Manage Content on iOS Devices

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iPhone 5 is the fifth generation of Apple's very famous phone, the iPhone. The phone comes with a four-inch retina display and runs on an A6 processor chip. This is part of the VisiHow is on how to use the iPhone 5. The link to the mother VisiHow is here - Use iPhone 5

iPhone 5 allows you to transfer files from your phone to your PC, other iOS devices or to a cloud storage by using iCloud or iTunes. This VisiHow will discuss on how you can get more with your iOS devices by familiarizing and knowing how to use iCloud and iTunes.

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iCloud and iTunes definition

  • iCloud is a cloud storage service that stores music, photos, videos, contacts, files, calendars and other documents and pushes it to your other iOS devices and computers. This way every iOS you have are up to date with each other without doing manual updating on each and everyone of them.
  • iTunes is a computer application that syncs music, photos, videos and other files between your iPhone and your computer. Any changes on one device will be applied when you sync the two devices. iTunes can also be used to check for updates for your iDevices.

iCloud and iTunes can be used interdependently depending on how you intend to use them. An example would be syncing a music file from your computer to your iPhone using the iTunes; then automatically sync the change in your iPhone to your other iDevices by using the iCloud.

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Take Note

Do not sync contacts, calendars and notes through iTunes. Let iCloud do that to prevent duplication of data.

Getting to know iCloud and its features

The iCloud stores your files (music, contacts, photos, calendars, and other files) to cloud storage. iCloud would then push the updates to your other iOS devices and computers setup with the same account wirelessly (through WiFi or Network Data Connection).

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Devices on iOS 5 and later, PC's with iCloud Control Panel for Windows (Windows Vista Service Pack 2 or Windows 7 required) or Mac computers with OS X Lion v10.72 or later can use iCloud.

Features of iCloud

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    iTunes in the Cloud - This allows you to download previous iTunes music and TV show purchases to your iOS devices for free.{
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    Apps and Books - This allows you to download previous App store and iBookstore purchases to your iOS devices for free.
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    Photo Stream - This allows you to stream your photos taken from one device to the rest of your iDevices and supported computers.
    You may also use this to share pictures taken with other people.
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    Documents in the Cloud - This allows you to update all your data and documents across all your iOS devices.
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    Mail, Contacts, Calendars - This allows you to update your contacts, calendars, notes and other files to all of your iOS devices.
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    Backup - This allows you to backup your iDevices to your iCloud account automatically when your device is connected to power and WiFi.
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    Find My iPhone - This allows you to find the location of your iPhone, show a message, play a music files, lock the screen and even wipe the data all done remotely via iCloud.
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    Find My Friends - This allows you to see where are your friends and let them see where are you whenever this feature is turned on.
    A separate app can be downloaded for free on the App Store.
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    iTunes Match - This allows you to download and play all of your music, including those not purchased from iTunes.
    Subscription to this service is needed.
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    iCloud Tabs - This allows you to see the websites that you open on all of your iOS devices including your OS X computers.
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    Free email account - Cloud gives you a free email account and a 5 GB storage which you can use to backup your files and other documents.
    Purchased applications and files such as music, apps, TV shows and books, do not count against the free 5 GB space. Photo streams do not count against the 5 GB free space too.
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    To purchase additional iCloud storage.
    Go to Settings > iCloud > Storage & Backup, tap on Manage Storage
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    To sign in.
    Create your own iCloud account and set options to you iCloud, you may go to Settings > iCloud.
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    To turn on Automatic Downloads for files on iCloud.
    Go to Settings > iTunes & App Stores.
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To view and download previously purchased items

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    iTunes Store:
    Go to iTunes > More > Purchased
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    App Store :
    Go to App Store > Updates > Purchased
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    iBookstore Purchases:
    Go to iBooks > Store > Purchases
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Sync with iTunes

Using iTunes allows you to sync data between your iPhone and your computer. Syncing can be done through a hard wire (USB connecting cable) or wireless (through the WiFi network). iTunes can be programmed to sync only music, photos, videos, apps, podcasts or sync all of the files.

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Before setting up syncing, make sure that you have the latest version of iTunes. You can always check for the latest version here - http://www.apple.com/itunes/download/.

Sync iTunes using a connecting cable

To sync iTunes using your USB cable, simply follow these steps:

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    Open iTunes on your computer.
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    Connect your iPhone to your computer via the USB connecting cable.
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    On iTunes, select your iPhone under Devices on the left-hand side of the application.
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    On the lower-right portion of the application, click on Apply and syncing should start.
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  • Note: All tabs may be available. If you do not have a content for Podcast, then the Podcast tab will not appear.
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Sync iTunes using WiFi

To sync iTunes using your WiFi connection, simply follow these steps:

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    Open iTunes on your computer.
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    Connect your iPhone to your computer via the USB connecting cable.
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    On iTunes, select your iPhone under Devices on the left-hand side of the application.
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    Click on the Summary tab and check on "Sync with this [device] over WiFi".
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    You can configure sync options by using the content Tab.
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    Click on Apply or Sync and syncing should commence
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Things to note

  • When your computer and iPhone are on the same WiFi network, your iPhone will appear on iTunes then you can opt to sync it or not.
  • Syncing will automatically commence when all of these three requirements are present:
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    Both devices are on the same WiFi network.
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    Your iPhone is plugged in to a power source.
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    iTunes is open on the computer.
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  • Auto-syncing will not commence if your iPhone is not plugged in to a power source to prevent battery juice depletion.
  • If your iPhone does not appear in the Devices section, you can check on this VisiHow Troubleshoot iTunes Wi-Fi Syncing
  • If you have problems with any of these steps, ask a question for more help, or post in the comments section below.

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