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Old Nov 4, 2011, 03:03 AM   #1
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what if i don't want to use iCloud ???

i have been having issues with syncing contacts and calendars from my mac book pro to my iPad and iPhone either ways after iOS5 and after iCloud.

my computer won't sync any of the above services and i don't want to use iCloud.

should i wait for an upgrade or just switch back to blackberry ? i have been using apple for almost 5 years now without any problems, but this new things just keeps getting worse.

pls. help.
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Old Nov 4, 2011, 03:25 AM   #2
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There are alternatives for PDA sync functions.
Yahoo, Hotmail, Google.
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Old Nov 4, 2011, 03:31 AM   #3
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what if i only want to use address book and calendar of mac book and not 3rd party sync services ?
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Old Nov 4, 2011, 05:09 AM   #4
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Why don't you tell us what your issues with syncing from your Mac are? Perhaps we can help. There's no reason you shouldn't be able to continue to sync manually under iOS 5.
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Old Nov 4, 2011, 05:14 AM   #5
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what if i only want to use address book and calendar of mac book and not 3rd party sync services ?
Then just set it that way in iTunes and it will work fine without iCloud, just as it always used to.
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Old Nov 4, 2011, 02:29 PM   #6
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What I did before iOS5:

Plug my phone on mac book and it synced everything for me. iTunes use to open up automatically.



Now after iOS5:

iTunes donot open automatically. Yes, the check box is selected for iTunes to open automatically when iPhone is plugged in.

Address book and calendars donot sync with my MacBook.

I have iCloud turned off.





Pls help.
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Old Nov 4, 2011, 03:34 PM   #7
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What I did before iOS5:

Now after iOS5:

iTunes donot open automatically. Yes, the check box is selected for iTunes to open automatically when iPhone is plugged in.

Address book and calendars donot sync with my MacBook.

I have iCloud turned off.
It sounds like you have an issue unrelated to iCloud or syncing. If after plugging your iPhone, can you open iTunes manually and see your iPhone listed? If not, your might have a driver issue on Windows. The cable is plugged in to the computer, right?
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Old Nov 4, 2011, 04:08 PM   #8
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This is the most pointless post ever.

Firstly if you don't want to use it....dont use it....that was hard! Secondly you can just gmail or any other 3rd party imap service and get the same functions (just fails to connect 90% of the time).

iCloud is a pretty amazingly perfect service tho...and its free...not sure why people hate anything thats new.
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Then just set it that way in iTunes and it will work fine without iCloud, just as it always used to.
Exactly my set up !
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Old Nov 5, 2011, 06:50 AM   #10
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yes, i can manually open up the iTunes and see my iphone there.

the cable is plugged in the computer. i am using the mac OSX lion and not windows.

all setting have been turned to manual in iTunes and still contacts and calendar are not syncing.
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Old Nov 5, 2011, 07:35 AM   #11
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i restored my iPhone to factory settings and guess what ....

the contact icon is not there ...........

what a mess...... iOS 5 is....
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