icloud activated without permission

Discussion in 'Apple Music, Apple Pay, iCloud, Apple Services' started by The Mercurian, Feb 2, 2014.

  1. The Mercurian macrumors 65816

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    So I have no interest in icloud. I always opt out of signing up for it when the quesiton arises.

    Yet somehow today whilst working on an image in preview it started saving stuff to icloud without me activating it.

    What the hell ? What gives ? How do I permanently delete my icloud account that I never asked for nor set up int he first place ?? :mad::mad::mad:
     
  2. ninety5eclipz macrumors member

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    How can something be saved to iCloud if you have no iCloud account created to save to?
     
  3. The Mercurian thread starter macrumors 65816

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    I don't know, you tell me. I can tell you I never purposefully set up an account. At some point you started getting them by default I believe although I always opted not to use them when asked.
     
  4. ninety5eclipz, Feb 2, 2014
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    ninety5eclipz macrumors member

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    icloud activated without permission

    No you don't get them automatically. It's something you have to set up.
     
  5. The Mercurian thread starter macrumors 65816

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    No. I think when I bought a new macbook air i had no choice but to sign up to my itunes account and icloud at the same time. :mad: But forget about how it came on - it doens't matter at this point.

    How do I kill it completely ? Erase the account ?
     
  6. ninety5eclipz macrumors member

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    Do you know the iCloud account email and password? Which device is it?
     
  7. Rigby macrumors 601

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    You can't have an iTunes account but no iCloud services, because it's all under the same account. But of course you can choose not to use iCloud services like photosharing.

    I'm not sure what exactly the problem is. Simply turn off unwanted services in the iCloud preferences, or sign out of iCloud completely.
     
  8. ninety5eclipz macrumors member

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    icloud activated without permission



    Sure you can have no iCloud account. My iTunes and iCloud accounts aren't the same. Both under different email addresses. There's no requirement you have to have one or use it.
     
  9. Rigby macrumors 601

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    Try logging into icloud.com with your "iTunes" ID, or into iTunes with your "iCloud" ID. :) What you have is 2 iCloud and iTunes accounts.
     
  10. The Mercurian thread starter macrumors 65816

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    The problem is it starting saving stuff to icloud for some reason all of a sudden including work related graphics that I dont' want on some server somewhere. I have deleted them from icloud but I'd prefer to delete the account altogether.
     
  11. jimthing macrumors 6502a

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    Someone's already said: DISABLE as many functions as possible in your various devices settings/system prefs. And then make sure that when saving docs, they are only saved locally on your Mac.

    The end.

    You cannot delete iCloud accounts as they are the SAME as Apple ID's. Whether you have one A-ID for iTunes (with/without another separate one for iCloud), they have iCloud services that come with any/all of them, so you should just choose to leave the settings/prefs set to OFF for them on the devices you use, and ignore them by not using them.
     

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