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Files seem to be copying to iCloud Drive even though I've not tried to copy anything

I opened my icloud drive and noticed a message at the bottom of the Finder window. The message is shown in the following image. The way I read this is that 7,546 files and folders totaling 6.29 GB ...
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System claims that my iCloud storage is full however it is not

As seen in the screen shot My iCloud storage has 1.8TB of free space but my finder says that it is full...
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Keep my Apple ID, but delete individual iCloud services and data (for example the mailbox @icloud.com)

When I type in DuckDuckGo something like How to permanently delete an Apple ID account I get lots of hits. But it will delete the complete Apple ID. I wish only to delete the mailbox @icloud.com and ...
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Do not sync specific folder from iTunes to new iPhone

I just switched to a new iPhone and synced all my photos from the old iPhone to iTunes and moved them to a folder 'old'. Once I logged into iTunes on my new phone, all my photos from 'old' folder ...
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Mac doesn't show right information in Storage

For some reason my Mac doesn't show a space taken by iCloud. I have 0.8 of 5.0 gb available on it, but it doesn't show a blue section. I used to have it. What can I do to return it?
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Safari prompting for local user account password on Apple websites

When navigating to an Apple login page in Safari on macOS 10.15 it shows a Apple ID login window and prompts me to enter my local user account password (not my Apple ID password). From what I can tell,...
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My iPhone got stolen and they locked my icloud account. How can regain access to my icloud account to erase my data?

My iPhone got stolen and apple locked my iCloud account. I don't have access to the reset email for iphone cause it uses an icloud email address that's on the iPhone and I don't recall the security ...
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What does iCloud Mail sync actually do?

Can someone explain to me please what the 'Mail' feature of iCloud syncing on macOS, iPad, and iPhone etc actually achieves? I have searched online, and some articles from a number of years ago ...
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ICloud Photos: Disable and Delete on Ipad

My photo’s have been taking up 4.7 GB out of the 5 GB that i have, i decided to do the “disable and delete” option in ICloud. I was wondering if it delete’s all the photo’s from my photo’s or just the ...
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Apple Contacts wont sync and contain ghost profiles

I have an Iphone 8 running IOS 13.3.1 and a MacBook Pro (2015) running Catalina (10.15.3). For a while now I have dealt with my contacts on the 2 devices being different, but i am now using the ...
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Access iCloud on my Mac without my phone?

I left my phone at home, I'm on my Mac. I go to icloud.com. It tells me to enter the code sent to my devices. Normally a code pops up on my Mac but it's not this time. How do I access icloud on my ...
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Once a link to a photo has been created in iCloud, is there a way to invalidate the link & remove the photo?

Once a link to a photo has been created in iCloud, is there a way to invalidate the link & remove the photo? Deleting the photo does not invalidate the link AFIK. The photo is gone from my ...
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Having more iCloud space than actual disk space (on macOS)?

I'm thinking of buying a 128GB MacBook Air. I currently have 200GB on iCloud. Is it possible to use the 200GB on my Mac via the "Optimize Storage" option ? Let me give you an example: having 200GB ...
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Calendar sharing invites are not sent

I’m on an iPhone 11. I’m trying to share an iCloud calendar with other iCloud Users. When I type in their accounts, invitations are not sent (or received) and each invitation is stuck in a pending ...
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iPhone photos uploaded on iCloud - not appearing in photos mac when connecting iPhone via the cable

iPhone 6S - IOS 13.3 MacBook pro - El Capitan. I have enabled iCloud Photos on iPhone - with Optimize iPhone Storage. On Mac, I haven't enabled iCloud Photos, as I don't wish to have all my local ...
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iPhone photos still stuck on “Restoring from iCloud”

I'm on the second day of processing and it still shows under all my photos "Restoring from iCloud". Should it also show at the iCloud backup that its restoring? Thinking about resetting my phone and ...
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Delete iCloud account from mac when the iCloud account doesn't exist anymore?

