5 Replies Latest reply: Feb 16, 2012 1:09 AM by Roger Wilmut1
Surbhi Vij Level 1 (0 points)

I have 10.6.8 and I cant access iCloud. Please guide me what can be done

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.8)
  • Carolyn Samit Level 10 (103,365 points)



    You need to upgrade to Lion v10.7.2 to setup an iCloud account. You can purchase Lion from the App Store available from your Apple menu, your Dock App Store icon for ASC.jpgor your Applications folder.



    Apple - iCloud - Learn how to set up iCloud on all your devices


    Make sure your Mac meets Lion's requirements > Apple - OS X Lion - Technical specifications



    Read before upgrading to Lion >  Lion upgrade questions: Apple Support Communities

  • Surbhi Vij Level 1 (0 points)

    But why is that i have to purchase it just for iCloud when I have an apple product. In no other device i need to buy n e thing for iCloud

  • Carolyn Samit Level 10 (103,365 points)

    It's Apple's policy ...  

  • wileyfinn Level 1 (0 points)

    Maybe because Snow Leopard wasn't designed with support for iCloud in it? You can't use iCloud with iOS 4.X.X either, you need to upgrade it to iOS 5.X.X.


    Lion only costs $30 from the app store anyways, it's not a huge investment.

  • Roger Wilmut1 Level 9 (75,169 points)

    Surbhi Vij wrote:


    I have 10.6.8 and I cant access iCloud. Please guide me what can be done

    Though most of iCloud's facilities cannot be accessed on 10.6.8 you can set mail up manually and there is a hack (see below) which some people have used successfully to enable calendar syncing. You cannot sync Contacts or Bookmarks, or use the other iCloud facilities.


    • You will be able to access email and calendars on the iCloud website at http://icloud.com provided your browser is reasonably up-to-date.
    • You will not be able to sync contacts or bookmarks from a pre-Lion Mac.
    • You will be able to enter the server settings for email manually in the Mail application and access your email.
    • You will not be able to sync your calendars directly.
    • Some people have been able to set up calendar syncing by using the method detailed here - this is an unsupported hack and may not be reliable, and may stop working at some future point.  BusyCal is an iCal-like calendar application with extra facilities: it can sync with the iCloud Calendar while running on Leopard, Snow Leopard or Lion.
    • There appears to be no method of syncing contacts (though Address Book on a Mac can be synced with Google or Yahoo address books - I don't know how reliable this is).