Apple! Many services like iCloud and Photos are experiencing an outage


Apple! Services including iCloud and photos are a hit with an outage

  • Some of Apple’s services starting at noon on Wed
  • Currently several iCloud services, photos and find my friend are below
  • The outage began at around 1:30 pm ET, which affected Apple’s other features
  • It knocked out Apple Music, the App Store and iTunes – but they are working

Apple is currently experiencing disruptions or partial outages with many of its services.

The tech giant’s system status dashboard shows the outage in pictures, Find My Friend and eight iCloud services.

However, iCloud Backup is part of this group, meaning that users cannot backup their devices.

Earlier in the afternoon users were experiencing a ‘slow or unavailable’ service with Apple Music, the App Store, iMessage and iTunes – but the error was fixed within two hours.

The outage began around 1:30 pm ET, but there is still a lack of iCloud services and Apple has not told when they will be fixed or what was the reason that they failed.

Apple is currently experiencing disruptions or partial outages with many of its services.  System status dashboard of tech giant shows outage in pictures, Find My Friend and eight iCloud services

Apple is currently experiencing disruptions or partial outages with many of its services. System status dashboard of tech giant shows outage in pictures, Find My Friend and eight iCloud services

Cloud backups, iCloud bookmarks and tabs, iCloud calendars, iCloud contacts, iCloud Drive, iCloud Kitchen, iCloud Mail, iCloud Notes and iCloud storage upgradeers are shown a red triangle, symbolizing an outrage.

Apple Photo and Find My Friend are also below.

Many of these services, such as iCloud Notes and iCloud Calendar, are important tools for workers who use them to conduct daily tasks.

However, these are just the tip of the iceberg, as Apple said this morning that it, according to Slashgear, takes note of issues in other services around 8:26 am.

And it was the more favorable features that went down – App Store, Apple Books, Apple Music and Apple Music.

Earlier in the afternoon, users were experiencing a 'slow or unavailable' service with Apple Music, App Store, iMessage and iTunes - but the error was fixed within two hours

Earlier in the afternoon users were experiencing a ‘slow or unavailable’ service with Apple Music, the App Store, iMessage and iTunes – but the error was fixed within two hours

However, iCloud Backup is part of this group, meaning that users cannot backup their devices

However, iCloud Backup is part of this group, meaning that users cannot backup their devices

And the iTunes Store, Mac App Store and Apple Radio were also featured with the red triangle.

Apple’s status page states that these services were starting at 8:26 am and issues were resolved at 10:43 pm ET.

The page does not share any details about when the service will be restored.

This is the second incident of the week that Apple faced last week, as the tech giant released an update in January to fix three security vulnerabilities for its operating system iOS 14.4 that ‘actively exploited’ by hackers can be done’.

The tech giant released a statement on its Apple Support page showing that two bugs were identified in WebKit, the browser engine that powered Safari, and one in the core operating system.

Many of these services, such as iCloud Notes and iCloud Calendar, are important tools for workers who use them to conduct daily tasks

Many of these services, such as iCloud Notes and iCloud Calendar, are important tools for workers who use them to conduct daily tasks

The kernel flaw was described as a ‘race condition’ that could allow malicious applications to extend privileges, but the update fixes it with ‘improved locking’.

Weaknesses in WebKit have been fixed with better restrictions, but hackers can remotely access access devices without updates ‘for arbitrary code execution,’ Apple states.

Apple rarely declares issues with its systems that could be used by malicious actors in malicious activity, but tech giants are open to receiving reports from others that find protection of privacy vulnerabilities.

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