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YI Home

YI Home

YI Technologies, Inc.

Connects you with family through real-time video and audio anytime and anywhere

4.6 Ratings 246K+ Reviews 1M+ Downloads

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Connects you with family through real-time video and audio anytime and anywhere
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  • Impressive clarity Feb 19, 2019

    By Kilaro34
    I’m very impressed by the quality of the video this camera has. We got the YI Dome camera as a gift mainly to use as a baby monitor. Impressed how super easy it is to setup. No instruction manual but I assumed the app would guide me. However other non-tech savvy people may have issues knowing how to get started. When I looked up the price to order another for the baby’s room I couldn’t believe how affordable this camera was. I paid $165 for a baby monitor and the quality of the video isn’t as clear or colorful as the YI Dome. Very happy with this product. I haven’t tried the night vision yet but noticed the intercom is pretty loud & clear. I noticed a lag in the video by a few seconds and same with the audio. However I’m just using this for the baby so I can watch him with our babysitter while I’m at work. This puts my mind at ease. I’m already ordering more cameras for the home as we have a new baby. I’ve been meaning to also get a new action camera & after seeing the easy setup & quality of the YI Dome, I look forward to trying the YI 4K Action Camera as well. Looks like I’m a new YI Fan.
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  • Feb 18, 2021

    By Thomas Lueb
    It works great when it works. We have 4 cameras and have the same issue with all 4. All 4 have a 125G micro card recording motion detections. After 20 or so gigs are used, it won't play back incidents. You bring up the timeline at the bottom of the screen, roll back to a time and it won't load and playback the video. It jumps back to present time. The micro card has to be reformatted, which erases all video and it works after that. You can watch recorded video until it does it again. PLEASE FIX.
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  • Peace of mind for low cost Jan 10, 2019

    By Drayface15
    I’m glad I have these. They have really Lear picture quality and are so easy to set up. The night vision is even really good. I like that I don’t have batteries to replace or recharge. The app has a good amount of setting features so you can customize the sensitivity, the microphone and speaker functions, set up times for the motion alerts to be on/off, etc. It also allows me to share my cameras so that other family members can view live footage and get alerts if you give permission. I wish the motion alerts were longer than 6 seconds. The motion alerts definitely work great (and sometimes are too sensitive, but that’s adjustable) as they pick up headlights in the street that shine in my front window, my pets entering a room, a squirrel on my deck, etc. We recently added micro SD cards to our cameras and that allows us to go back and review a timeframe where I want to see more than a 6 second clip. I have one camera facing out a window and it works great during the day. However, at night, the glare from inside decreases picture clarity significantly and makes the motion alerts sorta pointless since it detects all the movement inside the room instead of outside in the yard. It might be better to buy an outdoor camera if that’s what you plan to use it for.
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  • Feb 14, 2021

    By Stephanie M
    It's OK, but don't buy as a baby monitor. Everytime I switch from one app to another, it automatically mutes the live stream. Then when I turn the app back on, it takes forever to load. The only way I can hear the baby, all the time, is if I leave the app and my phone screen on. If I lock my phone or switch apps, the live stream will mute. Having to leave my screen on, to hear the baby, kills my battery. The warning alerts r good, but again, when I click a notification, it's muted! Annoying.
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  • Thank you Dec 23, 2018

    By Nurse in Ak
    My mother was terminally ill. I would worry so much while I was at work not knowing if she was safe or needed help. Also, most of her children and grandchildren lived in Alaska and, even though they visited as much as they could, there was no way to know when she would pass. We are very close and my mom was very much loved by all. When my friend at work heard of my situation she told my of your product. I received it super fast, was surprised I got 2 cameras, was blown away by the ease of setup and my nights away from home were no longer stressful. Then I realized I could share the link to the camera with the family in Alaska and suddenly we were connected. That in itself was so incredible but your company did not charge my family. We had 9 shared links which allowed over 20 people be involved in our mom’s daily life and even share in her last moments including her last breath. Your product and company is so wonderful and we will continue to spread the word of you! Thank you from all of us!
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  • New update is complete garbage - forced to buy cloud Sep 24, 2020

