Apple iCloud is a cloud-based file storage service that allows users to store data such as documents, photos, and music on private servers for download to iOS,macOS, or Windows devices, to share and send data to other users, and to manage their Apple devices if misplaced or stolen.
iCloud also gives users the access to back up iOS devices directly to iCloud, instead of being dependant on manual backups to a host Mac or Windows computer using iTunes.
Apple iCloud Drive is the folder syncing module that makes all your files automatically sync to all devices signed in to your account, including iOS devices, Macs, and Windows PCs, but not Androids.
users can store music, photos, applications, documents, bookmarks, reminders, backups, notes, Apple Books, and contacts.
iCloud allows users to back up the settings and data on iOS devices running iOS 5 or later.
Data backed up includes photos and videos in the Camera Roll, device settings, app data and messages.
Backups occur daily when the device is locked and connected to Wi-Fi and a power source.
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Anyone who purchases an Apple device automatically gets a free iCloud account with 5GB of storage.
the storage is for everything connected to iCloud including photos, videos, and music, then 5GB won’t go very far.
iCloud email can configure the software to receive all of a user’s email accounts in the one list, file emails into folders and to automatically attach signatures to outgoing emails.
it can also integrates with the Contacts list, Calendar, Maps and other apps.
it is easy to sync across all your devices, with push notifications so you’ll always be alerted when new messages arrive.
iCloud’s spam filter does a good job of detecting spam and making sure it doesn’t hit your inbox.
Apple also provides three paid plans with different amounts of storage. For $0.99/month, you can get 50GB of storage, $2.99/month will get you 200GB, and $9.99/month an amazing 2TB.
If you’re setting up an Apple ID for the first time, and you choose to create an iCloud email address, an iCloud email account will be created along with your new Apple ID.
If you already have an Apple ID and want to add an iCloud email address, you can do that on a Mac computer from the web accounts by ticking the box next to the Mail app after selecting the iCloud tab.
the last step is to choose the name you want to use as your icloud username e.g Osinachi@icloud.com.
iCloud provides users with two factor authentication makes your devices more secure by requiring both a password and a six-digit verification code to access your accounts.
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below i will show you how to create your new iCloud account in just simple and easy steps
- Click on your settings app
- choose sign in to your phone
- Click on Don’t have an Apple ID
- Click on Create Apple ID
- set your date of birth
- enter your first and last name, click next
- click on get a free iCloud email address
- the next step is optional you can just click next
- click on continue to confirm the email address
- enter your password in the blank space, re-enter the password under verify then click on next
- choose a question then answer it, these are for security reasons then click on next
- Read the terms and condition if you are ok with it click on Agree
- Choose if you’d like to Merge existing data on your phone, or ignore it.
- your iCloud has been successfully set up.
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