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Selectively disable iCloud keychain syncing for WiFi passwords

I have iCloud Keychain sync enabled, but I want to stop it syncing WiFi passwords. I have a portable WiFi hotspot which I use for my laptop and iPad, but I don't want my iPhone to connect to it since ...
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Inconsistency of iCloud settings

During some research of which iOS stock apps can sync over iCloud, I came across some inconsistent behavior where some syncing is toggled via Settings.app but other content is configurable directly in ...
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What protocol does iOS use to sync Notes to a server

I was wondering which protocol the native application for notes on iOS is using to keep the data in sync with iCloud. My aim is to host the notes on my own server, but I could't figure out the ...
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My iPhone is locked with an “icloud backup” message and it won't go away [duplicate]

I know you're supposed to press the home and lock button and restart it but my iPhones lock button has been broken for awhile and I can't afford to fix it or fix it myself.
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How to “unshare” a video in iCloud

I shared a home video on my iPhone with myself via iCloud using my cell phone number. I was hoping that this would allow me to see the file somehow on my Mac but alas that did not work. I'm assuming ...
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How safe is iCloud Keychain?

Say I installed a malicious app on my iPhone that stole my iCloud password. Can the Keychain be compromised ? Basically, can the keychain passwords be accessed by solely having the iCloud password ? ...
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If I delete music from an iPad will it affect music stored on any other iCloud-connected device?

Asking on behalf of my mother. The music came on via iCloud syncing AFAIK so I wanted to make sure that removing it in one place wouldn't remove it somewhere else as we'll.
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How to move data between iCloud accounts?

For some reason when I first got my iPhone the iCloud was created under my mom's email. Now that she recently got an iPad all of my contacts, Photo Stream, internet favourites, etc are all on her ...
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Does deleting a photo on iPhone also delete it from PhotoStream?

I am trying to transfer my photos from my iphone 4 to my new iPhone 5c. I put all my photos in icloud in a new photo stream and shared it with my iPhone 5c and some with my macbook. If i now clear my ...
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Keychain cleanup before sync

Would you recommend a cleanup of the keychain before activating iCloud Keychain sync.
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Export Wi-Fi passwords from keychain

I want to export all my Wi-Fi passwords and import it to the keychain of my girlfriends Mac. Is this even possible? And how its done? With iCloud Keychain Sync this passwords should also be available ...
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How do i know exactly what is taking up space in iCloud?

Got an email from Apple saying that my iCloud account is almost full. I'd like to know with what exactly
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What does System Preferences > iCloud > Mail do?

Suppose I turn on the setting for Mail in the iCloud preferences pane. What does this actually do? I've never turned this on; I have a vague memory that I once did, and that bad/weird things ...
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How do I sync all the pictures from to my device from an iCloud backup?

I have lost 2 iPhones. My iCloud backup shows both my lost phones along with the iPad backup but not all the pictures from the lost phone. How do I get them from their iCloud backup to my iPad or new ...
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Constantly told iCloud is unavailable when attempting to backup device

My iOS device wants me to back it up (fine) but tells me every time that the server is unavailable even though it isn't.
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Seamless listening from iPhone to iMac?

Is there any way to synchronise music playback position between iOS and OS X, so that I can go from listening to a song on my iPhone, then continue listening to it at the same place on my computer ...
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Can I store pictures in my cloud, keeping them there AFTER I delete them from my computer?

I'm trying to figure out the best way to get my photos OFF my MacBook Pro and into storage. I'd ideally like to put them into some kind of external hard drive AND onto the cloud (for double ...
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Can I transfer everything I have stored on my phone to iCloud storage?

I need to free up space to update my iPhone 4 (8 GB) to iOS 7. I have purchased 25 GB of storage for iCloud. Is it possible to move everything that is in the phone to the iCloud storage, so I can ...
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Transfer pictures via iCloud to new Mac

I had my Mac stolen last week. I now have a new one and would like all the photos I had backed up on iCloud on my new Mac. How do I do this?
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Itunes Library through web browser [duplicate]

I want to view my itunes music library online from a differnt computer. Is there a web address that i can use?
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Photos not being added to Photostream when added to folder on disk

Before I updated to the latest version of iCloud panel on my PC, I could add photos to the location on disk where my icloud stream was saved to and those photos were synced to the stream on any ...
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in iPhoto, how to locate photos NOT in a particular photo stream?

I've noticed that if I add the same photo to a photo stream more than once, iPhoto is apparently not smart enough to recognize that it's a duplicate, and instead goes ahead and adds the photo a second ...
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Apple Mail unable to connect

Twice since upgrading to Mavericks I've had Mail App stop connecting to all my email accounts. Clicking the warning icon next to any account inbox give at dialog with... There may be a problem ...
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Does iCloud backup only backup non-deleted pictures?

I have deleted some photos on my iPad (both from camera roll and photo stream) and I never want them to be found. I heard that you can use "iCloud backup" to restore your stuff in case your iPad ...
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PhotoStream not updating changes to photo

So, My PhotoStream on my iPhone (running on iOS7) isn't updating the effects that I make to the photos in the camera roll. I auto enhanced and added a filter to a photo I took a month ago. But, that ...
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How to activate a used iPhone bound to another account (already removed from iCloud)?

I want to pass my iPhone on to a friend. I backed up his old phone and restored it to the new one. After restarting it I see this: This is the case, because I had "Find my iPhone" activated and did ...
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App for finding iPhone from a Mac?

