Currently Being ModeratedOct 14, 2011 12:10 PM (in response to lhymes)
One thing you could try is replacing the sync data on your Mac with the sync data that's on iCloud... I don't even know if this is possible... but if it is then look for such an option. Or generally just sync from iCloud -> Mac.
Can you do that?
I don't have Lion and I haven't set up anything for iCloud yet, since MobileMe was so buggy that I wanted to wait until they had the kinks worked out of iCloud. So I am just trying to think of helpful guesses.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 14, 2011 12:11 PM (in response to DaddieMac)
Does not appear to be unless I'm missing something :-/. I've resorted to re-restoring from iCloud and see if that makes a difference I will update as soon as I have an answer. All input is greatly appreciated. Thanks!
Currently Being ModeratedOct 14, 2011 12:28 PM (in response to lhymes)
Is your Mac running Lion 10.7.2? That's the only iCloud-aware version. You might want to make sure you run Software Update on it.
Also if your Mac is on Snow Leopard then it's not going to be compatible with iCloud.
If you are like me and do not want to upgrade to Lion because the new Finder is lame (bugs galore, low-contrast buttons and gray bland icons, laggy animations) and because they took the downloads window out of Safari and couldn't even get the title bar textures to match, then just don't use iCloud? I don't plan to.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 14, 2011 12:31 PM (in response to lhymes)
Ok, so this is pretty infuriating. I've gone ahead and restored from iCloud again. This time when I plugged my phone into iTunes for the first time, I unchecked the option to automatically sync apps. As expected, the Apps are not set to sync now, however, the computer does not display the apps loading on the phone, so if I did go ahead and turn on App sync, I would end up losing all app data. It appears that I will have to let all apps redownload from iCloud before I can do anything regarding syncing with iTunes. I can't believe this is the only option. I suppose I could turn off iCloud backup on my iPhone 4, allow it to create a local backup, then local restore onto iPhone 4S, then turn on iCloud backup. That seems a little too band-aidish to me, though.
Edit: Yes, I have 10.7.2 and all available system updates as of today (10/14/11).
Currently Being ModeratedOct 17, 2011 3:29 AM (in response to lhymes)
I hate to say it, but I believe that's just par for the course.
iCloud backups seem to work by flagging which songs/apps/books you have and just re-downloading them from iTunes and the iBooks store.
This saves room in the backup image but increases the restore time exponentially.
Currently Being ModeratedDec 8, 2011 3:17 AM (in response to lhymes)