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iCloud "tabs" not working

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firemediclex Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
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Jul 29, 2012 8:06 PM

So, i finally made the jump to the cloud. So far , so good...  except one hickup.

 

When I open Safari on my iMac, and click on the iCloud symbol, it is supposed to show me all the open tabs on my other iOS devices (iPad, iPhone).

 

When I click it, all it does, is bring up a "pop-up" that says, "iCloud automatically shows all the open tabs on all your other devices."

 

Even though I have open tabs on my other devices, it does not show them.

 

 

 

In settings>iCloud> ... I have turned all tabs on except for documents and data and photo stream. But, the Safari tab is on. The bookmarks tab DOES work though. But the iCloud shared Tab feature does not. Any ideas?

iMac, OS X Mountain Lion
  • PRR64 Calculating status...
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    Jul 29, 2012 9:04 PM (in response to firemediclex)

    I was having the same problem, then I noticed the footnote on Apple's Mountain Lion features page that says "iCloud Tabs on iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch requires iOS 6." (http://www.apple.com/osx/whats-new/features.html#safari).

     

    Looks like for now we can only sync tabs between Mac's - not mobile devices.

  • koreyd77 Calculating status...
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    Jul 30, 2012 4:00 AM (in response to PRR64)

    Looks like Mountain Lions features will work once the new iOS comes out. Apple should have released them together. So far the set up for Mountain Lion is proving to be a few thumbs down. Maybe when iOS comes out it will work the way it is saying and the features will be there as well.

  • BrannonGillis Calculating status...
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    Aug 9, 2012 4:49 PM (in response to firemediclex)

    I'm running iOS 6 on the New iPad and so far iCloud Tabs leave a lot to be desired.  I currently have three tabs open in Safari on my Mac running Mountain Lion and six tabs on my iPad.  When I click on the iCloud button the tabs that show open on the other device are tabs I had open yesterday.

     

    I know it is still in Beta but right now this feature is leaving a lot to be desired.

  • DrSharkey Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Aug 22, 2012 7:02 AM (in response to firemediclex)

    Seems kinda dumb to release this feature now, when iOS 6 is still on mystery date time.

  • Cerdo12 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Aug 30, 2012 2:19 PM (in response to DrSharkey)

    I would have to agree with you all. It has been puzzling me for a while, when I suddenly thought I would try you guys out.

  • timstidham Calculating status...
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    Sep 5, 2012 11:52 AM (in response to firemediclex)

    I can do you one better. I am not running the beta of iOS 6, but the feature was actually working for me for a little over a week and suddenly today it stopped working. Better yet, AppleCare did not know that you had to have iOS 6 for this feature to work, so they created a case and put me through an hour's work of ridiculous attempts at "trouble-shooting" on 2 separate phone calls. There's even a support article that gives steps to resolve this issue, which doesn't mention needing iOS 6.

    At the 40min mark of call #2 I found this thread in the forums and informed the agent. He thought it was funny. He just kept laughing and laughing about it. I told him it was lame and a complete waste of my time. He said, "I'm not happy about it, either." Then went back to laughing.  I still have no idea how or why this feature worked from Aug 28-Sept 4. He said, "They must have been testing the feature..." But of course, it wouldn't have been available to me on iOS 5.1.1 if that was the case, but whatever...

    It's amazing to me that 2 separate Techs and their Supervisors at AppleCare could not figure out that you have to have iOS 6 for this feature to be active.

    AppleCare is just not what it was 2-3 years ago. I continuously have to resolve my own issues while on long calls.

    I'll say the feature was pretty cool when it was working.

  • Kkrriissee Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
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    Sep 6, 2012 3:46 AM (in response to firemediclex)

    What is possible for the time being, though, is to bookmark a page on a different device (I am using an iPhone running iOS 5.1.1) and add the bookmark to the Bookmarks Bar.

     

    Surely, iCould Tabs will be brilliant, but for now, at least I don't have to type in the address of the eight (8) tabs I currently have open in Safari on iOS in order to wipe it clean of data (which I do from time to time).

     

    I know this isn't what you were looking for, but at least there's a way to get your open tabs on a different device on to your Mac without much nuisance.

     

    This is sort of like advertising the Facebook intergration and then release it a few weeks after in OS X 10.8.1. I sure did look for it for a while before realising it wasn't in the 10.8.0 release.

  • Paulieman20 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Sep 12, 2012 11:27 PM (in response to firemediclex)

    Make sure your not on private browsing on your iphone...

     

    Settings, Safari, private browsing....

     

    mine was on for some reason?

     

    all good now....

  • Mark.Lee Calculating status...
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    Sep 19, 2012 1:10 PM (in response to Paulieman20)

    Takes ages for iPhone tabs to appear on the Mac, and wise versa. I guess "it just works" no longer applies to Apple.

  • HeatherSeattle Calculating status...
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    Sep 19, 2012 3:38 PM (in response to firemediclex)

    I updated all my devices to iOS 6 and am still not able to browse tabs open on one device on another. I see the iCloud button, but when I click it it still doesn't give me other tabs. Anyone else still experiencing this! How did you fix it?

  • gotaname Calculating status...
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    Sep 19, 2012 5:01 PM (in response to firemediclex)

    I just updated to iOS6 and it didn't work.  Then I turned private browsing on, on my iphone, Kept all tabs, then turned it off and kept all tabs again.  It's working now.

  • Jay Lindell Level 1 Level 1 (25 points)
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    Sep 19, 2012 5:40 PM (in response to firemediclex)

    iPad shows MBP tabs; MBP does not show iPad tabs.

     

    Anyone...any ideas?

     

    Thanks!

     

    [iOS 6 on iPad 3; MBP 15 running 10.8.2 ]

  • BrannonGillis Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Sep 19, 2012 6:00 PM (in response to Jay Lindell)

    Make sure you have Safari enabled via settings - iCloud on the iPad and MBP. Then give it about 30 seconds to show up.

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