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After Facebook, Apple iCloud Went Kaput for iPhone Users This Week

Apple cloud storage users were unable to access their data on the cloud for a few hours.

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Apple’s cloud storage service is available to iPhone, iPad and Mac users.
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So, Facebook and Google weren’t the only technology giants to face global outage of services this week.

Apple’s own cloud-storage solution, iCloud joined the outage ranks on Thursday, as various iPhone, iPad and MacBook users reported to have problems accessing their storage account.

The down time of iCloud has been noted by Down Detector on 14 March, and even Apple’s system status report highlights the service being unavailable to users for a couple of hours.

As you can see below, reporting of issues with iCloud saw a big spike from 9PM to 1AM in the United States and it seems Apple was able to fix the issue in a couple of hours.

iCloud users reported issues with the service for a couple of hours. 
iCloud users reported issues with the service for a couple of hours. 
(Photo: Down Detector)

Interestingly, Apple has detailed the exact duration of outage on its system status page on the website, and as given below, the issue had an impact on users signed up with various products of iCloud, including Notes, Mail and Reminders.

Various products of iCloud were not accessible to users.
Various products of iCloud were not accessible to users.
(Photo: Apple website)

Many users shared their frustration on social media last evening.

Google also faced some issues with its mailing client Gmail this week, after users in the US weren’t able to access their accounts. But it seems the search giant was able to resolve the issue, much quicker than what Apple and Facebook managed to.

Clearly, it has been a tough week for guys in Silicon Valley, but hopefully such outages can be handled with higher efficiency from here on. Will such outages effect your data stored on the cloud? No, the data stays safe, but accessing it becomes an issue. Hence the need for a quick resolution to such outages.

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