1Password iCloud Data Deprecated

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wkleem
wkleem
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I was using iCloud concurrently with Dropbox at the time when 1Password for iOS supported it. Apple then announced iCloud Drive with iOS 8 and Yosemite. However, after so many months, my iCloud Drive is still disabled but I have already upgraded to Yosemite. My understanding is that once I make the switch to iCloud Drive, it's irreversible.

What would be the best course of action here?

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  • littlebobbytables
    littlebobbytables
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    Hi @wkleem,

    You're quite correct, switching to iCloud Drive is an irreversible step and once done you effectively cut off all access to iCloud to any pre-iOS 8 or Yosemite devices.

    So if all of your iOS devices are running iOS 8 and your Macs Yosemite and there is little to no chance of needing to revert to or support an older machine or device then switching shouldn't be a problem.

    If you have anything before iOS 8 or Yosemite and it needs to access iCloud then don't.

    Does that help at all?

  • wkleem
    wkleem
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    Hi @littlebobbytables, Someone has just gifted me a 3 or 4 year old iPhone. I won't be upgrading. I won't be upgrading.

  • wkleem
    wkleem
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    edited May 2015
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    The .opvault transition is going take a while, at least for me, anyway.

  • littlebobbytables
    littlebobbytables
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    Hi @wkleem,

    If the 3/4 year old iPhone can't run iOS 8 and you definitely want to add it to your setup then yeah, I would recommend not upgrading at this point in time.

  • wkleem
    wkleem
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    Hi

    I have found out that it isn't sufficient to simply wipe your devices. The kill switch introduced in iOS7 is still active so the previous owner will have to deactivate his iCloud's Find My iPhone before disposing of the device.

  • littlebobbytables
    littlebobbytables
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    That is correct @wkleem and although on occasion it might seem inconvenient, the hinderance it causes to the casual thief means it should hopefully reduce mobile theft (or at least I believe that was the goal).

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