Does ios5 still support MobileMe accounts

Discussion in 'Apple Music, Apple Pay, iCloud, Apple Services' started by swiftaw, Oct 4, 2011.

  1. swiftaw macrumors 603


    Jan 31, 2005
    Omaha, NE, USA
    Obviously I know that ios5 has iCloud, but does it still allow you to use your MobileMe account for mail/calendars/contacts?

    I don't plan on upgrading from MobilleMe to iCloud just yet so I want to make sure before I upgrade my phone from ios4 to ios5 that I wont suddenly lose the ability to access my MobileMe information.

  2. WebHead macrumors member

    Dec 29, 2004
    According to the iCloud FAQ, existing MobileMe accounts will port over to iCloud:

    Will I be able to keep my MobileMe email address when I move to iCloud?
    Yes. If you have an active MobileMe account when you sign up for iCloud, you’ll be able to keep your or email address and move your MobileMe mail, contacts, and calendars, as well as your bookmarks, to the new service. When iCloud becomes available this fall, Apple will provide details and instructions on how to make the move.
  3. swiftaw thread starter macrumors 603


    Jan 31, 2005
    Omaha, NE, USA
    I know, but MobileMe users also have the option of not porting, since MobileMe will remain operational well into 2012. Thus, I'm trying to make sure that for those of us who choose not to port, that we can still use our MobileMe accounts in ios5.
  4. keigo macrumors regular

    Nov 6, 2006
    2 options:

    Either you port over from ME to iCloud and lost ME

    Or you stay with ME but lost iCloud.
  5. smorris, Oct 5, 2011
    Last edited: Oct 5, 2011

    smorris macrumors member


    Jul 13, 2008
    Northern Ohio
    I am heading down this same path.

    I have three Macs on Snow Leopard that will *not* be moved to Lion due to various hardware accessories and software that is not and never will be Lion compatible. These share a Mobile Me account to sync address book and calendar. I have an iPad and three iPhones that sync with the same Mobile Me account so that all six devices have one address book and calendar.

    iCloud will not work with Snow Leopard

    iCloud requires iOS 5, and only one of our phones can upgrade to iOS 5.

    If I buy a new iPhone, it will come with iOS 5, and it will not be able to sync with Mobile Me.

    So it sounds like my best option is to stick with all my current hardware, Snow Leopard, and iOS 4.x until June 2012, and then find some alternate service that will work with my stuff, abandoning 12 years of iTools/dot.Mac/MobileMe/iCloud...
  6. swiftaw thread starter macrumors 603


    Jan 31, 2005
    Omaha, NE, USA
    We might be in luck. If you look at this walkthrough:
    for setting up an iCloud account on ios5 you'll see that MobileMe accounts are still an option, so it looks like you can upgrade to ios5 without changing from MobileMe to iCloud.

    The other possibility is the rumor that 10.6.9 will bring iCloud support to Snow Leopard
  7. djransom macrumors 68040


    May 14, 2008
    I tried this method and it didn't work.
  8. saj777 macrumors newbie

    Sep 20, 2009
    IOS 5 on iPod Touch, does not sync contacts via MobileMe

    Ain't working, as indicated by posts on several other forum threads.

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