iCloud sync frequency

Discussion in 'Apple Music, Apple Pay, iCloud, Apple Services' started by daihard, Nov 22, 2011.

  1. daihard macrumors 6502a

    daihard

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    #1
    Hi.

    I have iCloud enabled both on my MacBook Air and iPhone 4. When I add a new entry to the Address Book on Mac, how soon can I expect the new entry to show up on icloud.com and my iPhone 4? I added one about 10 minutes ago, and it still does not show up on either. I was hoping the sync to be more instant. Or am I missing something?

    Thanks!
     
  2. ugahairydawgs macrumors 68020

    ugahairydawgs

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    Should be instant. What device did you add the contact on?
     
  3. daihard thread starter macrumors 6502a

    daihard

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    I added it on my MacBook Air. It has been 20 minutes, and I still don't see it on my iPhone 4. I have Push enabled on it.
     
  4. nuckinfutz macrumors 603

    nuckinfutz

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    It should be like 30 seconds. There's something going on with your setup.
     
  5. daihard thread starter macrumors 6502a

    daihard

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    I think I'm closer to finding what's going on. What I did on Mac was not adding a new entry, but added an existing entry to a new category. More concretely, I added a restaurant contact info to the Address Book (under "All Contacts"). That showed up correctly on iCloud. Now on the Address Book, I added that entry to my "Restaurant" category. That part was not synced to iCloud.

    I removed the entry and re-created it on Mac, this time directly under "Restaurant." That showed up correctly both on iCloud and my iPhone.

    I'll play with it a bit more to see if adding an existing entry to a new category always causes this problem.
     

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