Use iCloud or not

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by bigbadneil, Nov 30, 2014.

  1. bigbadneil macrumors 6502

    bigbadneil

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    #1
    Guys I have a Mac Pro iPhone 6 and just bought a MacBook pro and my question is can I just let my google apps account sync everything reather than use iCloud
    The reason I am asking is I Keep getting iCloud asking me for my password and also I get duplicate contacts when I have iCloud selected
    Any help would be much apreaceated
     
  2. Weaselboy Moderator

    Weaselboy

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    #2
    Sure... you can just turn iCloud off completely if you don't need it.
     
  3. ApfelKuchen macrumors 68030

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    If iCloud was just a matter of syncing contacts, calendars, and documents - no need to use iCloud if you're happy with Google. But there are other functions that Google does not cover, including backup, Find My iPhone, streaming your newly-taken iPhone photos to the Mac, Safari bookmarks, and iCloud keychain that you may want to take advantage of. And if you're using Pages, Numbers, and Keynote - iCloud Drive will be easier to work with than Google.

    As far as duplicate contacts - use either Google or iCloud - using both just confuses things. Since each function has a separate on/off, mix and match.

    Considering that you're so invested in Apple anyway, why not take advantage of the ecosystem when it make sense?
     

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