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[FIX] iCloud not working correctly problem in OS X 10.11 El Capitan

El Capitan iCloud problem

iСloud login problem in El Capitan? Many users have been in trouble with iCloud after upgrading to OS X 10.11. How to fix if iCloud does not work correctly in El Capitan?

My case was Logging in problem. I faced the problem whenever I attempted to login to my iCloud account through System Preferences or AppStore. It was fucking funny since it went through if I do it in Safari and iTunes.

Of course, when I provide a wrong password, the error says “Password or Apple ID is incorrect”. Weirdly, it says “This action could not be completed. Try again.” when I enter the absolutely right iCloud password.

Another common error should be “this mac can’t connect to iCloud because of a problem with “iCould id”, open iCloud preferences to fix the problem”. Your cases might be different. Whatever the problems are, follow our trick to get rid of trouble.

Fix iCloud problems in Mac OS X 10.11 El Capitan

  • Open finder, select ‘Go’ at the top menu, then choose ‘Go To Folder’

Fix iCloud in Capitan

  • Copy and paste the following line into Go to Folder window
/Users/YOUR-HOME/Library/Application Support/iCloud/Accounts
  • Delete all available files in Accounts folder

Fix completely iCould login problem in Capitan

Restart your Mac to see the result.

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Ion Iacob
6 years ago

Thanks for sharing

Christophe N Melissa Mahe
Christophe N Melissa Mahe
6 years ago

Nope neither solutions worked.

globalstd
5 years ago

After weeks searching a solution finally i found it in another forum (i already forgot where) but i just went to Finder, Go, (Press Alt) Library, and drag the “Keychains” folder to desktop (to backup all the files, just in case) and then restart my computer. After that, i just went to preferences and type the password for iCloud and my keychain under iCloud options.

And yes, it’s it. Worked for me, i hope can help you.

Ⓒhristian Ⓢauer
Ⓒhristian Ⓢauer
5 years ago
Reply to  globalstd

Thank you. The problem started after iCloud forced me to change my password. This solution was the only one that made it go away.

Joe Reeser
5 years ago
Reply to  globalstd

Worked for me. Thanks!

MindyandEric Upton
MindyandEric Upton
5 years ago
Reply to  globalstd

This fixed the iCloud problem for me. But now my Keychains don’t work. How can I restore those?

Jack
Jack
5 years ago
Reply to  globalstd

WOW, THIS WORKED!! I’d tried everything else on here. Thank you SO much!

Marek
Marek
5 years ago

In My case only way to make it work was:
in terminal
sudo mkdir /Users/shared

sudo chmod 777 /Users/shared
after i created this folder all things seams to be as should be

Jerry Jaz
5 years ago
Reply to  Marek

This worked for me. Also cured a warning when each time I opened iTunes that I did not have permission for an operation. Thank you for sharing.

Sinisa Slavkovski 
Sinisa Slavkovski 
5 years ago
Reply to  Marek

worked for me, and solved iTunes permissions problem, thanks.

Ally
Ally
4 years ago
Reply to  Marek

This worked perfectly. Thank you!

Connie Franco
Connie Franco
4 years ago
Reply to  Marek

I had been trying so many things and nothing was working, this issue was really frustrating and on the verge of wiping my computer. I tried the terminal commands you recommend and voila, worked!!! Thank you so much for sharing!!!

Christopher Kerins
Christopher Kerins
5 years ago

Tried this and it didn’t work at all.

Dennis Aarony
Dennis Aarony
5 years ago

I wonder if this problem is related to the Keychain and iCloud. I don’t wish to have an distributed Keychain, so I did not enable iCloud Keychain. How about you? Do you use iCloud keychain AND have this issue?

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