Apple iCloud Mail, Photos, and more are again ‘slow or unavailable’

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For the second day in a row, Apple’s iCloud services have been hit by an outage that sees very many of them either running slowly, or not being available at all.

On Monday, Apple acknowledged that multiple iCloud services were running slowly, or not at all, but implemented fixes that appeared to return them to normal. On Tuesday, however, it admitted that very many were again affected.

All 14 current issues were originally acknowledged by Apple at 8:03 a.m. Eastern on January 11. Some 11 of them are listed as affecting “some users,” and potentially being “slow or unavailable.”

  • Find My
  • iCloud Calendar
  • iCloud Contacts
  • iCloud Drive
  • iCloud Keychain
  • iCloud Mail
  • iCloud Notes
  • iCloud Reminders
  • iCloud Web Apps (iCloud.com)
  • News
  • Photos

At the same time, 3 further services were described has having issues where “users may be experiencing a problem with this service.”

  • iCloud Backup
  • iCloud Bookmarks & Tabs
  • Screen Time
Apple's status board as at 10:30 a.m. Eastern on January 11, 2022

Apple had reported that all its previous issues had been resolved around 10:00 p.m. Eastern on Monday. However, the company’s current status board lists five issues from Monday which it now says were not resolved until 7.23 a.m. Eastern on Tuesday.

The five — Backup, Bookmarks & Tabs, Drive, Keychain, and Photos — are also listed has having been an issue from 5:54 a.m. Eastern on Monday. This means that despite Apple’s previous claim of resolving by the evening, all five took more than 24 hours to fix.

What’s more, all five are again part of the new iCloud outage reported today.



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