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Wednesday, February 7, 2018

5 Tips To Using iCloud For Personal Use

iCloud has been in existence for quite some time now but regardless of this fact, most Apple product users have no idea whatsoever on how to make use of it for their personal benefit. All they know is to synchronize their device with iCloud to back up their data and nothing more.

But there’s more to iCloud that you as an Apple user can utilize to perform other numerous personal tasks. Let’s review 5 useful tips for using iCloud that can help you a great deal:

1. Build Backup and Synchronize App Data

When using the Contacts, Notes, Reminders, or Calendar app on your iPad or iPhone, make sure you activate the iCloud functionality. The benefit of this is that as long as your device has an active internet connection, it will perform an automatic data backup and synchronize the app-specific data in your iCloud account. 

This data can automatically synchronize with other Apple devices that are linked to your iCloud account and you can access it on your MacBook regardless of whether you did a backup from your IPad, iPhone, or iMac.

2. Make Use Of Shared Photo Stream For Digital Photo Sharing

iCloud’s My Photo Stream feature gives you the provision to backup and share 1,000 digital photos. With the Shared Photo Stream, you can share images through the internet with other Apple users on whichever Apple device they’re using. 

You can create numerous Shared Photo Streams so long as you have a Wi-Fi internet connection. These Photo Streams won’t use the 5GB free online space for storage provided on your iCloud account.

3. Utilize The ‘Find My iPhone/iPad Feature

iPhones and iPads do get lost or stolen, occurrences which you may not have control of. If you have the Find My iPad or Find my iPhone feature on before such an event happens, you greatly improve your chances of tracking your device and finding it.

Once this iCloud feature tracks your phone, you are presented with several options, some of which are to recover the device, lock, or erase all the content on it to prevent unauthorized users from accessing it

4. Store Your Usernames And Passwords in iCloud Keychain

When surfing the web on your iPad or iPhone using the Safari Browser, iCloud can perform a backup and synchronize your Open Tabbed Browser Window, Bookmarks menu, Reading List, and Favorites Bar.

You can have the iCloud Keychain feature set up on your device to automatically store your credit card details securely so you don’t have to re-enter them all over again when shopping on specific websites online

These usernames and passwords are stored online in your iCloud account and they automatically synchronize with other Apple devices linked to this particular iCloud account.

5. iCloud Family Sharing And Location Sharing Option

With the iCloud Family Sharing feature, you can share with your family the storage available in the cloud. You can also restrict family members from doing certain things such as making purchases.

With the ‘Share my location’ option, you can share your location with your family members while on the move.

Conclusion

These 5 tips will help you make the best use of iCloud for your personal use and your experience using Apple devices will become even better.

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