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I had the same problem with the Documents folder. I solved it by using ACLs to grant access. chmod +a "_www allow list,search" Desktop For more information, see my answer to a similar question.


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I had the same problem, trying to run a server as an unprivileged user that needs read access to Documents, while Documents is in iCloud Drive. Normal UNIX file permissions didn't stick. I solved it by using ACLs to grant access. chmod +a "_www allow list,search" Documents In this example _www is the unprivileged user your server is running as. ...


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It is possible that it got deleted somehow. Yes Apple now lets you "delete" built-in apps. ...Unless it is hidden. Do a search on your phone for "notes" to make sure it is not installed. You would re-install a coup[le of different ways. 1) by going to the App Store, searching for "Notes," tap on it and look for the familiar ...


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To get Whatsapp Chat backup working after getting stuck, I had to manually delete the existing Whatsapp data from iCloud. After that, the chat backup completed finally.


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I had very little luck with the various Apple approved methods of solving this issue. Nothing would appear on my Macbook’s iCloud Keychain even after very elaborate tricks to turn iCloud Keychain off and on. What did work was that in frustration I airdropped a single web site password from my iPhone to my Macbook. Subsequently every password appeared in ...


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If you trying to upload files over mobile data make sure you change icloud settings to allow for sync over mobile data and then try restarting your phone. I added a document to my files, then changed my icloud setting (which I should've done before trying to upload them) then I found I had to restart my phone before the files actually uploaded to icloud.


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I have just had a similar issue and since my file was a pdf downloaded from a webpage I thought that this could be the issue. Having deleted the kMDItemWhereFroms extended attribute the file synced in seconds: xattr -d com.apple.metadata:kMDItemWhereFroms my_file_name.pdf


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Yet another answer, more simple than the other ones posted here, that I also tested successfully on my (now pretty old) iPhone 5C device to solve this aborted iCloud login problem: Grab your phone and go to "Settings" > "iTunes & App Stores" Login from there using your Apple ID, password (and 2-factor authentication if applicable) ...


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This answer offers an alternative to the one posted by user @Sacha on May 10th of 2018. For Apple users (like me) that cannot remove 2-factor authentication (because their account does not feature the link to do so), try this: Log into your Apple account from a computer (appleid.apple.com or icloud.com). That step will require you to use your 2-factor ...


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While I don't want to labor the points already made, I do believe it should be called out that "accidental deletion" is not the only failure mode that can ruin your iCloud "backup" (i.e., sync). Other possible failures, due to iCloud sync'ing and not maintaining a fully "independent" (i.e., non-local), "distinct" (i.e....


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I have tried including a folder in the same location as the videos with .nosync in the name, but the files still upload. But have you tried changing the name of the folder that contains the files to end with .nosync? iCloud Drive ignores the contents of folders named with .nosync, not the files that are in the same directory as such a folder. So, in your ...


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If Purchase Sharing is enabled in the Family Sharing options, it will indeed charge the organizer when a family member makes a purchase. If Purchase Sharing is disabled, each account will be charged for their own purchases. I understand initially they were bundled together but it’s now possible to enable Family Sharing without sharing purchases.


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Yes, when you set up family sharing it will ask what you want to share. You can share iCloud storage space without enabling purchase sharing, which does still require the family account organizer pay for the family purchases. Here you can see I’m sharing iCloud, Apple Music, and Apple TV+, and Purchase Sharing is not enabled.


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It does get a bit confusing setting up a new device. Did you clone a machine to create this VM, or did you create it from scratch? If you cloned it, you could be having some issues about duplicate identifiers. If you installed this from scratch, it is important to note that the password request is unusual. It is not asking for the iCloud password or the ...


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This is a new authentication method. It really doesn’t have anything to do with your app or your VM - Apple is using another trusted device to prove you’re in control of the sign in request. This all started around April 2017: iPhone asks for Mac password (or Mac asks for iOS password)


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iCloud is not a backup. It is a synchronization service. There is a fundamental difference between the two. When you accidentally delete a file, then a backup makes sure that you can restore the file again, whereas a synchronization service makes sure that you can never again restore the file because it synchronizes the deletion event everwhere. As you can ...


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This indicates that another AppleID has reserved your chosen email address as a secondary security, rescue, email alias or primary email for AppleID. You have a couple options to fix this: Go to each of your Apple ID you control and ensure no use of this email. Contact Apple Support. They will generally never divulge the other account since they can’t tell ...


