iOS 8.1, iCloud Drive, and Mavericks

Discussion in 'iOS 8' started by jsd79, Oct 24, 2014.

  1. jsd79 macrumors member

    Nov 29, 2013
    Is "iCloud Drive" different from "contacts and calendar" syncing?

    I've updated my iPhone and iPad to iOS 8.1 but not yet done the upgrade to iCloud Drive. My computer at work will likely stay on Mavericks for a while (until the IT folks are ready to make the switch), so it wouldn't be able to access iCloud Drive. Here's the question:

    If I do the upgrade to iCloud Drive, will my work computer (running Mavericks) still sync contacts and calendar data with iCloud? Or will it be completely out of sync with my iPhone and iPad?
  2. maflynn Moderator


    Staff Member

    May 3, 2009
    I believe if you upgrade to iCloud drive, you'll not have access to your data on Mavericks - at least that's my understanding.
  3. kslingo macrumors member

    May 16, 2007
    The only way to do it on mavericks is to access your iCloud drive from
  4. Bromio macrumors 6502

    Jun 6, 2014
    But if you upgrade to iCloud Drive, does calendar, passwords, mail, notes... syncing remain operative in Mavericks?
  5. navarretemarce macrumors newbie

    Jan 23, 2012
    The end of the world (for real)
    Hi, I am in the very same situation my iMac at work will remain on Mavericks a while. I did upgraded to iCould Drive at home.

    Calendar: syncs Ok
    Notes: syncs Ok
    Mail: sync ok
    Keychain: sync Ok
    Pages: dont sync
    Keynote: dont sync
    Numbers: dont sync
    Photo stream: sync ok

    So far my experience. Yosemite has broken pdf rendering for complex files what ruined my workflow, so after rolling back to Mavericks at home syncing worked as mentioned above.
  6. Bromio macrumors 6502

    Jun 6, 2014
    Thank you.

    What you say about pdf rendering is very important for me. I will wait for new Yosemite releases so.
  7. jsd79 thread starter macrumors member

    Nov 29, 2013
    This is really helpful. Thanks!

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