Developers running OS X 10.10 Yosemite received an email from Apple on Tuesday, reminding them to perform regular backups of the contents of their iCloud Drive folder since “ongoing development and maintanence” means users’ files may not always be accessible.
The iOS-connected iCloud Drive provides users with a dedicated space for all their iCloud-saved documents. It’s available from inside Finder in OS X Yosemite, however, as AppleInsider notes, the prerelease version of iCloud Drive should be used with care.
Apple indeed explains in a recent email that “it is important” for developers to “perform regular backups” of the contents of their iCloud Drive folder, due to Cupertino’s sustained work on the feature. While users’ files aren’t under threat, Apple notes that developers “may experience periods of time when these services are offline.”
First introduced during WWDC, iCloud Drive will be available for OS X, Windows, and even iOS later this year (as of iOS 8). At present, registered developers can access the service on iOS using a prerelease version of the software.
Both OS X 10.10 Yosemite and iOS 8 are expected to reach the general public later this year. We’ll keep you updated with further information as we receive it.
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