I recently deleted my iCloud account and while doing so forgot to remove it from my iMac first. Now, I get persistent notifications on my mac saying to "fix it", but in order to fix it, I have to ...
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Can a website access Apple Health data?

Apps on the phone can. Is it possible to use that health data on a website? Reading the docs (and I don't understand them well yet), it seems like there could be an option if it was a clinic record? ...
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How do I make Reminders sync with iCloud on Mojave after downgrading from Catalina?

I updated my Mac to Catalina last year but it turned out Wechat for Mac does not work with external webcam on Catalina. I had to downgrade to Mojave but now it seems the Reminders can no longer sync ...
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Calendar app - overcoming hard character limit on “Notes” field of events?

I started keeping small journals in the "notes" section of calendar entries on apple's built in calendar application. I find this better than something like day one because one can create numerous ...
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Why iCloud for Windows 10 is not working?

I downloaded the latest iCloud software for Windows 10. It installed but is not working properly. It is not downloading the photos from the iCloud. Is there any way to ensure that the photos are ...
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Why don't new contacts created on my iPhone sync to my desktop Mac?

On my iPhone running iOS 13.3, I can create a new contact in the Contacts app. However, the contacts do not end up in the Contacts app on my desktop Mac (which is running 10.13.6). I have iCloud on ...
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Now that I have iCloud, what benefit does Time Machine provide?

For a normal Mac laptop user, it would seem that almost everything important (Documents, Desktop, photos) are backed up on iCloud. Most apps needs to get downloaded again anyway. Does iCloud retain ...
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All documents moved to sub-folder for iCloud

I turned on iCloud for my documents and all of them were moved into a sub-folder. I don't want to have to navigate to another layer of documents. How do I fix this so iCloud keeps everything in my ...
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Can't change AppleID for iCloud

I have an iPhone5C (running iOS10.3.3 - the latest it supports). I normally use this as a second phone while travelling. I wanted to let my wife use this on a trip, and login to her AppleID for ...
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No backup found on iCloud WhatsApp restore

After my iPhone X was stolen I have been skeptical about my iCloud backup because it has limited space. On trying to restore my WhatsApp chat from iCloud I can only see no backup found, even though I ...
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iCloud Sync of Documents not recreating Folders on icloud.com. Process stuck. Catalina

I have tried just about every solution available on the various boards and groups. Some so old they are no longer even relevant. Photo syncing works. iCloud Drive does not. I'm running Catalina 10.15....
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How to make sure that logging out from iCloud deletes local data?

When I sign out from icloud on my ios device - ipad or iphone, my local data is not removed. I am not keeping local data, I do want all locally stored data removed from the device when I logout from ...
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Restoring a deleted text message thread on new iPhone from old iPhone

I have an iPhone 6s and an iPhone 11. The iPhone 11 was set up from iCloud at the beginning of January, and the iPhone 6s has not been used (turned on) since. I have now accidentally deleted a thread ...
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Don't see the option to select my mobile number in 'Send & Receive' option of iMessage [iOS 13.3 iPhone 11]

I recently got a new iPhone 11 and have inserted the sim as part of the setup. Whenever I send text messages to a person, they see my email ID instead of my phone number. I went to Settings > ...
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Is it possible to remove hidden iCloud folders in Mobile Documents? [duplicate]

I discovered that inside the ~/Library/Mobile Documents folder is a trove of directories for what seems like every app that has been granted access to a user's iCloud drive. Some of these folders can ...
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How can all full-resolution photos and videos be downloaded to an iPhone before disabling iCloud Photos? [duplicate]

How can all full-resolution photos and videos be downloaded to an iPhone before disabling iCloud Photos? OS and Device: iOS 13.3 on iPhone Xs 256GB "Download and Keep Originals" is enabled. When ...
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How can photos be imported from an iPhone to the macOS Catalina Photos app when the iPhone has iCloud Photos enabled and the Mac has it disabled?

