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

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Why is a subfolder created when syncing a second Mac's Documents folder via iCloud?

I got a MacBook first and synced Documents and Desktop to iCloud. Then I got a Mac Mini and also enabled syncing. Now with the Desktop it works as expected: Same files on both Desktops. But in ...
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Limit number for "Hide my Email"?

I am in the process of modifying all my accounts to assign a unique email address to each one via the "Hide my Email" function. I am currently at 273 addresses created for the occasion but I ...
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Is there a way to find AirTags programmatically?

I want to search for my AirTags from the web, macOS, Android, and/or my server. There does not appear to be an API available to do this. Does a method exist to read this info or automatically send ...
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Where does AppleID/iCloud pull your profile picture from?

I recently bought an iPad. When I was going through the setup process I used an old Hotmail email of mine to set it up. Then when I was in the settings of the iPad I noticed that my profile picture ...
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Mail: Unable to load content privately

Recently macOS Mail has been unable to load content privately As far as I know, I have not changed any of my settings, but wish to have the privacy option on I also have Private Relay turned on in ...
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Recover deleted (not trashed) emails from iCloud

Incorrect rule set-up deleted a lot of emails. Not "move to Trash". Don't see them any more in the web interface, and the files appear to be gone from my hard drive. Any chance of recovery? ...
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Google Photos for iOS: sync photo delete actions

I use Apple Photos (and iCloud) on my iPhone for my photo library. I often take a number of pictures and later delete many of them to only leave the best picture of a set. I also use Google Photos to ...
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Any problem moving custom domain to iCloud when my Apple ID already uses that custom domain?

I have a custom domain example.com I use for email with Google Workspace. My Apple ID is also on that domain. I want to move example.com to iCloud+ but have seen mentions this is hard or impossible ...
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Sync imported books WITH NOTES from iOS 9 to iOS 15

There are imported EPUBs with hundred of notes on my iPhone 4S (iOS 9, non-upgradable). I want to import these books with their notes to my other iPhone running iOS 15. I tried various options, from ...
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iPhone of a family member took organizer name’s

I’ve shared my iCloud+ subscription with my family, but I’ve noticed that family’s phones took the name of the organizer. Is it normal?
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Accessing a Whatsapp backup on iCloud Drive (Windows)

I am trying to retrieve a Whatsapp backup file that is stored on iCloud. I have found this thread which explains how to do that with a Macbook: accessing whatsapp icloud backup I have a pc with ...
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How can I troubleshoot iCloud Drive for Windows?

I'm having an issue with iCloud for Windows where the numbers of files it is uploading & downloading stays constant, i.e., they don't change for days. I'm wondering if there is a standard way to ...
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iCloud extension in Chrome asks for a code to be entered... where?

I hope this is the right sub... I have installed iCloud on my Win11 PC, and downloaded the iCloud Passwords Extension for Chrome. Every time I am asked for a password in Chrome, a box appears with a ...
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why is Photos using so much space on my iPhone?

We have two iPhones, one with 16GB and one with 128GB. Both of them show a very high storage use of Photos, to the extent that the phone becomes unusable for the 16GB phone (the 128GB still has a way ...
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iCloud Drive stuck with items 47 items uploading and 6 items downloading

My iCloud Drive has been bugged for the past week, I've tried spamming killall bird, disabling iCloud Drive, deleting iCloud caches, but nothing. It always get stuck at x amount of items uploading and ...
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Issues signing into iCloud Macbook Air 2014 - "You can't sign in at this time", "Can't validate" and other messages

"You can’t sign in at this time" when signing into iCloud Hi! I am having similar issues to the above post and have tried all the steps listed, so posting a new question at a moderator's ...
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How to stop constant re-upload/re-download of my iCloud files?

