Migrate from Gmail to iCloud

Discussion in 'iOS 5 and earlier' started by EagerTraveler, Oct 13, 2011.

  1. EagerTraveler macrumors newbie

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    I would like to migrate from Gmail to iCloud but I do not see any features in iCloud to facilitate this. Is someone able to provide instructions? Many Thanks!:):)
     
  2. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    If you actually want to be able to access your e-mail, stick with GMail.
     
  3. EagerTraveler thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Much appreciate but not what I am looking for.

    Thank you for the reply but it really is not what I am looking for.[

    QUOTE=miles01110;13588282]If you actually want to be able to access your e-mail, stick with GMail.[/QUOTE]
     
  4. Ratatapa macrumors 6502a

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    I had gmail for mail calender and contacts

    When i signed in for icloud it asked me to merge my contacts when i said yes my contacts were on icloud (gmail)

    For calendar i simply go on my phone and for each notes i change the calender from gmail to icloud (ok i dont have alot of calendars but yeah)

    For mail i had to go to each site abnd modify my email adress in my profile
     
  5. r2shyyou macrumors 68000

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    What exactly are you looking to migrate (e.g. email, contacts)?
     
  6. applefan289 macrumors 68000

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    Is this half-joking? Is Apple really that unreliable?
     
  7. EagerTraveler thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks!

    Thanks. I have done this. I do want to completely migrate to iCloud moving all of my emails with me with the intention of deleting Gmail.


     
  8. sparkyms macrumors 65816

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    I had every intention of migrating over, but when I saw that you can't 'accept' calendar invites to let the other person know you're attending, I had to pass.

    But if that doesn't bother you, you can go to your google calendar on the web, and export it, and if you import it into iCal, and sync that with iCloud you should be good from here on in.
     
  9. EagerTraveler thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Great!

    Very cool. How do I move my email(s) with me? :eek:

     
  10. gloss macrumors 601

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    You can download all your Gmail mail by setting up a POP3 client on your computer, but I don't think you'd necessarily be able to import that mail into iCloud.
     
  11. zorinlynx macrumors 601

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    I recommend against this. Gmail is a much better mail management platform than iCloud is at the moment. I sure as heck ain't moving to iCloud!

    Give it some time, it will probably get better. But for now you're better off sticking with Gmail.
     
  12. gloss macrumors 601

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    I tend to agree. I just linked my iCloud accounts with Gmail so I can send and receive all my me.com mail but continue using the Gmail interface.
     
  13. EagerTraveler thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks

    Thank you for your thoughts. I am still looking to move to iCloud.

    Kind regards,


     
  14. steveza macrumors 68000

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    I don't think that there is a easy "migrate my email" option - Google does not allow email to be exported from the web client either. You would need to download your email to a POP3 or IMAP client (e.g. Outlook, Thunderbird etc), save it as a PST or whatever and then upload it to your iCloud email account.
     

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