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

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This item is temporarily unavailable please try again later

I am trying to install an OS on my Mac computer, but keep getting the item is unavailable message after I enter my apple id and click install. So I was told I needed to go into safari and log into ...
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iMessage notifications with current date and time from years ago

Recently, I’ve been receiving texts with current time stamps from a while ago. A new Mac that had been connected to iCloud and that’s what is receiving them. I have no idea what’s going on; I can ...
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Force iCloud to sync from phone reminders

I went from iPhone to Android and now back to iPhone. iCloud seems to have my old iPhones reminders even though I have iCloud turned on for reminders on new phone. I only know this because I opened ...
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2 Computers, multiple email accounts; removing Mail app storage on old laptop

I have 2 MacBooks: One that is I use, and one that my kids share, but that used to be my old personal one. I have kept my Admin account on that laptop. It's running out of Storage space, and I noticed ...
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iCloud storage full, how to empty on icloud.com

On https://www.icloud.com/storage/ it says that I've got no space left in the free tier: Free 0 Bytes • Used 5 GB. The amount of space that supposedly is being used is even larger, topping out at ...
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Private relay working together with Mullvad

I normally use private relay by Apple, but sometimes mullvad VPN. However, when I used mullvad, private relay is not working anymore, even after killed mullvad process and restart MacOS (mullvad is ...
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How do I view camera-event recordings in HomeKit?

After setting the recording options to "activity detected by this camera will be recorded" in HomeKit, how do I browse the recordings? I do get notifications that a movement occurred, but ...
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The file in iCloud Drive are not found in a Finder search

All my files in iCloud Drive are not searchable in Finder. I did the following: Remove/Add volumes to Spotlight to re-index. Run sudo mdutil -E / and sudo mdutil -i on / in terminal to do the re-...
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Watch unlock support now gone? (12.6.3 Monterey)

I've been using Watch unlock quite happily, including for sudo. However, it stopped working recently. Today, I noticed the Security & Privacy pane setting "Allow this mac to be unlocked with ...
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To access a file from arbitrary folder

I have many Pages documents in different folders on my Mac and sometimes I need to edit them on an iPad. I tried to use iCloud for this, but it seems iCloud requires me to move them to the iCloud ...
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How to list all existing passkeys on macOS?

I'd like to list all accounts with passkeys (Webauthn credentials) stored in my iCloud Keychain. I don't need to export the passkeys (although I'd like to be able to, but this is a different question)...
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How to get access to my iCloud backup if I neither have access to my other iDevices nor the phone number under which it was registered?

About a year ago, I changed my phone number but never updated it in my iCloud account to the new one. Now, I lost access to all my iDevices and I want to restore my iCloud backup to an iPhone I got ...
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How to sync Google Calendar and iCloud Calendar

Is there a way to have a Google calendar and iCloud calendar sync such that changes made to one is reflected in the other, and vice versa? I can do this with Fastmail and iCloud (see How to ...
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If I turn off iCloud Photos on my phone, will the photos I take show up on other devices?

If I turn off iCloud Photos on my phone, will the photos I take show up on other devices linked to the same Apple ID?
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Force download ALL my photos on PC (iCloud for Windows)

So I got the iCloud for Windows app in order to download all my photos from iCloud to my hard drive. This app is basically required for this because you can only download 1000 photos at a time from ...
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How do I force Photos on Mac to upload photos to iCloud Photo Library when syncing stalls out?

Is there any way to force Photos to upload/sync photos? I often get into a state where Photos is just sitting on a sync and showing, for example, showing "Syncing 140 photos to iCloud" but ...
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Can‘t delete a folder from iCloud Drive

I deleted the app Cryptomator from all my devices. I also tried to delete its iCloud data on iPhone, iPad and Mac. On iPhone and iPad, I went to iCloud — Manage Account Storage, I tapped on the entry ...
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How to restore data from a deleted app that uses iCloud?

