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How can I fix my iPhone not showing up in Screen Time on my other devices?

My iPhone SE 2020 won't show up in Screen Time on my Mac or iPad. All three are signed into the same iCloud account and fully updated to the latest releases of iOS, macOS and iPadOS respectively. All ...
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Web Content radio buttons don't switch in Screen Time Family

As my daughter grows, I wanted to change the settings of Content & Privacy Restrictions > Content Restrictions > Web Content, from Allowed Websites Only to Limit Adult Websites. But radio ...
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Too many photos

I have a fairly common issue. I love how the photos are managed in Photos, but I have too many of them, collected during the years (and the situation will only get worse). I have a 256GB Macbook air ...
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To speed up iCloud Photos upload, will it work if I import them to macOS Photos first?

I have a 100+ GB of photos on my iPhone and would like to enable iCloud Photo Library to better manage them from my Mac. But I am worried about draining the battery while such a huge library uploads, ...
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Recover iPhone from an older iCloud backup

There's some data I want to recover I've lost this morning due to an accidental synchronization. Unfortunately, it made a new backup, so recovering the lost files via iCloud doesn't seem possible ...
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macOS restores deleted files

I'm using the last version of macOS (11.2.3) and today messed up with a problem. For about 20 minutes ago I deleted some useless files (screenshots, old videos etc.). But now, those files are back. I ...
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Unable to drag or add contacts to a group created in iCloud

Followed directions to add a group on iCloud. Selected all contacts but I am unable to drag any names to this group. Plus icon asks for a new contact, not an existing one that I wish to move to the ...
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Photos app on macOS doesn't sync with iCloud when Photos app on iPhone uploaded correctly

I don't see photos on my macOS (macOS Big Sur) Photos app but on my iPhone (iOS 14.4) there is info that all photos were "Updated Just Now". The count of photos in the iOS app is higher than ...
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Backing up huge iCloud photo library to external HDD

I have a large iCloud photo library of about 30,000 irreplaceable images and videos. It is entirely hosted on icloud - I am using the 'optimise iphone storage' setting and have no high res images ...
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Recover iPad serial number from iCloud backup

I won't bore you all with the reasons why but I have an old iPad Pro that I replaced with a new iPad Air last month. I removed the iPad pro from Find my and other icloud services. I now need the ...
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Whats the difference between backing up my photos on iPhone and storing them in iCloud?

If I go to settings -> iCloud -> manage storage There are 2 categories: Backups (118 GB) Photos (18.3 GB) In my backups, there's photo library (109.25 GB) I'm confused, what's the difference ...
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Store matching files in iCloud AND on Mac and Macbook

I signed up for iCloud storage for added security (in case my local computers crash or are stolen), but am finding out iCloud is trying to only keep certain frequently used files also on my Mac (...
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How To Remotely Sign Out Of iCloud?

One of the top results in Google: "How To Remotely Sign Out Of iCloud" https://www.addictivetips.com/web/remotely-sign-out-of-icloud/ I cannot find the Settings app: The reason why I need ...
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Will turning off and delete photos via icloud preferences on macbook delete my iphones photos?

I was writing a note in my notes app when a popup came up saying my cloud was full, it prompted me to go to references, so I did. Now in iCloud preferences I see the following: For a while now I have ...
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Apple ID: How to avoid changing password?

Whenever I try to log in to iCloud or https://appleid.apple.com/ from my PC I am getting forced to change my password ... I do not want to change it. Is there any way to stop these messages?
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Use OSX Mail from Panther (10.3) with iCloud email address

I'd like to use OSX Mail from Panther (10.3) with an iCloud email address. When I punch in the valid iCloud account info and server ids, both smtp.mail.me.com and imap.mail.me.com servers fail to ...
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Reminders.app deleting all reminders after syncing with Exchange

