Do I have to have Lion on my Mac to move my MobileMe account?

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  1. soho100, Jan 27, 2012
    Last edited: Jan 27, 2012

    soho100 macrumors newbie

    Jan 27, 2012
    I'm trying to get a friends iCloud account setup so he can share a particular iCal/iCloud calendar on his phone but I have encountered a few problems. The guy in question has a MobileMe account and when I try and to move the account to iCloud I am presented with a message that warns me I must have iOS5 on the phone, which is fine, and Lion on my Mac, which he doesn't have (unfortunately a few of his Pro Tools plugin wont run on Lion).

    So my question is does it matter if I move his account to iCloud whilst still running Snow Leopard? Will iTunes, Mail, Calendars etc. work as normal and he'll simply miss out on a few features like Photostream? Or could worse befall me and I mess up access to his mail or something?

    I could create another iCloud account to access the calendar and register it on his phone but this will become the master account and then it gets complicated with issues like Photostream.

    Any help appreciated.
  2. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem


    Feb 19, 2005
    Officially, iCloud on an iMac requires OS X 10.7.x. So if you migrate your MM to iCloud you can use it on your iDevices and probably get away with some features, at the very least I know you can upgrade your iDevice and still sync your calendars because I had done that before.
  3. Macsterguy macrumors 6502a


    Jun 5, 2007
    icloud system requirements

    icloud system requirements:

    click the link again if it doesn't load -(strange behavior for apple articles lately)
  4. soho100 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jan 27, 2012
    Went for it and everything seems fine apart from Mail where I had to configure a custom IMAP server and MobileMe SMTP to get iCloud’s email up and running in Snow Leopard’s

    Got it all working but can't seem to send mail. Tried '', ''. Anyone know what server I should be using at access iCloud mail? Do I need authentication etc?

  5. miata macrumors 6502

    Oct 22, 2010
    Silicon Valley, Earth
  6. wheelerman macrumors newbie

    Jan 29, 2012
    North Devon, UK
    Do I have to have Lion on my Mac to move my MobileMe account?

    I've just migrated from MobileMe to iCloud; I have access to 2 Mac laptops, one runs Lion and iCloud works well on it. The other one is older and runs on Leopard (ie pre-Snow Leopard) but also still collects my mail apart from stuff that had previously been archived. Whether or not it'll still work after June when MobileMe finishes is anybody's guess at the moment!
  7. soho100 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jan 27, 2012
    #7 your sent items on your Mac running SL still sync with your iDevices and iCloud?

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