Questions tagged [icloud]

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

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Recover photos from iCloud

I bought a new iPhone X, and I did a restore from backup in order to get all my photos from my old iPhone 7. When I check in my new iPhone if the back up was done, because of lack of Internet, it ...
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How to change language of an existing Pages for iCloud document?

I have document that was created in Pages for Mac with the correct spelling/language (not English) settings for each paragraph. However, when I now try to edit this document using Pages for iCloud the ...
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Command line utility for browsing Apple's Photos.app database like a filesystem

Is there a command line utility to allow browsing and editing photos in the Apple's Photos.app database like you would browse a file system? The Photos app is really terrible when trying to perform ...
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Able to receive but unable to send emails on macOS Mojave from any account using any app

I have a 2018 15" MacBook Pro running macOS Mojave 10.14.2. I am unable to send emails from any account (be it Yahoo, Hotmail, AOL or others) using any app (tried the default Mail app, Canary Mail, ...
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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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Always keep a local copy of some folders in the iCloud synced files

I keep almost everything synced with my iCloud drive. It removes from local storage the things I rarely use and I love the feature, however, there are a few folders which I would like to keep synced ...
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Access iCloud key-value storage on my device

I’m interested in seeing what type of information apps on my iPhone & Mac are storing in key value storage. I tried downloading my iCloud data from privacy.apple.com but was not able to find any ...
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How can I get CarPlay to work with my 50 000 songs iCloud library

I just bought Sony XAV-AX200 to use with my iPhone 7 plus in a 2007 Volkswagen Golf (Rabbit). Now it seams that CarPlay can’t deal with my 50 000 song iCloud music library. It takes 5 minutes to ...
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Increase Spam filter Apple Mail

About 60% of all emails I receive through Apple Mail are spam. This email account is an address I am receiving the spam is under a year old(although the mac.com apple account I have had almost 17 ...
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Automatically dismiss/prevent notifications for reminders that were already completed on another device?

I have a reminder that is repeated daily. I use three different Apple devices (work mac, home mac, phone) with the same iCloud account. When I complete the reminder on device 1, Apple still shows me ...
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Apple TV as home hub with personal iCloud

I want to setup our living room Apple TV as homehub, however according to instructions I need to sign in with the same iCloud account as the one I use in my iPhone. If I leave my iCloud account signed ...
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Transfer google contact photos to iCloud

I recently switched from an Android to an iPhone. In the Messages app, it only displays the contact's initials, rather than their picture. Is there a way to transfer these pictures from google into ...
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'Screen Time' fails to report children's usage correctly due to an extra, non-existence device

The Screen Time function is supposed to be able to report children's usage to their guardians. However it fails to report a correct figure for my situation. Here is the main screen time for my kid '...
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iPad screen record video downloaded from icloud: audio not playing

I screen recorded my iPad 2018 in form of a video with the microphone on so that my voice can be recorded. The video capture went well and I can see and listen to the video. I then downloaded this ...
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Can I “put” an open tab/page on my iPhone from my Mac?

I recently, stupidly, deleted all my Safari data on my iPhone and in the process lost all my open tabs (191 in total, yes, that's how I do things). Anyway, I managed to get to my Mac before it ...
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How to delete GameCenter and iCloud from Internet Accounts using the Terminal?

Running Sierra 10.12.6 without administrator privileges, the system has some problem with my iCloud profile. Whenever accessing anything remotely related to it, the respective app beachballs ...
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Is there any way to make Universal Clipboard in High Sierra reliable?

I just don't find it reliable. Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't. I have a MacBook Pro (mid-2015), an iPad Air 2, and an iPhone XS. I've tried logging all of them out of the same iCloud account,...
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Messages asks for two factor authentication in iCloud settings

I updated to iOS 12 on my iphone SE and didn't like what it was doing so I reverted to iOS 11. Now my wifi iPad, also iOS 11 won't sync messages and in iCloud settings if I try to slide Messages on it ...
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How can I access call history that no longer shows up on my phone?

I understand that the call log on the iPhone only holds 100 calls.I missed a call a few weeks ago and I know the approximate date and time I received it. Scrolling through the call log on the iPhone I ...
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Restore Camera Roll to original state before iCloud Photo Library

I turned on iCloud Photo Library and used the "Download & Keep Original" setting. When I originally turned this on I was only intending to upload images and save them but not download my library ...
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macOS Mojave - cannot capture avatar for iCloud account via Camera on MacBook Pro

I found two issues after installation macOS Mojave. I have final 10.14 version. 1.I cannot take a picture for iCloud avatar using my buiit-in camera - black screen where it could show camera output (...
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How to confirm iOS device has uploaded/synced all photos+videos to iCloud Photo Library?

How do I confirm an iOS device has uploaded/synced all photos+videos to iCloud Photo Library? Details I have yet to find a way to determine explicit status of the iCloud upload/backup/sync similarly ...
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Does Photos upload have builtin throttling?

I have Photos creating a shared album. It seems to upload five or six photos, wait ten to fifteen minutes, then upload some more. Judging by web search results, this is new behavior (or limited to ...
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Are there negative consequences to using Lost Mode on ipad repeatedly?

My partner sometimes gets excessively distracted by games on their iPad and asks me to hide it from them for a day or two, until they ask for it back. I'm going to be out of the country for a while, ...
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Permissions keep changing on Desktop

I am running a Apache2 on my MBP on macOS 10.13.6. I setup everything well, and it works when going to localhost/~user. In my ~/Sites folder, I have a symbolic link to a folder on my Desktop with my ...
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Why don’t my playlists transfer over iCloud?

