Is this true?

Discussion in 'Apple Music, iCloud and Apple Services' started by davidlw, Jul 31, 2008.

  1. macrumors 6502a

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    I read somewhere that if the Mobile Me server goes down etc. that I will not have access to my contacts nor calendar. Well that is not good, what if I am sitting with a customer and I need some info., will I not be able to get it? That is why I got Mobile Me was to get info. on the road. Please advise! PS Mobile Me is working great for me, I love it.
     
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    FSUSem1noles

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    I think it might hold a bit of truth to it, I'm not sure to what extent though...

    But just as an example, about 2 weeks ago, MM was down, I couldn't log into the MM website and the contacts on my phone were all gone.. later in the day when I went to make a phone call, low and behold they magically appeared, I tried to log into the MM website and that was also up..

    So, I would say there's a bit of truth to it! ;)
     
  3. thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I wonder if Apple could make it where your contacts and calendar stay on your iphone and just do updates from the cloud. It seems that most folks need their info. at all times not just when Mobile Me is working.
     
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    gauchogolfer

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    Problems with the cloud shouldn't affect your calendars and contacts on the iPhone.
     
  5. macrumors 601

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    That's the operative word here.
     
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    Peace

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    I agree. They should still be on the iPhone. In theory.

    Nice avatar btw gauchogolfer!
     
  7. thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I guess that is true. I just turned the iphone to Airplane mode and the contacts and calendar are still there so I guess that even if you are not on the air, your contacts etc. should still stay put.
     
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    Kilamite

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    Course they still stay there.

    The iPhone nor your Mac needs to be connected to MobileMe in order for your contact and calendar entries to be there. They are stored on your device.

    If there is a problem with the MobileMe servers, then any updates made on your Mac or iPhone won't be pushed to the cloud until the server issues are resolved.

    Unless you don't have an iPhone or a Mac and use Me.com, then you won't be able to access your contacts and calendar entries.
     
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    i-John

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    If your contacts are on your iPhone, mobile me makes no difference. The contacts will stay there. If mobile me servers are down, any changes won't sync until it comes back up.
     
  10. thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks folks, I can sleep better now. My business depends on that information.
     
  11. macrumors 601

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    I don't think it is quite that simple, although it should be. Remember what FSUSem1noles said:

    But just as an example, about 2 weeks ago, MM was down, I couldn't log into the MM website and the contacts on my phone were all gone.. later in the day when I went to make a phone call, low and behold they magically appeared, I tried to log into the MM website and that was also up..
     
  12. thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Same thing happened to me and that is why I ask the question in the first place.
     
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    DiamondMac

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    Be careful and ALWAYS back up

    I already use a GMail account for family/friends and keep the .Mac for work. I had .Mac for 2 years before the MobileMe transition and wasn't able to access my .Mac email for roughly 2 weeks which is almost an utter and complete disaster for me.

    Thankfully, because I had backups and because I worked over-time, I got things done but man was it close and man was I pissed at not having email access for two damn weeks.

    Tough but the way the internet is today, never hurts to have it in more than one safe place
     
  14. macrumors 6502a

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    If your business depends on that data, shouldn't you subscribe to a service that offers a Service Level Agreement instead of depending on a CONSUMER service with no SLA and no guarantee concerning user data?
     

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