Currently Being ModeratedJun 7, 2012 4:00 PM (in response to JG Here)
Bookmark syncing is a little unpredictable at present.
You would be best exporting bookmarks to your desktop on your Mac, turning bookmark syncing on on all your devices and then deleting all your bookmarks from all your devices. Leave things alone for a while and later check that each device still has no bookmarks. Once satisfied that all your devices have no bookmarks, re-import the bookmarks on your Mac and allow them to sync with all your other devices.
Currently Being ModeratedJun 7, 2012 9:35 PM (in response to Winston Churchill)
Thanks, Winston. Thar idea might help me out for today, but if syncing is not working I will be back in the same bad place again within a day. I remember before MobileMe I had to copy my bookmarks file to a thumbdrive and load it into my other machines at least every day twice. Then MobileMe did it for me. Now iCloud won't do that. I'm going backwards!
Currently Being ModeratedJun 8, 2012 4:27 AM (in response to JG Here)
Bookmark syncing does work, it's just a bit of a pain to get it to work initially. Once I myself went through the procedure I explained, my bookmarks started syncing and have continued to do so since.
Currently Being ModeratedJun 9, 2012 7:49 AM (in response to JG Here)
I was experiencing the same problems with bookmarks not syncing lately, everything else seemed to be syncing just fine. Turning bookmark syncing off and back on in my iMac's iCloud Preferences seems to have it working for now.
Currently Being ModeratedJun 9, 2012 10:21 AM (in response to HotRod34)
'For now' is the key phrase here. All that does is 'merge' the bookmarks on your machine with the ones in the cloud. Just that one time, too. I don't believe it is a sync, just a merge.
Currently Being ModeratedJun 9, 2012 10:28 AM (in response to JG Here)
For the avoidance of doubt, my bookmarks have been syncing properly for months. If I create a new bookmark today on any of my devices, it soon appears on all the rest, to me that's syncing, not just a merge.
Currently Being ModeratedJun 9, 2012 10:33 AM (in response to Winston Churchill)
You're right, Winston, that IS syncing. But, by unchecking and then rechecking the Bookmarks button in iCloud preferences, it only merges. Merging is self descriptive. Syncing will also merge, but I believe it will also remove bookmarks on the currrent device if they were previously deleted on other devices. That's what true syncing does.
Currently Being ModeratedJun 9, 2012 12:51 PM (in response to Winston Churchill)
I hope all of ours are!
I just went through the process you previously recommended. I need to make a few changes and check each devices BM's. Fingers are crossed (but not while I type).
Currently Being ModeratedSep 13, 2012 6:24 PM (in response to JG Here)
To add to these great suggestions, the timing of bookmark syncing on iOS devices is tied to the "Fetch New Data" settings on them. To see changes the quickest between devices, turn "Push" on and make sure that iCloud fetch schedule is set to "Push".
Here is how to do it on the iPhone 4S (same or similar on iPad):
1. Go to "Settings"
2. Go to "Mail, Contacts, Calendars"
3. Select "Fetch New Data" and set "Push" to "On"
4. Scroll to bottom and select "Advanced"
5. Select "iCloud" and set to "Push"
Currently Being ModeratedMar 30, 2013 4:27 AM (in response to JG Here)
I am using a MacPro, a MacBookAir and an iPhone. I had this problem: the Air and iPhon's bookmarks wer syncing, but not the MacPro's.
What solved it for me was to check out of the old MobileMe account and then I unchecked and checked back the bookmarks sync.