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iCloud versus "on my Mac"

106 Views 1 Reply Latest reply: Dec 30, 2013 7:07 AM by Csound1 RSS
James Thomson Level 1 Level 1 (85 points)
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Dec 30, 2013 5:49 AM

I'm learning more about iCloud.  Now with my Mac Calendar.  I'm going to start using my Calendars in the iCloud so to access of course on all my devices.  Here is my question:  What happens to my Calendars in iCloud, let's say, if the iCloud failed for some reason; is my Calendar still hard loaded in my computer or is it lost?

Let me ask it this way:  Is there a difference between having my iCal "on my Mac" and also in the cloud, as opposed to having my iCal only in the cloud and not stored on my computer? 

iPhone 5, iOS 7.0.4
  • Csound1 Level 7 Level 7 (32,375 points)
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    Dec 30, 2013 7:07 AM (in response to James Thomson)

    Your Calendars (and Contacts) are stored on the iCloud servers, a local copy (a cached copy) is stored on your computer. If you can not connect to iCloud (no internet for example) you can still use the local copy, any changes to it will be uploaded to iCloud when you next connect.


    Any Calendars you put in 'On My Mac' will only be on your Mac.


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