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Problem with iCloud for Windows
I have no trouble accessing iCloud.com but I am unable to access iCloud through the Windows Control Panel program. I keep getting the message, "Couldn't sign in because of a server error." I've tried using the @me.com address that works on iCloud.com as well as my regular Apple ID, and both return the same error.
It takes about a minute for that message to display, so I suspected a problem with my firewall or router, so I turned off all antivirus and firewalls but still no luck.
Is there something I'm missing? Do I need to forward ports on my router to get it to work?
Thanks for your help!
ETA: I just tried something else - I used my firewall to shut down incoming or outgoing internet access and I get the same message after about a minute. That reinforces my thought that somehow, my computer or network is blocking communications with the iCloud server.
Last edited by DoctorK; 08-18-2011 at 09:08 PM.
- 08-19-2011, 06:42 AM #2
- 08-19-2011, 01:38 PM #4
- 10-03-2011, 09:37 AM #5
- 10-04-2011, 01:16 AM #6
iCloud for Windows does NOT need a Mac Dev account. An iOS Dev account would do.
I have no problem accessing it on my Windows Dev machine. iCloud had been spotty these couple days, give it time and it should sort itself out.
- 10-13-2011, 12:34 AM #7
Hi - ever get this figured out? I'm not a dev and don't have any dev accounts, but have an individual account I just started with today. I've tried with two different Apple ID's in two different locations and get this error every time, exactly as the OP describes. Looks like this:
- 10-20-2011, 09:05 PM #8
- 10-22-2011, 11:02 AM #9
- 10-22-2011, 07:04 PM #10
- 10-23-2011, 11:26 AM #11
- 10-26-2011, 02:25 PM #12
- 10-27-2011, 02:40 AM #13
- 10-28-2011, 12:04 AM #14