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

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Completely uninstall iOS App and all associated data

Background I am the server side developer working on an API for an IOS app. From time to time as we are in development (when we have big database changes) we reset our server. This process clears all ...
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Why can't I disable iCloud keychain on my MacBook?

Running macOS 10.12.6. I'd like to keep this machine connected to iCloud calendars but prevent it from having a copy of my keychain. Update: Someone suggested I go into iCloud > account details and ...
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Podcast syncing via iCloud: Mark episodes as played/watched

I use iCloud to sync my podcast subscriptions across multiple devices (Macs, iPhone, Apple TV), and generally, it works: All my feeds and stations appear on all the devices. Also, the play position ...
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Unable to join Photo Stream on OS X 10.8.5

I received an email invitation to join a Photo Stream. When I clicked on the "Join this Photo Stream" link on my MacBook Pro, I was taken to a page with the following message: Photo Stream ...
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Is there an iCloud equivalent to Google's Inactive Account Manager?

Google has an Inactive Account Manager that allows you to specify people who will be given access to your account if you do not log in after a set amount of time. For instance, I have it set up so ...
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Location based homekit automation is not triggering

I use and AppleTV4K on ios 11.1 and an iPhone7 with ios 11.1. I have an automation set up that automatically turns on some hue lights when I come home. For some reason, this never seems to be ...
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Inviting people who have shared calendars with me only allows the first person to accept

The summary is this... if people share their calendars with me and I invite them to a meeting, then only the first person to accept the invite gets in... the rest appear to decline the invite. Here's ...
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Stop Mail from keeping sent drafts?

I use iCloud and I like Mail to save my drafts on the server. But I have no desire to keep them as drafts after they are sent. But Mail keeps the drafts and I have to manually delete them. I don'...
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Is it possible to throttle the iCloud photostream sync in OS X?

I have a large iCloud photo library. Once in a blue moon my iMac running Yosemite decides to forget all about the synced libraries, and I have to re-enable the iCloud streams. However, my little DSL ...
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What happens after a stolen Mac was remotely wiped?

A Macbook Air was stolen from us last month and we immediately activated "Find my Mac" and a few minutes later we requested it to be wiped (through iCloud). Today, 1 month later, we received an email ...
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Safari iCloud tabs don't sync between macOS and iOS. How do I debug this?

The problem is, history DOES sync, but tabs don't. There was a period where a stale list of tabs did show up, both on my iPhone and on my MacBook, but that didn't update. After toggling the safari ...
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Is the a CLI way to download all photos from a Photos.app iCloud shared album?

Is there a way from the CLI on MacOS or Linux to download all the photos from a shared photo album (an album shared with me from another iCloud user, that shows up the shared tab on iOS or under the ...
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How to increase iCloud document upload of many small files

Background So I got a new mac and decided to use iCloud to backup most of my "important" stuff, especially since I use two macs right now until I get all of the converters needed etc. I'm a web ...
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Found iclouddnsbypass.com pop-up when connected to personal hotspot

Today I'm trying to connect to my personal hotspot but a iclouddnsbypass.com pop-up appeared, the device is connected to WiFi but no internet connection. My question is what is iclouddnsbypass.com ...
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What happens to existing face tags in Photos once iOS 10 and macOS Sierra drop?

I spent a lot of time organising Faces in Photos.app. I use the iCloud Photo Library, so the library in OSX and iOS was one and the same, and you could even search for people's names from the iOS ...
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Backup iCloud Keychain

I recently encountered an issue where a very important (and non-resettable) password was deleted from my iCloud Keychain. All of my OSX-based keychains are backed up via Time Machine, but I realized ...
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Turn on Do Not Disturb mode on all devices from one device

Has anyone found a way to turn on Do Not Disturb mode for every device from one. Often times when I'm trying to work and people won't shut up I turn on DND mode on my MBP but then my iPhone will ...
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How does FileVault 2 recovery key stored in iCloud work?

When requested during the full disk encryption process, one option is to store the recovery key in your iCloud account. I stored mine in iCloud, but frankly I'm confused as when I look at the drive ...
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How do I reset iCloud podcasts syncing?

So, since I updated iTunes to version 11.1, my podcasts library went a little crazy. Some episodes were deleted from my Mac and all episodes are now marked with the little blue pin (saying they're ...
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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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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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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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iCloud backup vs. your own

I had a mini crisis today after deleting some files by mistake. I have excellent Time Machine Backup to a local file server and have a history going back for a long time, and fine grained. However, ...
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Is there a way to automate logging in to multiple user accounts?

I have a mac mini that I'm using as a home server. I have two accounts on the computer which are both set to download full resolution photos and to download all iCloud (Desktop and Documents) ...
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Is it possible to have two different WhatsApp backups in the same iCloud account

Currently I have WhatsApp backuped in my iCloud account. I want to change my phone number, not the iCloud account too. Still, I want to keep this backup. Is it possible to have in the same iCloud ...
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How to play videos using original dimensions on iPad?

I have a number of mp4 videos with poor resolution and/or small dimensions (dimensions: 320 x 240) that I wish to play on my iPad (running iOS 10.3.3). When viewing the videos that have small ...
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Local Items keychain: How to get rid of it?

