 70Gb of my photos to the iLifeAssetManagement folder in user account on her computer. Her MacBook Air is ...
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Can I have both iCloud and local calendars on my iPhone?

I'd like to share a calendar with my wife that would be visible on our phones. We're both OSX/iOS at the moment, so naturally I set up an iCloud calendar on my iPhone which is visible to her. The only ...
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Can I retrieve deleted photos (beyond 1,000) from Photo Stream?

Is there any way to access photos from my Photo Stream that were there yesterday before I stupidly downloaded my SD card with over 1,000 photos on it. Are those earlier photos gone forever or stored ...
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old iCloud Safari Tabs [duplicate]

How can I remove my old iCloud Safari Tabs website that I use to have on my old devices? They are still there on my iOS device (iPhone).
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How do I completely get rid of a potentially compromising picture?

I received a potentially compromising picture in a WhatsApp chat on my iPhone, I want to get rid of it entirely in everything Apple. I've deleted it from the chat (within minutes), but where else ...
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iCloud won't transfer manually added music

I have 2 computers on which I listen to my music: a Macbook Pro (which I consider to be my "main" computer for my music library) and a Windows 7 desktop, for which the music library was originally ...
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iCloud preference pane loads indefinitely and prevents access to System Preferences

When I open the system preference pane, it opens straight to the iCloud pane, which loads a spinner, states that it is loading, and then runs indefinitely. While the spinner is up, I can't quit the ...
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Forgot old Icloud password

I have changed my Apple ID (email and password) on my computer. However, my Iphone 5 still shows the old email address which is grey so I can't change it. I don't remember the password for that ...
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I have iCloud but I don't know how to use Find My iPhone

So last night I was at home watching movies and I went to get on my phone and I noticed it missing. My phone IS on and I THOUGHT the ringer was on until I called it. Many websites say you can download ...
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iCal allows 25,000 events on iCloud. How do I get more?

iCal allows 25,000 event entries to be backed up on iCloud. I need more. Is there a way to go over this limit, or segment the iCal file into years, and only activate locally (on my desktop Mac) the ...
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Can I delete photos off Camera Roll after transferring to iCloud?

I need space on my iPhone. However I can not sync photos to my computer. If I want to delete photos off my Camera Roll after transferring them to iCloud, will those photos be lost permanently?
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How to remove iCloud alias from iMessage

I created an alias for my iCloud email address and then added it as another address I could send and receive iMessages from. I have subsequently deleted the alias from iCloud email. However, the ...
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If I restore from an iCloud Backup will my photos go back into Camera roll

I an trying to sync my iPod Touch 5 to iTunes but had reset my PC. Now I need to erase everything off my iPod Touch. If I restore from an iCloud Backup will my photos go back into Camera roll?