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How can I access my Time Capsule remotely with iCloud?

Before, with MobileMe, I was able to backup and access my Time Capsule anywhere in the world because I had my MobileMe login stored in my Time Capsule, and my MobileMe entered into my mac. So when I ...
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Mail: The Archive folder is visible on iCloud (website) and iOS, but not on mac?

When I use the Mail app on the mac, I should see the "Archive" folder in the list "Mailboxes" on the left. But I can't. I can see it only on the iCloud Mail website and in mail app on iOS. How can I ...
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How much space will iCloud Photo Library use on my devices?

I am considering to use iCloud Photo Library to store a growing number of family photo albums, shared to web or set of AppleIDs. I dont need to keep original photos on iDevices for 99.9% of photos. ...
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Find My iPad setting prevents restore

I'm trying to restore my iPad because the screen passcode was changed and cannot be remembered correctly. When attempting to restore from an iTunes backup, an error message says to first turn off Find ...
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How to transfer ONE photo FROM PC to iPhone 6

From time-to-time I want to transfer only one or a very few photos FROM my PC (Windows 7) to my iPhone (currently an iPhone 6). I can find plenty of advice on how to transfer from the iPhone to the ...
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How do I transfer pictures from iPhoto to iCloud Drive?

I have 17000 pictures in my iPhoto library. How do I transfer them to iCloud Drive?
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Family sharing, some clarifications needed

Recently we've set up family sharing. Now my SO has done an in-app purchase. So far no issue. But when I told her she was a little upset that there was no way to make the payment herself. Because ...
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Change my Apple ID email address on iCloud account

I had to make a new email address for my new Apple ID since I forgot my previous Apple ID password and couldn't receive a verification email. Now that I have my new Apple ID and password, my iPhone ...
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iCloud not backing up

I have some 3k photos and almost full of 16GB iPhone. I was also out of icloud storage, so i bought more space. But to my surprise, the backup isn't happening. It doesn't complete and says last backup ...
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Way to prompt for a keyboard on the iPad?

So I am trying to access my iCloud Drive via safari on my iPad mini 3, I go to Safari and tap the Request Desktop Site so that I can view my iCloud account. I have two step verification turned on for ...
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Find My iPhone shows device as 'Offline'

My mom tried to track my iPhone 5 using Find My iPhone. My location services were turned on and everything was working properly. Then it said between a certain time that my iPhone was 'offline'. She ...
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Delete (not hide) calendar events automatically or via CLI

There are many answers online on how to hide old events from iCloud calendars, but not many on how to actually delete them. From the settings, it appears to not be possible to do automatically. There ...
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Can't access both the iCloud and internet accounts pane

I am running the latest version of Yosemite (10.10.2 I believe) and I am not able to access the Mail applications, iCloud preference pane, or the Internet Account preference pane. I tried to removed ...
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Can't get the icons to stop saying waiting

I tried to download half a dozen things at once as it listed loads and I had a choice and pressed all. Now on the icons they are all black and if impress them I just get waiting come up. They have ...
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Syncing Safari bookmarks across multiple Apple devices (iMac, Macbook pro and iPad)

I was a Microsoft Windows (98 to 8.1) user up until now , and I have recently made the switch to Mac OSX completely. While I have managed to familiarize myself with quite a few things so far, there is ...
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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 to change my iCloud user name (email address)

I have change my email address on My Apple ID but this doesn't change the email address for iCloud. How do I do this? Also, I don't know my iCloud password, at least the password I had set it at ...
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Exchange account in Mail has wrong username, but is not editable

I recently set up a new iMac running Yosemite (10.10.1). After I signed into my iCloud account, my mail/calendar/contacts accounts were set up for me; so far so good. The problem is that in Mail.app ...
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Where are the iCloud Drive icons located?

For example, I need to know where the Automator folder icon is. I want to use it for a thing. Most system folder icons and stuff are in /System/Library/CoreServices/CoreTypes.bundle/* But these ...
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Can I copy a file to iCloud drive from the command line?

I'd like to write a script to backup some files to my iCloud drive. The drive shows up in the Finder, but I don't see it from the command line. Is there a way to do something like: cp mystuff.tgz ...
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Trouble backing up iPhone to the iCloud / local computer [on hold]

I haven't been able to backup my iPhone (4S) for a long time (I think since I upgraded to iOS 8.1.2). I get a message Unable to complete the backup. It should be noted that in the past I was ...
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Remove device from iCloud

I sold my iPad (after restoring it and deleting all accounts/data), but it still shows up in iCloud settings under "Devices". Since I don't have access to the iPad anymore, how can I delete it from ...
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Notes not syncing to and from iCloud from OS X Yosemite

Okay, this is extremely frustrating and weird. I've had syncing of notes to iCloud turned on for a while, and I was never really able to figure out when the notes were synced. It always seemed pretty ...
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Can't load contacts from iPhone to iCloud account

