What Does iCloud Do?

iCloud will store your music, photos, documents, contacts, calendar events and more and automatically push them to all your devices over Wi-Fi or 3G.

iTunes Purchases

iCloud explained and how to set it upWhenever you purchase music, apps and books in iTunes it will automatically transfer the items to your other iOS devices and your computer. Which means you can buy a song from iTunes on your iPad, and it will show up on your iPhone without having to sync it. You can buy a book on your iPhone and leave a bookmark, then pick up reading the book where you left off on your iPad.

All of your previous purchases are available for download on your devices with iCloud.

If you have music that was not purchased through iTunes, Apple has iTunes Match for $24.99 a year. iTunes Match will let you store your entire music collection in iCloud without having to upload most of your music. The only songs that would require uploading are ones that are not in the iTunes store.

Photos

Photo Stream applies the same principal to your photos, if you take a picture on your iPhone it shows up on your iPad, iPod touch, computer or Apple TV. iCloud stores 1000 of your latest photos for 30 days. Photo stream works on both a Mac and PC. Mac users will need to upgrade to the latest version of iPhoto. Windows users need to install the iCloud Control Panel.

Mail, Contacts and Calendar

With iCloud you get a free me.com email account. iCloud will automatically push new email messages to all your devices from this email account. The me.com email account will also allow you to create folders that will show up on your iPad, iPhone, iPod touch and computer.

To set up an iCloud email account on your iOS device; go to Setting->Mail, Contacts, Calendars-> iCloud and follow the instructions.

Your calendar and contacts work with iCloud as well. Add a contact or calendar event and it shows up on your other devices without having to sync.

Bookmarks, Notes, Reminders

iCloud stores the web pages you’ve bookmarked, notes you’ve written, and reminders you’ve created. A note, reminder or bookmarked web page saved from one device will be there on your other devices with iCloud.

Documents

All three of Apple’s iWork apps support iCloud. Pages, Keynote and Numbers documents are saved to iCloud and will appear automatically on other iOS devices. They can also be accessed on a computer by visiting iCloud.com. You can drag and drop any iWork 09 or Microsoft Office document from your computer into one of the iWork apps on icloud.com, and it automatically appears on all your iOS devices.

Find My Friends and Find My iPhone

With the Find My Friends app you can share your location with friends and family members. You will need to send a request and have that person accept the request before locations are shared. Locations can be shared temporally and you can disable your friends from seeing your location with the flip of a switch. Parents can setup a password to restrict kids from disabling their location.

Find My iPhone, iPad, iPod touch and Mac are also a part of iCloud. You can view the location of your devices by visiting iCloud.com or from another iDevice. Which could be extremely valuable locating a lost device.

iCloud Backup

iCloud automatically backs up your iOS device when it’s connected to a power source. iCloud backs up your camera roll, devices settings, app data, home screen, and app organization, messages (iMessages, SMS and MMS) and ringtones. You can restore from a previous iCloud backup during the setup process after restoring your device in iTunes or after Erasing All Content an Settings from the iDevice.

Setting Up iCloud

To get started you need to have an iPad, iPhone or iPod touch with iOS 5 and have iCloud turned on. If you did not turn on iCloud after installing iOS 5, you can go to Settings-> iCloud and turn on iCloud for the things you want iCloud to push to your other devices.

After you turn on iCloud on your iOS device, you are ready to set up iCloud on your computer. Mac users will need to upgrade to OS X Lion 10.7.2. After the software is updated on your Mac there will be a iCloud icon in System Preferences under Internet & Wireless. There you can select the items you wish to use with iCloud.

iCloud explained and how to set it up

Windows users will need to download software and install the iCloud Control Panel. We have instruction for Windows users here.

Related posts:

