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Backup of iPad : what is excluded in an iCloud backup?

I am looking into backups of my iPad. Apple describes an iCloud backup as containing “the most important data”. What is excluded when doing an iCloud backup of an iPad ?
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Disabling Find My Mac

My iCloud account was recently messed with by a bitter ex. I have figured out which iCloud account they used to put my Mac in lost mode, but when I sign on to Find My Mac the Unlock button is greyed ...
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Reading List items not being marked read

I use Reading List to mark items to read later. I don't like deleting read items because I do sometimes refer back. In any case, items added to Reading List sync properly across my iCloud devices. ...
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iMessage / iCloud via SSH Port forward to get through firewall

What ports does iCloud and iMessage use and is it possible to use SSH port forwarding via a proxy to use them on a network that blocks the services?
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Sync Notes from Mac and iOS Devices Without iCloud

I did some research, and discovered that people have had nightmares with syncing notes from the Notes app via iCloud, in that all of the notes get permanently deleted. Before seeing these ...
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I want to copy data from a text box under Settings, but drag and drop doesn't work. Is there a quick way to do it which is not OCR-ing the screen?

This is the text box. They're iCloud abbreviations. I want to export them, but I don't know how to do it. Can someone help me?
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Restore an older version of iCloud keychain

I saved an important password in an iCloud keychain, then deleted it there, and then forgot the password. Pretty dumb, I know. Still, is it somehow possible to get an older version of that keychain ...
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Export iCloud items from Keychain to CSV

I want to export all my accounts login/password from Keychain. But you have many categories like : login, iCloud, System... in the Keychain menu. In fact I want to export them to 1Password, so I ...
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Document editing on the ipad

It is not clear to me how the file system in iOS 8 works. Consider e.g. the Dropbox app, when I open a document in another app, what happens? It looks to me as: copy of the file is created file ...
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Syncing iCloud and Thunderbird addresses

I would like to keep my iCloud addresses in sync with my Thunderbird address book. Is there a way to do this directly? Currently I sync both with my gmail contacts, but the results are not very ...
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How to delete TEMP stuff from MAC OS x [duplicate]

want to remove TEMP stuff from MAC OS x
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Receiving spam from myself

For the last few weeks, I keep getting the same spam message sent by my iCloud account to my iCloud account. I'm not seeing any other weird behavior in my iCloud. I did change my linked email to a ...
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iCloud photo stream not updating in Windows 8.1

I'm using the latest version of iCloud on Windows 8.1, but the photo stream is not updating. What should I do? I've tried sign out and reinstall it, and it's still not updating.
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How do I set up iCloud when the maximum number of free accounts have been activated? [duplicate]

I have an iPhone 3GS, and I tried to set up iCloud, but it told me: Cannot sign in; the maximum number of free accounts have been activated on this iPhone. So how can I set up iCloud on my ...
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view ios Health data externally

Is there a way to view ios 8 health data externally? For example, with iCloud sync it seems feasible to be able to access the data through a website (i've checked https://www.icloud.com/ but it's not ...
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Transfering old photos in the cloud off my phone

I linked my iPhone to my account in hopes of transferring the photos off of my phone to free up space. What happened was four years of photos transferred to my phone and it will not let me transfer ...
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IBooks are not synchronized between my Apple devices

I don't seem to be able to synchronize my iPad (2) and IPhone (5s) to access the iBooks documents saved across the devices. They are both updated to the latest iOS. I Have looked into all the ...
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If I turn off iCloud will it delete my photos

I need to make room on my phone and while searching for things to delete I found that ICloud sharing and my photo stream take up much more space than I'd like them too, so I was wondering if I turn ...
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Transfer Notes from iCloud

I originally created an Apple ID for use on the App Store in iTunes. When Apple introduced iCloud my Apple ID ended up being used. I recently creating a new iCloud ID for my personal use, retaining ...
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Share my Location — “from” keeps switching between 3 ipads

I have 5 iPads and 1 iPhone attached to one AppleID. 1 iphone and 2 ipads work fine when it comes to this issue. But I noticed in iCloud 2 out of 3 children's ipads, say: "Online, Location Services ...
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How does find my iPhone work?

I had my iPhone 4 stolen a couple of years ago I thought recently to check I cloud find my phone to see if anything has changed as in come online. It hasn't . when it happened I went into icloud find ...
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iCloud Services (iMessages/FaceTime/Continuity) Very Broken on my Mac

I'm having the most frustrating problem with iCloud on one of my Macs. Firstly, the Mac (a late 2012 iMac) was working flawlessly with all iCloud services up until a few days ago. Now, I am able to ...
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Does online backup work well for OSX?

My external drive recently died, and my local backup failed (a string of bad bad luck). Good thing I have offsite backup, done with one of those cloud backup companies (backblaze). Right now I'm ...
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Why do some Facebook contacts not appear on my Mac/iPhone?

I've decided to try out the Facebook contact integration in Yosemite/iOS 8, and for the most part, it seemed to work pretty smoothly. However, I have some Facebook friends with actual contact ...
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How to remove apps that are remembered by App Store?

Over the past few years, I have downloaded various apps onto my iPhone from the App Store. I have noticed that the App Store remembers the apps that I have downloaded. So, for instance: If I ...
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How to save iCloud user and password in iPad Mini?

