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sakau2007
Oct 13, 2011, 01:36 AM
I have an iPhone 4; It is my only Apple device. I have a PC and I downloaded and installed the iCloud for PC client and I am a bit confused by what I am capable of doing.

I manage all of my contacts via my Google account (GMail, Google Contacts, whatever you want to call it). It is my address book. I've been syncing my contacts from Google to my iPhone for as long as I can remember. However, I don't see a way for my contacts that I change/edit to go from Google Contacts to the cloud, and then to my phone. Or if I'm out somewhere and meet someone and add their number to my phone, it won't send it to the cloud, and then beam it down into my Google Contacts address book. Am I missing something? The only option I see is to sync my contacts with Outlook (which I don't use). What am I missing? Am I not going to be able to have my contacts synced up everywhere like I thought I would?

The same issue presents itself with Bookmarks. I use Firefox (with the addon Xmarks which syncs my bookmarks across my laptop, desktop, and work PC). I was hoping to have these same bookmarks also available on my iPhone. Again, though, I only see an option for Internet Explorer. Am I again missing something, or am I out of luck?

Calendars & Tasks... again, I use Google for all of this. And again, I don't see that as an option... only Outlook.

So my question is, am I stuck with iCloud being basically useless for me? Am I just not seeing the option to utilize iCloud with Google products/Firefox? If Apple is only supporting these Microsoft products which I don't use, could I use workarounds that could automatically sync my Google Contacts to Outlook and vice-versa? What about a way to sync my Firefox bookmarks to Internet Explorer?

If anyone has any thoughts or solutions, please let me know.



ebm550
Oct 13, 2011, 08:27 AM
Try "Find My iPhone" feature and see if it fails. I tried it with Firefox and it is not working. It worked fine before it moved to iCloud. Sorry that I didn't answer your question though..I just thought it related to issues with Firefox

MacLDN
Oct 13, 2011, 08:47 AM
All works OK in Firefox for me.