Move MobileMe to iCloud

iCloud IconAfter upgrading my desktop Mac to Lion 10.7.2 and my iPhone and iPad to iOS 5 it was time to convert my MobileMe account to iCloud and see what all the excitement was about. I don’t use most of the MobileMe features and in fact the features I did use weren’t moved to iCloud so I had to make other arrangements, But once I was ready these were the steps to move to iCloud. I did have problems getting the iCloud move to work, but eventually had success.

Start iCloud from System Preferences

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The 10.7.2 install will automatically bring up the iCloud preferences pane. But since I skipped it then I started it through preferences.

Start the Move

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Start the move by clicking the “Move to iCloud” button. This will switch you to a browser page.

Start Again – This Time in the Browser

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Click the “Get Started” button (you may need to logon with your MobileMe account).

Calendar and Email Will Be Moved

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The first screen notifies about the e-mail and Calendar move.

Gallery, iDisk and iWeb Will Stay On MobileMe for Awhile

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I don’t use any of these three apps but they’ll go away on Jun 30, 2012.

Not Everything Will Be Available

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I don’t sync any of these items so their loss is not a concern to me.

Is Everything Ready?

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I’ve already upgraded my desktop Mac and MacBook Air to Lion 10.7.2. My iPhone and iPad are on iOS 5, so I’m ready to upgrade. I check the confimation box then click Nect.

Confirm At Least Once Device Is Up To Date

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I don’t sync bookmarks through MobileMe but my contacts are up to date on both Macs that use MobileMe.

Confirm There’s a Backup

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I did a backup before beginning so I’m ready to go.

Agree to the Legal term

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Oops – Apple Is Busy

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This was a frequent message throughout the first day. I start from the beginning each time. Finally I had…

Success!

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The messages popped up on my computers, iPhone and iPad so I acknowledged it and verified the iCloud settings in preferences. I didn’t have to change anything,

Once everything is moved performance seems fine, although I sync very little with iCloud and I’m hesitant to enable more just yet.

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