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For the simply have piece of mind I would recommend Time Machine to more than one destination and rotating one of the drives off site. You can have multiple destinations, so get three drives. A, B and C. Set up A and when the first backup completes remove it and add B and C as dual destinations. Ship A off for a week or a month. If you’re paranoid, ship ...


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At the bottom of your email list click the "Filter" button. The default tends to be "Unread". Click on "Unread" and a menu pops up where you can select "Flagged"


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After waiting enough time it finally synced photos to the phone too, thanks all!


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are there any other differences between an @icloud.com Apple ID and a 'non-Apple mail' Apple ID? No. Both approaches give you a fully capable Apple ID. There's no different type of Apple IDs. Any gotchas down the road, like some security or health related synch services not working with non-iCloud accounts, or less cloud space, or...? No, nada. Any ...


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If you have a Mac, you can navigate to the following folder using terminal: ~/Library/Mobile Documents/ List all hidden files (from the terminal) to see a folder which looks like: 12HJ1123DHJ~net~whatsapp~WhatsApp, i.e. random alpha-numeric sequence ending with net~whatsapp~WhatsApp. cd into this folder. Next, navigate into Accounts/<PhoneNumber>/...


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If you're talking about backups of iOS devices, then no, there's no functionality for recovering an already removed/deleted iCloud backup of an iOS device. If you're talking about "manual backups" you might have made - i.e. manually copying over files to the iCloud Drive or similar, you should be able to recover them from icloud.com. However, I doubt that ...


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The scenario you describe is what Family Sharing is designed to avoid. Each person should have their own iCloud account, then each person's data is exclusive to them, but apps/books/music/calendars can, at the parents' discretion, be allowed to be used on the children's devices. That's just the apps, not the data on those apps.


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Messages will be synced across all devices logged in with the same AppleID ('the same iCloud'). To prevent that, have each kid set up their own AppleID and use that. You can still combine them into a family sharing setup afterwards.


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In response to the original question: You can't just select parts of the system software to reinstall; you have to reinstall all of it but that shouldn't affect your mac. To clarify about reinstalls/clean installs: As far as I know/can remember there isn't an "option" to just reinstall/repair install mac os. Apple actually make it simple - if you boot to ...


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Apple ID ask for a recovery email, so if you entered that other email as part of security and setup, this is expected information to progress through the automated reset procedure. Additionally, if someone else guessed or got your password, they may have changed things. If you're really stuck after thinking this through and reading carefully the steps and ...


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If you are talking about iforgot, you must have entered the email address wrong in the page before the one in the screenshot. Please recheck.


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If you're using Data most of the time, I suggest turning off data for iMessages in cellular settings. This will send them as regular messages given other settings in JBis's answer are in place. This might require additional step in previously "Blue" threads which is: Hold the message and tap "send as text message." This method doesn't delete previous ...


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I switch between iMessage and straight MMS/SMS frequently. I was surprised when my iPhone 6 (IOS 12.3.1) would not send a message but instead gave the error above. Going to the apple site here (https://selfsolve.apple.com/deregister-imessage/), I came across an additional step which I have not had to do before. Even with iMessage off in settings, I was ...


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You should turn on lost mode. The next time it checks in over the network it will adjust location prefs and report in. If it never checks in, your last settings will prevail.


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Neither the iOS iCloud backup nor the WhatsApp iCloud backup are versioned, so yes: once you delete WhatsApp chats the next backup run will have them disappear from the backup as well.


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This is the correct situation if your Mac has Optimize Mac Storage enabled in the iCloud preference pane. If your storage is under light pressure, I don't find recently used documents being released from local storage much if at all, but if you are running with a very close to full drive, the system may be removing the local copy before you like. Above is ...


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Am I missing something? I don't see the point of iCloud for Automator if I have to duplicate the services to ~/Library/Services in order to use them. Unfortunately, this still seems to be the case as of this posting. I, too, have elected to use symlinks as a workaround. In the spirit of automation, I have a Folder Action monitoring the iCloud Automator ...


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There's nothing wrong in uploading a large number of photos to your iCloud storage. You are only limited by the available storage space and not the count of photos that you upload in iCloud. The error message appears due to some temporary issues in the iCloud backend, network connectivity issues or some minor system/maintenance issue. When it happens, ...


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That's very unusual, perhaps you have two separate Apple ID accounts (and thus iCloud accounts). You can check this by clicking on each one and see what email address is listed on the right. Perhaps macOS allows you to login to the same iCloud account twice.. See if the checkmarks for what services are checked. If Mail is checked, see if you have multiple ...


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I don't have two iCloud accounts on my computer. You must be signed into iCloud with two different Apple IDs or have signed in with the same Apple ID twice. To remove an internet account, click on the account you want to remove and then click the minus (-) button.


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When exporting vCard from iCloud Web app, the image data is not included in the card. Contact profile picture in such cases can be extracted using the included Web Developer Tools in your Web browser. The procedure is almost similar for all modern Web browsers, I'll use Safari as an example here. Developer Tools are not enabled by default in Safari. To ...


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There's a manual approach you can use to export contact image. Export the vCard normally as a .vcf file. Now the vCard file contains the profile picture data encoded in base 64 format. Open the .vcf file in a ASCII text editor. Remove all the fields except the one starting with: PHOTO;ENCODING=b;TYPE=JPEG: Now, also remove the above string. You'll be ...


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If you have a Mac sync you iCloud and go to ~/Library/Application Support/AddressBook/Sources/xxxxxxx-xxxx-xxxx-.../Images


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The solution that worked for me tonight on an iPhone 7 running iOS 12.2 which was showing a "next backup size" of over 8 GB despite almost nothing on the phone being selected for inclusion in the iCloud backup was to change the "Keep Messages" duration at Settings > Messages from "Forever" to "1 Year". (This was despite Messages set to not use iCloud at ...


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In 2019 on Ulysses 16, files are located in ~/Library/Group Containers/X5AZV975AG.com.soulmen.shared/Ulysses/Documents/Library/Groups-ulgroup/ And for, iCloud benjaminwil's answer holds up: ~/Library/Mobile Documents/X5AZV975AG~com~soulmen~ulysses3/Documents/Library/Groups-ulgroup/ to get there quickly you could do cd ~/Library/Mobile\ Documents/...


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Welcome to AppleSE! What you are seeing in that image is what is backed up in iCloud. You have to delete the app on iPhone by holding down its icon and then pressing the cross which appears when the icons start wiggling. Then you'd be able to delete its data from iCloud by going to iPhone settings-> Account (First in the list with your name and photo)-> ...


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When you turn icloud off you were asked if you wanted to keep a local copy of your data. You said no, by canceling the sync. iCloud is a syncing service. When you turn it back on after it was off it needs to re-sync all your data again. That could take 24 hours if your computer and network aren't doing anything else. If you're using the computer, it ...


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We can't tell if it's a phishing email or not because you didn't supply any info about it. It's probably phishing because it often is. To be safe, just go to Apple's ID Reset page on a device you trust and reset your password. This is especially urgent if you used your AppleID password at another service that was compromised, or it’s easy to guess - one of ...


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Following Apple support advice solved the problem: Reset network settings Logout and login Reset all settings


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According to this Support article from 2016 the answer depends on how you sync: If you import photos from an iOS device to Photos over USB, the favorite status will not sync (!) but edits should (at least they do now, but not back then, I've tested this) If you use iCloud Photo Library to sync across devices the favorite status will sync along with the ...


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