Cloud Storage is one of the fastest-growing tech trends. Cloud Storage uses Cloud Storage Technology and gives you password-protected access to remote (online) storage space.
It lets you upload files to this storage space as a backup copy from a hard disk.
Apple is a pro with hardware and software devices. As you know, initially, it stumbled with cloud storage, social media, and photo management.
Anyway, Apple Inc. unveiled iCloud, a cloud computing and cloud storage device on October 12, 2011. iCloud works effortlessly with your Apple devices (iPhone, iPod, IPad, etc.) connected to the internet.
For instance, you can upload photos from your iPhone, access it from MacBook, or upload songs from MacBook and access it using your iPod.
Going through this article, one will come to know about using iCloud.
What is ICloud?
iCloud is Apple’s proprietary cloud-based services. It covers areas like email, contact, calendar syncing, storage of music in the Cloud, and tracking lost devices location.
MobileMe was iCloud’s, long-standing predecessor. Apple revamped MobileMe and merged the features into the new iCloud.
iCloud replaces MobileMe and incorporated improved features like flexibility and free service for up to 5 MB Storage devices.
iCloud enables users to store data such as document, music, photos, on cloud servers for download to macOS, iOS, and Windows devices.
It is not only space and resource-saving, but it also lets you access information from an internet-connected gadget.
What does iCloud Do?
iCloud lets you store information on cloud servers and then access this information from iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, MAC, etc.
Contact Syncing: If you give instruction, ICloud sync Contacts across your iOS and macOS devices. Thus you need to maintain just one list of contacts. Whatever changes you make on the iPhone will get reflected Contacts on Mac and other devices.
Create Notes: Though you can save your notes locally, syncing them across devices is relatively easy. It is how we prepare Notes for podcasts. You can type into Notes on Mac and then read them off with an iPhone’s help.
How to use iCloud storage on your iPhone and iPad?
Follow the step-by-step instructions to use iCloud storage on your iPhone or iPad.
Head on to the Settings icon on your Apple Smartphone Screen > Tap on your Apple ID. You will find it on the top of the menu containing your name and image, if
- If you aren’t signed in, you can tap Sign in to your device. Enter your Apple ID and password, and then click on Sign in.
- If you have an older version of iOS, you may not need to do this step.
Tap iCloud, which is the second section of the menu.
Then select the types of data you wish to store on iCloud. You can do so by sliding the buttons next to the app listed under “Apps Using iCloud.”
Tap Photos. It is near the top of the “Apps using the iCloud” section.
Turn on iCloud Photo Library to upload or store your camera roll to iCloud. As the Photo Library gets enabled, your video and photo library will be accessible from mobile or desktop platforms.
Turn on My Photo Stream to upload new photos to iCloud whenever you get connected to Wifi.
You can turn on iCloud Photo Sharing to create photo albums that friends can access a cloud or Apple device.
Tap iCloud. You will find this button on the upper-left corner of your screen.
Next, scroll down and tap on the “Keychain” button. It is near the bottom of the “Apps Using iCloud” screen.
Turn on the “iCloud Keychain” button. It will turn green. Now, stored password and payment information will be available on the device you logged into with your Apple ID.
- Apple does not have access to this encrypted information.
- Tap on the iCloud button. Scroll down and tap on “Find My iPhone.”
- Next, slide the “Find my iPhone” button to the right. You will locate your device by signing into iCloud on a mobile or desktop platform and clicking on the “Find my iPhone” option.
- Next, tap on iCloud.
- You can scroll down and tap on the “iCloud Backup“
- Turn on the “iCloud Backup” button.
- Next, turn on the “iCloud Drive” button. You will be able to access and store data on iCloud Drive.