- Content Saved to iCloud Is Available Anywhere
- Access Your App-Specific Data Online at iCloud.com
- Create a Photo Stream Using iCloud
- Using a Unique Apple ID for iCloud
- Backing Up with iCloud
- iCloud: Many Uses, One Storage Space
- Share Data with Other Nearby iPhone and iPad Users via AirDrop
- Stream Content from Your iPhone or iPad to Other Compatible Devices Using AirPlay
- Print Files Wirelessly Using an AirPrint-Compatible Printer
Access Your App-Specific Data Online at iCloud.com
Another benefit of using iCloud to sync your app-specific data is that using any computer or Internet-enabled devices, you can visit www.iCloud.com, log in using your iCloud username and password (which is typically your Apple ID username and password), and then access Web versions of the Contacts, Calendar, Reminders, and Notes apps. This is shown on a Mac using the Safari web browser in Figure 4.5. Your most up-to-date data appears in the online versions of the apps.
FIGURE 4.5 Log in to www.iCloud.com to access your app-specific content using online versions of popular iPhone and iPad apps, including Contacts, Calendar, Reminders, Notes, Pages, Numbers, and Keynote.
With the release of iOS 7, online versions of the iWork apps, including Pages, Numbers, and Keynote, were also incorporated into the iCloud.com website. This gives you remote access to all of your files, documents, and data related to these popular apps, as long as they have been saved in iCloud rather than on your local hard drive.
The online editions of Pages, Numbers, and Keynote are compatible with Microsoft Office documents and files. It’s possible to drag-and-drop a Microsoft Word document into the online-based Pages app, for example, work with that document while online, and then have iCloud sync a Pages-compatible version of the file to your iPhone or iPad.
If you forget your iPhone at home, for example, you can still access your complete Contacts database, your schedule, your to-do lists, and your notes from any computer.
After you log in to iCloud.com, click on the onscreen app you want to access. The online apps are almost identical to the iPad versions of the Contacts, Calendar, Reminders, and Notes apps.