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

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Photos & Optimise Mac Storage

I always kept all the photos on my laptop. Now my space is getting low and I decided to switch to "Optimise Mac Storage" How can I trigger the optimisation? The disk is full Filesystem Size ...
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Text shortcuts reset to older settings in System Preferences

I use the Text shortcuts replace function provided by Mac OS X's System Preferences' Keyboard panel quite often. It helps me type things faster in most applications, such as my phone number, my full ...
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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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How to upload keychain to iCloud?

This may seem like a stupid question but I want to be able to synchronise my Keychain records with my iCloud account. Currently when I login to the iCloud it downloads 5 year old records completely ...
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iPhone SE always uploads burst photos

I have turned OFF the "Upload Burst Photos" option in Camera settings, but they are still always uploaded to my Photo Stream. I absolutely do not want such photos to upload automatically, I want to ...
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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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What is the size of a typical iPhone backup to iCloud?

What is the typical size of an iOS backup stored to iCloud? I currently backup my iPhone and iPad to iTunes. I'm considering switching the backups to iCloud, but I am not ready to purchase one of the ...
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Cannot access to iCloud Numbers document, it shows alert dialog: “Versions of the spreadsheet are out of sync.”

My friend sent me the shared link of the iCloud Numbers spreadsheet. I could access the document without any problem via the browser for the first time. However, from the second time, the following ...
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iTunes Match - i thought it gave you back all your Music storage?

So I sign up for iTunes Match and expected to see all my music storage- on my phone-go down to zero Gb, so i could use the storage space for other things. Naive i guess. So am I correct that every ...
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Move photos from iCloud Drive to Photos on iPad

I've uploaded about 1200 photos to iCloud Drive. In Drive, it's not possible to view them properly. You have to open each photo, close it, open the next etc. I would expect better, but apparantly it ...
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How do I change my iCloud email?

I don't even know where to begin with this, but a while back I tried getting apple music and it worked, but I somehow messed up my iCloud because I changed my email. My iCloud on my iPhone has my new ...
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Calendar sharing with iCloud and MobileMe

There are 3 different people, each needing to publish their own calendar, and view/edit the other calendars. Each has an iMac or macbook, and iPhone. Person 1 has MobileMe and is unable to upgrade to ...
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Is the Shown location of your phone on find my friends accurate if the the phone is offline

My daughter lost or had her phone stolen. I do not believe she had her find my phone on. She went on to find friends through the icloud and it is showing a location for her phone. We are ...
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How can I turn off iCloud?

As far as I can tell, I have all iCloud settings turned off, but I am still incessantly asked to log into iCloud. Is it possible to not use iCloud without being reminded every 5 minutes to log into ...
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App or Service to Automatically Backup Photos in iCloud Photo Library?

This is my situation: MacBook and iPhone both using Photos.app and both using iCloud Photo Library Neither device has enough local storage to keep the originals, so they're both set to the Optimize ...
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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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Devices with different Apple IDs responding to the same FaceTime calls

This is really weird. Whenever my sister-in-law calls my wife via FaceTime, my phone and Mac also ring at the same time. When my wife answers the call, then both of my devices stop ringing. It's ...
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My iCal isn't picking up invitations from iCloud. What can I do?

My boyfriend and I shared a MobileMe family account with our own email addresses. We also had our calendars shared. To keep each other in the loop, we occasionally invited each other to events. ...
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Can I clear my iPhone camera roll without losing any photo?

It seems to me that all photos taken with the iPhone go into: the iPhone Camera Roll the iCloud photo stream iPhoto/Aperture projects (e.g. "Photo stream for Decembre 2014") Can I clear completely ...
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How to turn off icloud photos and download the photos to iphone

I'm trying to download all of the photos off of iCloud and onto my phone. I have gone onto Settings-iCloud-photos-Download and Keep Originals, but it doesn't seem to have downloaded any of them. I ...
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Share link for a photo from icloud or photos app

There used to be a way to get a direct link to a photo in iCloud and share it. I was surprised to see this still isn't possible from the photos app so i went to the iCloud website and i still can't ...
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iPhone 5 missing photos on camera roll

Last night I started deleting about 900 photos on my camera roll in order to free up some space, everything was working just fine until I finally tried deleting all the contents on my Recently ...
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Does iBooks sync metadata across devices via iCloud?

Just updated to using the new iCloud-enabled iBooks for PDFs, etc. On my Macbook, I've also gone and fixed the metadata for all of the books, but it doesn't appear to sync that updated metadata to my ...
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Read iCloud Tabs in Automator

iCloud tabs are accessed through the user interface cloud button in Safari on OS X. Is there any way to write an Automator workflow that retrieves all the URLs shared in iCloud tabs on a given device ...
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Importing a shared photo stream into iPhoto creates duplicate photos

I have a shared photo stream in iCloud with a couple thousand pictures. (This is not My Photo Stream, but a stream I created separately.) About half the pictures were shared by me and the other half ...
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iOS 7: iCloud backup fails silently

