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

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upload pics from Mac OSX 10.9.5 to icloud

I'm trying to upload pics from my mac to icloud. I have OSX 10.9.5 to icloud and can't download any newer software because it's an old computer. Any help will be greatly appreciated. Thank you
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My Notes App Disappeared

I am using an iPhone 7+ and noticed my Notes application is missing this morning! I keep stuff in there I have trouble remembering so I always save it to my iPhone and iCloud when I add something to ...
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How to stop folder save location suggestion in ipadOS - Save to Files?

Attempting to save a file to icloud drive via the Save to Files option. On save to files option, I get presented with a small box in the middle of the screen. It takes me to a folder, presumably apple ...
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Can `diskutil cs deleteVolume` be undone?

I've by accident executed diskutil cs deleteVolume on the wrong, encrypted drive. According to the manual, this will lead to data loss, but how bad is it? It surely didn't overwrite the whole disk. ...
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Can't find Apple Music Icloud in settings. (Can't Download Music) FIXED

I have searched for answers on how to download music from our apple computers without the apple icloud setting being in our iphone settings. Sadly no ones provided answers on how to make it re-appear ...
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How can I force a folder and the contents to be downloaded locally and not uploaded to the iCloud?

I am trying to store a folder locally on my Macbook pro. I am running Catalina 10.14.4. Once I download the videos, they eventually all upload to the cloud and I have to redownload them. I am about to ...
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iCloud sign-in asks for password of MacBook that's running my Fusion VM of OSX 10.11, then rejects the correct password. Fix?

I am the original owner of a mid-2012 MacBook Pro, which is currently running 10.14.6. On it I am running VMware Fusion 11.5.5. I created a VM of OSX 10.11 El Capitan so I could help a relative who ...
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This email address is not available. Choose a different address [duplicate]

I just reset my password and now trying to sign in w/ my email address, however can't pass "verification of your email address" step: After entering verification code (got it through email), ...
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Should important files in iCloud also be backed up elsewhere?

It is commonly accepted that any files stored on a personal external hard drive should also be backed up elsewhere (in at least one other drive/location) since external drives can and do fail and ...
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Can I exempt a single file in iCloud directory from deleting locally?

I use the "storage optimisation" feature on my Mac. Part of this feature is that it deletes local files to save on local storage, and files can then be downloaded when needed. I like this ...
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iPhone photos phantom storage (13 photos take up 13 gb)

I have a storage problem on my iPhone X. I have iCloud photos and a massive cloud library of ~700GB which used to be all squished into my 64Gb iPhone X, taking up around 22Gb. I recently wanted to ...
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Verification Failed: Unknown error

My Macbook Pro (15', Early 2015, Catalina 10.15.4) suddenly cannot log in to iCloud. I decide to log off and try to log in again. However I got the "Verification error: Unknown error occurred&...
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Is there no way to upload hidden files to the web version of iCloud Drive?

I have a file I want to manually store in iCloud Drive from my Linux machine. It's a "dotfile" or hidden file (file name beginning with a period). When I log in to the web version of iCloud ...
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Calendar not syncing on iPhone with iOS 13

The events created on iCloud calendars (Personal, Work, Family) on iPhone will not sync to the other devices connected to iCloud. This problem happened on an iPhone 8 and also happens on my current ...
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How can I configure multiple different iDevices with different icloud IDs using configurator2?

Let's say I have 20 ipads I need to configure and lock down with configurator2. Let's say each of these devices needs their own iCloud ID/password/account. Finally, let's say that these devices don't ...
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How do I change my iCloud password when it’s stolen?

My iPhone was stolen. And they have my iCloud password and changed it. Is there a way I can change it without it going to the iPhone or change it at all?
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iCloud photo mismatch, debug options?

I use iCloud photos, on a new Catalina MBP and on iOS 13.6. on both of those devices I see 7201 photos. yet, on iCloud.com I see 7200. there is always a one photo difference. Adding and removing ...
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Logic Pro hangs forever, when deleting a region in a project managed with iCloud

In Logic Pro, if I delete a region and I select to also delete the internal aif file, Logic Pro hangs forever. I noticed this only happens if the project is saved in a folder managed by iCloud. This ...
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MacBook Pro SSD filling up with empty space

I've had an issue on my MacBook Pro (15-inch, 2017) running Catalina (10.15.5). For months now, I've been struggling with the issue of having my SSD filling without apparent reason, to the point where ...
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Find My constantly using location services

On my iPhone in settings under privacy->system services. Find my iPhone always has the grey navigation arrow next to it, It has been like this for over a week. 3 days ago I noticed that find my ...
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Removing Icloud Account from old phone [duplicate]

I have just swapped from an Iphone 6s to an Iphone SE. I reset my old phone and and erased all contents and settings but I forgot to remove my icloud account. I've logged on to my icloud account and ...
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How does giving Apple my CCV code confirm I am a parent of my child?

I am setting up iCloud account for my child (just created a family). After setting nickname and entering my child's data, I am prompted for CCV code for my card, and it says: "confirm you are the ...
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my files wont stop saying 'waiting to upload'

so ive been downloading sims4 mods for months on my macbook air and i went to download some more and for some reason all my files suddenly said "waiting to upload" or "upload" i ...
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iMessage iCloud - Time Machine Restore

I was trying to free up space on my iPad and accidentally hit delete iMessage history after 1 year in iMessage- thinking it would just affect the iPad. Since I had iMessage in iCloud enabled it ...
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How do I download a shared folder in iCloud and sync it?

I am trying to download a folder that someone else shared with me. This part is not difficult however I want my downloaded folder to sync to the original folder. A person has shared with me iMovie ...
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macOS iCloud photo library not compatible with encrypted APFS drive?

