What you need to know
- A number of Apple iCloud services are experiencing an outage.
If you've found yourself watching an iCloud service try and fail to do whatever it's supposed to do, don't worry – you aren't alone. Right now a number of Apple's iCloud services are having all kinds of problems.
Apple is currently reporting outages across Find My, iCloud Backup, iCloud Drive, iCloud Keychain, iCloud Mail, and more. Even iMessage isn't immune to whatever is currently impacting Apple's services. The outages were first spotted by MacRumors.
Anyone struggling as a result of this outage is probably best just waiting for Apple to fix its issues before continuing. No amount of signing in and out of iCloud is going to fix any of this and it's down to Apple to do the thing. Whatever the thing happens to be.
Hopefully Apple isn't just turning servers off and back on again. Unless they're running on Windows, maybe.
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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.