Back up, Sync & Transfer Content (iCloud)
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Back up, Sync & Transfer Content (iCloud)

Discover how to set up iCloud to back up, sync and backup or transfer contacts, photos, music, apps, calendars, and more.


INSTRUCTIONS & INFO

iCloud makes sure you always have the latest versions of your important information like documents, photos, notes, and contacts on whatever device you’re using. It lets you easily share photos, calendars, locations, and more with friends and family. It also helps you find your device if you lose it. Learn more from the Apple website: www.apple.com/icloud.


In this tutorial, you will learn how to:

• Set up and turn on iCloud
• Synchronize iCloud
• Enable automatic downloads of apps and media downloaded on other devices
• Access items you store in iCloud from your computer 


Turn on and set up iCloud

1. To turn on iCloud and select the features you want to use, from the home screen select the settings app Settings app.

Note: If you’re setting up a new iOS device, or to update to the latest version of iOS, from the Settings screen select General then select Software Update to see if there’s an update available.

2. Scroll to and select Passwords & Accounts, then select Add Account

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3. Select iCloud.

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4. Enter your Apple ID, then select Next. Enter your AppleID password, then select Next again. 

Note: Learn more about Apple ID. If you do not have an Apple ID select Don't have an Apple ID or forgot it?, then follow the prompts. 

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Synchronize iCloud


1. From the Passwords & Accounts screen, select iCloud then select iCloud again.

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2. Select the switch next to each item to turn iCloud synchronization on or off as desired. 

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Enable automatic downloads

To enable automatic downloads for your music, apps, and books, from the Settings screen scroll to and select iTunes & App Store. Select the switch next to each item to enable or disable automatic downloads as desired. 

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Access items you store in iCloud from your computer

Sign in to iCloud.com on your Mac or PC to access anything you store in the cloud, settings for your account, and more.

Note: Learn more from Apple websites: iCloud Setup and iCloud Support. Sign in to iCloud from a computer at icloud.com.

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