I have bought an iPad Mini and this is the first time I am using an Apple device. I have created an iCloud account but every time I try to download something from the App Store, I have to enter my ...
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Iphone 4s 3G connection problem

i am using iphone 4s with idea network, i recharged for 3G pack and even though i switch on 3G button am not able to get 3G network, i talk with customer care person for many times each time they ...
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where does windows store icloud drive files created from an iPad?

The MacOS stores icloud drive files locally in ~/Library/Mobile Documents. Where does windows7 store icloud drive files by default? I had not customized the location while installing it in my ...
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Swap iCloud account registered to an iPhone?

I bought my son a new iPhone at Christmas so I now have his old one but it has his iCloud account on it. If I delete the account on this phone can I make a new one for me and will his account still ...
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How to restore access to a disabled iCloud data?

I've tried my iCloud password too many times and it got disabled. I got the following notification: Email has been sent. When you receive your sign in information, follow the directions in ...
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How to check my iCloud text messages?

Can anyone tells me how to view my text messages on iCloud? I know that iCloud will back up my messages on my iPhone 5S, and I am very curious about checking the iCloud messages. Is there any ...
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Need of iCloud help

I have an Apple ID with an old email account that is no longer active. Trying to turn it off but obviously when I try to reset it sends to the old inactive email....please help
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How do I share my location on more than one iOS device?

To take advantage of Mac-continuity, Safari, Photos, Passbook, and Keychain sharing features, I have to use the same account on all my devices. But, location sharing is also enabled through iCloud and ...
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Inbox messages not visible after upgrading to Yosemite

Since I upgraded to Yosemite on January 3rd, my Apple mail app is misbehaving. When I get new messages from gmail, they show up in the Unread and Today mail folders but not in the overall Inbox ...
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How I can activate the iPhone which is asking for credentials I don't remember?

I was going to sell my iPhone tomorrow, and I thought I'd reset it so that none of my things were on there. I had already made an iTunes and AppleID for the buyer and was going to set up the phone for ...
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Why not have iCloud keychain as default?

Yosemite 10.10.1 and iOS 8.1.2 On my Keychain Access on OS X, I have the "login" default keychain and an "iCloud" keychain (I have iCloud Keychain ON for all my devices). I'm just wondering, could I ...
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iPhone 6 stolen. Did I accidentally cancel my pending data erase by removing account from iCloud too soon?

I lost my iphone 6 maybe 2 hours ago and proceeded to do some damage control by accessing the Find My iPhone feature on iCloud. In the following order in the span of maybe 10 minutes, I turned the ...
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Wiping a stolen iPhone that wasn't connected to iCloud?

Recently, my iPhone 5 was stolen - and while I have a new iPhone 6 - I received a message from a number of someone claiming to be in possession of the device, with a new number. All images, ...
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ICloud is giving me empty PDF files

I can't download a PDF from iCloud that someone is sharing with me. I get an email from the person with a link to iCloud. The link opens in my browser - it says 'downloading should soon begin' - ...
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access Apple's iCloud calendar from .net web application

I've been trying to find out of its possible to access Apple's iCloud calendar from a ASP.net web application. Does it support CalDAV or any sort of web API? I can't seem to find a clear answer for ...
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How to print iCloud contact list

How do I print my iCloud contact list? When I printed it the first time, the format was out of sorts, rendering the printed version un-usable? I thought that Apple was supposed to be easy. I was ...
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Video file uploaded to iCloud drive does not appear

My iPad says the video I created, and want to edit in iMovie on my laptop, was exported to iCloud Drive as a photo file. iCloud drive is active on both my laptop and desktop but is empty on both and ...
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New Activaction [duplicate]

I bought a iPod 5 over the summer as a Christmas gift for my daughter. I purchased it from an estate sale; as it appeared to be in working order. However, my daughter tryed to setup her own iCloud ...
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How can I change how often iCloud data gets synced on my iPhone 6?

When I make changes to Contacts on my Macbook, they tend to take a while to get synced up with my iPhone 6. I was wondering if there was a setting on the iPhone (or perhaps even on iCloud.com) that ...
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Cannot enable calendars and reminders in iCloud

I am using late 2014 retina macbook pro 15 inch but first when i click the iCloud settings it takes 15 seconds to open it. When I enable the contacts, I can't open the Contacts app it says contacts ...
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I cannot open icloud account in my device

I cannot open iCloud account in my device . When apple ID & password input then I get this message. "The maximum number of free accounts have been activated on this iphone".
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Force contacts to sync with iCloud right now

I just updated a contact's phone number in the Mac Contacts app. Now I want to call them on my iPhone (4S), but my iPhone does not have the new number. Both the Mac and the iPhone are configured to ...
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Deleting iCloud account with no password entered on the iCloud page

The password for my iCloud account has not been entered on the iCloud page under settings and I don't know what it is and therefore because it's not already entered on the iCloud page I am not able to ...
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Family sharing and iCloud

I just set up family share and my account is listed in my son's iCloud settings. How do I change this so he is the primary account on his device?
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How can I tell if my friend is broadcasting their location from an iPad vers an iPhone?

I wondered if there was a way to tell the device being used to broadcast a location in Find My Friends. As in, if someone switched over their location from iPhone to iPad to show that they were at one ...