Apple Services are down – Users unable to access iCloud, iMessage, App Store, more

Apple Services are down - Users unable to access iCloud, iMessage, App Store, more

Apple’s online services such as the App Store, iCloud, and others are seeing outages across the globe.

Reports of issues with Apple began to surface around 16.55 GMT, with hundreds of users signaling problems on the outage tracker site DownDetector.

The company has confirmed that some services are down through its Apple Status page.

We’re following the story live, so stay tuned and read all our latest updates below…

App Store, iCloud, and Music all look to be down for now, with our writer Axl Metz reporting that AirDrop isn’t working either for him.

Apple Services are down - Users unable to access iCloud, iMessage, App Store, more

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The App Store looks to be working for some, but not for many. Our US Editor-in-Chief Lance Ulanoff can’t access the store for example.

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ApplePay also looks to be down, so we recommend using a different method of payment if it’s available.

We just tried syncing Photos between an iPhone and a Mac, and it’s still hanging on the progress bar. So if you’re thinking of using an iCloud service, take a rain check for now.

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Apple has updated its Status page with lots of red, stating, “Users are experiencing a problem with this service. We are investigating and will update the status as more information becomes available.”

If you’re experiencing iCloud Mail issues, you won’t be alone, as some of us are also experiencing a ‘Checking for Mail’ message staying put.

Apple Maps down

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Apple Maps has gone red on the Status page, so if you’re planning on using it today for some traveling, look for an alternative, just in case.

iCloud.com down

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If you use iCloud.com, it may be loading very slow, or not at all. This is what we’ve been seeing for the last five minutes.

We’re hearing reports of iMessage being down in some places, with some having to use the green bubbles instead.

While Apple Status shows it as green, we’re keeping an eye out for now.

Apple Fitness Plus

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Apple Fitness Plus, its fitness subscription service, has changed to red on the status page – perhaps treat today as a rest/cheat day instead.

Spice Girls Apple Music

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Looks like Apple Music is slowly coming back, with our choice of song playing as expected.

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