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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?

Swype on iOS is detrimental to accurate typing. Apologies in advance.

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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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