Like so many other people, I have an iOS 7 device that fails to backup to iCloud. Automatic backups don't occur, and I periodically get the "your iPhone has not been backed up in n weeks" message. ...
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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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I had this ipod for a year and i already had an account but i got my ipod taken away for 2 months and i had to reset it and i don't know my apple id [duplicate]

Can someone help me I had my ipod for a year or so and i already had an account and I got my Ipod token away and now I forgot my password on my home screen and I had to rest my Ipod like I just bought ...
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Calendar app changes colour of a calendar on its own

I have 4 private calendars in my iCloud account, and I've been using them for the last 2~3 years with no problem. I think it was last week when I first saw my blue calendar changing its colour to ...
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Delete an old icloud account with defunct email and forgotten password

I have an old email/id apple iCloud account on an iPad mini that I can't delete because the email is totally defunct and I cannot remember the password. I have a newer iCloud account that I use for ...
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Sync Photostreams from different Apple ID's to the same PC

I've got a great setup when it comes to backing up the photos I take with my iPhone. They are synced to iCloud with Photostream, and then iCloud pushes them down to my PC. My PC runs a job in the ...
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How can I clear my iPhone of all photos and re-sync?

I have iCloud Photo Library which is supposed to optimise its storage on my iPhone. But it doesn't. It's currently taking up about 25 GB of storage. I decided that in order to reset its usage, I'd try ...
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iCloud locate last tracked position?

I've lost my iPhone, and its power has run out. Is it possible to use iCloud to locate where it was last detected?
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Restoring data from both an iCloud and iTunes backup

I backup my iPhone to iTunes manually about once a week, and backup to iCloud automatically every night, when I charge my iPhone. If I want to restore from an iTunes backup, then I just connect my ...
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How to fix an iPhone 4S with disabled iCloud settings?

I have an iPhone 4S with iOS 7.1.1 and my iCloud is disabled (greyed out) in settings. How do I enable it if I can't select it?
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Why is “recently added” playlist under iCloud control empty on iPhone?

The playlist "recently added" is a smart playlist (created by iTunes) and lists quite some songs in iTunes on the Mac. The library is kept in the iCloud by iTunes match, so the songs and the playlists ...
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iPhone doesn't sync calendar to iCloud, calendar via iCloud.com still works

I'm having a major headache inducing issue with iCloud sync. My wife and I have shared calendars for a long time and it has helped us a great deal. The problem now is that my wife's iPhone has ...
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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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Wrong Email Address Accepted Invite on Icloud Photo [closed]

I recently sent an invite to share a photo stream to a friend's email address using my iPod touch (which takes better photos). She says she did not receive the invite, however, another email address ...
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Can someone get my iPhone telepone number?

Someone to whom I've not given my iPhone number asked me if I had an iPhone. I said no, yet 30 minutes later they sent me a text message. I always block my number when I use it to make telephone ...
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Can Find My Mac be disabled on a stolen MacBook without a password?

My friend had his MacBook stolen from his house but he didn't have a password on his MacBook so if the thief logged out of his iCloud can it still be tracked since he already put a lock on it? If he ...
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How do I access icloud photo gallery to transfer photos?

All of my iPhone photos are now in the Cloud, and when I hook the phone up to the computer I cannot see the photos or transfer them off. Phone storage now shows full. How can I get to the photos to ...
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Contacts.app fails to import .abbu

I was having a problem where all of my contacts were duplicated, but in 2 seperate accounts marked as "iCloud" (I had 3 "sections" in Contacts.app: "iCloud", "iCloud" (again), and "Smart Groups). I ...
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How can I backup everything from iCloud Photo Library on Windows?

I want don't want to pay Apple any more to upgrade my iCloud storage, so I want to clean-up the photos that are stored with iCloud Photo Library. I cannot find any way to download and backup my photos ...
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Installing from not certified developer causes system panel to crash

I want to install third party software. My security settings are very high, so I have to confirm to install software from a not certified developer (yes, the software is trustful!). This night I ...
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My Calendar on my iPhone is not synching to iCloud and iPad

So I have been online for three hours looking for solutions and experimenting and been unable to fix this annoying issue: I add an appointment to my iCloud Calendar on my iPhone, but only one of the ...
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iCloud contacts not syncing correctly

I have enabled Google CardDAV contact synching some time ago and disabled iCloud (contacts). Now I wanted to reenable iCloud synching too... I see some contacts on iCloud.com and on my Mac - probably ...
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one person, two phones, one text thread

Is it possible for "Joe" to have two iphones with two different numbers and text Sally from both numbers, and when Sally receives Joe's texts they appear as one thread? In other words, Sally wouldn't ...
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iCloud Photo library and photo stream - deleting photos from phone only

If I turn on iCloud Photo library, it tells me "Photos and videos synced from iTunes will be removed." From where? Which photos and videos? I just want to delete photos from my phone because of ...
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After disabling iCloud Photo Library, cannot re-enable due to insufficient iCloud Storage

In an attempt to troubleshoot an apparently "stuck" upload process with iCloud Photo Library, I tried a suggestion I read about in Apple's own forums: Disable and then Re-Enable iCloud Photo Library. ...