iCloud Drive -- Revert to previous iCloud after install of Yosemite?

Discussion in 'OS X Yosemite (10.10)' started by amcoffin, Jul 25, 2014.

  1. amcoffin macrumors newbie

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    So I put the public release beta on my Macbook last night. Not my primary machine, so I wasn't too worried about the install...and also not paying very close attention during the process. Doing multiple things at once, I absentmindedly selected the option to upgrade to iCloud Drive, thinking that this would only impact that laptop. Now, of course, though I do have access to my iCloud files on that Yosemite laptop in Pages, etc., I have NO access to my iCloud files on any of my daily use devices -- iMac, iPhone, and iPad.

    Should have read more carefully, etc.

    Is there any way to revert to the current release version of iCloud, and restore file access for all of these pre-Yosemite/iOS7 devices?

    Any help would be greatly appreciated!
     
  2. jpu macrumors member

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    Sorry, you can't downgrade from iCloud Drive after upgrading.
     
  3. amcoffin thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Bummer...and I don't suppose anyone can think of a workaround to get my mobile devices reconnected to the cloud? Any way to set up a secondary account?
     
  4. ABC5S, Jul 25, 2014
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    Same here. I even reinstalled Mavericks and still a no go. Me to with the install and not reading or knowing that one cannot revert back to the good old iCloud. Should have been an advisor in big red print for us dummies....:D
     
  5. tamvly macrumors 6502a

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    I restored from a Mavericks backup for precisely this reason. Fortunately, I did NOT sign on the iCloud with the Mac on Yosemite. Out with the new, in with the old (and functional) OS.

    I'll wait for the production versions of BOTH iOS 8 and OSX 10.10 before I upgrade ANYTHING.

    Wiser for reading comments before it's too late.
     
  6. ABC5S Suspended

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    Unknown if this will help. Just found my documents (Yosemite on main system) by going to Finder, and clicking on iCloud Drive in left pain. Copied my documents, and installed on my other systems. in which Pages would not work.
     
  7. calvin2006 macrumors regular

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    Your best bet at this point is to use Dropbox (or another cloud storage service compatible with iWork docs) until September when iOS 8 is (presumably) released. That will sync across Mavericks, Yosemite, and iOS 7 without a problem. When iOS 8 is released, you will once again be able to get to your documents in iCloud through iCloud Drive. Once you enable iCloud drive, you cannot access your documents and data on iCloud on anything running iOS 7 or older or 10.9.x or older, at least not at the present time.

    One of the biggest problems with this beta release is the inability to test iOS 8 alongside it (if you're not an iOS developer). It severely limits what you can do with Yosemite, especially since iCloud Drive, Continuity and HandOff are advertised as three of its biggest features.
     
  8. Yebubbleman macrumors 68030

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    This trend of theirs to make each new version of both OS X and iOS a requirement for using iWork and Documents in the Cloud (and thereby making it so that your options are either stay behind and not move forward or move forward and update EVERYTHING is really irritating.

    Especially since Mavericks pales in comparison to Mountain Lion in terms of usability, stability, and general lack of stupid things happening for no good reason. Yosemite. even in beta form, seems to be an improvement in this regard, but it is an eye-sore and will continue to be an eye-sore until I make the move to a retina MacBook Pro (though that comes with abandoning all sorts of legacy software that will never function 100% right with a retina display).

    iOS 7 was not preferable to 6, though Apple forced me down that road. Given that a vast majority of my many iOS devices have some form of A5 under the hood, iOS 8 is not 100% awesome for me either. My mileage will be fine for my iPad Air (and luckily that's the one Apple product that I depend on most for iCloud based things). But still, Apple, quit forcing me to update my software when it's not a slam dunk better than what you had before it.
     

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