Apple has acknowledged widespread iCloud outages that are affecting several of its web based services, preventing many users from being able to access their data stored in iCloud.
According to Apple’s system status page, the company is aware of “slower than normal performance” with some of its services, not specifically mentioning what is causing the on going issues. The outages have been effecting users for hours now, with us here at The Apple Post (based in the UK) being made aware of the issues on Tuesday evening, and finding them still unfixed as we wake up on Wednesday morning.
The list of effected iCloud services (above) shows issues on services such as Back to My Mac, Documents in the Cloud, Find My Friends, Find My iPhone, and more. The outages mean some users who have purchased new devices are unable to set them up and restore from an iCloud back-up, while others, such as myself, are getting notifications from the Settings app to say Apple ID authentication is required.
Outages for web services aren’t an uncommon occurrence, but the length of time this particular outage is taking to fix, plus the number of services it has effected is frustrating to say the least.