It’s Not You – How To Know When Apple Services Are Down

It may be you, but now you know, right?

It may be you, but now you know, right?

Apple reported some system outages early Wednesday, with multiple services going down between 9:30 and 11:00 am. Game Center and FaceTime were also down for a shorter period of time around 9:30, an outage lasting till 9:45 or so. Here’s what that looks like:

Multiple Services – 9:28 AM – 10:57 AM – Some users were affected
Users may have been unable to make purchases from the App Store, iTunes Store, Mac App Store, or iBookstore. Users may also have been unable to access iTunes in the Cloud, iTunes Match, or restore purchases from an iCloud backup.

If you were trying to connect to the App, iTunes, or Mac App Stores during this time (or the iBookstore), you may have had trouble. You may have had trouble accessing iTunes in the Cloud, iTunes Match, or restoring purchases from an iCloud backup. It wasn’t you, luckily, but Apple.

Here’s how to find out in the future whether it’s you, or Apple, that’s not letting you use the services.

Next time you have trouble with any Apple services, head to this Apple Services, Stores, and iCloud Apple Support page and check–it might not be your internet connection, but an actual service outage.

You can see all the services that Apple tracks, including Apple ID, Game Center, FaceTime, and Siri. It also tracks app stores, like the iBookstore, Mac App Store, and iTunes Store, as well as iCloud services like Mail, iTunes in the Cloud, and iTunes Match.

All services are currently up, according to the same System Status page on which these notifications are posted.

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