3 Replies Latest reply: Nov 16, 2012 9:08 PM by annabellefrombrisbane
iPod Coshy Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

On either of my devices (iPhone 4 and iPad 2) I cannot get my contacts or calendar events to appear correctly, both devices crash the contacts or calendars apps when I access them.


I first upgraded to ios5 and iTunes 10.5 (Which bricked my iPhone 5 times in a row with error 3012)


I then migrated from MobileMe to iCloud and all of my Contacts/Calendars are appearing correctly online at iCloud.com.  However my iPhone 4 and iPad 2 will simply refuse to sync with the contacts and calendars...


My iPhone and iPad literally freeze when I try disable the iCloud services, I have restored both devices numberous times and started the iCloud service in MANY different steps.  I have even used both my mac and PC to restore my devices.


I have been trying to fix this for two days now, I am extremely disapointed with iCloud, and I sorely wished I had of stayed with my MobileMe service.  I initally thought this would be server contact issues, but there HAS to be something wrong with my devices, or sync services.


Surely other users have encounted this error, I would love to know the strategies used to resolve this.

2.8GHz MacBook Pro (MB986LL/A), Mac OS X (10.7.2)
  • iPod Coshy Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I thought I might post here and update my solution thus far..


    1. Restored my iPhone 4 and iPad 2, and did not select iCloud.


    2. iCloud working fine on the macbook pro, so I exported my contacts from iCloud to the vCards.


    3. Turned icloud contacts off on my macbook pro (iCloud calendars remained on)


    4. Synced iPhone 4 and iPad 2 with my macbook pro


    5. now my iOS 5 devices sync my contacts and calendar locally with my macbook pro


    6. Turned on iCloud only for my email, notes and documents.


    Word to the wise: Stay clear of iCloud, WAY too many issues, especially for MobileMe migration customers.

  • MariefromPullman Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Thank you for posting this.  I am a new Apple convert, starting small with iPhone a year ago, two months ago acquiring an iPad.  Syncing has been a nightmare and though your post does not address my specific situation (I was not migrating from MobileMe), it offers me a solution. 


    So thank you again.

  • annabellefrombrisbane Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Do you know what the solution is if not syncing with pc? My pc died (iPhone 4 synced with) so my only option of saving all photos etc was iCloud. I upgraded my storage plan and when I sign into iCloud from a desktop none of my contacts and photos are there....


    Recently bought the ipad. Added the same @me account used on iPhone 4. Contacts and photos have not synced from iPhone 4 to ipad.


    I bought an iPhone 5 yesterday and added the same @me account used on iPhone 4 and ipad.  iPhone 5 began to download all photos from iPhone 4 and had all contacts too. I thought the problem was fixed. I spoke too soon as when I went to use my phone several hours later all contacts had been deleted and photos had stopped downloading (300 from 1000 downloaded).


    ***!! I cannot find answers anywhere.