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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 a 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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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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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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Does Apple save a (hashed) version of my device passwords?

As earlier described in this question, I was asked today by my iPad to enter the user account password of my MacBook, and my MacBook later asked me to provide the passcode of my iPad. I'm specifically ...
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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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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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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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“Your full-resolution photos and videos stored in iCloud may not fit on this Mac.” even with 45 GB of free space on internal SSD

Somehow I accidentally activated iCloud Photo Library and about 5 GB of my photos now reside there. Since I use other cloud services for my photos, I wish to take these off iCloud. macOS Photos, ...
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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 ...
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What's the meaning of the exclamation point in the triangle next to my Calendars?

System details: OSX 10.11.6 (15G1212) Calendar Version 8.0 (2092.3) I have a few Calendar subscriptions shared between my Mac and iPhone, including a few shared with multiple people. I noticed that ...
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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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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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Photo album of the full-resolution photos shared through iCloud Photo Sharing?

The photos that are shared through iCloud Photo Sharing shared albums are typically favorites, for example the best photos that you wanted to share with family over the course of several years. Over ...
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Missing reminders

After upgrading all my devices I have the following situation regarding iCloud reminders: Reminders are correctly synced among macs (Catalina). I can add reminders, mark them as completed and the ...
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What's easiest way to share/collate fullres photos with family in 2019?

My wife and I both take pictures on our iPhones. We have our own iCloud accounts. Sometimes we want to make albums of pictures selected from both our accounts. What is the easiest way to share high ...
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Notes taken on iPad occur blurry on mac

I have taken a handwritten note using my Apple pencil. I sync the notes via iCloud. Some of the notes appear not full-width in Notes on Mac; rather, they are displayed very small and blurry. The ...
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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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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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Unrecognized friends in Game Center?

By chance, I opened my Game Center account settings ("Internet Accounts" on Mac System Preferences, "Game Center" in iOS Settings) and noticed I have 25 "friends" that I don't recall ever adding. They ...
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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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iCloud Drive is always uploading and using resources

My device is MacBook Pro 15" (mid 2017), macOS 10.14.3 with iCloud storage optimisation turned on and Desktop and Documents folders stored in iCloud. Recently I noticed bird and cloudd processes ...
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macOS Two-factor authentication Apple ID limit

From the Apple Support document, Two-factor authentication for Apple ID Two-factor authentication is available to iCloud and iTunes users with at least one device that's using the latest iOS or ...
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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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How to speed up Apple Photos Faces Scan?

I am in the process of converting from Google Photos to Apple Photos. This is what I have done : Downloaded all Google Photos with gdrive Imported all photos on my macbookpro to Apple Photos 20k ...
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iCloud - Recovering Data from Incomplete Backup (iOS 11)

I got a new iPhone and gave my old phone during the trade in, but I was unable to backup my old one completely. A similar question has been asked which doesn't apply in my case, as I don't have the ...
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iCloud Photos stopped uploading on Windows

iCloud Photos for Windows has uploaded more than 25K items, but is now stuck on about 7K items for almost 4 weeks. I tried disabling and re-enabling Photos sync, restarted, deleted the settings of ...
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EXC_RESOURCE -> photoanalysisd[815] exceeded mem limit: ActiveHard 130 MB (fatal)

On iOS 11.4.1 my iCloud Photos Library of ~60k photos never finishes generating the faces album. The device logs show that photoanalysisd is being killed by the kernel for memory violation after only ...
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EXIF-Metadata not managed correctly in iCloud Photos => Wrong Date & GPS Groupings

I have uploaded ca. 2500 pictures from my PC to the iCloud using icloud.com interface. However, iCloud doesn't seem to be using the EXIF-Metadata in the picture files. I have confirmed the EXIF-...
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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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iPhone keeps asking for iCloud password (almost everyday)

I've seen a few similar posts, but they are quite old, and the problem I have is not exactly the same, so here it is: For a few months (and probably after I upgraded to iOS 11, although I don't ...
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How do I separate my email and my husbands emails from a shared iCloud account?

Back in 2007 when we first started an iCloud account, my husband and I used the same one. As a result, our emails all come into the same INBOX, but we each have our own email address with a mac.com ...
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iCloud login fails with correct password

The iCloud system preferences on a MacBook continues to display "enter your password to continue using iCloud" even when the password is entered correctly and verified working with an iPhone and ...
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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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Can I hotlink to a photo in an album in iCloud?

Can I hotlink to a photo in an album in iCloud? I need to insert the direct URLs into spreadsheets.

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