- How New iPad Users Can Really Benefit from iCloud
- Setting Up iCloud to Work with Your New iPad
- Separately Turn On iCloud Functionality for the iWork Apps
- Set Up iClouds Photo Stream Feature to Work with Your New iPad
- Use iCloud Backup to Maintain a Remote Backup of Your Tablets Contents
- Access All Of Your iTunes, App Store, iBookstore and Newsstand Purchases Through iCloud
- Information and Content Is Available When and Where Its Needed
Setting Up iCloud to Work with Your New iPad
To begin utilizing iCloud with your new iPad, begin by setting up a free iCloud account. This can be done as you activate your new iPad, by visiting http://www.iCloud.com, or from your Mac (by launching System Preferences and selecting the iCloud option).
Once a free iCloud account is set up, you’ll need to link it with all of your computers and iOS mobile devices. To do this on your new iPad, select to activate iCloud during the initial setup and activation procedure. Or, at anytime, launch Settings from the iPad’s Home Screen and select the iCloud option from the main Settings menu that’s displayed on the left side of the screen. Then, from the iCloud screen within Settings, tap on the Account option. Enter your Apple ID and password to activate a new iCloud account or link your existing iCloud account to the iPad.
After iCloud functionality has been turned on, return to the iCloud screen within Settings and adjust the various options for Mail, Contacts, Calendars, Reminders, (Safari) Bookmarks, Notes, Photo Stream, Documents & Data, and Find My iPad. Each of these options is associated with a virtual on/off switch. When any of these switches is turned ON, that app specific data will automatically sync in real-time with your iCloud account.
The process of syncing your app-specific data begins immediately, and from this point forward, happens automatically and wirelessly. Using any computer or device that has a web browser, you can access http://www.iCloud.com, sign in using your username and password, and then access online-based apps that are virtually identical to the Contacts and Calendar apps on your tablet, for example.
Turning on each app-related syncing feature on your new iPad is step one. You must also do this on your other iOS devices (such as your iPhone), as well as your Mac(s), in order for app-specific data to properly synchronize with your other computers or devices.