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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iMessage from computer not syncing with iPhone , not being sent

I have the latest iOS on an iPhone SE and macOS Mojave on a desktop computer with Airdrop and everything (not that latter matters). However, SMS messages sent to my iPhone do not popup and now I am ...
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App or method to automatically sync photos to webdav server (FileRun)

I'm looking for a way to automatically sync my photos to a self hosted webdav instance (in particular a FileRun instance, which is dav compatible). I'd ideally not have to do anything, other than take ...
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How to export downloaded PDFs from iBooks on iOS to a computer?

My wife has an iPad Air 2 running iOS 12.4.1. She has saved many PDF files into iBooks over the years from various sources such as websites. Her iPad is dying, and she doesn't want to lose the PDFs. ...
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How to solve Unknown Album titles for mp3 files on iPod - Sync'd via iTunes?

I have had this issue for quite some time through various versions of iTunes (for Windows). Currently, using iTunes 12.10 syncing with the 6th generation iPod--I suspect iPhone users would see the ...
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Is it possible to sync the same contact to multiple accounts in iOS?

In iOS, when one goes to Settings -> Contacts -> Default account, one can choose the cloud account (for example iCloud, Gmail etc.), to sync a newly created contact by default. Is there a way to sync ...
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Only a subset of Google calendars showing up in macOS Calendar.app

I am setting up a new MBP for my spouse - installing macOS 10.14.6 (Mojave). Everything is going well, except when I connect the Google account calendars, only a subset of them appear in the Calendar ...
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iCloud Drive says it's syncing Desktop & Documents but it's not … why?

Upgraded to a new iMac because my 2011 won't take new OS's. Still runs like a champ tough. Migration generally went well from 10.13 to new iMac's 10.14 with one glaring exception, per the subject ...
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Q: Why can't I see nested folders (that happen to be shared folders) on the Notes app in iCloud.com?

I am running macOS Catalina 10.15.1 on a mid-2014 MacBook Pro. I am also running iOS 13.2.1 on an iPhone XR. In the new and upgraded Notes apps, I have some nested folders in my iCloud account. Each ...
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How to sync Downloads folder to iCloud?

I need to sync the Downloads folder to iCloud and then all the downloads should automatically sync with iCloud. I tried to: Create a new Downloads folder in the terminal of MacBook in the Documents ...
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How did my photos get transferred to my new iPhone even though they weren't in iCloud?

I bought a new iPhone to replace my old one. My iCloud had been full for a while because of photos. So I took care of that first before doing a device backup to iCloud. Before powering on the new ...
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On iOS, is there any way to see what the “Documents & Sync” system service is using cellular data for?

I’m using iOS 13.2 on an iPhone X, and would like to drastically reduce the amount of cellular data my phone is using. In less than a month, my phone has used 10.7 GB of cellular data. 8.5 GB of that ...
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Sync music to a borrowed iPhone without disturbing other content

I need to use my daughter's old iPhone 5 as an iPod for a single event (so I can connect it to external speakers via its headphone socket, which my iPhone 7 doesn't have). To do so I need to sync it ...
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iPhone failing to upload contacts to iCloud

For some reason, contacts are just not syncing between my iPhone and Mac. When I add new contacts on my phone, they don't appear on iCloud. If they do, I might start troubleshooting the Mac. I made ...
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Why is Finder trying to copy music to my iPhone when I have Cloud Music Library?

I sync my iPhone with my Mac for podcasts and complete backups; however, I get an error message about not being able to copy some items to my iPhone because my Mac is not authorized to play them. Why ...
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iCloud Photo Library on multiple devices: how to keep a centralized location for originals?

Say you have 3 devices MacBook, iPhone & iPad. You start storing all your original photos on the MacBook, as you want this to be the centralised location. iPad & iPhone are configured for "...
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Will iPhone download all photos from iCloud in optimise storage mode?

