1 Reply Latest reply: Apr 14, 2013 1:01 PM by Eric Root
olgagorenshteyn Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

in order to retrieve lost info on my iphone, i must have an icloud on my mac

i currently have Mac OS X 10.6.8

seems like i cant have an icloud unless i upgrade to lion....

please help

iMac, Mac OS X (10.6.8)
  • Eric Root Level 8 Level 8 (41,730 points)

    You can have limited iCloud in Snow Leopard.  Mail and iCal work fine, but my experience with Address Book didn't go very well.


    Snow Leopard iCloud - Address and iCal


    Snow Leopard iCloud –  iCal


    Snow Leopard iCloud – Mail


    To upgrade you need:


    Check that you computer is compatible with Mountain Lion.

    To check the model number hold down the option/alt key, go to the Apple menu and select System information.


    • iMac (Mid 2007 or newer) model number 7,1 or higher
    • MacBook (Late 2008 Aluminum, or Early 2009 or newer) model number 5,1 or higher
    • MacBook Pro (Mid/Late 2007 or newer) model number 4,1 or higher
    • MacBook Air (Late 2008 or newer) model number 2,1 or higher
    • Mac mini (Early 2009 or newer) model number 3,1 or higher
    • Mac Pro (Early 2008 or newer) model number 3,1 or higher
    • Xserve (Early 2009) model number 3,1 or higher


    Your Mac needs:

    • OS X v10.6.8 or OS X Lion already installed
    • 2 GB or more of memory
    • 8 GB or more of available space
    • Model Numbers                  Computer Compatibility - Apple

    • Model Number - MacBook                Model Number - iMac


    • Check to make sure your applications are compatible.         Application Compatibility


    • If you have applications that you want to use that aren't compatible, you can retain Snow Leopard and create a new partition to install Mountain Lion on.


    • If your computer isn't compatible, you might be able to upgrade to Lion.        Computer Compatibility - Lion


    • If you can/do upgrade, I recommend you make a copy of the installer and move it out of your Applications folder. The installer self-destructs. The copy will keep you from having to downlaod the installer again.