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

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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 to merge two WhatsApp chat histories on Apple iPhone? [closed]

Summary: I used WhatsApp - with the same phone number - on two iPhones at different times (a new one and and old one), and I'm wondering if it is possible to merge the chat histories of both? Details: ...
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IMessage attachments get stored locally or across every device

This used to be such an easy Google search, but now I can't find the answer. When managing attachments on iMessage, only a local copy gets deleted, correct? That's my intended result, however I can't ...
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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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WhatsApp actual size is in MBs but in iCloud backup it is several GBs

My actual WhatsApp back total size is 474Mb but when I go to I cloud back up it is showing 10GB, how is it possible? I mean I have deleted all media files from my WhatsApp and in WhatsApp application ...
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How to remove synced photos from other devices?

I have an iPad and an iPhone. When I had both of them sync to iCloud to save storage space, the photos and albums from my iPad went onto my iPhone and vice versa. This messed up both the organization ...
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Is there any way to “unmerge” Bookmarks and History after disabling iCloud Syncing on Safari?

Recently, I logged in to iCloud from my MacBook. When it asked me if I wanted to merge my bookmarks and Reading List with iCloud, I carelessly clicked yes, and continued on my business for the next ...
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Does restoring a local backup using iTunes enable activation lock?

Let's say I have an Apple ID that's been disabled/locked for security reasons. This account is linked to my iPhone and in order to remove it or to simply disable find my iPhone, I have to answer the ...
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How to transfer all contacts from Gmail group to iCloud group on iPhone?

On iPhone I have some contacts in Gmail group, I need these contacts to appear also on my other iPhone, which has only one group, iCloud.
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Apple Books won't download any books/files saved in iCloud only on Mac (macOS Big Sur)

I can't download any books/files I saved with iCloud in the Apple Books app on my Mac anymore (it worked before though). Books from the Apple Books store will download fine. I can also download all ...
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Filtering duplicates from iCloud Photos Library while migrating from google photos

I recently painstakingly migrated my photo library of 15+ years (over 100gb) from google photos to iCloud. I suspect many more will be doing this in the future as google recently announced they will ...
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How do I change my email address/Apple ID in my calendar to my new email address?

I've changed my Apple ID and removed all reference to the old email address. Everything has updated except for my calendar and possibly my iCloud Drive. The old email address is still appearing in ...
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Find My Mac already in use (on a bought Mac) - how clear this option?

I bought a used Mac Mini (2018) from a (used Mac reseller), and today I've noticed that the previous owner is still signed in to Find My Mac (but it is me who is signed in to this Mac's iCloud). ...
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Find Whatsapp backup

If I create a Whatsapp Chat backup on my iPhone and save it on ICloud, how can I find it again? I couldn't find it on my Mac via ICloud Drive or on icloud.com. Where exactly does Whatsapp save this ...
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How to force Books to keep local files offline?

I have many PDF and epub books that I have manually added to my Books library. However, when I try to open them, many times they have to be downloaded from iCloud because somehow they were uploaded ...
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Does Google access my iCloud email through Gmail app

If I use the Gmail iPhone and iPad apps for my iCloud email, can Google access my iCloud email that is shown in the Gmail app? Do they and can they?
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How do I get all my archived Gmail into iCloud mail?

How do I get all my archived Gmail into iCloud mail? I don’t just want it in the Mail client, I actually want it on iCloud servers for future reference. For example, an email I sent using Gmail 10 ...
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Photos missing in iCloud, only thumbnails available locally - can I extract the thumbnails?

I have around 1700 photos that I've discovered are missing from my iCloud storage. (These are family/baby photos that we desperately don't want to lose.) When I try to download the photos from iCloud ...
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Disabling wifi password sync between Apple TV and iPhone

I'm in an environment with a wireless network that has a different WPA key for each user. My Apple TV and my phone have different passwords, but they seem to insist on syncing between themselves. The ...
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How do I fix “This iPhone was not able to download 8 full-resolution photos and videos.” when trying to disable iCloud on my phone

I ran out of iCloud storage a very long time ago but didn't think anything of it since I was using Google Photos. The problem is that for some reason the ‘optimise iPhone storage’ option was checked ...
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Hangs, freezes or wedges of iCloud daemon on iOS 14

Been experiencing a persistent and frustrating bug in iCloud on iOS 14.3-14.4. Frequently (several times per week) it "wedges" itself for lack of a better word. Saving new data to iCloud ...
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Why can't I change Apple ID email?

