It happens not often, but it can and it makes you think that the iCloud Sync Process on Mac hangs or it simply does nothing. This how to kill the iCloud Sync Process On Mac explains you in simple steps how to do this. Further, the how to consists of additional information.
The program that seems responsible for syncing your Mac’s data with the iCloud seems to be called “bird”. For this reason, this how to kill the iCloud Sync Process will build up in two steps. First step is to find out the process number of the bird process and secondly to kill the bird process by leveraging on the bird’s process number.
Step 1: Find out the birds process number
ps aux | grep bird
This will provide you the process number of the bird process (see example picture)
Step 2: Kill the bird process
kill – 9 <bird process number>
That’s already it.
– What is the bird process running on my Mac? The bird process on Mac is something like the back end process behind iCloud and iCloud drive.
– What is the bird process doing? The bird process synchronises the local files stored on Mac that are to be stored on iCloud with the iCloud.