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Questions tagged [data-synchronization]

The process of getting the same data on different devices and copying changes from the device you make the change on onto all the others

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move locally archived email to cloud based storage

I have a large amount of email archived "On My Mac". I use a number of different email accounts: one for work, one for home, one for freelancing, etc. Senders don't always respect the boundaries I try ...
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Cannot sync iCloud on OSX due to endless upload process

I have a big problem: my iCloud account on my computer is almost collapsed. I found that I can use the Terminal command rm to remove all the directories from CloudDocs but I am afraid to lose ...
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MacBook Air HDD storage being blocked in spite of Store in iCloud sync [duplicate]

My Macbook Air HDD storage is being blocked even though most of my documents are sycned to iCloud using Store in iCloud. When I go to Apple > About this Mac > Storage, I can see that 26GB of my ...
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Order synced photos by date on Windows PC

I'm trying to sync photos ordered by folders as year/date but it syncs only by year: Previously I remember that it synced images by date into separate folders inside yearly but now I cannot find this ...
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Sync IOS photos with NAS via WLAN [duplicate]

Is it possible to configure IOS to sync photos & videos with a my home NAS (assume it is available on the internet via SSH or other configurable port, along with Dynamic DNS URL) instead of Apple'...
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Schedule iPhone sync with mac

Is it possible to schedule wireless sync of iPhone. Since iPhone started supporting sync over WiFi, one should not need connect to computer for backup(at-least). But I still need to get to either ...
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Syncing the documents and files from two accounts on one mac via iCloud

I have two accounts on my mac. One for fun, one for work, but there is overlap in some of the files I use between the two, so I want to have all files in my Documents folder accessible to both ...
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Why does iTunes stick on “Waiting for sync to start” when using WiFi sync?

Sometimes I get "Looking for iPhone" and then a silent failure. Sometimes it finds the iPhone and sticks on "Waiting for sync to start" long enough (more than 10 minutes) that I forget and/or try to ...
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iTunes always reset the “Automatically Back Up” option to “This Computer”

So, this section of iTunes idevice option always keeps resetting to "This Computer" from "iCloud", whenever the sync finishes / the device is reconnected. Is there any guess why this is happening, ...
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How to stop iTunes from syncing voice memos from my iPhone?

iTunes 12.8.0, iPhone with iOS 12.1.2. Sync over wi-fi enabled to sync photos, everything else is manual. Every time iPhone syncs over wi-fi it imports voice memos in my iTunes library and I delete ...
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How to convert CSV to Mac Keyboard replacements plist?

I've exported snippets of aText to CSV and want to import them as keyboard replacement snippets in mac. Is there any tool or script which: Can do this coversion one off? I can do the import manually. ...
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Selective sync of iCloud drive

I would like to switch from Dropbox to iCloud drive and wanted to know if there is any way to select specific folders which are going to be downloaded on my Mac? It is possible in Dropbox client. ...
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iOS app using polling to retrieve newest data

Currently we have an iOS app in development which uses polling based method to retrieve latest data from the REST API only if the app is launched by the user. It will keep polling the server ...
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Syncing .apps via dropbox/resilio sync

Is it a good idea to sync .apps so that I can have the same app on multiple Mac's? How often do .apps change, afaik, the app's data is stored the Library folder, so, except for updates, the .app ...
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How to sync macOS with iCloud Drive?

