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How can I change a defunct Apple ID email address?

I never changed my student email account to which all app purchases have been made. I just upgraded to iOS 5, and it requires to authenticate the iCloud, by verifying an email sent to the now defunct ...
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How does FileVault 2 recovery key stored in iCloud work?

When requested during the full disk encryption process, one option is to store the recovery key in your iCloud account. I stored mine in iCloud, but frankly I'm confused as when I look at the drive ...
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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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Password at the star forgot [on hold]

I bought a New Macbook Air with a friend from US. I did the settings and I parked it for one month. Now I took it for usage but I do not remember the password that I am asked. it says: "Please enter ...
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Recover iPhone backup manually from iCloud

I had the misfortune of a stolen iPhone 4 a few months ago. In the interim I've decided not to get a new iPhone. I can view my iCloud storage page and see there is a 1GB file there. There are random ...
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Remove a list manually in Reminders

I get a problem removing a list in "Reminders", this one is locked in the iCloud list and not visible on "icloud.com"... Is that possible to remove a list manually?
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Restore my iPad

I forgot my passcode on my iPad and I can't restore it. I plugged it into iTunes and did the manual restart. I logged onto iCloud and took my iPad off of Find my iPhone so I could restore it. The ...
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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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Does changing the password for Apple ID make iCloud and Find My iPhone stop working? [duplicate]

My phone has recently been stolen. I have been trying to locate it. I had previously set up the Find My iPhone app and after the theft, I have changed all my iCloud and Gmail passwords. Can the ...
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please help me unlock the icloud account on my ipad 3 [duplicate]

Please how do i unlock the current icloud account on my ipad 3? I bought it fairly used from a friend who needed my help. I didn't bother checking if the icloud is locked. I only discovered this ...
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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 can I stop my iPhone displaying “iCloud Backup requires that you verify your password” repeatedly?

Due to what turned out to be a (I assume unrelated) sim card problem, I recently wiped my iPhone 4, and then reinstalled from a backup. Since then, multiple times per day, my iPhone displays a ...
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Are iMessages saved to iCloud even if iCloud is turned off on my phone?

If I have iCloud turned off on my iPhone, are incoming and/or already received iMessages still stored in the cloud? Can someone sharing my Apple ID see my iMessages even after I delete them on the ...
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New Photo app - upload speed to iCloud photos really so slow?

I installed the new Photos app and imported my Aperture library (about 50.000 photos altogether. As I had a bad experience when my hdd with my pictures was stolen, I want to upload all of them to ...
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New Photos App on Yosemite Isn't Syncing Smart Albums to my iPhone or iPad

All my photos transferred just fine from iPhoto to Photos. My albums (smart and regular) are also all there too. I'm using iCloud to sync my library to my iPhone and my iPad and at first it removed ...
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iCloud Photo Library vs my photo stream

Just for my curiosity and knowledge, Now that the iPhoto iCloud Library feature is available on both iOS and OS X devices, and if I understood good every time I take a picture, the picture goes to ...
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How to loan my iPad while preserving personal data?

I would like to loan my iPad Air (iOS 8.3) to a friend and give him a clean device (without my apps and any personal data). After getting my iPad back, I would like to restore the whole configuration ...
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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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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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How to transfer/copy Notes from one iDevice to another without using restore method?

I tried using iCloud account. But it did not seem to work. basically, I signed into iCloud on both iDevices with same Apple ID. And making sure Notes was set to on. Newly created notes will show ...
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How do I connect 2 iCloud accounts to a single iCloud Photo Library

I am trying to have all the photos from both my iPhone and my wife's iPhone linked to the same iCloud Photo Library so from both of our devices we can have access to the same Photos without needing ...
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How do I update the primary email address used by my Apple ID when using Find My iDevice?

I have an Apple ID that I use for both the App/iTunes Stores and for iCloud. Because I originally created it years ago, it's an email address I no longer use, let's call it dan@old.com. I would like ...
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“Cannot connect to iCloud” when attempting to purchase additional storage

I have received a note that I'm consuming the free 5 GB space on iCloud. I'm trying to purchase 20 GB of space. When I try to do that using my iTunes account I constantly receive the message "Cannot ...
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Photos not uploading to photo stream or syncing with iCloud

So I have a heavy question that I haven't seen asked on ad, so, or su. Question -- My photos are not uploading from my iPhone nor iPhoto to my photo stream. Why? Background -- When I attempt to ...
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Can't invite others to iCloud shared photo albums… “Invite People” button missing

Title says it. There is no "Invite People" link/button... What setting do I need to change? Yes, I've got iCloud setup. Do I have to upgrade to the new iCloud storage? Edit: more details: iPhone ...
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Is it Possible to Delete Songs from iCloud without iTunes Match?

