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

learn more… | top users | synonyms

1
vote
3answers
4k views

Safe to Delete Mobile Applications

I back up my iPhone 4 and iPad 2 to iCloud. Is it necessary to keep my Mobile Applications Folder? There are over 12GBs of space being used by this folder on my Macbook. Could it be thrown out?
31
votes
9answers
46k views

What are some best practices for a family sharing a single Apple ID?

My family shares an apple ID, and I can't chose whose contacts I want to sync with when I set up Icloud. For example, I own a Mac and an iPhone. I want my content to only be synced between MY Mac and ...
1
vote
0answers
109 views

When I backed up my calendar from 5th generation iPod Touch to iCloud, all events have disappeared. How do I get them back?

I turned on iCloud from settings on my iPod Touch (iOS 5.0.1). Backup to iCloud proceeded but all calendar entries have disappeared.
3
votes
1answer
10k views

How to keep mac, iphone, icloud and gmail contacts in sync?

I used to keep mac, iphone and Gmail in sync via Exchange till iCloud was released. Once I started using both Gmail contacts and iCloud for air syncing I started having duplicates on the address book, ...
3
votes
5answers
8k views

Does iCloud Backup store WiFi password?

I recall iOS5 beta1 does not do this which cost me scores of saved wifi passwords on my iPhone. Also another question says application keychain data is not backed up, just want to check if there's ...
1
vote
1answer
2k views

QuickVoice recordings on iPad

I have a lot of QuickVoice recordings made and stored on my iPad (first generation) I am attempting to backup to iCloud for the first time. If this is successful, can I then delete the recordings ...
2
votes
1answer
4k views

How do I delete an iCloud backup?

I just got a new iPad2 (upgraded from an iPad1) today and I was going to do an iCloud backup, but it says there is no more data for me to use. I want to either download all the data from my original ...
4
votes
1answer
14k views

How can I add/move icloud contacts to a group?

I see that iCloud can create groups. It appears that other than All Contacts, I only have another group, contacts-other that was created when I imported my addresses (I think via Outlook, which I no ...
2
votes
1answer
1k views

What is the Documents & Data item used for in the iCloud preference pane on my Mac?

I am seeing an item called "Documents and Data" in the iCloud preference pane. I have switched it on, but what can I expect from it? I have searched the web about iCloud, syncing between Mac and iOS ...
2
votes
3answers
7k views

How do you restore files from an iCloud backup

I want to restore a picture that I deleted from my camera roll on my iPhone. I have iCloud backup enabled, with the option for camera roll turned on, so therefore the picture I deleted should have a ...
0
votes
3answers
41k views

How can I add my iCloud email account in Windows Live Mail?

I have an iCloud account: name@me.com and I try to add it in Windows Live Mail but it gives an error message that my username or password are incorrect. I found this ...
4
votes
7answers
43k views

How can I change my sender name in iCloud email?

I want to correct how my 'sender' name appears when I write mail with my iCloud account. For some reason, iCloud shows my first name in all caps & I can't edit it.
2
votes
1answer
3k views

Using iCloud with iPhoto without upgrading to iPhoto 9

Is there any way to use iCloud on OS X Lion to share pictures with my iPhone without upgrading to the newest iPhoto? I know the newest iPhoto isn't that expensive but I don't use it for anything at ...
1
vote
2answers
2k views

Can I create an iCloud account with a borrowed IOS5 device?

An IOS5 device is needed to create an iCloud account. I have a Macbook and an iMac both running Snow Leopard, but no IOS device nor a mobile.me account. I want to use iCloud's calendar features. I ...
4
votes
3answers
15k views

Can my iPhone have more than one iCloud account on it at a time?

Can I add more than one iCloud account to an iPhone? For example if I set my wife and I both up with an iCloud account, could I get her calander and mine on my phone?
3
votes
1answer
2k views

How do I retrieve a specific photo from iCloud backup of my camera roll

I just received an iPad for Xmas. I took a video through the iPad camera, which was stored in my ipad camera roll. I turned on the iCloud backup of photos previously. Last backup was before I deleted ...
1
vote
2answers
895 views

Can I view what app data has not been uploaded to iCloud?

