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How to locally sync an iPhone with OS X Mavericks? iCloud is NOT an option.

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  • Fossiltx Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I agree... I was quite happy with sync in iTunes.  I also don't trust that data on Apples servers will always BE secure.  After all they did have a hacker break into their system not long ago.

     

    Lobby for bringing back sync LOCALLY with iTunes.  Had i known that I would have to use the cloud to sync my data and contacts I would NOT have upgraded either.  I DID check and there was no mention of this in the upgrage.

     

    Where is Steve Jobs when you need him!!!

  • petermac87 Level 5 Level 5 (4,065 points)

    Waterdeep wrote:

     

    Super argumentation! Do not use Apple devices... you don't have to. I do not see any sense in removing the local sync. It is so ridiculous, that they don't even try give a reproducible explanation for this decision. What reason other than sniffing all user's contacts, calender entries etc. can there be for removing a simple and working funktionality? Shame on you Apple, for being the NSA's puppet on a string and for exploiting your devoted users.

    You can return to Windows and Android if you hate Apple's direction so much. And you do not need to use the cloud in Mavericks anyway if you bother to do some reading on these forums.

     

    Pete

  • sdb2013 Calculating status...

    So we tether our iPad and sync IOS compatible apps to the Mac in Mavericks how? Server?

     

    BTW, per this vendor, this app will transfer/sync via USB or WIFi in Mavericks. I'm waiting for some user feedback on this. It sounds like a solution, which is what most users are seeking here.

     

    http://www.digidna.net/diskaid

     

    And the topic is not NSA trolling my phone book. It's Apple crippling a publicized, commonly used  basic function to port people to their product and not announcing the change to consumers. Many users work locally and have no need, desire or use for cloud to move relatively small amounts of data between devices into their exisiting, chosen Apple work environment.

  • U.B. Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Thanks for your response DigiAngel.

    Is owncloud difficult to setup/use or it just offers way too many functions? Also, can it be installed and used together with OS X Server or only one of these software must be installed?

    I do not understand these “you do not have to use cloud” people. Obviously they are on the mission to work against the question being asked on this topic. Why would they spent their precious time to oppose our needs? Why don’t they just let others to help and address our concerns?

  • handsOFFmydata Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)

    Re: DiskAide ...

     

    Might or might not work for you depending on what you are trying to achieve ...

     

    DiskAide does not synchronize contacts, and does nothing for calendar.

    It is file transfer app, it can transfer all or selected contacts to and from idevice.

  • DigiAngel Level 1 Level 1 (40 points)

    I wasn't able to get ownCloud to function with carddav/caldav, but I didn't spend a lot of time on it to be honest.  I needed a solution that either a) ran on the Mavericks client, or b) ran on my linux server.  Baikal ran on both well.  The instructions provided earlier in the thread about setting up Baikal on Mavericks client work good.  OS X Server is another option...and comes already with the cal and carddav, so you wouldn't need Baikal on it.  Hope that helps.

  • handsOFFmydata Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)

    Is owncloud difficult to setup/use or it just offers way too many functions? Also, can it be installed and used together with OS X Server or only one of these software must be installed?

     

    You can install and use OSX Server as is, it provides web and cloud services for calendars and contacts synchronization, and much more.

     

    Or ... you can install any of the other cloud packages, like ownCloud or Baikal,  mentioned in this discussion. Plus you would need to install the web services as required by these packages.

     

    I do not understand these “you do not have to use cloud” people. Obviously they are on the mission to work against the question being asked on this topic. Why would they spent their precious time to oppose our needs? Why don’t they just let others to help and address our concerns?

     

    You are correct, they are not helpful, and one requires the access to appropriate cloud service for calendars and contacts to sync properly under Mavericks. At least for now, until some app like SyncMate comes with the local sync solution.

  • Csound1 Level 7 Level 7 (32,255 points)

    U.B. wrote:

     

    I do not understand these “you do not have to use cloud” people

    What part of "you don't have to use iCloud" are you finding difficult to understand?

  • sdb2013 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    From the DigiDNA website:

     

    "DiskAid also connects directly to all installed Apps on the device and lets you browse their whole contents. All Apps’ files and folders are directly readable on Mac (OS X) or PC (Windows) computers and from there you can easily transfer files, folders and documents both ways between Apps and computer.

     

    You can transfer an iPhone, iPad or iPod’s complete address book to any computer almost instantly, no matter if it’s linked to the same iTunes account, without any cloud setup, sync or delay."

     

    I need to transfer contacts and address book the other way, mac to ipad. I've got many hours of trying to research a fix to conduct a previously existing process that used to take seconds under prior OS, hence the frustration level of many here. That was actually the basis of my purchasing the iPad, which is now sitting on my desk pending a workflow solution.

     

    Thanks for the feedback.


  • handsOFFmydata Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)

    Actually, I am not sure you can transfer contacts from Mac to iPad using DiskAid. I had a quick look at my free copy of DiskAid, and the Copy to Device button is grayed out (not active) when Contacts are selected in the side menu. That would be consistent with the description from the website you have quoted.

  • brollyjohn Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    That encryption table is telling. I didn't expect Facebook to have better encryption than Apple. Can't say I trust either with any personal info at the moment.

     

    For those who are frustrated about the loss of local sync, an option is sending feedback and rating in the app store.

     

    The rating on Mavericks has just dropped. Your ratings at work.

  • Eliasor Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    brollyjohn wrote:

     

    That encryption table is telling. I didn't expect Facebook to have better encryption than Apple. Can't say I trust either with any personal info at the moment.

     

    For those who are frustrated about the loss of local sync, an option is sending feedback and rating in the app store.

     

    The rating on Mavericks has just dropped. Your ratings at work.

     

    Unfortunately, Apple does not allow you to rate or review Mavericks unless you obtained it from the app store.  Since I got it with my new MacBook (which I did buy from Apple), they won't let me review it. 

  • U.B. Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Thanks again DigiAngel and handsOFFmydata!

    I was asking about owncloud especially because it should sync bookmarks as well… So, why not to have it all in one package as we had it before in iTunes.

    I will be thinking seriously about setting up a server. I cannot rely on Apple or SyncMate to give me back my own local syncing and I refuse to use anybody’s server (yes, Im aware that my emails are already on someones’ cloud and that I have turned Find iPhone feature on), but for some things (notes, calendars, bookmarks…) I wand my own control and its a matter of principle. The way things are going (and personally I think its useless to even complain to Apple), it would not surprise me to see SyncMate5 offering its own cloud to sync those functions. For those who are capable of more than just going to icloud setting and selecting to sync all of the above, there is still hope that they can keep ones and zeroes in their own home by spending few extra bucks.

  • SwankPeRFection Level 4 Level 4 (1,435 points)

    Csound1 wrote:

     

    U.B. wrote:

     

    I do not understand these “you do not have to use cloud” people

    What part of "you don't have to use iCloud" are you finding difficult to understand?

     

    How then can you sync Contacts to a local data file of Outlook or even OSX Address Book without iTunes Sync Services on the OS and a copy of iTunes that actually allows for this to happen?!

     

    You can't!!!  What your stupid response is leaving out and why so many users are frustrated is that your simple answer is DON'T USE ICLOUD... which leaves you WITHOUT the ability to sync your contacts to anything!  Are you completely clueless on this?

  • petermac87 Level 5 Level 5 (4,065 points)

    Read the entire thread. Barney, in particular gave a working solution as have others.

     

    Cheers

     

    Pete

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