- 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
Use iCloud Backup to Maintain a Remote Backup of Your Tablet’s Contents
As a new iPad user, you’ll want to systematically and regularly create a backup of your tablet. This can be done using the iTunes Sync process or the wireless iTunes Sync process. These two methods involve linking your tablet to your Mac or PC, and then storing the tablet’s backup files on your primary computer’s hard drive.
Instead of using iTunes Sync, however, many iPad users prefer using the iCloud Backup feature. This requires that your tablet be connected to a Wi-Fi Internet connection. To turn on this feature, launch the Settings app, tap on the iCloud option, and then tap on the Storage & Backup option that’s displayed on the right side of the screen (under the iCloud heading).
From the Storage & Backup screen within Settings, turn the virtual switch that’s associated with the iCloud Backup option to the ON position. Once this is done, you can manually initiate a backup by tapping on the Back Up Now option that appears within the Storage & Backup screen of the Settings app.
As long as this feature remains on, if your iPad has Wi-Fi Internet access and is plugged into an external power source, it will automatically create an updated backup of your tablet’s contents once per day. When you use the iCloud Backup feature, your tablet’s backup files are stored (via the web) on a remote iCloud server.
The benefit to using iCloud Backup is that if you need to Restore your data from a backup, this can be done from anywhere your tablet has a Wi-Fi Internet connection. If you use the iTunes Sync process to back up your tablet, the iPad must be either reattached to your primary computer (using the supplied USB cable), or linked to the same wireless network as your computer. So if you’re traveling or away from your primary computer, performing a Restore using iTunes Sync isn’t possible.