Is there ANY way to setup iCloud without iOS 5?

Discussion in 'Apple Music, Apple Pay, iCloud, Apple Services' started by ssimpson205, Oct 19, 2011.

  1. ssimpson205 macrumors newbie

    Oct 19, 2011
    Hi! I have iTunes 10.5 and the iCloud control panel installed on a Windows 7 PC and an Apple ID that is my hotmail address. I can't log in to the control panel OR to I've gone around and around in circles with the PC setup instructions at, which seem to say that in order to setup iCloud, you have to have already setup iCloud...

    Say what?! There seem to be some anecdotal reports that you have to use an iOS 5 device to setup iCloud, even if you already have an Apple ID, but nothing on makes this clear.

    Does anyone know a way around this? If not, do you think it's possible to use an iPad at Best Buy to set up my Apple ID with iCloud without any adverse side effects?
  2. Peace macrumors Core


    Apr 1, 2005
    Space--The ONLY Frontier
    If you have no IOS devices there really isn't a reason to use iCloud.
  3. danny_w macrumors 601

    Mar 8, 2005
    Austin, TX
    What if you have multiple Macs and PCs that want to keep in sync (bookmarks, contacts, etc)? MobileMe does that fine right now but it will be deactivated next year.
  4. ssimpson205 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Oct 19, 2011
    Actually, I have 2 reasons:

    #1) I want to lock in my desired address before it's too late.

    #2) I want to use any iCloud dependent features of iTunes.

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