Apple's services are having another bad day — various iCloud features affected

Apple ID on iPhone
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What you need to know

  • It isn't just you, multiple Apple services are misbehaving today.
  • Find My, multiple iCloud services, and Photos are all impacted.

No, it isn't just you. Multiple iCloud services including iCloud Mail, iCloud Drive, iCloud Calendar, and more are impacted by another outage. iCloud Photo Library is another important one that's experiencing "intermittent issues."

This isn't the first time in recent weeks that Apple's services have struggled under the load and it's unlikely to be the last, but the number of services that are having issues simultaneously will no doubt be a concern for those who are all-in on Apple's offerings. At the time of writing, Apple's system status page lists the following as experiencing intermittent issues.

  • Find My.
  • iCloud bookamerks & Tabs.
  • iCloud Calendar.
  • iCloud Contacts.
  • iCloud Drive.
  • iCloud Keychain.
  • iCloud Mail.
  • Photos — otherwise known as iCloud Photo Library.

The good news is that Apple is aware of the issue and continues to work on getting everything ironed out. The bad news is there's no telling how long any of that will take, nor why Apple continues to have these intermittent issues en masse.

Apple experienced a similar outage just a few days ago and as I said then, now might be a good time to remind everyone about the best external hard drives for backing up your Mac!

Oliver Haslam

Oliver Haslam has written about Apple and the wider technology business for more than a decade with bylines on How-To Geek, PC Mag, iDownloadBlog, and many more. He has also been published in print for Macworld, including cover stories. At iMore, Oliver is involved in daily news coverage and, not being short of opinions, has been known to 'explain' those thoughts in more detail, too.

Having grown up using PCs and spending far too much money on graphics card and flashy RAM, Oliver switched to the Mac with a G5 iMac and hasn't looked back. Since then he's seen the growth of the smartphone world, backed by iPhone, and new product categories come and go. Current expertise includes iOS, macOS, streaming services, and pretty much anything that has a battery or plugs into a wall. Oliver also covers mobile gaming for iMore, with Apple Arcade a particular focus. He's been gaming since the Atari 2600 days and still struggles to comprehend the fact he can play console quality titles on his pocket computer.