I have 3 degrees and I don't get icloud...

Discussion in 'iOS 5 and earlier' started by sclawis300, Oct 17, 2011.

  1. sclawis300 macrumors 65816

    Apr 22, 2010
    So I updated a contact on my phone. It did not update on my computer. I check in iTunes and the check box for "sync contacts" is not selected. I try to select it. It tells me that I am syncing with iCloud and that if I check the box I will get duplicate contacts. HOW DOES THIS MAKE ANY SENSE???? I want the contacts on my computer to match my phone. What am I not getting?
  2. Saberon macrumors 6502a

    Sep 16, 2008
    iTunes doesn't sync contacts with iCloud, Address Book in Lion does. You do have 10.7.2 right? Do you have iCloud setup on your Mac?

    Contacts sync with Address Book
    Calendars syncs with iCal
  3. sclawis300 thread starter macrumors 65816

    Apr 22, 2010
    nope, no lion here. Guess I should stop using iCloud.
  4. BmoreDrumGuy macrumors regular

    Mar 12, 2010
    Baltimore, MD
    Make sure in settings>iCloud you have contacts switched on, and that the contacts are being synced to it. You can access your contacts on iCloud.com, even if you don't have lion.
  5. Statelymwhite macrumors regular

    Apr 1, 2011
    I don't get it, either.

    I've always thought of my phone as the center of my iUniverse, but at least up until iOS5, Apple has considered my PC (iMac) as the center of my iUniverse. I was never able to accept that proposition, and I'm glad they're at least trying to change it.

    Sync, to me, should mean "Take what's on my phone and put it on my PC", but apparently it was the other way around.
  6. Tomorrow macrumors 604


    Mar 2, 2008
    Always a day away
    Or just get a refund on those three degrees.
  7. Estrates macrumors newbie

    Aug 28, 2008
    And you have 3 degrees?

    Maybe a lil research prior to a post would help ya.
    10.7.2 lion

    And for all those who are curious you can have one account now across iTunes and iCloud.

    Ive made 6 for family members and myself.

    Works like a charm and not one let me repeat not 1/single degree.

    I just hope they keep idisk, preferences and keychain.

    Unreal some crap I see on forums since iCloud ...simply unreal
  8. Pravda macrumors 6502a


    Sep 30, 2008
    Or just upgrade to Lion ;)
  9. milo macrumors 604

    Sep 23, 2003
    It should do that, you just need 10.7.2 on your mac for it to work.
  10. Dangerous Theory macrumors 68000

    Jul 28, 2011
    Sorry sir, it would seem that there was some technical glitch. We've now successfully refunded you for the 3 degrees, and credited your account. Have a nice day.
  11. sclawis300 thread starter macrumors 65816

    Apr 22, 2010
    Way way too late for that. But trust me, I wish I could. Well at least the second 2. The first one was free. :)


    good for you. Is it so hard to believe that just because you have not had any problems, doesn't mean there are not problems? First time I tried to sync my phone, before I even enabled iCloud it gave me 120 conflicts in my contacts. Then it asks how to resolve them, without showing what the conflicts actually are. PURE GENIUS. So yeah, 100% no problems.


    If I do this then I will not be able to scan from the office scanner because some jackwagon put the proper setting in there, but apparently did not put the code in the background for it to actually work.
  12. gquiring macrumors regular


    Oct 19, 2007
    ICloud didn't work for me. When I updated my MacBook Air for iCloud it duplicated over 280 contacts. Their merge function has zero smarts. For my needs I start with Outlook being my master source for contacts and iCloud won't work in the way I want it. Apple needs an option to say start with the contacts in the cloud and replace what is on this device or start with the contacts on this device and wipe what is in the cloud. Kinda what Xmarks does with syncing bookmarks.
  13. Pravda macrumors 6502a


    Sep 30, 2008
    To the OP, reading some of the posts on here, you must have really stepped on some egos by saying you have 3 degrees.....

    I like your confidence, as i see you have not said one word to them.
    Nice to see a mature reaction to something that you can not control.

    Good for you.
  14. boltjames macrumors 601


    May 2, 2010
    iCloud is Apple's answer for Google and it's increasing market share.

    Give people free email, free calendars, free photo storage, safe backup, and free texting and they'll be yours for the taking.

    Give them superior devices that integrate seemlessly and you'll have them trapped in your ecosystem for life.

