Text Shortcut Syncing

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  1. Dj64Mk7 macrumors 6502a

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    For reference, I'm talking about the text replacement shortcuts (a default one is "omw" for "On my way!")

    I seem to remember at one point that these shortcuts would sync between iPhone and Mac through iCloud. It actually happened for me once at long time ago, but never since. Is this not a feature? I really don't want to have to duplicate shortcuts on my Mac when I already created them on my iPhone.
     
  2. Kubaton macrumors member

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    Mine still sync. Maybe signing out and back into iCloud will fix the glitch.
     
  3. Weaselboy Moderator

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    They do sync, but you have to have iCloud Drive check marked in the iCloud prefs for it to work. If yours are not syncing you might try turning iCloud Drive off then on again.
     
  4. Dj64Mk7 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    When I did this, I had to stop using my iCloud account to log into the computer. Is these any way to reverse this, short of reinstalling OS X?
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    Did this, but they're still not syncing. When I called Apple, the told me it "wasn't a feature."
     
  5. Kubaton macrumors member

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    Surely there's a way. I don't use an iCloud account to login but I will help you figure out a way unless someone more knowledgable can answer it. Hopefully you were able to get back in already though.

    Syncing has always worked for me. I guess Apple covers themselves during issues like this by claiming it's not a feature.

    Take a look at the solution in the first post of this thread and, if you are willing to do it, it may just solve your issue. It's simple to perform.

    https://discussions.apple.com/thread/6487504?start=0&tstart=0

    Someone else in the thread, as Weaselboy already mentioned, said all they had to do was turn off iCloud Drive and re-enable it for theirs to start syncing.
     
  6. Dj64Mk7 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I would have tried that, but I don't have a "Mobile Documents" folder. I tried turning iCloud Drive on and off, but that didn't work.
     
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    ~/Library/Mobile Documents/

    If you have iCloud Drive on, you do have that folder. Copy the path above then click your Desktop then hit shift-command-g and paste the path into the popup and hit return. That will take you to the hidden Mobile Documents folder.
     
  10. Kubaton macrumors member

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    Is iCloud Drive enabled on your Mac and iOS devices? Also, I would reboot them after cycling iCloud Drive off and on. I'm not sure it matters though.
     
  11. Dj64Mk7 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I pasted that into "Go To Folder" and it just took me to my iCloud Drive, not to Mobile Documents.

    I did both of these things after reading this post...

    ...but neither of them worked.

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    This is beginning to seem hopeless.
     
  12. Weaselboy Moderator

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    The Mobile Documents folder IS iCloud Drive. When you are in the iCloud Drive folder that is the same as the Mobile Documents folder. Finder just makes it look like iCloud Drive.
     
  13. Dj64Mk7 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    So what do I do with that?
     
  14. Weaselboy Moderator

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    I was trying to help you get to the correct folder mentioned in that link from post #5.
     
  15. Dj64Mk7 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I know, but I don't understand how to get text shortcuts syncing using my iCloud Drive UI.
     

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