A couple of questions about iCloud...

Discussion in 'iOS 5 and earlier' started by itsjustmeee, Oct 30, 2011.

  1. itsjustmeee macrumors 6502a

    Dec 28, 2008
    I currently have an iphone 4 and an ipad 2 running IOS 5 and a macbook pro with snow leopard. I would just like to have my mail, contacts, calendars, reminders, bookmarks and notes all syncing together, but from what I am understanding...

    1. I HAVE to have Lion running on my macbook pro


    2. more than 5 gigs of storage space. When I tried to turn on iCloud with the 2 devices above (and only the items listed syncing), I quickly ran out of space.

    Is this correct and is iCloud just for Lion users with only 1 IOS device and selected items to sync like the ones I wanted?
  2. Beaverman3001 macrumors 6502

    May 20, 2010
    Those items aren't going to take up 5GB of space, you have backups enabled, that is taking up your space. Yes iCloud is Lion only for computer syncing.
  3. itsjustmeee thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Dec 28, 2008
    Ah, so am I getting this confused with MobileMe sync? I believe that's what I need to enable.
  4. Beaverman3001 macrumors 6502

    May 20, 2010
    If you are out of space you'll want to disable iCloud backups on each device and keep backing up your devices locally as normal (or buy more storage space) Syncing of bookmarks, contacts, notes, etc won't take up any space. But, 5GB is very small for backing up, especially on multiple devices.
  5. itsjustmeee, Oct 30, 2011
    Last edited: Oct 30, 2011

    itsjustmeee thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Dec 28, 2008
    It's interesting. I see now that I confused iCloud backup with MobileMe syncing of the 3 devices. But here's what's going on ... I log into my mobile me account just fine with the Find My iPhone app on both my iphone and ipad but when i put that same info in the MobileMe preferences on my macbook pro, it keeps telling me that "my MobileMe member name or password may be invalid". I can't figure out what the difference is.
  6. xraydoc macrumors demi-god


    Oct 9, 2005
    I don't think you can use iCloud and MobileMe simultaneously.

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