what if i don't want to use iCloud ???

Discussion in 'iOS 5 and earlier' started by arpanlib, Nov 4, 2011.

  1. arpanlib macrumors newbie

    Oct 27, 2011
    i have been having issues with syncing contacts and calendars from my mac book pro to my iPad and iPhone either ways after iOS5 and after iCloud.

    my computer won't sync any of the above services and i don't want to use iCloud.

    should i wait for an upgrade or just switch back to blackberry ? i have been using apple for almost 5 years now without any problems, but this new things just keeps getting worse.

    pls. help.
  2. rowley macrumors 6502


    Dec 16, 2008
    London, UK
    There are alternatives for PDA sync functions.
    Yahoo, Hotmail, Google.
  3. arpanlib thread starter macrumors newbie

    Oct 27, 2011
    what if i only want to use address book and calendar of mac book and not 3rd party sync services ?
  4. thelatinist macrumors 603


    Aug 15, 2009
    Connecticut, USA
    Why don't you tell us what your issues with syncing from your Mac are? Perhaps we can help. There's no reason you shouldn't be able to continue to sync manually under iOS 5.
  5. steve-p macrumors 68000


    Oct 14, 2008
    Newbury, UK
    Then just set it that way in iTunes and it will work fine without iCloud, just as it always used to.
  6. arpanlib thread starter macrumors newbie

    Oct 27, 2011
    What I did before iOS5:

    Plug my phone on mac book and it synced everything for me. iTunes use to open up automatically.

    Now after iOS5:

    iTunes donot open automatically. Yes, the check box is selected for iTunes to open automatically when iPhone is plugged in.

    Address book and calendars donot sync with my MacBook.

    I have iCloud turned off.

    Pls help.
  7. gcortes macrumors member

    Jul 13, 2011
    Redwood City, California
    It sounds like you have an issue unrelated to iCloud or syncing. If after plugging your iPhone, can you open iTunes manually and see your iPhone listed? If not, your might have a driver issue on Windows. The cable is plugged in to the computer, right?
  8. gentlefury macrumors 68030

    Jul 21, 2011
    Los Angeles, CA
    This is the most pointless post ever.

    Firstly if you don't want to use it....dont use it....that was hard! Secondly you can just gmail or any other 3rd party imap service and get the same functions (just fails to connect 90% of the time).

    iCloud is a pretty amazingly perfect service tho...and its free...not sure why people hate anything thats new.
  9. bandofbrothers macrumors 601


    Oct 14, 2007
    Exactly my set up !
  10. arpanlib thread starter macrumors newbie

    Oct 27, 2011
    yes, i can manually open up the iTunes and see my iphone there.

    the cable is plugged in the computer. i am using the mac OSX lion and not windows.

    all setting have been turned to manual in iTunes and still contacts and calendar are not syncing.
  11. arpanlib thread starter macrumors newbie

    Oct 27, 2011
    i restored my iPhone to factory settings and guess what ....

    the contact icon is not there ...........

    what a mess...... iOS 5 is....

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