iCloud not syncing documents

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  1. i0Nic, Jul 16, 2014
    Last edited: Jul 16, 2014

    i0Nic macrumors 65816

    May 17, 2006
    Sydney, Australia
    Hey guys,

    I have a problem in that many of my apps that use iCloud to sync files are just not working - they're not syncing and the documents that are in the cloud are old/incorrect.

    This is happening to me on Clear and Day One specifically. With Clear the wrong lists are in the cloud. I've tried doing everything Clear suggests including deleting apps, signing out and back into iCloud, I've now removed all data from the cloud in Clear but when I add an item on my phone it doesn't sync to the Mac or iPad.

    Same deal with Day One, I have all my entries on my Mac app but the iPhone just doesn't sync with it.

    I did install iOS8 on my phone which I have since reverted back to iOS7, I'm not sure if this has caused problems.

    Does anyone have any other tips? I'm really not sure what to do next it's really frustrating.
  2. impaler macrumors 6502

    Feb 20, 2006
    Works okay for me. Using beta software can cause unpredictable problems, so that might have something to do with it.
  3. mason.smith1975 macrumors member

    Jun 2, 2012
    I got exactly the same problem. I tried OS X Yosemite.
  4. shareef777 macrumors 68020


    Jul 26, 2005
    Chicago, IL
    I'm fairly confident this is due to the change to iCloud drive and the way our files are organized. As it stands, I just moved all my docs out of iCloud and into Dropbox until things get sorted out.
  5. IGregory macrumors 6502a


    Aug 5, 2012
    I've had this happen to me on my iPad Air. I discovered all you need do is reboot (or turn off) and syncing resumes. On my iPhone 5s syncing is never interrupted.
  6. ZombiePete macrumors 68020


    Aug 6, 2008
    San Antonio, TX
    When you tried Yosemite did you upgrade to iCloud Drive? It tells you specifically that if you do files will only be synced between Yosemite and iOS 8 devices; you can't go back to the old iCloud system once you've upgraded.
  7. khc9 macrumors newbie

    Jul 28, 2014
    Pages docs not syncing in iCloud Drive

    I upgraded two Macs to Yosemite, agreed to use iCloud Drive, but documents are not syncing.

    When I open a document in Pages, add some text, then close it, the changes do not appear on the other Mac.

    Is there any solution other than using Dropbox and hoping Apple eventually gets this working?

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