iCloud's Photo Stream, Documents, and Backup Services Currently Experiencing Problems

Discussion in 'Mac Blog Discussion' started by MacRumors, Feb 28, 2013.

  1. macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    Apple's System Status page is showing multiple iCloud services with 'issues':

    Services listed as being affected are Photo Stream, Documents in the Cloud and Backup. The services have been having problems for nearly five hours already, and Apple has not yet provided a timeframe for a fix.

    (Thanks, Guillermo.)

    Update 8:28 AM: The issues are persisting some seven hours after Apple first acknowledged them, but the company has now updated its status page to note that less than 1% of users are currently being affected.

    Article Link: iCloud's Photo Stream, Documents, and Backup Services Currently Experiencing Problems
  2. macrumors regular

    Nov 1, 2012
    5 Hours?

    I was having issues with using Photo Stream in my screen saver on the Apple TV last night 12 hours ago. So has it been down since last night?
  3. macrumors 6502


    Aug 11, 2011
    Scottsdale, AZ
    It's because of the Sequester. (Use it now folks. It's the perfect excuse for everything!)
  4. CJK
    macrumors member

    Jun 29, 2007
    The Mountain Empire
    iCloud is a mess. Unreliable, unfinished, difficult for developers to implement -- not exactly a winning combination for Apple's strategy for the next decade.
  5. macrumors newbie

    Jan 7, 2013
  6. macrumors 68020


    Jun 10, 2010
    Based on what? There are plenty of users that never experience any problems. As of this moment all of those services listed above are working without issue for me. Obviously there are some users out there that are being effected and I'm sure there are varying degrees of frustration going along with that (for those that even notice), but what online service doesn't suffer from user outage here and there?
  7. macrumors 6502a

    b-rad g

    Jun 29, 2010
    Same here for me. Literally just finished editing Numbers files on my iPad that are documents stored in iCloud.
  8. macrumors regular

    Nov 9, 2010
    Lincoln, NE
    Ahhh, the uber-reliable Cloud. It's the future, you know.
  9. macrumors regular


    Sep 9, 2011
    Delray Beach, FL
  10. macrumors 68020

    Mar 11, 2009
    So many cynics urgh.

    I love the iCloud and have rarely encountered an issue.
  11. macrumors 6502


    Aug 31, 2010
    Couldn't send pictures in iMessage. Fixed now.
  12. macrumors 6502a

    Jun 21, 2010
    N. Kentucky
    can we just stickie this and get it over with?
  13. macrumors 604


    Nov 26, 2007
    I like iCloud syncing my Notes and bookmarks and tabs between devices, but sometimes it's not instantaneous enough for me to be comfortable with the lack of an indicator like Dropbox has. I'm okay with the fact that Dropbox takes a few minutes (or sometimes even hours if I'm dropping huge files in it) because it'll give me an estimate of how long uploads and downloads will take.

    If iCloud is taking over a minute, I get nervous that its going to fail entirely because it has no progress indicator. (But of course, it, like Dropbox, just about never fails. Google Drive, on the other hand, fails about as often as it works. It's probably Google's worst product to date.)
  14. macrumors 6502

    Oct 28, 2008
    Like it, but I have experienced issues. I'm not convinced about it's reliability and quite frankly not surprised about the technical difficulties.

    Haven't been happy with Apple since my 2 year old iMac broke. This is in addition to my MBP breaking just before the purchase of the iMac.
  15. macrumors newbie

    Jan 30, 2013
  16. macrumors 68000


    Jul 1, 2010
    Apple is the best in the business when it comes to enterprise-level networking solutions. They will be back up and better than ever in no time.
  17. macrumors 603


    Dec 2, 2010
    Atlanta, GA
    iCloud backups are getting stuck at around 60% for me, and I also cannot load app updates on the app store.
  18. macrumors 68000

    Aug 11, 2009
    I assume you are joking.
  19. macrumors 6502a

    Feb 7, 2011
    I work at Best Buy, and i have to do a lot of Microsoft account setups for people who buy a new Windows 8 computer, and literally about 30% of the time the Microsoft servers wont accept the account setup, so i have to take down their information, check in the computer, do it later, and have them come back to pick it up... THAT's what a mess looks like.
  20. macrumors 68040

    Apr 6, 2007
    iCloud having problems? Shock horror :rolleyes:

    Pile of junk.
  21. macrumors 65816


    Jan 1, 2008
    On The Nickel, over there....
  22. macrumors 68030

    Feb 17, 2009
    Didn't even bother to use it.

    10 foot pole!
  23. macrumors 603


    Dec 2, 2010
    Atlanta, GA
    It says it's fixed, but I still can't backup to iCloud or even see the my available app updates (I do have one, I have the app badge, just nothing loads when I click updates).
  24. macrumors 6502a


    Sep 8, 2007
    Even when it functions normally, I'm not a fan of Apple's cloud solution. There's still not complete compatibility between iWork apps on my Mini/MacBooks and iPad/iPhones. I frequently have three copies of a single keynote appear on my iPad with no easy way of finding the most current version. I was a fan of the local-folder syncing option they had with MobileMe, and continue to like that about Dropbox.
    When an iCloud service is down though, it's such a pain. I can handle a potential outage keeping me from syncing a file from one computer to another, but not denying me access to the file at all, as has been happening today. I see the thumbnails in the "Open" dialog on my apps, but there's no way to get them. Ridiculous frustration.
    I'm sure this is not just apple's cloud, but that's the one I'm in large part stuck with, given the ecosystem I've chosen.

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