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How To Set Up And Use Apple’s iCloud

By: Osinachi
Published: May 2, 2021

Apple iCloud is a cloud-based data storage service that lets to store documents, images, and music on private servers for download to iOS, macOS, or Windows devices, share and distribute the material to other users, and manage their Apple devices if they are lost or stolen.

Users may also back up their iOS devices directly to iCloud rather than relying on manual backups to a host Mac or Windows computer using iTunes.

Users may now instantaneously share photographs, music, and games by integrating their accounts using AirDrop wireless. It may also be accessed using a browser.

Apple iCloud Drive is a folder synchronization module that automatically syncs all of your files across all of your signed-in devices, including iOS devices, Macs, and Windows PCs, but not Androids.

Apple iCloud on iOS

Music, photographs, programs, documents, bookmarks, reminders, backups, notes, Apple Books, and contacts may all be stored on the device.

Users of iOS devices running iOS 5 or later may utilize iCloud to back up their settings and data.

Photos and videos in the Camera Roll, device settings, app data, and communications are all backed up.

When the device is secured and connected to Wi-Fi and a power source, daily backups are performed.

iCloud Email

Anyone who buys an Apple device receives a free iCloud account with 5GB of storage included.

If the storage is for everything related to iCloud, such as images, movies, and music, then 5GB will be insufficient.

It’s also pre-configured to function with common email services like Yahoo! MailAOL MailGmailOutlook, and iCloud It also allows for the transfer of files.

iCloud email may be set up to receive all of a user’s email accounts in one list, organize emails into folders, and add signatures to outgoing emails automatically.

It can also work with the Contacts list, Calendar, and other applications.

It’s simple to sync across all of your devices and push notifications to ensure that you’re constantly aware of new communications.

The spam filter in iCloud performs a decent job of identifying spam and preventing it from reaching your inbox. 

Apple also offers three paid storage plans with varying storage capacities. You may acquire 50GB of storage for $0.99 per month, 200GB for $2.99 per month, and 2TB for $9.99 per month.

learn more about iCloud storage plans.

If you opt to create an iCloud email address while creating an Apple ID for the first time, an iCloud email account will be generated along with your new Apple ID.

If you get an Apple ID and wish to add an iCloud email address, you may do so on a Mac computer by selecting the iCloud tab and clicking the box next to the Mail app.

The next step is to pick a name for your iCloud username, such as Osinachi@icloud.com.

Two-factor authentication, which requires both a password and a six-digit verification number to access your accounts, makes your devices more secure.

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Sign Up For iCloud

In the instructions below, I’ll teach you how to establish a new iCloud account in just a few simple steps.

  • To sign in to your phone, go to your settings app and select sign in.
  • Make a click on If you don’t have an Apple ID, you’ll need to create one.
  • Create an Apple ID by clicking the button.
  • Set your date of birth, first and last names, and then click Following to receive a free iCloud email account. The next step is optional; you may just click Next to confirm the email address.
  • Fill in the blanks with your password, re-enter it under verify, and then click next.
  • Choose a question and answer it; they are for security purposes only. Then click next.
  • If you agree to the terms and conditions, read them. Agree by clicking the button
  • Choose whether to merge or ignore current data on your phone.
  • Your iCloud account has been created successfully.
successfully set up an iCloud account on  iphone

Click here to learn more about iCloud.

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