I have an iPhone 5S and I cannot seem to get my contacts loaded from my iPhone to my iCloud account. I have reset the iCloud and also deleted the account on my phone and reset etc. but nothing has ...
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App Store sometimes can't install, iCloud icon instead of INSTALL icon

App Store sometimes can't install apps, iCloud icon appearing instead of INSTALL icon, as in the attached screenshot. Please tell me how to make the INSTALL icon appear again for these apps, ...
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Continuing a “stopped” iCloud restore on iOS

I was restoring my iPhone 5 to the latest iOS and chose restore via iCloud. The restore process - especially for apps - was frustratingly slow and actually stopped frozen after a while. After trying ...
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Manually Sync iCloud Drive on OS X 10.10 Yosemite

Is it possible to manually update the iCloud Drive folder on OS X? Sometimes the folder does not update for ~10-20 minutes after establishing a good internet connection, so I'm hoping that there is a ...
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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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cannot change icloud account email address

when I go to icloud on my iphone 4s is says verifying email address. It will not let me click on any of the settings to turn off my phone or will not let me change the email address because it is ...
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After a phone is stolen, can that device's iCloud backup be accessed?

I had an iphone 4 stolen from me - there is an icloud backup with tons of data I want inside. Is there any possible way to access this without the iphone 4? I also got an iphone 5 recently but don't ...
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Does Find My Mac stop working after the system has been wiped?

Possible Duplicate: If Macbook has been wiped, will “find my iPhone” still work? I lost my Macbook Pro recently. I had activated iCloud on the computer, so Find My Mac is operable. If the ...
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Access disk attached to Airport Extreme over internet?

According to Apple's product page, the Airport Extreme... "...can turn your external USB hard drive into a secure drive you can share across your Wi‑Fi network and access securely over the ...
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Endless loop of iCloud prompt rendering iPad unusable

I hadn't used my iPad in some time, and recently tried powering it back on. As soon as iOS starts up, I am prompted to enter my iCloud password. My home WiFi network has changed since the last time I ...
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Can't access iCloud account

I have forgotten my iCloud password. It has also an old email address I can't change. It is not the same as my Apple ID and password. Now I can't get into my iCloud. My iCloud is updating for 3 days ...
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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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Which iCloud account does iBooks use to sync?

Does the new iBooks app for OS X Mavericks sync notes, bookmarks, read position, etc. using one's iCloud account, or one's iTunes Store account? In other words, if two people use separate Apple IDs ...
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Why isn't iCloud drive icon visible in finder

This is more of an aesthetic question rather than a functional one, but after upgrading to OSX Yosemite I don't have the iCloud drive or history icon in finder, it just gives me the default. In ...
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Empty iCloud Drive folder in Yosemite?

In OS X Yosemite, my "iCloud Drive" folder is always empty. My Macbook is running Yosemite, and my iPhone and iPad are running iOS8. I have gone through the iCloud Drive migration process and it does ...
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Accidentally removed iCloud from Finder siderbar

I accidentally removed iCloud drive from the Favorites sidebar (in Finder). Dragging it back isn't restoring it. How could I restore it?
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How to access an iCloud backup of my iPad? [duplicate]

I have made an iCloud backup of my iPad. Now, how can I access and explore my backup ?
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Backup of iPad : what is excluded in an iCloud backup?

I am looking into backups of my iPad. Apple describes an iCloud backup as containing “the most important data”. What is excluded when doing an iCloud backup of an iPad ?
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Incorrect iCloud email address [closed]

My Apple ID email address is correct, however my iCloud email address has become incorrect (it was fine to begin with!) so I cannot sign into my iCloud account. I have read the advise previously ...
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How to stop syncing apps with iTunes without wiping them from my iPhone?

Is there a way I can stop syncing apps with iTunes without first obliterating the apps from the iPhone and re-downloading them? Now that iOS 5 and iCloud are released, I want to stop storing all my ...
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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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Disabling Find My Mac

My iCloud account was recently messed with by a bitter ex. I have figured out which iCloud account they used to put my Mac in lost mode, but when I sign on to Find My Mac the Unlock button is greyed ...
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Podcast syncing between iTunes and iPhone doesn't work

I'm running iTunes 11.1, iOS 7.1, and Podcasts 2.0.2 for iOS, the latest versions of each. I'm signed into the same iCloud account on both my Mac and iPhone. Podcast syncing is enabled in iTunes, and ...
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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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Reading List items not being marked read

I use Reading List to mark items to read later. I don't like deleting read items because I do sometimes refer back. In any case, items added to Reading List sync properly across my iCloud devices. ...
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iMessage / iCloud via SSH Port forward to get through firewall

What ports does iCloud and iMessage use and is it possible to use SSH port forwarding via a proxy to use them on a network that blocks the services?
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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, ...