I am uploading my whole photo library from a MacBook to iCloud. Synchronized devices (iPad & iPhone) are set to optimise storage. Are all photos on iCloud being downloaded to each device? What ...
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Books Art Not Downloading from iCloud

My books are no longer downloading the art (book cover) from iCloud on my iPhone. They show up on my Mac. I noticed that the new books look different in the finder as well. Anyone one have any idea ...
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How to re-sync photos from my iPhone to iCloud? [duplicate]

My iCloud storage got depleted because of my habit of never deleting photos. I’m on a free plan having 5GB of space and the iCloud reporting 4.7GB is taken by photos. So, on my iPhone I’ve deleted ...
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iOS 13 WiFi Sync location

Previously (before iOS 13) I was able to attempt to begin a WiFi sync from my phone by going to Settings > General > Wifi Sync I no longer see that option. On my computer (currently on macOS 10.15) I'...
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Sync Imessage Group Chat History between devices

I accidentally deleted the history of an imessage groupchat from my iphone but it still appears on my mac. Is there any way I can use this to recover it on my phone? They sync through iCloud. I've ...
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How to sync all iCloud Keychain passwords between Mac and iPhone?

How can I see all the Passwords of Keychain on the iCloud on my iPhone? To my understanding Keychain will only sync Safari passwords between devices, but I'd like to be able to have all my Keychain ...
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How access files from macOS that are stored locally in the Files App on a iPadOS or iOS device

How can i access files from macOS (v10.14, v10.15.beta) that are stored locally on a iOS or iPadOS device via the File app and that are not uploaded to iCloud or other Cloud services and are not ...
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How to fix iTunes downloading IOS update but not installing?

iTunes is currently downloading software for the iPad "iPad". has been displayed for more than an hour. (Second update at end.) Where does iTunes save iOS updates? suggests that the update should ...
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Why does iTunes→IOS sync copied items not correspond to what has actually changed?

Recently, I edited an MP3 file that was in iTunes. Cut almost sixty seconds off the end of it, and changed some tags. iTunes did not recognize the change in duration until I exited and relaunched. ...
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Deleted Messages conversations inconsistent between devices

OSX native messaging app is set to Sync via iCloud account. Messages sent on either device (iPhone/Macbook) DO sync without issue. Deleting a conversation via Macbook will present the following ...
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Sync Desktop now that Dropbox no longer supports symlinks

How can I have my Desktop sync over Dropbox? Previously, I used symlinks to have Dropbox sync the Desktop and Documents folders while keeping them in their actual locations. Dropbox no longer ...
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What are the differences between these two mail preferences within iCloud settings?

In the System Preferences, we see a checkbox option for Mail. If we click the Options button on the iCloud Drive item in that same list, we see another checkbox option for Mail. ➥ What is the ...
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Programmatically confirm whether data on my Mac is synced to iCloud?

I'm writing a script to highlight things I need to resolve before I'm ready to wipe a macOS system. I use them sans-network often, so it'd be nice to confirm I don't have unsynced apps or classes of ...
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Backup iPhone pictures that are not using local storage but iCloud

Until 2017 I took pictures with mi iPhone using local storage, and then I saved them to my Macbook using Photo.app. But since 2018, I started to use on the iPhone the option to store pictures on ...
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sync iBooks page currently reading between iPhone and MacBook

I have a MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Mid 2015) (macOS Mojave 10.14.6) and an iPhone 7 (iOS 12.4.1). I downloaded an ebook from the internet, and started reading it on my MacBook. A few days later ...
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icloud drive > “desktop and documents folder” will not stay checked/ticked after MacOS Catalina Beta 10.5?

icloud drive > "desktop and documents folder" will not stay checked/ticked after MacOS Catalina Beta 10.5. How to resolve? Files are not syncing between devices, Going to icloud.com you can upload ...
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Sync Itunes with my pc

I want to add new purchased songs to my itunes library. When I plug in my phone to my work pc and I am logged into my itunes, I get a box asking to remove songs movies books. Do I approve or will all ...
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iCloud documents gone following update

I'm on macOS 10.15 Dev Beta 8. iPad is running iOS 13 Dev Beta 8. My documents folders (Keynote, Pages, iMovie, etc) in the root iCloud Drive folder are all missing. Usually I'd pencil it in as a ...
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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?

Edit: this is still true even after multiple iOS updates. I use MacOS 10.13.6 (on MBP15" 2014) Contacts.app to sync to my iPhone 7 (lots of room available) running iOS 12.4.1 (current) (12.2 when 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 ...