- Set Up An iCloud Account
- Turn On iCloud Features From The iCloud Control Panel
- Set Up iCloud To Sync App-Specific Data
- Turn On The iCloud Backup Feature
- Set Up and Use The Find My... Feature
- Take Advantage of the iCloud.com Website
- Access All iTunes Store Content Purchases via iCloud
- Cloud-Based Alternatives To iCloud
Turn On iCloud Features From The iCloud Control Panel
The iCloud Control Panel within Settings displays your iCloud Account username (email address) near the top of the screen. Keep in mind, when you created your iCloud account, an iCloud-related email address was automatically set up for you.
Displayed below your iCloud account information is a series of virtual switches that allow you to turn on or off specific iCloud features, including Mail, Contacts, Calendars, Reminders, Safari, Notes, Photos, Documents & Data, and Find My iPad.
While the new iCloud Keychain feature directly relates to Safari and maintaining a secure database of the website-specific usernames, passwords, and credit card details you use to make online purchases, this feature needs to be turned on separately. This is done from the Safari menu screen within Settings. Tap on the Passwords & AutoFill option and then turn on Names and Passwords and, if you choose, the Credit Cards feature as well.
Even once Find My iPad is turned on, to be able to locate a lost or stolen tablet, it must be turned on and have access to the Internet. Otherwise, you can set up the Find My iPad service to alert you when the tablet is turned on by someone else and then decide whether you want a custom message displayed on the screen, the tablet to be locked down, or the contents of your tablet to be erased.