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Adding New Google Internet Account Re-uses Existing Email

Account 1: accountA@gmail.com (primary/iCloud) Account 2: accountB@work.com Account 3: accountC@volunteer.org (account I’m trying to add) When adding a new Google account, it tries to add it using a ...
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How to use iMessages without giving out phone number?

I want students to text me at iCloud and I want to receive the messages on my iPhone and reply to them by iCloud. In essence, I don’t want them to have my personal phone number.
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iBooks Apple ID sign in prompt accepts my password but fails and re-asks, repeatedly

I am on a new MacBook laptop running 10.14, and trying to sync my book library on iCloud to the Books app. When I open the Books app it asks me to sign in to Apple ID, and it accepts my password. But ...
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Hide/Delete “Unable to Upload” album in Mac Photos (Catalina)

I am backing up my Photos library to another Mac (which I don't intent to switch on iCloud Photos - I have big issues with, see discussion iCloud Photos not in sync with Mac) running Catalina. The ...
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iPhone photos app says storage is full but Settings says 20 gb avail

I have icloud with 200gb storage. iCloud shows it has 30 gb available. My iPhone photos app says "Update Paused. Not Enough iPhone Storage". There's a "Manage Storage" link, which brings you to ...
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Is there an API to Apple Books sync metadata?

Apple Books can sync books over iCloud. Is there an API I can use to access metadata on my books, such as title and bookmark locations. This question is a follow up to the unanswerable, How to sync ...
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nsurlsessiond hogging on internet when running iOS simulator

I try to stay as far away from iCloud as possible. I've not signed into iCloud on my mac. But for some reason, nsurlsessiond, the service associated with iCloud seems to be hogging my network ...
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How to move my files to iCloud drive without using my local disk space?

I have a Mac running Mojave and got into a situation where I don't know how to solve: My 512Gb SSD disk is divided into 2 partitions (200Gb and 300Gb each): The first partition is where the OS ...
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Documents tab is missing Desktop & Documents Folders

I am trying to sync one mac with another, but when in iCloud Drive/ Option/Documents tab - I don't see Desktop & Documents Folders option. why?
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Will signing out of a redundant iCloud account delete my iOS bookmarks?

I have several hundred bookmarks on an old iPad Air running iOS 10.0.2 that used to belong to my father. The iPad is signed in to his iCloud account but all sharing options are disabled (no data is ...
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My Photo Stream still uploads pictures after iCloud fills up?

Please correct me if I'm wrong: It's a good idea to turn on My Photo Stream in iOS or Mac if your iCloud is filling up because, if it fills up, your last 30 days of pictures will still upload even if ...
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How to enable iCloud music or link Apple music to my account on macOS Catalina?

When I try to turn on "Sync Library" in Catalina's new Music App I get this error: This account does not have iCloud music enabled. Apple music has not been linked to this account. I do ...
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Way to utilize iCloud shared album externally

I use iCloud to share photos with people, and I would like to use that resources in my personal blogs(similar to AWS S3) I know there is a way to access the shared photos via web, but is there any ...
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How do I show the local available space instead of iCloud available space for synced folders?

I generally keep all of my work files in a Projects folder in iCloud. It's become an effective replacement for Dropbox, allowing me to access project files on all my devices. But the Finder's status ...
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Missing folder on iCloud.com

I have a Sketch folder on Finder that I've been saving files to. I can't find/access it on iCloud.com. Does anyone have any insights on why? Only found people who have had the opposite problem.
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Can I access iCloud/device data of the hacker who logged into my account?

I noticed someone else has been using my iCloud but it doesn’t show up under “my devices” Since they are logged into my iCloud and can receive my Messages/FaceTime etc, is there anyway I can access ...
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Is it possible to sync the same contact to multiple accounts in iOS?

In iOS, when one goes to Settings -> Contacts -> Default account, one can choose the cloud account (for example iCloud, Gmail etc.), to sync a newly created contact by default. Is there a way to sync ...
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iCloud is not syncing files within Pages and Numbers folders

Ever since I upgraded to Catalina, I've had a problem where the files within the Pages and Numbers folders in iCLoud don't sync to my Mac, except for files I've created since the upgrade. However, if ...
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iCloud Photos not in sync with Mac

I am using macOS Catalina 10.15.1, after switching on iCloud Photos, now I got about 14975 photos and the syncing has stopped. However, my Mac Photos has 27380 photos. If trying to switch off iCloud ...
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Error importing videos to Photos in Catalina: Unsupported resource set: video,xmp

I have several Photos libraries; my system library that's synced with iCloud, and some additional libraries for things that I want to keep but don't need to have available all the time. Here's my ...
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iCloud Drive not syncing after macOS re-install

I used iCloud Drive to store all my files. Due to various issues with my laptop I had to wipe the hard drive and re-install macOS on it (Catalina 10.15.1). I started with that installation completely ...
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Understanding the point of iTunes Match: Is it only a storage overflow concept?

I am only now switching to using Apple's Ecosystem for my music, and don't completely seem to understand some concepts. I have played around with using iTunes to bringing an existing CD collection ...
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Is there a way to see Shared Albums and Smart Album from web version of iCloud Photos?

I just realized that I could finally access iCloud Photos from the browser of my android smartphone. But at the same time, I realize that the web version of iCloud Photos does not display everything ...
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How to delete an old iCloud account from an iPhone if the Apple ID has been deleted

I deleted my old Apple ID but forgot to log out from iCloud. I now can't reset my phone without turning off Find my iPhone because you need to sign in to iCloud to turn it off. I asked Apple Support ...
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Whatsapp backup stuck at 0% [duplicate]

Same problem as this person. I want to run a whatsapp backup since I want to completely restore my phone to factory and not restore from backup. My iphone is: Updated to latest iOS 13.2.2 No ...
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MacBook stolen, which data is accessible to the thief?

