Ultimate guide to iCloud

  Rene Ritchie has written this guide for the imore.com website.  The subtitle is:

Everything you need to know about setting up, backing up, restoring, and updating your iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad, and managing your iTunes apps, books, music, TV shows, movies, Match, and Photo Stream in the cloud. 

I am particular interested in this article because MobileMe completely gives away to iCloud at the end of June.  That is MobileMe will be no more, only still noticeable, because the me.com address still resides within iCloud.  I am thus looking for material for not one, but two meetings on iCloud and the move from MobileMe to iCloud and other services that might take the place of features that are not being moved to iCloud.

I whole heartedly agree with the author who says: “Because the vast majority of iCloud services are free, and because they work automatically and transparently in the background to backup your data and give you access to your content, you should absolutely use it.

After a few more general statements like the one above the author links to the following material:

  • How to set up your new iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad with iCloud
  • How to create an Apple ID
  • How to set up a new iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad with iCloud (clean install)
  • How to restore your iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad from an iCloud backup
  • How to backup your iPhone with iCloud
  • How to manually trigger an iCloud backup
  • How to delete an iCloud backup
  • How to manually manage what gets backed up to iCloud
  • How to buy more iCloud storage
  • How to downgrade your iCloud storage
  • How to update your iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad software over the air (OTA)
  • How to remove an iCloud account from your iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad

That is followed up by a summary of  email, calendaring and contact services from iCloud, again, with links to provide more details that are:

  • How to set up iCloud Mail, Contacts, and Calendars
  • How to enable or disable individual iCloud services
  • How to access iCloud Mail, Contacts, and Calendars via the Web
  • How to access iCloud Mail, Contacts, and Calendars, and more via Windows PC
  • How to access iCloud Mail, Contacts, Calendars, and more via Mac
That is followed with How to set up and use iTunes in the Cloud.
  • How to set up iTunes in the Cloud automatic downloads
  • How to enable automatic iTunes in the Cloud downloads over 3G/4G on your iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad
  • How to enable automatic Newsstand issue downloads on your iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad
  • How to change the iTunes account associated with your iTunes in the Cloud device
  • How to de-authorize an iTunes in the Cloud device

Then How to subscribe to, setup and use iTunes Match ($24.99 annual)

  • iTunes Match limitations
  • How to subscribe to iTunes Match on Mac or Windows
  • How to set up iTunes Match on your iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad
  • How to enable iTunes Match downloads over 3G/4G
  • How to see all your iTunes Match music on your iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad

How to setup Document in the Cloud

  • How to enable Documents in the Cloud on your iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad
  • How to get documents into iCloud from your iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad
  • How to create a new iCloud document on your iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad
  • How to get documents into iCloud from your Mac or Windows PC

Then How to setup and use Find my iPhone

  • How to enable Find my iPhone
  • How to use Find my iPhone via the web
  • How to use Find my iPhone on your iOS device

How to set up and use Find my Friends

  • How to set up Find my Friends on your iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad
  • How to add friends to Find my Friends
  • How to add temporary friends to Find my Friends

Then finally How to get more help with iCloud by using the iCloud Forum on the web site.

See all the details at:  http://www.imore.com/2012/04/23/ultimate-guide-icloud/

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