Use iCloud for just Pages docs?

Discussion in 'Apple Music, Apple Pay, iCloud, Apple Services' started by Soundhound, Feb 4, 2012.

  1. Soundhound macrumors 6502a

    Mar 29, 2006
    I'm wanting to start using iCloud, but thinking of takingit slwly, step by step. The first thing I'm interested in is how it works with Pages documents. If I sign up for icloud, but only choose Pages docs in the items to be synced, will my address book contacts mail and calendar still sync with mobile me?

    Would that work, and do you think it's advisable, or asking for trouble?
  2. ugahairydawgs macrumors 68030


    Jun 10, 2010
    You would have to sign up for a new iCloud account if you wanted to keep using your old MobileMe account. To use your existing account you'd have to transition the full thing over to iCloud. Can't do half MobileMe and half iCloud.
  3. Soundhound thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Mar 29, 2006
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    Is that right? So when I check the various items in the iCloud settings I'm choosing whether to sync them at all? If left unchecked they will no longer sync with MobileMe? This is in reference to address book, contacts, mail etc
  4. swiftaw macrumors 603


    Jan 31, 2005
    Omaha, NE, USA
    The problem is, if you want to use iCloud with the same username as you currently use for your MobileMe you have to convert your MobileMe account to a iCloud account. Thus, you will no longer have a MobileMe account, only an iCloud account.

    You can, however, create a new iCloud account (with a different username) and use that in addition to keeping your old MobileMe account.
  5. thunderbunny macrumors 6502a


    Jul 15, 2010
    Cheshire, UK
    No, that is not right. You can have an old mm account and new iCloud account and sync some bits with one and other bits with the other.
  6. Soundhound thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Mar 29, 2006
    Sorry, that's what I meant. And since I don't want separate accounts, the result is the same. In order to keep it all in one account, I have to move everything over to iCloud, can't keep parts of it in MobileMe...


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