8 Replies Latest reply: Nov 10, 2011 10:19 AM by mmerh0528
Walter Starks Level 1 Level 1

When I installed iOS5 and setup iCloud on my iPhone 4 I was instructed to wait for an email from Apple with instructions for verifying the account. I still haven't received the email. I even tried deleting the account and setting it up again several times. I get the same instructions every time to wait for the email but no email comes. Anybody have any idea how many days it takes apple to send the email?

  • tonefox Level 6 Level 6

    Consider that every iPhone user in the world (which I think is several hundred...) is trying to do the same thing at the same time.


    Give it a day or two and try again. Assuming that you can afford adequate food and heating in the meantime.

  • dunerdude Level 1 Level 1

    Same problem, same result....no email!!!!!!!!!!

  • janfromalbuquerque Level 1 Level 1

    Same issue here.  I cannot verify online and get no email link to the Verification process.  Hmmm!

  • mariafromardee Level 1 Level 1

    im the same, i can get the email but it says to click on the link below but there is no LINK to click on!!!!!

  • Walter Starks Level 1 Level 1

    I managed to get mine working by going to https://appleid.apple.com/ and setting up the apple id.

  • anniefromrevelstoke Level 1 Level 1

    I have had the same problem as well. It has been 4 days since I upgraded my phone.  I have lost all contacts that were put in phone the last 5 months. I Can view my music in itunes, but can not play anything.  All aplications are working, but without the verification I can not download ANYTHING or play music.   Where is the email verification??? I have tried atleast 20 times.   What is happing to my iphone?

  • karifromhome Level 1 Level 1

    Thank you Walter, I did the same and the update started immediately.

  • mmerh0528 Level 1 Level 1

    I went to that page and tried to 'manage my account'.  I clicked on the link to 'Verify now' and it does nothing.  


    I'm desprate to get this cloud thing up and running.  When I upgraded to the new OS, my itunes screen was saying 'backing up', 'backing up' for like 10 mins (I assumed it was backing up, right??)...then when I went to complete the process it asked if I wanted to use a back up and I said yes, and I chose the most recent from the drop down list and it said the back up could not be located...so I tried another back up, and then a third (and last) back up - all giving me the same error 'could not be located'.  There was no way to abort or cancel at that point...so I ended up having to setup as a new phone.  THREE YEARS of pics and videos of my kids are now lost, but I'm hoping against hope maybe it's stuck in an iCloud?  I won't know until I get it activated.  Apple, please help!