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HT4901 iCloud is a Dog and wants to Delete My Calendar Data if I disconnect

261 Views 4 Replies Latest reply: Jul 25, 2013 12:07 AM by snozdop RSS
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Jul 24, 2013 8:46 AM

This sia ridiculous "feature" to have in OS X or on any computer or device, especially since all my calendar data and histories were originated from my local calendar on my computer in the first place.  Just becasue the data has been copied to iCloud, doen't mean that iCloud owns it, and deleting the bad performing iCloud should NEVER give the right to iCloud to delete anything from my original calendar data base.  This is absurd.  And hugely annoying.  Especially since iCloud is an absolute DOG in performance.  My calendar instantly goes into a spinning wheel of inactivity, aften saying its trying to move my calendar to the iCloud cloud databases, but in the mean time making my calendar unavailable and unresponsive.  I have to Force Quit Calendar every time to get a calendar input to be added or to access my Calendar to see what's on my agenda for the day.  This must be some kind of Bug, as I cannot believe anyone would be so arrogant as to think that Apple has the right to delete my data when I try to disconnect from iCloud just because they tricked me into allowing iCloud to copy my data in the first place.


What is the solution to this?  Do I need to go back Windows computers?

MacBook Pro, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.4), iCloud
  • Csound1 Level 7 Level 7 (32,475 points)

    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.

  • Csound1 Level 7 Level 7 (32,475 points)

    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.

  • snozdop Level 5 Level 5 (4,990 points)

    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.


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