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how long does iCloud take to install

1583 Views 4 Replies Latest reply: May 26, 2012 12:01 AM by asp9990 RSS
asp9990 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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May 10, 2012 10:21 PM

I have purchased iCloud and it is now four days since I started to install the software.   iCloud appears to stop installing when my password protections comes on.  I have therefore taken that off until the software is installed. 


How long should it take to install?  I have over 5686 records to bring matched.  The software appears to have checked 5685 and cannot seem to get beyond that number,  I have stopped the software and restarted it once but I still end up in the same position.


I also started to transfare some images in to photostream and thought this might have been the problem. However photostream has completed the installation of my images now but iCloud still continues.


Can I have some advice please.




MacBook Pro (13-inch Early 2011), iOS 5.1
  • stevejobsfan0123 Level 7 Level 7 (30,465 points)
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    May 10, 2012 10:23 PM (in response to asp9990)

    Not sure what you are trying to install. iCloud is in System Perferences on OS X 10.7.2 or later. There is nothing to download. Or we're you trying to set up an account?

  • samplane123 Calculating status...
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    May 12, 2012 3:00 PM (in response to asp9990)

    iTunes Match can initially take a very long time to scan your library. Using other iCloud services such as photo stream will not have an effect on iTunes Match.


    It should eventually move onto the last song and finish the scan, although 3 days is a very long time for it to be stuck. My library is 1590 songs and took around 12 hours to complete. If it continues to be stuck for a day or two I would suggest restarting the scan.


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