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Old Aug 21, 2014, 01:43 PM   #1
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iCloud Services Currently Down for Some Users [Update: Fixed]




It appears that many individuals are currently experiencing issues with iCloud, with several people reporting difficulties receiving/sending iCloud mail and logging into iCloud.com. Users attempting to access iCloud.com are receiving the following error message: "iCloud encountered an error while trying to connect to the server."

Users appear to have been experiencing issues for the last half an hour or so and Apple's System Status Page is now listing downtime for some users for a slew of iCloud services, including Find My Friends, Back to My Mac, Find My iPhone, iCloud Accounts, Photos, iWork for iCloud, and more.

Over the last several months, iCloud has been down multiple times, with the longest outage happening just over a month ago. In July, a small percentage of users were unable to access iCloud Mail for approximately 27 hours.

Update 12:30 PM PT: According to Apple's System Status page, the issues with iCloud have been resolved.

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Old Aug 21, 2014, 01:43 PM   #2
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Old Aug 21, 2014, 01:47 PM   #3
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Its dead here. Mail just hangs in iOS and OS X
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Old Aug 21, 2014, 01:50 PM   #4
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There might be an iMessage problem as well.
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Old Aug 21, 2014, 01:51 PM   #5
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Apple's iCloud page says iCloud has "features that give you peace of mind and make sharing simple". But if consumers often find that they can't use iCloud photo sharing, iWork files, keychain, mail, calendar, contacts, etc., they are going to be wary of using the service at all.
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Old Aug 21, 2014, 01:56 PM   #6
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Not sure if related, visual voice mail has been down for about an hour or so.
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Old Aug 21, 2014, 01:59 PM   #7
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iCloud has been down multiple times
Funny to link this particular article as an example when that was really more of a Google DNS issue. Apple didn't cause it and couldn't fix it themselves.
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I've been having this problem for about the last 90 minutes or so. It came back online briefly about 45 minutes ago, but it's down again.
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Not sure if related, visual voice mail has been down for about an hour or so.
That's a feature from the carrier. Can't blame that one on Apple.
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Old Aug 21, 2014, 02:12 PM   #10
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NOOOOOOOOOOO....!! Oh wait, it's working for me. We're good.
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iCloud keeps asking me for my password!
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Old Aug 21, 2014, 05:01 PM   #12
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"it just works"
Ah, I knew this overused, cliché, and unnecessary quote would be posted in this thread. I'd like to remind you that there isn't a single service or piece of software on the market without bugs and glitches. And iCloud works really well 99.9% of the time.
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I would like to use iCloud for my email but until Apple allow the option to email from multiple domains it's a no go for me.
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I don't like cloud or web based applications because they add one more link to the chain that can fail producing outages and lower reliability as well as less security. I'll stick with applications that reside on my own hardware and store the data locally. I have my own backup systems as well.
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I think it's likely related to iCloud upgrades in the Public Beta. Which works great. I have storage for many apps' data, stored in folders. Great.
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Old Aug 22, 2014, 03:04 AM   #17
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Ah, I knew this overused, cliché, and unnecessary quote would be posted in this thread. I'd like to remind you that there isn't a single service or piece of software on the market without bugs and glitches. And iCloud works really well 99.9% of the time.
iCloud erased my mom's entire contacts list. Even worse is that it happened right before iCloud backed up the iPhone (I tried restoring her iPhone backup, no luck). She checked her iPad and her contacts were initially there for 5 seconds and then it went *poof*, completely blank. I checked iCloud.com and it was completely blank. No software should ever, EVER, EVER , I repeat, EVER do that.

Luckily her iPad didn't do the daily backup yet, so I had to restore her iPad from last backup, disconnect from internet, add a dummy contact to the contacts list, reconnect to the internet, and voila, contacts appeared on iCloud and on my mom's iPhone.

so, again, I'll say the overused, cliché, and unnecessary quote:
"It just works."
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Befor I use my window7 and now I like likely related to iCloud upgrades in the Public Beta.
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iCloud erased my mom's entire contacts list...

so, again, I'll say the overused, cliché, and unnecessary quote:
"It just works."
I have trouble deleting contacts. They keep syncing back into the list from another device.
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Is iCloud working? When I try to backup my contacts on my iPhone 4S so I can move them to my iPhone 6, the backup starts and then quits. When I try to turn on iCloud on my iPhone 6, I get a server connectivity error.

Yet over at Apple.com, Apple says iCloud is .
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