How can photos be imported from an iPhone to the macOS Catalina Photos app when the iPhone has iCloud Photos enabled and the Mac has iCloud Photos disabled? When the phone is connected using a USB-...
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“Uploading <x> files” — How to identify which file / doc is uploading?

When clicking the “pie” icon / status button in the Finder’s Side Bar, a banner appears that says, “Uploading < x > files”. It shows the remaining percentage of size; and the number of files being ...
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Photos not syncing from iCloud

I have an iMac running Catalina version 10.15.2 and using Photos version 5.0. I have plenty of photos on my iPhone that are available in my iCloud photo library but not in my Photos application on my ...
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Can I safely uncheck the Optimise Mac Storage check box on the Apple ID - iCloud page?

On this screen, the Optimise Mac Storage box is √ checked. If I uncheck it, do I lose all my files or do they eventually end up in the cloud? I see a lot of advice about this, but none mention this ...
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Where does the huge amount of “<unknown>” iCloud Keychain items come from and what is their purpose?

I just discovered that there is a huge amount (hundreds) of items in my iCloud Keychain that I can not explain. They were all created starting from 7th of January up until 13th January. When I right-...
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Icloud Uploading Stuck. Does anyone know why it actually does this?

The attached image is what's currently displayed if I click on the wheel in Finder. Is it related to 'bird' and if so how? But does anyone know what causes this to happen? OK. Thanks to another ...
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MacBook Pro: “Zero bytes left on iCloud” even after upgrading storage plan

I am facing an issue with my iCloud Drive. My MacBook Pro does not want to sync up the files anymore which are on my machine. My iCloud storage was full so I upgraded my storage plan. I can see the ...
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Account Limit Reached

I've got two computers - both using Mac Mojave and I got this error when I try to login to my apple account. On first computer, I created apple ID, and tried to login on the second computer.
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Will moving my photos to photostreams save my iCloud storage space?

I've read here that photostreams do not 'eat up' the space however the post is quite old. If this is still correct, is the '1000 recent photos limit' applied per photostream or all photostreams?
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Recover deleted files macbook pro

Scenario: I was using iCloud storage to save everything within my Documents folder to the cloud. I'd get notifications from apple that I needed to upgrade my storage because I was running out - I didn'...
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How to check if iPhone has been backed to iCloud?

A relative of mine has unresponsive iPhone that contains some important data. The phone has not been backed up in iTunes. Is it possible to check whether it was backed up to iTunes, and when? icloud....
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How to Turn OFF Find My iPhone if I don't Know the ID & Password? [duplicate]

It's a Pre-Owned Phone, I bought it from a Market Place. Seller forgot to reset the iCloud Account, and I lost the Owner Contact details... I've seen many Bypass Tricks Online, Nothing worked for me....
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Why am I unable to install iCloud from MS store on windows 10? [migrated]

I am trying to install iCloud for windows 10 from Microsoft App Store but it is not installing. When I click on the "Get" button of the iCloud on the Microsoft store page it changes color from blue to ...
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iCloud Photo Library doesn't load any photos (iOS)

When I try to see some "old" photos on my iPhone (iOS 13.3), Photos just shows an exclamation mark icon: This happens all the time. If a photo loads, it's a miracle. Summary: Internet works All ...
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Is there a possibility to run a custom Notes server for iOS?

I have notes where I strongly wish to avoid 3rd party cloud storage - even Apple’s To that end, I am trying to set up my own one. iOS supports setting custom CalDAV server, so it is possible to ...
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Can I safely remove these MOV files from the OSX SSD?

It is my 'Macintosh HD Info': However from time to time I get this 'There is not enough disk space available to install the product.'. So I really want to free up some space. I also use the '...
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Cannot view icloud calender schedules with correct time

There are already a lot of questions regarding that, but the answers didn't help me and my reputation is not high enough to comment the answers. iCloud and iPhone Calendar have different timezones ...
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How to download only those pictures in shared icloud album which are not in my album already?

Our family has a shared iCloud photo album and everyone uploads/shares their pictures from family events. I know how to select images manually and download them into my personal photo album. However ...

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