Now that Apple has replaced MobileMe with their upgraded (and free) iCloud service, many MobileMe users are having troubles logging in to their services, and are wondering what to do. Here’s what you need to know:
Apple has officially stopped offering MobileMe as of today, although users who have an active subscription may continue to use that subscription until it expires. For those having troubles, the explanation of why is that they are moving your content over to iCloud. They have posted a support document to help users with the transition. The document reads:
Effective June 6, 2011, if you had an active MobileMe account, your service has been automatically extended through June 30, 2012, at no additional charge. After this, the MobileMe service will no longer be available.
There are a couple things you should be aware of…
Following the transitiuon, all your MobileMe mail, contacts and calendars will be moved to iCloud and you will retain your me.com or mac.com email address, Apple promises. MobileMe Family and storage upgrades won’t be available after today. Additionally, you can no longer create a new MobileMe account or start a two-month trial after June 6, 2011 (yes, today). People with unused activation codes obtained with a MobileMe box purchase can submit a refund request here.
The MobileMe web interface is currently unavailable, but mail accounts, contact syncing, and other MobileMe features can still be accessed from me.com for the time being. Once iCloud officially goes live, the transition will be seamless – your files, email, calendar, and settings will all automatically transfer over – although I would caution that if you have more than 5GB of files on iDisk, you’ll definitely want to remove those before your MobileMe subscription runs dry, as iCloud only includes 5GB of online storage.
You can read the full support document here. Are you excited about wireless backups and MobileMe being put to death, and iCloud going free? Let us know!