9 Replies Latest reply: Jan 12, 2012 11:49 PM by iedrick.opaw
Dogs 'n Front Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

Ok, I'm new to iCloud but I'm having some synching issues.  I thought the way iCloud works is that wherever you make a change (iTunes, Contacts, Mail, iCal, etc), when you sync, everything is updated to that change.  For example, if I add a contact or make a change to one of my contacts through my desktop and then sync my iPhone, arent the changes supossed to be made to the iPhone via iCloud?

 

If this is the case, then I'm having problems with syncing or I have iCliud not properly set up.  Any ideas?


iPhone 4S, iOS 5
  • Roger Wilmut1 Level 9 Level 9 (71,905 points)

    Dogs 'n Front wrote:

     

    For example, if I add a contact or make a change to one of my contacts through my desktop and then sync my iPhone, arent the changes supossed to be made to the iPhone via iCloud?

    Yes, provided your desktop is running 10.7.2 and you are signed in in System Preferences>iCloud and have checked the required checkboxes for different kinds of syncing.

  • Dogs 'n Front Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    O'h.  I only have 10.6.8 (Snow Leopard).  I'm confused now because I have the iPhone 4s and iCloud is set up on that plus it syncs with iTunes via iCloud somehow.  What am I missing here??

  • Roger Wilmut1 Level 9 Level 9 (71,905 points)

    Your phone is running iOS5 and can thus set up iCloud and sync with it. Your Mac cannot access iCloud: you can sync your iPhone using iTunes but not iCloud. In order to bring your Mac into the iCloud equation you have to upgrade to 10.7.2 (provided your Mac is a compatible model you can download Lion from the Mac App Store).

  • Dogs 'n Front Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    how do I know if my Mac is a compatible model?  Where do I check that?

  • Roger Wilmut1 Level 9 Level 9 (71,905 points)

    http://www.apple.com/macosx/specs.html -

     

    General requirements

    • Mac computer with an Intel Core 2 Duo, Core i3, Core i5, Core i7, or Xeon processor
    • 2GB of memory
    • OS X v10.6.6 or later (v10.6.8 recommended)
    • 7GB of available space

     

    You can check your Mac's specs in Applications/Utilities/System Profiler>Hardware

  • folkhearts Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Hi, all of my devices are syncing mail and folders, but my iMac running Lion has deleted my mail subfolders.  Mail is coming in, but the folders are gone.  I used to be able to "replace" with mobile me, but don't know how to get the folders back now.

    Any advice before I call Apple Care?

    Vicki

  • iedrick.opaw Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Dogs \'n Front wrote:

     

    O'h.  I only have 10.6.8 (Snow Leopard).  I'm confused now because I have the iPhone 4s and iCloud is set up on that plus it syncs with iTunes via iCloud somehow.  What am I missing here??

     

    there is icloud available for snow 10.6, the thing is you need to purchase it via appstore.. from there you can now tweak and play around on the syncing, it located on your mac systems preferences after download.. cheers!

  • Dogs 'n Front Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    iedrick.opaw wrote:

     

    there is icloud available for snow 10.6, the thing is you need to purchase it via appstore.. from there you can now tweak and play around on the syncing, it located on your mac systems preferences after download.. cheers!

    I looked in the app store but couldn't find iCloud.  Did I misunderstand what you meant?

  • iedrick.opaw Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Dogs \'n Front wrote:

     

    iedrick.opaw wrote:

     

    there is icloud available for snow 10.6, the thing is you need to purchase it via appstore.. from there you can now tweak and play around on the syncing, it located on your mac systems preferences after download.. cheers!

    I looked in the app store but couldn't find iCloud.  Did I misunderstand what you meant?

    oh! very sorry for the misinformation, i'm probably not up to date.

    it's already change to OSX Lion upgrade at 29.99$, think i just saw iCloud app mid or early last year.

     

    anyways, hope you already have resolved this issue, if not just let us know how we can help..

     

    cheers!