I deleted an app that stores data in iCloud. Then I wanted to restore the data by using Time Machine on my Mac with macOS 13.2. Unfortunately, when I started Time Machine in the iCloud folder, it does ...
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Encrypted and access-restricted iCloud Drive folders on iOS and iPadOS

I use my iPad frequently in a teaching environment where it is unlocked and used by other people when presenting. Also, when I work with iPad in a shared office (I use iPad with Magic Keyboard as a ...
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iPad Mail app only downloads 3,000 mails

Since my Apple Mail app on iPad did not show all my emails in the Archive folder, I deinstalled the app and reinstalled it. After connecting to my iCloud account, 3,000 emails were downloaded. On ...
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Partial Red Mark on top left corner of iphone 13 pro Max

I am experiencing a problem with my iPhone 13 Pro Max. A red mark is visible on the top left corner of the display; usually when I switch between apps. This is my second phone that is showing this red ...
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How do I limit the number of emails downloaded in Apple Mail for iOS 16?

After several years with an Android phone, I have an iPhone again. I have a few Gmail accounts, as well as an iCloud account (from years ago). I connected one Gmail account, and the iCloud account is ...
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How to make device with Apple IOS 16.1+ stop using "Limit IP tracking"

We have a public WiFi with auth portal, where access to the internet is granted to a user after watching ads. Access to the internet in unauthorized state of a client is restricted by IP access ...
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Notes app on MacOS stuck in cycle of high CPU and eventual crash

My Notes app recently got stuck in a cycle of high CPU (~125%) and eventual crash. Or, more accurately, I should say that my Notes iCloud data recently started crashing the Notes app on multiple ...
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Notes app doesn’t sync all notes from iCloud

To fix my Notes widget problem, I deleted the app from my iPhone 8 and reinstalled it, hoping it would resync with my iCloud account. I did resync, but not completely. There are still plenty of notes —...
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Cannot accept calendar invitations

I’m an experienced Apple user but I cannot see how to accept a calendar invitation using Calendar on iOS device or on my Mac. In a calendar invite that I received there’s just a question mark next to ...
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How do I make my Mac send messages with my number?

Every time I send a message from my Mac it says it’s from my old iCloud email. I have since updated to a Gmail address for my iCloud but my messages and email on my Mac still have the old iCloud email ...
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Permanently dismiss "New iCloud Terms and Conditions" on macOS Ventura

This is essentially a duplicate of Permanently Dismiss "New iCloud Terms and Conditions" on MacOS High Sierra except that my question is for the newest OS (I'm using 13.1), as it seems the ...
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Play Count and Last Played date not updating from devices

I use Apple Music and iCloud Music Library (and iTunes Match). In the past my play counts from my devices update the shared library. I use this for my smart playlists. But lately they update only on ...
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iCloud Drive favorites and tag items have been disappearing frequently from the sidebar in the Files app on iPad and iPhone

iCloud Drive favorites have been disappearing frequently from the sidebar in the Files app on iPad and iPhone. After a while, they reappear, then they disappear again. When this happens, tag items are ...
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How can I get iCloud to recognize that I've freed up space

This screenshot says it all: In short, Finder has been telling me for a couple of weeks that my iCloud storage is full, and I should probably buy more. However, I've cleared a lot of stuff out, and ...
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Moving my current iCloud+ storage plan to my Wife's Family Sharing plan

I currently have 50GB iCloud+ storage plan. Recently my wife upgraded her own plan to 200GB Family Sharing plan. I am now invited by her. However, before I start using Family Sharing plan, want to ...
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Can I restore WhatsApp history from iCloud onto older iphone

I had an iPhone 13 pro and had iCloud backup activated for WhatsApp. I think it complained about not being able to backup further anymore for a couple months due to insufficient iCloud storage. I‘d ...
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How to restore configuration data for a single iPhone app from iCloud backup?

iPhoneX, iOS 16.1.2 (and a Mac computer). Config for one application seems to be broken. How could config for that single application be restored from iCloud backup without affecting anything else on ...
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Delete iCloud hidden folders of uninstalled apps

I want to remove these folders but I can´t just turn of the sync function in the settings. It´s not there. At least not for those apps. I´ve also tried to delete the session files in /Users/myname/...
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If I remove my custom domain in order to fix a problem, will all emails received and sent into it *disappear*?

