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

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  • Csound1 Level 7 Level 7 (32,455 points)

    WINARPI wrote:

     

     

    Spoken with a IT specialist and he said the way to go back by REVERT TO previous OSX version would be very risky and time consuming even to him as my Mac contains c/a 500GB of data which have to be first copied somewhere piece by piece not as a bulk as being on many places in my MAc and we miss soem of them they will be lost forever. Thats where my concern is.

    Are you trying to say that you did not make a backup before you installed  new Operating Sytem? and therefore do not have one to revert to?

  • Csound1 Level 7 Level 7 (32,455 points)

    When you made a backup you decided where to store it, and it will now be wherever you put it.

     

    How did you make a backup, did you use Time Machine for example?

  • WINARPI Calculating status...

    You know some of my family members been during the WW II. here in europe caught in .....CAMP hope you know what I mean. Do not want to use the WORD so easy as you there.

     

    Thats why Im not sure whether you have to tell me what to call which name even more when it was used as example or whatever you want to call

     

    SO PLEASE STOP be so

     

    Thank you

  • Csound1 Level 7 Level 7 (32,455 points)

    What are you talking about?

     

    Did you make a backup, yes or no?

  • WINARPI Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    HAve some backups on time machine as well but the latest probably are with the Mavericks as this goes automatically every day

     

    Have to ask IT guy if knows where we have put the forced backup when installed Mavericks hope he will know....

     

    Anyway if we find and it will work THANK YOU in advance

     

    Best

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

    WINARPI wrote:

     

    Getting closer,  where this back up should be ?

    on my Mac ?

    You did make a system backup with Time Machine or CCC or such software didn't you? I don't think your IT guy has much idea what he is talking about, sadly. It is every computer users responsibility to themselves to back up their data, for when their HardDrive decides to die. It is also important for restoring a previous working system in place of one that does not serve your needs, as seems to be the case.

     

    Reinstalling the backup is easy. If you did not make a backup, the best I can suggest is to backup your data now.

     

    Pete

  • Csound1 Level 7 Level 7 (32,455 points)

    WINARPI wrote:

     

    HAve some backups on time machine as well but the latest probably are with the Mavericks as this goes automatically every day

     

    Time Machine keeps a history of backups, just scroll back to the one before you installed Mavericks.

  • WINARPI Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Thanks will try

  • WINARPI Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Actually maybe better not to read so much the policies.

    If you buy a car and later policy would say you have to drive without steering wheel you might not be happy.

    I do not comment the policies or your "NO ONE CAN SAY"

    Im just asking why I cannot use anymore a GREAT GREAT FEATURE and what is the reason for that and if you do not have answer let it be........

     

     

    English is not my native language but I do speak only 5 other languages above my native so apologies been so bad in some of them.

     

    What about you  

    Do not be

  • Csound1 Level 7 Level 7 (32,455 points)

    WINARPI wrote:

     

    Im just asking why I cannot use anymore a GREAT GREAT FEATURE and what is the reason for that

    It's been removed, that's all there is without taking guesses.

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

    WINARPI wrote:

     

     

    Im just asking why I cannot use anymore a GREAT GREAT FEATURE and what is the reason for that and if you do not have answer let it be........

     

     

     

    You cannot use it because Apple dropped the feature. Nobody here knows exactly why it was dropped. Only Apple. Many have theories, conspiracies, etc. But if you wish to know the exact reason the decision was made, you will need to ask Apple, and you cannot do that through these forums.

     

    Pete

  • WINARPI Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
  • WINARPI Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    And did ask NO REPLY 

     

    enough is enough good night to all of you

  • Csound1 Level 7 Level 7 (32,455 points)

    Good night.

  • feinmeister Calculating status...

    Spoke with Apple Executive Customer Service again and they said:

    Use of OS X server as a local server will not be supported by Apple unless it is used with a business grade internet connection.  Without such a connection, the server is prone to crashes.  Additionally, the OS X server requires  regular routine maintenance and is not meant for us by the average consumer / Apple user.

     

    As for deleting iCloud account and removing data stored on it, Executive Customer Service said:

    When the account is deleted from iPhone or Mac, it means that ACCESS to the account / data is no longer available BUT the data remains on iCloud.  You can open a new iCloud account but you will not have access to the data under the prior account.  Executive Customer Service, in rare instances will facilitate the removal of stored data.  Otherwise, even with the deletion of an iCloud account, the data lives on.

     

    Bottomline:

    Apple is still waiting for more Mavericks feedback at www.Apple.com/feedback --  subject, Design & Ease of Use. Keep the feedback coming, don't give up -- Apple continues to make changes to Mavericks -- there is strength in numbers.  The local server workaround is meant for business / enterprise users not the general public, as it is a cumbersome and expensive option requiring a business grade internet connection and IT know-how.

     

    If you are going to phone Apple's tollfree Customer Service / contact center, ask to speak with a senior technology specialist and get a case number that you can refer to at future communications.  The specialist will pass your feedback on to Apple Engineers more readily than the call center's first level CSR / Customer Service Representative.  If unsatisfied with the tech specialist's response, ask for Executive Customer Service.  Executive Customer Service works with the Executive Tech Team that submits cases / feedback to the Engineers   Apple will set up periodic phone calls with you to apprise you of developments and to help you with viable workarounds.

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