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

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El Capitan: How do I use my Apple ID password to log in after a temporary password change?

Today, I reset my User password to a temporary password for use in a service appointment. Previously, the account was using my iCloud password to log in, and I thought I could change it back to that ...
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iCloud storage and backups

My icloud account kept telling me it was nearly full. I had only 1 back up listed on my iphone (i don't have a mac etc) and the same on the dashboard on my laptop. I deleted the 4.9gb backup (nothing ...
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Restore iCloud Photo Library

This is a little complicated. I turned off iCloud Photo Library (for reasons that are unimportant) and the dialog that says "Photos will be removed from your phone, but will remain on iCloud" popped ...
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iOS updates and iCloud

I can't remember what happens when I update my iOS: will I be asked for my iCloud password? I would like to delete my iCloud account ultimately and I guess if i didn't have an account I wouldn't be ...
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iOS 9 iCloud Drive not showing all my folders and files

Now that iOS 9 lets you add attachments to email from iCloud Drive, I thought I'd give it a spin. I put some test files in a folder on iCloud Drive on my Mac, and then went to my phone and tried to ...
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Itunes smart Playlist with reference to Apple Music favorites won't sync to Iphone

I have created a Playlist (pl1) and favorited some of the tracks in it. But because I want to filter (the heart symbol in Apple Music) only the tracks which are favorited from pl1 I created a smart ...
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Strange iCloud Login issue

Okay, so I'm pretty sure i have this right because i have tried a bunch of fixes over the past few days to get to this conclusion. I think my IP address is for some reason being denied access to ...
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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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Suddenly all my emails and phone contacts are lost unable to recover what can be done?

-First I lost all my mails, some of them are very important to me and when i opened the phone app i realize even my contacts are gone. -I haven't done or recieved any new updates of any app or ios ...
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I have an iPod touch 6th generation but I can't sign in to Face Time or iMessage

I am using iPod touch 6th generation. I've tried to sign up in Face Time and iMessage a lot of time but they are showing that there's a problem on network. Why is this happening?
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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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How do I go back to putting music on my iPhone through USB?

I have tried everything, and iTunes from my computer is still telling that my iCloud music library is on. I just want to turn it off and go back to putting music on my phone the old way. I don't want ...
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Stolen MacBook Pro, name changed

My  MacBook Pro (13-inch, Mid 2012) - 2.5GHz Dual-Core Intel Core i5 was stolen two days ago. I have notified the police. I have clicked on “Notify me when found” on the Find my iPhone app on my ...
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Difficulty deleting music from music library on my iPhone

I'm having difficulty managing music in my iTunes library on my phone. I have old songs that I do not want anymore that are still showing up with the iCloud symbol (ready to download) in my library. ...
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Photos not synching from iPhone 5S to iCloud

I am new to the Apple world and running into difficulty while attempting my Photos from my iPhone 5S (ios version 9.2.1) to iCloud. In my Photos settings, I have the iCloud Photo Library option ...
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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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How can I remove iCloud data for a specific app

I want to delete pixel gun 3D status but It is apparently saved to iCloud. I have tried deleting the app and reinstalling but it kept the games data.
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iPhone 4 asks me to log into an Apple address that Apple say doesn't exist

I have an Apple ID and a password that works fine on most things but not my iPhone 4. The address is example24@example.com. But When I start up my iPhone, iCloud asks me to enter the password for ...
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iCloud Storage - No photos or videos but still shows as full

I have iPhone 6....and standard iCloud storage of 5GB. Please see pictures - I have absolutely no pictures and videos on my iPhone but still the iCloud storage says I have more than 1 GB of photos on ...
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Text Replacements synchronisation between iOS and OS X does not work properly

Note: As pointed out by Andreas Fischlin this entire QA is using incorrect terminology. I have changed the main title to correctly reflect the discussion is about Text Replacements not Shortcuts. A ...
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Apple ID password and email problem

My iPad Air is with sim card and 8.1.2 software. Not blocked or stolen. It in free use. I don't have my old iCloud password but in my old Apple ID account I changed my old name and surname (it was in ...
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How to enable iCloud Notes on my Mac?

In Internet Accounts, I see my iCloud account alright, but under it, "Notes" is not checked, and I cannot change that (the whole UI element is disabled): I tried re-entering iCloud password several ...
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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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iPhone 6s iCloud defaults to old Apple ID. Can't delete iCloud account because it says Apple ID is wrong

I can't delete iCloud account from the phone because it prompts you to enter an id that is associated with a wrong default hotmail Apple ID account. Can't retrieve old hotmail Apple Id account because ...
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How can I access an iOS Mail password stored in Keychain?

