Access for iCloud/Foto and iCloud/Drive

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Rene
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Access for iCloud/Foto and iCloud/Drive

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Hello,

since few days I own an iPhone 11. For backup reason: Is Syncovery (Windows and Synology) able to connect and download from iCloud? Otherwise I have to do the backups manually from iCloud.
That iFoto uploads automatically to iCloud I have already figured out.

René
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tobias
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Re: Access for iCloud/Foto and iCloud/Drive

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Hello,
Syncovery cannot connect to iCloud. But it can copy photos directly from the iPhone if you connect it with a USB cable and click the "Device" button in Syncovery.

Rene
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Re: Access for iCloud/Foto and iCloud/Drive

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OK, thanks, that works for JPG and MOV. Would it be possible to implement that the original files will be downloaded? I've figured out that JPG and MOV will be created from HEIC and HEIV during download resp. copying. Strange! Why is Apple doing such crazy things? It can be checked in iCloud if the download button will be hold for a few seconds. Than the original files will be offered for download.
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tobias
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Re: Access for iCloud/Foto and iCloud/Drive

Post by tobias »

Hello,
you need to change a setting on your iPhone to prevent the automatic conversion.

Please see
https://i.stack.imgur.com/KfkQZ.jpg

This is from the thread
https://superuser.com/questions/1279679 ... windows-pc

Rene
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Re: Access for iCloud/Foto and iCloud/Drive

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I already did.

iOS 15.2.1
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Rene
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Re: Access for iCloud/Foto and iCloud/Drive

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Thanks to your proposal, Tobias, it works. It is valid only for newly created images. For prior created images the download as HEIC works only via iCloud.
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tobias
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Re: Access for iCloud/Foto and iCloud/Drive

Post by tobias »

Hi,
well I can see many HEIC images in Windows Explorer now, even for older photos, even though I only just changed the setting to keep the originals.

But I did have to unplug the USB cable and then reconnect it.

Rene
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Re: Access for iCloud/Foto and iCloud/Drive

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Once again! Thanks for the hint.

Another issue w/r to Syncovery: How can I set that Syncovery does not copy files already copied (by Syncovery) but deleted afterwards on right side?
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tobias
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Re: Access for iCloud/Foto and iCloud/Drive

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Hello,
you can use the SmartTracking mode for this, with otherwise default settings.

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Alternatively, if the source drive is a Windows drive (not iPhone or FTP/cloud), then you can use the Archive Attribute filters. To do that, you need to choose the two "Archive Flag" checkmarks under Masks & Filters -> General Filters in the profile.

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Biduro
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Re: Access for iCloud/Foto and iCloud/Drive

Post by Biduro »

Thank you guys for such a nice explanaion and solutions. Had a similar issues with my iCloud and couldn't fix for a while at my home in Portugal but now it's done thanx to you

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