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Correct sequence of back up data from the iCloud

Just for my knowledge, what is the real sequence of back data that the iCloud does when an iPhone is restoring? Example First The meta data files Second Photos Third Apps and so on... And there ...
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Does iCloud save deleted pictures from your camera and photo stream?

Does iCloud save deleted pictures from your camera and photo stream? For example: If you saved a picture from Google but deleted it from your camera and the photo stream does it still save it to ...
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Does iCloud save photos?

Does iCloud save deleted pictures from your camera and photo stream? For example: if you save a picture from Google but delete it from you camera and photostream does it still save it to iCloud?
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How can I use Family Sharing for Store purchases if I use a different Apple ID for purchases?

A key feature of Apple's iCloud Family Sharing is the ability to share store purchases with invited family members. However, like many people, I use a different Apple ID for iCloud and Store purchases ...
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How to get iCloud keychain back after update to iOS 8?

I have upgraded my devices to iOS 8. All seemed well. However, today I noticed I was mising some password in Safari. Checking my iCloud settings, I noticed that keychain was turned off. This must have ...
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Icloud on Window Mail (windows 7)

I have tried the settings for iCLoud but the issue is when it treis to loads (sync.) the Folders for the account, it does not seem to be able to authenticate the email account...
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iOS 8 and problems with iWork's accessing iCloud

I upgraded my iPad 3 to iOS 8. Now, when I go to any iWorks app, my iCloud files do not show up. However, my iCloud contacts, calendar, etc. are all perfectly fine, the problem seems to be localized ...
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Can't get into my phone after erasing it through iCloud

I forgot my restrictions passcode so I looked at some websites and forums who told me to erase my iPhone from iCloud and to backup my iPhone. I did this but unfortunately, now my iPhone is in lost ...
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How can I use iOS 7 PhotoStream functionality in iOS 8?

In iOS 8, how can I get the same functionality PhotoStream used to have in iOS 7 (regarding being able to show and use the last 1000 pictures within my iPhone, regardless if downloaded on PC or not)? ...
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How can I sync my contacts on my iPhone 5s to iCloud?

I can not sync my contacts to iCloud since I have upgraded from iOS 7.1.2 to iOS 8.
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iCloud backup won't complete

I'm setting up my parents' iPad (Retina, 3rd gen, iOS 8) and trying to enable iCloud backup. We've purchased enough iCloud storage space to back up everything, and I use iCloud backup on all my ...
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iTunes won't sync music library back to iPhone 6 or 5

This is my Bizarro Problem. For a while, I have noticed that my iPhone has lost some of the music files when I sync to the Mac. First it was CDs that I had ripped, and therefore was not associated ...
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Can I view iMessage history from an iPhone set up as a new device?

I set up a new iPhone as a new device (not from a backup) but using my same Apple ID for iCloud and so on. Can I view my old iMessages on this phone? If I restore from backup, the messages appear. I ...
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If iCloud backup is off, are the toggled items still being put on iCloud?

Could someone help explain the nuances of what is being backed up in a situation where I have deleted my iCloud backups and have turned off Backup, but certain items are still toggled "on" in Settings ...
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How to use iCloud Drive on iPhone and iPad?

On the following screenshot from https://www.apple.com/icloud/icloud-drive/, it looks like I can use an iCloud app on iPhone and iPad. But some webpage such as ...
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Can't get the icons to stop saying waiting

I tried to download half a dozen things at once as it listed loads and I had a choice and pressed all. Now on the icons they are all black and if impress them I just get waiting come up. They have ...
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LT: Is there any benefit to iOS 8 family sharing for couples without kids?

Is there any benefit to iOS 8 Family Sharing for couples besides finding each other's lost devices and sharing purchases if you don’t have kids? For example there are features like calendar sharing ...
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“Cannot connect to iCloud” when attempting to purchase additional storage

I have received a note that I'm consuming the free 5 GB space on iCloud. I'm trying to purchase 20 GB of space. When I try to do that using my iTunes account I constantly receive the message "Cannot ...
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How can I sign up for a non-free iCloud account (having exceeded the 3 free ones)

I have an iPad that has exceeded the 3 free iCloud accounts but I'd like to sign it up for iCloud (and I'd be willing to pay), but how do I do it. When I get the prompt that says I have exceeded the ...
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Can't skip iCloud setup on iOS 8

I've just downloaded iOS 8 but when it's asking me to set it up it won't let me skip setting up iCloud and it just resets itself! How can I skip this and set up the device?
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What resources are shared in iCloud Family Sharing?

I have been trying to get a handle on iCloud Family sharing before I turn it on. There are two potential issues I could see having with it. First, is iCloud storage space shared amongst the accounts ...
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Can I tell if a device has an active Activation Lock before inserting a SIM card?

I got an iPhone 5c off of eBay and I can't tell if it's iCloud locked (Activation Lock) or not because I don't have a SIM card for it yet. It was restored by iTunes with no problems. The phone asks me ...
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Can someone who's gained access to my iCloud account prevent me from receiving text messages?

Can someone use my iCloud account to prevent me from receiving messages on my devices from specific people? I can get calls from a particular person but no text messages for a few days now.
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Cannot connect to iCloud after sign-out

today I sign out from iCloud from my Macbook and reboot. After that I tried to sign in again from the System Preferences, but I always receive an error said: "You can't login at this time. Please sign ...
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How do I make iTunes re-remember an app I have recently requested it to forget?

In the iTunes home tab (on your Mac) there is a section known as a "quick link" section where you can view all of your purchased apps. It's on the right hand side and it has a hyperlink aptly named ...
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Where does Apple's predictive keyboard get it's “contextual” content from?

So I was playing around with the iOS 8, when I notice that upon typing "new" anywhere, the predictive keyboard suggests the term "NewTerm". I recall using this word in a tweet, so I brushed it off. ...
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My iCloud email and password

My iCloud account is under a @yahoo.com address which was canceled by yahoo for some reason, and the security questions do not seem like ones I would have chosen. So I cannot get my back up from ...
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Syncing a combination of iTunes and non-iTunes music

There is a website called Legitmix that sells mixes and mashups of popular songs. To avoid copyright problems, they have integrated iTunes into their website so that you have to download the original, ...
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iPhone endlessly syncing

Two weeks ago I had my iPhone battery replaced. Before bringing the iPhone to the Apple store I backed up everything on iCloud and reset the phone. After the repair I restored the device and ...
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iCloud Drive for Windows. When?

iCloud Drive is a file hosting service for devices running iOS 8, OS X Yosemite, or Windows 7 or later. When will we be able to start using iCloud Drive in WIndows PCs? I can't seem t find that info ...
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How to add the U2 album to my iPod?

I see the new U2 album in my library. I sync my iPod but the album does not sync. I click the "Add to" arrow in iTunes and select "Add to iPod" but still no luck. Apple discussions appear to be ...
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Move iMessages between accounts

I have two Apple IDs, because one of them is in the US App Store and the other is in the hungarian Store. I use almost every service of iCloud on the US account except for the iMessage. I still have ...
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How does iCloud Keychain store unsecured wifi hotspot information?

Setup I connected to an XFINITY wifi hotspot (SSID xfinitywifi) roughly 2 hours ago on my iPhone 5S (iOS 7.1.2). These hotspots require no username or password (unencrypted), but do require ...
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Keeps promoting me for icloud password when i enter it it's incorrect and the account is locked

Every so often on my phone it pops up saying "enter icloud password" when I enter it correctly it says the password is incorrect so I go onto I forgot and enter my icloud email address and answer by ...
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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 ...