The Apple ID account servicing page makes provision for changing the email address associated with an account. Not just the "contactable at" address, but changing the primary address, using ...
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iCloud folders visible in Finder but not in 'file upload' dialog in Safari, how to enable this?

MacOS 10.14.6 (Mojave) / Safari 14.0.3 In Finder I can see the following section and folders in the sidebar: iCloud iCloud drive Documents Desktop However, if I open safari, go to a site where I can ...
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Unable to authenticate iMessage on MBP, but working on iPhone/iPad [duplicate]

Yesterday, I tried to send a text through iMessage on my MBP 13" (2020) only find it not sent about 10 minutes later. I tried sending it again, the same outcome. I sent the message directly ...
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Moving notes and lists (in reminders) from iphone 7 to iphone 12

My new phone has my photos and my music, but not my notes or my reminders. The sim card has been moved to my new phone (if that is important). How do I copy these items?
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Script creation of Automator Quick Action and keyboard shortcut

I love the functionality described in How do I assign a keyboard shortcut to an AppleScript I wrote?, i.e. creating a "Quick Action" (a.k.a. "Service") using Automator and mapping ...
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Preventing Finder from changing “Date Modified” attribute

Finder has a pesky trait where sometimes it would set Date Modified to today's when browsing a really old folder. For the time being, I am using attribute Date Modified as a quick guidance when ...
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I can no longer share Notes - previously been able to do it but when I create a new one I am no longer able to share that one

Iphone 12 I have previously been able to create and share notes. I'm trying to do a new one and I can no longer share them. I've tried several people and none work. What would have changed that's ...
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Upgrading to Mac OS 10.15.7 has erased contacts out of my iCloud conacts book

After upgrading to Mac OS 10.15.7, two contacts who are on my "Favorites" list appear to have their contact records removed from iCloud -- my brother and my doctor office. The numbers ...
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iCloud Drive sync breaks when new security update comes out?

I have noticed (it happened a second time now) that when a security update shows up in System Preferences the iCloud Drive doesn't upload anymore (probably download is affected too, but I didn't test)....
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iPhone services required previous password for Mac

A few days ago I changed the password on my Mac (Big Sur, 11.1). The Mac uses my personal Apple ID. Today I changed my iCloud password through my Mac settings. Then I needed to change it on other ...
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Is it possible to sync photos from Apple Photos app with an external hard drive (not simple export)

I use a 2020 iMac 27" with MacOS Big Sur 11.2. Under the iCloud setting, "Photos" is activated and all my photos are synced between this iMac and all my other Apple devices over my ...
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Unable to unlock my Mac unless I am connect to internet

So when I want to log into a session, I need to actually be connected to internet, else I am left locked out. It's been happening for months. I tried resetting the password but no luck, I still need ...
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How to copy/export emails from old iPhone

I use iPhone’s Mail app to get my emails. I got a new iPhone and found emails are not copied from the old iPhone. It seems the logic is to download emails from the email servers again. However, one of ...
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How can I tell how long Photos in Big Sur will be syncing?

I upgraded to Big Sur several weeks ago, and since realized that my Photos library was not set to sync with iCloud. I've toggled it back on, but the library is a little over a month behind. Unlike ...
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Photos not backed up to iCloud even though I have space

My iPhone 11 says that 577 of my photos have not been uploaded to iCloud because there is not enough space. However when I go to Settings > iCloud it says that I have only used 35.6 of 50 GB of the ...
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How to get long movie clips from iCloud to Google Drive

What is the easiest way of getting large movies (20 minutes) from my iPhone/iCloud to my Google Drive account for work?

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