Sync Safari Favourites

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Dr.SL, Jan 10, 2017.

  1. Dr.SL macrumors member

    Dr.SL

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    Hello from a newbie....

    I would like to have synced the Safari bookmarked favourites between Mac and iPod but NOT with iCloud.
    It can be done?

    Thank you for support!
     
  2. Huntn macrumors P6

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    Maybe through iTunes, but it would require some research. What's wrong with iCloud?
    XMarks is a Firefox synch extension, but you'd have to consider using Firefox on your ios devices, and I don't know if Xmarks has a ios verion.
     
  3. Dr.SL thread starter macrumors member

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    Nothing wrong with iCloud except the fact that if switched on is uploading different things without permission. I'll try Firefox.

    Thank you.
     
  4. CoastalOR macrumors 68020

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    What does iCloud upload without permission?
     
  5. Dr.SL thread starter macrumors member

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    One example: Is backing up the iPhone to iCloud.
     
  6. CoastalOR macrumors 68020

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    Do you mean backing up the iPhone installed data so it can be restored to the iPhone if needed? If yes, then I thought there was a selection on where you could backup your iPhone to iCloud or your Mac.

    You also do not have to turn on iCloud login on the iPhone if you do not want the iPhone to have access to iCloud. If you do connect the iPhone to iCloud then what gets synced can be selected.

    I must still be missing something.
     
  7. Dr.SL thread starter macrumors member

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    It is about syncing an Mac with iPad, but doesn't matter.
    When I sign in from iPad (not possible to start the sync without signing in to iCloud), this start to sync immediately almost everything even before I go to the settings to choose Safari only...
     
  8. CoastalOR macrumors 68020

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  9. Rok73 macrumors 65816

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    I cannot confirm this. Some people like it complicated, it seems.
     

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