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Questions tagged [icloud]

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

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iTunes always reset the “Automatically Back Up” option to “This Computer”

So, this section of iTunes idevice option always keeps resetting to "This Computer" from "iCloud", whenever the sync finishes / the device is reconnected. Is there any guess why this is happening, ...
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“Sign In to iMessage” popup randomly

I get a random popup from an unknown program asking for my password. What is this? how do I stop it. It doesn't show in the doc. Macs don't even have iMessage so this makes zero sense. I don't have an ...
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How to remove files that are on iCloud

I have files that are backed up on iCloud that I do not want on my local desktop (they are rather large video files that I rarely refer to). Is there a way to trigger iCloud to clean up space on my ...
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How to get calendar invites to come in as iCal when i use a gmail address as my appleID?

I use myname@gmail.com for my appleid username. If i wish to send an invite to my icloud calendar, how can i do so? I have myname@icloud.com and myname@me.com email addresses that are associated with ...
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How to reinstall Viber with no connection with my previous Viber usage?

I used to use Viber on iPhone for a while with one set of Viber credentials. Now I want to reinstall Viber on the same device "erasing its memory" completely: to use it with completely different ...
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iPhone restore WhatsApp media. free space won't free

My wife's iphone 6s needs repair and the temporary 5s has only 32 gigs of storage. I cannot restore the WhatsApp media because after downloading the backup (probably 8.03GB) it appears WhatsApp tries ...
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Calendar + Automatically Duplicate Entries in Different Calendar

This might be an odd question, if what searching the web has turned up so far is any indication. When I enter a calendar event, I would like Calendar.app to create a duplicate entry in a different ...
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New Apple ID and iCloud

I created a new Apple ID on my Mac mini, but the "photos" preference, when checked asks for a password to the old account. I can’t see where to enter my new Apple ID. Since I don't remember the old ...
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How to select all iCloud photos for download in web brower?

I would like to learn how to select all icloud.com photos so that they can be downloaded via Firefox on Ubuntu and backed up on a NAS. If this is not possible (iCloud economics has incentive not to ...
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How do I maintain backups of legacy photo libraries and iCloud Simultaneously?

I have a number of legacy iPhoto libraries backed up on a hard drive. There are several and most of them are around 20 GB ( I have 3 or 4.) Within the last year I upgraded Photos and pay for the 50GB ...
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Reset iCloud password

How do you reset iCloud password in order to make changes to your account? I am trying to backup my iCloud storage on my iphone.
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Why did Apple decide to lock my account and force me to change the password?

A few days ago I got a message on my Mac that my Apple account was locked and I had to change my password. I did that, but ever since then, using Apple products has become a nightmare. I have Mac, ...
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iPhone thief phished iCloud password. Can they decrypt iPhone contents?

Long story short, a close friend had their iPhone stolen a few months ago. Just yesterday they got a text saying their phone was found with a link claiming to show the phone's location. Unfortunately, ...
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get contact off iphone 3/ios6 to iphone 5s.ios12

I have an old imac running 10.6.8 (sacred and never to be updated!) I have a 'new' imac running 10.12.6. I have my old iphone 3G running ios 6.0.1, with all my latest phone contacts on it. I have a ...
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2 iPads, same iCloud account, but contacts lists are different!

As the title suggests, my 2 iPads have the same login, the same iCloud backup, but the contacts list on both is different. Is there a way I can merge the two so they're synced? My old iPad has most ...
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Can I access iCloud Drive files from non-apple device?

I have an application that stores its files on iCloud Drive for synchronization. I'd like to write a cloud service that can also access the files. For example, if I record a video on my app, I'd like ...
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Deleting contacts on iCloud does not remove them from iPhone

I've used iCloud's website to clean up contacts that were imported and the changes work...except - if I delete a contact on the iCloud website it does not get deleted on the iPhone. How can I force ...
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How to restore messages when Messages in iCloud is enabled?

How can I restore deleted messages when Messages in iCloud is enabled? Historically one would just restore the iPhone to an earlier iCloud Backup however I have attempted to do that but since ...
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Selective sync of iCloud drive

I would like to switch from Dropbox to iCloud drive and wanted to know if there is any way to select specific folders which are going to be downloaded on my Mac? It is possible in Dropbox client. ...
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“Missing” file disappeared from Garageband iOS and from my iCloud and my phone…?

I was working on a song on Garageband on my phone, saved it on my phone, went to find it and it had suddenly disappeared! I was unhappy about this but luckily, it was easy-ish to remake so I did that....
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macOS Calendar pushes, doesn't pull? iCloud & iPhone push & pull

My iCloud Calendar appears to be working (from any web browser). My iOS Calendar appears to be working (from my iPhone). My macOS Calendar appears to be pushing changes to iCloud, but not pulling ...
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How to collaborate iWork Numbers file with Android

I hope that somebody knows a workaround to a situation. Recently, I needed to share a Numbers file with a large number of coworkers. I used the collaborate option and opened up the file for viewing. ...
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Recover photos from iCloud

I bought a new iPhone X, and I did a restore from backup in order to get all my photos from my old iPhone 7. When I check in my new iPhone if the back up was done, because of lack of Internet, it ...
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pages iCloud drops tiered numbering

I can't get tiered numbering in pages iCloud. Is there something Im missing? When my pages document loaded into iCloud, it dropped all of the tiered numbering
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How to change language of an existing Pages for iCloud document?

I have document that was created in Pages for Mac with the correct spelling/language (not English) settings for each paragraph. However, when I now try to edit this document using Pages for iCloud the ...
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Is iBooks on my iPad deleting local content?

