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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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iPhone 5S storage problems

On my iPhone 5S, I deleted all but a few of my apps so I would have enough storage to update my device. When it finally updated, it tells me I have 0 bytes available so I can't download my apps again. ...
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Unexplained memory usage in iPad iBooks?

I have a 16GB Apple iPad 3(with Retina Display). Today, while checking up my available memory, I saw the iPad had about only 1GB left. After deleting major unused apps, I found out that iBooks was ...
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How to fix iPhone 5S reporting excessive space used for Photo Library?

I have an iPhone 5S running iOS 8.1.3. I have removed all photos from the phone (i.e. the Camera Roll is empty). However, under Settings -> General -> Usage -> Manage Storage, it reports that 1.9 GB ...
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Does migrating to Apple's new Photos app actually double my storage requirements?

I was using Disk Inventory X to visualize my hard drive storage and help me find some extra space. It appears that iPhoto Library takes 52.0 GB and Photos Library takes 49.4 GB. Is this a known ...
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Does an iPhone Photo Stream upload store a duplicate of the photo locally?

That is to say, does a photo uploaded to Photo Stream and/or a Shared Photo Space take up twice or thrice the space on my phone, or does each instance point to the same single data store?
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Using my own server instead of iCloud

I am currently paying like a dollar a month for 20 GB iCloud storage, but I am just now building a new computer and am hoping to install an Amahi server on it so that I can have my own 'Dropbox' type ...
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iCloud Drive and external hard drives

I have just added a second hard drive to my mac mini and would love to use the new partition to store files on iCloud Drive. Since they are on the cloud, it would clear some room on my back up. Is ...
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What's using up my iPhone space and how to clear it?

I've taken a look at my "Usage" stats and it reads as such: Used 7.3GB Available 4.7GB And when I go into Manage Storage, I add up all the app's MB usage and it totals: 4.48 GB So where is my ~2.9 ...
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How to calculate the amount of space that iCloud Photo Library would take up?

I recently got the OS X 10.10.3 update, which got me Photos for OS X and the opportunity to use iCloud Photo Library. However, I'm a little worried about maxing out my iCloud storage if I upload every ...
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Deleted all photos/apps on iPhone 4s but settings shows 3.1 GB of photo storage used

I am trying to get the iOS 8.3 update on my iPhone 4s and I have deleted all my apps and photos including the recently deleted. I then went to my settings and my non-existent 'photos' are taking up ...
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I have photos on my phone that I can't delete

My photos are taking up 5 GB on my phone and I only have about 100 of them. I do have a bunch of ghost photos that I can't delete though. They are from my old phone which is not an apple product and I ...
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Is “flash storage” the same “SSD”?

Looking to see if the two are interchangeable and if not what the differences are.
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iOS available space doesn't add up

Am I going mental, or does the number in the following image make no sense at all? my top 10 apps seem to account for barely ~15GB, so why is my used space so high? Edit So, I'm calling this a ...
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Do iTunes rented movies count towards usage count in iPad/iOS?

I cannot seem to account for about 15-20GB of space in my iPad. I've been trying to track down what I thought was misplaced 4K airdropped files from a GoPro, but I just realized I have about 6 movies ...
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I have removed all mail accounts from my iPhone and reset it. What's using storage?

I have deleted all my e-mail accounts from Mail from the iPhone -- iCloud, my work account, etc., and have reset the phone (powering off and then back on) a couple of times. In ...
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Unable to create iCloud-Backup

i wanted to create an icloud backup for my iphone. after i started i lost my wifi connection because i left my house. after i came back i found out, that the backup failed. since then i was not able ...
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Phone shows 11 gb is used while only a little over 1 gb is used?

I added all up all of the usage data on my iphone 5s(16gb) and it came up to a little over 1gb, while it says 11 gb is used, with only 1.7 gb is free.
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Why iPad Air 16GB WiFi shows wrong amount of storage space free?

I clean my iPad regularly and I noticed that my storage space doesn't show true free space. I have used 12.8GB for apps. It shows 7.7GB available and 5.1GB used. I used calculator and it shows I ...
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How to release storage used for Backup? [duplicate]

My mac pro only has 13GB left, with more than 24GB are backups, how can I release these space?
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iPhone shows 1.3GB of photos but I don't have any [closed]

My iPhone 4S shows that I have 1.3GB of photos but I don't have any. How to empty this amount of space and make it available? I go to "settings" -> "general" -> "usage" -> "manage storage" and then ...
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Can I mark a SD Card as permanent storage?

I own a PNY - StorEDGE 128GB and I remember that it was initially recognized as a fixed/permanent disk like a hard disk. I reformatted it to add encryption but now the disk is shown as a removable ...
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Is there a way to manually repair a CoreStorage volume?

I was playing around with CoreStorage on a test disk and used the undocumented commands cs addDisk and cs removeDisk. The addDisk command worked just fine and was able to expand a logical volume ...
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Wrong photo count

My iPad mini says I have 1701 photos. I deleted all except maybe a hundred. Ipad still says I have 1701 photos. Where they at. Tried everything. Checked forums and they have same problem. What good is ...
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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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Secure iCloud storage for years in advance

Apple are most expeditious when reverting paid iCloud storage accounts when billing fails: data are deleted indiscriminately within 15 days of payment failure. The monthly fees for upgraded iCloud ...
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Removing Podcasts Documents and Data

I've had issues with the stock iOS podcast app for a while now- syncing was broken, it kept crashing while downloading, etc etc. I decided to move to Downcast. Anyways, after deleting all my podcast ...
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Is there a way to connect a SAS to an iMac 2011?

