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Questions tagged [icloud]

Apple's online storage, synchronization, and general cloud services

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How do you save files locally to a Mac while having iCloud backup enabled?

I'm attempting to clean up a iCloud account a little bit; it's on the free tier and it's full of photos. I assumed I could copy-paste the photos on the Macbook from the synced iCloud directory to a ...
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How to remove images from iCloud? [on hold]

When my iphone connect to the internet it sync the deleted pics and videos again in my phone why it happens?
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What is the best way to manage trusted device for multiple Apple accounts?

Apple Developer website requires the account to have a trusted device. I'm using personal iCloud account associated with all my Apple devices but the Apple Developer account belongs to the company. I ...
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Removing Messages from iCloud (but not locally)

How do I remove my Messages from iCloud only? I want to keep them on my local devices (where I have plenty of space), but remove them from iCloud (where I'm low on space).
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iCloud Drive stuck on “Waiting to upload”

On both iOS and MacOS, documents in iCloud Drive are never uploaded. Text underneath each document just says "Waiting to Upload" Already tried turning iCloud Drive off and on again Any ideas on how ...
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What is the request to “Confirm Mac Password” about? [duplicate]

Since changing my Mac password I constantly see the message "" in my iCloud settings. What is this for: What does providing this password do? What does not providing this password not to (e.g., are ...
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Can't copy files from MacOS to iCloud due to 'disk full' but iCloud has lots of free space

I keep trying to copy the folder from the local hard drive on the iMac across to icloud in Finder and it works for a while then says the 'disk is full'. This cannot be so as in finder it tells me that ...
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My iPhone 6Plus doesn't show up in list of devices

I have lost my iPhone but when I go to iCloud to find it it doesn't show up in list of devices. It always has before. Does that mean it is turned off or in silent mode or has the app somehow been ...
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Couldn't open folder because didn't have 'permission' to view it

I'm trying to move photos from iPhone to iCloud. I selected some photos, chose option 'save to files', then selected iCloud drive, then clicked 'add'. Message returned was 'the file couldn't be opened ...
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Best way to move whatsapp from iPhone or icloud to google Drive or local [on hold]

I was searching whole internet for a solution that is bit easy and free. I bought new Android device and now I want to transfer all the content/ just whatsapp to my new device. How do I do that ? ...
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iCloud.com Check Mail From Other POP3 Accounts

I am not an Apple user, so this question may seem naive. Is it possible to setup multiple accounts to check/send email from within iCloud.com mail (not mail app), like Google's Gmail allows? For ...
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iCloud: Untrust a saved browser

I recently accessed iCloud website using a device that I don't personally own and generally use. After successfully logging-in by entering my Apple ID/Password and the Two-Factor Authentication, I ...
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EPUB files downloaded to iBooks are not synced to the iCloud

I have an iPhone with a lot of EPUBs that aren’t backed up by iCloud for some reason. When I try to sync them to my iPad, only some of them appear. Moreover, when I go to iCloud settings, and click on ...
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Access iCloud emails on an Android without Mac or iPhone

I want to access my iCloud emails on my Android phone. Using a browser doesn't work; iCloud.com just says: Your browser is not currently supported. (Tested with Firefox, Microsoft Edge and Chrome). ...
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Apple TV as home hub with personal iCloud

I want to setup our living room Apple TV as homehub, however according to instructions I need to sign in with the same iCloud account as the one I use in my iPhone. If I leave my iCloud account signed ...
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Photos lost in iCloud due to turning off during backup

Recently I purchased the .99 cent 50g iCloud backup and attempted to back up my 1000 photos. Unbeknownst to me my daughter was also logged in under my Apple ID user info. When backup process started ...
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Can't login to iCloud on Windows 10 laptop

I haven't been able to login to iCloud for the past few days on a PC running Windows 10. I have tried on two different PSc, but each time just get the blue screen with the wheel in the middle. I am ...
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How to remove a book from iCloud Drive but NOT from the individual devices

My iCloud Drive has been cluttered with backup copies of iBooks files it uses to synchronise between my devices. I would like to free it up a bit, but the obvious methods of deleting from iCloud only ...
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Send meeting invitation on macOS Calendar from no-Apple-Mail client

I manage my iCloud calendar through the Calendar app on macOS. When I invite people to a meeting in my "Home" calendar they don't get a meeting invitation. I'm wondering why. Does it have anything to ...
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MacOS Calendar issue

My Calendar app is configured to read more than one calendar (iCloud, Google, Exchange). If I create an event from my computer, it won't be visible on all other calendars, and if I create an event on ...
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Clean up old iCloud videos without breaking iOS iMovies

My daughter takes a lot of videos with her iPad. She has maxed out her iCloud storage, so we need to clean some up (deleting from Photos, maybe archiving to an external hard drive). Unfortunately, ...
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My iPhoto library takes way too much space on my Mac Air. Can I upload it to the iCloud?

So, the iPhoto library (not to be confused with the "Photos library") takes almost 30 gigs on my 250 gb macbook air. I am curious, I've managed to upload the Photos library to the iCloud reducing it's ...
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Transfer google contact photos to iCloud

I recently switched from an Android to an iPhone. In the Messages app, it only displays the contact's initials, rather than their picture. Is there a way to transfer these pictures from google into ...
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iCloud Drive Syncing problem

I made a backup of my files to my external drive, so I think I have a lot of unused data on computer so I remove it and remove again from trash. Over 1 milion files - 30GB. Now iCloud completly ...
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'Screen Time' fails to report children's usage correctly due to an extra, non-existence device

The Screen Time function is supposed to be able to report children's usage to their guardians. However it fails to report a correct figure for my situation. Here is the main screen time for my kid '...
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How can I access the files within an iPhone's iCloud backup?

