iCloud is­sues

Knock your cloud con­nec­tiv­ity is­sues on the head

Mac Format - - FEATURE -

Ap­ple’s on­line ser­vice keeps a copy of your data in the cloud (mean­ing Ap­ple’s servers) and keeps it in sync with any changes you make on your Macs

and iOS de­vices. It’s very clever but, as with all very clever things, there are lots of ways for it to go wrong.

The most ob­vi­ous rea­sons for photos, con­tacts, emails, re­minders, cal­en­dar items or some­thing else to fail to ma­te­ri­alise on a de­vice is that you ei­ther haven’t signed in to iCloud on it, you’ve signed in to the wrong ac­count, or you’ve logged in but haven’t turned on the rel­e­vant ser­vice. Check in  > Sys­tem Pref­er­ences > iCloud on your Mac. In iOS, go to Set­tings > [your name] > iCloud. The Ap­ple ID you’ve signed in with is shown un­der the ac­count’s pro­file pic­ture.

If you need to switch to a dif­fer­ent Ap­ple ID, you can’t sim­ply move data be­tween ac­counts. How­ever, when you turn off sync­ing of Con­tacts, Cal­en­dars or Re­minders, you can opt to keep their data on your de­vice. When you sign in with a new Ap­ple ID and turn the ser­vice back on, you can opt to merge the data on your de­vice into that ac­count.

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