Questions tagged [data-transfer]

Moving data from one device to another

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How to find out why my iPhone uploaded so much data?

All the devices on my WiFi network have a pretty normal download/upload rate (mostly like 90/10). My iPhone 12 mini is a pretty big exception to this. It has a nearly 50/50 upload download rate. The ...
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iPhone Shortcut to save all images in burst as individual photos

I have a large number of burst photos and would like to select which ones to keep on a bigger screen than my phone. If I upload or AirDrop them onto a Mac, only one image in the burst is transferred. ...
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Are Apple OSs vulnerable to the O.MG cable?

macOS and iOS both seem always to ask whether to trust a device before allowing the exchange of data. Warnings about the O.MG cable claim it gains access to your data the moment you plug it in. How ...
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Need current iPhone's visual voicemails to transfer to new iPhone's visual voicemail, same carrier (AT&T)

I am updating my AT&T iPhone XR Pro Max to an AT&T iPhone 12 Pro Max. I need to make sure my visual voicemails get transferred so they can be viewed and opened on the Voicemail app on the new ...
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Is there an alternative to downloading Software Updates via the built in mechanism?

Downloading a Software Update via the built in mechanism is ridiculously slow: My internet connection isn't the fastest, but not that slow either. Furthermore, this Software Update seems to be ...
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How to turn on low transfer mode in MacOS when connected to iPhone

How turn on low transfer mode(if general exists?) in Mac OS (not downloading software update, and system update), when Mac connected to my iPhone hotspot? In county I have not limit transfer, but ...
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Prevent iCloud Drive From Auto-Downloading on Mac

Is there a way to stop the auto-downloading of files in iCloud Drive on Mac, and if so, how? I want the files synced with iCloud Drive, but I don’t want all the files automatically downloaded. I also ...
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Downloads from web browsers randomly bypass my downloads folder and go directly to my iCloud drive (desktop)

When I would download files, they would always automatically go into my downloads folder. I have not done anything recently except fix the indexing on this mac with a sudo command. Shortly after, ...
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Keynote doesn't download

I deleted Keynote because it didn't update. Then I tried to download Keynote again, but it doesn't. The screen still shows 'update' sign which I saw before Keynote was deleted. How can I download ...
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Finding which files the migration assistant failed to transfer

I ran a transfer of about 4 TB of files from my failing Mac to my new Mac. After 62 hours of direct connection transfer time (which seems inexplicable), I was told at the very end of the process that ...
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Getting HTTP error 403 when trying to download macOS Mojave from App Store

When clicking on the link to download the installer for macOS Mojave from the App Store, Google Chrome is giving me an HTTP error 403 "Access Denied", and Safari is just showing a blank page....
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How can I configure my iPad so that it doesn't stop uploads after getting auto-locked?

I'm trying to upload a file to Google Drive and SendAnywhere, which would take over an hour. However, I cannot disable auto-lock on my iPad (iPadOS 13) (the maximum auto-lock period is 15 minutes), ...
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Remove some images from a graphics app to make more space but keep the app. Possible?

In the olden days when you had a lot of files on a computer you just saved them on a hard drive and kept using the software without an issue. I want to do something similar with an ipad. I use ...
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How can I only import the edited ('IMG_E') photos to Windows?

I've imported thousands of photos to Windows and I've ended up with thousands of duplicates. :/ It's importing the originals (IMG_001.jpg) and the file containing the edits (IMG_001.aee) but it's also ...
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Installing SSD on MacBook Pro Mid-2012 with Bootcamp

So, I have a Mid-2012 MacBook Pro with 8GB RAM and 1TB HDD, with Bootcamp installed. I want to replace the HDD with 500GB SSD Hard Drive, but I still have some doubts. Even after surfing the internet ...
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How to cancel a program's large upload happening via nsurlsessiond?

I launched a program (Apple's Feedback Assistant) on Big Sur that uploads files to Apple via nsurlsessiond. I neglected to observe that one of the files was >500MB, and after I submitted it, I ...
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How to download any file to iPad from a cloud drive through the browser?

