iPad No iCloud Drive: how to re-enable Documents and data?

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  1. Bromio macrumors 6502

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    Hi:

    I switch off "Documents and data" in Settings > iCloud for a while, because I was not interested in syncing and I was using my cellular data.

    Later I've wanted to turn that option on, to sync some Keynote presentations stored in iCloud... and the "Documents and data" option has simply disappeared!

    I've been very careful to not upgrade to iCloud Drive, so I don't understand why I can't re-activate "Documents and data".

    In my Mac, which runs Mavericks, I can see all my documents in the cloud.

    Again: I have not upgraded to iCloud Drive.

    Thanks.
     
  2. aDRock1154 macrumors 65816

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    I'd assume you need Yosemite with iCloud Drive to have Documents and Data return on your iPhone.
     
  3. Bromio thread starter macrumors 6502

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    But I'm not upgraded to iCloud Drive in my iPad. None of my devices is working with iCloud Drive. I just want to be able to see my Keynote presentations which are in Documents in the cloud (no iCloud Drive) in my iPad.

    iOS 8 warned me that if I upgrade to iCloud Drive I will not be able to use iCloud as in previous versions, but it didn't advise me that toggling off "Documents and data" sync was irreversible.

    Am I forced to upgrade to iCloud Drive all my devices now?

    Thanks.
     
  4. NoBoMac, Nov 5, 2014
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    NoBoMac macrumors 6502a

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    You should be able to use. You will need to use iCloud.com to upload documents to Keynote, then use the iOS Keynote app to access from iCloud.

    That's how it worked for me when I got iOS 8 and Yosemite was not yet released.

    If you want iOS 8 iCloud Drive, activate on all iOS devices and then update Macs to Yosemite or use iCloud.com.
     
  5. Bromio thread starter macrumors 6502

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    But without upgrading to iCloud Drive can't I use iCloud as in Mavericks and iOS 7?

    I have not clicked on the "Upgrade to iCloud Drive" button yet.
     
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  7. Bromio thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Because I own an old Mavericks Mac that does not work properly with Yosemite.
     
  8. Zcott macrumors 68020

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    That would need to be a pretty old Mac. My 2008 machine runs Yosemite great.
     
  9. Bromio thread starter macrumors 6502

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    An early 2008 iMac.

    I think it is very strange that, without upgrading to iCloud Drive, I can't use iCloud as it used to work just because I've switched off temporarily the Documents and data option.
     

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