I just upgraded to iOS 7 and now my iPhone keeps telling me that I have to accept the Terms & Conditions to be able to (re)connect to my iCloud account…
…but how can I do that when the iCloud setting on my iPhone keeps on being greyed out, so nothing happens when I click on it ?
Note : I can access iCloud from my Mac running OSX 10.8 Mountain Lion and though my browser without a problem, but I don’t see any option to (re)accept the new iCloud Terms & Conditions from there either…
What can I do ?
This is a strange bug that sometimes appears during the iOS 7 upgrade…
The solutions is rather simple, but not really obvious… :
on your iPhone (in iOS 7), open the “Find My Friends”-app and login using your Apple ID (= your iCloud ID) ; during the login you will be asked to accept the new iCloud Terms & Conditions, and if you do just that, iCloud-services will be ‘auto-magically’ be restored allover iOS 7…
For those of you who need a little more guidance on how to do this :
1- on your iPhone, open the Settings app, and go to “General”, then click on the triangular arrow behind “Restrictions On” and type your Restrictions-password (if you have “Restrictions Off” you can skip the next step)
2- in the Restrictions settings, scroll down to “ALLOW CHANGES:” and make sure that “Accounts” is set to changes being allowed
3- then press the Home-button (the button below the screen on the front) once to exit the Settings app and go back to the main screen
4- then put your finger on the middle of the screen (inbetween the icons) and swipe down, so the Search field and keyboard will appear
5- in the Search field, type “Find Friends”, and click on the app icon to open it when it appears in the search result list
6- on the Find My Friends app, type your Apple ID and your password and click on Sign In
7- now you will first get the new iCloud Terms & Conditions, accept those
8- when done, click on the Home-button again (once), and return to the Settings app to switch the Accounts preference inside Restrictions back to ‘changes not allowed’
…that’s it !
What if the find my friends app is already logged on and doesn’t offer the option to log in or out. I have no way to trigger the terms and conditions window.
In using 9.2.1
Please help. It drives me crazy…
Thanks for the feedback !
As I can’t recreate your problem here, I only have a solution based on an ‘educated guess’ :
– on your Mac (or PC) go online to http://www.icloud.com
– login using your iCloud ID (your Apple ID) and password
– on the next page, click on the “Find My Friends” icon
– on the page that opens, click on “Me” in the bottom left corner
– in the popup-window that opens, uncheck the checkmark at “Share My Location” and click “Done”
– then exit iCloud.com
– now restart your iPhone
– then redo the procedure as pointed out in the original post
…now you should be okay (I guess)
hope this helps !
Good Luck !
Thanks! It works!!!
Thanks for the feedback !