    By StaceUhMuhFace
    The new update to the App is super frustrating. I’ve never had a problem saving recordings to the SD card, and now when I try to play back it says “no videos for this day” and then 30 min later there is video for the entire day available. Or if I watch playback and try to rewind the video or fast forward it doesn’t respond and is stuck on the original “motion tracking” activity in the alerts and I can’t control rewind or fast forward. I just bought my second camera a few weeks ago and this new app upgrade makes me want to return it because it’s useless if I can’t even watch what is happening besides a 10 second clip. Before the upgrade, things were great, slightly glitchy app and my camera would freeze periodically and need to be unplugged. But now, not being able to watch back on the recordings is kind of a deal breaker and I refuse to be forced into paying for “cloud storage” when I have a SD card with plenty of storage. Ive had my 1st camera for over a year and never had to pay for cloud storage and relied solely on the SD card. This seems pretty sneaky to remove the SD storage option to try and force people into paying for cloud storage. Not cool. And after reading other reviews, seems I’m not the only one considering purchasing a different brand and returning my camera. Wrong move on Yi’s part. You just lost a ton of customers.
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  • Feb 16, 2021

    By darren gover
    Drops connection all the time , and now seems to have developed a fault whereby it doesn't allow me to go to alerts , it just constantly loads and loads and loads and loads !!!!!!!! Even going to the live feed and trying to get to it that way doesn't work . Truly exasperating . Your updates are ruining things , it never used to be like this . And to think I'm paying for this shoddy service .
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  • Feb 18, 2021

    By mike Hodge
    It used to be a great app until update on 2-16-21. Now the main screen shows a generic snap pic of a room. Not a pic of what the camera sees anymore. They also made it impossible to set a" activity zone " area for recording since there is no live pic to set your zone too like it used to have. Stupid updates that ruined all 6 cams I have . Useless.
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  • Feb 18, 2021

    By Tearley84
    The app is one big ad for their premium cloud service. You get 6 seconds to review your own security footage otherwise you have to scroll back in the time line. It's constantly pushing the pay service. I have to keep closing the app out to get a connection back to the camera. Probably gonna get a different system.
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  • Big Security problems Oct 20, 2018

    By ridogi
    I got these cameras because they could record locally to a micro SD card, supported WiFi, and are inexpensive. The app interface is pretty decent. The cloud storage is expensive, but not a concern as I will use the local storage. There is a free trial that expires but other services offer free cloud storage. The ability to rotate a camera 90 degrees in software to match physically rotating it would be ideal as I need a vertical view of one location so it shows up sideways until I view it full screen. The major red flag with this service is the 16 character maximum password length which means they are likely not hashing your password and are storing it in plain text. There is no 2 factor support. In addition they don’t connect to WiFi networks with special characters, and silently fail the setup leading you to believe they require firmware update. Changing the WiFi password lets setup continue normally once you realize what is happening. Lastly the wirecutter review says the local storage only stores six second clips with 3 minute gaps between them, but they record continuously from what I have seen.
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  • Impressive clarity Feb 19, 2019

    By Kilaro34
    I’m very impressed by the quality of the video this camera has. We got the YI Dome camera as a gift mainly to use as a baby monitor. Impressed how super easy it is to setup. No instruction manual but I assumed the app would guide me. However other non-tech savvy people may have issues knowing how to get started. When I looked up the price to order another for the baby’s room I couldn’t believe how affordable this camera was. I paid $165 for a baby monitor and the quality of the video isn’t as clear or colorful as the YI Dome. Very happy with this product. I haven’t tried the night vision yet but noticed the intercom is pretty loud & clear. I noticed a lag in the video by a few seconds and same with the audio. However I’m just using this for the baby so I can watch him with our babysitter while I’m at work. This puts my mind at ease. I’m already ordering more cameras for the home as we have a new baby. I’ve been meaning to also get a new action camera & after seeing the easy setup & quality of the YI Dome, I look forward to trying the YI 4K Action Camera as well. Looks like I’m a new YI Fan.
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  • Thank you Dec 23, 2018

    By Nurse in Ak
    My mother was terminally ill. I would worry so much while I was at work not knowing if she was safe or needed help. Also, most of her children and grandchildren lived in Alaska and, even though they visited as much as they could, there was no way to know when she would pass. We are very close and my mom was very much loved by all. When my friend at work heard of my situation she told my of your product. I received it super fast, was surprised I got 2 cameras, was blown away by the ease of setup and my nights away from home were no longer stressful. Then I realized I could share the link to the camera with the family in Alaska and suddenly we were connected. That in itself was so incredible but your company did not charge my family. We had 9 shared links which allowed over 20 people be involved in our mom’s daily life and even share in her last moments including her last breath. Your product and company is so wonderful and we will continue to spread the word of you! Thank you from all of us!
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  • EXCELLENT WIFI CAMERAS!!!! Jul 27, 2018

