Is it just me or does MobileMe suck?

Discussion in 'Apple Music, Apple Pay, iCloud, Apple Services' started by brent0saurus, Aug 15, 2010.

  1. brent0saurus macrumors regular


    Feb 16, 2006
    I just became an APP and got MobileMe for free along with the certification. I had wanted MobileMe for a long time and since I recently purchased my first iPhone I had been wanting MobileMe even more so getting it for free was amazing! Or so I thought.

    I'm posting this so all of you knowledgeable folks can hopefully tell me I'm doing something wrong, how I can fix my issues with MobileMe, or tell me if what i'm experiencing is/isn't normal. Also, if you have any tips on making MobileMe better, please share!

    What I Don't Like:
    1. Push seems slower/glitchy than when I used Gmail. Emails take longer to show up and take longer to show up as read (or at least it seems that way). Also, sometimes my iPhone will notify me that I have a new email and there will be a little badge and everything but when I open my inbox nothing is there. I'll close and reopen mail with no luck. When I visit it's there, but not in the Mail app. I have an iPhone 4 with the latest version iOS and have Push enabled.
    2. Mail loads slow at! Gmail was instant. When I click a new message at it always takes at least a second, sometimes 5 seconds. I know this may sound like a minor complaint but when you're used to Gmail being instant it seems a little silly, especially since I'm visiting on an iMac with Safari...
    3. Address Book on my Mac stopped syncing with my iPhone OTA. I could NOT get it to work. I eventually just deleted the account off of my iPhone and restarted and now it works.

    What I Do Like:
    1.SYNC!! When syncing does work, it's phenomenal. I love having my notes, calendars, contacts and EVERYTHING all synced. It's really, really great and easy.
    2.Gallery seems very cool but I would love if Aperture would autobackup my photos to Gallery? Is this possible? I have plenty of space and this seems like a good use of it, especially since this way I can keep all photos/videos off my iPhone and just view them from the cloud.
    3. Find My iPhone seems very useful.
    4. Aliases! I love this for Craigslist. I'm no longer afraid to respond to emails that seem like scams because they don't have my actual email address, although I would love if this worked somewhere outside of, like from Mail on my Mac or iPhone.

    So, are my bad experiences normal?? Does anyone else feel the same way? And can anyone share any experiences they've had or other cool things to do with MobileMe?

  2. Gav2k macrumors G3


    Jul 24, 2009
    I don't have and have never really had any issues with mobile me!
  3. Alfihar macrumors member

    Aug 7, 2010
    Push mail has been a little slow recently on my iPhone, though not that bad.
    Other than that I've not had any major problems.

    After many years I've only just started using the iDisk to sync my documents and various other files. Which was a bit of a pain to figure out how to get working.
  4. randomerratum macrumors 6502

    Dec 3, 2009
    Santa Monica, CA
    I'll agree with you on the web based mobile me mail, it's a bit graphically rich and bloated... but I'm generally just using the Mail client, rather then a browser.

    I don't love the way Gmail works on my iPhone, but I think that doesn't have anything to do with MobileMe really and I've had more syncing issues with Gmail then with the MobileMe services.

    I think the MobileMe services like email and contacts, calendars and syncing should be included with every iPhone 4 contract. It'd be nice if it came with some additional services but I use my iDisk, Gallery and file sharing all the time and THAT's well worth $99/year to me. I tell people all the time, if you use the features, it's well worth it. If you don't, obviously it's not.

    Sometimes having an iDisk available is a life-saver... I've had many cases in my work where getting a single file out to a number of people has been worth the $99 bucks.
  5. brent0saurus thread starter macrumors regular


    Feb 16, 2006
    Yes, I really don't like the faux application switcher either. It's always so ugly when it's loading. When all the pieces are finally there it looks nice but its entrance is very ugly.
    iDisk has been cool so far but Dropbox seems a lot more elegant, despite its lack of comparative storage. I love how in Dropbox I can just ctrl click a file that's in that folder on my Mac and hit "copy public link" and send it to anyone. I think there's a way to do this with iDisk but not in Finder; only from the browser. It also seems like there's a file size limit of 1 GB? That's extremely frustrating considering I have 20 GB of space!
  6. QCassidy352 macrumors G4


    Mar 20, 2003
    Bay Area
    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 4_0_2 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/532.9 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/4.0.5 Mobile/8A400 Safari/6531.22.7)

    I find push faster and more reliable than google sync, but I have no major issues with either.

