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I hate iCloud!!!

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Firehouse Design Calculating status...
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Nov 15, 2011 5:11 AM

I'm so frustrated with iCloud. Apple has typically been so user friendly, but after reading countless discussions, it appears to me they dropped the ball. I've heard complaints of losing contacts, calendars not syncing, etc. and I've tried to find solutions, but honestly I just keep seeing a variety of ways to "FIX" problems that shouldn't be this difficult. I'm quitting iCloud until Apple comes out with a comprehensive explanation of how to gain all this information back without jumping through hoops. I shouldn't have to switch this off and then back on and then reset my phone or iPad in hopes that it will bring back my calendar entries over and over while then putting multiple entries of the same information on the device. I should be able to count on my iCal on my iMac syncing with what's on all of my devices. This is what I consider my calendar "home base" since it was included with the computer. Without iCloud, it always did with no problems other than the fact that I had to periodically plug my devices in to sync things up. My husband and I work rotating shifts and we depend on our calendar information being accurate so we know who's doing what and when. Unless this becomes more simplified to use like the plug and sync, I'm done with it.

 

Sorry Apple, you dropped the ball on this one.

iMac, Mac OS X (10.7.2), Owner 2 iPhones, 1 iPad 2, 1 iMac
  • Csound1 Level 7 Level 7 (32,250 points)
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    Nov 15, 2011 5:39 AM (in response to Firehouse Design)

    Firehouse Design wrote:

     

    I'm so frustrated with iCloud. Apple has typically been so user friendly, but after reading countless discussions, it appears to me they dropped the ball. I've heard complaints of losing contacts, calendars not syncing, etc. and I've tried to find solutions, but honestly I just keep seeing a variety of ways to "FIX" problems that shouldn't be this difficult. I'm quitting iCloud until Apple comes out with a comprehensive explanation of how to gain all this information back without jumping through hoops. I shouldn't have to switch this off and then back on and then reset my phone or iPad in hopes that it will bring back my calendar entries over and over while then putting multiple entries of the same information on the device. I should be able to count on my iCal on my iMac syncing with what's on all of my devices. This is what I consider my calendar "home base" since it was included with the computer. Without iCloud, it always did with no problems other than the fact that I had to periodically plug my devices in to sync things up. My husband and I work rotating shifts and we depend on our calendar information being accurate so we know who's doing what and when. Unless this becomes more simplified to use like the plug and sync, I'm done with it.

     

    Sorry Apple, you dropped the ball on this one.

    Except that everything worked out perfectly for me, and many others, your problems are just that, yours. Read the documentation carefully and reinstall, Lion works, iCloud works.

  • bobbyco57 Level 4 Level 4 (1,745 points)
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    Nov 15, 2011 5:45 AM (in response to Csound1)

    +1

     

    Firehouse Design, if you want to share your thoughts with Apple, you do it here: http://www.apple.com/feedback/

     

    This is a user to user support forum. If you have questions and information that can help us help you, by all means ask.

  • Csound1 Level 7 Level 7 (32,250 points)
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    Nov 15, 2011 6:51 AM (in response to Firehouse Design)

    This is a forum for help with issues, obviously (just like the ER at the hospital) many are here because they have issues, if you asked in the ER who felt sick would you extrapolate that to mean that the same proportions applied outside the ER?

  • LexSchellings Level 5 Level 5 (5,475 points)
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    Nov 15, 2011 7:54 AM (in response to Firehouse Design)

    I have the same (and I hope temporary) problems with iCloud, and I turned it off: It worked perfectly, but I made mistakes; different, too complicated new way of thinking. And besides, I do not need it urgently, although I thought so in the beginning. Now I am studying the iCloud and will restart it later. Find my iPhone works perfectly and the rest has to wait....

  • TZ Level 1 Level 1 (120 points)
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    Nov 15, 2011 8:12 AM (in response to LexSchellings)

    Personally I'm sticking with MobileMe for as long as I can.

     

    iCloud is missing features that I use daily and doesn't work with pre-Lion which leaves 2/3 of my Mac network unsupported.

     

    I just hope that by the time MobileMe is turned off that all the issues with iCloud have been resolved.

  • Csound1 Level 7 Level 7 (32,250 points)
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    Nov 15, 2011 8:44 AM (in response to Firehouse Design)

    Firehouse Design wrote:

     

    I am having issues and hoped that I might talk with someone who felt the same way or experienced the same problems that could be helpful. You are not being helpful. Instead, I am wasting my time with someone who seems to enjoy poking fun at those that aren't having as wonderful an experience with iCloud as you. I am truly sorry I ever wrote the first message. I will not be participating in a discussion again because of this experience.

    You are missing the point, there is no endemic issue with Lion, only with individual Lion installations, that means that they are fixable with the correct approach, complaining is all well and good but what have you done to troubleshoot your installation other than come here?

     

    Your initial post is all complaint and no action, if you want help then be specific about it.

  • dalstott Level 4 Level 4 (2,445 points)
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    Nov 15, 2011 9:35 AM (in response to TZ)

    TZ

    My sentiments exactly.

    I started with .mac 5 years ago and still use it successfully with 7 Mac laptops ranging from an original iBook to a MacBook Air. If I join iCloud I will be limited to use of only 3 of these machines.

     

    I too will wait till the last minute to convert in hopes that something better will evolve.

     

    What is new is not necessarily needed, and what is old is not automatically obsolete.

  • kwan05 Calculating status...
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    Nov 15, 2011 3:32 PM (in response to Firehouse Design)

    I had a problem with iCloud at first just with it copying my calendar but after a quick search through here found the solution right away and gave the same solution to others and it worked. They were'nt complicated solutions either and only about 3 steps. Therefore if you are having a bunch of issues YOU are the factor that is the problem. Maybe try reading the instructions for once.

  • Branhower Calculating status...
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    Nov 15, 2011 8:39 PM (in response to Firehouse Design)

    Firehouse Design, I tried every complicated method to fix my sync issues between the Mac and my iPod Touch. After trying them, I had the realization; "I have literally done everything except roll through the settings on my iPod and turn everything off then back on." Go figure, the dumbest solution wound up working, everything is now in perfect sync. The only way I could explain it is some of the settings not being transferred over when I switched from syncing to the Mac to syncing to iCloud. Whatever it was, it was fixed; and now I'm happy.

  • ScuseMe Level 2 Level 2 (215 points)
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    Nov 16, 2011 11:24 AM (in response to Firehouse Design)

    Firehouse Design,

     

    When I had problems with iCloud and my iDevices, I went into ExpressLane and chatted with an Apple CSR. In 10 minutes he had me up and running. Excellent service that was quick and painless.

     

    Try it - https://expresslane.apple.com/ , pick "Other Services", then "iCloud".

  • Marcantonio724 Calculating status...
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    Nov 16, 2011 12:04 PM (in response to TZ)

    TZ - I am with you as well.

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