3 Replies Latest reply: Feb 25, 2013 10:11 AM by Old Toad
Don Hutchinson1 Level 1 (5 points)

I have an iPad and an iPhone.

My MacBook Pro is too old for Mountain Lion

Hiw can I get t use iCloud on my Mac Pro


If I Iuse iCloud with my iPhone/iPad then I cannot sync with the Power Book

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.4)
  • Kappy Level 10 (265,914 points)

    iCloud requires 10.7.2 or later. You can run Lion even though you can't run Mountain Lion.


    1. Download and install Mac OS X 10.6.8 Update Combo v1.1

    2. See the following:


    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.

  • Winston Churchill Level 10 (95,625 points)

    You can't use iCloud (except Mail) with Snow leopard.


    However, You can use in through a web browser at iCloud.com

  • Old Toad Level 10 (135,413 points)

    This website by Roger Wilmut gives directions on how to setup Mail and links to a site describing how to seup up calendars (an unsupported hack) with Snow Leopard: Missing in iCloud