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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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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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iPod Classic 160 GB 7th generation won't sync with iTunes 12.9

I connect the iPod, it is recognized by iTunes, it says it is syncing, then it says sync is complete very quickly and nothing syncs. I have reset, restored, etc. but to no avail.
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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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Encoding problems in file names during synchronization between Windows, Linux and Mac

I want to sync a folder between Windows 10, Mac (High Sierra) and Linux (debian 9) on my local area network using Syncthing. Although Syncthing showed in all devices that the sync folder is "Up to ...
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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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Corrupted files in certain places only

I am running a MacMini over a Promise R6. High Sierra 10.13.6 The folders & files sync to DropBox. The synced files from the DropBox cloud to the physical drive show up as corrupt it doesn't ...
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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 ...
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Mail not updating on my phone

I have an iPhone 5S (iOS 11.3) New mail is arriving fine. But when I manage mail on my MacBook (delete/file emails) these changes are not syncing with the phone?
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remove sister from icloud account

I let my sister use my icloud account on her phone (we live 2,000 miles apart). However, our contacts are synced....pain! I had do delete a lot of my contacts and back them up elsewhere. Trying to ...
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icloud sync not working on windows 10

I have mac PC and icloud installed and working fine as well as if logged into icloud.com i see my all files there. The problem is when i have configured with my windows 10 PC there is no file in ...
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Messages App acts like its disembodied

I use my iPhone and the app Messages interchangeably for sending and receiving messages. They are both connected to my apple account and for a long time they worked in sync. However, recently Messages ...
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how to sync contacts and calendar with google account

Every guide I found on the web says that to sync contacts with a google account, you go to settings -> contacts -> accounts. But there is no "accounts" under contacts settings on this phone. ...
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How does iCloud sync on unconnected airplane wifi?

On a recent flight, I noticed that iCloud was syncing (Notes in particularly) when I connected to Gogo inflight wifi, even though I hadn't paid for wifi on that particular flight, and I wasn't able to ...
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iOS Contacts use CardDav as default

I'm using iOS since day 1 and since possible I'm using CardDav to sync my contacts to my own server. I was always able to set it up and then use it as default place for my contacts. Today I added a ...
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Running 10.13.4 Beta (17E182a), what is “Messages in iCloud currently disabled” message I am getting?

See picture below. I am seeing "Messages in iCloud is currently disabled. Repair Account." The "repair account" is not clickable. I have enabled Messages in iCloud and I have tried to sync several ...
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Authorizing a computer that is authorized

I am trying to sync my iPhone X and Mac Pro, I get an error message saying not authorized, but when I go through the steps to authorize, I get a different message saying the computer is already ...
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Why doesn't iTunes allow me to reset my Music library?

Why doesn't iTunes allow me to reset my Music library? When I click the iPhone icon and then click to "Music Settings", this is what I see. Nearly nothing. Why? I just want to reset my library, ...
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Why is iTunes “syncing Artwork” when no artwork has been added in weeks?

I have sync'd iTunes to iPad several times since the last time I added any artwork. But often, if I add a bunch of .mp3 without artwork and sync, iTunes says "Syncing artwork (step 6 of 6; waiting ...
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Unsync two Mac Book Pros without losing files

I have a new Mac and I have passed my older Mac to my husband. How to I stop the computers from being synced? For example, if my husband saves bookmarks in Google they are appearing on my new computer....
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iPod Touch not showing any music after sync

My iPod Touch got low on battery and when I powered back up it wiped out the entire music library. I have synced 2 x and it's still not showing. Any ideas?