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Questions tagged [icloud]

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

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Why does my mac not have free space even after I delete files?

Today I want to install Catalina but it requires 17 GB of disk space, and I only have 8 GB. So I started to delete files but only found out that the disk space was unchanged or even shrinked more ...
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How to delete folders in my local iCloud Drive folder

In my local iCloud Drive folder I have a lot of unused folders from old iPhone apps. But I am not able to delete these folders. Even rm -rf does not delete the folders. The folder is in: ~/Library/...
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How to revert single iCloud calendar event edits/deletions?

I have accidentally deleted an event from a shared iCloud calendar. Is there a way to restore it? I don't want to restore the whole calendar from an earlier backup. Some new events have been added ...
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Can I know approximately when the uploading to iCloud is finished?

I deleted a few files on iCould and now Finder is showing the following on the bottom of the window. Uploading 180 items (25.36 GB of 25.36 GB). However, even after I have waited for hours, it ...
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Is it safe to delete iCloud cache directory?

It is safe to delete the following directory? /Users/me/Library/Containers/com.apple.icloud.drive.fileprovider/Data/Library/Application Support/iCloudDrive/account-XXXXXXXXXX/session/cache/unlink ...
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How can I trust a computer browser I untrusted for iCloud.com?

I clicked "Do not trust" when signing into iCloud in Safari in my Mac. How can I trust the browser now? so I won't be prompted for the two-factor code any more. Note: I guess If I click "Sign out of ...
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Let a friend/child try a game on iOS?

Is there currently (iOS 12) any way to let a friend or child try a game on an iOS device, starting from the tutorial, without losing my own progress?
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Account icloud.com is ok but cant login to my mac book pro

the case is that: i can login on http://icloud.com with my user and password. but when i try to connect the iCloud with my mac book pro is saying EDITED: it was working just 3 days before. now ...
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WhatsApp iCloud backup stuck at 0% and just won't move

Last successful backup of WhatsApp to iCloud was on 10th April 2019, since then the process keeps hanging. My iCloud is as good as unused, it has 4.5 GB/5 GB available, so I doubt space is the issue. ...
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iCloud sign into new device triggers notification or email?

If I sign into someone else's icloud from a device that they have never signed into it from, will they get a notification or a email?
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What could cause iCloud Drive to refuse to sync Desktop & Documents?

After a sort of manual system restore in which I copied my ~/Library/ from my now-dead 2017 MacBook Pro's BackBlaze to a 2019 MacBook Pro, pretty much all my software has nicely restored its settings, ...
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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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No Flagged email folder on iCloud browser?

Is it just me, or is there no Flagged folder on the browser version of the iCloud client?
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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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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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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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Re-upgrade to macOS Mojave (esp. parts relating to iCloud) without loosing data, etc

So my iCloud setup is brokenly, apparently because an incomplete macOS Mojave upgrade (from High Sierra). How can I "re-upgrade" to (reinstall) Mojave without loosing my existing data (e.g. in /Users/)...
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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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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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“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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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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I don't want to use iMessage on an iOS 11 phone. How do I turn it off?

How do I turn it off? When I sent to Settings, Messages and turned off iMessages. But then I am unable to SMS people with iPhones. Error dialog pops up: iMessage needs to be enabled to send this ...
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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 storage full: “Not Enough Storage”. Backups exceed 5GB

Just like everyone else, I get the notification that my iCloud is full and no backup can be made. iOS gives me the suggestion to upgrade my storage on my iCloud account. Because I only want to store ...
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iCloud for Automator and services

Since Mavericks, Automator is now able to store services (.workflow) in iCloud. The problem is that services are not available in the Services menu or contextual menu (right-click) when I store them ...
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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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iBooks not syncing/uploading to icloud

I'm using iBooks 1.7 on macOS Sierra (but have had this issue since iCloud syncing via iBooks has been available). Books added via file > Add To Library are not being synced across my devices. I ...
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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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Where does Ulysses store its local content?

I'd like to backup my local content with my own scripts. But I'm not familiar about how OSX apps works. So I can't find where does Ulysses stores its local content. Or generally, where usually does ...
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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 ...