I recently acquired a MacBook Pro (Retina), OS Monterey, and turned iCloud syncing on for Documents and Desktop. It had downloaded (made local copies) more than 200GB of files from my iCloud, then ...
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Shared Photos albums not visible on new iPad

I bought an iPad and connected it to the same iCloud account as my laptop. The photographs in the Library have been synchronized, but most of the Shared Albums have not been. The sole shared album ...
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iCloud account recovery

A friend of mine received a phishing text message, he followed the link and arrived at a webpage looking like an apple website, he sent his iCloud account information He doesn't remember the details ...
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Photos.app Library displays no photos, despite all photos being downloaded

Photos is not displaying any photos in the Library. Context: Located on my main drive, library size is ~80GB, and 1TB of free space. Photos are synced with iCloud iCloud is set to "Download ...
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Syncing opened Safari tab groups between devices

If I have two iPhones/iPads, should I be able to see the same Safari tab groups on both of them? Based on what I have seen online, it sounds like I should. However, it does not seem to be the case for ...
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Add iCloud account to Outlook calenders on iOS

I want to add my iCloud account to my outlook calendar on my iPhone 13 (software version 15.2). Note: My iCloud account is not registered via an @icloud.com mail address. I created an app-specific ...
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Messages app on Mac: Mark all messages as read?

On my Mac running macOS Monterey (12.3.1), the Messages icon in the dock is showing a badge with a count of unread messages in the high double digits. (This is an accurate count of old messages that I'...
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How can I allow Chrome to access iCloud folders

I can access file:///Users/falk/ just fine, but not file:///Users/falk/Documents/ or file:///Users/falk/Desktop. The "loading" indicator just spins and spins. Those folders are under iCloud. ...
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Photos not deleted from iPhone after import

OS macOS Monterey 12.2.1 Machine MacBook pro 16" late 2019 iPhone: XS I'm importing my photos from my iPhone to my Mac using the Photos app on macOS. After choosing the photos there is an option ...
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Gave Apple SSD disk password after selling. Is my security compromised?

I follow steps 4, 7 and 8 (I think...) here for a Macbook Pro 13 Late 2013 in order to sell it. I would like to know if my security is compromise for not doing steps 5, 6 and possibly 8. Asking since ...
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Sending custom requests through iCloud private relay

I'm asking myself if it is possible to send custom requests (including custom headers) via the iCloud private relay, as I could do it with a normal VPN ? If not, is there any program made to send ...
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In synched Safari on MacBook and iPhone a new folder in "Favourites" has a different position

I've recently updated my MacBook Pro (late 2016) to Monterey 12.3 and my iPhone 8 to iOS 15.4. Then from the Mac, on Safari, I've created a new bookmarked folder inside "Favourites". The ...
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Books: Copy iTunes Store info to iCloud? What could possibly go wrong? (multiple Apple IDs)

Apple Books is showing me the following screen (2 variations): Where it says "Info from iTunes Store account:" ...this is my secondary iTunes account (Japan store). Apple Books is asking if ...
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Finder search doesn't work when searching individual folders in iCloud Drive

A few months ago I switched from backing up to an external drive using Time Machine to just having everything on my iCloud Drive and it automatically backing up any changes I make. Since then, I've ...
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How can I restore Notes from a time machine backup?

I originally had the Notes app syncing to my Google account. I changed my google password 8 months ago and never bothered to update it on my machine. Today I went to Notes/Accounts and unchecked the ...
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Is it possible to charge iCloud Storage plan to a different payment method than other App Store purchases?

Since I use iCloud Storage partially for business, I'd like to put the regular charge onto a different credit card.
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Mail.app - all history unavailable

I attempted to use Mail.app with iCloud and Outlook accounts after clean install of macOS 10.15.7 was performed on my Mac mini (late 2012). After setting the accounts, I found no messages on any ...
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How can I use iCloud mail on macOS 10.2.8?