Is there a way to download files from a cloud drive to the ipad through its browser? I made a dummy text file and uploaded to a cloud drive with a public link, https://tinyurl.com/6whmxito and then ...
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How to know what is backed up in local backup? (esp. Health Data)

I don't use iCloud and want to back up my iPhone on my Mac. I followed this guide to do so and checked the "Encrypt local backup" box, since I also want to back up my health data from my ...
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Safari in Big Sur does not label active downloads with ".download"

I use a custom python script to actively organize my downloads. Since moving to Big Sur, it still works 100% of the time, but about 5-10% of the time on a big download I'll end up with multiple ...
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What type of cable can give the highest data transfer rate for an iPhone 5s?

I have an iPhone 5s and a 2020 Mac mini with Two Thunderbolt / USB 4 ports with support for: DisplayPort Thunderbolt 3 (up to 40 Gb/s) USB 3.1 Gen 2 (up to 10 Gb/s) Thunderbolt 2, HDMI, DVI, and VGA ...
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Tag Privacy on Shared Files

Are tags on uploaded files able to be seen by the recipient once they open and save the file to their own system (Apple or Microsoft)? If so, is there a way to prevent that? (Besides the obvious, &...
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iOS data communication between devices (iPhones) over cellphone internet

i am looking to share data live between device...gps position tracking for a workout app. I know i could do cloud update using firestore but that could end up costly. I saw i could also communicate ...
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Download iPhone pics via shell (terminal)

I've recently upgraded my iPhone from an SE to a SE2, and notice that the "Image Capture" app has trouble importing some of the photos. I've been holding off from using the "Photos"...
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How can I transfer all data except photos to a different iPhone?

I need to send my iPhone in for a screen repair, which quotes a 5-9 day turnaround time. In the interim, I would like to use my previous, smaller storage capacity iPhone. Ideally, I would want to be ...
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Is there any command to check if a download is in progress on macos?

I want to know if there's a command that let's me monitor whether a file is being downloaded on my mac. I used to use the netstat -s followed by a grep to find all the connections established but ...
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How to download a list of URLs saved in a text file on iOS?

I have a list of URLs saved in a text file separated by spaces, and I would like to download every single one to my iPad as a zip file. How can I do that?
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I'm getting an "iPhone Transfer Cannot Be Completed" message claiming my new phone doesn't have enough storage. It does

I have a shiny new iPhone 12 Pro. It has 128 GB of storage. I am transferring data (or trying to), from my old and busted iPhone X. It has 256 GB of storage, but I'm only using 60 GB of that space. ...
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iPhone 7+ resists 11 methods at having its pictures transferred. What now?

I've always found it difficult to get pictures out of my own iPhone, yet still doable with enough work. But my wife's iPhone is another animal. I am at a total loss with this iPhone 7+ (iOS 13.3.1), I ...
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Transfer 100Gb photos from iPhone to Mac without Photos / Image Capture

I have about 100Gb of photos accrued on my iPhone 6S and would like a workable solution to transfer a (large) selection of them directly to my Mac, preferably via USB. my iPhone does not appear in ...
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How do I sync a directory from Mac to iPad?

How do I sync directory ~/to-sync from Mac to iPad through network or a USB type-C cable? Is there some handy tools like rsync or adb-sync (for Android devices) to do that? I prefer FOSS tools. :)
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Push text files between my phone and my laptop using native OS/apps, not third party installs?

I like to keep track of information with simple text files, and I'd like to push them back and forth (or synchronize them) with native iOS and macOS software. Is there an easy way to do this? Here's ...
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Importing macOS Caching server data from an external Mac caching server

Apple Cache Manager Utility question. We have just bought a second newer Mac mini to act as my school's Primary Apple Caching Server for our ever growing fleet of student iPads (over 500 and counting)....
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How to cancel an iCloud download on macOS X (Sierra)?

The "X" button in the "Downloading" window does not seem to work as clicking it did not cancel the process. It actually finished despite pressing the button repeatedly. Also, where ...
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How to download a binary from brew without installing brew?