I upgraded my wife's iPhone to a newer model but she can't remember her Yahoo mail password which is stored in Keychain on her old phone. She uses the standard iOS Mail app which successfully fetches ...
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No password for iCloud account [duplicate]

Got my fathers iPad mini. Have the password to get on the machine an it runs fine an all but one thing he forgot to leave behind (he left on a permiment basis) is his password to his iCloud account. ...
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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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No calendar subscriptions showing up on iCloud.com

I have a number of calendars on the Calendar app on my MacBook Pro (OS X Mountain Lion 10.8.2): along with the three standard iCloud calendars (Calendar, Home, Work) I have 7 subscriptions. I have ...
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Send iMessage with iCloud or Gmail account

Why can I not send iMessage with iCloud and Gmail account? I have followed all the instructions about how to turn on iMessage, add an iCloud account, and starting a conversation from iCloud messaging. ...
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ITunes on a PC & iPhone - now I want to transfer playlists to my new iMac

I've just purchased a lovely sexy iMac. I'm using my iCloud account and I've had a laptop with all my music including playlists for the last 7 years. What I want to do is synchc my iTunes / iPhone / ...
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how do I see for existing volumes if the FileVault recovery key is stored in iCloud

I own several Macs (also for family members) and the first thing I do is turn on FileVault. How do I check if the recovery key is not stored in iCloud (for existing volumes, not new ones)? If you'...
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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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How to sync iCloud contacts with Google?

I recently started using the Gmail app on my iOS devices because it has better search functionality than the native Mail app. However, that means that when I'm writing emails the app is using my Gmail ...
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Text Message Forwarding code not showing up

My Mac Mini, running El Capitan, and my iPhone 6 Plus are both on the same WiFi network, however when I select the Mac Mini in the Text Message Forwarding settings, it does not send a code to my Mac ...
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Do the two iPhones receive the messages?

I have set my Apple ID on two iPhones already and I'm wondering if the other iPhone will receive my messages? The phone I'm using has service but the other one doesn't. I was thinking only the ...
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iCloud Photo Sharing - Not receiving invitation

I previously had an iCloud Photo Share album and then the pictures would stop appearing on my stream when the other member added new ones. We then removed me from the Stream to re-add. When we tried, ...
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iCloud Photo Storage full after update?

My iphoto says that the storage is full, but I've updated it and have 45 GB left? I don't know what to do, I've tried restarting my computer and it hasn't worked.
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How do I get icloud to stop emailing me about my google calendar events?

iCloud, iCal and Mail integrates pretty well with Google Calendar, even though they are not both from Apple. But I have a hassle when it comes to Calendar Notification in Mail App specifically. I ...
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Photo app and iCloud, everything has vanished

My old iMac went totally dead on me; all I was getting was the flashing question mark folder. So I sent my Mac off to be looked at and they told me the hard drive was completely wiped clean; as in no ...
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iCloud storage reporting backups that do not exists

I disabled iCloud backups on all my devices, but the storage report still claims I have 2gb of backups stored. I've gone into the iCloud preferences and double checked that no backups exists. How can ...
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iPhone storage is full while iCloud is empty

What can I send to iCloud and how do I do that? My iPhone is full and my iCloud has barely been used. Can you help me please?
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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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original id not an actual email.mistake missing one letter [closed]

bought an I phone 5s. came to work and co workers ask if I ever used one .and helped set me up. forward three years my phone says I have to activate it. I look up my id and the last password and ...
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iCloud Photos Download [closed]

Hi I have the iphone 6 + and bought the 6splus, download the photos from icloud but there was not much difference in the 2 phones - subsequently i sold the 6s phone, logged into the 6+...
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If I erase my iPhone remotely, what happens to my iCloud backup?

My iPhone 5s just got stolen and I did all the proper procedures (activated lost my iPhone on icloud.com and cancelled my data with my carrier). Am I, by any chance, in risk of erasing my phone ...
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install apps from app store on icloud locked iphone

I'm getting started with iOS development and I need a test device to test my apps. I thought of buying an ipod but then I thought buying an icloud locked iphone 5s might be more convenient (affordable)...
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Event from my Gmail address appeared in my calendar (without sharing it)

I stumbled into something rather strange… A few weeks ago, I booked a flight, with Expedia & Lufthansa, using my Gmail address. (Which is not my iCloud address!) I noticed that the event appeared ...
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Whatsapp Restoring Backup not working :/

Im having some real problems with WhatsApp. I have restored my iPhone from an iCloud backup and now wanted to get my WhatsApp history back, so I choose to restore from iCloud within WhatsApp, it ...
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Is there any reason a really old iPhone 4 would fail to backup notes?

I was just looking at an iPhone 4 from one of my users, and I was unable to turn on the backup for notes because it says that I'm not using an iCloud email address. The user in question already has ...
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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 ...