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lpal1 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

I have downloaded iCloud to my PC, how do I create an iCloud account?   I have tried to use my apple ID that I have for iTunes but it says it's a valid apple ID but can't be used with iCloud, and again no option to create an account.  Any suggestions?  Thanks!    


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  • freakkk Level 1 Level 1 (95 points)

    Did you already activate iCloud on your IOS device using that same apple ID?

     

    "To create an iCloud account you need an iPhone, iPad or iPod touch with iOS 5, or a Mac with OS X Lion v10.7"

  • the6millionliraman Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I have the same problem. Since moving from MobileMe, I usually view my iCloud email via a Windows web browser (I haven't got Outlook installed anywhere).

    Today when I tried to log in it suddenly tells me that I have to have the iCloud control panel set up on an iOS or OSX device (which I already did on this computer when I moved from MobileMe). 

    When I tried to log in to the iCloud control panel (on my PC),  I got the message "this is a valid Apple ID but it is not an iCloud account". Strange, because i do have an iCloud account and my log-in information was the same as always.

    Does this mean it is no longer possible to access iCloud without an iPad, iPhone or whatever?

    Sounds like some kind of Mac trying to force me to buy an over-priced dinasaur telephone like an iPhone or a useless expensive toy like an iPad.

    Thanks in advance for any help anyone can offer!

  • freakkk Level 1 Level 1 (95 points)

    If you don't have an iOS device, then why are you trying to access iCloud?

  • Kappy Level 10 Level 10 (251,175 points)

    One can use iCloud without an iOS device.

  • freakkk Level 1 Level 1 (95 points)

    For what purpose is my point?

     

    To create an iCloud account they clearly need an iPhone, iPad or iPod touch with iOS 5, or a Mac with OS X Lion v10.7.  A windows user that doesn't have an iOS device just doesn't really have any benefit for using iCloud (unless they were planning on getting one eventually..)

  • Kappy Level 10 Level 10 (251,175 points)

    Darned if I know.

  • the6millionliraman Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    The reason why I have an iCloud account is because I used to have a MacBook Pro (until it all broke, something to do with poor, suicidal, slave-driven Chinese workers I guess).

    So years ago I opened an email account with Apple, which subsequently became MobileMe and is now iCloud.

    As my .mac/.me address is also my freelance work emial, I can't change it otherwise I risk losing clients. So I'm stuck with the email address even though I have absolutely no use of iCloud functions.

    If iCloud is exclusive to Mac hardware users, it sounds like a massive step backwards of more than 10 years to when PC and Apple were completely separate and incompatible worlds.

    The problem remains the fact that even though I have an iCloud account set up, and also have iCloud control panel installed, I cannot log in using my Apple ID as it says it is not an iCloud account. How does that make sense?!

    I was on Express Lane last night in a chat with Apple assistance and they couldn't work it out either. It seems that Apple really haven't thought this through very well. I've already set up a Gmail account which seems to work a whole lot better and also keeps everything synced in more or less the same way.

    As a client who paid nearly 100 dollars a year for many years on MobileMe, I feel really abandoned by Apple who seem to want to oblige me to buy more of their products to continue using their email service.

  • dudualmeida Level 1 Level 1 (120 points)

    It's no possible to create an Apple ID from iCloud from PC Computers, you can only create a new Apple ID on iCloud using a Mac with OSX Lion.

    You can go to your device and select Adjust>iCloud>Create a Free Account to be able to create a free ID with @me server...

    Hope I've helped you to solve the product, anything you can just talk personality to me.

    iMessage: dudualmeida@me.com

    FaceTime: dudualmeida@me.com

  • David Goodall Level 1 Level 1 (55 points)

    If you have an office with several iMacs, an iCloud account is great for sharing calendars, contacts, etc. Once Mountain Lion is out, docs will be updated the same way, so it's not pointless without IOS devices, just maybe not useful to your good self. There are others out there doing things differently - crazy, I know - so maybe try helping them rather than tell them what they're doing is pointless, just because you do not understand.

  • Zidane007 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    the reason was what freakkk said at the start and i agree with him and why ru being racist to chinese people the6millionliraman.

  • Csound1 Level 8 Level 8 (41,750 points)

    David Goodall wrote:

     

    If you have an office with several iMacs, an iCloud account is great for sharing calendars, contacts, etc.

    TOTALLY DISAGREE

     

    For a business any free system is entirely inappropriate, do not use iCloud/Gmail/Yahoo/Dadsmail etc, they are consumer oriented and unsuited for business use.

  • David Goodall Level 1 Level 1 (55 points)

    I appreciate your opinion. However I would say that "entirely inappropriate" is a bit strong; I know of many businesses getting on fine with this system now. I'm sure you know of businesses of a much larger structure, and for them it would be, I imagine, the wrong way to go. That said - I think a blanket "entirely inappropriate" is a bit of a general statement with - as far as I can read - nothing to back it up.

     

    Still, I'd be interested to hear your thoughts.

  • Csound1 Level 8 Level 8 (41,750 points)

    David Goodall wrote:

     

    I appreciate your opinion. However I would say that "entirely inappropriate" is a bit strong; I know of many businesses getting on fine with this system now. I'm sure you know of businesses of a much larger structure, and for them it would be, I imagine, the wrong way to go. That said - I think a blanket "entirely inappropriate" is a bit of a general statement with - as far as I can read - nothing to back it up.

     

    Still, I'd be interested to hear your thoughts.

    This (see below) is what you agree to when using iCloud and all other free systems I have looked at, read it.

     

    APPLE DOES NOT GUARANTEE, REPRESENT, OR WARRANT THAT YOUR USE OF THE SERVICE WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR-FREE, AND YOU AGREE THAT FROM TIME TO TIME APPLE MAY REMOVE THE SERVICE FOR INDEFINITE PERIODS OF TIME, OR CANCEL THE SERVICE IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE TERMS OF THIS AGREEMENT.

    YOU EXPRESSLY UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT THE SERVICE IS PROVIDED ON AN "AS IS" AND "AS AVAILABLE" BASIS. APPLE AND ITS AFFILIATES, SUBSIDIARIES, OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, PARTNERS AND LICENSORS EXPRESSLY DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, AND NON-INFRINGEMENT. IN PARTICULAR, APPLE AND ITS AFFILIATES, SUBSIDIARIES, OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, PARTNERS AND LICENSORS MAKE NO WARRANTY THAT (I) THE SERVICE WILL MEET YOUR REQUIREMENTS; (II) YOUR USE OF THE SERVICE WILL BE TIMELY, UNINTERRUPTED, SECURE OR ERROR-FREE; (III) ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED BY YOU AS A RESULT OF THE SERVICE WILL BE ACCURATE OR RELIABLE; AND (IV) ANY DEFECTS OR ERRORS IN THE SOFTWARE PROVIDED TO YOU AS PART OF THE SERVICE WILL BE CORRECTED.

    APPLE DOES NOT REPRESENT OR GUARANTEE THAT THE SERVICE WILL BE FREE FROM LOSS, CORRUPTION, ATTACK, VIRUSES, INTERFERENCE, HACKING, OR OTHER SECURITY INTRUSION, AND APPLE DISCLAIMS ANY LIABILITY RELATING THERETO.

     

    I prefer to pay for a system that does what I want, has a reasonable guarantee of running most of the time, has a retention policy for when it is not and has telephone support rather than a user forum. Your needs may be lesser, but I doubt it.

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