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Our iPad is locked and we're not sure of the Apple ID / iCloud password

My Granddaughter has lost/forgotten her ID and passwords for her iPad. When the iPad powers on, it goes straight to an iCloud password request and I cannot get past it. I have installed iTunes on my ...
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Can iCloud do two-way photo syncing (deletion) between the iPhone and a PC?

This is a follow-on question from this earlier one. I want to be able to have iPhone <--> PC photo syncing such that when I delete a photo from the synced folder in Windows Explorer on the PC, it ...
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iCloud has space but iCloud Backup says that I don't have enough to complete a backup

I use 120 MB of iCloud storage space for iCloud Backup of my iPad & iPhone. There is still 4.8 GB free from 5 GB, but I have a notification in iPad's backup window that I'm lacking space to back ...
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How to set Preview to start on the last viewed page?

There is no problem with PDF stored on my mac, it can be started on the last viewed page. However, the problem occurs when I use preview to open PDF files stored on iCloud. It's always shown up the ...
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iPhone pictures won't delete and keeps “restoring” after deletion using iTunes sync

I'm having trouble with deleting my pictures. The initial problem is that after updating to iOS7 all my Photo Albums are stuffed up. There are like 2-3 instances of the same albums with different ...
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Creating Calendars on my Mac

I would like to be able to take my iCal off iCloud entirely. I've attempted to disable it using both iCloud preferences and iCal account settings- and both times the calendars disappeared. However, ...
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How to get all my music from two iPhones and from iCloud without creating duplicates?

I bought a new Windows 8 computer and I have not backed up my old iPhone for a while as my old computer is broken. I have managed to back up the old iPhone which has brought up some of my bought ...
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How to bypass iCloud login for iPhone 5 running iOS 7 when email and password was forgotten?

I restored my iPhone 5 with iOS 7 without knowing that iCloud account will be asked. I already forgot what email and password I set on that phone. Now, after the phone was restored and unlocked but ...
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How can I restore photos from an iCloud backup to a new iPhone?

My iPhone fell into water and is now broken, completely! I desperately try to recover my photos via iCloud. I downloaded the iCloud manager for Windows since I never backed up my iPhone with my ...
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Attempting to make a local contacts group in Mavericks asks for server address

I am trying to set up a local group (i.e. not on iCloud) for Contacts (in Mavericks), but I am asked to give a Server Address. What is this? Where can I find a server address?
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Notify badge at Reminders app (icloud.com) - where does it come from?

There is always a notify badge at my Reminders app, but only when i login at icloud.com: But there is NO task oder anything else left. I also deleted all of the lists (i've only had one, so i ...
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How can I disable unused Services in Mavericks?

I'm talking about the services you find when right-clicking a file or folder. It should be possible to 'remove' those services within the system preferences (under the keyboard section) but this just ...
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How can I bypass Activation Lock?

I bought a used iPhone 4. The previous owner re-set the phone, but did not remove the device from their iCloud. It is asking me for their iCloud information when I try to set-up the phone. I don't ...
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Store more apps on iPhone 5c 16gb

So I recently moved from an Android phone to an iPhone 5c. One of my favorite features of Android was the ability to store apps on the SD card. It's apparent that there's no solution like this for an ...
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Restoring from icloud vs itunes to new phone, data missing

I have an iphone 4S and am moving to 5S. Normally backup to icloud automatically. I have done full backups on Itunes 11.1.3 on Mac 10.6.8. Neither is a complete backup. E.g. Itunes essentially refers ...
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How to split data between two iCloud accounts?

My daughter and I have been sharing one iCloud account for our iPhone. She has her own Apple ID to purchase music. I need her to have her own iCloud account as mine is running out of storage. She is ...
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Old notes in iPhone not syncing with iPad through iCloud

I have notes taken in last two years in my iPhone. However only last two months' notes in iPhone are synced with my new iPad through iCloud. Do you know why? Do you know how can I sync all notes?
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'Loading iTunes Match' always shows when I start Music on my iPhone

A few months ago I was having problems downloading songs from iCloud, I could play them fine, but just couldn't download them for off-line access. I spoke to Apple support, and they advised me to ...
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Some contacts are missing in iOS Contacts

How can I get back (some) missing contacts? Some contacts are missing in my iPhone's Contacts app. They are available in my OS X's addressbook, both are linked by iCloud. Strangely, the contact ...
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importing phone contacts from icloud

I need to import my contacts from icloud onto my phone How do I do it? All of my contacts disappeared when I charged my phone by connecting to the computer at work ... now I need to download them from ...
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Change iCloud “sender” to “receiver”

My Mailboxes has a sent folder where the name of the person receiving the email is noted first, however iCloud 's sent folder has me as the sender which is correct but it does not allow me to identify ...
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How can I download iCloud app data to PC?

I have app data in iCloud. I would like to download it to a PC laptop. Specifically this is the Audio Memos app, and I would like to save the recordings to computer and delete them from iCloud. I do ...
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Does Reminders App Require certain firewall settings?

My Reminders App window will not open if the mavericks firewall is set to stealth. Is this a known requirement for reminders? I can't find any apple documentation about this for reminders. ...
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How can I create an iCal realtime backup?

I'd like to create an event in iCal and either 1) save it to multiple calendars, such as create an iCloud event and have it save simultaneously to another calendar, or 2) upon creating an iCloud ...
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Can I restore my iOS 5.1.1 iPod Touch from a backup from an iOS 7 iPhone?

Long story short, I'm likely going to have my iPhone 5 replaced today. I want to ensure that my messages are transfered to the new phone (or at least saved in some way - it could even be a text file ...
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Missing calendar entries on iPhone 4s

My iPhone 4s calendar entries are now all missing, both on the phone and on iCloud. How can this be fixed?
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After Mavericks upgrade, no app that uses iCloud data storage works — all hang

I recently upgraded my Mac Pro (MacPro3,1) to 10.9. Since then, I cannot use any app that can save or read documents from iCloud Documents and Data storage. This includes TextEdit, Pages, Numbers, ...
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Is bookmark sync biderectional in iCloud for Windows?

The new version of iCloud Control Panel for Windows (3.0) allows syncing bookmarks with Chrome, Firefox and IE. I was wondering, is this syncing bidirectional? As in, if I bookmark something on ...
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Will Find my iPhone Lost Mode be useful if stolen phone as shows Offline?

My phone was stolen last night. I made sure it was in Lost Mode in iCloud and it was immediately in Offline status when I open iCloud. I am positive the thief switched it off. Now I am 100% certain ...
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Tried to reset iPhone 4s but stuck on black screen with loading spinner

My phone fell down the stairs and went completely black. A friend of mine who fixes iPhones took it apart and found that the LCD plug had popped out in the fall so he put it back together and it was ...
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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?