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Earlier last month, we showed you how to set up an iCloud backup for your iPhone or iPad. However, if you are backing up multiple devices to iCloud and have the standard free 5 gb of iCloud storage, chances are that your iCloud is full or close to it. If this is the case, you may want to consider upgrading the storage on your iCloud account or backing up your devices through iTunes on your computer. Continue reading to find out how.
iCloud is a tool we can use for anything when it comes to securing files. It can backup your contacts for transferring to a new iPhone. It can save all of your camera roll and downloaded pictures and videos to access them from any iOS device and your Mac. It can also make sure that every iOS device you own has the same list of email accounts, calendars, reminders, safari bookmarks and history, notes, passbook, keychain passwords, and iWork documents. It is also what makes Find My iPhone work.
For families there are distinct advantages to having multiple Apple IDs. It allows you to share the things you want to share such as Apps, songs purchased from the iTunes Store, Movies, etc, while not sharing the things that you don’t—like contacts, calendars, reminders and notes. This approach is really for those who live in the same household and want to share some things between their devices.
What is this mysterious and scary 'iCloud' of which you speak? I thought you'd never ask. My goal with this article is to give you an overview of iCloud and hopefully shed some light on a few features you might not have been aware of. I realize I just ended that last sentence with a preposition. Forgive me, Grammar monsters!
So as I was saying, iCloud is a wonderful service that allows you to store your content and wirelessly sync it between all of your devices. For starters, you get 5GB of free storage for mail, documents, account information, settings, and app data. Need more? Just hit "Settings" on your device and you can sign up for more right there under "iCloud > Storage and Backup > Buy More Storage." 10GB will run you about $20/year at the time of this post.