I've got MacBook where I used to have iCloud turned on to sync all my files (desktop & documents) and have them accessible from other devices. When I go to "Files" app on iOS, I can easily see and ...
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How can two people read the same book on different devices

I have bought a book on iBooks and my girlfriend also wants to read it. But I was wondering if it would cause any problems regarding icloud remembering where one of us stopped reading. I have tried ...
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OneDrive selective sync adding to file quota

In MacBook Pro, I have installed OneDrive and enabled selective syncing. All seems to be working properly and I have made most of the folders as cloud-only. However, for some of them, they are ...
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Stop information syncing between iPad and iPhone

How do I stop my iPhone and iPad from syncing? They currently sync website history, texts, and calls. My iPhone is company owned and iPad is personal.
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Always keep a local copy of some folders in the iCloud synced files

I keep almost everything synced with my iCloud drive. It removes from local storage the things I rarely use and I love the feature, however, there are a few folders which I would like to keep synced ...
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Smart playlist (iTunes) doesn't completely sync to iPhone

I recently noticed that somehow, a smart playlist of mine which contains 700+ titles doesn't show all of them on my iPhone 7. I tried to delete it on both my mac and my iPhone, but it doesn't seem to ...
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Command-click to tick/untick all in iTunes sync lists broken in Mojave.

I prefer to sync nearly all music, excluding just a few playlists. It used to be I could command-click in the Sync Music / Playlists (and Artists, etc) lists to tick/untick (check/uncheck) all. ...
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Wireless sync of iPhone to wired mac

Home network set up: Incoming line from the world goes to an Internet switch with local Wi-Fi. One of the switch lines runs to a second switch at the other end of the house. Most of our devices have ...
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How can I keep a folder on a remote server in sync with a local folder in iOS accessible via Files?

I prefer not sideloading apps onto my devices, so solutions leveraging existing products are preferred. I tried using Nextcloud, but I don’t know how to accomplish my goal of a synced folder with it, ...
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ICloud KeyChain sync — how to determine sync status or force sync (without remove and add)

Short version: Is there a (command line or GUI) method of determining when the local copy of the iCloud keychain has been syncronized (at least on a Mac) -- or, short of deleting the keychain and re-...
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Is there a way to reset iCloud drive?

My iCloud sync is totally broken. I have a set of files on web icloud drive app which are not downloading to my devices (iphone, macbook pro) and when I add files to iCloud folder on my devices they ...
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How to confirm iOS device has uploaded/synced all photos+videos to iCloud Photo Library?

How do I confirm an iOS device has uploaded/synced all photos+videos to iCloud Photo Library? Details I have yet to find a way to determine explicit status of the iCloud upload/backup/sync similarly ...
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How to sync photos+videos to both iCloud and Google Photos while simultaneously deleting from iOS devices?

How can I sync my iOS (in my current case, an iPhone8) photos+videos to both iCloud and Google Photos but delete all the photos+videos from my iOS device, primarily to free storage space (on my iPhone)...
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How does an image sync from mac to iPhone work (without taking space)?

I wanted to move a bunch of raw files to my phone and ipad for editing. To do so, I put all the files in a folder on my desktop, opened iTunes and synced my phone to that folder. The photos are there,...
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Make Mail flags sync from mobile to desktop as a different default color

So the mail app has only one color of flag on mobile, which is fine. Given that, what I'd like to do is have that one color be not red once it syncs over. I already have messages sorted red, orange, ...
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Sync files between 2 macs

I want to synchronise files normally stored on a desktop Mac - which is in use by my customer's partner under his AppleID, while using my laptop, logged under my customer's AppleID, while away from ...
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How do I force iBooks to sync highlights?

My iBooks books are no longer syncing highlights between macOS and iOS. Highlights I've make on macOS are not appearing on iOS. How do I force this sync to occur?
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Contacts — keeping multiple cards of same contact in sync

I am syncing my macbook's contacts (Contacts version 9.0) with Gmail, in order to keep them in sync with my Android phone. However, I have multiple "cards" per contact. And typically if I add a ...
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How to sync iPhone X that has never been synced before with iTunes without losing any of the data?

How do I access iPhone backups on my iPhone when I connect it to iTunes, when the only options are: continue from backup, which is a backup of an iPhone I am still using, or start as new iPhone? I ...
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Backup and sync icon not showing on task bar.

