Using iCloud for your iPhone is a quick and easy way to make sure your data, files, images, contacts, calendar, messages, call logs and more are all safe and backed-up. Not only that but iCloud can also keep your bookmarks and reading lists, apps, iBooks, iTunes and photos all up-to-date across all of your iOS devices.

Not only is this a useful back-up feature but it also gives you to access all of your content in one secure place and links all of your files, images and data from one iOS device to another. For example,  if you are working on a document on your Mac at home and want to later make changes while you’re out, you can make those edits from your iPhone. By utilizing iCloud your edits, changes and so forth will be kept.

This is an awesome tool to help keep you organized all in one place rather than dealing with duplicate copies or juggling versions across devices. iCloud brings it all together. With the ability to back-up iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch to iCloud you can easily access and backup all you need wherever you are.

Here’s how to sett up iCloud on your iPhone 5:

  1. Start At the Home Screen tap Settings Icon
  2. Tap iCloud
  3. Tap Account
  4. Choose an Apple ID and Password
  5. Choose your iCloud storage preference (5GB free or upgrade and pay an annual fee for more)
  6. Tap Done, returning you to iCloud settings
  7. Choose your iCloud Mail options
  8. Tap ON to sync each of your chosen functions
  9. Press Home to exit Settings

Here’s how to Backup your iPhone to iCloud:

New iPhone: For new iPhones this is simple. When installation of iOS5 is taking place you will be asked if you would like to backup to iTunes or iCloud – Choose iCloud

If you haven’t chosen iCloud in the initial setup process you need to do the following:

  1. Open Setting Apps
  2. Choose iCloud from the option list
  3. Scroll down the setting page of iCloud and click Storage and Backup
  4. Next Page, select iCloud Backup option for ON
  5. Now iCloud is activated and will save auto backups of docs, setting, images ect…

If you are concerned that backups aren’t being made you can check by going to the iCloud Backup option.  Instead of sliding the ‘On’ option scroll down,  under the option for ‘Back UP Now’ you will find info on the last time your iPhone was successfully backed up.

iCloud storage service from Apple offers 5GB of free storage to its users, which is generally enough for most users. However, if you need additional storage an upgrade is required along with an annual fee.

To find out more Visit Apple.

 

 

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