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Major iCloud outage resolved overnight, says Apple

Apple ID on iPhone
Apple ID on iPhone (Image credit: Joseph Keller/iMore)

What you need to know

  • A major iCloud outage took place overnight.
  • Many Apple users were left without access to iCloud services or were unable to log in.
  • Apple says that the issues have since been resolved.

Apple says that a series of issues affecting its iCloud services overnight has been resolved.

Late Tuesday it emerged that many key services including iMessage and iCloud were experiencing major issues. At around 6:15 pm EST Apple advised that Game Center, iCloud Backup, iCloud Mail, iCloud Storage Upgrades, Web Apps on iCloud.com, iMessage, and Photos were all affected.

This morning, Apple's system status (opens in new tab) page indicates that the six issues were resolved through the night. This is reflected in a steady decrease in reports of outages on Downdetector both in the U.S. and UK and should hopefully mean that everyone is now able to access these services without issue.

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Screenshot 2022 01 26 (Image credit: iMore)

Earlier this year many users on T-Mobile began encountering issues with iCloud Private Relay, a more recent addition from Apple that comes with iCloud+ and iOS 15, according to T-Mobile this occurred because of a change in iOS 15.2 that led to the feature being toggled off.

Stephen Warwick
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Stephen Warwick has written about Apple for five years at iMore and previously elsewhere. He covers all of iMore's latest breaking news regarding all of Apple's products and services, both hardware and software. Stephen has interviewed industry experts in a range of fields including finance, litigation, security, and more. He also specializes in curating and reviewing audio hardware and has experience beyond journalism in sound engineering, production, and design.

Before becoming a writer Stephen studied Ancient History at University and also worked at Apple for more than two years. Stephen is also a host on the iMore show, a weekly podcast recorded live that discusses the latest in breaking Apple news, as well as featuring fun trivia about all things Apple.