8 Replies Latest reply: Apr 17, 2012 11:46 PM by StandardPerson
CallyGirl Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

When I go to iCloud on my iPad it asks me to nstall it, it's already installed. 


iPad 3G
  • 1. Re: Can't open iCloud
    StandardPerson Level 1 Level 1 (25 points)

    Do you mean the iDisk app?

  • 2. Re: Can't open iCloud
    CallyGirl Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    No, when I type iCloud.com in the safari browser it asks me to set up iCloud on my iPad 3.  I have iCloud on the ipad3.

    I can't get past that page , it will not let me enter my username and password to get into iCloud.  I am trying to merge calendars.

  • 3. Re: Can't open iCloud
    StandardPerson Level 1 Level 1 (25 points)

    Oh, I see now.

     

    I get exactly the same message on the iCloud.com web page and my iPad is working fine. The reason for this is that you shouldn't have to use the iCloud web page from an iPad, because all of iCloud's functions can be accessed directly with iPad apps: the iCloud web page is only needed when you're at a desktop Mac or PC.

     

    For example, I suppose Apple thought nobody would want to access their email via Safari on an iPad when there's a nice Mail app built into the iPad. Similarly, you can access your contacts with the Contacts app, and so on.

  • 4. Re: Can't open iCloud
    StandardPerson Level 1 Level 1 (25 points)

    P.S. I almost missed your question about merging calendars, which is explained here:

    https://discussions.apple.com/thread/3827441?start=0&tstart=0

     

    However, it looks like you need a desktop Mac to do this. Is that OK?

  • 5. Re: Can't open iCloud
    CallyGirl Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    This logic works if you have a PC.  If you do not have access to one it doesn't work, that is a flaw in their thinking.

  • 6. Re: Can't open iCloud
    StandardPerson Level 1 Level 1 (25 points)

    I don't know of a way to merge calendars, without access to a Mac or PC of any kind.

     

    This ought to be fixed by Apple, but I don't have any ideas what their plans might be.

     

    Perhaps you would be better off using Google calendars from the iPad's Calendar app. (I think Google calendars come with Gmail accounts and both are free.)

  • 7. Re: Can't open iCloud
    Dr Lamingtone Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Me too,

    i wanted to let a friend check his mac mail from my ipad 3 browser... no dice

    Also is there a way to edit Icloud mail rules and out of office replies from the Ipad without a laptop or desktop?

  • 8. Re: Can't open iCloud
    StandardPerson Level 1 Level 1 (25 points)

    If you really must access iCloud via the web on an iPad, then you could buy a third-party browser such as iSwifter (I don't like this browser generally, and for now it requires WLAN rather 3G access; But you can use it at no charge for seven days, which meant I could check whether this idea works. It does.)

     

    To let your friend check their email, you could add their mac mail address to the Settings > Mail, Contacts, Calendars > Accounts section temporarily, but I really wouldn't suggest the idea. (I wouldn't like the responsibility of having my iPad equipped with a friend's iCloud username and password.)

     

    I've never heard it suggested that an iPad, iPhone or other iOS device was a complete replacement for someone who does not even have occasional access to a desktop computer, for more than one person! If that's the position you're in, you're probably better off with a desktop.