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

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  • wiredancer Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    yes, I am waiting.


    ... ubdate  iTunes 11.1.4 just came in. Should I upgrade? I'm somewhat skeptical about upgrading any Apple products.

  • PixelRogue Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Mavericks OS, with an iPhone 5s - there are NO alternatives w/o the cloud. Zip zero zilch... 

     

    only a Hail Mary pass at the moment through Mavericks Server which claims to synch contacts, calendar etc. on the network w/o the need for cloud or internet.

     

    WireDancer - what did you encounter that prevented Mavericks Server from working?

  • wiredancer Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    .... don't know exactly. I suspect it is an issue about permission, admin, name of the computer and so forth. Something is not configured in the right way. But I don't know where I made the mistake. Maybe I should give it an other shot.... (Hmmmm..., last time it took my all night)

     


  • dchao99 Level 4 Level 4 (2,040 points)

    BincBunny wrote:

     

    I am slowly migrating away from Address Book altogether, over to a secure alternative, STRIP, by Zetetic. (NOTE, I have no affiliation with the company, and there may be many other similar products that do the same thing. I just happen to have found this one to work well enough for my needs so far).

     

    What good does that do?

     

    NSA has your SSN, names of your ISP, your cellphone number, your IP's.  They can tap your IP's, and demend a IP traffic report from your cellphone company and ISP, they will have to surrender your data to the NSA immediately.

     

    The problem is not at Apple but the US government.

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

    Reinstall 10.8 or earlier if you want to keep your sanity.

     

    It's a pain to do, but you probably know how the earlier iTunes to iOS syncing works and it will continue to work whilst Apple or others come up with a fix.

     

    The alternatives are fixing your server or join the waiting game to see when Eltima will release their sync client (or any other 3rd party). Syncing your important data on is not something you want to risk by being an beta tester or 'early adopter' (as Apple are demonstrating here).

     

     

    Take a full bootable backup of 10.9 onto an external disk, (via Disk Utility, Carbon Copy or SuperDuper!) erase the Mac, install <10.9 and copy over your 10.9 user folder. Recreate your user in System Prefs & it will offer to fix the permissions & use the old home directory.

     

    Apps will need reinstalling, setting up etc. Apple's built in tools don't support migrations to older OS's so it's a manual process, if it all goes wrong you still have the bootable 10.9 version (plus whatever other backups you make).

     

    There are several user tips that may help…

    Apple: Restoring a previous OS X version

    How to revert OS X back from Mavericks

     

    Obviously 10.9 only apps won't work on earlier OS's so you may lose access to the latest iWork apps etc, but you could still boot into the backup of 10.9, open the files & try exporting to something that will work on the earlier OS.

     

    I can't see the point in fighting to make a server run on your Mac just to make it work like the last OS. If it was a intended to be the solution why are Apple not telling users to buy it to fix this issue?

  • tekknosaurus Calculating status...

    All is unnecessairy crap.

     

    Go back? needs days to put all data on the old OS and no updatepossibilities for some tools too. No.

    Install Server? I am not unexperienced but - doensn´t work smoothly in my system. Kick it.

    Baikal? no idea.

     

    I bought an oldschool calendar/scheduler. No hazzle for backup and data loss.

     

    Contacts is my problem. But I will give up and turn on the icloud for this, I am to exhausted, Apple wins. I now clear my contact-notes I don´t wanna sync and thats it. It *****.

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

    I don't think this update contains any bombs. That said, clone first, (or TM), and then upgrade, problem solved.

  • PixelRogue Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Fix? There were no technical limitations to the synch.

     

    Desire to not keep data in the cloud involves privacy (yes, even before the revelations over the past year or two), owning your own information (because most cloud servers 'own' any information you store on their servers), 'other' mal-intentioned groups gaining accesss (outside of us govt), and having full management of the information.

     

    When you state this is a government regulation, can you provide specifics that state Apple's omition of a local synch option has been imposed by govt?

  • Mike-B Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Wow, feel I'm late to the party here but this is a terrible situation. I can't believe I missed this new 'Feature' before I upgraded my wife's Mac to Mavericks.

    There is just no way she wants to risk losing/duplicating her contacts and calendars as happened the first time she tried iCloud. Let alone the privacy concerns. I'm just a little stunned at the moment. Why screw up something at worked so well? A sad mix of hubris and cloistered stupidity it seems.

  • snozdop Level 5 Level 5 (4,820 points)

    Local sync via SyncServices was notoriously unreliable and prone to causing duplicate data due to the way it worked. That's why a Apple (and all other sync solutions) don't attempt to sync data that way anymore - it just wasn't dependable. Conflict resolution was awful and resulted in lost data frequently.

     

    The server-client sync method (like iCloud, Google Sync, Yahoo, Fruux, Exchange and all the others) is far more reliable and avoids complicated conflict resolution programming.

  • wiredancer Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    local syncing was always always working perfect for me, never had any problems!

    iCloud is not something I would ever do.

  • ndawg Calculating status...

    hogwash snozdop

     

    Local sync was one of the primary reasons I switched to an iPhone from my RAZR back in 2007. Exchange is a crappy sync solution. Have you ever tried helping non-technical people sync Outlook contacts across multiple computers, phones, and/or accounts?

     

    Plus, server-client has nothing to do with USB/wifi/3G/LTE. One is a model, the other is a connection method. Allowing the Mac to serve as the 'server' while iPhones and iPads connect to it via USB as the 'client' is an interesting alternative that iTunes does not support.

     

    Please try again.

  • Csound1 Level 7 Level 7 (32,320 points)

    Yes, you told us that already.

     

    You do not have to use iCloud for syncing, there are many alternatives, pick one.

  • OAADKTBA Calculating status...

    To Apple Staff that may read their own communities forum :

    Please restore back local sync, soon !

     

    I am electro-sensible : no Wifi at home and no cellurar phone !

    I baught an iPad for about $930 a few years ago. I don't use any Apps (most of them requiere a Wifi connection)

    Should I throw it away ?

     

    When you buy a refregirator, do you agree the manufacturer change your chiller capacity without warning, remotly a few years later ?

    I bought an iPad due to its capability to sync localy with iTunes. iPad don't sync localy anymore.

    May I get a refund ?

     

    I tried iCloud, and tried to handle my privacy as I wish : message and alert look like "Window's message". I have lost 90% of my notes, contact, and calendar entries :-(

    Restoration from Time Machine was a mess.

    Restoration from itunes was outdated.

     

    Fan from Apple IIe I am so disapointed. This is not The Apple Way of Work.

  • Csound1 Level 7 Level 7 (32,320 points)

    OAADKTBA wrote:

     

    To Apple Staff that may read their own communities forum :

    Please restore back local sync, soon !

     

    I am electro-sensible : no Wifi at home and no cellurar phone !

    I baught an iPad for about $930 a few years ago. I don't use any Apps (most of them requiere a Wifi connection)

    Should I throw it away ?

    That is up to you, maybe selling it would be better than throwing it away?

     

    When you buy a refregirator, do you agree the manufacturer change your chiller capacity without warning, remotly a few years later ?

    I know of no method to remotely resize a chillers capacity, please explain.

     

    I bought an iPad due to its capability to sync localy with iTunes. iPad don't sync localy anymore.

    May I get a refund ?

    No

     

    I tried iCloud, and tried to handle my privacy as I wish : message and alert look like "Window's message". I have lost 90% of my notes, contact, and calendar entries :-(

    Restoration from Time Machine was a mess.

    How did you do that without WiFi, please explain.

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