4 Replies Latest reply: Jan 10, 2013 9:21 AM by discobec
discobec Level 1 (0 points)

How do I configure my imac to use icloud?  Am sharing an ical via icloud on my iphone, however my phone and imac are not synching with each other even when phone plugged into imac.  Is this because I need to configure the imac to use icloud also??  help? 

iMac, Mac OS X (10.6.8)
  • Paul_31 Level 6 (13,655 points)

    If you're running 10.6.8 as per your profile you will need to upgrade to Lion or Mountain Lion to fully utiliise iCloud.

    If you decide to do that make sure your Mac meets the specs and although they will run with 2gb of RAM it won't be a good experience - 4gb or more will make a big difference.

    Also, if you rely on some older programs they may not run under the new OS's and will need to be updated/replaced.

  • babowa Level 7 (29,970 points)

    You'd need to upgrade your OS:




    Minimum is 10.7.5 or later


    More info here:




    You can access iCloud Mail via its website with your OS though.

  • varjak paw Level 10 (169,827 points)

    You will need to upgrade to Mac OS X 10.7 Lion or 10.8 Mountain Lion to get support for iCloud.


    But iCloud is not necessary for synching your iPhone when it's directly connected to the iMac. I'd suggest you ask for assistance with that problem in the Using iPhone forum. Be sure to provide full details, including the version of iOS on your iPhone, the version of iTunes you have, and what you're trying to sync and any details about the problem.



  • discobec Level 1 (0 points)

    Thank you!  I got alot of feedback about icloud but this answered the underlying question which is ..  how do I get my iphone and imac to talk.  Thank you!