2014 13" MBP got stolen. Find My Mac wasn't on (stupid mistake), so they only thing protecting my data is the password. If they do manage to get in somehow, then I can't protect my files but I don't ...
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Create new Apple ID solely linked to new @icloud.com email?

I am attempting to create a new Apple ID for use with an Organization Apple Developer Account. I want this new Apple ID to have a new ____@icloud.com email address. I do not want to use any existing ...
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How have I got Two identical iCloud accounts?

When I look in Internet Accounts, I have two identical iCloud accounts. How can I get rid of 1 of them?
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Photos won’t connect to iCloud on Catalina

I’m running Catalina on my Mac mini. Photos will not connect to iCloud to sync. When I click on the check box, a pop up tells me I can only save to one iCloud account, and won’t connect? So obviously ...
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Can I download all the files under File app without copying them on iPhone?

I want to download locally all the files under a directory in the File app on iPhone, but there seems to be no option but selecting all the files and copy them. However, I want to just download all ...
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iPhone not syncing old iCloud photos

Our iPhone doesn't sync with old iCloud photos. It only syncs the past 5 years or so. How can you force a full sync? My devices have a lot of space I believe.
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iCloud Drive says it's syncing Desktop & Documents but it's not … why?

Upgraded to a new iMac because my 2011 won't take new OS's. Still runs like a champ tough. Migration generally went well from 10.13 to new iMac's 10.14 with one glaring exception, per the subject ...
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How to free up space on Macbook Air for iOS update By keeping files only in iCloud?

I have a Macbook Air with 121gb of storage on a SSD. I use iCloud and have approx 1.5TB of data in the cloud. I have clicked optimise storage and I now only have 8GB lefton my SSD, so not enough ...
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Cannot access content from icloud in imovie

I am new to iMovie. I have several photos/videos on my iphone, which is already synced in iCloud. Now on my Macbook with iMovie I would like to merge/edit them. But I am unable to access them from ...
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Q: Why can't I see nested folders (that happen to be shared folders) on the Notes app in iCloud.com?

I am running macOS Catalina 10.15.1 on a mid-2014 MacBook Pro. I am also running iOS 13.2.1 on an iPhone XR. In the new and upgraded Notes apps, I have some nested folders in my iCloud account. Each ...
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iCloud Sync not working with almost all services in Mojave (Greyed Out)

Came into work this morning and started getting errors on a couple apps I have synced my iCloud, such as Notability and SnippetLab. They said that sync had been turned off. None of my notes or ...
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Add shared Google Calendar to iCloud Calendar

Somebody shared a public Google Calendar with me. I would like to add this calendar to my iCloud account, but I can't find the way to get the iCal address of this Google Calendar. I looked at the ...
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How do I share an entire album in iCloud photos? Not just individual pictures [duplicate]

I have several albums with photos taken on an iPhone, which I view and work with at https://www.icloud.com/photos/. I can select individual pictures and create a share link, and I do this all the time....
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How to sync Downloads folder to iCloud?

I need to sync the Downloads folder to iCloud and then all the downloads should automatically sync with iCloud. I tried to: Create a new Downloads folder in the terminal of MacBook in the Documents ...
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How did my photos get transferred to my new iPhone even though they weren't in iCloud?

I bought a new iPhone to replace my old one. My iCloud had been full for a while because of photos. So I took care of that first before doing a device backup to iCloud. Before powering on the new ...
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Cannot downgrade ICloud subscription: which reason?

A friend of mine has a 200Gb. ICloud subscription, of which she is using 130 Gb. She wants to downgrade it to the free option, but when she tries to follows the steps in https://support.apple.com/en-...
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Where has my music gone?

The upgrade to catalina has removed 80% of my music from iTunes which is now Apple music but with the same itunes/music icon even what is left won't download from the cloud. As I paid for the ...
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How to browse the iCloud backups? [duplicate]

Recently my iCloud backup for my iPhone SE has grown and my 5GB free iCloud is almost full. Is there a way to view what is included in the backup, to find the biggest items, and possibly remove them? ...
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How do I add a custom-built theme to Keynote for iCloud?

I'm just after finishing the creation of a custom theme for my wife's new company. We created it with Keynote, and then backed up the .kth extension file and sent it from her computer to mine. She's ...
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How to get contacts and messages on iPhone (iOS 13) to sync with Mac (Catalina)?

I think I have everything set up correctly. Both the Mac and iPhone are logged into the same iCloud account. I don't see anything set that says "do not sync". I'm mostly worried about the contacts. ...
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How can I manually sync local files to icloud?

For some reasons my local files are not sync'd to the icloud drive. I am still trying to figure out the root cause. The icloud sync seems to have been stopped sometimes in Sep this year. All newer ...
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How can I solve “Cannot Start Family Sharing” error, when trying to set up family sharing?

On my iPhone I go to Settings -> Apple ID, and click "Set Up Family Sharing", and this error appears: But... I am Jon, and I'm not familiar with any family sharing setup. And my Mac says basically ...
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“cron” processes spawning and piling up, but no crontab

EDIT: I solved this, so see below for my own answer. While the bounty asks for a fix to the problem, I'd like to award it to someone who can explain why a cron process that ran for 6 years over ...
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How to remove annoying iCloud nagging in Catalina?

How do I remove this very annoying thing under System preferences without signing in to iCloud? I do want to be signed in to the app store. I do not want to use iCloud.
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My contacts are all messed up with syncing

So I am pretty big into the Apple ecosystem. I have an iPad, iPhone, and Mac. I love responding to my texts on all of these devices. Recently I have had one issue in particular that involves my ...