I recently used iPad to listen to some music only to find out I had U2's Songs of Innocence album. I wasn't too bothered until one of their songs started playing. I decided I would like to delete ...
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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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Can not add calendar subscriptions to iCloud

I can't add subscriptions to my iCloud Calendar anymore. If I want for example add the holiday calendar via Mac Calendar Setting I get this error message The server responded: “403” to operation ...
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If my iPod is stolen and wiped, would it still appear as 'offline' on iCloud or would it just not appear at all?

I am trying to find out if my iPod 3rd gen is stolen or just misplaced. I have find my iPhone activated but it happened a couple of days ago so the battery is probably dead. It shows up as 'offline' ...
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Deleting photos on the phone - does it affect them on iCloud?

Can you delete pictures from an iPhone and still have it saved in iCloud? If so, how?
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Why do I sometimes see a downloading 'pie' icon when viewing photostream photos?

it normally shows in the bottom corner as a sort of 'pie' that fills up as the picture is downloaded, similar to the 'app downloading' pie when viewing a downloading app on the home page/s prior to ...
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How to force photo thumbnail download on iOS 8.3

I have 30,000+ photos synced to iCloud and am trying to get their thumbnails to show on the Photos app on iOS 8.3. On the (first) Photos tab, viewing at Years or Collections levels shows lots of grey ...
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iCloud preferences crashes System Preferences in OS 10.10.1

I skipped the set up of iCloud when upgrading to OS 10.10.1 Now I get an error message saying there is a problem with iCloud preferences and when I clicked on iCloud in System Preferences, I get a ...
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How do I get my iOS calendar to sync automatically?

The iCloud calendars in my iOS Calendar app do not sync manually (for at lest a couple years now). In order to get them to sync, I need to trigger a manual sync by selecting the list of calendars in ...
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download iCloud photo to mac OS X Yosemite 10.10.3

My phone is iOS 8.3 and my computer is OS X Yosemite 10.10.3 (iPhoto doesn't works anymore, instead there is another application called Photos) I have 3.2G of photos are automatically saved in iCloud ...
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corrupted library (?) preventing ipad upload to icloud photos

My ipad was not downloading photos from icloud photos, and was stuck uploading xxx photos. I tried turning icloud photos (and photo stream etc) on and off, and restarting the ipad, with no change in ...
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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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Find my iphone in settings is on but icloud site says it's off! [closed]

I just got this iphone 6p from a friend who can't remember his icloud account, in settings find my iphone is on .. When i check the device on icloud.com/activationlock .. Find my iphone is off ! .. ...
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Separate everyone's phones & our Mac from receiving everyone's texts while sharing the same account?

I want to share our account because we both use the reminders, photos, notes, etc., and when I tried to set up a new apple ID, it nearly took those away. I, or he, would've lost our notes, etc. I ...
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Use Photo iCloud Library as Base for second Photo iCloud Library

In the past my wife and me were sharing one iPhoto library. I imported that iPhoto library into Photos and use it as base for my iCloud Photo Library. For reasons the original iPhoto library is not ...
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iTunes won't show my Cloud music?

My iTunes keeps crashing whenever I try to show my Cloud Music. I go into Preferences > Store and check the box to show the music, but then it tries to load it and it crashes. It'll keep crashing each ...
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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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Move photos from iMac to iCloud

I have thousands of photos on my iMac and want to save them to the iCloud?? How do I do this and how can I find them again?
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How to activate a used iPhone bound to another account (already removed from iCloud)?

I want to pass my iPhone on to a friend. I backed up his old phone and restored it to the new one. After restarting it I see this: This is the case, because I had "Find my iPhone" activated and did ...
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Retrieve lost iPhoto after replaced hard drive

I replaced the hard drive on my MacBook Pro through Apple. I backed up files on my computer but not my Applications. Is my iPhoto lost forever? I have thousands of pictures on there! I've signed in ...
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Can't login with iCloud Control Panel for Windows. Constant server error

I have problem of connecting to iCloud with iCloud Control panel for Windows. After a while it errors with can't connect because of server error. And gives me a link to iCloud status which is always ...
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New Apple Photos app and iCloud: uploading archived libraries

As my macbook doesn't have enough storage for my family photos and videos, every 1-2 years I'd start a new iPhoto library, and will place the old one on an external USB disk. I have 4-5 iPhoto ...
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How to put an image from PC to iOS 8 iPhone camera roll?

I have a picture on my PC that I want to put into my Camera Roll. PC is vista so I can't install iCloud onto the computer. I have iCloud but when I log in I don't see anything about photos. I see ...
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How do I delete unlinked folders from iCloud.com

How can I remove unlinked folders, such as "Readdle Documents" in iCloud Drive, left behind after uninstalling the app?
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MacBook Pro i7 iCloud locked [closed]

iCloud locked and after some wrong entries, it stopped showing passcode censoring bars. Instead, it was showing only text "Wrong passcode, Try again"