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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Use OneDrive and iCloud Drive to back up the same source

I have OneDrive on my Mac because I want to have full interaction and integration with Office 365. The downside to this is that anything backed up into OneDrive will not back up into iCloud. Is there ...
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iTunes - reset sync settings on device

I'm running iTunes 12.9.5.5 on macOS 10.14.6 iOS 12.4 on iPhone 8 How do I reset the sync settings on iPhone? What I have tried: General > Reset > Reset All settings (this doesn't reset the sync ...
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How to make iTunes sync changed audio files?

I have songs in iTunes that were purchased and others that were ripped from CD or self-made. Some of the CDs were "live" recordings. Here's an example of something that has happened more than once: ...
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How to remove an iTunes Wi-Fi Sync host

I open settings, pick General, iTunes Wi-Fi Sync, and it has two hosts listed. The older host does not exist any more. The newer host says "Books" so I assume it is just syncing Books and not the ...
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How can I sync and store data for offline access on an iPad?

I am asking a question which, despite tons of Internet research and trying out many different options, I can't seem to find a solution to. I am a software engineer by the day, and a musician at night. ...
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Weird and Inconsistent Behaviour Syncing Books with iTunes

I have spent quite a bit of time debugging this, and still can't figure it out. While debugging, I ended up turning off the "Sync Books" option in iTunes. My iTunes sidebar, after clicking on the ...
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Does iOS 9.3.5 prohibit iBooks syncing via iCloud?

Is there anything that would prevent me from syncing iBooks with iCloud in iOS 9.3.5 on an iPad 2? I have a working iCloud account in good standing, with three devices connected: an iPhone SE (MP832B/...
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How To Keep 2 Folders In Sync Real-Time?

I would like to keep Keybase data folders backup up to my local computer with some kind of real-time file sync solution. Every time Keybase is opened, any local files sync to Keybase associated ...
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Can I know approximately when the uploading to iCloud is finished?

I deleted a few files on iCould and now Finder is showing the following on the bottom of the window. Uploading 180 items (25.36 GB of 25.36 GB). However, even after I have waited for hours, it ...
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Will macOS Catalina's new features work with older iOS devices? [closed]

I have two old iOS devices: iPad Mini 1 (iOS 9.3.5) iPod Touch 5th generation (iOS 9.3.5). Neither of these devices can be upgraded to a newer version of iOS. If I upgrade my MacBook Pro to run ...
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Cannot sync Google Drive between MacBook and iPhone app

On my iPhone I installed GoogleDrive 'Drive' app. On my MacBook I installed Backup and sync from Google.app, which has created a ~/google-drive/ folder. I have set the account to my@gmail.com and ...
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Why aren't my photos synchronizing?

They stopped syncing recently. I called Apple support and they had me update both my iPhone 6 and my Macbook Air which I did. I verified that the settings are correct. I also verified that both ...
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Optimize Mac Storage: Keep local copy AND iCloud backup of directory

My active projects in a directory under ~/Documents/, which puts it in the path of iCloud's Optimized Storage. Often, I'll open a project folder to find files replaced with .icloud placeholder files. ...
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Does iOS 9 Notes no longer sync with more recent versions of iOS/Mac OS

I have an old iPad running iOS 9.3.5 (the latest version that the hardware will support). I also use an iPhone (iOS 12.2) an iMac (High Sierra) and a MacBook Pro (also High Sierra). Notes sync ...
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Specific contacts syncing only caches with iOS from MacOS, in Itunes? Where are they?

I use MacOS 10.13.6 (on MBP15" 2014) Contacts.app to sync to my iPhone 7 (lots of room available) running iOS 12.2 (current). The phone will no longer update contacts except through iCloud, which I ...
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iPhone Music search in “My Library” doesn't find words in titles

A search in Music "My Library" makes some obvious misses. Takes these two songs from My Library for instance "Big Blue" "Electro Glide in Blue" For some reasons, searching "blue" in My Library ...
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Why is Photo Stream not visible in iOS 12?

I have an iPhone 6s running iOS 12.1.4, and I recently noticed my photos are not being uploaded to Photo Stream. There is no option for Photo Stream under Settings app → Account → iCloud → Photos, nor ...
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How to resync Photos with iCloud when Apple's recommendations don't pan out?

On Mojave, Photos has stopped syncing with iCloud in either direction. Apple support has dead-ended. Even opening the iCloud Preference pane and looking the the Photos sync config caused Preferences ...
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Why won’t iCloud (or iTunes) synchronize books?

We have two iPads, recent models, with the latest IOS. Both have everything logged in to the same Apple ID. On a MacBook Pro (MBP) with the latest MacOS, iTunes and iBooks (and everything else) are ...
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iCloud Drive is always uploading and using resources

My device is MacBook Pro 15" (mid 2017), macOS 10.14.3 with iCloud storage optimisation turned on and Desktop and Documents folders stored in iCloud. Recently I noticed bird and cloudd processes ...
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Use iCloud files sync: only sync files on desktop

is there a way to only sync files which are on my desktop? I don't want to sync my whole ~/Documents/ directory because it's very big.
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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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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 current sync status or force a sync (without removing and adding)?

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? [closed]

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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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 ...