I just got off the phone with apple support and am really annoyed. I share a calendar with my 91 year old dad so that I can manage his calendar. I use iCloud so all my calendars/reminders, etc are synced across all my devices. However, recently I am finding that when on my iPhone 5, if I go to add an event to either my calendars, only two calendars of 11 show up on my iCloud account (it's not the two I want!) On Reminders - the same thing - only "Reminders" & "Shopping" show up although I have another 3 lists on there.
The Apple support rep told me that if one's WiFi gets interrupted, you WILL lose access to your accounts/calendars/reminders as there are no files on the device itself. And... that if you use the apps on the phone - that they don't synce to iCloud, so that's not even a work around.
We talked about the issue a bit more and I finally realized that iCloud doesn't work like Dropbox - that it doesn't actually 'sync' the files on all your devices - you are only connecting to the files via iCloud where they reside. I don't know about the rest of you, but I need access to my calendar & my reminders ALL THE TIME, not only when I'm able to connect to iCloud. I don't understand why apple didn't adopt a similar plan to that of dropbox. With dropbox, if I change a file, add, delete - whatever - on one device - it syncs it - actually loads the file - into my dropbox account in the cloud and when that is complete, it then syncs it - actually downloads the file - onto my other devices. We should at least have the option to download the file we are working on to each device as opposed to it only exisiting in the cloud.
Anybody else besides me find the existing situation unacceptable?