    You can use your mm aliases on both the Mac and the iPhone; I do it all the time. They even popster automatically on my iPhone.

    Biggest 2 annoyances about mm are no threading in the email web client and new mail badges don't get removed from the iPhone until you check your
    mail on the iPhone (badge removal doesn't get pushed). Other than those two things I pretty much love mm.
  7. miamialley macrumors 68030


    Jul 28, 2008
    Los Angeles, CA
    The only problem(s) I've had with MMe are related to iDisk. I've had so many issues with it I find it useless. I started using Dropbox, which works perfectly.
  8. cobrasneverdie macrumors member

    Jul 27, 2010
    just curious to know if someone can help me out
    what's the difference with adding your gmail account the regular way on the iphone and adding it the google sync way? Does email get pushed quicker?
    or does it just add (contacts, calanders)
  9. d21mike macrumors 68040


    Jul 11, 2007
    Torrance, CA
    You only get Push with Google Sync (Exchange). The other is IMAP Fetch.
  10. cobrasneverdie macrumors member

    Jul 27, 2010
    ah ok cool I did notice my emails come in right after my "pushmail"app which the imap fetch took a bit longer...
  11. pauliner macrumors newbie

    Aug 18, 2010
    Contacts not prompted in messages

    :mad:Since the new Mobile Me appeared almost every time I create a new message and type the name of someone who is definitely in my contacts list no prompt appears. A yellow triangle appears on the right. If I click the + button to add from contacts I get a "Contacts server error occurred". Logging out and in again fixes it but minutes later it will do the same again.
    Using MacBook Pro running 10.6.4 and Safari 5.0.1
    Anyone else experiencing the same?
  12. highdefw macrumors 6502

    Apr 19, 2009
    Never had problems with mobileme. Syncing was really well with the "cloud".

    My only dislike is idisk... Needs some work
  13. maflynn Moderator


    Staff Member

    May 3, 2009
    I've been a mobileme user since it was called itools and it was free. The mail was always for me the stalwart, it worked and worked well. iDisk on the other, that was slow and problematic.

    Not sure why mail is being such a pain in the arse for you. :confused:
  14. Madvillain Guest

    Jan 15, 2008
    It is not just you. MM sucks.

    I have had endless problems with it. The biggest one was the calendar beta breaking my iPhone 4. Apple had to replace it.
    Another problem is that MM ends up in other mail clients spam folder way too often. I find it hard to understand why yahoo, gmail, even ATT mail 'get's through' way more often than MM mail does.
  15. RogersDA macrumors 6502

    Aug 19, 2009
    Meh -

    I just have my own email /calendar from Godaddy (about $1-$2 per month). We update that calendar (which is configured w/ different "categories" such as School, Gymnastics, Work, Vacation, Medical, etc.). You can set alerts for each event to be SMS, simple prompt, and/or email). Each category is published with a URL.

    I set up iCal on each Mac to sync with each of the above URLs (which can be set for hourly, daily, etc.). Syncing can include the above alerts, attachments included with the events, etc. Every computer then has the most recent calendar of events. The iPhones sync with iCal when I use iTunes.

    And there is data storage, too.

    Yeah - I can't track my iPhone through Godaddy. But overall the calendar process works quite well.
  16. NJRonbo macrumors 68000

    Jan 10, 2007

    Came here to ask the same question and
    this post was at the top of the forum queue.

    Yes, MobileMe does suck.

    I have 4 Mac devices:

    * iMac Desktop
    * Macbook Pro Laptop
    * iPhone 4
    * iPad

    Mobile Me will push calendar events to all
    devices, and mail does stay consistent, but
    that is about it. Bookmarks will not sync.
    Address book will not sync as well.

    Any suggestions or thoughts?

Share This Page