iOS 5 has surely made a lot of fuss around it. There have been many articles related to this operating system and today we’ll continue with iOS 5 as the topic of our guide, more precisely with one of the features it comes up with: iCloud. If you’re interested in enjoying this feature, then here’s what you have to do in order to configure iCloud on iOS 5devices.
Configuring iCloud on your iPad or iPhone is easy and takes almost no time. One of the great things with iCloud is that you can use any new Apple ID with the @me.com e-mail address (so you won’t have to use your iTunes ID). So, check the steps below in order to configure iCloud on iOS 5 devices:
1. In case you haven’t configured iCloud during the iOS 5 installation or upgrade, then you can do that by simply going to Settings>iCloud. When you get here, give your Apple ID details to configure it.
2. Now you can use your Apple acount, your MobileMe account or you can create a new one.
3. After you give your details, you will have to enable the services you want iCloud to backup. Backup can be enabled for Photo Stream, Calendars, Bookmarks, Music and Reminders.
4. Tap the Storage&Backup option and make sure to enable iCloud Backup if you want to backup your phone as well.
That’s about all! Go to the Storage&Backup tab to see how much of the free 5GB limit is still left unused. There’s the possibility to buy more backup space if you’re in need of.
Configuring iCloud on iOS 5 devices is nothing complicated. Multiple users can sue the same Apple ID account. Therefore even if there are several iDevices in your house and thus several users, each of them can go for the same Apple ID account when buying games or music. Things get a little complicated when it comes to backup. In this situation if all the users in a house go for the same ID, then they should know that everyone’s data will be backed up into the same account.
Therefore, it is advisable to create new Apple ID or MobileMe accounts for every user. Thus, each user will have a separate iCloud account. Every iCloud account comes with 5GB of free space. This can only be used for documents, photos and files of this type since the free space limit excludes music, books, applications or TV shows.