12 Replies Latest reply: Aug 5, 2013 5:54 PM by Ruby Port
Jose Mendiola Level 1 Level 1 (35 points)

I have an iMac, iPad 2 and iPhone 4 all them with the same iCloud account and the bookmark sync activated on settings. However, each device maintains different bookmarks and do not sycn at all. Any idea of what's going on?

 

Thanks

  • 1. Re: iCloud won't sync Safari bookmarks
    TX Li Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Same problem here, the iCloud bookmark sync just doesn't work.

    In addition to that, my bookmarks is messed up with a lot of garbage bookmarks named "1Password login", which I think it might be related with the iCloud.

  • 2. Re: iCloud won't sync Safari bookmarks
    Jose Mendiola Level 1 Level 1 (35 points)

    I've just discovered that I used different accounts on the devices. Now I have made sure all devices share the same iCloud account and it works flawlessly. Shame on me!

  • 3. Re: iCloud won't sync Safari bookmarks
    BrunoSerge Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Same problem here, just got the new iPad and bookmarks aren't syncing. It "just doesn't work". I've gone through several troubleshooting pages and google searches, and NOTHING!

     

    Apple could at least let people import bookmarks from a file, but NOOO. They want to force people to use the stupid iCloud system, which by the way, doesn't work.

  • 4. Re: iCloud won't sync Safari bookmarks
    Joel Suplido Level 1 Level 1 (15 points)

    Hi. I found this thread too because I initially had bookmarks syncing problems. Here's what worked for me (Safari bookmarks are *now* synced on an iMac, MacBook Pro, iPad, and iPhone)....

     

    On the iPad/iPhone

    - go to Settings, iCloud, tap the Bookmarks switch OFF and ON

     

    On a Mac

    - go to System Preferences, iCloud, tick and untick Bookmarks

     

    Also make sure that you are using the same account (as John menitoned).

     

    I would assume these steps will work well too with other apps that are not syncing. Good luck!

  • 5. Re: iCloud won't sync Safari bookmarks
    BrunoSerge Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Tried the Off/On thing before, didnt work. Theres no iCloud settings on snow leopard, only MobileMe.

     

    What a mess, Apple! Why cant you just give us an import bookmarks from an html file? is it gonna break your closed system iOS? I cant even have a decent file manager on the iPad! why does this have to feel like an ATM machine? I cant do any regular work here, i cant download torrents, and i cant install open source apps without jumping through hoops. OH and I can,t have a US International touch keyboard - i have to tap and hold every accented key i type, and the auto correction *****...

  • 6. Re: iCloud won't sync Safari bookmarks
    Joel Suplido Level 1 Level 1 (15 points)

    Oh there we go... I'm sorry to say that iCloud is Lion only. System requirements can be found at the bottom of apple.com/icloud. Check this iCloud support article too.

  • 7. Re: iCloud won't sync Safari bookmarks
    BrunoSerge Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I'm also sorry to say that even the other way, syncing through itunes, my bookmarks wont be transfered. coincidence? it has nothing to do with icloud in my case

  • 8. Re: iCloud won't sync Safari bookmarks
    Pete Baldo Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    We upgraded to Lion on our Mac Mini and MacBook Pro. Safari bookmarks synced great for a few months, but I just noticed today that as of about March 10, they stopped syncing. I tried the on/off thing a few times and it didn't work. But then I tried it a few more times, and it started working again!

  • 9. Re: iCloud won't sync Safari bookmarks
    Fugu Agency Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Nope iCloud will not sync for me, either, across iMac, iPhone and iPad. I've tried disabling and re-enabling but it still will not sync. Is this yet another feature that doesn't work? Like Spotlight?

  • 10. Re: iCloud won't sync Safari bookmarks
    djjondy Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I'm having the same problem.  I'm getting VERY ****** off that what should semmingly be a very simple concept of syning across devices is so difficult.  I have an iphone, MacBook Pro, and a Mac Desktop.  I'm signed on through iTunes on each machine with the same account.  And still nothing syncs.  I've turned bookmarks on/off on the phone, still nothing.  Can ANYONE from Apple speak up and give us a solution.  This is ridiculous and makes me open my eyes to other phones.  As someone else said, Google seems to be doing it with ease.

  • 11. Re: iCloud won't sync Safari bookmarks
    Dave Taylor1 Level 1 Level 1 (20 points)

    I was having the same problem, running MacBook Pro, Desktop Mac Mini, iPad and iPhone, all were syncing except the macbook pro. Very frustrating indeed. I tried switching the bookmarks sync on and off sebveral times in icloud prefs, and I quit and relaunched safari a couple of times.

     

    Eventually the macbook pro safari bookmarks synced. Sucess. Seems a bit of (as we would say in the UK) an arse to get it to sync, but fingers crossed it will all now work ok. Should all work more easily than that with no need to faf around. Expected a bit better from Apple....

  • 12. Re: iCloud won't sync Safari bookmarks
    Ruby Port Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    here's what worked on my Macbook Pro.

    Go to iCloud setting, uncheck the Safari bookmarks sync, and reboot.

    Make sure Safari is shut down, go to icloud setting again, check the bookmark sync, then open Safari.