HT4901: iCloud: Calendar & reminder data removed from Calendar and Reminders or iCal when disabling iCloud CalendarLearn about iCloud: Calendar & reminder data removed from Calendar and Reminders or iCal when disabling iCloud Calendar
Currently Being ModeratedJul 24, 2013 8:52 AM (in response to Rodsphere)
When you sign out of an account the data is no longer available to you (obviously) bt it is retained in iCloud, sign back in and it will still be there. Having access to an account that you are not signed into would be very insecure.
Can you get your bank data without signing in?
If you want to sign out and retain your data on the Mac back it up locally first.
Currently Being ModeratedJul 24, 2013 9:24 AM (in response to Csound1)
Thank you Csound1 for your perspective, however your bank analogy is completely irrelevant and is not at all a parallel for this situation. My bank data didn't all originate from my computer in the first place. And just becasue I send a copy of any data to my bank, doesn't mean that they now own it and can delete it if I no longer want them involved with it.
Plus this whole iCloud proposition was deceptively silent on the hugely unacceptable implications of clicking the "yes" button on copying your data to iCloud. It just came up in a software update install, as one of the seemingly benign get going questions. There was no mention anywhere that if you did click yes, there would be this HIDEOUS performance bug, and furthermore you cannot go back as disconnecting would give Apple the right to delete all my data that came from my computer in the first place. Where do they get off inferring the right to delete any of data on my device that originated form me?
And you have completely ignored the fact that this iCloud is a DOG. I have a late model MBP with 8GB of mem and a 500GB SSD running the higest speed processor option available on OS X 8.4, on a 50Mbps FIOS fiber broadband connection, and every time I launch iCal it starts up temporarily, then says its trying to transfer the data to the cloud, but goes into a spinning color wheel of inactivity which never ends, until after hours, I Force Quit it.
This is completely unacceptable.
And the reason I NEED TO DISCONNECT FROM ICLOUD WITHOUT LOSING MY DATA!
Currently Being ModeratedJul 24, 2013 9:31 AM (in response to Rodsphere)
I already told you how to do that, if you don't want to backup your data (which is your choice) then you will lose it when you sign out. (And you will get it back when you sign in)
If you want your data to be available without signing in then anyone can access it. I doubt that you want that.
You chose to move your data to the iCloud account, now you have another choice to make.
I have a similar Mac as you, iCloud is extremely fast, perhaps you should investigate what is wrong with yours.
Currently Being ModeratedJul 25, 2013 12:07 AM (in response to Rodsphere)
You have a total lack of understanding on how cloud based services work. Perhaps you should've investigated before choosing to sign up? Then you wouldn't be having a childish temper tantrum now.
Your data is not deleted when you disconnect from iCloud. It is simply not available to access offline. iCloud (and every other online calendar service) is designed to stay logged in. Like any other online service you should maintain a local backup of your data anyway.
You gave Apple permission to move (not delete) the data from your local machine to the iCloud server when you signed up. If you didn't want this to happen, then why sign up? It's no secret that your data is stored on the iCloud server. The iCloud pages on Apple's website make this very clear.
iCloud is not slow. I have two of the oldest Macs that can use iCloud (machines from 2007) and iCloud is virtually instant in everything it does.