I tried to remove the custom domain yesterday to reset an issue I'm having. The iCloud website warned me that all emails would be deleted but i'm struggling to see how that could happen given they are ...
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Finder does not show file extensions on iCloud drive

This is on macOS Catalina. Normally, Finder shows in the "List View" and "Column View" file names with extensions. However, files located on certain directories in my "iCloud ...
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Why does iCloud mail badge push notification updating not work

I’m looking for a good reason to move to iCloud from Fastmail but testing out iCloud, I am perplexed why when opening new mail on my iPad for instance, doesn’t update the read badge on the iPhone in ...
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Migrate to a new iCloud plan from current Family Sharing plan [duplicate]

I am currently on a Family Sharing plan (2TB) but need to move to my own plan. On my Mac, when I click on "Add Storage", it prompts me saying that, when I change my storage plan, I will stop ...
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Safari iCloud tab sync leaves a "phantom tab"

Mac (13.1) Safari tab sync popup accurately reflects the tabs on my iPhone (iOS 16.2) BUT always displays (brings back) the same phantom tab I visited a few months ago and haven't revisited. No amount ...
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Apple watch not completely syncing messages [closed]

Messages sync properly (ie if I delete them from one they disappear from the other device) between my iPhone and MacBook, but never seem to be removed from my Watch. iPhone 13, Watch 7, all latest ...
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How can I transfer data from my iPhone 11 Pro to my new iPhone 14 Pro? Why is my backup so large?

Like the title says, I've got a new iPhone 14 Pro and I'm trying to transfer data from my old phone to my new one, but I run into a lot of errors. As far as I know, there's three official ways for me ...
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Does FileVault work if I use iCloud

My question is the following: If I use FileVault, will it only protect the data which is not uploaded to the iCloud, or will files uploaded to the iCloud be encrypted? If all files stored in the ...
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Notes not synced to iPhone

I went to read notes on my iPhone - there were only 28 (using iCloud) My Mac has 35 - those I had added recently are not there. This has always worked in the past. Any idea what is wrong (and how to ...
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Define Apple ID Settings - red bubble, can't access with correct user/password

Sometime ago I started receiving a notification on my Mac Mini M1 (macOS Ventura 13.1). After clicking it, it opens up the Settings app in macOS, and there it shows a red bubble on the "Define ...
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Choose what to sync before turning on iCloud

I want to only sync reminders and notes with iCloud. But when I turn it on, every possible option is enabled already by default. And syncing starts immediately, because the device must be online to ...
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Share everything except cloud storage on family plan

Is there a way to share only specific services to family members? My daughter will fill the cloud storage up quickly with nonsense if I share that. I do want to share TV, Music, and other services.
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How do I add a device to iCloud that was accidentally deleted?

I got some new AirPods. I went to delete the old ones using https://appleId.apple.com. I thought I was deleting my old AirPods but it ended up removing my new AirPods (I think there is a bug with ...
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Message in iOS drafts folder reappearing after deleting

I tried to use my mac.com email address to send my Mom too many photos from my iPhone after Christmas, and the message failed to send. I gave up and sent the photos another way, but that email keeps ...
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What is the authoritative source of "Passwords" in iCloud / Where exactly does the authoritative database live?

I have iCloud "keychain" enabled on both my Mac and my iPhone. However, iPhone "Passwords" did not match my stored passwords in Safari, despite using Keychain cloud sync. I have ...

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