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  • 30. Re: How can I turn off iCloud completely?
    Keksi Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Julian

     

    You are right. But if it is THAT easy to switch iCloud ON, moving all your master documents, calendars, and addresses up into iCloud, then it should be as easily be possible to switch it OFF, moving all your master documents, calendars, and addresses back to your local HD!

  • 31. Re: How can I turn off iCloud completely?
    Michael Norton3 Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)

    So I don't use the iCloud for anything.  My smartphone and tablet are not Apple products.  But apparently my music has somehow been backed up there because after I downloaded the latest version of iTunes (which I use only to organize my music for my classic iPod... guess I'm pretty old school, LOL), a boatload of the songs in my collection have the "download from iCloud" icon.  For lots of them, they seem to be duplicates of what I already have in my music lilbrary.  So my question is this:  if I turn off iCloud, will I lose all the music with the download icon?

  • 32. Re: How can I turn off iCloud completely?
    eMac Mac Level 1 Level 1 (25 points)

    I was going to turn on iCloud syncing for Contacts and Calender assuming it would keep my data on the Mac and ipad if I switched off. I turned it on for Notes and was surprised that iCloud created an iCloud folder in Notes and I had to copy all my On My iPad notes to the iCloud folder manually for them to sync to my Mac.

     

    This is what it says on the Macs Help Center:

     

    Turning off services removes information stored in iCloud from your Mac apps. The information remains stored in iCloud and available on your other devices that still have the services turned on. To see your information reappear in your Mac apps, just turn on the services again.

    Here’s the effect of turning off each service:

    Mail:Mail stored in iCloud is removed from the Mail app. Mail you moved to mailboxes on your Mac remains.
    Contacts:Choose to remove contacts stored in iCloud, or keep a copy in your Contacts app (they’re no longer kept up-to-date with iCloud.
    Calendars & Reminders:Events and reminders stored in iCloud are removed from the Calendar and Reminders apps.
    Notes:Notes stored in iCloud are removed from the Notes app.
    Safari:The Safari app keeps a copy of your bookmarks and Reading List, but they're no longer kept up-to-date with iCloud.
    Documents & Data:Apps can no longer access documents stored in iCloud.

     

    Before stopping Documents & Data you can save local copies of documents stored in iCloud, by opening each app that you used to create the documents, and then saving each document on this Mac. The local copies are not updated automatically if you use another computer or device to make changes to the versions stored in iCloud.

     

     

    So after reading on the Mac help that it might delete my data if I switch of iCloud I rang Applecare and the person I spoke to said it would still keep your local stuff as when you switch on iCloud it duplicates everything to the cloud.

     

    I googled more and came to this thread which confirmed my suspicions, if you turn off iCloud all your local data will be removed. I find this bizzare, it should at least ask if you want to keep your data. Safari can keep bookmarks so why not all the other apps?

     

    Apple should really make this more clear before people turn on iCloud and then regret it.

     

    The moral of this story is don't trust what Applecare tell you, do your own Googling as well.

  • 33. Re: How can I turn off iCloud completely?
    Brie-Eating Surrender Monkey Level 2 Level 2 (260 points)

    My issue is one of privacy. I realize there's no privacy on the net. But at least I'm not going to feed this bane by allowing all my data to be stored on the cloud

     

    I turned it off against the warning that I would lose my data. But I decided to bite the bullet. And, yes, I did lose all my iCal appointments. It was a hit I was willing to take. But now, three months after I did it, now I'm getting a dialog constantly that tells me I need to do something about iCloud. There is no button for "Never show this again." The only options I get is to do what they want or press the "later" button. I see no way to escape the annoyance of having to perpetually see this dialog.

     

    People ask me why I'm still using Leopard on my home machine. Answer: because all this BS isn't built into it. But I have to use Lion at work and this iCloud thing is driving me insane there. I don't want it, and the more they force it down my throat, the more I don't want it.

