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

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  • gumsie Level 4 Level 4 (2,075 points)

    I repeat, 'let's leave this here because..........'.

     

    Thankyou for your input.

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

    gumsie wrote:

     

    Csound1 wrote:

     

    gumsie wrote:

     

    What is?

     

    The article linked to, maybe you should read the thread?

    I see it now, wasn't a link posted by Snozdrop who you were replying to. Given the article is only a few paragraphs long care to point out some of those inaccuracies that make it valueless?

    Snozdrop already pointed out some of the inaccuracies, if you want more read it yourself.

  • Drew Reece Level 4 Level 4 (1,195 points)

    Carrying a server around is also the Apple solution to 'local' syncing.

    So iCloud suits you, that's great. Tell it to the people who are legally not a allowed to use it.

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

    Drew Reece wrote:

     

    Carrying a server around is also the Apple solution to 'local' syncing.

    So iCloud suits you, that's great. Tell it to the people who are legally not a allowed to use it.

     

    There is no Apple solution for local sync that I know of, why don't you inform us of this method, a link to the Apple documentation on it would be nice.

  • feinmeister Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Beyond the privacy issue of forced data storage on iCloud, is a convenience issue.  Internet service is NOT always available and no, some of us can't wait to sync until we are in a region with access.  As for privacy, some folks use the notes section of Contacts for sensitive information that goes beyond name / phone # / address and what's already availble in online White Pages / Yellow Page phonebook listings. It's not just about simplistic contact information. And certainly the other manual sync features are important and should be reinstated.  User control is paramount.

     

    ** One of the more unsettling aspects of this change / removal of the manual sync option, is that it was unannounced and Apple simultaneously offered a free upgrade to Mavericks, so that we were snookered.  Apple's trust factor has tanked and my days of being an early adopter of their offerings is done.  Manual sync is a major issue, it isn't some minor inconvenience that can be ignored.

     

    Bless you folks willing and capable of doing the server workaround to manually sync.  It's an unnecessary complication forced by a brand that prides itself on convenience and easy / intuitive user interface.  Apple removed our CHOICE to use iCloud for some services and not for others.  Choice, the many varied ways that I can choose to use Mac and iPhone at my will and convenience, is a critical reason that I use Apple products and is a pertinent feature that apparently escaped Apple marketers this time -- bad move!

     

    To gharlowe and my friends in Germany and England: you are welcome. If I should become silent again (yes,a hardcore group of you were delighted by my absence-- first ammendment still rules), assume that I again was silenced. Don't give up, Apple is a company that values user input.  Continue to provide feedback where Apple listens on their feedback website, you know the drill. With a bit of perseverance and luck, workarounds will no longer be necessary and the manual sync option will be reinstated. 

    And really, what am I saying here that is so terrible?!

     

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

    The first amendment does not apply to this site, you joined and agreed to the terms of use. Thus negating the first amendment right.

     

    If you find yourself unable to keep your word and abide by the conditions you previously agreed to then not posting is the correct thing to do.

  • gumsie Level 4 Level 4 (2,075 points)

    feinmeister wrote:

     

    ** One of the more unsettling aspects of this change / removal of the manual sync option, is that it was unannounced and Apple simultaneously offered a free upgrade to Mavericks, so that we were snookered.  Apple's trust factor has tanked and my days of being an early adopter of their offerings is done.  Manual sync is a major issue, it isn't some minor inconvenience that can be ignored.

    Not quite, CSound did ask, 'Correct, it's gone, and it was never useful to the people who don't work the way you do.

     

    And as there is no alternative, what's your plan now?'

     

    I didn't answer because I got bored of it. But the bottom line is I went back to ML. It worked before Mavericks and it still works now. I do not know for how long it will remain viable, but when the time comes I'll have to make a choice - Stay on OSX, or go to another OS or solution.

  • EMACKAAY Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Well said. And indeed, what has Apple got to lose in leaving people the option to synchronise as they please, through iTunes (delightfully simple)? Surely it is not much of an encumbrance to Maverick.

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

    gumsie wrote:

     

    I didn't answer because I got bored of it. But the bottom line is I went back to ML. It worked before Mavericks and it still works now. I do not know for how long it will remain viable, but when the time comes I'll have to make a choice - Stay on OSX, or go to another OS or solution.

     

    And that is a sensible solution, nobody should use that which does not do what they want.

  • brollyjohn Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    It IS a convenience issue. Apple left a lot of users out in the cold with this. Downgrading to ML or getting Barney's help are now the two top options for the local sync lovers on mavericks.

     

    Whoever fills the void with a new local sync option for mac users with iphones in the near future is going to make some money on this anyway.

     

    This was quite recent.

     

    http://www.zdnet.com/apples-icloud-cracked-lack-of-two-factor-authentication-all ows-remote-download-7000022196/

     

    Can a user trust that data stored on Microsoft and Amazon's Servers which host Apple's Icloud is safe?

     

     


  • Playfoot Calculating status...

    I have just spent 90 minutes investigating why my contacts on my iPhone wouldn't sync with the MacBook Pro.  Imagine my surprise when I discovered Apple decided to remove the ability for local sync from Mavericks.

     

     

    I am frustrated for many reasons:  one, NO mention of this "decision" in Mavericks release that clearly stated the loss of local sync, two, I do not want to use cloud services, three, in some countries where I work I am legally prohibited from using cloud, four, financial regulators will also not allow information to be hosted on servers not under our direct control, five, in many areas I work I have no access to internet, but need local USB capability, five, some of my work prohibits me for contractual and legal reasons from using cloud, etc.

     

    For the record, I am not overly concerned about the NSA, alphabet soup that may or may not be tracking our patterns. 

  • Csound1 Level 7 Level 7 (32,255 points)
  • wiredancer Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    .... there is no difference between iCloud and Google. It's all a "Could". And Clouds all have the same problem, that you are storing all of your most private information at someone else's hard drive, somewhere in the world, especially in the USA, where, for example the NSA can access that hard drive any time. The best is to keep that information in your own home. Google is just the same thing as iCloud.

  • Barney-15E Level 7 Level 7 (33,240 points)

    Drew Reece wrote:

     

    Carrying a server around is also the Apple solution to 'local' syncing.

    So iCloud suits you, that's great. Tell it to the people who are legally not a allowed to use it.

    If you don't carry your laptop around, how would you sync it with a cable?

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