No "push" from desktop

Discussion in 'Apple Music, Apple Pay, iCloud, Apple Services' started by atacinus, Jul 11, 2008.

  1. macrumors 6502

    Oct 25, 2003
    New York City
    Okay, so everything else is working...make a change online and it shows up on the phone...make a change on the phone and it shows up online...but the desktop clients for Mail and iCal and address book don't work at all...despite downloading the newest 1.1 update for the mobile me software....anyone else having this problem? It's just not working like it's supposed's push to everything ..... except the mac? What gives?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?
  2. Moderator emeritus


    Apr 27, 2005
    San Francisco, CA
    I don't think anything is working like it's supposed to right now. I would just give it some time before you try and troubleshoot.
  3. thread starter macrumors 6502

    Oct 25, 2003
    New York City
    #3'd be nice if Apple would just ****ing say something! Why won't they say "desktop sync" doesn't work currently...what a ****ing mess...I was a .mac member that was upgraded and so far it looks like an epic fail. The new iPhone is nice and it syncs with the web...but I never use the ****ing web...I use the desktop and the iPhone...sync NOW!...or at least tell me that you can't and that you're working on it...mother ****ers!
  4. macrumors 603


    Jun 4, 2007
    I have had calender changes show up pretty quick. Have not tried contacts yet.
  5. thread starter macrumors 6502

    Oct 25, 2003
    New York City
    So weird...WTF Apple...I was online today with a mobile me specialist from Apple for like two hours...trying to figure out if there was some switch I needed to turn on in or iCal...we realized, no...I should just setup .mac (mobileMe) and tell it to sync in system preferences...and yet still nothing.........galksdjflasdjflaksjflkasjdflkajldfjasldfjalk;sjdfl;kasjdlfk FU
  6. macrumors demi-god


    Oct 9, 2005
    Apple pretty much bungled the transition from .Mac to MobileMe. I knew they would... somehow, I just figured they screw it up and nothing would work right.

    I believe Apple's insistence on transitioning everything on the same day (iPhone 3G, iTunes, MobileMe web stuff, MobileMe servers aka The Cloud, firmware 2.0 for the iPhone, etc.) was simply too complicated for them (or perhaps anyone) to pull off without screwing things on a global scale.

    Somewhere out there, you just know, Steve Balmer is laughing his monkeyboy laugh right now.
  7. macrumors 6502


    Jun 26, 2007
    Phoenix, AZ
    this sucks...I can see that my Mail and iPhone are synking w/out any problems but its not working with, all the emails I have moved are in the designated folders but they are also in my Inbox at
  8. macrumors member

    May 13, 2008

    Why do people have such a hard time understanding this? Things are not going to work properly until MobileMe if fully up and running! Delete or move one of the e-mails in your inbox, and all of the others will probably move too. If not, then just give it some time.
  9. macrumors 65816


    Oct 22, 2003
    Somewhere in the USA
    The problem is, on Thursday everyone was saying: be patient; it was supposed to be up this morning, but don't worry, it'll all be worked out by Friday.

    And then it was Friday, and more things started going wrong with other pieces of the puzzle. Meanwhile, it's Saturday morning now, and MobileMe still isn't completely working as it should, even though we were told it should have been about 44 hours ago or so.

    I think everyone understands it's not fully functional; they're just upset about it and want to figure out what if anything they can do. I am upset too, but fortunately I've been too busy to dwell on it.

    Apple took on too much at one time and wasn't as prepared as they thought they were, I guess. I haven't really needed the MobileMe/syncing yet, so I'm just anxious/excited for everything to be up and running and "just work", like it usually does (and like I'm sure it eventually will!).
  10. macrumors regular

    Nov 13, 2007
  11. macrumors member

    Jun 8, 2008
    I am seeing decent 'push' behavior:

    - Change on MobileMe --> Updates IPhone, ICal, Address Book
    - Change on IPhone --> Updates MobileMe, ICal, Address Book
    - Change on ICal, Address Book --> Must hit manual sync (even though it's set for "Automatic" for it to update IPhone, MobileMe.

