How To Perform The Initial iCloud Setup

The best feature of iOS 5.0 is arguably the introduction of the iCloud. You can use the iCloud to stream a large variety of things, such as applications, songs and photos. This streaming can take place between any iOS device and it isn’t particularly hard to accomplish. You don’t need to be a computer or tech geek; it is built in with many of the iOS applications. You can also protect your important data too as the iCloud can be utilised as back up for your files, media and settings.

How To Perform The Initial iCloud Setup

As I said, the initial iCloud setup is very simple and you can do it yourself by following these two steps:

What you’ll need

  • An iPad, iPhone or iPod Touch
  • The latest iOS (at least iOS 5.0)
  • Internet access
  • iTunes version 10.3

Initial iCloud setup

  1.  Assuming you have all of the above, the first thing you will need to do is log in with your apple ID and password. If you are updating your iPad or iPhone to iOS 5.0 then you will be prompted to enter your apple ID afterwards. If you are a new user then you’ll be prompted to do so as soon as you power on your device.
  2. At this point you will see the “Set Up iCloud” screen. Check that the On/Off switch at the bottom is set to the “On” position.
  3. Now all you need to do is follow through with the initial iCloud setup until the process has been completed.
Keep an eye out for more iCloud posts soon…
About Lee Munson

Lee's non-technical background allows him to write about internet security in a clear way that is understandable to both IT professionals and people just like you who need simple answers to your security questions.


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