Apple has a service-based storage in the cloud called iCloud, which you can use to store and sync photos, documents, movies, music, and much more. You can find all the content from the iCloud on any of your Apple devices using the same Apple ID, you just download applications and games to watching TV programs and movies. Here’s everything you need to know about iCloud on the iPhone, iPad and Mac.
How it Works Icloud: Set Up, Sync, Backup, and Restore
The first thing you need to do before using the iCloud is to set it up. This involves choosing which data you want to sync and what you want to do backup. You will also need to decide if you need to, or not to buy more storage space on iCloud, which also will help you.
If you already use iCloud on an Apple device and need to know how to put all your stuff in a new device, this is the guide for you. We’ll walk you in setting up a device as new, restoring from a backup and much more. You will feel confident in having full control over the data from iCloud, as they are stored and what you need to do to get them back.
How to Use iCloud Photo Library?
The iCloud Photo Library is available to any person that run the iOS 8.3 or later. The iCloud Photo Library keeps your entire library of photos and videos in sync between iPhones, iPads, and Macs that you own. This is done through the applications that Photos for iOS and Photos to Mac. Create an album on your iPhone, it is instantly synchronized with your Mac and vice-versa. The iCloud Photo Library can also help you free up huge amounts of storage space on your iPhone or iPad to stream photos and videos, instead of downloading them physically. A great tool for those who want the best of both worlds.
How to Use Icloud on Sharing Photos and the Photo Stream
The iCloud Photo Sharing and My Photo Stream are parts of the Photos app on the iPhone, iPad and Mac also. ICloud Photo Sharing lets you create shared photo albums that friends and family members may view, add, comment, and enjoy. It is a great way to share photos with just a small group of people, without the need for the social network.
My Photo Stream can automatically store your last 30 days of photos, or more recent, whichever is greater. They are available on any device that supports Photo Stream. Does not store videos, as iCloud Photo Library, but may be enough for some people.
How to Use Find My IPHONE?
Find My iPhone lets you locate any iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, or Mac that is gone. You can not only send an alert with a message to a device that can’t find, as you can also remotely erase data from it, if the worst happens. The best part is that, if you have Find My iPhone turned on, the potential thieves can’t disable it without the password for iCloud. We strongly recommend that you take advantage and learn all you can about how this free service can help protect their devices and their personal data.
How to use the Share a Family Icloud?
Sharing Family sharing allows you to share purchases from iTunes and the App Store with other members of your family. Better yet, parents can take advantage of the feature “Ask to buy”, which requires young children to request purchases. You will receive a notification and can approve or reject a request to remotely. Family Sharing also adds tracking capabilities convenient that are useful for the kids in the house. When they are old enough to be on your own plan, you can deliver your Apple ID to them to manage on their own.
How to Use Itunes in the Cloud?
ITunes in the Cloud lets you access, stream and download the content again that you bought from iTunes. This includes items from the App Store, iTunes Store and iBookstore. If you have an Apple TV in your home, you can access all your movies, TV shows, music, and much more, just by signing in. They will be available instantly for streaming. In addition, if you have Sharing family enabled, you can also transfer the purchases belonging to another person in your group Share.
How to Use the Music Library from Icloud?
iCloud Music Library lets you compare your entire library with the catalog of songs from iTunes: If you find the same music, it allows you to stream or download from iTunes to any one of the devices from Apple immediately or as long as you become a subscriber. If you do not find the same song, it loads your version and allows you to play the same way. As your music is always available on the servers of Apple, it works as a backup, ensuring you don’t miss your collection, even if you lose the device.
How to Use Icloud Drive, and the Application Files?
The iCloud Drive is the online storage service of Apple to documents. It is a central repository that applications for Mac and iOS can access and store. Create a document in Pages on your iPad, save it and access it later on your Mac. Most of the apps from the App Store also provides support for iCloud Drive, which means that, regardless of which applications you choose to use, your files will be always at your disposal, regardless of the Apple device in which you are working. Since the iOS 11, Apple has updated the iCloud Drive on iPhone and iPad with the application Files, that works in a manner very similar to iCloud Drive before the update.
How to Use iCloud Keychain?
The iCloud Keychain attempts to bring the organization to the management of passwords. If you save a password in Safari on your Mac for later use, the iCloud Keychain can sync the same convenience to Safari on your iPhone or iPad. The iCloud Keychain can also store credit cards, addresses and other personal details to facilitate the filling in of forms when necessary. You need to generate a strong password for a new account? The iCloud Keychain can also do this!
How to Use Icloud on the iPhone or iPad?
Update your device to the latest version of iOS. Go to the Settings and start a session on the device using your Apple ID. Automatically iCloud starts to work. Go to the Settings, tap [your name], and then select iCloud. Now just configure the resources described above, by activating the iCloud on your iPhone or iPad.
How to Access Icloud on PC?
You can access iCloud through the web site or download the program to your computer. Double-click the installation file and after the process, restart the computer. Open the iCloud when the computer restarts and configure your account by entering the Apple ID to start your session and choosing the features and content you want to keep updated on the device.
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