iCloud Update – What You need to Know

Apple just recently updated its iCloud offerings for its users. While many people were excited about this, because they now have access to new features, there’s information that you should know before upgrading to the new iCloud. If you’re thinking about upgrading to the new iCloud update, these are the things you should consider.

Limited access

If you decide to upgrade to the new iCloud, you are expected to have the latest operating system. The new iCloud does not support Mavericks, which means you won’t have access to your icloud storage on devices that aren’t running the new iOS or Yosemite.

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This can be a real pain, because it means you have to go through an update all of your devices in order to have access to the new iCloud. This means you may not have access to photos or files on devices like your iPad or phone unless you take the time to upgrade. I’m not sure why they didn’t make the new iCloud update backwards compatible with older devices.

This only makes me worry, because I’ve heard a lot of people complain about Yosemite. A lot of people say that it’s filled with bugs and that it has compatibility issues. Being a designer, I don’t want to have any trouble getting access to vital software that I use every day, like Adobe Illustrator or Adobe Photoshop. I’m always leery about upgrading to the newer operating systems, because I live by the motto, “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.”

New software

In order to take advantage of Pages, Keynote, and Numbers, you have to upgrade to the new iCloud update first. This means if you want to build the use this software, you’re forced to upgrade in order to be able to use it.

Is it worth it?

Is it worth it to upgrade to the latest version of iCloud, upgrade to the latest operating systems, and run the risk of having software not be compatible? You have to weigh out the options of whether or not it’s worth it to have access to programs like Pages, Keynote, and Numbers. If you won’t get much use out of it, I wouldn’t suggest going through all the trouble of upgrading everything.

There’s always Google docs

If you need to access to software, such as a word processor or spreadsheets, you can always use Google Docs. There are any compatibility issues, and you can access them from anywhere that you have an Internet connection. I write a lot of my articles on my iPad mini, using Google Docs and it works just fine.

I would hold off on upgrading

I’ve learned the hard way in the past that upgrading to the latest software can cause more harm than good. It’s usually a good idea to let Apple have some time to work out the bugs before downloading their newest operating system or software. It gives them time to smooth things out, and it gives software developers time to make their programs compatible. If the new features are worth upgrading to immediately, then I would wait, saving you a lot of headaches and frustration in the long run. What do you think?

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