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HT4759 I can't find icloud on system preferences

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Mar 17, 2013 1:38 AM

Can any one help. I'm trying to set up icloud on my mac but i can only find mobileme icon. Is this an older version of it and if so would I have to upgradw my OS system. Thanks.

Mac Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.8)
  • Roger Wilmut1 Level 9 Level 9 (63,995 points)

    The minimum requirement for iCloud is Lion 10.7.2 (Mountain Lion preferred): the iCloud Preference Pane does not appear on earlier systems - the MobileMe pane appears on Lion and earlier but is non non-functional - you cannot now open or access a MobileMe account.

     

    To make use of iCloud you will have to upgrade your Mac to Leopard or Snow Leopard, provided it meets the requirements.

     

    The requirements for Lion are:

    • Mac computer with an Intel Core 2 Duo, Core i3, Core i5, Core i7, or Xeon processor
    • 2GB of memory
    • OS X v10.6.6 or later (v10.6.8 recommended)
    • 7GB of available space

    To purchase it you will have to ring Apple at the number given at the bottom left of this page.

     

    The requirements for Mountain Lion are listed here:

     

    http://www.apple.com/osx/specs/

     

    It is available from the Mac App Store (in Applications).

     

    You should be aware that PPC programs (such as AppleWorks) will not run on Lion or above; and some other applications may not be compatible - there is a useful compatibility checklist at http://roaringapps.com/apps:table

  • ssschmidt Level 4 Level 4 (2,460 points)

    Neglected to mention that if you don't have Snow Leopard, you will have to purchase a physical disk either thru the apple online store, or from an ARS.  Snow Leopard added the Mac APP store, which would allow you to download Mountain Lion (You can skip Lion)

     

    HTH

  • Imp68 Level 4 Level 4 (2,135 points)
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    Mar 17, 2013 2:42 AM (in response to ssschmidt)

    You can't buy SL through an ARS.  Only online or by phoning them.

  • Roger Wilmut1 Level 9 Level 9 (63,995 points)
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    Mar 17, 2013 2:48 AM (in response to ssschmidt)

    ssschmidt wrote:

     

    Neglected to mention that if you don't have Snow Leopard...

    The OP's signature says he has Snow Leopard. But of course where I wrote about upgrading I meant Lion or Mountain Lion! - mental glitch, I suppose - not enough coffee yet.

  • Roger Wilmut1 Level 9 Level 9 (63,995 points)

    Corrected version:

     

    The minimum requirement for iCloud is Lion 10.7.2 (Mountain Lion preferred): the iCloud Preference Pane does not appear on earlier systems - the MobileMe pane appears on Lion and earlier but is non non-functional - you cannot now open or access a MobileMe account.

     

    To make use of iCloud you will have to upgrade your Mac to Lion or Mountain Lion, provided it meets the requirements.

     

    The requirements for Lion are:

     

        * Mac computer with an Intel Core 2 Duo, Core i3, Core i5, Core i7, or Xeon processor

        * 2GB of memory

        * OS X v10.6.6 or later (v10.6.8 recommended)

        * 7GB of available space

     

    To purchase it you will have to ring Apple at the number given at the bottom left of this page.

     

    The requirements for Mountain Lion are listed here:

     

    http://www.apple.com/osx/specs/

     

    It is available from the Mac App Store (in Applications).

     

    You should be aware that PPC programs (such as AppleWorks) will not run on Lion or above; and some other applications may not be compatible - there is a useful compatibility checklist at http://roaringapps.com/apps:table

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