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Topic # 201883 8-Sep-2016 14:03
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The icloud on my wife's iphone is corrupt and I spent 90 mins on the phone with the apple guy fixing most things.

 

There's one thing left to do/try - "log out" of icloud on the phone and log back in ...

 

But when you try to sign out of icloud you get a million messages threatening that you are going to lose all sorts of stuff like images, contacts, etc ..

 

So - bearing in mind she would kill me if I sign out her icloud and the phone loses all that stuff ... can someone tell me if the threat is real?


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  Reply # 1625684 8-Sep-2016 14:08
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 I wouldn't have thought logging in and out would do it, but with icloud, anything is possible, and I suspect they have put that alert to let you know that it potentially could happen.  I now only use it for syncing calendar, contact info etc, but not for photos as it is a terrible system. I have had all sort of problems, and it seems buggy. I also dislike how if you delete a photo from a device to reduce storage usage, it also deletes it from icloud, which is the whole reason I would want to use icloud. I always just sync it to a PC via itunes to create a backup, and use dropbox for backing up photos.


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  Reply # 1625696 8-Sep-2016 14:22
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Can you log into her iCloud on a computer?

 

On a PC you can install iCloud so the iCloud pictures are there - then you could copy them to a normal folder so if the worst happens you don't get to sleep on the couch for losing her photos.


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