     

    I thought MobileMe was awesome. I used it every single day without problems. I was in control of it. It served me. iCloud feels more like something that's being done TO me than done FOR me.

     

    That's my 2¢.

  • 34. Re: How can I turn off iCloud completely?
    Csound1 Level 8 Level 8 (35,455 points)

    Brie-Eating Surrender Monkey wrote:

     

    My issue is one of privacy. I realize there's no privacy on the net. But at least I'm not going to feed this bane by allowing all my data to be stored on the cloud

     

    I turned it off against the warning that I would lose my data. But I decided to bite the bullet. And, yes, I did lose all my iCal appointments. It was a hit I was willing to take.

    How needless, why you didn't just back up and restore after switching iCloud off I can't imagine, you would not have lost anything. Don't you backup?

     

    And what exactly is it that this dialog is telling you to do, "something" is hardly informative.

  • 35. Re: How can I turn off iCloud completely?
    Required Name Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I am with you. I read these threads as a so-so computer user, not geek-dom at all here, and feel helpless to regain control over any of the data icloud appropriated. There may be a way to use it well, but I don't really care. It is super irritating. MOST people are not going to go to these lengths. So what I am stuck with barring hours of headache reading threads and trying to correctly apply remedies is bondage to icloud.

     

    I HATE icloud. How dare they? And market it as innocuous? The arrogance. Seriously.

     

    I want my data back under my control, I want calendars that don't autocorrect to icloud and delete my iphone entries spontaneously. I want all my contact data back and for this stupid program to stop deleting random contacts I enter without me knowing why. And I don't want seven icloud calendars in my outlook on a desktop pc. The rub is, I am really only adept enough to know this problem is bigger than the time I want to commit to figure it out. It makes me seriously want to throw everything apple makes, with the exception of an ipod, in the garbage.

     

    APPLE, CAN YOU HEAR ME? DOES ANYBODY THERE READ THESE THREADS AND TRY TO ACTUALLY HELP THE AVERAGE PERSON INSTEAD OF BECOMING A COMPLETE THORN IN THE SIDE WHILE YOU TRY TO ASSIMILATE MY DIGITAL LIFE LIKE THE BORG? APPLE, YOU STINK.

  • 36. Re: How can I turn off iCloud completely?
    hurgaaA Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)

    nah, this is not helping, either.

     

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  • 37. Re: How can I turn off iCloud completely?
    Csound1 Level 8 Level 8 (35,455 points)

    Required Name wrote:

     

    I am with you. I read these threads as a so-so computer user, not geek-dom at all here, and feel helpless to regain control over any of the data icloud appropriated. There may be a way to use it well, but I don't really care. It is super irritating. MOST people are not going to go to these lengths. So what I am stuck with barring hours of headache reading threads and trying to correctly apply remedies is bondage to icloud.

     

    I HATE icloud. How dare they? And market it as innocuous? The arrogance. Seriously.

     

    I want my data back under my control, I want calendars that don't autocorrect to icloud and delete my iphone entries spontaneously. I want all my contact data back and for this stupid program to stop deleting random contacts I enter without me knowing why. And I don't want seven icloud calendars in my outlook on a desktop pc. The rub is, I am really only adept enough to know this problem is bigger than the time I want to commit to figure it out. It makes me seriously want to throw everything apple makes, with the exception of an ipod, in the garbage.

     

    APPLE, CAN YOU HEAR ME? DOES ANYBODY THERE READ THESE THREADS AND TRY TO ACTUALLY HELP THE AVERAGE PERSON INSTEAD OF BECOMING A COMPLETE THORN IN THE SIDE WHILE YOU TRY TO ASSIMILATE MY DIGITAL LIFE LIKE THE BORG? APPLE, YOU STINK.

    Backup your data, sign out of iCloud, restore your data. It's not rocket science. If you don't have a way of backing up, and you don't have a backup then that tells me how important your data is to you.

