iCloud

Updated 20 days ago ​by Ives

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ALL FEATURES EXPLAINED: All our features/functionality explained in detail - no app-specifics. 

With Apple's iCloud, you'll always have up-to-date versions of all your photos, notes, documents, contact lists, and more. The service keeps all your devices in sync, allowing you to share information between your computer and other mobile devices at home or office. Below you'll find detailed information, specifically for iCloud integrations.

Supported iCloud Integrations

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Authorizing iCloud

We simply ask your login details and permission for access.


It is mandatory for your iCloud account to have two factor authentication enabled. More information can be found here.

If this is the case, we require the following things to be able to connect to your iCloud account:
1. your iCloud username (which may be any email address you used to sign up with, or an iCloud.com, me.com or mac.com address)
2. an app-specific password, to be generated by logging in on the Apple ID web page. Further instructions are here.


If you already authorized iCloud account(s) in the past or in any other PieSync integration, you'll be able to skip this step and choose from your CONNECTED ACCOUNTS.


[IF] Supported Conditions/Filters

  • FIELDS
  • ALREADY EXISTING IN APP YOU SYNC WITH

[THEN] Supported Actions

  • UPDATE FIELDS

Default Field Mapping

Depending on the other app you're syncing with, you'll see a number of standard iCloud fields being mapped. For instance, a connection to Google Contacts will look something like this:

PieSync syncs the default name field(s) that come with the apps. Sometimes they have a different structure in both apps you connect. E.g. first and last names are separate in app A and joint in a single field in app B. In the background, PieSync joins first and last names together from app A to B and separates them again from app B to A. Our algorithm is smart about which part it updates in app B.

Customizable Field Mapping

Currently, iCloud does not support custom contact fields. However, you can map any additional standard fields that aren't included in the default mapping yet. Bear in mind a mapping between two fields can only exist if the types of fields are compatible.

More information on Customizable Field Mapping in other integrations here

Additional Options

Syncing Unsubscribes/Deletions

There are no supported iCloud integrations on the PieSync platform, that support our Unsubscribes/Deletions Sync*. 

The availability to Sync Unsubscribes/Deletions is app and connection dependent. If the box (screenshots above) is not there to tick, it's simply not possible. We need to be able to detect unsubscribes/deletions on one side and at the same time be able to create add the tag 'PieSync Unsubscribes' or ‘PieSync Trash’ on the other side. More Information on Syncing Unsubscribes here or on Deletions here.


Thanks to the feedback we have already received, we created a list of popular apps that we’re going to work on very soon. By voting them up in our pipeline, YOU decide which connectors we’ll release first. If you don’t see your app on the list or need any further help, drop us a line - support@piesync.com.  Don't forget to read our blog for the latest in productivity, apps, and technology!

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