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

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Macbook Pro using all the bandwidth

My Macbook Pro is using all my bandwidth and making my entire network unstable. I thought this could be the iCloud Photo Library, so I paused for a day, didn't change anything, turned off iPhoto ...
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Does deleting a photo from iCloud on PC affect its copy on iPhone storage?

I want to ask if I delete a pic from iCloud online, does it get deleted from the iPhone too?
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How to change Apple ID email address

I have my iPhone 4s linked on to one icloud and would like to change the email address on my iCloud to a new email. I can even make a new Icloud with the new email, however I want to keep the money ...
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Is it possible to connect an iPhone to a WiFi network that you've previously connected your Mac to without having to enter the password on the phone?

I'm pretty sure that iCloud will sync Wi-Fi information from your iPhone to your Mac, but I've connected to a network with a "secure" password and typing it on my phone is a pain. Can I use the fact ...
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Is there a way to make a portable iOS backup?

I'm travelling and will probably get a new iPad (actually an iPad Pro - woo hoo) while I'm away. Is there a way to backup my current iPad, take the backup with me, and then when I'm near a laptop or ...
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3 devices. icloud library

I have 3 apple devices (one phone and 2 Ipads). If I turn off icloud library on my phone can I delete photos on my phone without deleting them on the other two devices?
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Problem signing into Apple ID

I can't sign into iCloud because the account is set up under my OLD email address and I don't remember the password. How can I change the iCloud account to new email address so that it is useable? I ...
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Export single SMS from iPhone and import on another iPhone

Is there a possibility to sync the messages between two iPhones? Currently, I'm switching from one phone to another, but one device has got a new SMS. How can I export the single SMS and import it on ...
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How to remove duplicate contacts in icloud across different groups

I have many different groups set up in my icloud and need to compare each group to one another and remove duplicated across groups. I know I can remove duplicates within each group, but how can I get ...
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Move item from iCloud keychain to normal keychain

Is there any way that I can move an iCloud keychain item, in particular an internet account, to a normal keychain? Moving items between keychains usually works with drag and drop, but I cannot drag an ...
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Trouble signing in as admin account after change of Apple ID email address

I had to move to another mail provider therefore I changed my Apple ID. Unfortunately a while ago I've linked my admin account on my MacBook Air with my Apple ID. Now my account is still stuck with ...
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Can't rip CD into my Son's iPod because of Apple Music

I'm a simple man. I want to take the CD my son got in kindergarten. Rip it into mp3/aac using my iTunes 11.3 El Capitan based Mac. Plug in my Son's 5th gen iOS 9,2 based iPod Touch. Put the ripped ...
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Why is my iCloud storage full, even after deleting videos?

I have recently been recording long videos with my iPhone (3 hrs/day). When I've come home, I have transfered the videos to my computer and then deleted them on the iPhone. Despite this, my iCloud ...
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pwSafe on the Mac now giving error when trying to use iCloud based safe (version 4.8)

Since version 4.8 of pwSafe was updated on the 8th (Mac OSx El Capitan), whenever I try to use one of my existing safes stored in iCloud, I get the following error: The document "(null)" could not be ...
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Can I speed up iCloud photo sync between iPhone and Macbook?

I have an iPhone 5 running iOS 9.1 and a Macbook Pro running Yosemite. Both devices are set up to sync photos to and from iCloud. When I take a photo on the iPhone (for further processing on the ...
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How can I move or replicate my Apple Music iTunes Cloud Library to Spotify?

I have been using Apple Music from day 1, but I'm disappointed and want to move back to Spotify. Is there any way at all to easily replicate or move my entire library from Apple Music to Spotify? ...
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Sharing an iCloud account

I am setting up my parents with an Apple iPad. I was wondering if I can configure it so that they share a single iCloud account for email, calendar, contacts, photo stream, FaceTime calls, etc. Is ...
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Deactivate icloud

I have damaged my screen and to get a new iPhone on my insurance I have to deactivate my iCloud account. Can I still receive calls on my iPhone without the I cloud?
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Hard link '~/Library/Mobile\ Documents/com~apple~CloudDocs' to ~/iCloud

Is it possible to do this at all? I've tried the following command: ln /Users/Rowan/Library/Mobile\ Documents/com~apple~CloudDocs/Documents /Users/Rowan/iCloud which results in: ln: ...
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App doesn't remember my preferences or information when restored

My old iPhone got replaced by Apple as it was faulty. Now I did my iCloud restore on my new iPhone 6, but when I open WhatsApp or Viber and even the any of app doesn't remember my number or ...
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What does Terminal.app store in iCloud?

I just noticed this. What does Terminal.app store in iCloud?
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How to unsync my phone and my tablet? How to get rid of the tab?

I've tried many different ways. I've gone to Text Message Forwarding and disconnected them. Nothing. I've tried going to Send & Receive and unchecked my phone number from my iPad and my iPad email ...
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How to move my Photos library to internal drive to use iCloud Optimize space feature

I recently finally imported my photo library into Photos from iPhoto. I have my library stored on an external drive since my internal 256gb has been full for awhile. Now that it's in Photos, I went ...
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How to back up iPhone / iPad without PC or iCloud?

