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  • 2,070. Re: How to locally sync an iPhone with OS X Mavericks? iCloud is NOT an option.
    wiredancer Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    on the thread you will only find option for computer IT specialists. Unfortunately, since Apple cancelled the easy local sync option, NO easy solutions!

  • 2,071. Re: How to locally sync an iPhone with OS X Mavericks? iCloud is NOT an option.
    gumsie Level 4 Level 4 (2,095 points)

    Bottom line is, on a purely factual basis, (regardless if practical or not), you're are not being forced to use iCloud we all know that already, we're just here to keep an eye on proceedings.

    There are answers, (at the mo), if unpalatable ones;

    Run Windows.

    Run ML.

    Use the Server system.

    Use Baikal.

    Use a half solution from the App store.

    Hope that Apple brings it back.

     

    Most important part is the

     

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  • 2,072. Re: How to locally sync an iPhone with OS X Mavericks? iCloud is NOT an option.
    wiredancer Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I agree with gumsie. thanks

    lets keep watching. maybe something will come along

  • 2,073. Re: How to locally sync an iPhone with OS X Mavericks? iCloud is NOT an option.
    petermac87 Level 5 Level 5 (4,205 points)

    That is not surprising. As negative as Gumsie is at least he/she/it actually attempts to be factual. You have not even seen the options?

     

    Good luck

     

    Pete

  • 2,074. Re: How to locally sync an iPhone with OS X Mavericks? iCloud is NOT an option.
    gumsie Level 4 Level 4 (2,095 points)

    Got sidetracked and forgot to finish my post.........

     

    So, Most important part is that we keep it civil and keep feedback an ideas coming in at every avenue. Remember a long thread that appears to be a significant issue is what gets third party developers interested. They may see the chance of an opportunity.

  • 2,075. Re: How to locally sync an iPhone with OS X Mavericks? iCloud is NOT an option.
    peter_watt Level 3 Level 3 (845 points)

    wiredancer wrote:

     

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    I'm also looking for a solution, like you are and am just as frustrated. I don't and I can not use iCloud, because of several reasons. ....<snip>


    I have recently installed ownCloud on my own server at www.hostpoint.ch  Have you heard of ownCloud? ownCloud is an open source solution to synchronize files, in other words, no big economical interest behind it. It's free and works well for Calendar (CalDav). It's supposed to work for Address (CardDav) as well, but iOS 7 is causing errors. So, as I said, not an ideal solution.

    ....<snip>

    I am intrigued why an open source (i.e. wide open) app on a small internet server outfit with no proven security record in Switzerland  is any more secure than using the identical solution from the world's biggest company with a proven history of no  access breaches without a password.  Why are your reasons any different in your choice of Owncloud?  Your stuff is still out there.

    Not ideal indeed, but I fear you shot your moral/sociopolitical argument in the foot.

  • 2,076. Re: How to locally sync an iPhone with OS X Mavericks? iCloud is NOT an option.
    snozdop Level 5 Level 5 (5,800 points)

    wiredancer wrote:


    I have recently installed ownCloud on my own server at www.hostpoint.ch  Have you heard of ownCloud? ownCloud is an open source solution to synchronize files, in other words, no big economical interest behind it. It's free and works well for Calendar (CalDav). It's supposed to work for Address (CardDav) as well, but iOS 7 is causing errors. So, as I said, not an ideal solution.

     

    Did you also purchase an SSL certificate for your CalDAV and CardDAV servers and set it up correctly, otherwise all your data is being transferred wide open to the internet between your devices and can be viewed by anyone with a simple free packet sniffer.

     

    Regardless of how secure the web-host is, if you are transferring data unsecurely (not over SSL) you might as well just post all your contacts and calendars publicly. iCloud is a far better option.

  • 2,077. Re: How to locally sync an iPhone with OS X Mavericks? iCloud is NOT an option.
    petermac87 Level 5 Level 5 (4,205 points)

    Hmmmmmm, I'm surprised that gumsie missed out on mentioning that 'option', but then again I suppose it really is not an option as such for any one who prides their security.

     

    Thanks

     

    Pete

  • 2,078. Re: How to locally sync an iPhone with OS X Mavericks? iCloud is NOT an option.
    James Richards Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)

    This is a very long thread, and some people may lose heart trying to access information to try and resolve the problem.

