Disable iCloud synching?

Discussion in 'Apple Music, Apple Pay, iCloud, Apple Services' started by lasloduncan, Apr 28, 2018.

  1. lasloduncan macrumors regular


    Mar 2, 2015
    prevent my mbp from synching to my imac and iphone...I want to use mbp for banking...so want to keep that part of it isolated to the mbp and certainly don't want it on my phone or imac. thanks
  2. Glmnet1 macrumors 6502a

    Oct 21, 2017
    Use a different Apple ID or better yet don't use one.
  3. duervo macrumors 68020


    Feb 5, 2011
    Sign out of iCloud on your MBP, and don’t bother using it on that device.
  4. lasloduncan thread starter macrumors regular


    Mar 2, 2015
    Thank you, sorry I am so uninformed I will chase it some...cant be that hard as you state--simple thought icould was a cross for all of us to bear...sort of like nsa hahhah...thanks...opt out of icloud or "non sync" in pref somewhere or discontinue that acct on the mbp and ---reinitialize a new icloud acct I like that option best if it is indeed and option ...again thanks--
    I wrestled with apple support chat I lost to three of them --that deal is like a road runner cartoon....and I am the coyote.
  5. iGobbleoff macrumors regular


    May 2, 2011
    What’s it got to do with internet banking?
  6. techwarrior macrumors 65816


    Jul 30, 2009
    No need to disable iCloud sync.

    The things iCloud will sync are:
    • Safari passwords and bookmarks
    • Keychain (passwords and certificates)
    • Desktop & Documents
    • Various applications if you permit them to
    So, for passwords, don't allow Safari to save your password for banking sites. But any other browser passwords or bookmarks can sync normally.

    For documents you want to keep exclusively on the MBP, put them in a designated folder other than Desktop or Documents, for instance ~/banking where ~/ is the shortcut to /Users/yourusername/, in other words your home folder. As long as your banking documents go elsewhere, they won't sync.

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