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

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How can I use iCloud with 2 different apple ID's?

My problem is that my dad has an iPad and I have an iPhone. He uses a different apple id for his own iPad and I use my own for my own iPhone. I do have home sharing and have them linked to the same ...
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How to clear new Music app's cache of streaming music on iOS?

I have the latest iOS on my iPad and iPhone with the new Music app. I speculate the Music app's cache of downloaded streaming songs is taking about 1.5 to 2.0 GB of space, which is causing both of my ...
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My phone was stolen and have a new one but I can not restore from the previous iPhone as it does not seem to appear on the devices list on my iCloud

I am trying to restore so I can get my contacts back but to no avail, has anyone else had the same problem or know how to fix this issues. Thanks in advance
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Sync Contacts between iPhones with different Apple IDs

Until recently my wife and I shared one Apple ID to allow us to have synced calendars and contacts. The only thing she used her ID for was the Messages app. When I learned that I could set her phone ...
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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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iCloud storage full. Backups exceed 5GB, but no clue on whats backed up

Just like everyone else, I get the notification that my iCloud is full and no backup can be made. iOS gives me the suggestion to upgrade my storage on my iCloud account. Because I only want to store ...
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How to prevent iTunes 12.2 from automatically uploading sound tracks to iCloud Music Library?

I've notice after I updated my iTunes to 12.2 on my OSX 10.10.4 computers, a very large upload bandwidth has been taken place. This is a result of Apple's new iCloud Music Library feature. I don't ...
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Can I select which iCloud Drive files/folders are kept local?

Can I select which iCloud Drive files/folders are kept only in the cloud and which are kept on my devices AND in the cloud?
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Can I view shared photo albums on the icould.com web interface?

I just switched to using the icloud photo library and I enjoy the possibility to view my photos on any computer via the icloud.com web interface. However, my shared albums do not appear there. Is that ...
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With New Photos app on Mac, how do I manage photos on my iPhone?

I have 2 iMacs at office and at home; an iPhone, and an iPad. I recently installed the new Photos app on both iMacs. In both cases, I'm using iCloud Photo Library. So - any new photos I take on my ...
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What is the maximum/optimized size of the OSX photos.app library?

I was using aperture with referenced images. The aperture library is about 20gig, the folder containing the referenced images is 200gig. I exported versions of a selection of my pictures (6000) and ...
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“Playlist can't be added to your iCloud Music Library”. Why?

I am migrating from Spotify and I want iTunes to accommodate the way I used to add songs to a "favorite" playlist, just like the Starred Songs works on Spotify. Initially I created a Smart Playlist ...
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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. How the heck can I just not use icloud without being reminded every 5 minutes to log ...
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iOS - how to merge “on my iPad” Notes to iCloud after iCloud already activated?

I keep encountering this problem at friends' and it's always the same thing. They wonder why Notes does not sync up to iCloud. I grab their iPad or iPhone and realize that their notes are written to ...
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Trouble with local iCloud services

I reset my password for iCloud recently and everything went pretty smoothly. My mac still connects to iCloud and the password to log in has also been changed. However whenever I restart my computer, ...
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How to reset iCloud status of a song when using apple music

iTunes stopped uploading my own (i.e. not from the iTunes store) music after 5Gb out of 50GB. The rest of the tracks have the iCloud status Waiting in the get info box in the File tab. On my iPhone ...
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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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Emails gone after cancelling archiving process

I've tried to move all my archived emails to a new account in Mail for OS X 10.10.4, Yosemite. During the process I got this error: The process failed due to storage limitations. Over 5000 ...
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iCloud won't transfer manually added music

I have 2 computers on which I listen to my music: a Macbook Pro (which I consider to be my "main" computer for my music library) and a Windows 7 desktop, for which the music library was originally ...
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iTunes wants to download everything after enabling iCloud Music Library

After I enabled Apple Music and with it the iCloud Music Library, iTunes displays the iCloud download button on all my albums that I had in the iTunes Library from before. If I play a song that I ...
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iTunes Match Alternative … or some way of implementing this

We’ve been using iTunes Match pretty much since the beginning, but recently my wife has turned it off and refused to re-subscribe. I’m fast getting to the same place. It just seems so unstable, ...
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Changing Icloud user name

I have an Iphone 4s that is linked to an Icloud account with an old email account that I no longer have access to. Is there a way to delete that old account and recreate a new account with my new ...
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How to clear iCloud Music Library?

I didn't know this iCloud Music Library thing was automatically turned on in iTunes on my iMac. I do like this feature but I only want to have it turned on with my Macbook and iPhone. Now I have a lot ...
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How do I know if Game Center is down or not?