Viewing System Preferences -> iCloud on my Mac shows that I have 2.24GB out of the standard 5GB available, but each morning when I wake up I see an error message on my iPhone that 'There is not enough ...
1
vote
1answer
228 views

Manually sync multiple devices through iCloud

We have an iPad and iPhone that I know we can set up to sync through iCloud. We also have several iPods. Will setting up iCloud for the iPad and iPhone affect our ability to manually sync the iPods?
3
votes
3answers
4k views

Why can't I see my Numbers spreadsheets on my new iPhone?

I had been using Numbers on my iPad and on my iPhone 4. The spreadsheets were synced perfectly over 3G and wifi. However, I just bought an iPhone 4S. The spreadsheets are missing when I open ...
3
votes
2answers
3k views

How can I fix or diagnose problems when Find My Mac doesn't work?

I have 13" MacBook Pro (Early 2011) with Mac OS X 10.7.2. I can't make Find my Mac option in iCloud to work. I've try turning off and on again the location services as well as the Find my Mac option ...
1
vote
1answer
4k views

How to refresh iCloud after some changes in iTunes

I use iCloud to sync music files. On my Mac, I changed some song information such as genre or artist name. How can I sync the changes on my Mac's iTunes with iCloud so that all my iPad and iPhone ...
3
votes
2answers
841 views

I can't log into my iChat

After iChat is open, I click the menu named 'iChat', inside it says "log into pancake44@me.com" (which is my Apple ID). I've clicked on that item but nothing else prompts me for a password afterwards. ...
0
votes
1answer
3k views

Why isn't my iPod touch's calendar showing up in iCloud?

I have enabled iCloud for my iPod touch and enabled Calendar sync, but my calendar events aren't showing up in iCloud when I login, even after I've manually backed it up to iCloud. What's the problem? ...
2
votes
2answers
383 views

Photo stream and iCloud?

I have a new iPhone 4s and an account on iCloud. Is it possible to move an old photo album from my old iPhone 4 to the new iPhone 4S by just using iCloud?
1
vote
2answers
2k views

Mis-Typed iCloud Email Address. Want to create new iCloud email address [closed]

I made a foolish mistake when creating my iCloud email address. There was a misspelling that I did not catch. Now, my iCloud email is unacceptable to me with this spelling error. I understand that ...
0
votes
1answer
437 views

iCloud Mail doesn't load, but all other iCloud services work fine

I've been having this weird problem with iCloud for a while. If I go to icloud.com, I can login just fine, and everything works (Contacts, Calendars, etc.), EXCEPT the Mail app. Whenever I click the ...
16
votes
4answers
14k views

iTunes Match - This item is not eligible for iCloud

I signed up for iTunes Match and have uploaded nearly all of my collection to iCloud. Unfortunately, I have several tracks that have given me the following error: This thread indicates that I can ...
1
vote
1answer
828 views

Sync multiple calendar together

Simple question, big problem. I evaluate a solution to sync calendar together but not FULL calendar.. just part with cloud here is the spec : I have 3 person person #1 = have a calendar with ...
5
votes
3answers
2k views

“Ineligible” iCloud Songs on iOS devices

I have some mp3's ripped from a language CD, "Lesson 1", "Lesson 2" and so forth. Some of them are uploaded to iCloud with iTunes Match, for some it says "Ineligible". I don't really need them in the ...
7
votes
2answers
2k views

Does iTunes Match keep updating?

I just subscribed to iTunes Match and it's currently scanning my library. I've got a few tracks named as 'track 1', 'track 2', and 'unknown artist'. My plan is to clean up my library (some day). But ...
4
votes
2answers
2k views

How do I sync Safari's Reading List between multiple Macs and an iPhone?

I would like for Reading List to automatically sync between an iMac, MacBook Air, and an iPhone 4S. The Macs are both running Lion 10.7.2 and the iPhone is running iOS 5.0. All three devices are ...
5
votes
1answer
301 views

What do the numbers after an invitee's status in iCal mean?

After the text describing the status of an invitee in iCal (in the context menu for the invitee) there is a number. For example I nearly always see numbers like 1.1 or 1.2: and occasionally I see ...
3
votes
1answer
3k views

What does an exclamation point mean next to an e-mail address in an iCal invitation?

I'm getting strange behavior with invitations I send from iCal to another .mac address. The invitations never show up (not in the invitee's inbox, nor in his iOS Calendar or iCal) and my iCal shows an ...
3
votes
1answer
16k views

How to send existing photos to photo stream?

