When the word iCloud firstly come in front of people, at that time they were very confused about the services that iCloud was going to provide. Many of them considered it as an online storage space type of thing. Later they come to know that it is more like a push sync service. Apple iCloud service is share your stored data on your different devices automatically. You just have to add the devices on iCloud and then you are ready to access that data from any of your device. These devices can be your iPhone, iPad, iPod touch and PC etc. All this is done wirelessly, which mean that you don’t have to connect any of your devices with each other. Once data is uploaded on iCloud, it is right away downloaded on all your devices as well. Just because of the push services of iCloud.
This service is not enjoyed by everyone; only those who are using iOS 5 installed in devices can enjoy this benefit. Iphone 4S devices that are being manufactured by Apple comes with iOS 5. Which mean once the device is out from the box, it’s ready to be used with iCloud. When you start using iCloud at that time Apple gives you 5GB storage space. This 5GB storage space is free of cost. You can store your music, images, TV shows, applications and news etc in it very easily. And it can go on for long. But if you run out of space then Apple provides you a benefit of purchasing extra space by paying to Apple. Beside many other benefits one is the secure storage. Which mean the data that you store on iCloud is secure. All your personal information can be accessed by you only. With this all the things are updated automatically. You don’t have to think about the updates of your contacts, calendar or emails. This all is done by iCloud automatically.
How to setup iCloud
Now once you have an idea about iCloud then the next thing is how to setup iCloud. To setup iCloud make it sure that your device is running in iOS 5. If it is not on iOS 5 then you have to update it by connecting it to your PC and following the instructions of iTunes 10.5. When you are done with the updates then the setup menu will appear on your device screen. This menu allows you to activate your iCloud and change the setting of your iCloud according to your requirements. For the purpose of customization of different applications provided by Apple iCloud you can use on/off switches. By doing this, services of your choice will be activated and rest will be deactivated. ICloud also provides a service of backup, cloud backup mean a copy of all your data will remain in secure hands of Apple. And if you lose your any data then that you can get back that data through Apple backup service.
Services offered by iCloud
There is a long list of services that are provided by Apple iCloud. These services include iTunes, Photo Stream, Documents, Books, Calendar, Mail and Friends etc. If you are using iTunes in the iCloud then all your purchased music on the cloud would be available to you on each of your device. If you purchase any new device then the previously purchased music would be pushed on your new device automatically. If you are using Photo Stream on iCloud, then your clicked image on one device would be available to your within a sec on all others as well. You don’t have to send or share it on your own. ICloud will do this all on behalf of you every time when you click anything, and like this you can manage your photo library form any device of your choice. All your documents and mails are always available to you. Just pick any of your Apple devices and you can handle and access them easily.