Just installed the new Big Sur on my device (I know it's a beta, with bugs, but this type of bug has been around ever since Apple decided to change the file system of macOS back with Mojave/Catalina ...
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I deleted all my music, only to have the 4 gb go to ‘other’. Why?

So my phone was really full, I needed more storage. I decided to delete all music, seeing as I never listen to it anyway. So I just deleted the app, and reinstalled it. I had 4 gb of music before ...
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Using external drive as a primary storage for iCloud

I'm going to buy an external high-performance 2TB SSD and want to use it as a primary local storage for iCloud, instead of a standard internal SSD 256GB of my MacBook Pro. The question is – how to ...
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SIgning to iCloud from macOS shows An unknown error occurred

I'm trying to login to my iCloud account from my macOS and I'm constantly experiencing: I've tried: Reset Keychain Access Delete NetworkPreferences.plist Remove Wi-Fi in Network and adding it again ...
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Remove data from one device from iCloud

I uploaded photos from two different iPhones to the iCloud using the same Apple ID. Now I would like to remove one device (including all photos that were upladed by this device) from the iCloud. Is ...
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Family Sharing, iCloud Drive

I remember years ago, family sharing was a cool feature but I didn't get involved with it as I didn't like the fact one had to share the same credit card / payment method, across all accounts. Thus if ...
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iPhone 8, apps crash, can't backup icloud/mac

I have an iPhone 8 (with the last iOS version) that has a problem: some important apps that normally work just fine in other iPhones, in this one crash on start without any visible errors. The apps ...
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How to backup an iPhone when the screen is broken, the home button is broken, and it says “Unlock iPhone to use accessories?”

I'm trying to backup my old and (very) broken iPhone so I can restore it on a new phone. The home button is broken, and the top half of the screen is broken (so I cannot enter my password). I also ...
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Disable “Optimize Storage” on Catalina

I remember in older versions of MacOS there was a setting in: System Preferences -> iCloud -> Options @ iCloud Drive -> Optimize Mac Storage It's been known to cause all sorts of problems, ...
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Locating the iBooks folder in iCloud Drive (on Windows)

I need to get the iBooks that are saved in iCloud Drive, using Windows, in a folder path and / or command line solution. This is a spin-off from Locating the iBooks folder in iCloud Drive which only ...
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I got married and my surname changed. How do I change the surname part of my iCloud email address? [duplicate]

I’ve searched similar questions on this site but don’t find one the same as mine. Basically, I want to remove my old surname from my iCloud email address, which is mpumemthembu@icloud.com. My surname ...
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icloud - removing previous connected apple devices and disconnecting it from account

Context Last year I got rid of two old Macs (one running macOS Catalina and the other with macOS Sierra, both were formatted in an attempt to reuse them for Linux). In the process I removed them from ...
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Catalina: Can't sign out of iCloud and Update Apple ID settings error, WindowServer high cpu. Now fixed

I had this issue for a while where system prefs -> icloud complained about "Update Apple ID Settings". Clicking continue it'd eventually ask for my icloud password and then it would an ...
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Why does the Note I shared via AirDrop to my Mac from my iPhone not show up in Notes.app?

I can successfully AirDrop the note from my personal iPhone to my work Mac (seems to work fine), but when I go to Notes.app on my Mac - the note is not there. I'm logged into Notes with iCloud on my ...
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Can I use iCloud Photos on an iPhone without every new photo being uploaded to the cloud?

I will be switching to an iPhone soon. At the moment, my best photos reside in a nice folder structure in iCloud Photos. When getting the iPhone, i still want to be able to view those images but not ...
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Is it possible to automate/add a shortcut to getting a link to an iCloud file in macOS finder?

I know that I can get a link by right-clicking on a file in my iCloud Drive in macOS finder, then selecting Share -> Add People -> Copy Link -> Share Options -> Anyone With The Link. If ...
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Search in Apple Notes.app for MacOS does not work at all

Today I started using Apple Notes App and populated it with little over a dozen notes. Then I tried to find a note by searching for keywords. Search does not return any result for me. I tried to find ...
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How to enable Pages Collaboration on Mac?

I am well connected with my iCloud Drive on my Mac but when I try to collaborate with a friend in a Shared document I receive the following error: We have tried it both way: me sharing a document ...
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Two-factor authentication when your device is not present

What happens when you have two-factor authentication enabled for your account, your iPhone gets stolen or lost and you have to login on e.g. an Android device to activate Find my iPhone and you have ...
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What happens with Whatsapp iCloud backup if I don't restore media [duplicate]

I just dropped my iPhone XS Max in the water the other day and now it is in the shop for repair. I have a fairly large Whatsapp backup in the iCloud of 18GB. I currently have a replacement phone for ...
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What does iCloud *not* backup for iOS?

So I know what iCloud does backup: https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT207428 But I couldn't find any source on what it doesn't backup I accidentally bricked my phone and loaded my backup onto another ...
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How do I change the iCloud Photo location in Win10

The iCloud settings allow me to change the location of my Shared Albums, but not the location of my iCloud Photos. How do I change it?
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Erasing everything on my current I phone besides contacts

I would like a fresh start and want to delete everything on my iPhone but still keep my current contacts. I just want all of my photos, notes, and everything else to be backed up on iCloud. I just ...
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ICloud will not sync icloud documents across Mac OS devices: likely cause and solution

I have had this iCloud sync problem three times over a two year period on the same MacBookPro. The documents in iCloud comprised about 200 GB of data in around 100,000 files. Largish, but not unduly ...
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iCloud account setup wants a phone number to verify my identity

On setting up an iPad with a new iCloud account, it asks me to enter a phone number. Please enter a phone number that can be used to verify your identity via text message or phone call. Is this ...

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