Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Remove iCloud Calendar from Outlook

This is how to remove the iCloud calendar from Outlook. You can still sync your contacts/calendar with your iPhone or iPad, you just want to do that within iTunes (very easy too). You can also continue to use iCloud to sync pictures you take on the go, etc (that's what I do).

First you'll need to uninstall iCloud from your machine (you'll re-install later below):

1. Close Outlook.
2. Go to Control Panel
3. Under Programs: Uninstall a Program
4. Double-click iCloud and select Remove

Now go back into Outlook, right click and delete the iCloud calendar.

Next you'll re-install iCloud:
Locate "iCloudSetup" (it's probably in your Download folder. If you don't have the program any longer, see further below), double-click and follow instructions to reinstall. Once installed, open and UN-CHECK the option to sync with Outlook.

Also, I would go into Settings, iCloud, and switch off everything that syncs with iCloud except for Photo Stream and Find My Ipad. All those other items you should sync through iTunes (Mail, Contacts, Calendars, etc.) - Otherwise you are ripe for a 3-way collision.

*To download iCloud again:
http://www.apple.com/icloud/setup/mac.html - for MAC

To sync your iPad with Outlook: http://digital-qa.blogspot.com/2012/03/how-to-sync-your-ipad-with-outlook.html

To turn on iCloud on your iPhone:

IMPORTANT NOTE: New photos you take will be automatically uploaded to your Photo Stream when you leave the Camera app and are connected to Wi-FiPhoto Stream does not push photos over cellular connections.

On a PC, the default folder where pictures are installed is here: C:\Users\Apple\Pictures\Photo Stream\Uploads. You can change this location by visiting Photo Stream Options in the iCloud Control Panel for Windows.

The photos you upload to Photo Stream are stored in iCloud for 30 days to give your devices plenty of time to connect and download them.

Individual photos cannot be deleted from your Photo Stream. You can, however, delete all the photos in your Photo Stream by clicking the Reset Photo Stream button in your account at icloud.com. The Reset Photo Stream button will instantly delete all Photo Stream photos stored in iCloud, but it will not remove any Photo Stream photos that have already been pushed to your devices.

Source for the iCloud photo stream notes above: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT4486

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1 comment:

  1. Is there any problem uninstalling icloud from my Windows Vista running Outlook 7? I plan to use Control Panel/Uninstall A Program...

    I have recovered all my contacts (except distribution lists) that icloud swiped. Same for calendar.

    Icloud seems to be making it impossible for me to send email form outlook. I can receive but not send.

    I just want to get rid of it. Any problem just deleting it?


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