I wanted to share some reminders with a friend who only has Windows. So I setup my Reminders.app on BigSur to sync to both iCloud and Exchange (Microsoft To Do). I copy and pasted all my reminders ...
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Renamed an icloud drive folder with the .tmp extension and files have disappeared

I read that I could rename a folder to have the..tmp extension to prevent it syncing over. I did this to a folder that had some confidential files, but I renamed the folder in my icloud drive and the ...
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This relay isn't allowed to send mail “From” me.com

We have a domain on a Virtual Private Server hosted in GoDaddy and I have set up an email that forwards to a me.com email, the email gets delivered to the me.com email but when I respond from there I ...
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Where are the tabs in Safari saved (in iCloud or Finder)?

I want to recover several links of a website I had open as tabs for quite a few months now. But once it has been reloaded today, I've been redirected to a notice page of that website (it was ...
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Why are “Messages in iCloud” still taking up storage on my Mac if they’re supposed to be in the Cloud?

I have all of my messages stored in iCloud, but for some reason they’re still taking up SSD storage on my Mac. This behavior doesn’t happen on my iPhone, but it does on my Mac and I’m not sure why. If ...
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How do I delete messages from my Mac but keep them in iCloud?

I've currently got about 3GB of messages on my Mac, and I'd like to free up this space but want to be sure that I'm not accidentally deleting them from everywhere. I've got plenty of space in iCloud, ...
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iCloud Contacts and iPhone Contacts show different birthdays!

tl;dr; Supposedly-synchronized Contacts on iCloud and on my iPhone seem to have serious differences. How can I avoid this? Background: I have extremely little Apple experience. I've been on Android ...
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Numbers app on iPhone not syncing with iCloud

tl;dr; It appears Numbers documents I create on the iCloud web interface do not populate to my new iPhone. Numbers documents I create on the iPhone will show up on the web iCloud interface. Why doesn'...
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does there exist an app that can sync to iCloud notes?

Is there any app, That iCloud notes can sync to ? I wanted to have a backup of my iCloud notes I know iCloud is already supposed to be a backup, but I have heard of people having problems or notes ...
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How to force clean local storage for Photos.app?

I recently noticed that my photos Library is using over 50GB of storage space on my local storage on my MacBook Pro even though I have setup "iCloud Photos" with "Optimise Mac Storage&...
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How to check for and remove FileVault2 iCloud recovery key

[macOS Mojave 10.14.6] I created a bootable external SDD. I apparently didn't follow the traditional path of installing macOS and then enabling FileVault later in settings. Instead, I formatted the ...
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What is the ‘has list-id containing’ iCloud Mail rule?

What is the “has list-id containing” drop down option mean, how do I use it, and what does it do?
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“iCloud storage not enough for backup” message in spite of having loads of space

I have an iPhone 11 Pro and a 2Tb iCloud family membership. I have utilised ~450 Gb i.e. I’ve got more than enough storage for backing up my iPhone. In spite of this, I get the aforementioned message.....
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Books on Mac won't download epubs from iCloud

I use Books on Mac (Big Sur) to organize my non-Apple epub library. Books successfully syncs across devices, and when I want to read a book on my Mac, I often need to click the cloud download button ...
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iCloud Keychain encryption

I have a question about the strength of the iCloud Keychain encryption key. I know that when I enable iCloud Keychain sync on my device, Apple encrypts my local keychain and stores it on their servers....
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Is there a way to increase the upper limit to iCloud storage space?

