1 Reply Latest reply: May 6, 2013 9:12 AM by fromsouth
Morgan Adams1 Level 1 Level 1 (25 points)

I have one Mac, one iPhone, and one iPad. iCloud as fine for months, but about a month ago it completely stopped working.

 

Reading List would still sync, but bookmarks no longer would.

 

I tried disabling and re-enabling iCloud Safari sync on all three devices. This made syncing work again... for about 12 hours. Now it's broken once again on the iPad. Changes still sync from Mac to iPhone... for the moment.

 

(And there were ugly side effects of disabling-reenabling: the order of my bookmarks changed so I can no longer see the important ones first, and I lost about a week's worth of Reading List material. Bookmark order can be restored from backup, and I know how to do that via Export/Import, but the Reading List stuff is just gone. So I can't make a habit of backing up, toggling iCloud, and restoring.)

 

What can I do to make bookmark syncing reliable?

 

(I'm running a fully up-to-date Lion and iOS 6.)

  • 1. Re: Safari bookmarks won't sync reliably
    fromsouth Level 4 Level 4 (3,245 points)

    Usually (please understand, I have very little info about particulars) sync stops because of some kind of conflict. If information about your devices syncing correctly with exception of iPad, IPad is the one with conflict. Usually the way to eliminate conflict would be restore iPad and set up as new. I do not know if that will fix your problem, since I have to assume then, when you gave those details you didn't give wrong info or missed something crucial. Good luck.