iCloud Drive Slows/Hangs System

Discussion in 'Apple Music, Apple Pay, iCloud, Apple Services' started by Cattywampus_, Dec 15, 2014.

  1. Cattywampus_ macrumors 6502a

    Apr 19, 2006
    I am hoping this is not just me that is having this problem.

    When iCloud Drive is enabled in Yosemite, the entire system feels slow and sluggish with frequent pauses/hangs.

    An example is using Textedit. I began using iCloud to save text files created in Textedit as it was handy for accessing basic text documents that I used often from all my Macs. But 9 times out of 10, I will use Spotlight to open Textedit and it can be a good 30seconds+ before I am actually able to use Textedit.

    Sometimes, the entire application just hangs and I have to force quit and try again.

    Another example is if I am dragging a file to another location (i.e. I am moving an extracted application from the downloads folder to the Applications folder). If I drag the file to the sidebar to select the Applications folder and I should happen to move over the iCloud Drive sidebar entry, the system hangs for... you guessed it... a good 30seconds.

    I disabled iCloud Drive just to see if it was that that was causing the problem and when it is disabled, Textedit fires up instantly.

    I am considering just ditching using Drive all together and just sticking to Dropbox.

    Anyone else suffering too? Anyone know of a workaround or should I just say bye-di-bye to iCloud Drive?

  2. Cattywampus_ thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Apr 19, 2006
  3. LizKat macrumors 601


    Aug 5, 2004
    Catskill Mountains
    I thought the lag I now experience with TextEdit is from that blasted panel it makes upon launch that offers a list of text documents you can open, if you don't want to create a new one. I really dislike that thing. I have thousands of little text docs on my internal drive so there's an appreciable lag while it constructs a list that I rarely make use of, if ever. I use the Open Recent.... thing under the File menu of TextEdit, or else use Spotlight if I'm looking for some older document. Why on earth would I want to see a list of all the test docs on my drive every time I launch the editor?

    On the other hand I've never been 100% sure that TextEdit behaves that way if I don't have the Cloud option turned on for the app. But it seems to lag no matter if I'm connected to the net or not, so I assumed it was from assembling that list into the panel it shows at launch. There doesn't seem to be a way to make it not show me that.
  4. Alrescha macrumors 68020

    Jan 1, 2008
    I am unable to reproduce your symptoms with either example.

  5. Cattywampus_ thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Apr 19, 2006
    I disabled iCloud Drive and then re-enabled it again and touch wood, it has been playing nicely since then. Perhaps that is all it needed :mad:

    Fingers crossed it is sorted :)

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