system status aug 21

According to Apple System Status, all iCloud services are currently down for some users. The outage has been going on for a little over an hour now with no indication of when the service might be restored.

iCloud services appear to be the only services affected by the outage, which again, doesn’t affect all users. Other online services such as FaceTime, iMessage, Siri, and the App Stores are currently working just fine.

Update: System Status page now says all services have been restored.

Apple doesn’t give details on how many users are experiencing issues. Depending on your location, iCloud services may or may not work for you.

On a personal note, the confirmation of this outage finally explains why I had issues syncing contacts and calendars since last night, despite no warning being given on the Status page. My issues seem to have been resolved earlier today before there was any sort of indication on the System Status page though.

If you’re having iCloud issues, please share your location in the comments section below. If the outage is specific to some locations, your comment might help pinpoint where exactly.

  • Tim Farris


    • Kelli Steven

      In general, their iCloud services tend to suffer during the Summer months as upgrades to the service roll out.

  • KsbjA

    My account seems to be affected. I hope there aren’t going to be any lasting effects.

  • A’s Network

    I’m not affected… for what its worth I am on the East Coast so whoever lives close to there shouldn’t be affected.

  • Al

    I have been affected.. in Texas.

  • Anmol Malhotra

    Affected.. in India

  • svartkuken

    Infected in Sweden.

    • JomanJi

      Fint namn… -.- Confirmed having troubles in Sweden as well

      • svartkuken

        Tack detsamma.

  • James Gunaca

    Unable to use Back to My Mac. Based in Seattle. Guess this explains it.

    In general, their iCloud services tend to suffer during the Summer months as upgrades to the service roll out.

    • I think iCloud as a whole is going to be a bit flaky for a few months while Apple roles out iCloud Drive and their other new services part of iCloud…

      • James Gunaca

        Sadly, yes. But, I like the iCloud services and have abandoned Gmail/Google almost completely. I’ll be leaving Dropbox too once I feel like iCloud Drive can hang.

      • If Apple sets their pricing right for iCloud Drive it’s going to be a real innovation that’ll solve the problem of cloud storage for a long, long time. I’m still hoping and praying that the 1tb pricing will be priced affordably…

      • James Gunaca

        Completely agree. Right now iCloud pricing is horrendous. But, the writing is on the wall that once someone fully commits to it, it’ll be hard to break them from it in the future.

        I want that 1TB pricing as well so my *entire* Mac and photo library and iOS devices are all backed up to the cloud and synced across devices. Hopefully for something like $99/yr!

  • North Dakota here… Nothing working.

  • Croatia is affected, too

  • archer14

    I’ve just contacted my lawyers, thanks iDB. Im gonna git you apple, Im gonna git you

    • Star Lord

      They also have Harvard, Stanford, Oxford graduated lawyers with them. Good Luck bro.

      • archer14

        They might have all those lawyers. But you, my friend, don’t have a sense of humor.

  • Warmachine69

    Canada doesent seem to be effected

    • Warmachine69

      (Vancouver Canada)

  • Jonathan Wayne Hosier

    I live in Springfield, MO and iCloud mail is not working for me.

  • Drake Miller

    New York here, everything is working

  • Tom

    Affected… Here in Lithuania

  • Joao Rodrigues

    Germany is still not working