How to fix the issue “Cannot connect to iCloud” in 2020?

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Finding error connecting to iCloud in Mac System? There are multiple reasons for the problem, iCloud connection error. In this article, we have discussed the fixing methods for cannot connect to iCloud in 2020.

Due to bad internet connectivity, you might find error connecting to iCloud, try to access any of the websites to ensure whether your Mac device connected to valid internet connectivity. In case, the internet is not an issue then you have to proceed with solving methods to solve the faced error connecting to iCloud. Let’s go through some the useful ways to know how to fix cannot connect to iCloud, problem. 

Methods to fix cannot connect to iCloud in 2020!

Insist you to follow the below-given methods in your Mac System one by one. We have provided necessary steps for each method, make sure you don’t skip any of the steps to avoid misleads while fixing the problem “cannot connect to iCloud” in 2020.

Check Apple System Status 

Sometimes you might find the Error connecting to iCloud due to “Down” Apple System Status. Apple keeps on updating new features in iCloud Apps to make it more innovative and user friendly. 

List of iCloud Apps, you might find error connecting to iCloud Apps due to Apple System Status Down.

  • iCloud Backup
  • iCloud Bookmarks & Tabs
  • iCloud Calendar
  • iCloud Contacts
  • iCloud Drive
  • iCloud Keychain
  • iCloud Mail
  • iCloud Notes
  • iCloud Reminders
  • iCloud Storage Upgrades
  • iCloud Web Apps

(Firstly check the Apple System Status before proceeding with other methods in your Mac System)

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Close Active Apps and restart your Mac system

Due to some minor faults in the Mac System, might find the problem cannot connect to iCloud. Insist you shut all the active apps in your Mac System and turn it off for few minutes. Turn it on and try to access iCloud Apps, seldom this method works to get rid of the error connecting to iCloud.

Insist you to make use of Shortcut keys “Cmd + Q” to close the active App and “Option + Tab” to turn OFF other active Apps. In case, if you find difficulty to close any of the Active Apps press Option + Cmd + Escape keys simultaneously and force quit the App in Mac System.

Sign out from iCloud and re-login in Mac 

In case, if you find the Apple System Status for iCloud Apps are active and still face the problem cannot connect to iCloud Kindly, proceed with fixing methods in your Mac System. 

  • Click on Apple icon in your Mac System
  • Now choose the option “System Preferences” 
  • Next step is to click on Apple ID
  • Kindly click on “Overview” option to proceed 

  • Click on Sign Out tab in your Mac System and shut down it.
  • Wait for a while and turn on your Mac System and login iCloud

Apple users perform this method in their Mac System because sometimes it fixes the error connecting to iCloud.

Set Appropriate Date & Time in Mac System

Apple users do find the problem cannot connect to iCloud due to mismatch in Date and Time settings in their Mac System. 

  • Firstly click on Apple Icon in your Mac System
  • Choose the option “System Preferences”
  • Click on Date and Time to adjust appropriate time and setting in your Mac System.
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Removing iCloud Configuration Files

Still facing the same problem cannot connect to iCloud even after performing all the above-given methods, insist you perform this method in your Mac System. You might be finding the error connecting to iCloud due to corrupted or missing library files.  

Note: Before proceeding with the method kindly, make sure for Backup. 

  • Launch Finder in your Mac System 
  • Click on Go menu and choose “Go to Folder” 
  • Now, input the path (~/Library/Application Support/iCloud/Accounts/)
  • Next step is to copy the listed files in a new folder. 
  • Once done, remove the files from library and reboot the Mac System

FAQ for cannot connect to iCloud

1 Why does my phone say cannot connect to iCloud?

You might be finding the problem cannot connect to iCloud due to mismatch in date and time in your iPhone device, invalid internet connectivity or some minor fault. Simply restart your iPhone device and check whether the error connecting to iCloud is fixed or not!

2 How do I fix error connecting to iCloud?

Perform the below-stated methods in your Mac System to fix the problem cannot connect to iCloud in 2020.

  1. Close Active Apps and restart your Mac system
  2. Sign out from iCloud and re-login in Mac 
  3. Set Appropriate Date & Time in Mac System
  4. Removing iCloud Configuration Files

3 What apps should be on iCloud?

You can find a long list of iCloud Apps in your Mac Systems. iClouds Apps: iCloud Calendar, iCloud Contacts, iCloud Drive, iCloud Mail, iCloud Notes, iCloud Reminders, iCloud Storage Upgrades, iCloud Web Apps.

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4 Why can’t I log into iCloud?

Sometimes due to Apple System Status “Down” finds you the problem cannot connect to iCloud. Visit the official Apple Portal and find the status of the iCloud Apps. 

5 How to change icloud settings on mac?

Follow the given steps in your Mac System to change the iCloud settings

  1. Click on Apple Icon 
  2. Choose the option “System Preferences” 
  3. Now click on Apple ID and find iCloud at the sidebar
  4. Click on it to make changes in iCloud Settings

Conclusion

Performing the stated methods in your Mac System you fix the problem cannot connect to iCloud in 2020. In case, if you have any doubt or query kindly, note it in the given comment section. Our dedicated team will look into it!

Kuldeep Sathwara
Kuldeep Sathwarahttps://ifonegyaan.com/
Kuldeep is an iOS lover loves to write about the iphones ,iPad, Mac Updates, issues , Fixes and More.

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