How to: Configure iCloud and take the best of it.

So iCloud has a little more than a year with us, it’s a system that allows to storage photos, documents, backups, mail accounts and some other stuff from our iDevice to a server. Some people may not be interested at all about this, but it has some pretty nice features, specially for the photos, cause you can have them anywhere and save some really nice space on your iDevice. Example, if you have 900 photos in your iDevice it will take 1.2 to 1.5 gb of memory but with iCloud those same photos with same quality will take just 300 MB; Magic? nope, with iCloud we get a preview of all our photos and the “full photo” only when we are about to use it. After the “installation” you will get another album in your photos app called “Photo Stream” once a photo is there you can erase the photos on “Camera Roll” and they will still be in iCloud but not on your iDevice, only the previews.

Let’s skip to the how to configure straight from our iDevice without a PC or Mac. I’ll use an iPod Touch 4G with iOS 6 for the demonstration so some stuff may look different on your iDevice.

1. – Tap on Settings.

2. – Tap on iCloud.

3. – Log in with your Apple ID (If you don’t have one we will show how on this Tutorial (Coming Soon). )

4. – Here, a pop-up will ask if you wanna erase the information on your iDevice or merge with the existing information, It’s all up to you but we recommend tapping on merge.

5. – Another pop-up will ask if you wanna enable the location services to “Find your iDevice”, we can see the location of our iDevice through http://www.icloud.com or with another iDevice with the app “Find My iPhone”.

6. – Enable the stuff that you want, we recommend enabling “Find my iDevice, Photo Stream, Contacts and Backups.

Optional Steps, Only If you want enable iCloud Backups)

7. – Tap on Storage & Backup, is at the end.

8. – Turn on Backups, tap on “ok”.

9. – Done!

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4 comments on “How to: Configure iCloud and take the best of it.

  1. Heya i’m for the first time here. I found this board and I find It really useful & it helped me out much. I hope to give something back and aid others like you helped me.

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