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

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Can you unlink devices from identity?

I got the new iPhone 14 Pro and was wondering if I can unlink my old iPhone from my identity, while still keeping iCloud activated on the device. For example, a contact tried to send me some photos ...
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Sync music between two computers using iCloud

I have a Macbook and a Mac Mini. I have set my target for my files to the same iCloud folder on both devices. I am importing all my old CDs to my iCloud folder. How do I successfully sync the two ...
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I LOST MY IPHONE11/ Think was stolen [closed]

I tried through icloud using find me but there is showing "No Devices". I Think the thief was erased my id from icloud in my country(Philippines)I already reported to the police. but the ...
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Can the iCloud email be obtained from an iPhone in Lost mode?

Basically I am very worried because my wife lost her phone 1 week ago. However, few days ago she got an email from a person saying that they had found it. At first, we were happy because this person ...
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Why were me.com addresses retired? [closed]

It seems so much more convenient for entering in on forms. Why would they discontinue it?
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Copy/Paste image from Photos to Messages converts HEIC to JPEG and loses resolution on macOS

I want to send images from macOS Photos in an iMessage conversation. When I copy/paste an image from macOS Photos to iMessage, it is converted to a JPEG file and downsampled. This loses the Live Photo ...
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I can't upload and delete music from my phone using iTunes [closed]

I changed some settings about backups and iCloud after my brother said it will waste a lot of my cellular data. I think it affected something about iTunes and now i can't upload and delete any music ...
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How to compile memory videos from a shared album?

For a normal album, you can just click the three dots at the top right corner of the open album and select "Play Memory Video" to create one and then edit the memory video from there. The &...
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Can you add a photo from one shared album to another in iCloud using Mac Photos app?

Assume I have a shared album A, and create a new album B. I would like to copy an image from album A to B. It seems so simple in the iPhone Photos app, but I cannot find a way to do it in my Mac ...
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App remembers my phone number

Some time ago I installed a certain social network app and logged in using my phone number. Then I uninstalled it. Today I reinstalled it, and when I first launched it, I noticed that the phone number ...
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Whatsapp: backup date differs in latest backup in whatsapp (more recent) versus iCloud backup (older) - where to find more recent one? [closed]

My iPhone was stolen and my iCloud backup is dated February 2021, so I lost 1.5 years of chat history when installing my new iPhone. However, when I look in the whatsapp app on my new iPhone, I see ...
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Transfer iCloud GCBD (China Mainland) data to iCloud global?

Just like the title goes. No one wants GCBD. Every article I found on the internet suggests that there are no way but to backup everything yourself, then create a new account and select region besides ...
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How does the Mysterious Books folder work?

There is a magic folder which has all of my books which were manually added (not from the store). Moving books into this folder gets them on to my Books app on the iPad and the Mac. The location is ~/...
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How to fix incorrect iCloud folder status icons

On one of my MacBooks, a few iCloud folders have persistent iCloud status icons, even though there is no iCloud pie chart upload/download activity in the side bar. For example, they will show as being ...
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ICLOUD_UNSUPPORTED_DEVICE when installing macOS Big Sur in Virtual Box [closed]

When I try to install macOS in VirtualBOX Workstation I get a popup error when I try to login with my Apple ID: ICLOUD_UNSUPPORTED_DEVICE That's all it says. How do I make my VirtualBOX appear as an ...
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Apple Developer Program for personal app

I'm working on a probably-not-to-be-published app that requires a single plist synced between devices. Do I understand it correctly that this requires you to join the Apple Developer Program? (...
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“Your carrier may charge for sms messages used to activate iCloud” message keeps popping up

After trying solutions I have found with people that had the same problem, I still am getting this message popping up. It usually happens when the reception is weak in some locations and it goes from ...
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Why didn't iPhone data completely carry over during iPhone upgrade at an Apple Store?

