Apple’s new iCloud service has the potential to be really cool. If you’ve been wondering how to use iCloud and what type of cool things it may be useful for you’re in for a treat. With Apple’s new iCloud service you can store music, photos, documents, and all kinds of data wirelessly, in ‘the cloud’, or more accurately, in the iCloud. Seamlessly push your data to all your devices automatically and effortlessly.
With iCloud, you can automatically download new music purchases to all your devices the moment you tap ‘Buy’ in iTunes. Guess what else? You can also access your past music and TV show purchases from any of your devices. And you can do it wirelessly and without sync. You don’t have to save your work or transfer your files because your data — with all your most recent updates — automatically appears on all your devices.
Stay Up-Do-Date With Everything
Use iCloud to store everything you can’t live without like your calendars, email, and contacts. Keep your data up to date seamlessly across all your devices. Let’s pretend that you add a calendar event, delete an email, or otherwise change some settings. iCloud will make those changes everywhere, on every device. It will do the same thing with your notes, reminders, and Safari bookmarks.
iCloud automatically downloads new app purchases to all your devices simultaneously. That way the app you need is always where you need it, when you need it. If you don’t see an app, son, show, or something else that you downloaded in the past don’t worry. With the iCloud, you can easily download these items from your purchase history at no additional charge.
When it’s connected to a power source, iCloud backs up your iOS device daily over Wi-Fi. Everything is backed up quickly and efficiently—from your device settings and ringtones to your Camera Roll and messages. Since iCloud is built into iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch, you can easily restore all of your personal data to a new iOS device or one you already own without using any wires.
What if you lose one of your Apple devices? After searching in all of the typical places hasn’t located your missing iOS device, Find My iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac can help. All you have to do is log in at www.iCloud.com or use the Find My iPhone application on a different device to find your lost device on a map, display a message on its screen, set a passcode lock remotely, or even initiate a remote wipe to delete your data.
Apple’s iCloud is available to iPhone and iPad users who are running the latest version of iOS, version 4.3.
If you download an app for your iPad, you can download it to your iPhone from iCloud without having to sync to your computer. Same thing with music.
The iCloud, Apple Inc.’s long-awaited cloud-based storage service for mobile devices and Macintosh computers, is allowing all MobileMe users to transition their accounts to iCloud.