10 Replies Latest reply: Jan 11, 2012 12:28 PM by Ralph Landry1
thomasSWAG Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

i can't find it inside the system settings. Where it should be there is mobileme. what can i do to get icloud there?

i try to follow the guide on http://www.apple.com/icloud/setup/mac.html but i can't go any further, because i can see on the pic, that where icloud should be is there mobileme on my mac.

plaese help me somebody out there!

  • Kappy Level 10 Level 10 (244,035 points)

    You have to first upgrade to Lion 10.7.2 in order to use iCloud.

  • Ralph Landry1 Level 8 Level 8 (37,305 points)

    What Mac OS X version do you have?  iCloud shows up when you have 10.7.2.

  • thomasSWAG Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    in bought it a week ago, so it should be the latest version, but where do I see if it's the newest, it's up in the apple and then about this mac?

    but i don't understand it, because for few minutes ago i searched for updates, and there was nothing.



  • thomasSWAG Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    i can se there stand Mac OS X Version 10.6.8

    how do i get the lion 10.7.2 ?

  • Ralph Landry1 Level 8 Level 8 (37,305 points)

    If it shows 10.6.8 in About This Mac, then yes, you need to upgrade to 10.7.2.  You can do that by going to the app store, the icon usually on the dock, search for Lion and buy the download for $30.  Download and install and you should then be good to go with 10.7.2.

  • Ralph Landry1 Level 8 Level 8 (37,305 points)

    After you upgrade to 10.7.2, the icloud icon will appear on the System Preferences pane on the left side.  Just click on it to start setting up the account.

  • thomasSWAG Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    thank you, i will try that, what else can i used the Lion to ?

  • Ralph Landry1 Level 8 Level 8 (37,305 points)

    This is the link to the Apple on-line store Lion USB flash drive which I am not advocating you buy, just that it gives some of the Lion requirements and goodies it does.  The Lion download is only $29 from the app store, but if you want a "hard" backup the flash drive is one way of doing that.  There are other ways that are less expensive if you are interested we can talk about those later.

     

    Frankly, iCloud is a big selling point to people.  I have Lion and really like it, but if you look around on here there are others that don't feel the same way.  For my uses it is fast and powerful.  But I also bought a new MacBook Pro with it installed and got 8 GB ram to make sure it has plenty of room to work.  Plus added a 2 TB external hard drive for Time Machine backups and additional work space.

     

    There is a down side to Lion, it no longer supports Rosetta and, thus, will not run any of the older PPC compatible software.  If you use software like MS Office you will have to get version 2011 for it to run under Lion.

     

    With the latest Mac OS X, Lion, you know you will have compatibility with the latest Apple software for years to come.  That is, it will outlive the other operating system versions.

     

    Hope this gives you some things to think about.

  • Maclegan Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I can't download the upgrade 10.7.2 for iCloud - keep getting :close iTunes in order to continue". Tried disably iTuneshelpter - didn't work. I have 10.6 - do I need to buy the upgrade? Looks like to mentioned this in your last message. Could be the problem, right?

     

    Thanks so much for your input.

  • Ralph Landry1 Level 8 Level 8 (37,305 points)

    You have to have at least 10.6.6, or download the combo updater to 10.6.8, then open the app store icon and go to the purchase of Lion...$29 (US) by download from the app store.  10.7.2 will have iCloud icon on the System Preferences pane, click on it to setup the iCloud account.