I have an iMac G4 with macOS 10.2.8 and I want to use iCloud Mail with it. I had created the “For App Password” in my AppleID settings but when I try to add my AppleID to the mail app it says that it ...
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Sharing an iCloud calendar to other people causes a redirect loop (CalDav - HTTP 301)

A friend of mine shared an iCloud calendar obtaining a WebDav URL, similar to this one: webcal://p55-caldav.icloud.com/published/2/verylong-token-token-token For a couple of years, since 2020, it ...
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iCloud Drive set to "Optimise Mac storage" but Mac is running out of hard disk space

My setup is: Macbook Air 13 inch 2017 - 121gb flash storage Running Catalina 10.15.7 2 TB iCloud account Mac is Set to Optimised Mac Storage I'm running out of hard disk space and only have 6gb ...
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Old device visible in Find My, how do I remove it?

There is an old device of mine in the Find My app that has been disconnected from the iCloud account and is no longer in my possession. This device does not show up in my settings. How do I remove ...
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macOS Mail.app insists on using wrong IMAP server for iCloud mail account, how to change?

Mail.app on macOS Big Sur somehow got the mail server settings for my iCloud mail account wrong (see screenshot) and these settings cannot be edited for iCloud accounts. I don't really know how the ...
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Merging Photos libraries OSX 12.2

I have two photo libraries on my MacBook (OS 12.2). I want to merge them into one. I have an iCloud account and have read that if I make first one of my libraries and then the other my 'System Photo ...
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iCloud storage maxed drive before update to Monterrey

Preface: I'm a Windows power user with Unix experience. I thought I could help a friend work through an upgrade from high Sierra to Monterrey on a MacBook Air 2015. Unfortunately, the update ended up ...
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AppleID reports storage smaller than the size of the Photos Library on the Mac

Several days ago, after posting this question, I surrendered to Apple and ticked the box to synch Photos between my iMac (macOS 12.2.1, 1TB SSD, not Fusion) and my iPhone and MacBook Air via iCloud. &...
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Are locally-stored Filemaker Go databases included in an iPad backup?

There are two options for backing up an iPad: icloud Backup the most important data on your iPad to iCloud This Computer A full backup of your iPad will be stored on this computer Does either of ...
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How do I disable storing my messages on iCloud?

I try not to use iCloud. I like to back up all my photos and files manually into my external hard drives, so I don't have any use for it. But over the last 2 months, I've been getting bombarded by ...
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Switching sim card (iPhone X)

My son lost his phone, unfortunately, so I am going to order his new one next week. My question is: if I allow him to put a new sim card in my phone what will happen if someone tries to call me on my ...
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Is there a way to add subdomains or different domains for one iCloud Keychain entry?

I have my passwords stored on ICloud via KeyChain the thing is it has different entries for something like: account.mywebsite.com and yet another one for the very same account only on the address: ...
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Run a terminal script to get the apple ID from the localhost?

I'm trying to get the appleID account that is logged into the iCloud account of a MacOS computer. I've tried with defaults export MobileMeAccounts dscl . -list /Users UniqueID Defaults find ...
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Use iCloud Drive as a backup of finished work

I have hundreds, if not thousands of completed projects on my Mac. I backup to an external hard-drive, using Time Machine. And once a month to a different external hard-drive, again using Time Machine,...
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iCloud features are partially not working

I reinstalled macOS on my macbook (currently running 10.15.7) and some of the iCloud features stopped working for me. Syncing tabs and history in Safari doesn't work and also Personal Hotspot on ...
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How do I import my RAW files from Google Drive to my iPhone?

I wanted to try out Darkroom+ on my iPhone to edit the RAW photos I took with my Sony a7iii but it seems like iOS does weird things with RAWs. I've tried exporting from Google Drive app, downloading ...
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How can my wife watch here photos on our Apple TV?

My wife would like to watch her photos on our Apple TV. She is logged in on our AppleTV and we are also sharing an iCloud subscription as well. Is there a way to do that? Or somehow load her photos to ...
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