iCloud Tab Syncing Issue - Remove Unused Devices?

Discussion in 'Apple Music, Apple Pay, iCloud, Apple Services' started by yanathin, Jun 14, 2012.

  1. yanathin macrumors member

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    I realize this is a beta and there are bound to be issues, but I'm having a mildly annoying one with iCloud tab syncing. Long story short, I installed the iOS 6 beta on my iPad just to mess around with it, then reverted back to iOS 5 because I like stability. However, I am running Mountain Lion on my Air because it's pretty much final at this point and very stable. My problem is this - in the iCloud tab syncing bar in Safari, it still shows my iPad's open tabs. I can't get rid of this device. Since iPad is no longer running iOS 6, I can't simply go into it and close the tab to remove it from the list. It's just stuck there on the list and I can't find any option to unregister unused devices with iCloud or anything like that. Does anybody out there have any suggestions on how to remove this device? Would it work if I put iOS 6 BACK on the iPad, opened Safari and closed all the tabs, and then reverted back to iOS 5 again? Or would that end up in having yet another unused device on the list? Please help!
     
  2. dansonamission macrumors newbie

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    Hi, I am having the same problem as above.

    I have tried re-installing iOS 6 on my iPad, which just created another device in the safari tab menu.

    Really hoping there not going to be stuck there forever!
     
  3. bgro macrumors 6502a

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  4. tasandkrs macrumors member

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    I am having the same issue with my iPhone. Had to do I restore and must of had a tab still open, and now I have two of the same devices list.
     
  5. bgro macrumors 6502a

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    Just an update on this..I've noticed over the last few days that my old tabs (from different device setups) have been disappearing. This leads me to believe that there is a time expiration if you have a tab "open". Not the best implementation but good news for those of us who had rogue tabs from previously setup devices. I am back to iOS 5.1.1 on my iPad and iPhone and my Mac running DP4 Mountain Lion shows no open tabs in the synced tabs button. As of yesterday there was 2 remaining from a previous iOS 6 setup I did on my iPad and as of this morning they were gone.
     
  6. pekingli macrumors newbie

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    I think you need to wait 6 days. Before that the tab will not disappear even if safari is quit. In my case, after I format and reinstall 10.8, there is a ghost iCloud tab which is opened by the mac doesn't exist anymore.
     

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