     

    At the moment there is no local sync option as easy to set up as the USB sync was to use. Please add your voice to the Apple feedback pages if you hope Apple might bring back this kind of option. Others have posted on this thread about how to do that.

     

    Currently Apple have structured things so that the easy-to-use option is firstly iCloud, or, secondly, other cloud-based services. Doing anything else looks technically daunting for the average user (including me).

     

    For those, like me, for whom local syncing is a mission critical issue, it may be worth pointing out again that there is a local sync solution that can be used just between your Mac and your iPhone. It is wifi rather than USB cable, but it works with nothing more required than your Mac and your iPhone.

     

    It involves setting up some software on your Mac, but after that it works seamlessly IME. I am not an IT specialist, just a fairly ordinary user who has been with Macs for a long time now. I was able to set this solution up for myself following the User Tip which Barney-15E has created. It takes you through the process step by step. Elsewhere I've described the process of moving your 'On my Mac' calendars and contacts so that they will be synced under the new setup.

     

    Once set up syncing will happen automatically between your devices on, say, your home network, or will happen between iPhone and Mac if you link them together using the 'Create Network…' option on your Mac's wifi menu.

     

    You may find technical information more accessible via this other thread which (IMHO) has a better signal to noise ratio.

     

    Another way of achieving the same result would be to stump up $20 for OS X Mavericks Server where the process of settting it up may be a little more user friendly. Someone else has posted on this thread about how that solution worked for them.

     

    I hope this is of some help to you.

     

    James

  • 2,079. Re: How to locally sync an iPhone with OS X Mavericks? iCloud is NOT an option.
    Sincr USB Now Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Hi James, thanks for your comments.

     

     

    It is very interesting the different options. But if you remember the concept of the Digital Divide http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Digital_divide may also understand that not everyone has internet access at all times. We can not think only of ourselves. That's what Apple is doing. It's good to think of the future, but a future for all, not the few.

  • 2,080. Re: How to locally sync an iPhone with OS X Mavericks? iCloud is NOT an option.
    RJHack Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Thank you! I live on the other side of the digital divide (the other side from most of the people who have posted in this forum). Sometimes the internet will go down for days, sometimes I am in places with no access. And, we pay per megabyte, so everytime we sync via the cloud it costs us.

  • 2,081. Re: How to locally sync an iPhone with OS X Mavericks? iCloud is NOT an option.
    Csound1 Level 8 Level 8 (35,310 points)

    Use any service you like, if you do not know that there are services available that are not iCloud use a Google to find them. Do you need help using Google?

  • 2,082. Re: How to locally sync an iPhone with OS X Mavericks? iCloud is NOT an option.
    Matt Schultz Level 1 Level 1 (55 points)

    RJHack wrote:

     

    Thank you! I live on the other side of the digital divide (the other side from most of the people who have posted in this forum). Sometimes the internet will go down for days, sometimes I am in places with no access. And, we pay per megabyte, so everytime we sync via the cloud it costs us.

    Well, that's the whole deal in a nutshell, isn't it? Pay to play.

     

    There are no incremental revenue streams available in USB local sync. There are in iCloud. Hence, one gets deprecated, the other, marketed.

     

    Follow the money :-)

  • 2,083. Re: How to locally sync an iPhone with OS X Mavericks? iCloud is NOT an option.
    jayv. Level 4 Level 4 (1,230 points)

    With iCloud being a free service (no need to pay for more storage just to sync contacts, calendars, notes and reminders) I think Apple just had convenience in mind, not pushing a service. Something must have conflicted in the latest OS X for them to take out the components that allowed USB syncing, it's still present in Windows. I'm leaning towards thinking that taking the feature out was a necessity rather than a push to iCloud but that's just me. Of course Apple loves to sling numbers at people in their keynotes so I'm sure having all these extra iCloud users just because of syncing is not something they mind

  • 2,084. Re: How to locally sync an iPhone with OS X Mavericks? iCloud is NOT an option.
    gumsie Level 4 Level 4 (2,095 points)

    Just so you are aware, there is no such thing as free, (IMO).

     

    The cost of this will have been built into the cost of the phones and services it uses.

    It was taken out for business and technical reasons alike.