Icloud can not be used with a windows xp computer, any solution?
I am purchasing an iphone 4s to use for both personal and business purposes.
Unfortunately, my office computer (not on a server) uses windows xp and I have outlook . According to the apple website, the only windows operating systems that work with the icloud are vista and windows 7.
Is there any way to still use the cloud on my office computer? For example, getting a microsoft exchange account, hosted by someone else?
From an email point of view, what would work better microsoft exchange account or just using iphone email app. with verizon?
Last edited by ekneeiphone; 10-11-2011 at 03:51 PM.
- 10-12-2011, 07:46 PM #3
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- 10-12-2011, 10:20 PM #6
It may be a good thing that it didnt work because anything you put on a company pc they have a right to see.
You would be basically giving them instant access to all your contacts and the last 30 days of your photos should they care to look on your pc.
but i may be the paranoid one in this group : P
- 10-12-2011, 11:09 PM #8
Q. E. D.
I use IE8 and Chrome 12 on XP to manage my iCloud accounts and never have to worry. I use MM and iCloud for my calendaring and contacts on my iOS devices along with personal iCloud email and work Google Apps email. For the O365 account (I have a Live account too), the iPhone is a *perfect" fit for both calendaring and contacts too, and hooks up to both Live and O365 accounts via IMAP for email. iCloud's web interface is almost as good as the Win7/OS X desktop applications, without the hassle of the desktop. I actually prefer Apple's contacts and calendaring to MS and Google offerings as Apple has far more data field types available in their native/mobile/web client interfaces, and the iPhone offers more features than even WinPhone7 does relative to O365 and Live services.
I do not miss one bit of the iCloud experience in XP when using a decent browser, and both Chrome 12 and IE 8 work perfectly on XP for me. I hope this helps you out.
A rep earlier in the week said that I could in fact synch my new iphone to outlook on my office computer for contacts, calendar, tasks and memo and synch to my shared family itunes library just for media( music, pics, video, movies, etc,) without using exchange. It was explained that I should disable autosynch on both computers. This seemed consistent with some answers some folks gave on this forum in another thread and 2articles in apple support communities and .
See the following links in Apple support: https://discussions.apple.com/message/10039094#10039094
However, I spoke with different reps today regarding updating ios5 to my home computer and cloud. We discussed this issue again and they had a different take. They said yes, set up manual synch with office computer via outlook (windows xp)
but the phone can be set up so that it synchs the media on the home computer (different library from my office) via the cloud and that I can upload calendar, contacts, etc that are being synched on the office computer via outlook from the phone to the cloud so that it will be pushed to my ipad. ( I will no longer use itunes on the phone and ipad at least with the home library).
They claim that when I get the phone they will help me do this! Does this make sense?
Last edited by ekneeiphone; 10-13-2011 at 03:40 PM.
- 03-28-2012, 05:05 AM #10iPhone Nanite
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like this). But the give away key information of their business. its a problem for the future.
- 03-28-2012, 05:48 AM #11
I'm not sure where iCloud enters into your issue. I'm also not sure why you can't just connect your iPhone to your exchange server to get your mail instead of trying to sync it to a desktop at all. Wouldn't that solve all your problelms?
- 03-28-2012, 08:06 AM #12
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- 04-09-2012, 04:24 PM #17
For any version of Windows, you can use a browser to access your icloud (mail, contacts, find my iphone, calendars) info by logging in to www.icloud.com
Hope this helps!
- 04-21-2012, 03:39 PM #18iPhone Nanite
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Alert on Mobile Me I Cloud Roll out in June ---
I'm one of the unfortunate who has a 'mixed' marriage of PC with Windows XP, IPad 2 and IPhone with Mobile Me email/etc.:o As you know, June is the drop dead date to convert your "stuff" to the ICloud.
You must have a base station that has a Mac platform or, Windows Vista or 7. I thought I could wait for the new Windows 8,,,but, Apple's conversion is before the ' 8 ' roll out. Today, I found out, even if that were so (not buy 7,,but , wait to buy 8) ,,, Windows 8 is NOT compatible with the ICloud !
So, basically, you must switch --- either short term,or, long term--- to a full Apple platform,,or, change to PC/Windows/Android,,,etc. You cannot just use your Ipad for the Cloud Mobile me system.
Apple is adding dozens of customer support folks in anticipation of many upset customers....Input from a very reliable Apple insider......
There are some "work-arounds" on the net which claim you can 'get' to the Cloud with XP,,,,, Anyone know if they work ? I don't know if I'm going to reluctantly go with this apple plan to get more customer conversions,,,,or, I just totally go with new PC, tablet and phone systems.... ???? I am ticked that their web sites does not even mention the Windows 8 issue.
Thanks for any advice and/or corrections.
- 04-21-2012, 07:20 PM #19
Someone please explain to me exactly what it is in iCloud that you want to access on your pc. I have a Mac at home and a pc at work - I don't access iCloud on anything but my iPhone and iPad. It is a total nonissue on the desktop.
- 04-21-2012, 07:24 PM #20
- 04-21-2012, 08:56 PM #21
Ie bookmark a site or change a contact it is synced using the cloud in real time vs hooking your phone to pc and syncing .. Although I don't use my comp very often photo stream and bookmarks match my iPhone and iPad if needed ..
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- 04-22-2012, 09:01 AM #24Can you now see your photos (without using iPhoto) on your Mac?
Now, is syncing my MacBook via iCloud a necessity? Absolutely not, but I do so because I can and I try to make use of every available feature that I can. Nothing more...
Just Me, D
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