Can I add iCloud to iPod touch 4.2.1?

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by Cindy62707, Mar 13, 2012.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    I want to use the Find my iPod with my iPod touch 4.2.1. From what I have read I need iCloud. Can I add iCloud to iPod touch 4.2.1? If not, is there another way to add the Find my iPod to my iPod touch?

    thank you,
    Cindy
     
  2. macrumors 6502a

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    Nope - icloud requires ios 5.
     
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    Anonymous Freak

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    If you have an iCloud account that was "upgraded" from a MobileMe account, you can use Find my i{Device} by adding a MobileMe account in the settings app. I don't know about newly-created iCloud accounts, though.
     
  4. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Is there a way to force the iPod 4.2.1 to up grade to 5? When I ask it to update it says it is already up to date (when obviously it isn't if it isn't a 5).

    Thanks
    Cindy
     
  5. macrumors G3

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    What model do you have? The model number from Settings->General->About on the iPod will give us enough info.

    iOS 4.2.1 was the last version support on the 2nd generation iPod Touch. So if that is what you have, you are up to date for it.
     
  6. macrumors 603

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    The only iPod touches that support iOS 5 are the one with the camera (4th generation) and the one before the one with the camera (3rd generation). If you're being told it's up to date on 4.2.1, you can no longer update. It's not possible to force the update. It either supports it or it doesn't and in this case, it's obvious it doesn't.

    You must have the iPod touch 2G. It's the only iPod touch currently on 4.2.1. It has been discontinued and supports nothing past that. If you want iCloud, you MUST have a device that supports iOS 5. This site has a write-up on how to update your device if you ARE running iOS 5. http://techc0re.wordpress.com/2012/03/08/quick-tip-updating-your-ios-device/
     
  7. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Version 5.2.1
    Model MB528LL

    Nowhere do I see a category that says what generation it is.

    Does this help?
     
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    chrf097

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    You have a second generation.

    In order to use iCloud you will have to get a 3rd Generation or 4th Generation iPod touch.
     
  9. macrumors 603

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    Searching the model number on Google brings up the generation. It wouldn't say the generation on the device anyway. Your device does not support iOS 5 and was discontinued in late 2010, therefore, you cannot use iCloud. You have to buy an iOS 5 supported device to do so.
     
  10. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    thanks everyone for helping to figure out that I was chasing the impossible!
     
  11. macrumors newbie

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    It's possible if:

    You can use iCloud on a 2nd gen ipod touch IF you already have an iCloud account. I also have a 4th gen ipod touch with iCloud account. There are other ways to obtain an account such as updating from mobile me, ect. I don't know of other ways but you can google it. I just know it works if you ALREADY have an iCloud account. Here is what I've found so far:

    Connect your device by WiFi, then:

    Mail:
    Make a new Others > MailAccount in Settings under Mail, Contacts, Calendars. Set it as follows:
    IMAP (incoming Server)
    Server: imap.mail.me.com
    SSL: yes
    Port: 993
    Username: The Apple ID you use for iCloud (username@me.com)
    Password: your password
    Description: whatever you want

    Outgoing mail server: smtp.mail.me.com
    Server: smtp.mail.me.com
    SSL: yes
    Port: 587
    smtp Auth: yes
    Username: The Apple ID you use for iCloud (username@me.com)
    Password: your password

    Calendars:
    Make a new Others > CalDAV account in Settings under Mail, Contacts, Calendars. Set it as follows:
    Server: caldav.icloud.com
    User Name: The Apple ID you use for iCloud (username@me.com)
    Password: your password
    Description: whatever you want
    Next open the Calendar App and select (check) the Calendars you wish to view on the device.
    (some devices will sync quickly, others require restart)

    Contacts:
    Make a new Others > CardDAV account in Settings under Mail, Contacts, Calendars.
    Server:contacts.icloud.com
    User Name: Apple ID you use for iCloud (username@me.com)
    Password: your password
    Description: whatever you want
    (if you have problems with sync, goto Advanced Settings. SSL=OFF. let it re-verify. Settings should be re-set by iCloud to
    SSL: ON, and Port: 443)


    Find My iPhone:
    Make a new MobileMe account in Settings under Mail, Contacts, Calendars.
    User Name: Apple ID you use for iCloud (username@me.com)
    Password: your password
    There will be a switch to turn on Find My iPhone.

    Documents:
    Apps accessing iCloud for document storage require the iOS 5 SDK so I don't think we'll be able to use document syncing on iOS 4.

    (NOTE: you may notice that AFTER you have used the info above, the actual Server listed on your device will be updated by
    iCloud based upon your Username and Password)

    Hope this is useful !
     
  12. macrumors newbie

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    Many, many thanks! You've inspired me to join the forum and post this message. (I've been scanning and reading MacRumors for the past couple of years.)

    I've played around with this trying to get this to work (translation: wasted a bunch of time), and had given up on it. I had pretty much given up on using the calendar on my iPod touch 2 and was sadly taking my iPad around everytime I needed access to my calendar. The iCloud syncing works great IMO, which is why I was dragging my iPad around, but I don't think it would have hurt Apple to make it compatible with the earlier units... Thanks again!

    EDITED: First time post. I tried to shorten the quote of skiplo and ended up with some code and the quote?... So, I removed the quote.
     
  13. Farhan360, May 22, 2012
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    macrumors newbie

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    Can anyone dumb out what skiplo said because I have a 2g but I dont know how to add a new others or any of what he said and please make sure you cover everything
     
  14. macrumors newbie

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    icloud on iphone 3G

    Skiplo: Brilliant explanation 26 March. Mail and Calendars work absolutely fine but Contacts still not syncing. Any more tips you can give?
     

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