How do I make macOS not use iCloud Keychain (or its sync area, Local Items, while iCloud KC is turned off)? Details: For various reasons, I don’t want to use iCloud Keychain. This seems to have ...
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Lost all my baby photos when oldest son turned off family sharing, please help!

My account is the master for family sharing. I’m missing important photos and want to find them of possible. My son has turned off family sharing on his ipad air 1 approx few months ago. I only ...
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Search iCloud keychain for all accounts that use a specific password

I used one of those services that scans the internet for compromised passwords, and some passwords I recognized came up, and some that I didn't. In any case, I want to search my keychain for all ...
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Photos.app Very Slow at Consolidating

I've had a referenced library of photos in Aperture for years, but after moving to Photos (2.0 on Sierra), I wanted to consolidate them so they could be on iCloud Photo Library along with the photos I ...
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How to restore my Mac Safari bookmarks and history after iCloud sync?

I have various Safari bookmarks on my iPhone. I got a new Mac laptop, and when I enabled iCloud on the Mac, all the bookmarks and history from my iPhone were copied over to my Mac. I did NOT want that....
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How to avoid redundant iCloud photo upload from iPhone when the same photos have been uploaded from Mac?

I have iCloud Photo Library enabled on Mac as well as iPhone so all my photos remain synced. Yesterday I imported a bunch of photos (~200) from iPhone to Mac with Photos app import feature. Then I ...
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AppleID account sign in VirtualBox

I managed to install El Capitan (not Sierra) in Virtual Box on my MBP running Sierra. Looks fine on the first view. One major problem is that I can not sign up with my own Apple (or any other test) ID ...
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Are signatures in Preview shared over iCloud?

In Preview on both my iMac and MacBook I can annotate a PDF with my signature, which I find useful. I remember setting this up on my iMac, prior to doing a clean install of macOS, but not on my much ...
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Wipe an entire iCloud Photo Library using Windows

Old Method: Click 'Select Photos' at the top Select the very first photo Scroll all the way to the bottom Hold the Shift key and click the last photo (this will select everything in between) Click '...
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iCloud: Remove files from a device without deleting them in the cloud

I've got iCloud for a few months. Have to say that I've already started to appreciate it. But there's one thing which isn't clear too me. I've loaded a lot of education videos which where orginally ...
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broken photos in iCloud Photos - can I delete everything?

I've messed up something in iCloud Photos. I have placeholders for photos going back through time to my very first digital photos (2002!), but they are only placeholders. When I click on the photos, ...
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Does iOS iCloud Drive Files get deleted from the device to free space?

I'm using Just Press Record on iOS 10.11.1. Since it records audio and keeps a synchronized transcription of the recordings, I'd like to keep all my recordings there. The app keeps the files in its ...
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Persistently being signed out of iCloud across all devices

For a week now, I'll get a notification at least once a day, if not more, telling me that I am to sign back into iCloud. I then have to go across all my devices and enter the password. Every so often ...
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Back-up restoration via iCloud for WhatsApp's stuck

I have just re-downloaded Whatsapp and wanted to restore the chats that I have backed up. However, this occurs: It has been stuck at 99% for the whole evening. I have tried following the guide ...
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How does Google Photos work with Apple Photos?

I have my photos in Apple Photos (both on iOS and my Mac), synced with iCloud, and I'd like to keep things that way, but I'd also like to have all my photos available in Google Photos at the same time,...
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Can't enable iCloud Desktop Documents Sync in Sierra

Every time I try to enable iCloud Desktop and Documents Sync it spins the spinner for a while and it looks like the setting is enabled, but as soon as I reopen settings it is deselected. Console ...
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Is there a way to throttle nsurlsessiond/cloudd?

I have been looking for a way to permanently throttle these two processes. By default, they are all or nothing processes killing my network connection unless I manually "pause uploads" for iPhotos (...
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iCloud stuck on 'uploading 311 items'

I'm running an iPhone 6S Plus on iOS 9.0.1 and am having problem syncing all of my photos with iCloud - it's been stuck for almost a week now and won't upload any more photos, even though I have ...
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How would one restore iCloud Drive documents from a local backup?

Unfortunately, I had to suddenly replace a lost MacBook. It has about 200GB of documents (almost anything that matters) in iCloud Drive. Open new MacBook Full Time Machine restore via Migration ...
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Is there a way to pause and continue iCloud Photo syncing from command line?

Uploading about 600GB of photos to iCloud Photos over a 300KB uplink takes weeks but also creates network congestion that destroys any download bandwidth. The only obvious way to control it is to ...
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Manually Sync iCloud Drive on OS X 10.10 Yosemite

Is it possible to manually update the iCloud Drive folder on OS X? Sometimes the folder does not update for ~10-20 minutes after establishing a good internet connection, so I'm hoping that there is a ...
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How to upload photo library (of photos not taken with this iPad) from iPad to iCloud or Google Photos

I have an old iPad that has about 8,000 photos on it, most of them not taken with this iPad, but rather synced from a Mac at a time when iPhoto on Mac was still a thing (before Photos.app and before ...
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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 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, ...