I want a software package that exists in the Homebrew package manager, but I don't want to install brew for it. How can I get a pre-built binary for my macOS?
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Why are my iPhone 7 charge & transfer contact & cable less and less reliable (keywords: loose / defective contact, slack joint)?

Why are my iPhone 7 charge & transfer contact & cable less and less reliable (synonyms: loose / defective contact, slack joint)? Of course, the question stands for any iPhone version with the ...
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How can I force a folder and the contents to be downloaded locally and not uploaded to the iCloud?

I am trying to store a folder locally on my Macbook pro. I am running Catalina 10.14.4. Once I download the videos, they eventually all upload to the cloud and I have to redownload them. I am about to ...
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Copy file to iPhone app from Mac OS terminal

Is there a way to copy a file from macOS into an iPhone app via Terminal? For example copy movie from Mac OS into the VLC Player App on iPhone. Like iphone and mac os connected via cable, you run copy ...
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How active is my mobile phone when I'm not using it?

I wonder whether there is any study/website/research work or a place to check how much data my phone is sending when I'm not using it. My question is: when my phone is off, but I'm not actively using ...
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Screen-Lock Breaks Uploads

I've noticed that when uploading long-ish videos to social media, if the device goes to autolock, invariably I'll see the upload failed. Not a problem if one is continuously using the device so screen-...
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How to merge most but not all photos from old laptop to new laptop?

In 2019 I did a clean install on my iPhone and continued to take photos and transfer them to my OLD laptop. From 2016 to today I have about 150 GB there. I just got a new laptop and have transferred ...
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Downloads from browsers are broken, downloads using wget or curl are not

I restored my mac after getting it back from Apple. It had a busted logic board. After getting it back any download from any browser (Chrome, Firefox, Safari, etc) is flagged by macOS as damaged and ...
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How to transfer files from CD/DVD onto iPad Pro?

I need to access files from CDs and DVDs on my iPad Pro to print them. I use digital crafting files and can download them from Internet without issue, but on discs I own, I cannot work out how to ...
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How to re-download offloaded app (with data) from my old iPad to new iPad

I searched a lot for this question; found this question (How do I transfer app data from my old iPad to my new iPad?) but it's from nearly a decade ago, so it may not be relevant. I will be buying a ...
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Cannot Download or View Canadian Immigration Form

I would like to download and view Canadian Immigration Form 1294E, the application to be filed by a non-Canadian person living overseas who wishes to come to Canada for study. I live in the US. The ...
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Trying to Transfer Large Mac OS to System with Less Storage

Trying to transfer data from a 400GB Macbook pro to a smaller sized drive (250GB). System and Private directories are taking up a huge amount of space. Can I safely transfer most things and exclude ...
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Move data from parent account to child account

My kid has used my Apple ID for his iPad for several years while I've been on Android phones. I've recently moved back to Apple and realize we can not share the same account anymore as images etc. ...
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Ensure ALL iPhone burst shoot images are shared via upload

How do I ensure that ALL iPhone burst shoot images are shared via upload for Selection & Editing? iPhone 8 iOS 13.4.1 We did a casual photo shoot, with lots of burst shots a few months back. ...
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Safely deleting files downloaded by Safari

Sorry to ask such a basic question, but I am remotely helping my parents who have a Mac, and I am not familiar with that system, nor have I it at home. They received a fake order confirmation email ...
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What is the fastest/most efficient way to transfer 50GB data folder from SSD to thumb drive?

The details may be of some interest: The 50GB folder (with fragmented files of various types and sizes) is sitting on a mid-2015 MBP 2.8 GHz i7 with 500GB SSD. The thumb drive is a garden variety of ...
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Where to find list of downloads in Safari 13.1 for macOS Mojave?

I am using Safari 13.1 on macOS Mojave. The Downloads icon button in the upper-right corner of Safari's toolbar is now gone. The Customize Toolbar feature does not offer any such widget. Is there ...

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