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

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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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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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Limit iCloud Photo Library space usage on iPhone

Is there anyway limiting the amount of space iCloud Photo Library uses? It seems to use as much space as is available on my iPhone l I really like having the HQ pics on my Mac and I like how it's ...
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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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10.9 Contacts.app doesn’t sync one contacts card with iCloud

Contacts.app in 10.9 says "Some server contacts could not be copied to this address book." iCloud.com shows 499 contacts iOS shows 499 contacts 10.9 shows 498 contacts is there a way to fix this or ...
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iCloud storage showing data for Pages but no documents are saved - what is it?

In my iCloud storage it says that just over 100kb are being used by Pages. I used to use Pages a while back but never saved anything to iCloud drive. On checking iCloud drive there were no documents ...
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Restored old iPhone 7 to use for music. But I'm stuck on the initial setup. How can I get past this?

As the title mentions. I'm stuck. I factory reset my wife's old iPhone 7 and can't get it reactivated. It was one of the models with the faulty simcard slots therefore that no longer works. When ...
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backup MacOS documents that are on icloud

I have activated my mac documents and desktop syncing to icloud drive. Now I noticed that I can't find version history for my files anywhere, including on my Time Machine backup. Is there any ...
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Spotlight search of iCloud folder on Catalina is slow - is this normal? What can I do to improve?

Here are the details of my issue: Since I'm in an all-Apple ecosystem, I've switched to using the iCloud folders as my "general" sync tool (vs FreeFileSync, which I pay the premium for and use when ...
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Delete iCloud account from mac when the iCloud account doesn't exist anymore?

I recently deleted my iCloud account and while doing so forgot to remove it from my iMac first. Now, I get persistent notifications on my mac saying to "fix it", but in order to fix it, I have to ...
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Can't change AppleID for iCloud

I have an iPhone5C (running iOS10.3.3 - the latest it supports). I normally use this as a second phone while travelling. I wanted to let my wife use this on a trip, and login to her AppleID for ...
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Account Limit Reached

I've got two computers - both using Mac Mojave and I got this error when I try to login to my apple account. On first computer, I created apple ID, and tried to login on the second computer.
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How to move my files to iCloud drive without using my local disk space?

I have a Mac running Mojave and got into a situation where I don't know how to solve: My 512Gb SSD disk is divided into 2 partitions (200Gb and 300Gb each): The first partition is where the OS ...
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iCloud Photos not in sync with Mac

I am using macOS Catalina 10.15.1, after switching on iCloud Photos, now I got about 14975 photos and the syncing has stopped. However, my Mac Photos has 27380 photos. If trying to switch off iCloud ...
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iCloud Sync not working with almost all services in Mojave (Greyed Out)

Came into work this morning and started getting errors on a couple apps I have synced my iCloud, such as Notability and SnippetLab. They said that sync had been turned off. None of my notes or ...
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How can I manually sync local files to icloud?

For some reasons my local files are not sync'd to the icloud drive. I am still trying to figure out the root cause. The icloud sync seems to have been stopped sometimes in Sep this year. All newer ...
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Restore missing Reminders items after macOS Catalina

My Reminders lists and items are completely messed up after using macOS Catalina's upgrade helper. Completed items from a year ago are popping back (some from 2018) Move items are moved back to the ...
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iCloud reminders (web site) - missing features?

This Apple KB article implies that one can create new reminders lists, edit details of reminders set as alert time, change folders of reminders, etc. https://support.apple.com/kb/PH12088?locale=en_US ...
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Cannot delete {Documents, Desktop} folders from iCloud Drive

NOTE: Please don't simply link me to an existing similar question unless it offers an approach I haven't tried. I have researched thoroughly, and spent several hours on this. My iCloud Drive is full. ...
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iPhone 6 and iCloud contacts reverted back to an old list

I recently noticed my contacts seem to have reverted back to what they were several years ago. I've lost contacts I added within the last year or so and old contacts I deleted years ago have made a ...
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How to backup iCloud only files?

How can I securely backup files, which are purged from the local harddrive due to the Optimize-Storage feature in macOS? They are NOT backed up in Timemachine They are NOT backed up with CCC (see ...
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Can a firm with encryption keys decrypt iCloud keychain data of Chinese users?

