6 Replies Latest reply: Jan 13, 2012 5:29 AM by Jerome Krinock
omro Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

Hi,

 

My bookmarks from my MacBook show up on my iPad, however my bookmarks from my iPad do not show up on my MacBook.

 

Any ideas what I might be doing wrong? What setting I have missed?

 

Thanks!


iPad, iOS 5
  • 1. Re: Bookmarks on my iPad not showing up on my MacBook
    Carolyn Samit Level 10 Level 10 (89,690 points)

    My bookmarks from my MacBook show up on my iPad, however my bookmarks from my iPad do not show up on my MacBook.

     

    On the Mac open System Preferences > iCloud

     

    Deselect the box next to Bookmarks then reselect it then restart your Mac.

     

     

    On the iPad tap Settings > iCloud

     

    Toggle Bookmarks off then back on then restart the iPad.

     

    Hold the On/Off Sleep/Wake button down until the red slider appears. Slide your finger across the slider to turn off iPhone. To turn iPhone back on, press and hold the On/Off Sleep/Wake button until the Apple logo appears.

  • 2. Re: Bookmarks on my iPad not showing up on my MacBook
    omro Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Thanks, I will give that a try. Any chance I might lose any bookmarks by doing this?

  • 3. Re: Bookmarks on my iPad not showing up on my MacBook
    Jerome Krinock Level 1 Level 1 (15 points)

    Omro, yes it is possible that the bookmarks which are not currently on both devices could be lost if you did that.   Since Apple does not allow 3rd-party apps to access Safari bookmarks on the iPad, the only solution, if it works, would be to back up your iPad to your Mac before doing as Carolyn recommended, so that you can restore them back if disaster occurs.  But I've never done that myself.  I'm just speculating that it seems like it should work.

     

    But is it possible that you were expecting bookmarks changes to appear instantly?  As of yesterday, I found that iCloud is now pushing bookmarks changes on a 15-minute cycle.  Check those bookmarks again.  Maybe they have "arrived".

     

    One possible cause of this problem is if you are using a third-party bookmarks syncing service on your Mac which has not been rewritten for compatibility with iCloud.

     

    Jerry Krinock

  • 4. Re: Bookmarks on my iPad not showing up on my MacBook
    omro Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    The bookmarks are all bookmarks on my iPad from pre iCloud and all stored within safari by using the iPad's add bookmark function.

     

    Upon upgrading to iCloud some time ago now, my MacBook bookmarks appeared on the iPad, but not vice versa.

  • 5. Re: Bookmarks on my iPad not showing up on my MacBook
    Jerome Krinock Level 1 Level 1 (15 points)

    Well, then this appears to be not a problem with syncing, but instead something went wrong during the original setup.  Well, just try what we said.  Back your iPad up to your Mac, then reset everything as described by Carolyn.  If you're really concerned about the iPad bookmarks, or if there's an Apple Store nearby, schedule an appointment and ask a Genius to do it for you.  It should have worked the first time – lean on Apple to fix it for you.

  • 6. Re: Bookmarks on my iPad not showing up on my MacBook
    Jerome Krinock Level 1 Level 1 (15 points)

    Oh, I just realized one more possibility.  Many people don't realize that what I call loose bookmarks, not in the Bookmarks Bar and not in the Bookmarks Menu, are not visible in Safari on the Mac except in the Show All Bookmarks window.

     

    If you haven't done this, on that Mac, activate Safari and click in the menu: BookmarksShow All Bookmarks.  See if your missing bookmarks are in the left sidebar, at the bottom.

     

    Jerry Krinock

    Developer, "BookMacster"