I can't bring up iCloud.com on my iPad...

Discussion in 'iOS 5 and earlier' started by FloridaMac, Oct 17, 2011.

  1. FloridaMac macrumors regular

    Dec 15, 2008
    Destin, Fl
    When I go to iCloud.com it takes me to the iPad site which is fine but it only gives me three options: set up iCloud account, set up find my iPhone, and get find my friends. I've done all those. How do get into the site? Thanks.
  2. DefBref macrumors 6502

    Feb 26, 2011
    You don't need to get to the site on the ipad (and its why apple won't let you), all the options available on the site are available via the apps on the ipad (e.g. mail, calendar, contacts etc).

    The only thing I think you can do on the site but not directly on the ipad is reset photostream (although I may be wrong about that as well).
  3. Jcoz macrumors 6502

    Mar 25, 2008
    Not sure why you'd want to access iCloud website on an iOS device....All iCloud does is sync contacts, mail, calendar, and iWork docs...at least for now.

    Those are all native apps on your iDevice. What did you want to do on the site?
  4. FloridaMac thread starter macrumors regular

    Dec 15, 2008
    Destin, Fl
    I currently don't have a Mac and I wanted to add a group to my contacts. Thanks for the responses. That all makes sense.
  5. Heateris macrumors member

    Jul 27, 2011
    that answers my questions, thanks.
  6. jman240 macrumors 6502a

    May 26, 2009
    You can get to the website on any computer (non iOS device) and make a contact group. Don't need a Mac.
  7. lunarmac macrumors member

    Apr 17, 2003
    Not being able to sign into iCloud from mobile safari sucks and is on of the worst apple imposed restrictions ever.

    What if a friend wanted to use my iOS device to check their messages or if I just forgot my iOS device one day.
    I shouldn't have to setup an account on a iOS device just for temporary use.

    Also, their are some settings that can only be done on the iCloud site.

    We are def not living in a post pc era yet.

    And don't tell me there are technical limitations - shouldn't iCloud be using HTML 5 which is compatible with mobile safari.
    If gmail can do it why can't iCloud?
  8. KeatonSmith macrumors newbie

    Dec 31, 2011

    Totally agree with @lunarmac. You CAN'T access all preferences and settings from your device. Hence, in my case - junk mail filtering.

    I'm pretty sure I'm a big boy and can determine the best means for accessing my iCloud features, and don't need apple regulating silly restrictions that just add unnecessary steps. Guh.
  9. Arelunde macrumors 6502a


    Jul 6, 2011
    CA Central Coast
    I agree. I struggled to find www.icloud.com using my iPad and iPhone - all with no success other than install instructions. Even started a thread on this earlier. Finally realized it wasn't allowed by Apple.

    HOWEVER, it works very slick on a PC. Go to iCloud.com and you get a beautiful screen with the major icons on it (mail, contacts, calendar, etc). I check my me.com email there and can do anything on my PC that I can do on the iDevices. Even had my Gmail forwarded to my iCloud mail account. Made iCloud my home screen in Firefox. Very nice.
  10. Runner609 macrumors newbie

    Jan 22, 2012
    You can log in to iCloud.com by using a browser that has "desktop" mode such as skyfire or atomic.
  11. APlotdevice macrumors 68040


    Sep 3, 2011
    This does work in theory. Though I've found the site to be, at least on my first generation iPad, extremely unstable. Causing every browser I've tried to crash when I actually attempt to do anything.
  12. kemo macrumors 6502a


    Oct 29, 2008
    IMHO it should work by choosing a browser on iPad that allows you to change headers - for example iCab definitely allows you to change it to something that to trick iCloud.com website and think you are on Desktop.

    I have not tested it so not sure it works but this technique works in most times :)


    Ah, sry, I haven't read through all posts, and this was partially mentioned above..
  13. whosthat macrumors newbie

    Dec 9, 2013
    There is a way around apples restrictions!!

    It is very easy to trick the icloud server just go to the App Store and download mercury web browser. It lets you pick the user agreement platform. Example... Internet explorer 8, google chrome, Firefox and the list goes on.
  14. mripadmini macrumors regular


    Aug 24, 2013
    This solution works I've tried it and can confirm it work very well.
  15. jagooch macrumors 6502


    Jul 17, 2009
    Denver, co
    Many years later, this is still a problem. I decided to delete mail rules and junk mail filtering from my Mac and instead use the iCloud web app for those settings so that those setting work even when my Mac is turned off.

    Is Mercury a good alternate browser? I need on that integrates with 1Password and I use it to log into all of my web sites.
  16. tweaknmod macrumors regular

    Feb 13, 2012
    Ottawa, Ontario
    The reason that I'd like this is to be able to truly multitask on my iPad pro 12.9

    I want to have mail open on the side, YouTube pop-out video playing in the corner, and another tab for I could (notes or calendar).

    If I just go to notes, then I lose-out on having either YouTube playing or mail right where I can see it.

    Taking away this restriction would allow me to get a lot closer to feel like I can use this device exclusively...

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