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

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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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Recovering texts from iCloud

I lost my iPhone 4 and really need my text messages. I always backed up everything to iCloud. I don't have a new phone, but I do have a computer. How can I go to iCloud and recover my texts?
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how can I add photos from an external drive to the new Photos

I have a large library of old photos stored on my External Hard Drive (EHD). I would like t bring these old photos into Photos (Mac OS X Yosemite). How can I do this, what's the best way to do this?
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How can I recover my iCloud password?

I want to set up my iCloud account on my laptop but I cant get into my account. They are sending my reset password to my email address that I cant access so there no way for me to reset it. How can I ...
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iTunes backup disappears after software update iphone 6

My iPhone screen had stopped working and before going to get it traded in for a new one, the store told me to do a complete backup to my computer. After doing so and getting the new phone, I plug it ...
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Find My Phone - iCloud - Device Location - Locked

My girlfriends computer was stolen this morning. She has Find My Phone installed. I'm tracking it from work, but it has a status of locked. (I'm assuming apple put this on when she called, and ...
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Is it possible to use Time Machine with iCloud?

I have a MacBook Pro (early 2011) with a 320 GB hard disk, and I have a 200 GB storage plan on iCloud. The problem is that I cannot simply copy the Applications folder to iCloud Drive and restore it ...
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Extract specific app data from an older iCloud Backup

My problem is this: About a year ago I installed an application that did a very simple task. Just counting days from a specific date. Long story short, after a bunch of iOS updates, this app started ...
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iCloud Photo Library - force upload

On my iMac I imported my old Aperture Library to the new Photos app and then enabled iCloud Photo Library. The library has about 10000 photos and I expected that once I started the sync Photos app ...
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Photo album of the full-resolution photos shared through iCloud Photo Sharing?

The photos that are shared through iCloud Photo Sharing shared albums are typically favorites, for example the best photos that you wanted to share with family over the course of several years. Over ...
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Photos on iPhone not showing up when I import to laptop

I have hundreds of photos (all of 2012, in fact) that show up in the Photos app on my iPhone 5S. But when I imported all photos to my laptop, it looks like if they don't exist. I have tried iCloud, ...
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Can photos be added to a shared iCloud photo stream album even after it has reached 5000 photos?

Apple says that a shared iCloud photo album can contain a maximum of 5000 photos. What will happen once that limit is reached? Will it not be possible to add any more photos? Or will the oldest photos ...
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How do I change the iCloud ID on iPhone 5?

I lent my iPhone to someone who logged into iCloud with their apple ID. Now I want to change the iCloud account to my own, which can only be done by deleting the currently logged-in iCloud account. To ...
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Apple ID Password

Just for my knowledge and curiosity, as you know the Apple ID Password must met some minimum requirements, such as: Have at least one lower case, one capital letter, at least one number, etc.... ...
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Photos stopped uploading to iCloud. What can I do?

After updating to OS X 10.10.3, I opened Photos.app and imported my iPhoto library. Around ~3,000 photos were uploaded to iCloud, but the upload process stopped before the remaining 7,200 photos were ...
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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 check my iCloud text messages?

Can anyone tells me how to view my text messages on iCloud? I know that iCloud will back up my messages on my iPhone 5S, and I am very curious about checking the iCloud messages. Is there any ...
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After migrating to iCloud Photo Library can the iLifeAssetManagement folder be deleted?

Before iCloud Photo Library and Photos.app in OS X 10.10.3, we had iCloud PhotoStream. iCloud PhotoStream synced its photos to the ~/Library/Application Support/iLifeAssetManagement folder (and ...
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How can I change the name listed on my iCloud emails I send out?

