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Questions tagged [icloud]

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

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Is it possible to share iCloud Notes with non-Apple device users?

Similar to how I can create a doc on Google drive and get a shareable link that allows anyone with that link to view the content. Is there a way that I can send a link to someone who doesn't have an ...
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How to use TrackOFF and icloud.com together? [on hold]

I use TrackOFF (build 1.0.1285) to control who is allowed to put cookies on my Mac (MacOS 10.14.5). Recently I've been unable to login to my icloud.com account using Safari or Firefox or Opera (I don'...
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How to create 2 developer accounts with 1 iCloud account? [on hold]

I have an iCloud account and 2 email address. One is my personal email address and the second is a business address. My personal is the default for my iCloud account and I also have Apple developer ...
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How does MacOS Photos Library store Live Photos?

I know there has been several posts from recent years about this, but none of the answers really addressed my question here. Goal: To understand how Live Photos are stored so I can effectively back ...
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Are macOS Photos supposed to be synced to iPhone Photos automatically?

I have an iCloud storage of 2 TB. I added a lot of photos on my Mac to the Photos library. They are synced to iCloud automatically and I can see the upload progress. Same on my iPhone, I activated ...
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How do I change the location of iCloud drive on Windows?

Recently I've been using iCloud with my windows machine. With the older version of iCloud I was able to change the location using the mklink command; however, this does not seem to work with the new ...
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Apple ID with iCloud email vs non-Apple email, any differences in capabilities?

I'm about to create a new account with Apple's cloud services. AFAIK there are two ways to go: Create a 'full' new iCloud account from an Apple device, thus creating a new email address ending in @...
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Is there any way to recover backups already automatically removed from iCloud?

I need a backup from a week ago, but only have last two days. The backups were automatically removed from iCloud, so I cannot recover from deleted items.
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How to sync iPhone HEIC / HEIF photos to MacBook Photos v1.5 (El Capitan)

My iPhone (iOS 12.3.1) takes pictures in HEIC / HEIF format. I have an older Macbook (13" mid-2009) with MacOS El Capitan, which includes Photos v1.5. When my iPhone photos get synced via iCloud to ...
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what can an adult do with Family Sharing?

I'm told that some children have iPhones, that are part of 'the same iCloud' as a parent. I've seen that their messages appear to be mixed in with the parent's: the child's message to a friend is ...
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Android message import with iCloud Message

I used to use an iPhone, and used Messages in iCloud to store them. I then used an Android phone for a while, which contains new messages. I've subsequently switched back to an iPhone, and am trying ...
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How to cap the amount of local storage for Photos App

Mojave and others have a feature where Photos is optimised for local storage, once triggered it will purge a certain amount of space by leaving low fidelity version of certain photos locally and the ...
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“Not enough disk space” despite seemingly having more than enough

I tried to move a folder from an external drive to my new MacBook Pro's internal drive, but get a "Not enough disk space" error: The folder I'm moving is 23.89 GB: But my internal drive is supposed ...
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Apple ID recovery mail going to wrong email address

I tried the forgot Apple ID / password option available on the Apple's site and selected the Reset via Email option. But the recovery e-mail they are sending to has got domain part wrong. As in m*****@...
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My iPhone 7 does not recognize my iPad 3

I have an old iPad 3 (on iOS 7.0.4) and I have not used this for a long time, so did not update. If I turn this on, then it asks for iCloud password. I remember the password. Then one of the two ...
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How to get the original HEIC file out of iCloud Photos on the web?

I take photos on iPhone 7+. How can I get the original HEIC file from iCloud Photos on the web, when browsing on Windows? I'm using Firefox on Windows 10. When I download a single photo from https:...
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Will the iPhone Lost Mode override disabled location tracking?

We have an iPhone that has location services disabled since we've usually been able to find the device simply with the Find My Phone "Play Sound" function. Unfortunately, we think the device might be ...
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If I delete my WhatsApp data, will my data disappears from my iCloud backup, too?

I want to delete the WhatsApp data from my iPhone in order to make some free space. But If I will do it, at the next backup, will my old backup disappear too?
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Why do some files on iCloud suddenly force me to download again?

I found that sometimes my files which I put on my iCloud are going to disappear from my local hard drive and thus force me to download them again. These files have the "download from the cloud" icon ...
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How can I recover an iTunes backup with iCloud Music Library enabled?

Long story, but my iTunes library got totally ruined. All of my older manually added and purchased songs are fine, but my Apple Music songs (so basically all of my music from the last 5 years) is just ...
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iCloud: Photo is locked due to account maintenance

I'm trying to upload photos (~50K of them) from my MacBook to iCloud. The process is quite glitchy - getting "aw shucks, your connection has broken" even though I am sending them in batches (~4k at a ...
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Internet Accounts in System Preferences has multiple entries for iCloud…why?

The two that are active and the one that is inactive have the same email address gchung@me.com. Also, I cannot get rid of the Game Center account, which is also under gchung@me.com. I'm not sure what'...
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DIY equivalent for iCloud Photos

I would like to automagically sync my photos and movies to a home NAS in a manner similar to iCloud Photos. Given that my iPad's SSD is smaller than my new iPhone, I would like to have fine control ...
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How to use two-factor authentication without iCloud to access my Developer Account

[Macbook Pro 2014 Retina, MacOS 10.14.5, Xcode 10.2] I need to download the installer for Xcode 10.1, but when I access https://download.developer.apple.com/Developer_Tools/Xcode_10.1/Xcode_10.1.xip, ...
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Big bug: why does iCloud Keychain remember the wrong expiration month for all of my credit cards?

I've been adding credit cards to my iCloud Keychain for years, and after a few months, I notice that my payments receive errors when I use the autofill from iCloud. The bug: I've realized that ...
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Can I have a library with iCloud Music Library enabled and one with it disabled?

