3 Replies Latest reply: Dec 23, 2013 8:37 PM by randers4
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I have both my iPhone and iPad synching with iCloud, but not my laptop, it's quite frustration.


I have a MacBook Pro OS X version 10.6.8 and the iCloud icon isn't in the system preferences. Is it possible to install it? If so, what would be the best way to do it?





Reply by randers4 on Dec 23, 2013 8:06 PM Helpful

iCloud requires OS X Lion (10.7.5) or higher.  If you’re running 10.6.8 or earlier you will need to upgrade to either Lion higher in order to set up iCloud on your Mac.  First check to see if your system meets the system requirements to upgrade.


Lion system requirements are:


  • Mac computer with an Intel Core 2 Duo, Core i3, Core i5, Core i7, or Xeon processor
  • 2GB of memory
  • OS X v10.6.6 or later (v10.6.8 recommended)
  • 7GB of available space


Mountain Lion requirements are shown here: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT5444.

Mavericks requirements are shown here: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT5842.


If you can run Mavericks, you can purchase an upgrade from the Mac App Store.  If you can only run Lion or Mountain Lion, contact the online store in your country and purchase a redemption code to download it from the Mac App Store.


After upgrading, you will find iCloud in System Preferences>iCloud on your Mac, and can set it up as explained here: http://www.apple.com/icloud/setup/mac.html.


Before upgrading, you may want to check the compatibility of your existing programs by checking here: http://roaringapps.com/apps:table.

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