iCloud greyed out in settings

Discussion in 'iOS 5 and earlier' started by robecq, Oct 13, 2011.

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    robecq

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    I have iCloud set up on my phone but when I go into the settings menu it is greyed out and doesn't work. The twitter button is also greyed out but I don't use and have not set it up. Any ideas?
     
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    Mess

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    Have you logged into the app store? try that first and see it it activates!
     
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    robecq

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    found it, you have email restrictions turned on. this stops you from accessing icloud.

    p.s double post, sorry:rolleyes:
     
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    Restrictions are off on my iphone 4 but mail still does not work.:mad:
     
  6. mackiwilad, Oct 15, 2011
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    I just posted this on a NZ website:

    I have the exact same thing.
    What has happened is I didn't turn MobileMe off on the iPhone before setting up iCloud. It locks the iCloud account.
    2 hours on the line to MobileMe support came to nothing. Apart from a suggestion to restore the iPhone, however I can't see how that will help unless you start from afresh on the phone and who wants to lose all their texts etc?

    I set up my iPad differently after this by turning MM off and then inputting the iCloud credentials. Smooth sailing after then, however I have yet to find a fix for the phone.

    UPDATE:
    If you have the greyed out problem above its because the Parental restrictions were turned on during the iOS update.
    Turning off MM before logging into iCloud avoids the problem, but a quick fix is to unlock the restrictions and then you can change the menu items.

    Apple page here.
     
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    iCloud (and others) greyed out in settings

    I upgraded from my iPhone 3GS to an iPhone 5 (IOS6) and found that iCloud, Twitter, Facebook and Facetime settings were all greyed out.

    I did the usual cycle of the power to no effect.

    I recall that when I upgraded to IOS 5 that I hade declined to accept a EULA for iCloud (not knowing what it was at the time) until I had researched what it was all about. - Then promptly forgot all about it.

    So, I RESET ALL SETTINGS in the hope of clearing out the flag that was blocking just these settings and - voila - all fixed.

    No loss of texts, emails, photos or any apps or other data. All I had to do was fix a few settings like ring tone, wallpaper, WiFi login etc and away I went.

    Hope that this works for you.

    C
     

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