    When ICal, Address Book are updated on Macbook (from changes made on IPhone or MobileMe, I get a warning about more than 5% of data will change. This is an old setting from the previous ITunes. Still think more updates are needed to pull this all together.

  12. macrumors 68000

    Jun 25, 2003
    I'm starting to see decent pushing of my data; most changes are now propagated to all my synced devices within a few minutes. I think that it's going to take another day or so to work the kinks out, but having an up-to-date calendar and contact list wherever I go will make MobileMe worth it to me.
  13. macrumors regular

    Jan 9, 2007
    Texas, USA
    yes it is fully functional, and it was yesterday.

    I had to remove the mobileme mailbox from the iphone, add it back, and then remove the mobileme mailbox from the mail app, add it back, and it all worked.
  14. macrumors 6502a

    Aug 19, 2006
    ITs not. The update never arrived for Push to desktop. If I look at my settings .mac is still the only icon and it still shows the old 10 GB.

    No mobile me icons for me yet.

    Push works on my phone and , but not on my Mac.
  15. thread starter macrumors 6502

    Oct 25, 2003
    New York City
    I think the problem here is a lack of communication from Apple. I don't mind waiting a few days, but for them not to come out and tell us what's up is ... well - stupid. Tell us that Push isn't working on desktop - or that it has to be rolled out slowly and works for some but not for others...tell us what is going on so I can structure my needs around it. This no communication or very minimal "taking longer than anticipated" doesn't cut it.

    I don't think anyone was expecting this service to work without a hitch right off the bat - but I would like to know what works, what doesn't, why etc.

    Still not working.

    Still no communication - just smiling happy graphics ".Mac is now me"

  16. macrumors 6502

    Mar 10, 2004
    North and east of Mickeyland
    I see the same behavior. For now, I just remember to "Sync Now" when I make a change on the computer. Minor annoyance, but something Apple should have had working from day one. I mean if "Sync Now" gives the desired result, then it's a bug in OS X sync (sync "Automatically" option not working right) that should have been caught some time ago.
  17. macrumors regular

    Jan 9, 2007
    Texas, USA
    Let me add something, I use 10.4.11, and it works fine. No update was, or is needed.
  18. macrumors 68000


    May 9, 2006
    Then why are they selling it? I would expect if I went out and spent $100 on a service that it would actually work when I got home and installed it.
  19. macrumors regular

    Jul 12, 2008
    When you receive an email on your mac should the mail app have a red one indicating a new email has been received? Does mobile me push emails through to the mail app. Right now the only way I can get the new email to appear is to click on mail and click on inbox and then the new email is downloaded from the servers.
  20. macrumors newbie


    Nov 16, 2006
    This is precisely the same behavior I'm seeing too. Surprisingly it seems as though the desktop apps are the weak point at the mo, hopefully 'push' will come to them soon enough.
  21. macrumors member

    Jan 9, 2008
    I couldn't agree more. Perfectly stated.
  22. macrumors regular

    Nov 28, 2005
    I am relieved to see this thread. I wouldn't mind if Apple said that everything isn't up and running properly yet - but the website says it is. But I can confirm that Push doesn't work from a desktop.
  23. macrumors 601

    Mar 8, 2005
    Austin, TX
    "Push" mail works to my desktop, but doesn't show up until I do something like change mailbox views. I get the "bing" that says something came in but it doesn't display. If I then change to a different mailbox and back again it shows up. Weird.
  24. macrumors 6502

    Jan 10, 2005
    Earth, mostly.

    Look. This is a commercial service. People have paid money for the service. Apple is a software company. They should have anticipated these problems during TESTING. The time to iron out kinks is NOT on go live day. Duh. The service currently does not work as advertised. Period.

    If they weren't prepared for a global roll out, then they should have done a staggered one.

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