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Uploaded homemade mp3 to icloud music library, now “not available in my country or region”

We recorded an mp3 with the kids, and I want to add this to my icloud music library so it's available on my iPhone and any of my devices, the same way I access other songs in my icloud music library ...
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recover safaritabs/images after restore?

Recently i forgot my passcode and ended up at the connect to iTunes screen Before i restore, what's the likelyhood that my safari tabs or pictures have been saved to iCloud/itunes/some cloud service ...
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Invitees Missing on iMac

When using the default iCloud calendar on my iPhone or iPad, I have the option of adding invitees to my calendar events. Using the same iCloud account and calendar on my iMac, the option to add ...
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What happens if I delete an icloud backup?

Ok so, I currently have filled up 2 tb of icloud storage. If I delete an iphone’s backup from icloud, will that also delete all the data that is stored in icloud for that iphone? What I mean by this ...
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Can I backup my ICloud documents with TimeMachine to my TimeCapsule? [duplicate]

I want my docs en pics in the cloud but also a backup. Want to backup to a TimeCapsule with TimeMachine (or if necessairy an other softwareprogram). Wonder if that’s possible.
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Can App Folders be moved inside iCloud Drive without disruption to their services?

My iCloud Drive root folder is increasingly chaotic, with all my personal files and manually created folders mixed with all the automatically-created app folders — such as Sketch, TextEdit, Shortcuts, ...
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No prompt to accept files when Airdropped to myself?

Ive just airdropped a file from my phone (iPhone 8, iOS 12.x) to my computer (MacBook Pro, OSX 10.13.x). Both devices use the same Apple / iCloud ID. The file was received fine, but I was not ...
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Individual iCloud passwords randomly/occasionally disappear

Every few months I notice a password or two I need is no longer in the iCloud passwords list found in Mac Safari preferences. This issue has happened on several (6+) occasions over the past year. The ...
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Help formatting a file path

I'm trying to create a shortcut in Terminal and I need to provide the file path to the folder I want to jump into. To find out the file path, I dragged the folder into terminal and the output was: /...
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What modifications to Address Book database will trigger a sync to iCloud?

I had an issue where my contacts were no longer syncing between my desktop and my iPhone/iCloud lists. I found the only trick that worked was to backup everything, export from the iCloud website all ...
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?corrupted iCloud calendar

My iCloud calendar has started behaving very strangely. Syncing issues, randomly changing date, but the weirdest thing is, if i login to iCloud from any browser, and enter an event it gets moved 3 ...
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Adjust precision (Year, Month, Day, Time) of iCloud Photos EXIF metadata?

I'm importing a number of older non-iPhone photo collections into my iCloud Photos Library via the Photos app on my Mac. These were taken either on early digital cameras or are from scanned film. In ...
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How long does it take to restore from an iCloud backup?

I have 12.8gb worth of photos and videos and I remember shooting videos in particular that was 1 hour long and another 30 minute one. Last night it didn't take long for the 5,000 photos (inc. short ...
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How do I download all iCloud Drive files to external hard drive?

Using Google Chrome, I am trying to download or copy + paste all of my files to an external hard drive so I can delete them afterwards and downgrade my iCloud drive subscription to something cheaper. ...
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Accessing WhatsApp iCloud backup?

I have WhatsApp set up on my iPhone with iCloud backup. I don't want my WhatsApp media polluting my Photos stream, so I've disabled "Save to camera roll", as I didn't see a way to keep WhatsApp images/...
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Does iCloud Keychain require 2fa in macOS 10.15 Catalina?

I've installed Catalina on a partition on my 2012 MacBook Air. However, when I go to set up iCloud Keychain, it asks me to set up 2FA, and then when I decline, it just says "Setting Up" and eventually ...
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How do I retrieve the data from an iPhone 5 that was backed up on iCloud, if I forgot the passcode to the iphone?

I used to use an iPhone 5. Then I transitioned to an Android and forgot the password on the iPhone. I want to retrieve the data, including photos, recordings (I used the app called "Voice Recorder &...
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Switching back to iOS12.3 from iOS 13 beta 3

I want to switch back to iOS12.3 from iOS 13. For this apple support says that It can be done by restoring backup from iTunes: But iTunes is not installed on my Ubuntu computer. so How to switch ...
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How do you download a maildropped video to iPhone camera roll?

If you've been sent an email with "Click to download" link to icloud, you can click the link on iPhone and the video will play. How do I save this video to camera roll? Note: if the same link is ...
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How to stop Mail saving drafts in the send folder and also remove existing copies?

After I sent an email multiple copies of the same email appear in the sent folder as if I was manually sending the email every time after I wrote a few words in a sentence. Since nobody is complaining ...
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How do I make a MacBook a trusted device so that it can receive Apple ID verification codes?

I have a new MacBook Pro and I want to make it a trusted device so that it can receive Apple ID verification codes. My old MacBook Pro and my iPad are trusted devices but I am unable to make the new ...
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Stolen mac played sound through find my “find my iphone”, but no location [duplicate]

My Macbook Air was stolen. I locked it through the "find my iphone" feature of icloud and also made it play a sound. I just received an email that the lost macbook air played a sound however it doesn'...
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iCloud in iOS and mac os require my phone password to log into icloud on my mac? Since when?

I recently noticed that when trying to log into my icloud on either my iphone 7 running ios 12.3.1, or my mac running high sierra, i am required to enter my iphone screen unlock password on ios (for ...
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How to edit iCloud Photos Library EXIF metadata on the Mac?

