2 Replies Latest reply: Jan 31, 2012 4:28 PM by PatrickNL
louiexiv Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

With the passage of time, has anyone found a reliable workaround to sync the Snow Leopard Address Book via iCloud?

  • 1. Re: Where Does Address Book Syncing via iCloud Stand on Snow Leopard?
    Carolyn Samit Level 10 Level 10 (89,755 points)

    The only workaround is to upgrade from Snow Leopard to Lion v10.7.2 for Contacts to sync and be stored in iCloud.



    Apple - iCloud - Learn how to set up iCloud on all your devices

  • 2. Re: Where Does Address Book Syncing via iCloud Stand on Snow Leopard?
    PatrickNL Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I think I have found a possible solution after a LOT of reading different and similar posts on this subject.


    First of all, I have created a new iCloud account separate from my still up-and-running MobileMe account. I did this for testing purposes. And I really am glad that I didn't rush into migrating to iCloud. Lion won't run on my MacBook Pro.



    I haven't gotten around to testing that. But reading posts about it, I think I'll be going to Dropbox for that. Or just manually sync to Aperture like I'm used to.



    Did a bit of test driving. Works on my iPhone 4 running iOS5. I wouldn't call it spectacular or anything, though. A bit disappointing actually. I was so used to Apple implementing new things that would really get me excited. *sigh*



    I am running iCal already on Mac OSX 10.6.8 with iCloud. That goes really well, except for one thing:

    Calendar events with invites... Sending invites to MobileMe members or e-mail addresses linked to an iCloud Apple ID (@gmail.com or any other third party e-mail address for that matter), the invite will get stuck in the cloud and not make it to the recipient's e-mail box...

    View my post on that for more info: https://discussions.apple.com/message/17449179#17449179


    I followed all the steps, created a CardDAV account in Address Book 5.0.3. Went into Terminal, changed some settings. Only to find myself getting stuck in a cycle of AB "duplicating" my contacts. They only show up in AB though. They're not actually duplicated (not in SOHO nor on iCloud.com).


    As time passed, I started to believe I had to actually purchase SOHO Organizer 9.2.3 at $99.99. I almost was about to, as I am "saving" money on my MobileMe account...


    Luckily their 30-day trial version proved that syncing iCloud's Contacts with Snow Leopard is indeed possible. I have to be honest and tell you that it works like a charm!!!


    I still have enough days left on my trial to try and figure out how to stop the glitch in Address Book. If not, I guess Chronos will have gained a new SOHO Organizer customer...


    As soon as I know more about getting Address Book to work correctly, I'll let you know.




    Furthermore, please do not get discouraged by a lot of posts on difficult steps to retrieve your iCloud user ID. Turns out there's a rather simple procedure for that. Right in Snow Leopard's own Address Book

    I will post a How To for that as soon as I get around to it.