Apple to wipe iCloudKit data for Yosemite and iOS 8

According to AppleInsider, on Tuesday, July 8, the third version of iOS 8 beta should be released by Apple and the day before all the CloudKit data will be deleted.

Cupertino informed developers via email that all iCloud data connected to the current iOS 8 and Yosemite beta build will be wiped on July 7, and features affected include iCloud Photo Library, iCloud Drive and Mail Drop attachments.

Photos and videos stored on iOS 8 devices remain in place and will be sent to iCloud once the reset is performed.

iCloud Drive can be re-activated after the deletion. Attachments that were sent via Mail Drop lose their validity and need to be sent again.

Read the letter sent by Apple to developers below.

“Dear Developer,

We will be performing a server-side data wipe on all CloudKit public and private databases for iOS 8 beta and OS X Yosemite Developer Preview users on July 7, 2014. The following iCloud features will be affected: iCloud Drive, iCloud Photo Library, and Mail Drop.

Photos and videos stored in iCloud Photo Library will remain on their original iOS 8 devices and will upload to iCloud Photo Library again automatically. iCloud Drive can be re-enabled from Set up Assistant after upgrade. If you choose to store your documents in iCloud Drive, your Documents & Data will automatically be copied to iCloud Drive. iCloud Drive will not update across earlier seeds or operating systems. Attachments sent through Mail Drop will expire and need to be resent after you upgrade.

If you have any questions, visit the Apple Developer Forums.

Best regards,
Apple Developer Technical Support”