I have two iphones that use the same apple ID. Calls to one phone now ring on both phones at the same time and notifications are sent to just one – meaning iphone A gets notifications for iphoen A and iphone B. Other than signing out of the same icloud account, is there a way to disconnect the phones so notifications and call going to iphone B will go to it and not iphone A, and vice versa?
I used WhatsApp – with the same phone number – on two iPhones at different times (a new one and and old one), and I’m wondering if it is possible to merge the chat histories of both?
I used WhatsApp for a few years on an iPhone 7. Then the screen broke, and I got a new phone (iPhone 10).
The iPhone 7 was unused for about 6 months. During that time, I used WhatsApp on the new phone. Since the iPhone 7 WhatsApp messages weren’t backed up to iCloud, I have six months (only) of messages on the iPhone 10.
Now I’ve fixed the screen on the iPhone 7 and can log in and see multiple years of WhatsApp messages again (but not the latest six months of messages).
So I’d like to somehow get all the old messages onto the new phone (while keeping the newer messages already on it).
The WhatsApp FAQ explains how to restore a chat history on iPhone but it would involve deleting and reinstalling the iPhone 10’s WhatsApp app (which triggers WhatsApp to fetch the iPhone 7 messages from the cloud). However, I’m guessing that in the process of deleting WhatsApp on the iPhone 10, I would delete those most recent months of messages. (I haven’t tried yet, for fear of doing exactly that.)
I’d love to hear from people who have had this issue and successfully resolved it. Thanks!
Recently, I logged in to iCloud from my MacBook. When it asked me if I wanted to merge my bookmarks and Reading List with iCloud, I carelessly clicked yes, and continued on my business for the next couple of days. Eventually I realised that as a result of my actions, my history, reading list, and bookmarks on my iPhone and other iDevices signed into iCloud were merged with my Mac. Wanting to undo this, I unchecked Safari from the iCloud menu, and sure enough, it stopped syncing, but the leftover merged history, reading list and bookmark entries remained on my MacBook. Is there any way to delete these entries while preserving my original search history, bookmarks and reading list entries? Thanks.
I’m new to this forum, and I usually solve things on my own, but this problem has been bugging me for days, and I really need help. Recently, I logged in to iCloud from my MacBook. When it asked me if I wanted to merge my bookmarks and Reading List with iCloud, I carelessly clicked yes, and continued on my business for the next couple of days. Eventually I realised that as a result of my actions, my history, reading list, and bookmarks on my iPhone and other iDevices signed into iCloud were merged with my Mac. Wanting to undo this, I unchecked Safari from the iCloud menu, and sure enough, it stopped syncing, but the leftover merged history, reading list and bookmark entries remained on my MacBook. Is there any way to delete these entries while preserving my original search history, bookmarks and reading list entries? Thanks.
I use PowerPhotos for this and am super happy. Dump everything into one library, clone it and then try out various passes until you’re happy, then do the culling on your main library is my advice.
It lets me make rules once the pre-built ones take a first pass at cleaning the easy and obvious duplicates. You can prefer HEIC and edited or any other sort of metadata for automating which of the duplicates to select to keep and which to trash. It is updated very often, super easy to use and extremely powerful. I’m a decent “shell scripter” but in the end, this tool saved me many days of trying to “yolo” it with scripts. It’s got the goods on parsing photo metadata and wrangling libraries into shape in a safe manner.
Unless you’re willing to eschew Photos and syncing entirely, there aren’t better options. If you could exist entirely on filesystem and folders and a tool like Photo Mechanic to store photo metadata in the filesystem, I would go all in on Photos and iCloud and hire a tool if you can’t script it yourself.
I’ve changed my Apple ID and removed all reference to the old email address. Everything has updated except for my calendar and possibly my iCloud Drive. The old email address is still appearing in the Cal preferences and the iCloud Drive (which I’ve updated online) but it won’t let me update it in preferences.
I’ve discovered this when trying to solve my initial problem with my calendar – when I schedule an appointment and invite someone, it’s not sending out the diary claimer email (gmail). I’m thinking this could be the problem. Any help/advice would be appreciated. Many thanks
If I use the Gmail iPhone and iPad apps for my iCloud email, can Google access my iCloud email that is shown in the Gmail app?
Do they and can they?
The Apple ID account servicing page makes provision for changing the email address associated with an account. Not just the “contactable at” address, but changing the primary address, using the option “Change Apple ID”.
I want to do this for my five-year-old son’s Apple ID – change it from the existing email@example.com to a Google Account firstname.lastname@example.org.
I have already added email@example.com against “Contactable At”.
When I begin to change the primary address, I see the following pop-up, as expected (since I am the parent of the account-holder)…
The only problem is, that consent notice is never sent. Rather, the input form just updates to display the following error in red, including the bold HTML tags…
<b>Could not send request to Robert.</b><br/>Your Apple ID change request could not be sent at this time.
As a test, I have attempted to change the Apple ID address to firstname.lastname@example.org (I can use any wildcard prefix at my domain). That time, the consent verification WAS successfully sent.
So, why won’t Apple accept email@example.com?
MacOS 10.14.6 (Mojave) / Safari 14.0.3
In Finder I can see the following section and folders in the sidebar:
- iCloud drive
However, if I open safari, go to a site where I can upload a file and look at the pop up/finder-style window, that whole ‘iCloud’ sidebar section is missing (but all the other folders e.g. local HD, NAS etc are visible)
How can I ensure it is enabled?
Apple’s stolen iPhone advice lists the final step – after having erased the device – as:
- Remove your lost or stolen device from your list of trusted devices.
However, it is clear from the “If the previous owner isn’t with you” section of How to remove Activation Lock that this will remove the lock and allow the thief to use/sell the phone. This has been discussed previously and it also seems clear that the erased and logged-out device will not pose a security risk to your account. It thus seems like terrible advice. Furthermore, it is not hard to find examples of people removing their device too soon (such as before it has been erased).
I can only see this step as adding value to thieves. It would surely be better to instead provide additional warnings when removing a device of what the consequences are for Find My and activation lock etc. Why would Apple possibly advise this? Are there any advantages to doing it?