I use Apple Music and I have an iPhone on which I’ve made several iTunes playlists. I recently got a MacBook Pro and attempted to transfer the playlists from my iPhone to my MacBook Pro by connecting ...
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Apple music playlists when removed from family sharing

Can a person leave a family sharing plan that includes apple music and retain the music and playlists on their phone to transfer to their new account?
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Unable to change Apple ID email

I am trying to change the email address associated with my Apple ID. However, whenever I try, I get an error message: This email address is not available. Choose a different address. How do I ...
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How to save iPhone Messages photos and videos and create free space?

We have an iPhone that has run out of space. Most of the space is taken by Messages. We don't want to delete all those old photos and videos. We'd like to save them to our Photos app. The latest ...
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Disable iCloud Photo Library on iOS device and keeping all photos and videos

Somehow iCloud Photo Library was turned on unintentionally and I would like to disable iCloud Photo Library on my iOS device but retain all photos and videos on my iOS device in it's full resolution. ...
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iCloud Drive is showing me I have more space left even though I have gone over the limit

I'm subscribed to iCloud 200GB plan. However, somehow my iCloud Drive contains 260GB+. Moreover, Finder and iCloud Preference Pane both tell me that I have 22GB free space left. Right now I'm setting ...
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Unnecessary iCloud sync after Time Machine restore

I replaced an iMac 2009 HDD with an SSD, and restored from a Time Machine backup. All went well - I log in as before and see my files. But now I see iCloud is syncing - uploading and downloading many ...
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Rotated images show up with wrong date in Photos/iCloud

I had photos from an old iPhone that I copied to my Windows 10 PC. The orientation of all photos was set to landscape (horizontal). Using Windows Photo Viewer I manually changed some to portrait (...
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How are MacOS Terminal settings backed up in iCloud?

I wonder if anyone has managed to find out any Apple documentation that details how macOS terminal settings are stored in iCloud and then propagate across new machines as soon as you sign into iCloud. ...
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iPhone - Remote erase and reset

I bought a broken iPhone SE (bad battery, unlocked with no screen) from the original owner who claims it still works. I installed its motherboard into another iPhone SE and it does work but is locked ...
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Unread Messages badge on iPad

I have a badge with two unread messages in the Messages.app on my iPad. Messages in iCloud is setup on all my devices. This two unread messages don’t show up on any of my other devices. I also can’t ...
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Why do I need iCloud Music if I sync to Touch

I have a large music library in iTunes on PC, which contains music I have purchased from Apple and music I added to my library from physical CDs. I have an iPod Touch and access to Apple Music. When ...
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Create an index of PDF files selectable from icloud

I have a group of around 50 PDF files with related stuff. My goal is to have a select list so I can open the relevant one without scrolling through a list of file names. This was easy enough on ...
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icloud username an password forgot for iphone 6

How do I recover my user name an password for I cloud for I phone 6? I know my apple Id an password.
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Can you add more than one iMovie Theater account to an Apple TV?

I have a 3rd generation Apple TV and typically have the iCloud account set to mine. However, another member of my family is starting to use iMovie Theater and their videos do not appear on the Apple ...
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Can a website create and/or update Apple Subscription Calendar?

I am making a website for scheduling work and off-days (for about 30 employees and managers) and I would like to make it so that the website imports their work times into their Apple Calendar. Is ...
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iBooks couldn't connect to the iBooks Store

I just set up a new iPad with a clean install and logged into iCloud and tapped 'Use iCloud' when starting iBooks. When I try to download a previously downloaded book from the 'My Books' tab in iBooks ...
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High Sierra Insisting on iCloud for File Sharing

I have two computers (iMac, MacBook Pro). I am the sole user of both, and I am logged into the same iCloud account on both. Both run High Sierra. I used to be able to connect from MacBook to iMac via ...
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Resync iCloud photo library and stream

I have an iPhone and an iPad where I sync my photos and videos on iCloud with the photo library. Now I have deactivated the photo library on my iPad because I created some videos that exceeded the 5GB ...
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block list across devices using different appleid

I understand if I block someone on one device, the person will also blocked on my other devices. I always believed this is done through iCloud, but something weird happened. I use different apple id ...
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Does iCloud Drive sync with High Sierra, iOS 11 and iOS 9?

I have a MacBook Pro running High Sierra, an iPhone 7 running iOS 11 and an original iPad mini running iOS 9. The files sync between my Mac and iPhone and also show up on the iCloud website. I cannot ...
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iCloud Keychain not syncing to Mac

I've been using iCloud for many services such as Notes, Reminders, iCloud Drive and Keychain for a long time withh my Mac, iPhone and iPad. A few weeks ago, I've noticed that new passwords have not ...
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Can't find “Download and keep originals”

I want to download the photos from my iCloud to my iPhone se, iOS 10. This is the message I got from apple: "To download your photos and videos to an iPhone, iPad or iPod touch with iOS 8 or later: ...
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How to share a Pages document between macOS High Sierra & OSX El Capitan without going to iCloud on the browser?

I'm running macOS High Sierra. My wife is on a computer that only supports OS X El Capitan. She writes a document on Pages. How does she collaborate with me, or I with her, so that neither of us are ...
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iPhone 6 (IOS 11) Picture library storage wont go down

So for a while now I've had little to no space on my phone because of my picture library, I couldn't even back it up. So today i decided to delete upwards of 700 photos and 70 videos. After deleting ...