I'm using the modern Apple iCloud Photos library on my iPhone and Mac. How can I edit arbitrary EXIF metadata tags for photos in my iCloud Library? The tags must be edited within the Photos.app / ...
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Moving Notes.app notes from one computer to another without using iCloud

I had a bad experience with iCloud overwriting files between 2 laptops in my account (moving to my new laptop soon), so I took my new laptop off of iCloud. Now I don't have all my notes. I'm afraid of ...
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iCloud is not allowing files to be opened from PDF viewer

I just get untouchable icons like this in the Files app on my iPad. What could be the problem here?
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Self storage of notes with extended formatting

The notes app on OSX and iOS offers to sync notes with e-mail accounts. I noticed that for notes synced with an icloud account, the app offers extended formatting possibilies (I use checkboxes and ...
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Share a folder with photos with someone via Internet and Apple native tools

I have a folder of photos imported from a CD and those photos belongs to someone else. I want to share those photos with the person. First idea was to share them through iCloud Drive but sharing is ...
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Why iCloud Drive takes up space though there are no content there at all

As you can see there is no content at all in iCloud Drive subfolders, but the size it takes is 1.7 GB. How?
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How do I prevent repeated iCloud logins when switching boot disk?

I've several different APFS bootable volumes. When I restart, and switch from MacOS 13 to 15, or back to 13, after I log into my user account, I'm asked to re-authenticate on iCloud. It seems that ...
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Reinstall mac os x 10.10 yosemite; never had mac os license assigned to my icloud account

Recently I found an old MacBook, probably from 2009 at my company's storage place. My boss allowed me to take it and I really want to try it out. The thing is, when I try to reinstall mac os with ...
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Is there a way to retrieve WhatsApp backup from iCloud programmatically?

WhatsApp stores its backup in the cloud. Is there a way to retrieve it through a toy app / script etc?
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Missing Reminders since upgrade to Catalina beta

I am using macOS 10.14.5 and all but one of my reminder lists have gone. I have macOS Catalina Beta installed on a separate testing partition and all my Reminders are there. But they don't appear on ...
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How to upload photo library (of photos not taken with this iPad) from iPad to iCloud or Google Photos

I have an old iPad that has about 8,000 photos on it, most of them not taken with this iPad, but rather synced from a Mac at a time when iPhoto on Mac was still a thing (before Photos.app and before ...
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Move data from iPhone to windows

I friend of mine has no space left on her iPhone, so we bought a external harddrive and try to transfer the photos and videos from the iPhone to the harddrive. I am using windows 10. I unlocked the ...
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Synchronize deleting photos from iCloud to iPhone [duplicate]

I know that deleting photos from iCloud Photos does not remove them from iPhone. But what should I do to synchronize deleting? I want to leave on iPhone only those photos, that I have in my iCloud ...
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Why does iTunes show both local songs and iCloud downloads?

Something changed recently for me in iTunes, and now many songs in my iTunes library show up twice, with both local and available iCloud download versions: I don't understand what caused this to ...
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iPhone suddenly unauthorized to use iCloud

My iPhone has been saying that I need to verify it on another device to use iCloud. I opened my MacBook and it's asking me to approve the iPhone. Has my device been pawned? What's going on here?
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Transferring Messages from old Mac to new Mac

I have a new Mac and I didn't use the Migration Assistant to move my data. I want to now transfer my old messages from my old Mac to my new Mac. It appears all the old messages are in buried in the ...
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Will “Auto Delete Old Conversions” delete my messages from all of my devices if using iCloud?

My wife's iPad is constantly out of space. Most of the space is used up by Messages, where her iPhone Messages sync with iCloud, and her iPad sync with iCloud, and thus, she copies all those large ...
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Import a bazillion photos from iCloud to mac

I am very, very desperate and annoyed at this moment, being the family IT-Guy over long distance, having nothing but remote access to a mac with an iPhone, that is not in any way connected over any ...
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Photos app message: “This library contains items that need to download from iCloud Photos.”

When dragging a photo from an email message to the Photos app, this message appeared: The full message in dialog reads: This library contains items that need to download from iCloud Photos. ...
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How do I download all photos to a HDD from iCloud? [duplicate]

I have a very simple request, I want to download all my data, or at least all my photos, from iCloud to a local drive, and then I can do whatever I want with them. The instructions here: https://...
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Re-connect Apple ID (iCloud) to macOS user

I recently got my first MacBook (Early 2015 13" MacBook Pro, running macOS Mojave) and have been setting it up for the past few hours. I changed my Apple ID email and my password a few times and then ...
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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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Transferring photos from “Documents by Readdle” app to Camera Roll without uploading it to cloud or connecting to a PC?

I have found that that the photos that I have added to the Documents by Readdle app are not visible to any other app on my iPad. I recently installed a GIF maker app which is not able to find any ...
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Is there a way to sync macOS and iOS spellchecker dictionaries?

I often write notes on my iPad and MacBook and it is very annoying when iPad is underlining as "misprint" a word I had added to dictionary on my MacBook yesterday. Since both iOS and macOS are ...
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The download folder is empty when the icloud is showing 'initializing…' on Windows

I am trying to download a copy of my icloud pictures to a Windows PC. Prior to this I have set the 'Download' folder to a different location (on a D: drive which has more space) But so far the ...
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Find Notes in Time Machine

So, I haven't found a question asked for this particular issue. I am trying to find Notes from an old computer on Time Machine backups, but the typical location in Containers or Group Containers ...
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Upgraded to Mojave and now MacOS won't allow me to have the same password locally as my iCloud account

I upgraded a new to me MacBook Pro (Mid 2015) to Mojave and the checkbox was pre-checked to use iCloud to unlock MacOS. This setting keeps me from having the same local and iCloud password. How do I ...