Like most other cloud storage services, iCloud offers a variety of features. Because it is an Apple product, it works best with iPhones, iPads, iMacs and Macs. Cloud storage is becoming increasing popular, due to the wide variety of features most clouds offer. Cloud storage can help you backup your computer and store your most important files.
Before cloud storage existed, people had to setup local networks to share files. Some organizations have had to build an entire system, just to save their data on it. Backup was also a problem, as storing data is easy but maintaining it is quite difficult. Clouds are so common in today’s digital world. You might be using a cloud storage even today, without even realizing that it is a cloud. This is because cloud services are advertised as products most of the time, and companies do not mention that they are a cloud.
A cloud is a system, or software, which stores your data and shares it with people. Only people whom you select or authorize can access your cloud and download data from it. iCloud works in a similar manner.
Can iCloud be used on a PC?
iCloud can be used on a Windows PC. You simply need to install it just like any other software and it synchronizes with all of your Apple devices. We recommend that you use iCloud only on Apple products to get the most out of it. You can still use it on a Windows PC, but other cloud services like Dropbox may work better.
Update all devices before setup
It is necessary that you update all your Apple devices to the latest iOS. For Macs, make sure that you are using the latest versions of OS X. You can only use iCloud on Windows 7 or Windows 8 if you plan on downloading it for a Windows PC.
iCloud for iPhone and iPad
The setup assistant for iCloud will be available as soon as you update your iOS. It will also be available whenever you switch your device on. The setup instructions are very easy to follow, and you will setup iCloud easily if you have an Apple ID. Enable download from iTunes and Photo Stream to get the most out of it.
iCloud for Mac
Use the Apple Menu and select System Preferences. Select iCloud and set it up using your Apple ID. Make sure you select all the features that you require.
Why we think iCloud is important
Because we believe backing up any device is important, we recommend iCloud to all users of Apple products. iCloud automatically creates backups and maintains all required files. You can share files using iCloud as well. Simply enable iCloud on all your devices and you will be able to access the content of any device that you own from any Apple product. So you don’t need to download songs on each of your devices. Simply use iCloud and store your songs on one device and give access to all others. You can also share photos with your friends and family through iCloud.