Source http://ipadhelp.com/ipad-help/icloud-explained-and-how-to-set-it-up/



Image
Hide Newsstand without jailbreaking- Works on any iOS device
Monday, 08 October 2012
I can’t say I’m a fan of Newsstand. The thing just sits there empty and Apple provides no way to remove or hide it. With iOS 5 there was a trick that allowed users to put Newsstand in a folder, but Apple quickly removed the bug with a software update. Users with jailbroken devices have... Read more...
Image
Use an original iPod in a web browser
Saturday, 06 October 2012
A web designer with Inventika Solutions has created one of the coolest web apps I’ve seen. The web app is a replica of the original iPod, that works just like you would expect an iPod to work. It even has a few songs that plays audio. You can control the iPod in Safari, Chrome, Firefox or any... Read more...
Image
iPad mini event expected later this month
Friday, 05 October 2012
Although Apple goes to great lengths to keep future products secret, leaks almost always happen before the launch of a new iDevice. We typically see cases and parts from the new devices before they are actually unveiled and that is the case with the iPad mini. Even though the iPad mini has not been... Read more...
Remembering Steve Jobs One year after his passing
Friday, 05 October 2012
Today marks the one year anniversary of Steve Jobs death and Apple has put together a video tribute on their website. Visiting Apple.com takes you straight to a video that is almost two minutes long in remembrance of the companies co-founder. The emotional video showcases Jobs announcing some of... Read more...
Image
Delete photos from Photo Stream and iCloud
Sunday, 30 September 2012
One of my favorite features of iCloud is Photo Stream. The concept is simple, take a photo on one device and it shows up on all your iOS devices, computers and Apple TV. When photos are taken on devices with iCloud enabled, the photos are uploaded to iCloud, then pushed to your other devices. The... Read more...
Image
Tim Cook apologies for Maps and offers alternatives
Friday, 28 September 2012
In an open letter on Apple’s website, Apple’s CEO Tim Cook says they are sorry and promises to make Maps better. In addition, Cook offers alternatives by using 3rd party apps and using web apps. To our customers, At Apple, we strive to make world-class products that deliver the best... Read more...
Image
Apple Maps says it's sorry - Joy of Tech
Friday, 28 September 2012
The Joy of Tech has a funny take on the Apple maps saga with a cool Siri mic animation. On a serious note, Google is rumored to add Street View to the Google Maps web app within a couple of weeks. The missing Street View feature and lack of details and accuracy seem to be main complaints. After all... Read more...
Image
Limit an iPad to one app with Guided Access
Sunday, 23 September 2012
Apple does an exceptional job at making devices easier for people with disabilities. In addition to Accessibility features like VoiceOver and Zoom, Apple has now added Guided Access to the iPad with iOS 6. Guided Access limits an iPad to just one app, allowing young children or students with... Read more...
Image
iOS 6 Features List | iPad Help
Thursday, 20 September 2012
What’s included with the iOS 6 software update? Here is the long list of features included with iOS 6 and below is a chart that shows which features are compatible with your iOS device. Maps Apple designed vector based maps Turn-by-turn navigation with spoken directions on  iPhone 5,... Read more...
Image
iOS 6 will be available to the public on September 19
Tuesday, 18 September 2012
The official public release date for iOS 6 is tomorrow! The public release date was revealed at the iPhone event on September 12th. iOS 6 is compatible with iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, iPad 2, iPad 3 (the new iPad), and the fourth & fifth generation iPod touch. iOS 6 includes... Read more...
Image
Remove unwanted email address from iPhone or iPad with Autofill Eraser
Thursday, 06 September 2012
Have you ever entered an incorrect email address on your iPad or iPhone? The email address will show up when you compose new emails due to the auto-complete feature in the mail app. Unfortunately, Apple doesn’t provide an easy way to remove email addresses once they have been saved. Email... Read more...
Image
Apple wins big over Samsung in US patent trial
Saturday, 25 August 2012
The verdict in the Apple vs. Samsung trial is in and it is a major win for Apple. The jury came down heavily on the side of Apple, saying Samsung had willfully infringed four design and three utility patents. Apple was awarded $1.05 billion in damages and the jury also found that Apple did not... Read more...
Image
iPad is disabled after entering wrong password / passcode
Tuesday, 21 August 2012
Setting a password or passcode on your iPad is a great idea for security, but it can be a pain if you forget it. Don’t worry, even if you can’t remember your password you can reset it after restoring the device. You will get six attempts to enter the correct password, then you will get... Read more...
Image
What we know about the iPad mini
Wednesday, 15 August 2012
Apple is rumored to unveil a smaller iPad, along with a new iPhone on September 12th. The mini iPad will compete with the smaller tablets on the market like the Amazon Fire and Google’s Nexus 7. The iPad mini is expected to be very similar to the 9.7-inch iPad, but with the screen size scaled... Read more...
Image
AirPlay & apps that connect iPad, iPhone, Mac & Apple TV
Friday, 10 August 2012
Apple and third-party developers have created multiple ways to connect the screens in your house. Apple has solutions for the four most important screens you own and there are ways to connect just about all of them over your wireless network. AirPlay from an iPad or iPhone to Apple TV or a Mac... Read more...
Image
Fanhattan app adds new cable content and a WatchList
Wednesday, 01 August 2012
The popular movie and TV discovery app Fanhattan has been updated to include HBO, Cinemax, NBC and the CW. That brings the total to 14 different content providers within the one iOS app. 1. HBO 2. Hulu Plus 3. iTunes 4. Netflix 5. NBC 6. Cinema 7. Fandango 8. CW 9. PBC 10. ABC 11. ABC Family 12.... Read more...
Image
What is iPad / iPhone "Other" data & How to remove it?
Sunday, 29 July 2012
The “Other” category that you see while syncing your iPad, iPhone or iPod touch in iTunes contains data such as, system files, contacts information, settings, app data, album art, caches, etc. Normally the “Other” section takes up less than 1 GB of space, but at times it... Read more...
Image
Find Apple products registered to your account
Saturday, 28 July 2012
Finding the Apple devices you have perviously purchased can easily be done by signing going to the My Support Profile page. Any Apple device that has been registered to that account will be shown in the order it was registered. While you are here, I highly recommend checking the VoicePass boxes... Read more...
Image
Jailbreak iOS 5.1.1 on Mountain Lion OS X 10.8
Saturday, 28 July 2012
If you have upgraded to Apple’s latest operating system Mac OS X Mountain Lion and need to jailbreak an iPhone, iPad or iPod touch with iOS 5.1.1, you’re in luck. Absinthe 2.0 currently doesn’t work normally on Mountain Lion, but there is a easy way to make it function normally.... Read more...
Image
Google weather search is enhanced on mobile devices
Thursday, 19 July 2012
If you search for ‘weather’ on your iPhone or iPad you will notice a new weather widget for your current location. The interactive widget will let you scroll through a ten day forecast and view the temperature, wind and chance of precipitation. If you want to view the weather widget for... Read more...
iPad 3 Best iPad Yet?




Most Popular