    Not so much older folk like most of us, but the youngin's. My 10 year old can walk through life PC-free with an iPhone and an iPad and a free iCloud app suite and never need to know that gmail or Google is. Microsoft, Outlook, external USB backup, Netflix too for that matter. That's the Apple endgame here. Be for mobile what Google and Microsoft are for desktop. Less than 7% off all mobile devices are smartphones. Just getting started in this space.

  15. kolax macrumors G3

    Mar 20, 2007
    That's what .Mac/MobileMe had. When you synced a new device with it, it gave you the option to: replace all content on MobileMe, replace all content on the device, or merge all content.

    I updated a few contacts, and on my Mac, iSync popped up saying there was changes for my approval. I could've declined those changes, which would've meant my Mac was out of sync. The fact that it asked me when iCloud is meant to be the centre source..

    I think there's still a lot of stuff Apple needs to sort out with iCloud in terms of syncing, what options it offers its users etc.
  16. Tomorrow macrumors 604


    Mar 2, 2008
    Always a day away
    True confidence would be exemplified by not feeling the need to crow about having the three degrees in the first place - especially since it seems to be completely irrelevant to the discussion.
  17. msb3079 macrumors 6502a


    Apr 20, 2010
    collingswood. nj
    iCloud is dumb and pointless, IMO. I like the changes to iOS 5 on my phone and iPad... but it's caused me TONS of problems with syncing and in iTunes, it's barely been worth it. For a company that prides itself on being simple and having things just "work"... this has all been very annoying.
  18. Estrates macrumors newbie

    Aug 28, 2008
    Yup my ego is really hurt

    3 degrees and still on your way through life you couldn't read at least one article stating 10.7.2

    You did start this off wrong but that said this goes to show even after all the "degrees" common sense and some simple back up your data can not be bought

    I learned a looong time ago
    With any upgrade you always back up your data

    You should notice an iCloud icon in your preferences after 10.7.2
    You will notice also is ... Surprise not there before the upgrade

    Sorry if I sound cynical but you could easily get away from so many issues by first backing up yor potentially affected data ( external drive)
    Then upgrading to 10.7.2
    Then the iCloud upgrade

    Hope this helps
  19. Eldiablojoe macrumors 6502a


    Dec 4, 2009
    West Koast
    I think there might be some bruised egos. It's all a matter of perspective. I don't believe the OP was bragging about his degrees, per se, he was simply stating that by having the three degrees he is not a complete idiot with a double-digit IQ and has a decent grasp of the English language and still is having difficulty. I didn't see any harm or foul in his post.

    FWIW, YMMV, My .02, et cetera
  20. M87 macrumors 65816

    Jul 18, 2009
    Today I learned degrees are not an indication of intelligence.
  21. Cripps macrumors regular

    Jun 22, 2011
  22. Kadman macrumors 65816


    Sep 22, 2007
    Obviously the comment about the degrees was to say "hey, I think I can learn and comprehend things, but this is escaping me." It's a valid thing to say, why so harsh with reactions? I think a minimum age requirement for accounts around here would cut down on 90% of the BS.

    Anyway, there really isn't anything "magic" about iCloud. It's Apple playing a bit of catchup in this area and putting their own twist on it, as they usually do. I still find Google contacts to be more versatile, although it does cause one issue with Siri (not learning all relationships).
  23. CmdrLaForge macrumors 601


    Feb 26, 2003
    around the world
    Well - as I see it you need Lion at the moment to sync with iCloud. That might change in the future as there was a rumor that Apple might add it to SL 10.6.9
  24. thelookingglass macrumors 68000

    Apr 27, 2005
    That might have less of an effect than you think! :p

    To answer the OP, in order to make sure changes are reflected on your computer, you have to do two things: upgrade to 10.7.2 if you're on a Mac or download the iCloud control panel if you're on a PC.

    Here's a link that may help. I don't know why Apple doesn't put this smack dab in the middle of the iCloud section of their website.

  25. gnagy macrumors regular

    Sep 7, 2009
    Not quite. One of the major benefits of iCloud is the one doesn't need a computer anymore at all. Contacts are saved to the cloud without needing Lion or 10.7.2 or a Windows machine.

    If you have two iPhones and no computers, you can keep your contacts up to date on both phones without a computer.

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