Description: This article below is mainly about how to bypass activation lock. It guides you how to create an iCloud account step by step and informs you what functions iCloud service has to make sure you can use it with an easy mind.
I’m Roger Christian. Welcome to Taptivist. ICloud is a cornerstone of Apple’s ecosystem. It’s a basic building block of iOS and has many advantages that are recommended to all iPhone, iPad and Mac users. Here’s the introduction to iCloud on Apple’s website. If you need to know more or have any concerns about iCloud, I’ll be writing a more in-depth article for tap device net shortly.
Today we’ll use the latest version of the system iOS 7. Don’t worry if you’re using an earlier version. The process is identical. Setting up iCloud is free and it only takes a couple of minutes. Let’s dive straight in. To set up iCloud on your iPhone or your iPad, you need to go into your Settings app. Tap on it to open up the app. Get to your settings. Scroll down a little way and you’ll see the iCloud tab. Tap to get into that.
If you haven’t set up iCloud, you’ll get this screen. You might already have an Apple ID so enter that and your password to gain access. If you don’t have one, there’s an option at the bottom to get a free Apple ID. Let’s tap on that. It’ll ask you for your birthday which is part of the security process. I’ll select something random for demo purposes and tap on the next button at the top.
Enter your details. I’m setting up a demo account so I’ll set taptivistdemo as the name. Tap on the next button to go to the next. You can choose between using your existing email address or setting up a new iCloud based email address. I’ll go with that latter option so I’ll get a free email address at the same time. I’ll tap on that and hit next button to carry on.
I can select the year and the name. That’s going to be my email. I’ll make this a demo one. Tap on next to proceed. It’s a warning that you won’t be able to change this so let’s carry on and create. You’ll be asked to enter your password. Make sure it’s a fairly secure one. I’ve entered my password so I’ll tap on next to proceed. It’ll run through a series of security questions. It’s a good idea to select secure questions.
I’ll skip over it because that’s something that you can sort out yourself. We reach another screen. It’s asking for a secondary email address that you can use to help you recover your password or other details that you might need. That’s a useful thing to enter. I’ll enter an extra email address and tap on next to proceed. I’ll select the keeping up to date via email updates. You can switch that off if you don’t want.
You can select to send that by email or skip that and agree. Let’s tap on that and the little icon at the top indicates that the account is created. That is quick. It has taken only ten seconds. There are some data on your phone which are existing and give you the option to merge various bits of data with your iCloud account.
Now it asks you if you want to use the location of your iPhone with iCloud. This is a useful feature. It’s for various things in the background for locating your iPhone. It’s a useful feature to switch on. If you feel a little uneasy about that, click on don’t allow. It’s something that you can switch on again later if you need. I’m going to switch it on
Once you’ve entered all that information, you’re brought to this settings screen. That means that you’ve done if you. You can scroll through this list and see what is switched on. You’re free to switch off any of these things if you need but there’s no need to switch them off. It’s a backup system.
All your data will be sent in the background without affecting the performance of your phone. I recommend that you leave all these on. If there’s nothing that you’re going to use, you can switch them off. For this moment, leave them all on so you can see all your basic information will be set up automatically for you. Contacts that you add will be backed up.
I think photos are very handy to be backed up to the cloud. Photo management is a complex thing on the iPhone so we’ll come back to your documents and data. Those applications that use documents and data in iCloud will automatically be able to send that info back to the iCloud and be backed up. That’s good. My iPhone is a useful feature. It allows you to track the location of your phone. If it get lost or stolen, that’s useful.
You can click on the home button and come out of that. You’re ready to carry on with using your iPhone as usual. That’s the basic setup of iCloud. ICloud is designed to be a background service and all backups and synchronizations will happen invisibly. There’s nothing more that you need to do yourself.
I’ll write a more in-depth article about iCloud to show its functions. Many people assume that when they switch on iCloud, anything of their data is taken care of but this isn’t strictly true. I’ll also focus on concerns that you have about security and privacy.