Just got an iMac running High Sierra 10.13.4. I ran Migration Assistant from my old Mac Mini running El Capitan 10.11.6 and all seemed to work fine. However, the Backup and Sync icon on the toolbar is ...
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Sync files between two different folders on a single Mac

I am looking for a solution to sync files within different folders on a single Mac. The files are tracked under Git version control system, so I can't use aliases.
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Force sync Photos to iCloud on macOS

I have recently been on holiday and saved all my photos on my mac whilst I was away. They didn't sync to iCloud as I wasn't connected to the Internet. I am back home now and setting up a new Windows ...
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How to upload photos from iPhone to cloud using 3G and remove them from device automatically?

I have an iPhone 4S with iOS 9.3 and I want to upload photos right after being taken by camera to any cloud storage automatically, then to auto-remove them from the device. I am using 3G only, not Wi-...
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How often does Google Drive backup and sync data in Windows and Mac?

How often does Google Drive Backup and sync data in Windows and Mac? Does it work with Power Nap as well? When does it sync? I couldn't find an article explaining this?
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iCloud Photo Library stopped syncing

My iCloud Photo Library was working great, but I ran out of space and it stopped syncing. Now I’ve bought more space and restarted my devices, but it is still not syncing. How can I get it to start ...
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Upgrading iPhone 6 to iPhone 8+ and iTunes recognizes wrong iPhone name

I was upgrading my wife's iPhone 6 to an iPhone 8+. When I opened up iTunes with her new phone attached, it has identified the iPhone as my work iPhone. However, under her iPhone's settings it is ...
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Syncing contacts with iPhone — confusing messages

On my Mac, I have local contacts (shown under "On My Mac") and an Exchange account. I'd like to sync both to my iPhone. I can add the Exchange account to the iPhone itself, so I think the only thing ...
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How to delete photos in “faces from my Mac” on iPhone [duplicate]

I am trying to free up space on my iPhone. I noticed that I have a bunch of photos stored under "faces". I think I used to sync these with my phone from an old computer. How can I delete them from my ...
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Syncing calendars with iPhone — confusing messages

On my Mac, I have local calendars (shown under "On My Mac") and an Exchange account. I'd like to sync both to my iPhone. I can add the Exchange account to the iPhone itself, so I think the only thing ...
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How does iTunes decide what order to sync songs in?

There doesn't seem to be any correlation between of the metadata: alphabetical order, artist, size, date added, etc is it some magic algorithm that's meant to be efficient? (lol it's itunes though)
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Restore from iCloud Backup lost ALL my photos — Ideas?

On Saturday I got a new iPhone X 256. Previously I had an iPhone 7 128, which I backed up in the AM, and again at the store just for good measure. Everything in iCloud was set to "On." Both backups ...
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Safari Reading List not syncing

I am a mobile app dev, so asking something as basic as this is a tad embarrassing, but I just don't seem to understand what I need to do to have my Reading List sync between my Apple devices. I have ...
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Is there a way to automatically upload .scss and .css after a change (compile) - Coda 2/Codekit 3

There are many questions on this, I know, but everything I found references out of date articles or 404 pages... I'm using Coda2 and CodeKit3 to make .scss changes. At the moment I save my scss, ...
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Idle machines constantly downloading at full speed from apple servers (17.X.X.X)

Lately, I've noticed on my home's internet connection that my down link is basically constantly going at full-speed. Using iftop and darkstat I see this traffic comes from 2 iPads and one Macbook Air,...
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How to transfer synced photos to laptop

I recently got a new laptop and had the laborious task of transferring data across. This included photos - Google Drive has now deleted all my pictures - so the only copies I have are synced to my ...
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How to do Remote App Installs from iTunes in Macbook to iPhone [duplicate]

After the iTunes version 12.7 it seems impossible to install an app from iTunes and sync it to the iPhone: https://www.theverge.com/2017/9/12/16298988/apple-itunes-desktop-update-removes-app-store ...