2 Replies Latest reply: Jan 4, 2013 12:51 PM by mende1
pelicanpix Level 1 Level 1

If I have an iMac desktop computer and cannot upgrade to Mountain Lion can I use iCloud?

  • Kappy Level 10 Level 10

    Yes, by upgrading to Lion.


    Upgrading to Lion


    If your computer does not meet the requirements to install Mountain Lion, it may still meet the requirements to install Lion.


    You can purchase Lion by contacting Customer Service: Contacting Apple for support and service - this includes international calling numbers. The cost is $19.99 (as it was before) plus tax.  It's a download. You will get an email containing a redemption code that you then use at the Mac App Store to download Lion. Save a copy of that installer to your Downloads folder because the installer deletes itself at the end of the installation.


         Lion System Requirements


           1. Mac computer with an Intel Core 2 Duo, Core i3, Core i5, Core i7,

               or Xeon processor

           2. 2GB of memory

           3. OS X v10.6.6 or later (v10.6.8 recommended)

           4. 7GB of available space

           5. Some features require an Apple ID; terms apply.

  • mende1 Level 10 Level 10

    On Snow Leopard, you can only use iCloud mail, but you must have logged in iCloud on a supported device before > http://support.apple.com/kb/HT5330


    Also, see if your Mac is compatible with OS X Lion > http://support.apple.com/kb/SP629 If it's compatible, call Apple to purchase Lion > http://support.apple.com/kb/HE57 With Lion, you can use iCloud without any problem