Is there any Mac client to enable the "Find my iPhone" service? It would be better from the command line, but an app will also do. None of the programs I have tried seem to work right now.
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After upgrade to Mavericks, iMessages isn't showing pictures

I just upgraded my parents' computer (an iMac) from Mountain Lion to Mavericks. After signing in again with iCloud, iMessages no longer shows pictures from old iMessage threads inline - it just shows ...
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Mavericks Multiple Calendar Accounts

I have Two Exchange Accounts showing up in Calendars under Mavericks. They both show identical events. When I try to delete one in Calendar Accounts, it tells me the calendar is being shared in ...
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Apple Mail: Save Disk Space or only load some Mails

I have a DiskSpace Problem on my SSD on my Macbook. So my Question is, is there any possibility to download only a few Mails (like on iOS - the first 200 Mails) or does have anybody of you out there a ...
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Mis-Matched mesages from the Message app between two phones?

We have two iPhones running iOS7, and they share an iCloud account, but have separate AppStore accounts. Both phones are getting messages from the other phone. Why would this be? Is it something I ...
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Can't view my folders/mailboxes that live on my computer on iCloud

When I open my mail on iCloud I want to be able to see the folders that are stored on my Mac's Mail on my main computer. A few of the "folders" are visible, but I don't know why they are and the ...
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Retrieving apps and Music from 2 iCloud accounts to one iPhone

I have 2 iCloud accounts. not because of any crafty idea or security concerns but because I forgot my password and it was easier to just setup anther account. Now I just upgraded my phone to a 5S ...
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How does iWork for iOS know what account to use for icloud?

I saw a student selling a used iPad with the offer of including Pages, Keynote, and Numbers. They said they would wipe the device then reinstall iWork. Wouldn't logging in associate the iWork apps ...
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Synchronize iBooks across multiple Macs running Mavericks

I'm wondering if it's possible to keep iBooks in Sync between various computers (running Mac OS X mavericks) under the same iCloud account. I set up my iBooks but synchronization only happens between ...
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iCloudHelper spams system.log about accepting TOS

I am seeing my system.log on my mac being flooded by iCloud Helper error messages dealing with the need to accept a TOS agreement. Problem is, the Apple ID that is listed in the message is not one of ...
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Remove past versions from Spotlight searches?

Is there a way to prevent Spotlight from indexing past versions of documents (see attached image). On my system it seems to always recommend an old version as the top hit, requiring me to scroll ...
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Is it possible to manage the iCloud keychain?

I like to know if it is possible to manage the iCloud keychain, means, deleting elements. I tried the under the OS X keychain app in the iCloud tab but after a clean install of OS X, everything was ...
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10.9 Contacts.app doesn’t sync one contacts card with iCloud

Contacts.app in 10.9 says "Some server contacts could not be copied to this address book." iCloud.com shows 499 contacts iOS shows 499 contacts 10.9 shows 498 contacts is there a way to fix this or ...
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OS X Mavericks Maps: can't send direction to iPhone [closed]

First of all, I have solved the problem. It took me quite a while to figure out, so I'll share the solution here in case anyone runs into the same problem. To put it short, you should be able to see ...
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Contacts have disappeared since iOS 7 update, and iCloud is not available

After updating to iOS 7, all my contacts have disappeared and iCloud is grey in my settings, i.e. not live. I keep getting a notification asking for me to accept Terms and Conditions of iCloud, but ...
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iPhone 4s and iCloud only partially syncing

I'm having trouble syncing -- my iCloud and iPhone 4s (running iOS 5.1.1) only partially sync with one another. I.e., new entries sync, as do changes to contacts that appear in both. BUT… I have ...
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Public urls for shared photo-streams?

I cannot find the public urls: not in iCloud.com, not in my iPhone and not in my Aperture (OS X). So where are the public urls for the shared photo-streams?
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iCloud incorrect email address

I have entered my iCloud account on my iPad with a spelling error, and now when I try to delete the account it won't let me. It keeps saying "Account not verified." How do I delete or correct it?
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Restoring old iPhone settings off iCloud with different iOS without iTunes?

I backed up my iPhone 5 on iOS 7.3 last night, today I got a new iPhone 5 with iOS 6 on it. When I went to restore from iCloud upon turning on device, it won't let me because all my back ups are on ...
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How to sync contacts between iCloud and Gmail with Mavericks [duplicate]

The question is not about enabling the new two-way gmail syncing on Mavericks, or how to activate the iCloud one. What I'm trying to do is just to sync the two. Manually I could from time to time ...
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sync calendar and contacts without iCloud in Mavericks

How can I sync calender and contacts in Mavericks and iOS 7 without using iCloud (or any cloud for that matter)? Is the only option really to setup a CalDav and CardDav server in my local home WiFi ...
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How do I make iTunes 'forget' a device in Mavericks?

Before Mavericks it seems it was easy to make iTunes forget a device as per this question: Can you make iTunes forget a device? However according to this Apple support article Sync Services doesn't ...
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iCloud Keychain & Wireless

I set up iCloud keychain on a Mavericks laptop and two iPhones. Passwords for Wireless networks are now synchronized among all the devices. So far so good. What is also synchronized is the option to ...
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Purchased movies not available after first time played

I have purchased a movie and 20 minutes watching, I was ejected. When I tried to play it again, it seemed like the purchase never happened. I was asked to buy or rent it. It seems like I am not the ...