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iPhone 4 locked by it's previous owner iCloud account [duplicate]

I've bought a iPhone 4 of an auction site. When this iPhone got delivered and I turned it on, it asked me for the PIN code of the previous owner and noticed that the iPhone 's language was completly ...
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Cannot uncheck 'pending' iCloud keychain on both mobile and OSX

This is very frustrating. One day I wanted to try iCloud keychain. I turned that on without knowing I will be struck with it forever. I'm asked to verify with code which I can enter, then message to ...
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Have 2 iCloud accounts in my mac and don't know how

I have 2 iCloud accounts and don't know how, I tried to delete the deactivated one (the bottom one in the image) but when i deleted it, my mac deleted the other (which was active). When the 2 ...
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What happens when the total filesize of an iCloud drive exceeds the filesize of a physical drive?

I have 200 GB of iCloud storage, but my Mac only has a 128gb drive. Say that I would fill my iCloud drive, so that it would require more space to sync than what's available on my Mac. What would ...
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How to get all tunes downloaded to my iPhone from the cloud?

I have tunes that show on iCloud but I can't get them on my iPhone. How do I restore these? These represent about half of my saved music. When I backup I only get the songs that are currently on my ...
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How to force photo thumbnail download on iOS 8.3

I have 30,000+ photos synced to iCloud and am trying to get their thumbnails to show on the Photos app on iOS 8.3. On the (first) Photos tab, viewing at Years or Collections levels shows lots of grey ...
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Retrieve lost iPhoto after replaced hard drive

I replaced the hard drive on my MacBook Pro through Apple. I backed up files on my computer but not my Applications. Is my iPhoto lost forever? I have thousands of pictures on there! I've signed in ...
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Is there a way to get a public URL for individual iCloud photos?

I understand it's possible, through the Photos app and iCloud, to create a sharing stream of photos. What I am wondering is if it's possible to get a public URL from any given photo in iCloud. My end ...
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iCloud Photo Library - merge two Apple IDs together to one library stream? [duplicate]

Is there a way to use iCloud Photo Library and merge the photos on my wife's iPhone with mine? I'm willing to subscribe to the iCloud Photo Library service, but I rather one of us pay for the cloud ...
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How to get photos back which weren't saved to my iCloud account?

I had to repair my phone and forgot to save all of my photos to my iCloud account. Is there any way I can get them back?
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New Photos.app & iCloud photo library: how to save space on mac

I am migrating from aperture to the new photos. In aperture, I had my originals on an external hard drive (i.e. the library was local, but the originals were on the external drive). Now in iPhoto, I ...
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Lost Wi-Fi passwords after reset network settings on iPhone

After a network configuration reset on my iPhone all Wi-Fi passwords were lost. They were stored in iCloud Keychain, synced with my Mac, where they disappeared too. This is very frustrating since it ...
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After disabling iCloud Photo Library, cannot re-enable due to insufficient iCloud Storage

In an attempt to troubleshoot an apparently "stuck" upload process with iCloud Photo Library, I tried a suggestion I read about in Apple's own forums: Disable and then Re-Enable iCloud Photo Library. ...
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Can two iPhones share same backup space on cloud?

I have an iPhone 6+ and my girlfriend an iPhone 6. Can I backup her phone on my iCloud account? I have 200 gigs of space and would like to share backup space. Her phone is constantly displaying a ...
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iCloud Photo Library not uploading anymore

I have iCloud photo library enabled on my iPhone (6, iOS 8.3). Since the weekend it does not upload the photos anymore. When I go to the Photos settings, it gives me the following messages in a loop: ...
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How do I force Safari to ask me to save all passwords?

I'm using 10.10.3. iCloud keychain is enabled. Anyway, I find that Safari will ask to save passwords for some sites but not for others. examples of sites where I get prompted: eBay, amazon, some ...
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Watch folder for Photos

When I'm on my iPhone, pictures downloaded from the Internet are automatically uploaded to my iCloud Photo Library. I want the same thing to happen for pictures downloaded from the Internet when I'...
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What is the maximum/optimized size of the OSX photos.app library?

I was using aperture with referenced images. The aperture library is about 20gig, the folder containing the referenced images is 200gig. I exported versions of a selection of my pictures (6000) and ...
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Why do I sometimes see a downloading 'pie' icon when viewing photostream photos?

it normally shows in the bottom corner as a sort of 'pie' that fills up as the picture is downloaded, similar to the 'app downloading' pie when viewing a downloading app on the home page/s prior to ...
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Deleting photos on iOS7?

For some reason whenever I delete a photo on my camera roll, the corresponding photo on iCloud photo stream would also be deleted. Am I going crazy here? I thought the whole point of photo stream is ...
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Missing photos on my iPhone

I have a Macbook Pro and an iPhone that share the same iCloud account. On my Macbook's Photos I have a smart album that contains 52 photos. On the iPhone the album contains 40, with 12 photos are ...
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How can I share an album publicly (i.e. with non-icloud users) on iCloud

Using "Photos" Version 1.0 (209.52.0) that just got "put" on my computer at last update. Here's what my share menu looks like: Here's the support page where I looked for help. Goal: expose photo ...
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how to move contacts en mass from one iCloud account to another

I need to have two iCloud accounts, one for work and one for play/personal. Is there an easy way to move all contacts from one iCloud account to another via iCloud.com. For example, if I have 400 ...
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Is my apple ID compromised after receiving notification of Facetime from unknown computer?