I'm not asking to know now, but wondering if Apple has a status page that lists if Game Center is having problems. I'm aware of the iCloud system status web page but it's not clear to me if that is ...
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Cannot see 'For You' and 'New' on iTunes 12.2. How do I get them back? [duplicate]

Right, I already have Apple Music up and running on ios, and I'm eager to sync my iTunes library with iCloud. I downloaded the update for iTunes and stupidly clicked something like 'go to my music'. ...
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Why do I need Wi-Fi to backup to iCloud?

What is the rationale behind requiring Wi-Fi to backup to iCloud from my iOS device? What is wrong with using 3G or 4G to backup?
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Why is the accountsd process eating so much CPU?

Why are the accountsd and securityd processes using so much CPU on OS X 10.10.3? I am on a Early 2011 Macbook Pro. What are these processes for? Is it safe to kill them? The machine has only been up ...
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Missing songs don't add from iCloud Music

How can I download some staff, that has add link, which don't work properly? I'm trying to redownload, testing on different albums - not help (but not every album has such problem, frequently all ...
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Apple Music: separate logins & preferences per family member

I have a very old Apple ID (that was set up before you used email addresses) that I use for all my family's iTunes purchases. I enter that in iTunes logins on all our iPhones, Macs and the Apple TV. ...
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Photos Shared Album sort order

I want to use a shared album to combine photos taken on different cameras and by different people. I would like the photos to be sorted by the date/time they were shot. Instead, Apple is sorting by ...
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Yosemite: Calendars corrupted… How to restore?

I've lost my calendars on my OS X box, and the loss was synced up to iCloud. Boo. Hiss. But I do have a good backup on Time Machine from yesterday. I've researched it on the web and tried the various ...
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Why does iCloud use storage even when i have deleted all my backups?

I had 3 devices but now I have removed all. There are no photos synced, no keynotes or any documents saved.. but if you see the screenshot my iCloud drive says i am using 1.09GB ++ of data. No ...
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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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What settings must I change so that when add a contact on my mac, it will sync to my phone?

Running Yosemite on a 2011 MBP and and iPhone 6. A contact added to my phone will appear on my mac, but not vice versa. How can I change this?
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If I turn off my Find My iPhone will it send a notification to the account holder?

If I turn off Find My iPhone on my iPhone 5 does it send any notification to the email address attached to the apple id or send a notification of any kind?
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Issues with Texts Sending Through iCloud [duplicate]

I'm having issues where my texts are sending through my iCloud. I've read the other threads in here and tried the following: Go to Settings → Messages → Send & Receive However, under "you can be ...
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OSX: Dupe-checking / Merging / Cleaning iCloud Contacts & importing 350 additional ones

I'm in a bit of a pickle, I've been given an errand (or.. so I thought ;) ) to run, of cleaning up 1100 iCloud Contacts for a friend, who runs a little business. He also handed me 350 additional ...
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How to delete iCloud storage Mail cache?

I've deleted every E-Mail in my iCloud account. But the storage overview shows me 2,2GB used space for my Mails. But there is no E-Mail left: How can I update the storage overview or delete ...
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iPad air 2 - differentiate private and work photos

We are rolling out approx 200 iPad Air 2 to a mobile work force. They will be taking photos for work. But they will also be allowed to use the iPads to take private photos. I want to be able to ...
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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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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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Downloading photos off iCloud onto Mac

How do I download photos off iCloud and save them on my Mac? The images are not saved in my photos app.
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iPhone does not upload photos to iCloud via Wi-Fi

Since I upgraded to 200 GB iCloud storage and started to use the new Photo app I have now been able to backup any from my iPhone via iCloud to my Mac. My iPhone also stopped sharing my iPhone photos ...
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iCloud tabs only shows one iOS device at a time

I had an iPhone and a Mac connected to an iCloud account, and I recently got an iPad. However, I noticed that I can't see all my tabs on all my devices. It seems like iCloud thinks my iPad and iPhone ...
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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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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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3 referenced files in your library will not upload to iCloud Photo Library error

Select referenced files in your library and choose “Consolidate” from the File menu to copy the original files into the library. I get the following error messages when I try and sync my Photos ...
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What happens to iCloud mail if storage payment fails

I'm thinking of switching to iCloud Email and to buy more storage (currently 5gb) but im not sure if it's reliable to be charged for the storage on a monthly basis. Can someone tell me what happens if ...
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Apple ID Moving country

I've moved from Ireland to the UK and am now getting paid in GBP, so I decided i'd move my Apple ID to the UK store (even though I like the Irish top app charts more) I found that after I move my ...
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Secondary iCloud Internet Account, Notes doesn't stay ticked!

I have an iCloud account that I use for everything to do with my blog that stays separate from my personal iCloud account. I use Notes all the time for writing posts and I do the primarily from my ...