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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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Force iCloud Drive to sync under Yosemite

There are many questions of forcing iCloud to sync, but they are all one or two years old. I changed the file structure at my Mac, but the iOS App (Pages) doesn't seem to take the new update. When ...
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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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Cannot download picture from iCloud Photo Library

Cannot Download Photo. There was an error downloading this photo from your iCloud Photo Library. Please try again later. What does this mean? It happens all the time.
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Why not have iCloud keychain as default?

Yosemite 10.10.1 and iOS 8.1.2 On my Keychain Access on OS X, I have the "login" default keychain and an "iCloud" keychain (I have iCloud Keychain ON for all my devices). I'm just wondering, could I ...
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Inviting people who have shared calendars with me only allows the first person to accept

The summary is this... if people share their calendars with me and I invite them to a meeting, then only the first person to accept the invite gets in... the rest appear to decline the invite. Here's ...
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Unable to join Photo Stream on OS X 10.8.5

I received an email invitation to join a Photo Stream. When I clicked on the "Join this Photo Stream" link on my MacBook Pro, I was taken to a page with the following message: Photo Stream ...
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Stop Mail from keeping sent drafts?

I use iCloud and I like Mail to save my drafts on the server. But I have no desire to keep them as drafts after they are sent. But Mail keeps the drafts and I have to manually delete them. I ...
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How would one restore iCloud Drive documents from a local backup?

Unfortunately, I had to suddenly replace a lost MacBook. It has about 200GB of documents (almost anything that matters) in iCloud Drive. Open new MacBook Full Time Machine restore via Migration ...
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Find My iPhone login records

Is there a log of the times we enter iCloud? Like the timestamp of when we login to our iCloud to use Find My iPhone?
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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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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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Photos: reduce iCloud storage usage, keep old photos offline

OS X 10.10.3 is released with an all-new Photos app. On launching Photos, it asks me if I want to enable iCloud Photo. I already use it on my iPhone / iPad, so off course. The next question is which ...
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iCloud Drive folders not showing on OS X

I am seeing some strange behaviour. As you can see here: I have lots of folders I don't see on my Mac (shown here): Not sure why this is. When ever I make a new file or folder on either my Mac or ...
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where does windows store icloud drive files created from an iPad?

The MacOS stores icloud drive files locally in ~/Library/Mobile Documents. Where does windows7 store icloud drive files by default? I had not customized the location while installing it in my ...
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Restoring data from both an iCloud and iTunes backup

I backup my iPhone to iTunes manually about once a week, and backup to iCloud automatically every night, when I charge my iPhone. If I want to restore from an iTunes backup, then I just connect my ...
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Does iCloud keychain stores FileVault passwords?

My MacBook Air drowned today and it was connected to an external hard drive encrypted with FileVault. I can't remember password for it. Will new Mac sync that password from iCloud or is the encrypted ...
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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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Repeated iCloud prompts

I get repeated requests to supply my iCloud password each time I use my iPad. I can just hit cancel and move on, but will get the popup again in a few minutes. Is there a way to stop this? I do not ...
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Gmail calendar do not receive answer from iCloud calendar

Problem: I do not see whether an iCloud user accepted/declined my invitation which I created in Gmail Calendar. My steps: I create a new event in Gmail Calendar. Add them user with iCloud email ...
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Photos cant be viewed although thumbnails are visible

I had an iphone 5 with photos on it and was backed up on icloud. My iphone 5 got stolen and i got an iphone 5s. I restored everything on to my new one, but some photos are there in thumbnail form but ...
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How does one get around the missing sync agent problem in Mavericks to sync with Outlook?

How does one get around the missing sync agent problem in Mavericks to sync with Outlook? If one tries to sync calendars or contacts through Itunes or with Outlook there is a whole part of the OS ...
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Podcast syncing via iCloud: Mark episodes as played/watched

I use iCloud to sync my podcast subscriptions across multiple devices (Macs, iPhone, Apple TV), and generally, it works: All my feeds and stations appear on all the devices. Also, the play position ...
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in iPhoto, how to locate photos NOT in a particular photo stream?

I've noticed that if I add the same photo to a photo stream more than once, iPhoto is apparently not smart enough to recognize that it's a duplicate, and instead goes ahead and adds the photo a second ...
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iPhone 4s and iCloud only partially syncing

I'm having trouble syncing -- my iCloud and iPhone 4s (running iOS 5.1.1) only partially sync with one another. I.e., new entries sync, as do changes to contacts that appear in both. BUT… I have ...
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iTunes Match priority between computers and cloud

I've been cleaning up my iTunes song collection, and recently edited all songs that had 'various' in the field for Artist. Two days later, they're back. Is there a sequence to use to make sure an ...
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Why do documents in the iCloud window appear disabled?

