All about iCloud: Common signup scenarios
Posted 14 October 2011 - 09:07 AM
Posted 14 October 2011 - 09:08 AM
The thing I think fixed most of my problems was changing my AppleID/email password to something that meets Apple's new criteria. I suggest doing that, or making sure you comply, as the very first thing you do before updating or migrating. This should/might take care of a lot of the failed connection because of password problems. Since migrating earlier this week and changing my password, I've been running very well without any access problems with Mail.
Posted 14 October 2011 - 09:11 AM
I had a mobileME account. My wife has a Gmail account. We share contacts, calendars, notes and reminders.
We also share all iTunes purchases with an AppleID that IS NOT am email address.
What I've done so far:
Moved my mobileME to iCloud. Currently working well and still using my old Apple ID for purchases.
Need to do:
My wife's iphone 4S arrives today. I'm *assuming* I put my iCloud information in and uncheck the mail option. Then add her Gmail as a second mail account. Lastly, use the Apple ID (that isn't an email) for purchases.
Will that work?
Posted 14 October 2011 - 09:34 AM
Something else I'd love to have clarified is a list of do's and don'ts about using iCloud and physically connecting your iOS 5 device to your Mac, particularly if your Mac is still running Snow Leopard.
If you only have one iOS 5 device and a Mac with Snow L, should you turn off all iCloud options on your iOS 5 device except "find my phone"? This assumes you want to continue to keep your iOS 5 device and your Mac in sync and you want to prevent the creation of duplicate iCal events, contacts, etc, on your iOS 5 device.
I spent several hours cleaning up the mess of duplicates on my iPhone 4 by just accepting the defaults on the iOS 5 installation.
Posted 14 October 2011 - 09:37 AM
I made the upgrade and all went well for me and the master account. I still get mail from mac.com and me.com addresses and all my existing mail I had received and hung on to was ported over to iCloud.
Not so for the 3 sub-accounts. On Wednesday and Thursday these accounts were dead/missing in action. Today one of them started working, but only with the (xxx)@me.com address, so all of the mail that has been and is being sent to him at (xxx)@mac.com is languishing in the ether, or, as I find when I use that address, it get bounced. There are still some intermittent problems with accessing that account from both the Apple client and iCloud on the web, but they seem to be transient.
The other 2 sub accounts are still dead/missing in action.
Repeated chats with Apple have not resolved the issue and they have kicked it up to a "Senior Advisor" on whom I am now waiting to hear from.
Posted 14 October 2011 - 09:41 AM
Absolutely agree. I've talked to a lot of people who are confused about the process. It's not terribly difficult, but the change in language coupled with the change of systems seems to be throwing people for a loop.
One other scenario/question:
My wife and I shared a MobileMe account for syncing calendars/contacts. We also shared a separate Apple ID for purchases. I migrated the MobileMe account to iCloud and set up our phones the same way they were before. We continue to share both the iCloud account and the Apple ID. Works great.
Two questions, though. One asked by another poster, if we both got iCloud accounts, how would we sync multiple photo streams with iPhoto? Is that possible? I'd like to be able to share a photo stream with her so I can get pictures of the kids automatically on my iPad and iPhone. That is why I ultimately decided to continue sharing the single iCloud account.
Second question, can multiple iDevices back up to a single iCloud account? I don't see any reason they couldn't (obviously so long as I purchase more disk space) but I hadn't read anything anywhere regarding this.
Thanks to anyone who can weigh in.
Posted 14 October 2011 - 09:46 AM