I am searching for an accurate way to start using storage tape drives for backing up my data. The only people I know of using tape drives on Macs are Mac Pro users. I'm an iMac user (2011, 27") and ...
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11.1 GB of “OTHER” out of nowhere? [duplicate]

I've had an iPhone 4S for about 1.5 years now. I have never had a problem taking tons of videos and pictures until now. Out of nowhere it says "can not record" because storage is full. I'm like "what, ...
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how to move a video from photo to icloud

I have very little space on my 16Gb iPhone, however I have a ton of space now in iCloud, how can I move videos from my iPhone to iCloud?
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How to delete invisible photos and videos from iPad?

MF519LL/A, iOS 8.1.3 General -> About -> Photos = 700 photos General -> Usage -> Manage Storage -> Photos & Camera = 900 MB Open Photos app. No photos or videos in any folder (Photos and ...
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Storage shows more space used than actually used [duplicate]

I got my Mac 2 days ago and installed a few softwares, Xcode, Android Studio and stuff. Today I noticed my Storage as this: 17GB of Apps might be there but I dont have any Audio/Photos! Where is ...
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What are the “sleepimage” and “swapfile” documents?

I was using Disk Inventory X and found a file called sleepimage in /private/var/vm/ It takes up 4 GB! I also found numerous other files in the same folder called swapfile0 swapfile1, etc. What are ...
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Out of storage space in X11 app

I have a app that runs in X11 and it seems to be ok except that I get out of space issues even though I have plenty of space on my home drive. Is there some setting or way to increase this? Please ...
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If I'm storing music and movies in iTunes, does it free up space on my Mac?

My Macbook has 250 GB hard drive but I'm at 220 GB of movies and music. If I transfer those files from my Mac to iTunes will if free up space on my Mac?
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Does the Mail app store the email on the storage drive?

I bought a new Macbook pro the other day and I set up my mail account on it. It started syncing mail from about two years ago. I was worried that it might be storing mails on the storage disk and ...
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More apps on iPhone 5c ios8 but a lot more storage no apps iPad Air ios 7 no storage?

I have been trying like most to make room on my 16GB iPad Air to get ios 8. Have have no apps on it except what came with it, no music, no videos, and only about 1000 photos. I was able to delete some ...
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Which iSCSI initiator should I use on Lion?

I am setting up a video editing / encoding workstation based on a mac mini and a freenas box for mass storage. We plan to use iSCSI to share the disk with the mac and had planned on using GlobalSAN's ...
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When Does the “Storage Almost Full” Message Appear?

I am trying to find what causes the "Storage Almost Full" message to appear on iOS. For example, is it: Less than a specific number of Mb of storage is available (if so, how many Mb?) Less than a ...
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Transfering old photos in the cloud off my phone

I linked my iPhone to my account in hopes of transferring the photos off of my phone to free up space. What happened was four years of photos transferred to my phone and it will not let me transfer ...
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How to locate “other” files on an Imac [duplicate]

When I look at my available disk space on my imac it says ive used 700 gigs for "other" files. How do i find these files and delete them?
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Unknown backups on main hard drive

On my MacBook's 'About This Mac' pane there is a section that is taking up a lot of storage it is titled 'Backups'. Now I do use a Time Capsule but I don't know why it would be labeled under my ...
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Do cheap iPad Lightning to USB camera adapters work?

Do cheap iPad lightning to USB adapters (from websites such as eBay) work or can a get a genuine Apple adapter for a lower price somewhere? I do not want to pay at least $39 AUD for one. My iPad mini ...
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Cannot take photos, message pops up that says “Not enough storage space”

I am trying to take a picture and my iPhone 4s says there is not enough storage space and to go to settings. I went into setting and into iCloud and deleted the prior backpack to free up space and I ...
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How much more storage than iOS 7 does iOS 8 ACTUALLY use up?

I have read so many reports about iOS 8 installation storage requirements that I've lost count, and none of them even answer this very basic question. “The download is 1.2 Gb… the free space ...
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Weird free spaces estimation

On my MacBook Pro Retina late 2014 running OS X Yosemite, there's something weird going on. If i look at the storage tab in the "About my Mac" menu, I use only 67 gigabytes of storage but it says 151 ...
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My iPhone 4S says no storage available even though there should be space available

The first time I got the message, I was willing to believe I just needed to free up some space, so I uploaded all my photos and cleared them off of my phone and deleted a few apps I no longer use, ...
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iPhone 6 won't store emails

My iPhone 6 running of iOS 8.1.2 won't store all my flagged emails, 5 and only seems to remember 3 out of the 5. Until you actually search for the emails it can't be found by looking through inbox or ...
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Target Disk Mode & SMART

This Question - Getting loads of Open error 5's when using Terminal to repair permissions - raises the question, Does mounting a drive in Target Disk Mode bypass SMART, preventing any lockout if ...
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iCloud has space but iCloud Backup says that I don't have enough to complete a backup

I use 120 MB of iCloud storage space for iCloud Backup of my iPad & iPhone. There is still 4.8 GB free from 5 GB, but I have a notification in iPad's backup window that I'm lacking space to back ...