Enabling iCloud Tabs on Your iDevices
You can't avoid iCloud if you're a Mac or iDevice user. As you probably know, iCloud is Apple's public cloud service that offers Internet-based storage for your device backups and most settings, including Safari browser settings. Make sure that you've signed up for iCloud before going any further.
The iCloud Tabs feature is supported by the following Apple operating system versions:
- iPhone, iPad, iPod touch: iOS 6 or later
- Mac: OS X Mountain Lion v10.8.2 or later
Note that all iDevices and/or Macs that will participate in iCloud Tabs do not have to belong to the same Wi-Fi network or even be connected to Wi-Fi at all. Once your device's Safari tab addresses have been saved to iCloud, you can fetch them from any of your devicesprovided that they are all associated with the same iCloud user account.
To enable iCloud tabs on your iOS device (also known as iDevice), open the Settings app from the Home screen, tap iCloud, and drag the Safari slider control. I show you what this looks like in Figure 3.
Figure 3 Enabling iCloud tabs in iOS.
On your Mac, open System Preferences, click iCloud, and enable Safari in the option list, as shown in Figure 4.
Figure 4 Enabling iCloud tabs in OS X Mavericks
Figure 5 iCloud and Safari for Windows don't support iCloud Tabs.
Alrighty, then! It's party time, which means that it's time to learn how to seamlessly share browser tabs among your iDevices and possibly even your Mac computer as well.