Are there ways besides iCloud or using a computer with iTunes to back up data on your iPhone or iPad? One way seems to be a USB flash drive with a lightning connector... But is that just for photos ...
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Meaning of iCloud Photos upload phases

When you try to upload a bunch of pics to the iCloud Photos Library, the new Photos app on MacOS has three different phases showing up in the bottom part of the screen. The first one which shows up ...
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switching Netflix to Apple TV/iCloud payment

I have a lot of money on my iTunes account and am using it to pay for Hulu and HBO currently, but I want to switch my Netflix account to it as well. The only thing I don't know is how do I login to ...
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New iPhone 6s lost the new photos after synching to iTunes (restore old back up of iPhone 5s)

I have new iPhone 6s with lots of holiday photos. After synching to itunes, with only intention to sync the contacts, iTunes prompt me 2 question: Set as new iphone and recover old back up. I chose ...
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Apple Music filling iPhone with everything

Just turned on Apple Music on my Mac (not that Apple has relaxed the 25,000 song limit). After doing so I notice my iPhone getting hot and where I once had ~60 GB of free space, now I'm getting ...
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How can I re-download music I bought onto my iPhone?

I was looking for a song today in my music library that I used to listen to all the time because I noticed it would never come on when I shuffled my music. It wasn't in my music library and I used to ...
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iPhone 5 iOS 8.0 - Forgot my apple ID password & cannot restore the password

I received my dad's old iPhone 5. He remembers the password, but he cannot remember his Apple ID's password, nor the security question, nor the password for the email linked to this account. I can ...
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iPhone photos not syncing with photo stream on macbook El Capitan

I have an iPhone 6s and the photos I take are not appearing on my photo stream on my macbook (OS X El Capitan). I've clicked preferences on Photos to turn on the photo stream. On my iPhone I've turned ...
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How to share an iCloud calendar with a Google/Android user?

I've been trying to share an iCloud calendar with an Android user but can't seem to find any way to share a read/write version of it. This AskDifferent gives a great explanation how to share a ...
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iCloud Issue After El Capitan Update 10.11.2

After updating my MacBook Pro to 10.11.2, I am having huge issues with iCloud. Thus far, I am noticing that: I can no longer use Messages. I cannot use FaceTime. I cannot authenticate into ...
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Is there a way to encrypt data on iCloud?

I currently use Backblaze for online backup. I am thinking of switching to just storing all my documents on my iCloud drive. With Backblaze, you can set an encryption key. Without this key no one ...
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Blocked iCloud email account

Until 2 December by home security camera sent email alerts to my iCloud mail accounts from another home email account which I also use on my Mac. Since then emails have been returned undelivered, ...
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On iOS, how do I explicitly download a photo or video that's in iCloud while using iCloud Photo Library?

I'm an iCloud Photo Library user. How can I specifically ensure that a specific video/photo is downloaded locally on my iOS device? Basically I'm looking for the equivalent of a "Download" button ...
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Logged out of iCloud without my doing

I have a macbook pro mid-2012 with Yosemite on it. I've had several occurrences of problems that might stem from the same source : yesterday, I connected my iPhone to sync it with iTunes (like I did ...
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iCloud photo library causing duplicate photos

Ever since I started using iCloud photo library I am getting duplicates in photo on iMac OS X El Capitan. Also, all photos that went into the iCloud photo library uploaded on iPhone too. What am I ...
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Cannot add a product to My Support Profile: “serial number is associated to another Apple ID”

I am trying to add the iMac I bought in 2011 to "My Support Profile". So I copied the serial number from the "About this Mac" window, but when I entered it, I got this message: I never had another ...
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How can I change a non-existing iCloud email address?

Setup iphone 5c for my mom 2 years ago and just performed her latest software update using her Apple ID and it worked fine. I went to Settings > iCloud and it shows a different iCloud ID email ...
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How do I download iCloud-Photos to my iPhone?

I use an iPhone 6s plus with 128 Gb memory. When I am on the road, I don't want to use mobile data to download photos or videos that are in the cloud, but I still want to view them. Is there a way to ...
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How can I share a large, 60 GB file with iCloud Drive?

I pay Apple for 200 GB of storage with iCloud Drive. What are the steps to share a 60 GB file with someone?
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Getting rid of icloud on old iphone

Bought an iphone 6. Set my old phone iphone 5 back to factory settings and gave to a young friend. She keeps saying icloud is stopping her from using it. Took it back and did another factory reset ...
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Ghost Photos occuping space in iPhone 5

I have no photos on my iPhone 5 running iOS 9.1 since all my photos sit in iCloud. Yet the phone shows 1.9 gb space occupied by Photos. No photos or videos are in any folders either. The "Recently ...
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Look up serial number of an apple device I used to have?

I used to have multiple ipads. Heavily used icloud with all of them and through out time sold them out after some use. Recently had to list the serial numbers of the apple devices I had over years and ...
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FaceTime- How do I hide that I have my own iCloud ID from my parents when they call?

I don't want my parents knowing I have my own iCloud ID, because they want to know who I'm calling, even though they can check the bill...or no? Idk, I just want them to be able to FaceTime me without ...
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Contacts missing from iCloud

I am running iOS 7.1.2 on an iPhone 4 and am having trouble with contacts in iCloud. I have ~150 contacts on my phone. There are no groups etc. they are all simply in my phone memory, but only 80 or ...
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Web mail uses iCloud Keychain, how to get iOS Mail to do the same?

Using mobile Safari, I can log into my email using KeyChain. How do I get iOS Mail to connect to the same account using iCloud Keychain?
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nsurlsessiond downloading 100s GB in a month

Is there anyway to know what nsurlsession is downloading? My iCloud Drive is only 30GB. Most of the Apple Music and Photos are already on my Mac. I don't even generate 1GB of Photos or video per ...
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Combine photos from multiple people's iPhones into a single location?

My wife and I have different iCloud accounts. We would like to have the photos from all our iPhones (I have 2) to be combined in a single location. Is there any way to do this? I had thought we could ...