When using an iOS device, it’s almost a give in that you’ll end up using Apple’s iCloud services. The services may be a great one, but just like any other service, it can fail from time to time. The error you encounter will obviously depend on what you’re trying to do.
Since the number of errors you can come across is significant, let’s cover the most common ones. For example, you can come across an error that says you can’t connect to iCloud or that there is a syncing problem. Don’t worry, I’ve got you covered.
Connection Error on iCould
Connection errors are not always your fault: it’s sometimes Apple’s fault. To cross that possibility off the list, you can check out Apple’s status page where you can see if the servers are up and running.
To fix this error, you may need to agree to the latest terms and conditions. You can do this by going to Settings and then tap on your name at the top left of the display. If an update for the terms and conditions is needed, you should see a message letting you know.
Another possible fix is to sign out of your account and sign back in. When you tap on your name, the sign-out option should be at the bottom in red. To sign out of your iTunes account go to settings > tap on your name > iTunes & App Store > Select your account > Sign out.
Apps are Unable to Save Data to iCloud
To save space on your iOS device, you have your apps save their data to iCloud. But, there are times when it’s not done automatically, and the solution could be as simple as toggling on the option.
It sounds silly, but the reason that the apps are not saving the data could be because you haven’t enabled the option. To check if it’s on, go to Settings > Tap on your name > iCloud. All the apps that have their toggle enabled are using iCloud.
iCloud Won’t Sync
You’ve heard this a million times, but sometimes it just takes a simple restart. Turn your iOS device off and on. If after a restart the problem remains, makes sure that you’re logged in to all the accounts that won’t sync. To check if you’re logged in go to Settings >tap where your name is on your iOS devices.
Can’t Get Past the Updating iCloud Setting Message
Have the iCloud settings been updating for quite some time now? To get past this, you can try turning off your iOS device. When it’s off, and you press the power button to turn it on, keep pressing it until the Apple logo appears.
You’ll need to re-enter your iCloud data in Settings. This fix also applies if you experience the problem when you see it when setting up your new iPhone or iPad.It’s also common to see this error in the Setup Assistant as well.
Hopefully, you won’t have to deal with these problems too often. But, when they do appear, you’ll be good and ready. Apple offers an excellent service, but even the best can fail from time to time. What errors do you across frequently?