I recently upgraded from an iPhone 12 to an iPhone 13 at an Apple Store. Some apps migrated properly, some apps didn't. I migrated the data with Migration Assistant while connected to the store's wifi ...
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Made folder Date Created value match oldest file – or Date Added [duplicate]

iCloud Drive just obliterated all my folder dates. Handy. I’ve spotted shell scripts on this site that do all kinds of clever things with dates, but not one that does either of the following: Change ...
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How to disconnect iCloud photo storage, without losing all my photos?

This is probably a duplicate, and if so I apologize. Right now my phones aren't backing up because my free 5 Gigabyte iCloud account is completely full of pictures. I need to upgrade a phone, and ...
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How do I mount iCloud photos on my Mac?

I have gobs of photos in iCloud, automatically uploaded from two different phones. Most/all of them are redundant, as I've also imported them into Photos on my Mac. I need the iCloud space to back ...
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Offline iCloud backups

I’m a heavy user of iCloud Drive to synchronise my files across my iOS and Mac devices. It works well, but I’d also like to have an automatic way to maintain offline backups of my iCloud data. This is ...
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Accept google calendar invite with iCloud calendar

I use an iCloud calendar account for my private life, via the macOS and iOS Calendar apps, and Fantastical. Whenever I get an invite from a friend using Google Calendar, I get an email with an invite....
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Is any metadata or image/video quality lost when exporting?

I have a bunch of random photos and videos that I don't want to clutter up my iPhone and iCloud account. On my Mac, in the Photos app, I have tried using the "File"->"Export"-&...
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Behavior of iCloud Photos "Download and Keep Originals" when iCloud library size is larger than local device storage

The two iCloud Photos storage settings options in iOS > Settings > Photos are: Optimize iPhone Storage If your iPhone is low on space, full-resolution photos and videos are automatically ...
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Reminder Lists Not Syncing to One Device

I have lists that I created on a Mac Mini running Monterey (in the 'Reminders' app). These lists duly sync across to my iPad (iPadOS 15.6.1), my iPhone (iOS 15.6.1) and my Apple Watch (WatchOS 8.7). ...
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iCloud Sync Problems

I have two computers that are both using iCloud Drive. One is a 2018 MacBook Pro and the other is a 2020 M1 Mac Mini. Both are running macOS Monterey 12.5.1. I frequently alternate using these two ...
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Reminders app won't sync on macOS Monterey, remaining blank and unresponsive

I have a problem with the Reminders app on my iMac that after upgrading to a 2TB SSD, installing the latest version of Monterey and using a Time Machine backup to restore my files. The problem I am ...
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Enabling iCloud Sync for Voice Memos, deleted many recordings!

For many years I've used the Voice Memo app to record quick things I encounter in life. These events are of course, one-off things that can't be reproduced again, so the recordings are important to ...
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How to log out of iCloud on iPad?

I would like to log out of iCloud on iPad while staying logged into an Apple account. Documentation for this is at https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT208242 and is wrong. It states that I should sign ...
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is it possible to send notifications every time a file is added to a folder

I want to be able to send the person I am sharing a folder with to get notification every time a file is added to the folder. Please let me know if that is possible. Thanks
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2FA: This Mac must be approved - but from which device?

Another 2-Factor Annoyance: I'm getting this message: "This Mac must be approved from one of your other devices to use iCloud Keychain." Does this mean one specific other device? Or does it ...
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How to use iCloud Photo Backup and still access specific videos while offline

I use iCloud Photo backup for my photos. It's convenient. I can hold many thousands of photos and videos without overwhelming my iPhone memory storage. It keeps a low res version of the photos, and it ...
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iCloud Drive - Files.app endless spinning circles

Does anyone else suffer from a problem where Files.app on an iPhone will not download files from iCloud Drive, instead just showing endless "spinners" (see below) that display "Waiting&...
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Add photos and videos to Apple Photos Library through terminal

I know that I can add photos to iCloud through the terminal, but how can I add photos directly to the Apple Photos app through the terminal? It looks like there are four folders in the "Photos ...
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How is the prorated cost calculated when upgrading iCloud paid plan to a larger one?