I used iBooks on the iPad to read pdf. Sometime I am looking forward to reading something offline (e.g. flight) just to realized that the local file is not there anymore. Is it some sort of iCloud ...
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iCloud restores deleted files

I keep deleting a folder in the Documents folder and iCloud keeps re-downloading it. How do I effectively delete a folder from my mac & iCloud with Mojave? More info: I initially moved the ...
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Sharing icloud local storage between users

Context: I prefer to switch the user instead of closing and opening all apps and windows I need for work every day. Therefore I want to set up two users for myself on one machine: one for work and one ...
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Is there a way to sync contacts between an android phone and an iPad without using a computer?

If I use a computer, then I can log into iCloud to download all my contacts, copy them to google and sync between gmail and the android phone. Is there a way to do this without a computer and just ...
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Transferring pictures off of an iPad, when they are stored in an album

I have an iPad Mini that contains several photo albums with unique pictures that I wish to preserve. These albums were created by syncing (using iTunes) from a computer that we've since recycled. (So ...
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I don't know my @icloud.com address [duplicate]

Someone stole my iPad and I got it back. Now the device is requesting for activation using @icloud.com address which I can't remember setting up. Though I still have my Apple ID login details but can'...
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How do I backup my mac with Optimize Mac Storage

How can I backup my Mac when I have Optimize Mac Storage turned on? Backblaze, Arq, and CCC all won't follow the offline file links. But I want a complete copy of my Mac backed up. The iCloud copy ...
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Command line utility for browsing Apple's Photos.app database like a filesystem

Is there a command line utility to allow browsing and editing photos in the Apple's Photos.app database like you would browse a file system? The Photos app is really terrible when trying to perform ...
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iCloud Photo Library uploads from Windows: albums and mov

I am trying to migrate from Flickr to iCloud Photos, and having some trouble. I am currently using an iCloud account on a Windows 10 machine. Albums: It seems to be possible to upload albums from ...
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How to reset “Add Invitee” drop down suggestion list when selecting invitees to ical event

So when I create an ical event and invite participants, I go to the invitee list to select them. However, over the course of time I now have people whom show up that I no longer correspond with or ...
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Able to receive but unable to send emails on macOS Mojave from any account using any app

I have a 2018 15" MacBook Pro running macOS Mojave 10.14.2. I am unable to send emails from any account (be it Yahoo, Hotmail, AOL or others) using any app (tried the default Mail app, Canary Mail, ...
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How to unlock an Apple ID through e-mail?

My apple-id was just registered and used on icloud -- but not by myself. Perhaps a Christmas present erroneously associated with my e-mail, or maybe not. Could be malicious. Either way I want to ...
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Where are our iCloud images stored?

My wife and I recently changed to Apple. Our setup includes a Macbook Pro, Apple TV and two iPhones. I have purchased 2 TB of iCloud storage which I am sharing with my wife. We have ~3000 high-rez ...
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How can I stop iCloud downloading files to my Mac

Ok, I am getting really annoyed with macOS now, so I asked this question How can I clear pending iCloud Downloads? and the answer worked! Great! However after signing out of iCloud and signing back ...
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How can I clear pending iCloud Downloads?

So macOs just lied to me. I went into storage and recommendations. And saw this Which clearly says store all files photos and messages in iCloud and save space on Mac automatically when it's needed....
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Can I configure my Mac to store documents and pictures on iCloud only

I am using the latest macOS Mojave, and I have a Mac which only has 250 GB of storage space. Due to the nature of my work, I need as much of this space available at all times. I will sporadically ...
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How do I recover lost photos from iCloud. They are not in recently deleted

My sister has lost upwards of 400 pictures in an accidental deleting spree. She deleted the photos from her iPhone and it chose to delete it from iCloud too, which is not a big deal in itself, but ...
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iCloud User ID and password Forgot [duplicate]

iCloud User ID and password Forgot. I have purchased mobile from others. Present he is not contact able. If there is any possibility to unlock my account. Even I don't have IME CODE also.
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Delete my iCloud account

Do I have to pay to have an iCloud account? I use iCloud mail but I don't want to pay storage for photos. How can I cancel this arrangement
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Accessing a former account

My stepmother had an @me.com email account associated with some cloud storage for a non-apple phone. She got fed up with the non-apple phone and has given up on all smart phones, but wants to recover ...
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Does iCloud backup alias folders?

Can anyone confirm that all the files in an Alias folder on Desktop are still regularly updated to iCloud? I an using a MacBook Pro with Touch Bar.
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How to organise photos in Apple

Ok I've just converted to a Mac from Windows and I am totally stumped by Apple iCloud and Apple Photos (Running Mojave 10.14.2) In Windows I had all my photos organised by date (eg filename 2018-12-20,...
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How to sync macOS with iCloud Drive?

I've got MacBook where I used to have iCloud turned on to sync all my files (desktop & documents) and have them accessible from other devices. When I go to "Files" app on iOS, I can easily see and ...
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Where did this iCloud profile avatar come from?

I created an iCloud account for my daughter, and her profile has an avatar assigned to it that I didn’t choose: I think it’s Stitch from the Disney film Lilo and Stitch and appears in my daughter’s ...
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Why does command up (⌘↑) from /Documents take me to /iCloud instead of /Users?

In a fresh install of Mojave 10.14.2, the behavior of command up (⌘↑) in the Finder is odd... In a Finder window, (⌘↑) from /Documents takes me to /iCloud instead of to /Users as expected. When I ...