    By chaldin806
    I have tried several wifi cameras and I was OK with the ones I had purchased before from another brand... Until I came across the Yi cameras, placed the order for the 1080 Yi Cameras pack of 4... Opening experience was great...I was disappointed that mounting brackets didn't come with the cameras..had to order them for around $13 dollars... Connectivity and app use was flawless, over the last 3 days I haven't had a single issue with connection... I suggest to add in the description that certain micro sd card must be purchased or include it with the package (add the cost of the Micro sd card) if you don't use a high speed card max of 32g but I have tried 64g and it worked you will have issues retriving video!! YES the app is great let's you view recorded video on the camera (micro sd card) great video and two was communication hands free or intercom... The video lags 5-10 seconds from real time... Motion sensors alerts work great... Overall Great cameras!!!
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  • SUPER cams Jan 11, 2019

    By Kpop1
    I am amazed at the quality of the cameras, the various settings for the cams and the cloud service. I had issues with my internet, yet the backup memory cards were uploaded once I was back on line. Changing your internet password requires you to physically reset and then rescan each camera. I thought this was a big disadvantage, however I now realize it is actually better security. Only pain would be if installed cams required a ladder to reach them. NOT being able to delete the videos from the cloud is also a GREAT security feature. Haven’t tried the last update, but hopefully the ability to fast forward/pause the playback was or will be added. I realize that we all want everything for very little price. Not having this feature obviously did not affect my rating. These cams, the app, and customer service (especially Drew and Tim) are all outstanding. Thank you!
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  • So far, so good! Dec 7, 2018

    By fotogfred
    Just received a four-camera system (one day ahead of scheduled delivery by UPS) and had very few problems activating the first camera, with a 32mb card. Biggest difficulty was trying to download the Yi software and hook up to internet—which was not necessarily a fault of the manufacturers. The accompanying brochure (folder) could have been clearer in pointing out the various steps needed to get the system up and running—really couldn’t find most of the “settings” (adjustments and personal preferences) until got the camera and iPad keyboard software running, when I could manipulate sliders and push buttons right on my iPad. Perhaps the manufacturers could spend a few more development bucks to have a decent manual written and printed. (I just happen to know a writer/editor who could be approached about originating such a manual.). Can’t wait til I have the whole system up and running!
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  • Peace of mind for low cost Jan 10, 2019

    By Drayface15
    I’m glad I have these. They have really Lear picture quality and are so easy to set up. The night vision is even really good. I like that I don’t have batteries to replace or recharge. The app has a good amount of setting features so you can customize the sensitivity, the microphone and speaker functions, set up times for the motion alerts to be on/off, etc. It also allows me to share my cameras so that other family members can view live footage and get alerts if you give permission. I wish the motion alerts were longer than 6 seconds. The motion alerts definitely work great (and sometimes are too sensitive, but that’s adjustable) as they pick up headlights in the street that shine in my front window, my pets entering a room, a squirrel on my deck, etc. We recently added micro SD cards to our cameras and that allows us to go back and review a timeframe where I want to see more than a 6 second clip. I have one camera facing out a window and it works great during the day. However, at night, the glare from inside decreases picture clarity significantly and makes the motion alerts sorta pointless since it detects all the movement inside the room instead of outside in the yard. It might be better to buy an outdoor camera if that’s what you plan to use it for.
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  • Love the features so far Mar 4, 2018

    By tHe sR5
    So I don't do reviews... But over all I'm please with the quality of the camera and the night feature is great! And as far as the app for what I think it's main intention was for its great, I like how you can tap to make the camera center somewhere, the overall video quality us good most of the time. The sound is a bunch ehh... Needs a little work there.. Seems the sound like a to cut in and out a lot and especially if you exit the app and come back. Its sometimes unrecoverable without force closing and starting over. Not horrible but is a definite bug. The sound also cracks and fades out like a battery dying in a speaker when this happens. I'd like to ask a request and see if this could be possible. Would you be able to make the sound run in the background like other apps do for music. This would make this app even more amazing as I'm trying to open use the camera as a baby monitor. And always have my phone on me. It would be really great and very very useful! Thanks in advance! Liking the hardware so far! Definitely see potential in the app!!
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  • Feb 19, 2021

    By Anthony Wong
    Feb 10 update broke the app showing me a stock photo for all of my camera preview tiles and made adjusting the activity detection zone impossible. However, the Feb 18 update seems to have fixed this problem. Glad to see Yi taking our complaints seriously and getting their devs to come up with a fix quickly.
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  • Don’t know why it’s so slow lately Oct 16, 2019