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The new paradigm is… "Any data which is stored in fewer than three distinct locations ought to be considered temporary." Late Edit: Don't use a sync solution as a backup. iCloud is not primarily a backup solution, it is a sync solution. It will come back to bite you hard if you accidentally delete a file from one device… the helpful sync service ...


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Yes. I have one mac that I set to download originals - no optimizing space. This way I have a guaranteed local copy of my Music (formerly iTunes) Library and content, my Photos (formerly iPhoto) Library and content and all containers and app-data and files stored in iCloud. I back these up to Time Machine. I have two drives that Time Machine backs up to - ...


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Unfortunately, there is currently no file or folder level controls for storage optimization. It's an all or nothing feature, which is really too bad. Here are your options as I see them: Option 1: Turn off Storage Management System Prefs -> Apple ID -> (uncheck) Optimize Mac Storage By default this keeps everything. You can Right click -> Remove ...


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I just sorted this issue out on my phone with somebody from Apple customer service. All you have to do is to go to the bottom of the page where it says something like: "Can't approve this iphone?", click on this option and you will have to reset your encrypted data. Don't worry because you will lose nothing. This encrypted data is connected to your ...


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The problem still exists... However, Google Gmail is smart to ignore any suffix in your gmail address following a '+' sign. If your gmail is first.last@gmail.com, then any first.last+anything_i_can_add@gmail.com will go to your inbox. You can use this trick to ask your iCloud contacts to use a fake but valid address like first.last+icloud@gmail.com address ...


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You should go to settings on your iPhone. From settings go to general and then go to iPhone storage. Underneath the total memory statement is a colored scale showing what apps and others are being used. If you scroll down even further it gives you the amount of memory used by each app. You can check the size of Whatsapp on your phone.


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Your backup is too large, because Apple includes your iMessages. I realize, there's a toggle switch for disabling Message backup, but that has never worked; I wish they'd fix that. Its all part of the design; most people end up saddling themselves with a monthly subscription upgrade to iCloud storage; nice job Apple. It's highly annoying, going through phone,...


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Whilst a great answer from @pkamb. In the end my wife thought of a way to resolve this. On the Mac (which has 7201 photos), divide this into two albums, one with 3600, and the other with 3601 Album-A and Album-B. On iCloud check which album isn't matching, i.e. Album-A had 3601 on my Mac, but in iCloud it showed only 3600. Repeat this process dividing the ...


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Start at https://iforgot.apple.com/. You may need to know the answers to your security questions and access to the email account associated with your AppleID.


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I just did that using Safari 13.1.1 (on Catalina 10.15.5). Open Chrome (if not already running) to refresh its cache Quit Chrome completely (⌘-Q) Open Safari (if not already running) Click File > Import From > Google Chrome..., select Password (and, optionally, Bookmarks and/or History), click Import Enter login password & click Allow twice (once ...


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On your Mac, create a Smart Group with the filter: Photo | is | unable to upload to iCloud Photo Library This should hopefully display the problematic photo, which you can try to delete and re-add. https://daringfireball.net/linked/2018/01/26/apple-photos-unable-to-upload


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Removing your iCloud account from the iPhone 6S from icloud.com or any other Apple device on Find My will mean that your iCloud account has been removed. Was Find My iPhone enabled on the iPhone 6S? If it was, then that means that the iCloud account was automatically removed when erasing the device (your device should have prompted for your Apple ID and ...


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It confirms you are owner of the card - or at least have it in your hand. Presumably, that is considered a minimum identity check, assuming the last names match. Sending in a photocopy birth certificate seems a bit 1980s these days ;) The CARD Act of 2009 says that to have a credit card in one's name they must be 18 years old with a verifiable source of ...


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I experienced the same issued. I solved in by accepting the shared storage from the other user ("Caroline" in OP's case). Steps: Log in as the other user. Go to Family Sharing in settings. Go to iCloud Storage. Click a blue button that says something like "Start using Shared Storage".


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I have resolved this issue. It turned out that my GF's apple id was blocked on one of apple servers. I have got in touch with apple support and they resolved my issue. If you are living in the country with no apple id support, go to apple support website, select you're living in US and find any service like itunes issues or something like that with chat ...


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A work-around: save all open tabs into a bookmark folder; they should miraculously appear in your bookmarks across all the other devices. To save all tabs: If you're on |Safari on iPhone or iPad|, long-click on the bookmarks icon and you will be met with: "Add Bookmarks for X Tabs." If you're on |Safari on Mac|, go to the Bookmarks menu and choose &...


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