iCloud has really confused the crap outta me.

Discussion in 'Apple Music, Apple Pay, iCloud, Apple Services' started by dillonm, Oct 13, 2011.

  1. dillonm macrumors regular

    Mar 31, 2008
    How can I just get everything back to the old days ? I just want to plug my stuff in and sync it. How can I disable iCloud completely, delete what I have on iCloud and only sync stuff when I plug in?


    I am restoring both my iPad and iPhone back to factory settings and choosing not to enable iCloud. Think this will do the trick?
  2. idkmybffjon macrumors member

    Jun 15, 2011
    what are you having problems with. i find iCloud to be absolutely effortless. after the initial setup everything works exactly as advertised. what can i help you with? i don't want you to miss out.
  3. DMVillain macrumors 6502a

    Jul 20, 2011
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    Not sure what the problem is, but if u hate it that much go in your settings and turn it off.
  4. mrsir2009 macrumors 604


    Sep 17, 2009
    Melbourne, Australia
  5. ginitica macrumors newbie

    Oct 14, 2011
    I'm having a lot of trouble too. I have mobile me and have all my documents (PDF's Included) in various folders. I find that I can't do that with iWork. I am a college student and desperately need access to ALL of my documents. Any suggestions?
  6. Playgear macrumors regular

    Apr 10, 2010

    Move them to iWork in iCloud.


    Move them to iWork.com


  7. princigalli macrumors 6502

    May 27, 2007
    Rome, Paris, Berlin
    Icloud mail doesn't work well for me. It's easy to take the functionality of Google mail for granted, but when you try Icloud you really appreciate how well Google mail works.
  8. s.horsfield macrumors regular

    Apr 3, 2011
    New Zealand
    Actually no, I switched from Gmail around when iCloud launched and aside from some week 1 not sending/receiving email hiccups (servers overloaded I guess?) everything worked flawlessly. Now obviously this is all opinion but all the main features in iCloud are their and i'm happy with it.

    /my thoughts
  9. princigalli macrumors 6502

    May 27, 2007
    Rome, Paris, Berlin
    Works well with pages, but mail hasn't been perfect. When I log in to the Icloud email online, searching for text in old mail is almost impossible. It goes on and on searching and then it times out. Gmail doesn't do that.
  10. mattopotamus macrumors G5


    Jun 12, 2012
    I definitely would not want to waste my icloud storage on mail. They need to get around to syncing videos!
  11. s.horsfield macrumors regular

    Apr 3, 2011
    New Zealand
    Really? I've heard that from a bunch of people but its never been an issue sorting through the thousands of emails on iCloud.com for me. My main issues I've had (and again these aren't huge) are the times it takes to sync iCloud Tabs (from iOS device to Mac, Mac to iOS device works fine) and syncing Podcast playtimes. But it's all to do with saving battery not an issue with iCloud itself per say. Otherwise it's been perfect!
  12. wrldwzrd89 macrumors G5


    Jun 6, 2003
    Solon, OH
    I'm having trouble with iCloud duplicating my Safari bookmarks frequently. Annoying. :mad: Other than that, iCloud works great for what I use it for. The key with iCloud is being aware of its limitations.
  13. decksnap macrumors 68040


    Apr 11, 2003
    I'll admit to being confused about the various tentacles of icloud... I think it syncs my purchases and maybe my contacts? Other than that I plug the stupid box into the other stupid box and sync all my ****.
  14. LarsenR macrumors newbie

    Dec 5, 2012
    Yeah, FWIW you will hear a lot of "it works flawlessly," and "don't see what YOUR problem is cause it is EASY..." Well, that may be true for some folks but there ARE lots of people having significant and difficult to solve problems (myself included). iCloud seems to work really well for the native ios stuff but it has major problems with iwork syncing. Pages seems to work "best" with icloud but Key and Num have even more serious bugs.

    Personally, I have decades of systems building and programming experience and I was and am unable to get iwork to function properly (read: at all) with icloud and syncing with my iphone 4 and ipad 3g (both ios 5.1.1). Despite the Apple requirement of only ios 5 the geniuses (multiple) at the Apple store kinda shrugged, admitted their product failings and suggested an ios6 update (not OK for a number of reasons). Basically Apple doesn't stand behind their software offerings the same way they warranty their hardware.

    BTW, the "geniuses" repeatedly recommend Dropbox despite their corporate marketing that if you buy iwork then icloud will sync your workflow... Go figure.
  15. nuckinfutz macrumors 603


    Jul 3, 2002
    Middle Earth
    iCloud is happiest when you are NOT plugging things in. That's where you're going to screw yourself.

    I haven't plugged my iDevice into my Mac in months.

    Photos are synced via Photostream
    Music is kept in sync via iTunes Match

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