Here’s how documents appear in the iCloud window of one of my apps: I have created these documents before. They looked OK. When I quit the app and come back, they look like this, disabled, and ...
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Issue when saving files with Keynote

Today I have run into issues with Keynote v5.3 (1170) running on MacOS X 10.8.5, all current updates installed. It is reproducible most of the time when saving documents in iCloud and sometime when ...
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How do I reset iCloud podcasts syncing?

So, since I updated iTunes to version 11.1, my podcasts library went a little crazy. Some episodes were deleted from my Mac and all episodes are now marked with the little blue pin (saying they're ...
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iCloud can't find my MacBook

When I sign into icloud.com and click on the Find My iPhone icon, my MacBook does NOT show up in the located devices. I have already made sure that my location services are turned ON in System ...
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iCloud seems to delete Notes taken on my Mac when offline

I have just set up the Notes.app on my MBP (Running OSX 10.8.2) to link up with my iCloud account so that I could begin working with synchronised notes. I make a lot of notes while I am out and about ...
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Why am I receiving the error “Photos for the iCloud account [username] cannot be accessed”?

I'm receiving this error message periodically: Photos for the iCloud account "name@email.com" cannot be accessed. Review your account information in System Preferences. Photo Stream is enabled ...
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Some iCloud events not showing up in iCal

A few weeks ago, I noticed that some of my events in Calender was not showing up on my mac (which is running Mountain Lion). I looked and they show up fine on icloud.com and they work fine on my iPad ...
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Keep two people's music separate under one iTunes (Match) account

My wife and I both have large music collections. We share my iTunes Store account, but she has her own iCloud account. We recently had cause to add her music to iTunes Match. To keep our music ...
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iTunes Match: Matched songs are now Uploaded and I can't download the 256kbps version of songs

I subscribed to iTunes Match yesterday and let matching process run overnight. This morning, most of my tunes were matched. I wanted to upgrade my matched 128kbps bitrate tracks for iTunes Store ...
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iCloud - two songs, same album - one Matched, one Ineligible. How to fix?

I have 250 songs marked Ineligible, and I can't figure out why. They are all 128kbps or greater, way less than 200MB, all Protected AAC audio files purchased by my ex. I am authorized on his account ...
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Contact syncing is not working for some contacts using iCloud

I've verified that at least some of my contacts are not properly syncing between my iPhone running iOS 5.1 and my Mac running OSX 10.7.3 (both the latest OS versions currently available). Here, you ...
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Set environment variable for iCloud Drive path

Foreword Setting env vars on Yosemite seems to be really a pain, but I've managed doing it thanks to this clever way: ...
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Why is iCloud Music Library silently deactivating itself?

The most relevant post is this one: iCloud Music Library can't be enabled However in my case, I don't get any error back, it simply disables iCloud Library by itself, seconds after I enable it and ...
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How to sync my iTunes library to my iPhone while still using iCloud Music Library for Apple Music?

Is it possible for me to keep iCloud Music Library turned on so I can actually use Apple Music (save tracks and playlists to the My Music playlist) while also maintaining the ability to sync any music ...
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Transfer app without developer enrollment

I have two apple ID's. I created a new one for my new company and bought enrollment for it. The old account has three apps that are no longer available on the store, since the enrollment ran out of ...
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Music from Cloud gets in the way of the original AAC on Itunes

I have a big itunes Music collection with high quality original rips from CD on an external harddisk. It used to be on the comnputer. I have the problem now, that since this displacement from the Mac ...
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How do I clear all iCloud sync data without creating a new Apple ID?

I'd like to start fresh and clear out all previously synchronized data in my iCloud. Wi-Fi, Passwords, Safari Bookmarks, etc. I haven't found a way to delete these specific items, and I'm having ...
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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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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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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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Is there a way to pause and continue iCloud Photo syncing from command line?

Uploading about 600GB of photos to iCloud Photos over a 300KB uplink takes weeks but also creates network congestion that destroys any download bandwidth. The only obvious way to control it is to ...
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How can I backup everything from iCloud Photo Library on Windows?

I want don't want to pay Apple any more to upgrade my iCloud storage, so I want to clean-up the photos that are stored with iCloud Photo Library. I cannot find any way to download and backup my photos ...
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How does iCloud Photo Library's “Optimize iPhone Storage” setting work in relation to other photo apps on iOS?

If I have Optimize iPhone Storage enabled on my iPhone and my phone storage is completely full, I understand that iOS will only store a low-res thumbnail of many of my photos on the device. (The full ...
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iCloud backups stopped working on our home network

Several months ago, iCloud backups from our iPhones and iPad stopped working on our home network. We get the "last backup could not be completed" message. The backups work on other networks. I thought ...