I see here (bold my own): With Apple One, you can choose a subscription plan that includes 50GB, 200GB or 2TB of iCloud storage. If you need more iCloud storage, you can buy more for a total of up to ...
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How to manage Photos outside of ICloud

The scenario is as follows: Using and paying for plenty of ICloud storage. Also paying for Office 365, therefore 1TB of storage with Onedrive. Takes Photos on iPhone and iPad. Receives Photos via ...
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Macbook Pro asks for old iCloud password for Find My Mac

I have a Macbook Pro which I have just wiped the disk and reinstalled Catalina on. I'm trying to enable Find my Mac, but in system preferences, under iCloud, the 'Find my Mac' checkbox is disabled ...
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Recover iCloud password on terminal

I have a macOS 10.14.6 Mojave, I forgot my iCloud account password and I was trying recover, however apple says that I need 24h to recover my password since I do not have access to my backup email ...
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Can I recall (cancel) the erase my iPhone command [duplicate]

I had lost my iPhone, and I initiated the erase iPhone using iCloud. But, in the meanwhile, I found the iPhone. I am holding it in airplane mode, and it is still not wiped. I'm aware that if I turn on ...
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How to download entire iCloud photo library to external drive attached to my MacBook

I have a large iCloud photo library (60K + images). I want to keep my iCloud library as it is and make a copy of it onto an external drive (attached to my MacBook, running Big Sur). What is the ...
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Messages conversations not deleted on all devices

When I delete a conversation in Messages on my Mac (Big Sur 11.2.1), it shows a dialog suggesting that it will be deleted from all devices. I have similar expectations when I delete conversations on ...
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Photos app on mac won't sync OSX Big Sur

I've searched everywhere online and cannot seem to find an answer to my issue with the Photos app on Mac. Currently the Photos app is blank with no contents, no synced photos, nothing... every page ...
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iPhone iCloud lock 6s plus [duplicate]

Well I do not remember my id and password as I never used it and all of sudden the activation lock pops up I have an I phone 6 plus i searched every where now I need some help.
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Big Sur: Documents & Desktop folders totally empty after turning off “Desktop & Documents Folders”

In the latest Big Sur 11.2.2: My documents and desktop folders went totally empty after turning off "Documents & Desktop" syncing in iCloud Drive settings. Steps I did: I went to ...
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A bunch of seemingly random files disappeared from my Mac

Summary: I just discovered that a lot of files were removed from my personal Mac two months ago. There is seemingly no pattern to which files are missing, except that no folders got deleted and only ...
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How to delete Health data in iCloud only?

So, I've decided not to store my health data in iCloud anymore, for various reasons. I just want to have it on my iPhone and on my iPhone backup on my Mac. Here's what I have tried so far: So I turned ...
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Finder not responding when logged in to iCloud

Finder has completely stopped working (is unresponsive/won't open.) I have to force quit each time I try to use it. My Desktop items have stopped showing too. Some other apps on my machine have also ...
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I “erased all content and settings”, but did not sign out of iCloud before selling my iPhone?

Before selling my iPhone, I erased my iPhone with all of its content and settings, but my problem is that I forgot to sign out of iCloud first. I somewhat remember being asked to provide my Apple ID ...
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How to reduce macOS usage of substantial portion of hard disk space for storing iCloud documents

I have a MacBook Pro 256 GB SSD(Retina, 13-inch, Mid 2014)running Mac OS Big Sur but this issue goes beyond these specs. I have a 2TB iCloud Storage plan, of which 1.54 TB is available. Out of the ...
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Extract or View Cloudkit data

Recently an iOS app I use updated and broke half the features, and removed the other half. One such feature included an export to CSV. I'd like to extract the data I'd been collecting via the app, of ...
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iPhone sends notifications to another iphone

I have two iphones that use the same apple ID. Calls to one phone now ring on both phones at the same time and notifications are sent to just one - meaning iphone A gets notifications for iphoen A and ...
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How do iOS devices perform on-device machine learning on photos while most of the photos are uploaded to iCloud?

When iCloud photo is enabled, all photos are uploaded to iCloud and only a low-resolution copy is saved on the phone for browsing, the high res photo is download on-demand if the user clicks it. ...
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How to automatically import Google Calendar events into an iCloud calendar?

I have a Google Calendar from a work account, and I have my personal iCloud calendar that I share as a read-only calendar with a few people. I'd like the events from the Google Calendar to show up (...

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