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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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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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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Office 365: Outlook — limit sync to 30 days

I have just installed MS Outlook for Mac and am trying to prevent it from downloading my entire inbox with emails dating back to 2008. I have an IMAP Gmail account and only want Outlook to sync ...
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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 older iOS devices: an 1st generation iPad Mini (Model MD530LL/A, running iOS version 9.3.5) and an iPod Touch (also running 9.3.5). Neither of these devices can be upgraded to a newer ...
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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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Song cannot be played on this iPhone

I have recently added a number of songs to my iTunes playlist (all mp3s). When syncing them over to my iPhone I get an error saying that 'X track cannot be played on this iPhone'. What could be the ...
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Stop iTunes from opening when a device is plugged in?

Since re-installing OS X (10.8), every time I plug in an iOS device iTunes opens up and shows an error message: iTunes could not connect to the iPhone "..." because it is locked with a passcode. ...
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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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How can I sync the new “people” (face recognition) metadata across devices in Photos (iOS 10 and MacOS Sierra)?

The new Photos updates for iOS 10 and MacOS Sierra includes a much more powerful and integrated approach to organizing photos by who's in them. It's built around powerful, on-device facial ...
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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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Palm Desktop for Mac

I've got a Palm Centro and would like to sync all its content to Palm Desktop or similar programme. Is there any enthusiasts site or any software which can help with that? (It is ridiculous that ...
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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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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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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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Can someone else see my WhatsApp contacts / chats if I downloaded app using his account?

I am a new user of iPhone. I got this phone from a friend of mine. He already had WhatsApp installed. I just logged in using my WhatsApp password. When I was trying to update WhatsApp, I found that ...
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How to sync an additional folder to iCloud Drive similar to how macOS Sierra does it?

I want to add my Downloads folder to my iCloud Drive so that it can sync just like Sierra syncs with the Documents and Desktop folder. Can this be done?
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How to sync an iBooks collection created on my iPad?

I recently created a few collections in iBooks on my iPad. When I synced my iPad with my Mac, none of the collections that I created in iBooks on my iPad are visible on in iBooks on my Mac. How do I ...
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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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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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Sync music from iPod classic to iTunes?

My Father's iPod (classic) has all of his music arranged and named perfectly. However, his iTunes is not in sync with his iPod, as his computer hard drive was damaged, and all of his iTunes data lost....
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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 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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How to sort contacts by creation date or modification date in iOS Contacts or OS X Contacts 7.x?

Is there a way to view or export the date a contact was created or modified in iOS 7 and/or the Contacts app (version 7.1) when viewed from a Mac? This one datapoint would enormously aid deduping ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Is it possible to manually sync reminders with iCloud whenever you want?

I regularly seem to have problems with my reminders not syncing in a timely manner. I am using the Reminders app on my iMac (OS X 10.11.6). Is there some way for me to manually sync my reminders with ...
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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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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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iPad: Why missing photos when sync photos and video using iTunes with my Mac

I have photos around 3021 and 91 videos on my Mac but once I sync with my iPad. The photo collection in iPad only have 2938 photos and 91 photos. My Mac still have 3021, how to I sync all the rest of ...
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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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When iOS says “there are items are that could not be synced” Where in iTunes can I see more information?

When you get a sync error (somewhat notorious since it's not documented where in iTunes to look for these sync errors) - the iPhone tells you to look in iTunes to see what it was that couldn't be ...
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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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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 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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iTunes Wi-Fi Sync stopped working with iOS 11.2

Syncing from the iPhone using Settings > General > iTunes Wi-Fi Sync doesn't work (just get "searching for computer" which goes away after about 1 minute) and the device never shows up in iTunes.
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How to delete imported photos and videos from my iPhone 5c

I synced photos and videos from my PC to my iPhone 5c using iTunes. I need space on the phone so I tried deleting them. I can select them just fine but the trashcan icon is dull. Normally it is lit up ...
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iOS 10 remember to “not trust this computer”

I have a 2015 MBP for work, which I connect my iPhone (6 plus, iOS 10) to charge, and I don't want to trust the computer, ever. However, I must click "Don't Trust" every single time I connect for ...
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Contacts.app won't sync iCloud contacts

Just upgraded to macOS 10.12.16. For some reason my iCloud contacts are empty. Contacts.app does not show anything. I tried signing out of iCloud, deleting AddressBook caches and files in ~/Library/...
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How to export Reminders task to Todoist?

Is there a way to export or synchronize Reminders tasks to Todoist?