Minutes ago Apple has released a iOS 5 beta 3 for developers, along side which they have also released a iCloud Beta 4. This is only released for Mac users. So if you have Lion you might want to give iCloud beta 4 a test run. Apart from this releases, Apple has also released iTunes 10.5 beta 3 for Mac and Windows.
- As this is beta software, it is recommended that you do not use the iCloud services to store any critical data or information. If you enable iCloud Backup, automatic backup with iTunes when syncing will be disabled. We suggest you also manually back up your device with iTunes.
- In the iOS 5 beta, support for data protection in iCloud Backup is unavailable. Apps that have protected files will not have any of their data or metadata backed up as a result.
- After restoring, you may not be able to back up again because the device still thinks it’s restoring. To workaround this issue try syncing apps or media that are missing form iTunes or try deleting your iCloud account and adding it back.
- If you delete your backup, the feature will be disabled but settings may still indicate that it is enabled and you will have to toggle the BackUp to Cloud switch in Settings.
- For compatibility reasons, this version of the iOS 5 beta requires that all files be backed up again, instead of only those files that have changed since your last backup. This may cause a warning that your accountis over quota. In case the warning occurs, you can delete your oldest backup to free up space and then initiate a backup.
The catch here is that iCloud beta 4 is only for GSM variants of iPhone which means that its only for at&t and will not work on Verizon CDMA iPhones. Sorry guys but you will have to wait till the final release of iCloud expected in a few months.
Remember: If your on OS X Lion and using iCloud and update to Lion GM Seed release, you must install iCloud for OS X Lion beta 4 and continue to use iCloud. This way you will not need to re-install iPhotos to continue using Photo Stream.