What is iCloud? And, How to enable active sharing of content through iCloud. 

The iCloud is one of the most publicized and popular features of the apple devices.

  • It allows users to share significant content over a range of devices. 
  • All kinds of documents, videos and photos can be stored and then transferred to your desired gadget in an easy and seamless fashion. 
  • This app is more than just a powerful hard drive. It has the power to access almost anything stored on the devices in a very reliable and speedy manner. 
  • The content that you require is closely and securely saved and it can then be made available to a range of Apple products such as the iPad, iPhone 4s and the MAC. 
  • Whichever device is being used, all users have the ability to use and keep track of their photos, videos, movies and music. 
  • The important data like your personal contacts, addresses and emails are also kept secure and updated. 
  • There is absolutely no need for any kind of synchronizing or management. This great application does everything for you.

What Devices can Access iCloud?

All of the new Apple devices such as the iPad, the iPhone 4s and the iPod are equipped with the new and powerful iOS 5, which ensures that the feature can easily work best for these devices. Moreover, it can also work well with MAC due to its great OS X Lion.

iCloud Storage

One of the most significant advantages of using this application is that it gives you instant free storage of about 5GB.

Items like the settings, your personal account information, email backup data, your documents and the camera roll along with apps data that does not take up lots of space. Thus, this memory is likely to be highly advantageous for storing of other more interesting and personalized data.

Even if the storage space is not enough for keeping your data, this problem can be easily solved. All you need is to get a storage upgrade. The option for it is already present on your particular device.

How to Use iCloud

Another significant advantage of iCloud is its easy accessibility. It can be quite easily set up on your Apple device in a few key steps.

  1. Firstly, you have to ensure that your device is running an iOS 5. To update your OS, you just need to connect your device to the PC or MAC. Then you can follow all of the relevant instructions that are given in the setup assistant and use it to set up iCloud. 
  2. In the next step, you need to make your settings customized. Therefore, you can tap the settings icon and select the iCloud feature. The on/off features can be used to activate the service. Backups can also be made by clicking upon the relevant backup and save option in the application.
  3. You then need to activate your device for downloads. This can be done for all books, apps, music and photos. All you need to do is go to the home screen and click store. 

Simply put, the iCloud service is one of the best apps yet that can help you manage and share all your content amongst a number of Apple products.