Apple has already given all data of Chinese iCloud users to Guizhou on the Cloud Big Data Industrial Development Co., Ltd., (GCBD), as well as their encryption keys, which means it can decrypt these ...
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Is it possible to get notifications when files/folders are accessed from my iCloud Drive?

I think my housemate may be accessing my iCloud Drive from my MacBook when I'm not at home. Is there any way to enable notifications on my phone when someone accesses a folder on my iCloud drive?
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Use OneDrive and iCloud Drive to back up the same source

I have OneDrive on my Mac because I want to have full interaction and integration with Office 365. The downside to this is that anything backed up into OneDrive will not back up into iCloud. Is there ...
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iCloud will not download onto IMac

I have several Apple devices and all are connected to the iCloud. My iMac however will not download any files from the cloud, it is an empty file! I have done the following. Signed out and back into ...
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Can App Folders be moved inside iCloud Drive without disruption to their services?

My iCloud Drive root folder is increasingly chaotic, with all my personal files and manually created folders mixed with all the automatically-created app folders — such as Sketch, TextEdit, Shortcuts, ...
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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, ...
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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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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 (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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Problem setting modified date for iCloud directories

I wrote a shell script to change the modification date (using touch) of a set of directories to be the same as the date of the most recently modified file in the directory. (To make it easier to sort ...
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iOS 12.1.4 : Lost keychain passwords after signing out from Apple ID

I have an iPhone 7 running iOS 12.1.4. Today, I just randomly signed out from my Apple ID. Then I again signed in using my Apple ID and received all my pictures and videos back from iCloud. But I lost ...
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I use Chrome as my default browser on Mac, but use Safari exclusively on iPhone - How can I keep bookmarks in sync?

So as per the title, I use Chrome on my mac but Safari on my iOS devices. I'm struggling to find a way to sync the bookmarks I add on my Mac computer to Safari as a whole, previously it seemed as ...
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iCloud files on the iPad 'undownload' after being unused for a while

I have an iPad Pro running iOS 12.2. I manage my files through the Files manager available (mostly PDFs). After a period of non-use, the local copies get removed and a cloud sign appears. The ...
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Keychain does not sync all Keychain items across devices

The Keychain application on my Macbook only syncs the "iCloud Keychain" items with my other Apple devices, which I guess is somewhat the point of "iCloud Keychain", specifically the passwords that are ...
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New Apple ID and iCloud

I created a new Apple ID on my Mac mini, but the "photos" preference, when checked asks for a password to the old account. I can’t see where to enter my new Apple ID. Since I don't remember the old ...
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How do I backup my mac with Optimize Mac Storage

How can I backup my Mac when I have Optimize Mac Storage turned on? Backblaze, Arq, and CCC all won't follow the offline file links. But I want a complete copy of my Mac backed up. The iCloud copy ...
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Can I configure my Mac to store documents and pictures on iCloud only

I am using the latest macOS Mojave, and I have a Mac which only has 250 GB of storage space. Due to the nature of my work, I need as much of this space available at all times. I will sporadically ...
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Can't sign into iCloud on my Mac and Mac App Store, but have no trouble signing in using browsers

My @icloud.com is used in various browsers and devices. I tried to install updates on Mac App Store but it prompted I have the wrong password. Then I used my phone to reset the password. After ...
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Remove non-existent devices from “Calls on Other Devices” on iOS?

On my iPhone 8 running iOS 12.1, under: "Settings / Cellular / Calls on Other Devices", "Settings / Phone / Calls on Other Devices", "Settings / Messages / Text Message Forwarding"… …I see two ...
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iPhone X (unlike my old iPhone 6s+) photos not synced to Win7

I use iCloud software for Windows 7 (with the latest update). GOOD: My old iPhone 6s+ photos are all downloaded to iCloud PC app. PROBLEM: New iPhoneX (iOS 12.0.1) pics do not sync (few thousand of ...
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How do you save files locally to a Mac while having iCloud backup enabled?

I'm attempting to clean up a iCloud account a little bit; it's on the free tier and it's full of photos. I assumed I could copy-paste the photos on the Macbook from the synced iCloud directory to a ...
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What is the best way to manage trusted device for multiple Apple accounts?

Apple Developer website requires the account to have a trusted device. I'm using personal iCloud account associated with all my Apple devices but the Apple Developer account belongs to the company. I ...

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