Up until now, I've used iTunes to back up my iPhone. When I do that, I can look in ~/Library/Application Support/MobileSync/Backup and access the raw files from the backup. In particular, I use the ...
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iOS backup missing

I would like to set up a new iPhone. As you can see in the picture above, 18 GB of storage space in iCloud is occupied by Backup. But somehow I can't find any when setting up the iPhone and logging ...
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Setting Mac Mail reply-to address to ANY email address (not an Apple alias!)

I want the Reply-to: header of all my outgoing email to have my pobox.com address, which forwards back to my icloud.com address where I collect my mail. This discussion seems to raise the same ...
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If you backup your iPhone using iTunes, is it a full backup even if on the iCloud settings it's not?

I only have 5 GB of iCloud storage. So my iCloud backup settings on my iPhone, i didn't include Photos (cause I have 6 GB worth of photos). Now if I wanna do a full backup of my iPhone, does the ...
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“*account* is already signed in to iCloud” in Mojave—but it's not

I am trying to sign in to iCloud after having signed out. I keep getting the message that my account is already signed in to iCloud and that I should delete it from Internet Accounts and sign in again....
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Why Mac and iPhone sent message are separated?

I am logged in on Mac and iPhone to my iCloud account. When I am sending message from them, receiver has two different conversation from different sources / devices. Why?
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What does the “Transfer Using Quick Start” do?

Apple offers several methods to transfer settings from an old phone to a new one. A particularly promising sounding one is the "Quick Start" approach, which begins promisingly enough with some cool ...
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iPad screen record video downloaded from icloud: audio not playing

I screen recorded my iPad 2018 in form of a video with the microphone on so that my voice can be recorded. The video capture went well and I can see and listen to the video. I then downloaded this ...
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I lost my iPhone and need help figuring out my iCloud email

My iPhone 6 got stolen at school and I'm trying to figure out a way to track where it is to see if I just lost it or someone took it. Unfortunately I need to know my iCloud email. I know the ...
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Different email addresses seen for Apple ID and iCloud

When I sign into my iCloud account I use my current email address, but in settings it says that my email address is different, how do I change this.
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iPhone keyboard dictionary is not restored from iCloud backup

I recently took my iPhone SE for a battery replacement. As with any other iPhone service, I was asked to backup everything. I did the backup in iCloud which includes everything that the backup allows. ...
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iCloud opens as GameCenter?

MacOS High Sierra version 10.13.6. MacBook Pro Retina 13inch mid 2014. System Pref, after I sign into iCloud it opens in Internet Accounts as Game Center. Is this how is should be?
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iCloud keeps insisting my iPhone passcode is incorrect. It's not. How do I convince it?

Trying to get an old Mac back up and running. Frustratingly it recognizes my iPhone, but doesn't acknowledge the passcode. I changed the passcode on the iPhone, but the new one won't work either. What ...
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How to sign in to iCloud without verification code sent to other device?

I just formatted my Macbook Pro and reinstalled MacOS. When I try to sign in to iCloud, I am getting this message: "Enter the verification code sent to your other devices.". I don't however have any ...
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Files disappeared after icloud shutoff

I wanted to backup certain folders on my mac and switched off icloud. I'm not sure whether I have done everything correctly but icloud started copying my entire Documents folder which was not what I ...
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How do I get an imessage conversation from my mac onto my new iPhone when it hasn't already been transferred through iCloud?

Recently had to get a new iPhone, set it up and logged into the same iCloud account used with my mac and it has restored some old messages from the last backup but not more recent ones already on my ...
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Can I “put” an open tab/page on my iPhone from my Mac?

I recently, stupidly, deleted all my Safari data on my iPhone and in the process lost all my open tabs (191 in total, yes, that's how I do things). Anyway, I managed to get to my Mac before it ...
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How to delete GameCenter and iCloud from Internet Accounts using the Terminal?

Running Sierra 10.12.6 without administrator privileges, the system has some problem with my iCloud profile. Whenever accessing anything remotely related to it, the respective app beachballs ...
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Separate payment configuration for Apple Music and iCloud Storage

I'm using Apple Music and a 50 GB iCloud storage tier. At the moment I pay for both the services with my PayPal account configured as the payment method for my Apple ID. My Company wants to pay for ...
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Returning defective Beats Solo3: anything to take care of in iCloud?

I will soon get a replacement for my defective Beats Solo3 headphones. I noticed that those headphones were usually automatically connected to other Macs or iDevices using the same iCloud account. ...
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Is there any way to make Universal Clipboard in High Sierra reliable?

I just don't find it reliable. Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't. I have a MacBook Pro (mid-2015), an iPad Air 2, and an iPhone XS. I've tried logging all of them out of the same iCloud account,...
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Safari 12: how to sync tabs *only* across devices?

Is there a way to sync opened tabs only (i.e., without syncing Favorites page) in Safari across Mac and iPhone? I have a different set of Favorite websites on iPhone and Mac — and turning sync on ...
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Do iOS 11/12 have special features making it easy to share Wi-Fi passwords between devices?

I’m having 2 issues with Wifi: Does iCloud Keychain sync Wifi network passwords, or just network names? Does iOS 11 or 12 have a new Wi-Fi sharing feature where a iOS device logged into a Wifi-...
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Recovery/Restore of Photos

I'm hoping someone can help me with an issue with recovering photos on an iPhone. I'm an IT person (but mostly work in the Windows world), and am trying to help a friend. This friend had an iPhone 7 ...
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Can't log in into iCloud after installing macOS Mojave on MacBook Pro 2013 Retina

I updated my MacBook Pro to macOS Mojave. Everything was working fine except iCloud, it was not synchronizing data. So I thought I sign out and back in. But if I try to sign in, the wheel spins, ...