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In a nutshell: No, you can't. Apple uses proprietary protocols for iCloud access (both data and backup) so you can't just switch backends by redirecting some DNS entries. And as far as I know, nobody has reverse engineered the protocols yet (at least not the full set required to implement an alternative server-side solution).


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Facetime will ring on any device you have registered your email address for the Facetime.app on that device. There is an explanation here on imore.com which goes into some details on how it works and how to register, enable and disable an email address on a device. How to enable or disable phone numbers and email address for FaceTime If you don't ...


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You can't do anything. It wouldn't be a very good deterrent against theft if you could bypass the activation lock. Don't buy stolen goods in the future.


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Ring the phone number, let the original owner know you 'found' it. If the number doesn't work, hand it in to the police. There is no way to bypass the activation lock. Consider the £250 a lesson learned.


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Solved following these steps. Removed my macbook from iCloud Followed this guide: http://www.tomsguide.com/forum/id-1317787/unlock-apple-macbook-pro.html


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Take it back to the dealer. See if they have the contact details. If not, get your money back, they should have checked before even buying it from the previous owner. The entire email address is never exposed, so you won't be able to access it. Even if not stolen, if the original owner doesn't remove it from their iCloud account, there's no way to bypass ...


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First of all, to remove any confusion, iCloud's My Photo Stream, and iCloud Photo Sharing are two different things, and will behave differently. iCloud Photo Sharing From the FAQ: How many photos and videos can be stored in a shared album? A shared album can hold a maximum of 5000 photos and videos combined. When you reach your limit, you must ...


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You may need to run Keychain Repair to fix a few items in it that could be problematic. This issue is apparent due to the popups from the system requesting your Keychain password. To check keychains for problems using Keychain First Aid: Open Keychain Access, located in the Utilites folder in the Applications folder. Choose Keychain Access > Keychain First ...


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Open the Photos app, go File -> Import, and navigate to the folder with the photos. If the photos can't be imported using the Import feature in Photos and are in an iPhoto library, you could first open the library with iPhoto, go File -> Export, and export the originals. They could then be imported using the Photos app.


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Per your second edit, it is indeed a special folder created by family sharing. The whole family can contribute to the family photo album. Now collecting and sharing family memories is easier and more fun. When Family Sharing is turned on, a shared album is set up automatically in the Photos app on all family members’ devices. Then everyone can ...


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iCloud storage has no correlation to a Device's available space to allow installation of an update. To show how much space is free on the device: Settings > General > Usage > Under 'Storage' > Manage Storage From here you can see what is Used vs Available, and you can even see what apps are using the most. You can always update via iTunes ...


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There must be sufficient room on the device for the update to download & expand. That's usually about 800MB or so. Deleting the update directly downloaded to the device & instead running the process from iTunes can sometimes give you just enough to space to do it; otherwise you will need to delete additional apps or data - usually something like a ...


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If you haven't signed in with your Apple ID on an Apple device at least once in its history, these are the only services available to you. What is web-only access to iCloud? Web-only access is a free level of iCloud service that's available to anyone, including people who don't own or use Apple devices. It includes access to Pages, Numbers, and ...


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Smart folders — including Faces — on the Mac are (for now) local only. Not only will Faces not sync with iPads or iPhones, they won't sync with other Macs either.


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Lets try this to Reset your iCal operations. Back up calendars and Disable calendars: Go to: ~/Library: /Calendars /Library/Preferences/com.apple.CalendarAgent /Library/Preferences/com.apple.iCal.plist move all to the desktop. Restart.


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Yes - sharing the photo puts it in a cloud backed "truth" where that image is available for all participants of the album to download and modify their copy, but not to change the original. You'll want to share the edited version and then clean old ones until such time editing directly that shared image is implemented.


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This doesn't answer the question, but moving gigabytes of data to any cloud service (and back) is going to take a while. An external drive will be much faster, and you can re-use it for the backup you don't have.


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I assume it's a little late for your phone call, but for anyone else with this problem you can force both the OS X and iOS Contacts apps to sync with different methods. OS X Close (and reopen?) the Contacts app. iOS (8) Touch Groups on the top left, then drag down until the spinner at the top fills up.


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There isn't an "ubiquity" you can simply disable IMO. I would exhaust other avenues of solving this problem. Random shutdowns are irritating, but the best thing I have is to train the user to: Get sysdiagnose each time it happens. (or right after the reboot / when the problem is noticed) Log the date and time of the error on a piece of paper Establish ...


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Only one library can be the "system library", which in turn is used for iCloud Photo Library (if enabled), but you can have as many other libraries as you want.


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There is no way to import an Aperture/iPhoto library except start a new Photos library and have it convert from an existing Aperture/iPhoto library. I think the best solution would be to start a new Photos library based on your existing Aperture library. Attach your iPhone to the Mac and wait for it to appear in the sidebar in Photos, then import everything ...


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New method for iOS 7 & 8: Go to iCloud Photo Sharing Hit Edit (top right) Tap on album name text from listing Make your edits hit Done to save


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From my brief searching through the Apple discussion sites, it looks as though you can't actually delete an iCloud account! Here are some links to some posts I've read regarding this: 'How to Close an iCloud Account ' 'closing my icloud account ' 'How can you close an icloud account?' 'Upgraded to Yosemite, signed up for iCloud and an now want to close ...


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If you want to delete your game data/s from the game center, you should simply go to your game center app and choose games option box at the bottom. Then, hold down your desire game that you want to remove and swipe it to the left. A remove button in red should appear after you done. Thanks me later. I hope this could help you a bit.


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I believe so, just share your apple acount with your family members, and under the same account, all media contents including photos would be uploaded to iCloud and shared among your family member.


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You can export original photos out of Photos on the Mac and then delete them. At that point, they go into the Recently Deleted album. You can then manage things so you don't exceed your 5 GB allowance. Both iOS and Mac preferences allow you to measure and see the storage allocation. Then you can have a second Photos database on the Mac to store all the ...


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I can invite anyone to my shared albums whether they have AppleID or not just by typing their SMS or email address into the invite field. I've seen the app freeze, so power off your iPhone and then try going back into Photos as soon as it restarts. If that doesn't work, post a screen shot of your attempt and I'll see if something else makes sense to try.


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Apparently there is no way to mass delete photos once you store them in the iCloud Photo Library using the web interface. Now that Photos Version 1.0 exists on the Mac, this is trivial to accomplish. Command A - select all Delete Select All Photos album File - Show Recently Deleted click the Delete All button in the top right be patient and wait for the ...


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Signing in in my iPhone and enable iCloud Keychain did the trick to me. So I restored the keychain in my iPhone and then the keychain switch in my Mac changed to off state as magic



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