Manage iCloud on iPhone

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If you are always storing music, files and other multimedia on one or more of your Apple devices, then an iCloud account may be something you need. In this article, we will help you learn how to create and manage your iCloud account from your iPhone 5.

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Manage iCloud on iPhone 5

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Create iCloud Account

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    In your iPhone's main menu, touch "Settings".
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    From settings, touch "iCloud".
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    Then, at the bottom, touch "Get a Free Apple ID".
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    Then select your birth date and touch "Next" on the upper right corner.
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    Type in your first and last name, then touch "Next" on the upper right corner.
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    Then touch "Next" on the upper right corner again.
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    Enter your email address and touch "Next" on the upper right corner.
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    Enter your password, then retype your password, and then touch "Next" on the upper right corner.
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    Then select your security question and then type in your answer under the selected security question.
    Then touch "Next" on the upper right corner.
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    Then touch "Next" on the upper right corner again.
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    You will be directed to the Terms and Agreement.
    Touch "Agree" to agree and be able to proceed with creating the account. A popup window will appear to make sure that you truly agree. Touch "Agree" on the popup window.
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    Then your account will be created.
    After the account has been created, a popup window will appear and ask you if it is okay for iCloud to use your location. Touch "OK". Your iCloud account will then be activated.
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Change Settings on iCloud

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    In your iPhone's main menu touch "Settings".
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    From settings, touch "iCloud".
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    You can then see the details of your iCloud account and make changes as necessary.
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Understanding iCloud

iCloud is a cloud storage or cloud computing service operated by Apple Inc., and was launched on October 12, 2011. As of July 2013 there are 320 Million users worldwide. iCloud enables users to store data such as applications, media files, photos, and other documents on apple's servers. iCloud also enables the user to back up data wirelessly from their iOS device instead of manually doing it through iTunes.

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History

iCloud is the current brand from Apple Inc. for cloud computing. Previously branded as iTools in the year 2000, Mac in the year 2002 and MobileMe in the year 2008, iCloud was announced on June 6, 2011 during Apple World Wide Developers conference (WWDC). iCloud went online on October 12, 2011 and became available via iTunes updates. During the first week after launch, iCloud gathered 20 million users to the service. The domain for the iCloud trademark has been registered and was bought from a Swedish company(Xcerion) who changed the name to CloudMe. In the year 2012, a class lawsuit was filed by customers who were unhappy about the transition from MobileMe to iCloud services in early 2012.

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Features

iCloud can store applications, photos, music, video, documents and any other files that you may have on your phone. The basic service stores up to 5GB, but account upgrades are available.

Backup and restore

iCloud allows you to back up all your data to the server and restore from its server, just in case of any malfunction of Apple devices. Or if you want to transfer files to a computer or another Apple device.

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Find my iPhone

Formerly part of the apps for MobileMe users, Find my iPhone enables users to track their Apple device if they have lost it. Users can locate their phone with the use of sound or they can put the phone into lost mode where they are able to change the password and lock their phone. This feature was introduced as Lost Mode in iOS 6.

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iCloud Key chain

iCloud Key chain was announced during the Worldwide Developers Conference(WWDC) 2013 as part of iOS 7 and OS X Mavericks (10.9 Version.). iCloud Key chain functions as a secure database to allow users to store and secure information such as credit card numbers, personal account information and passwords.

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iTunes Match

iTunes Match first debuted in November 2011 and was available to United States users only. iTunes Match can help users to access tracks stored in their iTunes music library on any device associated with their apple ID.

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iWork for iCloud

This feature has been added to edit documents using Safari, Chrome and Internet Explorer browsers, and more browsers may be added in the future.

Photo Stream

Users are given free 30 days to store up to 1000 pictures over iCloud whenever they take a picture. Automatic saving is available.

System Requirements

iOS device must be running on iOS 5 and above, while a Mac should be running 10.7.2 or a higher version. For Windows-based computers, Windows Vista Service Pack 2 or Windows 7 or higher are compatible through the iCloud control panel.

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