Tuesday, March 29, 2016


FBI Wants Apple to Unlock My Cloud
So far they refuse.

So here's the problem.  Three or 4 months after I bought this thing (iPad Air) I began getting notices that I'm nearly out of space.  Even after I deleted all pics, etc., the warning continued.  The suggested solution was to buy more Apple storage.  Okay, I signed up for 200 GB at a $3.95  monthly (or thereabouts).   No more messages for 6-7 mos- even though the new Cloud file had zero space  used --  when BANG, the warning is back.

The solution was 1.0 TB Cloud memory @ $9.95/mo.  Now of a sudden the warnings are back.  As you can see, not an inch of the 2TB Cloud is being used.  One would assume that when Apple contracted  me for more storage that their MFCS!#!!!# system would automatically use it.  But no.  Anyone have a solution? 

Aside, After spending too much time trying to contact Apple support, I finally got an appointment for an on-line chat at a certain time.  They were a no-show.


Anonymous said...

Use redundant back up. 1TB external hard drives are fairly cheap.

Rodger the Real King of France said...

On an iPad? You jest.

Sonoboy said...

Rodge, I've been a Mac and iPad user for about 4 years now, and the one thing I've learned from the Apple user community is that Apples Cloud services S__K. The best solution is to buy the largest amount of storage offered on a device and never exceed that amount. That's why I'm eyeing the 288 Gb on the new 'Pro' model iPads. Apple hardware is among the best, but even tech writers like Jim Dalrymple and Andy Ihnatko deride the state of Apples Cloud. I know it's not what you want to hear, but there it is.

Rodger the Real King of France said...

I think an even better idea will be to buy a tablet that runs Windows

HMS Defiant said...

maybe you could plug it in to your computer, launch itunes, take a complete download of the ipad, note the "other", then simply zorch your ipad and reload from the backup on itunes.

Apple support explains it way better and there are some places on youtube with VIDEO! to show how to ungefuck your ipad/iphone.

MAX Redline said...

Microsoft OneDrive does the same thing: "Your OneDrive is nearly full." SURE it is! There's nothing on it!

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