Apple is experiencing issues with most of its iCloud services today. Users are facing trouble signing into Apple iCloud and accessing their accounts, along with Photos, Mail, Backup, Find My Friends, Contacts, Calendars, and more seeing downtime. Reportedly, Apple stores are affected by the outage and not currently able to process transactions.
Apple system status page reports that iCloud’s Calendars, Contacts, and Reminders are currently affected by the ongoing outage and that some users might be facing some issues. The company says that issues affecting Apple Pay, Documents, Find my Friends, Find My iPhone, Game Center, iCloud Sign In, and other services have since been resolved.
Almost all of the Apple iCloud and other services which saw downtime are back up and running with the exception of Calendars, Contacts, and Reminders still affected by the outage. Many users have shared this issue on Twitter. Apple system page is noting the downtime across almost all of its iCloud services including problems signing in and accessing accounts as “ongoing.” Almost every iCloud service is being labeled with the issue “Users may be experiencing a problem with this service.”
The issues were widespread across Apple’s services, many applications would be affected including developer tools and third-party apps. One user who was trying to get their iPhone fixed at the Apple Store was told that the outage is nationwide. However, other users confirmed that the outage is preventing Apple Stores from being able to complete transactions, and could even be a worldwide issue.
Too, Apple pay is affected for some users with the downtime and not allowing them to make purchases or edit their Apple pay cards. On the other hand, With Find My Friends and Find My Phone suffering from the outage, some users won’t be able to locate friends and family, play a sound on their device, wipe, or put it in Lost Mode. It is the second Apple iCloud outage of the year and comes a day after a day-long outage that affected several Facebook services.
If we look at a couple of past days, Internet outages are becoming more common day by day. Because yesterday, Facebook, Instagram, and Whatsapp all apps went down. Facebook has faced problems loading images videos, and other data across its apps today, leaving some people unable to load photos in the Facebook News Feed, view stories on Instagram, or send messages on WhatsApp.
The social media giant has said they are aware of the issue and currently working to get things back to normal as soon as possible. The issues started around 8 AM ET and began slowly clearing up after a couple of hours.