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iCloud Standard Guide

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iCloud Standard Guide

Overview of this book

iCloud is a cloud storage and cloud computing service from Apple Inc. iCloud is a hub in a multi-devices environment, that allows your iPads, iPhones, iPod Touches, and Macs sync with each other and always have the same content. The service allows users to store data, such as music files, on remote computer servers that can be downloaded to multiple devices such as iOS-based devices, and personal computers running OS X or Microsoft Windows. This practical guide provides easy, step-by-step guidance to using the numerous features offered by iCloud, for first time users You will be guided through everything that you need to know about using iCloud on multiple platforms, as well as how to use it on a Windows PC. Learn about what iCloud can offer you with this practical guide, and what makes it better than other cloud services. It will take you through all of the iCloud services available, and help you to manage your contents easily across devices. You will also learn how to use Mail, Contacts, Calendar, and other iCloud services on Mac, PC, iOS devices or in the web browser. This book will also let you explore more on using iPhone and iTunes with iCloud, sync all contents without any hassle, and even back them up with iCloud. If you want to take full advantage of iCloud, then this is the right book for you.
Table of Contents (17 chapters)
iCloud Standard Guide
About the Authors
About the Reviewers
Working with Mail, Contacts, and Calendar
Collaborate with iMessage, Notes, and Reminders

Using iCloud to back up or restore an iOS device

To back up an iOS device to iCloud, you can turn it ON directly from the device or you can enable it from the iTunes Store. iCloud automatically backs up your device when it's connected to any Wi-Fi connection, a power source, and when the screen is locked.

Turning ON iCloud Backup on iOS devices

To enable iCloud to back up an iOS device from the device, follow the given steps:

  1. Navigate to Settings | iCloud | Storage & Backup.

  2. To enable it, set the iCloud Backup toggle to the ON position.

  3. iOS asks for your confirmation to enable iCloud Backup for the device and it will no longer back up to your computer when you sync it with iTunes.

  4. Tap on Back Up Now to perform iCloud Backup manually.

Turning ON iCloud Backup from iTunes

If you connect your device to iTunes (via a USB cable or Wi-Fi), you can enable iCloud Backup from iTunes, as shown in the following screenshot:

  1. Connect your iOS device to your Mac or PC and launch iTunes.

  2. On iTunes 11, click...