terminal – iCloud Sync activity log

Trying to discover how the activity occurs while the iCloud files are being synchronized. The macOS console application displays messages from cloud, but nothing very useful:

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Activity Monitor is not displayed cloud or another process transferring a lot of information either.

I'm looking for log files in / var / log or ~ / Library / Logs, but can not find anything.

Is there a log file that could be used with tail To see the synchronization activity of iCloud in real time?

Where does this avatar from iCloud profile come from?

I created an iCloud account for my daughter, and her profile has an assigned avatar that I did not choose:
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I think it's Stitch from the Disney movie. Lilo and Stitch and it appears in my daughter's contact record and in the iCloud family configuration. The image has been in the account since the moment I created it, and my daughter does not currently know of the existence of this account (or currently has an iOS device), so she can not have loaded it herself.

Was this selected automatically by Apple? I created an account for my son last year and I did not have an avatar, and neither did mine, so I was wondering if this could have been picked up from another service in which she has a profile (although I checked Gravatar and she does not have one in there).

I can not log in to iCloud on my Mac and in the Mac application store, but I have no problem logging in using browsers

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notes.app: merge separate Notes settings into iCloud

I have a question about the Notes application and how it interacts with iCloud. I have an iPhone and a Mac, and I'm using iCloud in both with the same account.

Many things, like the photos, seem to be totally synchronized between those two locations and iCloud.com, for what I can say.

However, on my iPhone in the iCloud settings, I still have the notes turned off. On my Mac, in the configuration of iCloud, it is activated. As a result, Notes is exactly the same between my Mac and iCloud.com, but on my iPhone it's different.

On my iPhone I have several folders in Notes: "On my iPhone", as well as several additional folders for several different email accounts (for example, Gmail and Yahoo). All folders have different notes in them.

What will happen if, on my iPhone, I activate the Notes in the iCloud configuration? How can I consolidate this? I think that ideally I would like to merge everything to be a single folder, but I do not want to lose any notes in the process. I could settle for just merging the "On my iPhone" folder with what I have on my Mac if possible (the Mac / iCloud.com notes are all in one folder).

Thanks in advance.

icloud – Link to a note in Apple Notes, from another note

Adding an additional method to the excellent Seamus response from above … this keeps you completely in the Mac application:

  1. In the Mac application, go to the note you want to refer to ("Donuts I see Eaten") and click on Add people to this note button in the notes toolbar.

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  1. In the dialog that appears, select Copy link and so Share.

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  1. The unique URL of the note is now copied to your clipboard. It should look something like this "https://www.icloud.com/notes/0-QF4Bf9jmhfersTKH16_2_kA#Donus_Ive_Eaten"

  2. You can paste that URL into the note where you want to have the reference. But, even better, highlight the words you want to become the clickable text, type I send+k to display the "Link destination" box and paste it there.

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In this method, the note is technically shared now. But since it is not shared with anyone else, it will only serve as a quick link / reference for your other notes. It's a little complicated, but it seems to work.


I should also mention that the first time I tried this, think I was forced to add an email address in the "Add:" box before I could click on Share … but in subsequent tests, this was not necessary. So I'm not sure if it was the first time just a kind of thing, or if I just played dumb.

How to get rid of the iCloud backup message [on hold]

The backup message remains on the screen and does not allow me to unlock my iPad.

Windows 10: How do I download massively the photos marked as favorites from iCloud?

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iphone – Is the iCloud data deleted if I do not renew the subscription?

I want to change the billing date on my Apple Music and iCloud subscriptions.

After investigating online, I see that the only way I can do it is to cancel the subscriptions and then renew on the new date I want the payments made.

Both subscriptions will be renewed tomorrow, so I plan to cancel them now and then renew them on January 1.

My question is, what happens to the data stored in iCloud that exceeds the free plan? Does it remain for an indefinite period or do they erase the data after so long? This is not clear from what I can see.

iPhone – iCloud backup copies deleted by Apple

I expected to restore my iPhone (which I use regularly and I have the iCloud backup enabled) in a backup of a few days ago. I bought a lot of Apple space for iCloud in order to ensure that everything I need remains there. Unfortunately, it only shows me the two most recent iCloud backups. However, I have seen screenshots of people showing multiple iCloud backups available to restore. What's wrong with that?

Basically, Apple eliminated my previous backups, which I did not know they did. When I spoke with representatives of Apple, many had the impression that Apple does not delete their backup copies or stop making backup copies unless it has little space (I have little space). Then, there is more confusion when the Apple representatives are not on the same page and distribute conflicting information.

I was wondering if there would be any chance that my iCloud backups still existed somewhere on Apple's servers, and if it would be possible to access them. I know that things would have been stored at some point in several Apple servers. I understand that this is a very remote possibility, and I understand that I should have backed up my phone in several ways (actually I do, but I missed a message during the week I need to restore).

Does anyone have an idea as to why Apple started doing this, especially when a user has purchased additional space and there is no need to delete it?

backup: always keep a local copy of some folders in the iCloud synchronized files

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