Is that a bird? A plane? Oh, it’s a cloud. Wait, it’s an iCloud!
Are you a person not familiar with the technicalities of your gadgets? Do you often get confused in this highly advanced, fast-paced world where technological developments are reaching the sky? Well, not to worry, because this article will teach you about a mystical “thing” once and for all, i.e. iCloud.
Now, to understand what the use of iCloud is, first you have to come to terms with what it actually is. iCloud is an online service by the company, Apple, which is basically responsible for providing you with backup services, email accounts and online storage. It’s primary purpose is to allow you to transfer files from your phone to other devices such as Mac, iPhones and iPads or vice versa.
For example, if you type an email on your iPad and you wish to open it on your Mac, the simplest way to do is to save it on iCloud- which happens to sync all your emails between all your devices- on the condition that all are signed in on iCloud. By syncing events on calendars, and other files on iCloud, you can open them on any device which is signed in on iCloud. The bottom line is that iCloud acts as a syncing service between your computers and devices and performs backups for iOS devices.
In a nutshell, it makes your lives much easier, especially in this mayhem where inventions after inventions seem to be making our lives more complicated than ever.
Another essential thing is to learn how to set up iCloud on your device.
On your Mac: Choose Apple menu > System Preferences, click iCloud, enter your Apple ID and password, then turn on the features you want to use.
On your iOS device: Tap Settings > [your name] > iCloud (or Settings > iCloud), enter your Apple ID and password, then turn on the features you want to use.
This might sound alien to you at first, with it’s technical terms and jargons, but once you get the hang of this amazing service, you are bound to become an expert at it! Good luck with keeping up with your gadgets!