10 Replies Latest reply: Apr 9, 2014 8:13 AM by Old Toad
TJ010 Level 1 (0 points)

No icloud on my mac, only mobileme and the system states all software is up to date.

  • TJ010 Level 1 (0 points)

    OSX is my operating system

  • snozdop Level 5 (5,800 points)

    You need Mac OS X 10.7.5 or later for iCloud.


    The current version of Mac OS X is 10.9.2


    What version is yours? Check by choosing About this Mac from the Apple menu.

  • Old Toad Level 10 (135,487 points)

    Read this:  iCloud: System requirements




  • TJ010 Level 1 (0 points)

    Hardware Overview:


      Model Name:          iMac

      Model Identifier:          iMac8,1

      Bus Speed:          1.07 GHz

      Boot ROM Version:          IM81.00C1.B00

      SMC Version (system):          1.29f1


    This is what it says about my 'version' under hardware overview.  I don't think this is what you are asking for...it is not showing anything that is close to the 10.7.5 that is being suggested. 

    Many thanks for your assistance to this Mac amatuer....really appreciate it!

  • randers4 Level 9 (62,715 points)

    You need to go to  > About This Mac, then read the Version number as in the image below:


    Screen Shot 2014-04-08 at 6.59.06 PM.jpg

  • TJ010 Level 1 (0 points)

    It is Version 10.5.8

  • randers4 Level 9 (62,715 points)

    iCloud on your Mac requires OS X 10.7.5 or later.  If you have 10.5.8, you would have to have purchase a Mac OS X 10.6 DVD from the online Apple Store, then get the 10.6.8 combo installer: (http://support.apple.com/kb/DL1399).  Once you have 10.6.8, you would have to either download Mavericks from the Mac App Store (system requirements here: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT5842) or, if your system can only run Lion, you can go here to purchase a redemption code to download it from the Mac App Store.


    Before doing anything, make sure your Mac at least meets the system requirements for OS X Lion:


    • 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


    If it doesn't, you won't be able to use iCloud on your Mac.  Before upgrading, you may want to check the compatibility of your existing applications by checking here: http://roaringapps.com/apps:table.   Also be aware that older PPC programs such as AppleWorks and Office 2004 for Mac will not run on OS X Lion or higher.

  • Old Toad Level 10 (135,487 points)

    With an iMac8,1 you can run Mavericks.  However, you'll need to have 4 GB of RAM.

  • TJ010 Level 1 (0 points)

    Thank you so much for your help, I don't have enough GB (only 1).  I will have to make an appt at the Apple store to see what can be done at this point and bring my Mac with me.

  • Old Toad Level 10 (135,487 points)

    It's easy to install RAM in iMacs. I've upgraded several without a problem.  Go to Crucial.com and check to see what you can upgrade you iMac to and it's cost.  Crucial is much, much less expensive than Apple memory and is a very good supplier.