Daily Tip: How to transfer your MobileMe account to iCloud [Developers]

Daily Tip: How to transfer your MobileMe account to iCloud [Developers]

Developer trying to figure out how to transfer your old MobileMe account to a hot new iCloud account? Luckily Apple has just opened up the transfer procedure and we'll walk you through it, after the break!

To transfer your MobileMe account to iCloud:

  1. Go to http://www.me.com/move/.
  2. Login using your existing MobileMe email address and password.Me.com login page
  3. Verify your login and click Get Started. MobileMe to iCloud get started
  4. If you use Shared Calendars, privately shared calendars will need to be re-shared with other users who have also transitioned to iCloud, and publicly shared calendars will be unpublished and will need to be published again. Know it, then tap Next.Move MobileMe Contacts, Calendars, and Mail to iCloud
  5. You'll be able to keep using Gallery, iDisk, and iWeb until June 2012, even after transferring to iCloud. Click Next.keep using Gallery, iDisk, and iWeb until June 2012
  6. And HUGE RED LIGHT. Mac to Mac sync services for Dock, Keychain, Mail accounts, rules, smart mailboxes, and signatures, and Preferences, these will NO LONGER WORK after moving to iCloud. If you rely on these, stop now and either a) hope Apple adds these features and soon, b) hope a 3rd party comes along to fill the gap, and c) make peace with the loss of really important functionality. (Boo!) Click Next.Mac to Mac sync services for Dock, Keychain, Mail accounts, rules, smart mailboxes, and signatures, and Preferences, these will NO LONGER WORK
  7. Make sure your iPhone, iPad, and/or iPod touch are all on iOS 5 beta 5 [Dev link], your Mac is on OS X Lion 10.7.2 with iCloud for Lion beta 6 [Dev link], and your Windows PC is on iCloud Control Panel for Windows beta 4 [Dev link]. Confirm via the checkbox and click Next.Make sure your iPhone, iPad, and/or iPod touch are all on iOS 5 beta 5
  8. Check that your Contacts and Bookmarks are up to date on at least one device (iOS, OS X, or Windows), and if you want to be extra safe, back up your personal information -- Contacts, Calendars, and Bookmarks -- just in case [Apple KB link]. Once you're ready, click that big blue Move to iCloud button and you're underway.Check that your Contacts and Bookmarks are up to date on at least one device

If you take the plunge and make the transfer, let us know how it works for you. Personally, I'm staying away as long as possible -- I need that Mac to Mac sync functionality and can't believe it's not included (yet?!).

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Rene Ritchie

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There are 13 comments. Add yours.

Crunch says:

Sweet! iOS 5 and OS X 10.7 rock!

Mindspin says:

what will happen to the iDisk once we transfer to iCloud? Will I still have it on my desktop? Will it still have all of the files?

Crunch says:

You will continue to have access to iDisk through MobileMe until mid 2012, but there are no plans for iDisk to continue as part of iCloud. Yes, you will still have your files on your computer. They won't disappear but sync'ing will stop and your files will be deleted from "the cloud", otherwise known as one of Apple's servers somewhere in the Carolinas. ;-)

Andy says:

If you have a different Apple ID to MobileMe address is there an option to sync the two?

E$F says:

Non dev mobile me users can transfer to just have to have a device with beta 5. My mobile me account is not the same as my dev account which is what i use for itunes store

dloveprod says:

Is this for iOS devs or Mac devs?

Dan says:

I am an iOS developer but not a Lion developer. If I migrate MobileMe to iCloud can I still use my Mac mail with it?

Winski says:

AND, you'll notice NO MACS that aren't running LION are allowed.... NONE... Feel better now?

Al7oot says:

So if I do that I can't use my ..@me.com mail address ???

Mconcha09 says:

i use to have a moble me account and then went back to att and my email account expired, will i be able to log in to mobile me again in icloud?

Mayank Chopra says:

Someone please answer his question How do i Link the two coz my apple id is not my .me id.

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