  • 38. Re: How can I turn off iCloud completely?
    Required Name Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    And you're missing the point, we have a home lan maintained by an outside company for home biz purposes. I PAY somebody else to back our systems up, I don't do it. It should not have been pulled from my pc. Don't patronize me. I did not load contact data on icloud, it appropriated it.

     

     

    The point is, if icloud doesn't work such that these threads even EXIST, then icloud should fix it. NOT ME.

     

    I buy their products and expect them to service them according to my capabilities.

     

     

    Let's totally change the subject for a second. IF the airlines had BOTHERED to make the cabin secure, would there have been a 9-11? It's the airlines' job to secure the plane for passengers and everyone else. Terrorism wasn't new. And it isn't my job to build the plane or to troubleshoot for their design flaw.

     

     

    I am not going to apologize for not wanting to learn every detail, I have better things to do with my time. That's why I pay them. And most people are like me. Apple should be anticipating THAT. IT'S THEIR JOB to make it as simple as they make it sound.

  • 39. Re: How can I turn off iCloud completely?
    Required Name Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Oh and not to neglect the obvious...icloud was supposed to BE the backup. I didn't ask you to fix me, i am asking apple to fix icloud instead of leaving it up to us.

  • 40. Re: How can I turn off iCloud completely?
    Chris CA Level 9 Level 9 (74,895 points)

    Required Name wrote:

    It should not have been pulled from my pc. Don't patronize me. I did not load contact data on icloud, it appropriated it.

    Only because you enabled iCloud.

    Unless you gave your iTunesID and password to this outside company and they enabled it on your computer.

     

    APPLE, CAN YOU HEAR ME? DOES ANYBODY THERE READ THESE THREADS

    No one from Apple responds here.

    Send suggestions here -> Apple Product Feedback

  • 41. Re: How can I turn off iCloud completely?
    Csound1 Level 8 Level 8 (35,455 points)

    Required Name wrote:

     

    Oh and not to neglect the obvious...icloud was supposed to BE the backup.

    iCloud is not and never was a backup system, take the time to understand the services you use.

  • 42. Re: How can I turn off iCloud completely?
    hurgaaA Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)

    please, there is no point of getting angry.

    the point has been made.

     

    a better place to let steam off at Apple is to go to their feedback site.

     

    it worked for other apple software, they actually listen.

     

    but, god-like, apple won't respond to you directly.

    it will send a sign in form of a lightning or thunderbolt.

  • 43. Re: How can I turn off iCloud completely?
    Csound1 Level 8 Level 8 (35,455 points)

    Required Name wrote:

     

    And you're missing the point, we have a home lan maintained by an outside company for home biz purposes. I PAY somebody else to back our systems up,

    Then pay them to restore your backup.

  • 44. Re: How can I turn off iCloud completely?
    Required Name Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    you are right. anger doesn't fix anything. i apologize, didn't think anyone here would take it personally. especially if no one here works for apple.

     

    but look, my husband and i have degrees, we read, we are trained but not in this stuff. nor do we want to be. just because all you folks understand one another doesn't mean there isn't a whole big wide world of very successful people who just don't know this. nor do they have the time.

     

    if i come to these threads, i look for help deploying a solution. what did I do myself to end up with icloud calendars in my outlook program that keep multiplying? seriously, i don't want to figure this out. i released it and just left the icloud in place, i said "uncle", you win. and then, after capitulating, i go to call people and the phone numbers are gone. i know i can figure this out if i read it enough, but i have better things to do with my time. i have to do something to save a calendar, and then the contacts, and restore multiple devices...ugh. the chances of me doing that well and not losing everything are not good enough for me, an average device user.

     

    i am not trying to frustrate you. all of you. i am genuinely outside my bailiwick. and i am NORMAL. how do i know where apple listens? they SHOULD read these threads, are you kidding me? why aren't they? where are they going to figure out what their customers really think?

     

    i have really good judgment. i don't make a habit of complaint or writing letters, and i love figuring things out. syncing my calendar on google to outlook was totally do-able from a video on you tube. published by google probably. where is apple with solutions?

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