I have already changed in settings on my phone (iPhone) and when logging in on computer next to my picture in iCloud top right, it reads the name I want. I am divorced and do not like my prior last ...
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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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My Apple account is valid but not an iCloud account

I recently changed my iCloud password and now my iCloud account / iMessages on on my Macbook Pro (10.10.3) won't work. Both my phone (and when I use www.icloud.com) still work fine, but my laptop is ...
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Notes on a different account (@gmail) and have icloud account. Unable to see the notes on icloud

I have notes on my iphone. However the notes are in different account and not on the icloud account and I am unable to see the notes when I login to my icloud account. I have notes back up turned on. ...
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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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iCloud Calendar sync error 400 on OS X 10.10.2

I've been using Calendar with iCloud for a long while without any problems. Now, I have a permanent error displayed in Calendar: The request for account “iCloud” failed. The server responded ...
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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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Removing iCloud on an old phone

I have iCloud on more than one phone—my old iPhone 5c broke and the screen doesn't work. I now have a new phone with iCloud backed up and it works fine. I want to sell my old phone but they state that ...
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iPhone contacts aren't syncing to iCloud

Contacts on my iPhone 4 are not syncing to iCloud even though it is set as on. It is a new phone, and the contacts synced when I first set up iCloud, but not since. I have tried "backup now" and new ...
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Can the iCloud sync progress be observed?

I have my Mac running OS X 10.8 set up so that I can see the contents of its iCloud repository at ~/Library/Mobile Documents (see this question and this question for more information on how that ...
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Can't login to Mac App store

I have an iMac with Mac OS X 10.8 (Mountain Lion). When I open the Mac App store, and try to download an App, it asks me for the login. When I enter my Apple ID's email and password and click login, ...
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Why do i need a new email account to sync my notes in iCloud?

I sync reminders fine but now i want me notes to sync from my mac to the iphone but when i turn on notes in iCloud it says i have to create an icloud email address (even though my gmail account is ...
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Unable to sign out of iCloud on OSX Yosemite or disable Keychain

Background This appears to be an ongoing problem with many people.. In short, I'm getting a ton of errors in my system.log along the lines of: CloudKeychainProxy[307]: __39-[UbiqitousKVSProxy ...
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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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Deleted iCloud contacts keep coming back

Tried to delete several contacts on iCloud.com, but they keep coming back! I have tried several times with no success. These contacts are still on my device with iCloud sync enabled. If I don't want ...
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Photos App & faces sync

I am using the new Photos App (Yosemite). Everything is synchronised (iCloud) but the faces. Is this a feature or a bug?
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How to remove family sharing

I recently moved to US and tried to change my iTunes account address and payment information. I wasn't able because I cannot change my country. It seems like the likely reason is that I have Family ...
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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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How can I download iCloud photos from previous/older devices?

My iCloud is full and I checked what is in it. I have my current iPhone and I have two old broken iPhones and a broken iPad in there. I'm reluctant to delete them in case they have some of my much ...
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Is it possible to wipe an entire iCloud Photo Library?

I've been using the beta iCloud Photo Library for a week and a bunch of photos got duplicated and I'd like to wipe all the photos out and start over. I have backups of all the photos and have turned ...
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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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How do I download a video from icloud?

I have a video on my icloud that I want to download to macbookpro and save. I can see the video in icloud on my iphone. The video is deleted from iphoto on my iphone and I can't download the video ...
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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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Can I delete my local photo library now that all my photos are on iCloud?

I updated to the new OS X last night and uploaded my 70gigs worth of photos to iCloud. I plan on doing a backup on my raid as well, just to be safe, but am I okay to delete all my photos that are ...
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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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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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iPhone – restore from iCloud backup of newer iOS version

I have an iCloud backup from an iPhone running iOS 8.3. Now, I'd like to restore another iPhone from this backup. The problem is that the other iPhone is running iOS 8.2 (this iPhone cannot be updated ...
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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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My iCloud account doesn't have a calendar?

I use Google Calendar for my calendaring app. I am trying to solve a problem where calendar invites sent from other people using iCloud won't show up in my Google Calendar (I'm accessing gCal through ...
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Address Book won't restore contacts from .abbu

My Address Book won't restore contacts from my address book archive (.abbu). I sync my address book with iCloud. A couple weeks ago, Address Book told me there were some inconsistancies in my ...
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How do I update the FileVault 2 recovery key stored in iCloud?

It's been a long saga getting to the point where I am comfortable that my new Macbook Pro has FileVault 2 enabled properly on Yosemite. I ran into the "Encryption paused - connect power adapter" ...
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How does Photos.app handle multiple libraries in relation to iCloud Photo Library?

The new Photos.app allows you to hold down option to open up other libraries, for example Aperture and iPhoto libraries. How does iCloud Photo Library handle this? Does it work in a way like iTunes ...