Accoring to the Office doc: If you upgrade from one paid plan to another, we’ll cancel your existing plan and charge you the prorated cost** of your new, larger plan. You'll be charged the cost of ...
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when does Quicktime auto save files to Icloud and can a file be deleted on my Macbook and still be in the quicktime Icloud folder?

I recently realised that my Icloud directory had a quicktime folder in it. However after searching online I am unable to determine what the criteria are in Quicktime to auto upload files to this ...
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I want to restart a game but I can’t

I want to restart this game called Palace & Puzzles. I just got it and made a choice I didn’t want. I want to restart it so I can change my choices, so I searched up how to. The main answer is to ...
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Cannot upload back up photos Library to iCloud

After I changed iPhones, my Photos library became corrupted: albums disappeared, the order of albums was all over the place, etc. Given this, I decided to start from scratch. I deleted all photos and ...
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How to restore deleted list on Reminders on MacOS?

I accidentally deleted Reminders list on Reminders app on MacOS (MacBook Air). The list was synced with the Reminders list on Reminders app on my iPhone. The list is still there on the iPhone. How can ...
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iPhoto duplicated from Whatsapp

Because my iCloud storage is full, it was time to clean up my Photo Library. When doing this I noticed that some of my images where duplicated. The difference of the images is that one have a name ...
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Can a single iCloud account store WhatsApp backups from two phone numbers?

We are from the UK and had a phone stolen two days ago, we are in South Africa for another month. The UK network provider is sending another SIM to our UK address as it can’t be activated from abroad. ...
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iCloud photos 'uploading' after moving library — extremely slow

I have a 400GB Photos Library on my MacBook. These photos are in iCloud photos as well, and the originals on my Mac. My Mac is only 500GB, so it was full, with only 10GB left. Now I bought a 1TB ...
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Update Apple ID Settings (iOS) - Enter Mac Password "Enter the Password you use to unlock the Mac" with correct password reports "Incorrect Password"

On my iPhone (iOS 15.5), the Settings app displays a notification "Update Apple ID Settings". When I open it, I get informed that "Some account services will not be available until you ...
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How do I troubleshoot the Safari tabs iCloud sync failure?

Running Catalina 10.15.7 (MacBook Air) and iOS 15.6 (iPhone 12). I followed the directions from Apple: On iOS iCloud settings, turn on Safari On macOS iCloud settings, turn on Safari. Signed in to ...
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"This iPhone cannot be backed up because there is not enough iCloud storage available", but there is almost nothing in iCloud (260MB of 5GB used) [duplicate]

I cannot do the backup, the message on the iCloud backup page says: This iPhone cannot be backed up because there is not enough iCloud storage available but I removed almost everything from my ...
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How to import bookmarks into Safari without a Mac or PC?

Is there a way to import bookmarks into Safari or my iCloud accout without using a Mac or PC? I'm willing to use third-party apps, the web, a python script, etc. Safari on iOS doesn't have an import ...
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Is iCloud Private Relay leaking my DNS queries to my ISP?

I noticed recently that despite iOS settings saying all DNS queries go through iCloud Private Relay's DNS servers, despite Private Relay using Oblivious DNS over HTTPS, and even despite dnsleaktest....
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Retrieve desktop folders from iCloud drive

I have a macbook pro with Monterey OS, I stored my desktop files on iCloud drive, I logged out from iCloud in macbook, all desktop files are disappeared unless those that are not uploaded yet to ...
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Cannot copy folder in "Documents and Desktop" folders linked with iCloud Drive

I am using a MacBook Air (M1, 2020) with macOS Monterey Version 12.5 (21G72). I recall nothing unusual until yesterday when I tried to duplicate or copy one folder on my Desktop folder. The process ...

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