Sams Teach Yourself iCloud in 10 Minutes

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Sams Teach Yourself iCloud in 10 Minutes offers straightforward, practical information designed to get you up and running quickly and easily. By working through its 10-minute lessons, you’ll learn everything you need to know to effectively use Apple’s iCloud online services. Each compact lesson zeroes in on a specific aspect of iCloud, explained through concise and informative descriptions along with accurate and easy to follow step-by-step instructions. You’ll quickly become comfortable performing the most ...

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Overview

Sams Teach Yourself iCloud in 10 Minutes offers straightforward, practical information designed to get you up and running quickly and easily. By working through its 10-minute lessons, you’ll learn everything you need to know to effectively use Apple’s iCloud online services. Each compact lesson zeroes in on a specific aspect of iCloud, explained through concise and informative descriptions along with accurate and easy to follow step-by-step instructions. You’ll quickly become comfortable performing the most important iCloud tasks to make the most of what iCloud offers every day!

Tips point out shortcuts and solutions

Cautions help you avoid common pitfalls

Notes provide additional information

10 minutes is all you need to learn how to…

  • Obtain an iCloud account and use your own iCloud website.
  • Configure iCloud services on iPhones, iPads, iPods, Macs, and Windows PCs.
  • Use iCloud with your iTunes music, apps, and books to ensure you have great content on all your devices!
  • Take advantage of iTunes Match to stream your iTunes music wherever you are.
  • Use Photo Stream for instant access to photos you take with an iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad on all your other mobile devices and computers.
  • Have easy access to the same document files on iOS devices and computers so that you can efficiently work whenever and wherever you need to.
  • Use iCloud’s great email, calendar, contact, and other tools to automatically have the same information on all your devices.
  • Locate your devices, secure them if they aren’t under your control, and protect your data with online backups.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780672335969
  • Publisher: Sams
  • Publication date: 3/2/2012
  • Series: Sams Teach Yourself -- Minutes Series
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 224
  • Sales rank: 999,568
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 9.52 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Brad Miser has written extensively about technology, with his favorite topics being Apple’s amazing “i” technology, including iPods, iPhones, and now iCloud. Books Brad has written include Sams Teach Yourself Mac OS X in 10 Minutes; Sams Teach Yourself iTunes 10 in 10 Minutes; My iPod touch, 3rd Ed; My iPhone, 5th Ed; Absolute Beginner’s Guide to Homeschooling; and MacBook Pro Portable Genius, 3rd Ed. He has also been an author, development editor, or technical editor on more than 50 other titles.

Brad is or has been a sales support specialist, the director of product and customer services, and the manager of education and support services for several software development companies. Previously, he was the lead proposal specialist for an aircraft engine manufacturer, a development editor for a computer book publisher, and a civilian aviation test officer/engineer for the U.S. Army. Brad holds a Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering from California Polytechnic State University at San Luis Obispo and has received advanced education in maintainability engineering, business, and other topics.

