Caution: Don’t Upgrade to iCloud Drive Yet in iOS 8


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Last year, iOS 7 almost “broke the Internet” as users rushed to upgrade to the redesigned mobile operating system. Well, today is the day that Apple will officially release iOS 8 to the public, and it comes with plenty of new features to tempt you into an upgrade.

One such upgrade is iCloud Drive, a new service that will allow you to store all your presentations, spreadsheets, PDFs, images, and other documents in iCloud, and access them on any of your devices. Any edit you will make on one device will appear on all of them.

There is one tiny issue with iCloud Drive though: it is only compatible with iOS 8 and Yosemite, so until the desktop operating system drops next month, you won’t be able to sync your iPhone to your Mac (which is running another version of Mac OS X).

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So when you upgrade to iOS 8 later today, make sure you resist the temptation and say, “Not Now” when Apple asks you if you want to upgrade to iCloud Drive.

Of course, this doesn’t mean that you won’t be able upgrade to iCloud Drive anytime, but to preserve your neurons, wait for the official Yosemite release.

[via Macworld]


  • Dan

    Does this effect PC users?

  • DravenInc

    My exact question as well.

  • Mike Beaudin


  • Crosseyedmofo

    you can turn drive off

  • Rio

    iCloud Drive will also be accessible on Any idea if Apple plans on releasing the online iCloud Drive today or for yosmite?

  • JfromC

    Well what if you *are* running Yosemite? They did make it available to the public if you signed up for the preview. And what if you’re a PC user and don’t have access to any Mac operating system? This article is a little gloom and doomy sounding. Though if enough people read it and get scared away, our downloads of iOS 8 should be faster… 😛

  • youreallyhavenoclue

    I don’t see the harm in upgrading on an iPhone and iPad today, then when Yosemite releases then we will be able to sync with our home macs…

  • Carlos

    How do you turn it off and does this reenable the ability to access your iCloud documents from a Mac?