Since I have switched to iCloud My calendar and address book do not synchronize anymore between my macbookpro and my iPhone why?
Currently Being ModeratedRe: Since I have switched to iCloud My calendar and address book do not synchronize anymore between my macbookpro and my iPhone why?Nov 14, 2012 3:49 AM (in response to lensart)
This is all very bizarre. When you migrated from MobileMe you should have been able to sign into System Preferences (or Settings)>iCloud with the ex-MobileMe address; on enabling Mail you then have that address to use, as well as it being the ID. When signed in, and checking 'Mail' in the checklist, it should simple set your Mail application up with the details of the email account, which once your had migrated was already active (you would have been able to set the email up manually on a pre-Lion computer, for example, which is exactly what I did). So you wouldn't be enabling email, simply automatically configuring the Mail app.
Of course if you then create a new iCloud account you can't move the ex-MobileMe address to it as that is an ID it its own right, so you would effectively be merging accounts, which isn't possible.
You may have already been walked through this by Apple, but I would suggest you try this:
Firstly, sign out of iCloud on all your devices. Your data will be removed from them but not from the server.
As a check, go to http://icloud.com , sign in with your ex-MobileMe address, and confirm that you can access your email there.
Now on your Mac go to System Preferences>iCloud and sign in with that address. Check Mail in the list, Go to the Mail application and confirm that you have an iCloud account there and that the settings are correct. If there is mail on the server it should be visible.
Now on your phone, go to Settings>iCloud and, again, sign in with the ex-MobileMe address and enable Mail in the list. Check the Mail app.
If you go through all this and it doesn't work, at what point does it fall over, and what sort of error message do you get?
Currently Being ModeratedRe: Since I have switched to iCloud My calendar and address book do not synchronize anymore between my macbookpro and my iPhone why?Nov 14, 2012 4:22 AM (in response to Roger Wilmut1)
I am sure that if I signed out of iCloud, that I could sign into the new mobileMe account. However, then the iCloud account would be associated with an AppleID that I do not use.
The problem started when I signed up for MobileMe. I don't know why I couldn't (or didn't) use my original AppleID to start the mobileMe account, but since I didn't, everything about iCloud has been complicated. While using me.com, I could ignore the AppleID problem. For iCloud, which is much more tightly integrated with the services provide by OSX, it is not so easy. I fear that the only remedy now is to create a new iCloud email address, abandoning the unused complimentary iCloud account and associated email that was derived from the me.com address.
Currently Being ModeratedRe: Since I have switched to iCloud My calendar and address book do not synchronize anymore between my macbookpro and my iPhone why?Nov 14, 2012 4:48 AM (in response to lensart)
If I understand you correctly, you've managed to acquire two iCloud accounts: one, which is a new one, which you arenusing for syncing calendars and the like, and one derived from your old MobileMe account.
If you are signed into System Preferences>iCloud with the former, you can sign into System Preferences>Mail, Contacts & Calendars with the ex-MobileMe account and then that address will run alongside the existing iCloud account - you can create an @icloud.com address on that account and still use the ex-MobileMe address.
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Ah... So I use the primary account for Bookmarks, Photo Stream, Find My Mac and iCloud storage, and the secondary for just Mail and Notes... hmmm... I didn't know I could do that... Now the choice is between running two accounts or finding a new email. Definitely a usable workaround. Now you've impressed me. Thanks.