Hello I received this notification, I would like to know what to do next if I do not know the MacBook Pro the notification is referring to? I have checked my icloud and do not see this device in the ...
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sending email via a hosted email address through iCloud

I have an email address (bartleyemail@emailhost.com) hosted by Google, I would like to be able to send emails from the iCloud.com mail app from this address via my iCloud account (bartleyemail@icloud....
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Two identical iCloud Group lists in Contacts

For some reason - & this has been the case for as long as I remember, years at least - I have two sets of iCloud Contacts in my Contacts address book. One is called 'iCloud (me.com) the other ...
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Is there a quicker way to pause Photos uploading to iCloud?

Photos.app on Yosemite takes forever to upload its library to iCloud, and can slow the WiFi network to a crawl while it does so. I know that I can pause it in the app's Preferences, but this is ...
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Do my original photos move to iCloud if imported to Photos?

I have a large collection of photos (80Gb) stored on my Macbook and I've imported them to Photos, these are now available through Photos on my other devices with the same iCloud account. Does Apple ...
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iOS file chooser for iCloud drive can't find tags

Any iOS app can let its users pick a file on iCloud Drive with the proper chooser dialogue. This dialogue allows to search files based on tags. Here is a screenshot to make crystal clear what I am ...
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How can I expose the faces data from OS X Photos to iOS Photos?

I've spent some time teaching Photos on my Mac to know which face belongs to what name and now have a nice set of groups. I'd like to be able to access that metadata on iOS - preferably through ...
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iCloud Photo Library not optimizing

My wife's 16gb iP5 is not optimizing iCPL she is now out of space. What do I need to do to fix this? I've read that if I turn off iCPL on her phone and then delete all the pictures in her photos app ...
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iCloud syncing seems to have stopped, can't delete folders

I am using iCloud Drive on my Macbook Pro, and I noticed that even if the iCloud folder has my files, they're not really synced on the cloud. Many files still have the cloud icon next to them: ...
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Do Pages, Numbers and Keynote for Mac/iOS offer real-time collaboration on shared documents like Pages, Numbers and Keynote for iCloud do?

In Pages and Numbers (I guess Keynote too) for iCloud if you share a document and then send the link to other people you get real-time collaboration between the contributors as they edit the document ...
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I selected to send SMS instead of iMessage to a contact once, and it won't switch back, Why?

I sent an SMS text instead of using iMessage to a family member when I had bad cell service about a week ago. I have FaceTime-d with them since and even deleted and recreated their contact info, but ...
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unable to delete large folder from icloude drive

I am unable to delete large folders from my icloud drive.( I have tried it both from my phone and from icloud.com) get an error saying “There was a problem deleting “folder name” try again later” I ...
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how long does it take to synch across devices

I've imported 1,000 photos into Photos on my Mac, and my settings are "Store in iCloud", it is over an hour since I did the import and when I log into iCloud.com via Safari I can see the photos there ...
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Recovering texts from iCloud

I lost my iPhone 4 and really need my text messages. I always backed up everything to iCloud. I don't have a new phone, but I do have a computer. How can I go to iCloud and recover my texts?
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how can I add photos from an external drive to the new Photos

I have a large library of old photos stored on my External Hard Drive (EHD). I would like t bring these old photos into Photos (Mac OS X Yosemite). How can I do this, what's the best way to do this?
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Extract specific app data from an older iCloud Backup

My problem is this: About a year ago I installed an application that did a very simple task. Just counting days from a specific date. Long story short, after a bunch of iOS updates, this app started ...
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iCloud Photo Library - force upload

On my iMac I imported my old Aperture Library to the new Photos app and then enabled iCloud Photo Library. The library has about 10000 photos and I expected that once I started the sync Photos app ...
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Is it possible to use Time Machine with iCloud?

I have a MacBook Pro (early 2011) with a 320 GB hard disk, and I have a 200 GB storage plan on iCloud. The problem is that I cannot simply copy the Applications folder to iCloud Drive and restore it ...
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Photo album of the full-resolution photos shared through iCloud Photo Sharing?

The photos that are shared through iCloud Photo Sharing shared albums are typically favorites, for example the best photos that you wanted to share with family over the course of several years. Over ...
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Can photos be added to a shared iCloud photo stream album even after it has reached 5000 photos?

Apple says that a shared iCloud photo album can contain a maximum of 5000 photos. What will happen once that limit is reached? Will it not be possible to add any more photos? Or will the oldest photos ...
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After migrating to iCloud Photo Library can the iLifeAssetManagement folder be deleted?

Before iCloud Photo Library and Photos.app in OS X 10.10.3, we had iCloud PhotoStream. iCloud PhotoStream synced its photos to the ~/Library/Application Support/iLifeAssetManagement folder (and ...
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How can I change the name listed on my iCloud emails I send out?

I have already changed in settings on my phone (iPhone) and when logging in on computer next to my picture in iCloud top right, it reads the name I want. I am divorced and do not like my prior last ...
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iCloud Calendar sync error 400 on OS X 10.10.2

I've been using Calendar with iCloud for a long while without any problems. Now, I have a permanent error displayed in Calendar: The request for account “iCloud” failed. The server responded ...
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Why is the accountsd process eating so much CPU?

Why are the accountsd and securityd processes using so much CPU on OS X 10.10.3? I am on a Early 2011 Macbook Pro. What are these processes for? Is it safe to kill them? The machine has only been up ...
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With New Photos app on Mac, how do I manage photos on my iPhone?

I have 2 iMacs at office and at home; an iPhone, and an iPad. I recently installed the new Photos app on both iMacs. In both cases, I'm using iCloud Photo Library. So - any new photos I take on my ...
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Photos stopped uploading to iCloud. What can I do?

After updating to OS X 10.10.3, I opened Photos.app and imported my iPhoto library. Around ~3,000 photos were uploaded to iCloud, but the upload process stopped before the remaining 7,200 photos were ...
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Photos App & faces sync

I am using the new Photos App (Yosemite). Everything is synchronised (iCloud) but the faces. Is this a feature or a bug?