I just enabled iCloud on my iPad. I've also downloaded iPhoto on my Mac to sync my photos on the iPad. The problem is that I can only get pictures that I downloaded after I enabled iCloud on my iPad. ...
8
votes
3answers
451 views

How can I figure out which keychain entries a process wants access to

I'm getting really tired of seeing this: As I understand it, ubd (the Ubiquity daemon) is responsible for the “Documents and Data” portion of iCloud's syncing. However, all of my iCloud-related data ...
2
votes
1answer
2k views

Can I use iCloud with my devices on Windows XP?

We have two XP machines (in different cities) that up to now they have been the the hosts for syncing and backing up an iPad and iPhone via iTunes via USB. We want to make use of iCloud, at least for ...
5
votes
3answers
3k views

Do I need to keep apps on my Mac with iCloud

I have a MacBook Air with limited disk space as well as an iPad and an iPhone. With iCloud, do I need to keep the apps in iTunes on the MacBook anymore? When I try to delete them all in iTunes by ...
2
votes
4answers
947 views

Are files saved to iCloud via 3rd party applications accessible from icloud.com web interface through browser?

I've recently seen third-party apps like Smultron and iA Writer mentioning in their Mac App Store descriptions that they support iCloud syncing. Are the files saved to iCloud via these apps ...
7
votes
5answers
43k views

Exchange contacts do not appear in iCloud

On my iPad and iPhone I have several email accounts: three Gmail and one Exchange account. I stopped using the Exchange account and tried to remove it from the iPhone, but also all my contacts were ...
2
votes
2answers
457 views

Name does not appear in top right corner in iCloud and incorrect time zone is set

The times in my iCloud calendar are all wrong. The answer I found to fix this is to click on my name in top right hand corner — only problem is that my name does not appear there and I can find ...
1
vote
3answers
3k views

Can I Sync Two Macs With iCloud Instead Of MobileMe?

If I move over to iCloud can I still sync two Macs (calendar and address book) as I am doing now with MobileMe? Or does iCloud only sync iOS devices?
0
votes
1answer
290 views

Is there any reason to switch from MobileMe to iCloud if i'm still on Snow Leopard?

I use iDisk and have some Web Galleries on my MobileMe account (both features that have been siginficantly changed in iCloud), and since none of my computers run Lion (my iPad runs iOS5) I cannot sync ...
4
votes
7answers
17k views

Can I use a non “me.com” address to send email with iCloud?

I will be buying an iPad and will want to use iCloud. However, I want to use a non "@me.com" address to send email from/reply to. Is this possible when you sign up for iCloud? Thanks
2
votes
1answer
4k views

How can I get iCal to sync with iCloud while running Snow Leopard?

I have been looking for a few weeks for a workaround to get iCal on Snow leopard to sync with iOS 5 devices with iCloud. Is there a work around that will allow syncing as I cannot upgrade to OSX ...
0
votes
2answers
899 views

iOS: Newly added contacts get hidden and don't sync to iCloud [closed]

I was facing the issue outlined on this Apple discussion thread, where I had duplicates of every contact on my iPhone -- one in iCloud, and one "Unknown". The thread presents a working solution on how ...
1
vote
0answers
105 views

Are iTunes Match songs streamed over HTTP and do they use CDN?

I do not have iTunes Match yet but I am interested in understanding the underlying logistics. We know that Apple built a new data center for iCloud and Match in North Carolina, but when you ...
4
votes
2answers
25k views

How to make iCloud on Windows sync bookmarks with Safari, not Internet Explorer

I'm trying to get iCloud on my PC to sync its bookmarks with Safari, not Internet Explorer. According to Apple's documentation, it is possible to sync iCloud bookmarks to Safari on Windows: You ...
2
votes
1answer
422 views

Is there a way to remove songs in a playlist from an iOS device?

There are situations where (for example to free up storage) on an iOS device with iTunes Match enabled, it would be nice to be able to remove songs on the device, based on certain attributes. For ...
5
votes
2answers
6k views

Removing songs from iCloud

I would like to explicitly remove songs that I uploaded using iTunes Match, from the cloud. How is this done? And if I do remove the song, will it be automatically removed from all my devices?
4
votes
1answer
3k views

Use iCloud calendar and contacts with non-Apple devices

A friend wants to sync his calendar (also his contacts if possible) with a non-iPhone device. Is there a way to connect a device to iCloud via Exchange or CalDav. If so where could the specific ...