1 Reply Latest reply: Nov 18, 2012 7:33 AM by frederic1943
Netty1371 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

Hi everyone,


I'm trying to find the easiest way to back up data from my Mac OS X 10.5.8 (mainly contacts, photos, itues library) to the iCloud and then, eventually the Iphone 5. Unfortunately my operating system doesn't support iCloud , so I have no idea how to sync my new devices with my old data.


Has anyone had a similar problem?

I'd greatly appreciate any suggestions.


Thanks for your time, have a great Sunday!

iCloud, Mac OS X (10.5.8)
  • 1. Re: how can I transfer my contacts/ Itunes library  from OS X 10.5.8 to ICloud or Iphone 5?
    frederic1943 Level 6 Level 6 (9,980 points)

    You will have to upgrade your Operating system to at least 10.7 Lion to get iCloud.


    First you will need to upgrade to 10.6.8 Snow Leopard. The Snow Leopard 10.6 DVD should still be available at this time from Apple for $19.99. You will have to call Apple Customer Care 1-800-692-7753 or 1-800-676-2775 to purchase it. It may still be in the Legacy Products list. The App Store which is required to download 10.7 Lion or 10.8 Mountain Lion is part of the 10.6.6 update.

    If you wait to long and they no longer have any in stock you will have to buy it from eBay or Apple resellers that still have stock. But you will have to pay a premium since the DVDs are no longer being made. Snow Leopard DVDs are already over $100 on Amazon.


    First we need to know which one of the 9 different models of MacBook you have. To see which model you have go to the Apple in the upper left corner and select About This Mac, then click on More Info (and then System Report if you’re running 10.7 Lion). When System Profiler comes up check the Model Identifier and post it back here.

    The Early 2006 model 1,1 Core Duo can only run a maximum of 10.6 Snow Leopard.

    The models Late 2006 Core 2 Duos 2,1 through Early 2008 4,1 can only run a maximum of 10.7 Lion.

    The Late 2008 model 5,1 Aluminum Unibody through the Mid 2010 White Unibody model 7,1 can run 10.8 Mountain Lion.