    By Mksandin
    I’ve been using these cameras for more than a year and have loved them! But lately the app is sooo slow. I googled and found an answer that the slowness for notifications was because your internet is slow - so I thought - hmm maybe that’s causing the lag in the app as well. So I did a speed test and my internet speeds are great! But my app will be loading for several minutes and either it’ll just stop loading (and never complete) or sometimes after several minutes it will pull up my cameras. Then getting into one of the cameras to watch a video is the same thing... several minutes later I’m still waiting on it to load for a 10 second clip. So half the time I can’t even check in and the other half it takes so long it’s useless. Additionally, I tried removing the app and adding it back - after signing back into my profile I can’t get to ANY of my cameras. What is happening?? I loved these cameras. Please fix whatever is causing this.
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  • Feb 11, 2021

    By Genz Rangel
    Very affordable and awesome technology. Easy to setup, clear video, and affordable plans. I wish that they would enable 2 factor option for better account security. You could have the cameras in multiple locations under 1 account, which I really like. It is 2 way talk. Not having 2factor authentication is the only thing that is missing that's why I am giving it 4 star. The outdoor cameras has alarm system which goes off when there motions. Really good quality.
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  • Feb 18, 2021

    By Thomas Lueb
    It works great when it works. We have 4 cameras and have the same issue with all 4. All 4 have a 125G micro card recording motion detections. After 20 or so gigs are used, it won't play back incidents. You bring up the timeline at the bottom of the screen, roll back to a time and it won't load and playback the video. It jumps back to present time. The micro card has to be reformatted, which erases all video and it works after that. You can watch recorded video until it does it again. PLEASE FIX.
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  • Feb 14, 2021

    By Stephanie M
    It's OK, but don't buy as a baby monitor. Everytime I switch from one app to another, it automatically mutes the live stream. Then when I turn the app back on, it takes forever to load. The only way I can hear the baby, all the time, is if I leave the app and my phone screen on. If I lock my phone or switch apps, the live stream will mute. Having to leave my screen on, to hear the baby, kills my battery. The warning alerts r good, but again, when I click a notification, it's muted! Annoying.
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  • Feb 5, 2021

    By IWI Homage
    Give this cute little deactivate button image at the bottom everytime there is an "abnormal sound" but that button seems to be nothing more then an image because even when everything is set to home the abnormal sound alert everytime the snares hit in my music. And tapping the disarm button dose nothing. Not even attempt to pretend to do something.
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  • Feb 18, 2021

    By Michael
    I still haven't been able to download the camera so I can use it I tried everything I worked on it for hours still haven't been able to connect it the instructions are very hard! It's a good camera once you forgot how to download it took me a long time can I change my rating camera does work well instructions are questionable
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  • New update not good. Sep 23, 2020

    By LtColFury
    The app previously was good. To view the SD was right on the screen. The new update actually makes the camera look worse than it did. I suggest they roll back or improve the quality again. If I could go back I would without blinking. The cameras on the other hand all have a static sound in the audio and haven’t found a fix. As for the SD card people have mentioned. You can still view it. Open the camera you want to view and on the bottom right choose activity, below to the right of the video camera choose SD. (Cloud is next to it) But they changed it to a black line that is static to the middle on top of the color blue which used to be brown and difficult to see where you are when scrolling. The layout now is confusing and ugly but took time to figure it out. They need to go back to the old format, layout, and correct the camera quality, it’s grainy now. I’ll bump rating if corrected.
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  • Feb 16, 2021

    By darren gover
    Drops connection all the time , and now seems to have developed a fault whereby it doesn't allow me to go to alerts , it just constantly loads and loads and loads and loads !!!!!!!! Even going to the live feed and trying to get to it that way doesn't work . Truly exasperating . Your updates are ruining things , it never used to be like this . And to think I'm paying for this shoddy service .
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  • Feb 18, 2021

    By Tearley84
    The app is one big ad for their premium cloud service. You get 6 seconds to review your own security footage otherwise you have to scroll back in the time line. It's constantly pushing the pay service. I have to keep closing the app out to get a connection back to the camera. Probably gonna get a different system.
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  • Big Security problems Oct 20, 2018

    By ridogi
    I got these cameras because they could record locally to a micro SD card, supported WiFi, and are inexpensive. The app interface is pretty decent. The cloud storage is expensive, but not a concern as I will use the local storage. There is a free trial that expires but other services offer free cloud storage. The ability to rotate a camera 90 degrees in software to match physically rotating it would be ideal as I need a vertical view of one location so it shows up sideways until I view it full screen. The major red flag with this service is the 16 character maximum password length which means they are likely not hashing your password and are storing it in plain text. There is no 2 factor support. In addition they don’t connect to WiFi networks with special characters, and silently fail the setup leading you to believe they require firmware update. Changing the WiFi password lets setup continue normally once you realize what is happening. Lastly the wirecutter review says the local storage only stores six second clips with 3 minute gaps between them, but they record continuously from what I have seen.
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  • Feb 20, 2021

