Every year when Apple launches a new smartphone, carrier servers get slammed with activations to the point where they are non-functional. Even iTunes has its hiccups, as millions of users logon in attempt to setup their newly acquired handsets.

Along with the iPhone 4S this year, Apple rolled out an automated sync and storage service known as iCloud. And it too seems to be buckling under the massive traffic. If you’re having troubles restoring from iCloud today, don’t worry, you’re not alone…

AllThingsD points to a new iCloud status page on Apple’s support site that shows you the system’s current status. The page also provides a history of previous iCloud outages, which can help you tell if an issue you are experiencing is widespread.

So far, Apple has noted 5 issues with iCloud over the last couple of days, including backup and syncing failures. As millions of users are expected to join iCloud over the next several months, we recommend bookmarking this support page for future reference.

Have you had problems restoring from or syncing with iCloud?

  • Revvxz

    No problems on 64gb CDMA iPad 2 so far, I backed up, all services for iCloud are working perfectly.

  • Michael hernandy

    No problems with an iphone 3GS. ive backuped to iCloud a few times (it takes less time every time) and restored from iCloud. The restore only took 5-7 minutes… The backups only take 1-2..

  • Michael hernandy

    No problems with an iphone 3GS. ive backuped to iCloud a few times. The restore only took 5-7 minutes… The backups only take 1-2..

  • Samuel

    Error 3194…

  • What’s the point of a status page if it doesn’t actually reflect the status of the service. Mail is clearly not working right now and yet all lights are green on the status page.

  • yes – iphone mail sent does not sync with mail on my mac
    also – had no email service at all for 6 hours today – and the icloud system status page reports that everything is FINE – Such crap!