Signed into iCloud; do I want that?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by exupery, May 29, 2014.

  1. exupery macrumors member


    Jan 26, 2013
    In downloading Maverick I signed into iCloud but I don't think that is anything I really want. Thought it was necessary to upgrade to Maverick. Don't intend to store anything on it. Did I make a mistake and how do I rectify it? Have a 21.5 inch iMac and a new one we just got for my wife which we will be setting up tomorrow.
  2. yjchua95 macrumors 604

    Apr 23, 2011
    GVA, KUL, MEL (current), ZQN
    Go to System Preferences → iCloud and sign out there.
  3. exupery thread starter macrumors member


    Jan 26, 2013
    I just tried that and all I could get was an option to sign in. Not sure where I am at this point.
  4. cynics macrumors G4

    Jan 8, 2012
    It's used for syncing too. So your notes, calendar, bookmarks, etc etc can sync to other devices (other macs, iPhones, iPad). Used for photostream so you can add AppleTV to that.

    I find it useful but I own multiple Apple products.
  5. mcnallym macrumors 6502a

    Oct 28, 2008
    Then doesn't look like signed into iCloud.

    To Download Mavericks then would expect that signed into the AppStore which is not the same as iCloud, however iCloud Login and your AppStore Login would be using the same AppleID
  6. exupery thread starter macrumors member


    Jan 26, 2013
    Then I think I am not going to worry about it for now. I appreciate the information from everyone and I am sure I will learn more as I go along.

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