    By Bhavesh Mistry
    Used to be a sound app, since the latest update it's not reliable at all. Video keeps juddering even with a clear WiFi signel. When I want to view previous footage, it keep jumping back to the present time which is seriously frustrating!
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  • Cameras are nice. App needs work May 10, 2019

    By cabbit007
    This is a review about the app and not the camera. I like the camera but the app needs some work. First I will state the good parts. The app allows you to turn off the IR lights without turning off the IR cutoff filter. It has a 6 second cloud storage on activity detection. The camera loads pretty fast. You can add additional security via PIN number and it supports Touch ID. You can select activity area for motion detection. Now, the bad parts. The motion sensor on lowest setting is still pretty sensitive. The app only supports custom activity area for up to 2 cameras. My third camera doesn’t even have an option for activity area despite it being the same model as my other cameras. The notification icon will show old videos that are not deleted every now and then. It doesn’t support auto orientation. I can live with most of my negatives. However that first one of being restricted to just 2 cameras for activity area really renders my third camera obsolete as I get too many false positives to be useful.
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  • New update is complete garbage - forced to buy cloud Sep 24, 2020

    By StaceUhMuhFace
    The new update to the App is super frustrating. I’ve never had a problem saving recordings to the SD card, and now when I try to play back it says “no videos for this day” and then 30 min later there is video for the entire day available. Or if I watch playback and try to rewind the video or fast forward it doesn’t respond and is stuck on the original “motion tracking” activity in the alerts and I can’t control rewind or fast forward. I just bought my second camera a few weeks ago and this new app upgrade makes me want to return it because it’s useless if I can’t even watch what is happening besides a 10 second clip. Before the upgrade, things were great, slightly glitchy app and my camera would freeze periodically and need to be unplugged. But now, not being able to watch back on the recordings is kind of a deal breaker and I refuse to be forced into paying for “cloud storage” when I have a SD card with plenty of storage. Ive had my 1st camera for over a year and never had to pay for cloud storage and relied solely on the SD card. This seems pretty sneaky to remove the SD storage option to try and force people into paying for cloud storage. Not cool. And after reading other reviews, seems I’m not the only one considering purchasing a different brand and returning my camera. Wrong move on Yi’s part. You just lost a ton of customers.
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  • Feb 18, 2021

    By mike Hodge
    It used to be a great app until update on 2-16-21. Now the main screen shows a generic snap pic of a room. Not a pic of what the camera sees anymore. They also made it impossible to set a" activity zone " area for recording since there is no live pic to set your zone too like it used to have. Stupid updates that ruined all 6 cams I have . Useless.
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  • Feb 4, 2021

    By Kirk Moldstad
    Device is not optimized for old phone my Pixel 5 screen. Would get 5 stars if you support Notch phones. Now I get ads after paying for the 1 year cloud service. There is no way to get rid of them and I may cancel my subscription becuase of it, this is horrible... one year update. not paying for another year of anything. the app never got updated. still has lots of bugs with my phone. i constantly have to close and reopen the app. The cameras are cheep and are not HD quality in anyway
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  • Feb 10, 2021

    By Alasdair Stewart
    The app is very buggy. The last two nights of use it has 1 switched it's self off 2 turned off the motion setting. I have only had the camera and app for a week. The functionality of the camera and app is restricted solely to make you subscribe to a cloud service and pay monthly subscription. I wouldn't buy another Yi product.
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  • Cloud subscription do not work and YI fails to refund money Dec 27, 2018

    By RickyL12
    I purchased the outdoor camera and everything was fine after the free trial. I purchased the 3 month cloud service once and it worked fine. When my previous subscription expired, I purchased an extra 3 month cloud subscription but the app was not working properly. I was charged for a service didn't get, however Apple issued a refund. I attempted to purchase the cloud subscription one more time and the system failed again. I was charged one more time and didn't get any service. Contacted Apple again and they refused to issue a refund after showing them that I was charged. Contacted YI customer service and explained to them the issue. Showed them proof that I was charged for the subscription and they sent me a screenshoot that shows all of my purchase attempts and they showed as null or payment failed. My payment did not failed, they did. I was charged and both Apple and YI are failing to return my money for a service I paid for and didn't get.
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