Updating email. iPhone, Icloud, iTunes

Discussion in 'iOS 11' started by dvtrv, Mar 30, 2018.

  1. dvtrv macrumors newbie


    Sep 12, 2011
    I am concerned about logging out of iCloud because it states that all documents in iCloud will be removed.

    Does this mean I will lose them then??

    There's certain things I do not want to lose.

    Any assistance will be greatly appreciated
  2. KrisLord macrumors 65816

    Sep 12, 2008
    Northumberland, UK
    Does it not mean all iCloud documents will be deleted from the device you log out of?
  3. dvtrv thread starter macrumors newbie


    Sep 12, 2011
  4. Cmd-Z macrumors 6502


    Nov 14, 2014
    Coyote, CA
    Logging out of iCloud removes data from the device, not iCloud itself.
  5. now i see it, Mar 30, 2018
    Last edited: Mar 30, 2018

    now i see it macrumors 68030

    Jan 2, 2002
    That is one warning that's not very clear (nor exactly helpful).
    Anything that is stored in iCloud (Apple's servers) never actually is on your device. Your device just has a symbolic link to it. If you log out of iCloud, the file/s will still stay on Apple's servers (iCloud) but you obviously won't be able to access them because you're not signed in. So it will appear on your device (or any other device that uses your Apple ID) that the file had been "deleted". But it's not. Once you log back in- the files will still be there and you'll see them again on the other devices.

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