5 Replies Latest reply: Nov 28, 2011 7:16 AM by Blanzat Bob
james k.fromfountain valley Level 1 (0 points)

I am worried that I will loose my ability to sync to my iPod Touch if I switch to iCloud.

Apparently I can't upgrade to iOS5.


iPod touch, iOS 4.3.3
  • Osian Level 1 (0 points)

    You cannot upgrade from the iPod touch 2g

  • Blanzat Bob Level 1 (5 points)

    You will still be able to sync calendars thru iTunes on USB (although you may see a few phantom calendars appear on your iPod, but you can hide them). iTunes will not sync Address Book to an iOS 4 device (the database file appears to be in a different location on the Mac connected to iCloud) and if you try to replace all contacts you will end up with an empty Address Book.

  • Carolyn Samit Level 10 (103,365 points)

    "iCloud requires iOS 5 on iPhone 3GS or later, iPod touch (3rd and 4th generation), iPad, or iPad 2; a Mac computer with OS X Lion; or a PC with Windows Vista or Windows 7 (Outlook 2007 or 2010 or an up-to-date browser is required for accessing email, contacts, and calendars). Some features require a Wi-Fi connection. Some features are not available in all countries. Access to some services is limited to 10 devices."

     

    From here >  http://www.apple.com/icloud/

  • Applelover1 Level 1 (80 points)

    Just a reminder:

    Without iOS5, you can't have iCloud. You can still sync things that iCloud would sync though by following the instructions Blanzat Bob said.

  • Blanzat Bob Level 1 (5 points)

    Found a way to resync my Contacts (on another post in the forums) with my iPod Touch 2nd gen.

    Open System Preferences to iCloud, uncheck Contacts (making sure you click "Keep a copy").

    Connnect iPod and sync Contacts.

    Unplug the iPod and recheck Contacts in iCloud preferences.

    A wearisome workaround but I like the iCloud sync keeping my MacBook Air and iMac up to date.