I don't want to enable iCloud Music Library on my iTunes library for a few reasons. I have carefully curated a fairly large library and I don't want it to get mingled with stuff from Apple Music. I'...
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How do I export contact photos from iCloud?

I am trying to export contact photos for my iCloud Contacts. I initially tried exporting my contacts as a vCard, but iCloud doesn't include profile pictures when exporting. (Interestingly, iCloud ...
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Calendar app doesn't want to sync with icloud

There is a syncing issue between icloud and calendar app on macbook air. I have Mojave 10.14.5 installed and we are struggling. When going online to icloud I can see a calendar that was shared with ...
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Immediate email push notifications account + app combos?

Which accounts (e.g. @gmail.com, @outlook.com, @icloud.com, etc.) paired with which apps (e.g. Mail, Gmail, Outlook, etc.) will give me immediate push notifications for any email received? I'm ...
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Combine separated live photos with different time stamp

I'm a traveler around the world which makes the date of my pictures a disaster. And the date are all wronged during the movement of the files. For example: the .heic file has the date: April 4th, and ...
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iCloud policy for counting the storage Photos uses

I’m getting ready to delete some old photos to free up iCloud storage space. I have shared some of these photos in iCloud Shared Albums. If I delete one from my own photos, but not from the shared ...
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How to delete app data from iCloud?

I had an app called Ulysses classic. I'm not using it anymore, so I want to delete it. I select Delete documents & data under System Preferences → iCloud → Manage, but it didn't work and app ...
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I turned off iCloud… How do I get my files back

iCloud was hammering my CPU since I got my new computer so I turned it off... Not realizing it would delete ALL of my local copies (WTF). I also canceled the "final sync" that happens when you turn ...
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How should I react to an email saying my Apple password has changed?

Few weeks back I had a email from Apple telling me that my account was being tried to logon to from location they don’t recognise “China”. And they have locked down my account. Today I got email “Your ...
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What is `IDS: X@gmail.com-AuthToken` in iCloud keychain?

Examining my iCloud keychain, I see the following entry: IDS: X@gmail.com-AuthToken where X@gmail.com is a placeholder for my email address. (Actually I have five gmail addresses, but I don't see ...
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iPhone photo backup after log out of iCloud and log back in

I have 150GB of photos on my iPhone that were properly synced & backed-up with iCloud (full resolution). I logged out of iCloud on my iPhone and have now logged back in again. I still have all my ...
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Make Mac to treat my iPhone like a regular wifi router. I want it to constantly stay connected to my iPhone (XS) [duplicate]

There is a difference how the Mac sees Hotspots and regular Wifi routers, it disconnects from HotSPOT as soon as it goes to sleep and needs to be reconnected after waking up. I have the same iCloud on ...
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Computer will not allow iCloud log in or iCloud account

Logging in to any iCloud app gives me an error message: 'Verification failed this action could not be completed. Try again.' My other 4 computers take my login and password and function normally. ...
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Unable to turn on iCloud Keychain

I'm using iCloud keychain with multiple devices but when trying to turn it on on my new iPad (running iOS 12.3) the setting is not saved, so if I choose Keychain and turn on iCloud Keychain, and then ...
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Downloaded MacOS Mojave and now I can't sign into iCloud

I recently downloaded MacOS mojave and now I can't sign into my icloud. Following some other threads, I tried to sign out of all icloud apps on my mac, and while it wouldn't let me at first, saying it ...
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Optimize Mac Storage: Keep local copy AND iCloud backup of directory

My active projects in a directory under ~/Documents/, which puts it in the path of iCloud's Optimized Storage. Often, I'll open a project folder to find files replaced with .icloud placeholder files. ...
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Any way to batch open all open tabs from Safari on iOS Safari on Mac?

I have iCloud Sync setup for Safari both on my macOS and iOS devices. I know how to and can successfully see the open tabs in Safari on iOS in my Mac's Safari. I know both ways (via either the "show ...
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Why are photos so much larger locally than in iCloud

I noticed that the photos stored locally are substantially larger than the same library stored locally on my Mac. My local library is a whopping 187 GB – but the one on iCloud is only 121.8 GB. This ...
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What happens when WhatsApp from an old phone is connected again?

I‘ve got an old iPhone in my closet, which I used until one year ago, when I bought a new one. On the old iPhone, I had WhatsApp with iCloud Backup enabled. However I did not include the videos in ...
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What is the “boost_interprocess” folder in iCloud “Documents”?

While cleaning up old files I've found an empty "boost_interprocess" folder in my iCloud "Documents" folder (it's really empty: checked in Terminal). Any idea what this folder is for - a quick search ...
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iPad wifi greyed out; Can't reset

So my iPad's (running iOS 9.3.5) WiFi toggle of set to off and greyed out. I have not encountered such a problem on any iOS device before. To make matters worse, when I try to reset the iPad to solve ...
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iCloud space not working [duplicate]

I have purchased iCloud space on my iPhone which currently have over 45GB storage left. I still get storage space warnings on the iPhone. I cannot download anymore apps, take photos or receive anymore ...
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iCloud (re)uploading all my documents again

I have recently bought a new Macbook Pro 13" (i7, 16GB) and to do the switch from the old one to this one, I have installed Mojave and restored it from my other Macbook Pro's Time Machine backup. This ...
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HomeKit invitation stuck

To give some background, I have some HomeKit devices set up in my home and they work great. I've successfully been able to add the rest of my family to the home with the exception of one person. With ...
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Mojave iCloud Keychain Copy & Paste Error

I am trying to copy iCloud web form passwords to a local keychain as per this tutorial. However, I keep on getting the following error. Text: An error has occurred. Unable to add an item to the ...