Anyone else hesitating on using iCloud

Discussion in 'Apple Music, Apple Pay, iCloud, Apple Services' started by Oman, Oct 13, 2011.

  1. Oman macrumors regular

    Jun 23, 2008
    It's a great feature, however It's making me feel like I am losing control of my data and its off in the clouds on some server in another state and not on my computer. Its either or and not both and with iCloud so I have yet to flip the switch on backing up to the cloud. Anyone else feel the same?
  2. James Godfrey macrumors regular

    Oct 13, 2011
    So far iOS5 is amazing, but iCloud and the new email is bad.... needs sorting, I think so far iCloud is a waste of time, a lot considering that it 'JUST WORKS'
  3. pauliedoggs macrumors member

    Oct 13, 2009
    I'm waiting for my 4S and when it arrives, one of the first things I'm going to do is promptly disable iCloud. I'm not crazy about all my data going somewhere else either.

    You can disable it, right?
  4. Oman thread starter macrumors regular

    Jun 23, 2008
    You have to actually enable it.
  5. d0ster macrumors regular

    May 3, 2011
    Lol I'll help clarify what you meant because I got a little confused reading your post. iCloud comes disabled and you have to enable it. ;)
  6. idkmybffjon macrumors member

    Jun 15, 2011
    i feel bad for everyone dealing with all the problems.

    as a dev I've had iCloud enabled for months and there for have experienced nothing but absolutely perfection from iCloud.

    hang in there. when all the kinks are worked out, the experience and convenience are amazing.
  7. pauliedoggs macrumors member

    Oct 13, 2009
    Thanks for the clarification on the enable/disable thing.
  8. seh80 macrumors 6502


    Sep 2, 2005
    Chicago, IL USA
    I haven't switched. I'm not pleased with some of the things we're losing (I already sent feedback), and I'm confused by a whole lot of the email things going on, I don't like the photo stream feature at all, I dunno, I'm just glad there is time before we are forced out of Mobile Me.
  9. mrsir2009 macrumors 604


    Sep 17, 2009
    Melbourne, Australia
  10. hafr macrumors 68030

    Sep 21, 2011
    You do know it's possible to sync everything to both iTunes and iCloud, right? :) If you're really nervous about it, just do that and choose only to see either the info from your mac or from iCloud to avoid the dual entries :)

    Concerning backups, I have automatic backups to iCloud and do manual backups to iTunes from time to time.
  11. prvt.donut macrumors 6502a


    Jan 1, 2008
    ohhhh, don't get me started on backups!!!

    the number of people who have been backing up their data to an external drive, but in actuality they were moving their data to a USB drive.... And then I get the call.....

    My backup's broken!!!!

    Those poor bastards! When will they learn???
  12. Oman thread starter macrumors regular

    Jun 23, 2008
    Hmm I did not think of that. When you turn it on it says it will only back up to the cloud automatically but I guess you can still manually synch. Think I will flip it on now. Thanks for the reminder.
  13. hafr macrumors 68030

    Sep 21, 2011
    Haha, yeah :) "What? I need to have the same file in two locations? What a waste of space" ;)
  14. DarwinOSX macrumors 65816

    Nov 3, 2009
    No. e-mail has always worked this way for starters.


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