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Icloud won't back up!

Discussion in 'iCloud' started by mattbridle, Dec 5, 2011.

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    I have an iPhone 4 and iPad and I have ungraded both to the latest IOS5 and installed iCloud however I can't get either of them to back up, it just keeps saying ' there is a problem' and 'try later' which doesn't really help me. I have everything switched on and set the same on both derives yet nothing happens. It is extremely frustrating, any help would be good!!!
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    Welcome to our forum! I moved your thread to our iCloud section and added to the thread title. Hopefully, someone will chime in to help you.

    :)
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    Thank you moving my thread into the iCloud section but where is it as I can't find it anywhere???
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    I'm having exactly the same problem <( and I haven't found the iCloud section either) I Also get the same message, and also "verification has timed out."
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    Anyone? Please? If you search for iCloud threads, there's nothing comes up as an iCloud forum, but most of the threads concerning icloud don't seem to get any response. Surely someone can give some help here.
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    Thanks. The iCloud backup problem page 2 seems to be the nearest help, but that's a month old now, and I'm still having the problem. I've replied to the thread, so will see what happens. But it still doesn't tel me where th iCloud section on this forum is. I'm blowed if I can find it!
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    iCloud is under Sub Forums in iPad Help section.

    Took me a while to find it!
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    Aaah! Thanks ;)
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    So I'm having the same problem. I can't back up to icloud. I have tried over and over, but it just keeps saying verification timed out, and backup failed. Try again later. I have deleted my iCloud account, and tried to set it up again, but still no joy. I need to back up to iCloud, because my MacBook is out of action with a hardware problem, so I can't back up to it. My reserve iBook only has MacOSX10.4 , so I can't back up to that, as iCloud needs at least MacOSX10.5

    Does anyone have any ideas what I can try next? A. reaching the end of my tether, and beginning to think iCloud is a complete waste of space!

    Thanks to anyone who has any suggestions!
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    Some more of the obvious, sorry:
    1). The iPad or iPhone Must have AC adapter connected, and or be USB on a computer and charging.
    2). Try and delete the iCloud password and renter in on the iPad, confirming that it is your correct apple ID that's is associated with your iCloud, Apple and iPad.
    3). Back up is still turned on under the second menu page of iCloud, sometimes during an update it reverts to off.
    4) Check on iTunes after the iPad is hooked up to see if iCloud back up is enabled and when as the last time it was done, under the first set of tabs fatter the connections is recognized., also confirm just for the heck of it that wireless sync is enabled in the box bellow enable iCloud back up.

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    Last edited: Dec 11, 2011
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    This iCloud is a nightmare, I don't know if it just me but the whole iCloud thing is so temperamental, for some reason some photos have now come through. Next question, is how do you relocate any photos on your iPhone into 'photo stream' as they just sit in 'camera roll' and I can't work out how to move them across.
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    Photo stream is for new pictures. Take a new one and see. There should be (US) an update to IOS 5.1 available soon that will let you delete from photo stream. As for now do nothing to the pictures in the stream.

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    I've given up with the whole iCloud thing, absolutely useless, everything is turned on, I have deleted the account on both my iPhone 4 and iPad and then signed in again, I have also taken new photos and as per usual nothing comes through. What a waste of time, I think I'll stick to the old fashioned cable method!!!
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    I agree wholeheartedly - a total waste of space and broadband limits. I've wasted about 10 GB of my broadband usage allowance this month trying to get this to work, and have now used all my monthly allowance up, so I am going to have extra to pay. Thanks Apple for nothing!!
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    Haven't been able to get working either.
    Don't think I need it.

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