I wrote a shell script to change the modification date (using
touch) of a set of directories to be the same as the date of the most recently modified file in the directory. (To make it easier to sort projects by date.)
This works perfectly for directories that are not stored on iCloud. But for iCloud directories, the date is changed and then immediately changes back to today’s date.
Any suggestions as to why this happens and how to get round it?
I am helping a relative with her Mac computer. I am trying to update the ICloud password, and I believe I have done so successfully, I was able to confirm the password change and the login attempt with the iPhone connected to the ICloud and provided the number code ICloud asked me for.
Now I got the dreaded ICloud password login loop problem. The most common solution seems to be to log out from ICloud and then login again. When doing so, the ICloud program warns me that I need to setup a separate password to log in with the computer after I’ve logged out with ICloud, this is laughable because this computer has always always been logged in with a separate password.’ But ok, let’s set the password that is already set. But in order to proceed I also need to provide the ICloud password, the password I just reset and confirmed with the 6 (or 8 or whatever) digit code is not valid in this particular tab.
What do I do? I just want to provide the password I just created to ICloud so that this stupid password dialogue disapears, what kind of magic tricks do I need to conjure to appease the elder gods of Apple?
Thanks for your time
It’s a Catch-22. icloud access is greyed out. After a dozen failed remedies, I tried to use “Find my iphone” to erase my phone (and restore from backup) but nothing happened after an hour. It also says device offline (it’s not).
Had tried to reset from the menu but, “Verification Failed. There was an error connecting to icloud.” So I went to restore from backup and got another message, “Find my iphone must be turned off before iphone can be restored,” (which requires icloud access.)
Can Apple simply delete my icloud account?
When I open iTunes and click on my phone icon, all of my settings look good except for backups which is set to “This Computer.” I check off iCloud and click “Apply” and it instantly switches back to “This Computer.” I’m signed into iCloud on the phone and the computer with the same account. I have plenty of space in iCloud as well so that shouldn’t be a problem. Why does it switch and how can I get it to stick to iCloud?
The following is a real-world example – I’m not an iOS developer, so I am trying to understand how this can be possible:
Create a new, test Google account and when done, create a test Apple ID.
Set up an iOS device, and at the stage where you are asked to enter the details to log into an Apple ID, choose to skip this for now.
When taken to Springboard, launch the App Store, and search for “Assistant”. Tap the “Get” button, at which time you will be asked to log into the iTunes Store. Do this by entering the details for the just-created Apple ID, at which point the app will begin to download. Note that we have in no way logged into iCloud, and that we have just logged into the iTunes store for the purpose of downloading the app.
When the app has finished downloading, launch it and when asked to sign in, enter the details for the new Google account (created in step 1). You should now be signed into the Assistant app.
Go back to the Home screen, and remove the Assistant app; confirm when prompted so that it will be removed from the device.
Now, go back to the App Store, and search for “Gmail”. Choose to download this – you shouldn’t be prompted to log into an Apple ID, because iOS has saved the details when Assistant was downloaded.
Launch the app, and tap the “Sign In” button. Notice that the previously-entered Google account is listed – this will match the one used to sign into Assistant. Tapping on this account will allow you to access Gmail with those details, without being prompted to enter a password of any kind whatsoever.
For me, the most interesting aspect of this is that even after the Assistant app is removed, the details for the Google account entered into the app before being uninstalled are still remembered. I haven’t been able to figure out how this is done; it can’t be iCloud (because it wasn’t enabled at the time of the initial installation of Assistant). Does anybody know how it’s possible that even after an app is uninstalled, another app is able to read data previously written to memory by a separate app?
“Mac can’t connect to iCloud because of a problem” What should I do?
During upgrading to Mojave, the disk is locked and I see the prohibition sign when boot up.
I understand that now I need to unlock my volume. But I tried my usual login password it didn’t work. It looks like the volume is encrypted with icloud account data:
-bash-3.2# diskutil apfs listUsers disk2s1 Cryptographic users for disk2s1 (2 found) | +-- <LONG ID> | Type: iCloud Recovery User | Note: Unlock with iCloud account data + iCloud Recovery External Key data +-- <LONG ID> Type: iCloud Recovery External Key Note: Stores partial credentials for the iCloud Recovery User -bash-3.2# diskutil apfs unlockVolume disk2s1 Passphrase: Unlocking any cryptographic user on APFS Volumne disk2s1 Passphrase incorrect or user does not exist
I was able to log into my icloud account so I know I used the correct password. But how do I ensure when I do unlock volume mac is checking against the correct icloud id?
Is it possible to keep the photos on the iPhone and iCloud in-sync? So if I delete a photo on the iPhone, I want it to be deleted on iCloud and vice versa.
Is it possible to configure the phone/cloud to do this?
I would like to see the data stored by a third-party iOS apps via iCloud. I tried to access the following filepath on my Mac:
However, under the app-specific directory there is no file but an empty directory named Documents. That said, there should be a file at other part, since the iCloud data must be stored and synced elsewhere.
So where is the iCloud data that the third-party apps use on iCloud stored, and how can I access it?