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Table of Contents

Introduction 1

About This Book 1

Who This Book Is For 2

What Do I Need to Use This Book? 3

Conventions Used in This Book 3

1 Getting Started with Your iCloud Account and Website 5

Understanding iCloud 5

Obtaining an iCloud Account 8

Creating an iCloud Account on an iOS Device 10

Obtaining an iCloud Account on a Mac 12

Creating an iCloud Account via the iTunes Store 12

Converting MobileMe to iCloud 14

Using Your iCloud Website 15

Logging Into Your Website 16

Working with iCloud Web Applications 17

Managing Your Account and Apple ID 19

Summary 20

2 Configuring iCloud on an iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad 21

Configuring iCloud on an iOS Device 21

Performing Basic iCloud Configuration on an iOS Device 22

Configuring Information Updates on an iOS Device 26

Performing Advanced iCloud Account Configurations 29

Summary 33

3 Configuring iCloud on Macintosh Computers 35

Logging Into Your iCloud Account 35

Configuring and Managing Your iCloud Services 37

Using the Back to My Mac Feature 41

Summary 41

4 Configuring iCloud on Windows Computers 43

Downloading and Installing the iCloud Control Panel 43

Logging Into Your iCloud Account 44

Configuring and Managing Your iCloud Services 45

Summary 49

5 Using iCloud with Your iTunes Music, Apps, and Books 51

Understanding Automatic iTunes Store Purchase Downloading 51

Using iCloud to Download iTunes Store Purchases on an iOS Device 52

Configuring Automatic Downloading of iTunes Store Purchases on an iOS Device 53

Downloading Previous iTunes Store Music or TV Show Purchases on an iOS Device 54

Downloading Previous iTunes Book Purchases on an iOS Device 59

Downloading Previous iTunes App Purchases on an iOS Device 60

Using iCloud to Automatically Download iTunes Store Purchases on a Mac 62

Using iCloud to Automatically Download iTunes Store Purchases on a Windows PC 63

Summary 65

6 Using iTunes Match with Your Music 67

Understanding iTunes Match 67

Configuring and Managing iTunes Match in iTunes 69

Setting Up iTunes Match in iTunes 69

Managing iTunes Match in iTunes 71

Listening to Your iTunes Match Music on an iOS Device 72

Configuring an iOS Device to Use iTunes Match 73

Listening to iTunes Match Music on an iOS Device 73

Listening to Your iTunes Match Music on a Computer 76

Adding a Computer to iTunes Match 76

Listening to iTunes Match Music on a Computer 78

Summary 79

7 Using iCloud with Your Photos 81

Understanding Photo Stream 81

Using Photo Stream with iOS Devices 84

Enabling Photo Stream on an iOS Device 85

Viewing Photo Stream Photos on an iOS Device 86

Working with Photo Stream Photos on an iOS Device 86

Saving Photo Stream Photos on an iOS Device 88

Using Photo Stream with a Mac 92

Enabling Photo Stream on a Mac 92

Using Photo Stream with iPhoto 93

Using Photo Stream with Aperture 95

Using Photo Stream with a Windows PC 98

Enabling Photo Stream on a Windows PC 98

Using Photo Stream Photos on a Windows PC 99

Using Photo Stream with an Apple TV 101

Enabling Photo Stream on an Apple TV 101

Viewing Your Photo Stream on an Apple TV 102

Removing Photos from Your Photo Stream 102

Summary 104

8 Using iCloud with Your Documents 105

Syncing Documents with iCloud 105

Syncing Documents on iOS Devices 106

Enabling Document Syncing on iOS Devices 107

Enabling Document Syncing in iOS Apps 108

Working with Synced Documents on iOS Devices 110

Using the iWork Feature of Your iCloud Website 112

Syncing Documents on Macs 115

Configuring Document Syncing on a Mac 115

Working with iCloud Document Syncing on a Mac 116

Syncing Documents on Windows PCs 120

Summary 122

9 Configuring Your iCloud Email 123

Working with iCloud Email 123

Setting Up iCloud Email on iOS Devices 123

Enabling iCloud Email on an iOS Device 124

Determining How iCloud Email Is Synced on an iOS Device 125

Changing Global Email Settings on an iOS Device 126

Changing iCloud-Specific Email Settings on an iOS Device 132

Configuring iCloud Email on a Mac 133

Configuring iCloud Email on Windows PCs 137

Using the iCloud Mail Web Application 139

Working with Email Aliases 141

Summary 143

10 Using iCloud to Manage Your Contacts 145

Using iCloud to Manage Contact Information 145

Configuring iCloud for Contacts on an iOS Device 146

Configuring iCloud Contact Syncing on an iOS Device 146

Configuring How Contacts Display on an iOS Device 146

Configuring iCloud Contact Syncing on a Mac 148

Configuring iCloud Contact Syncing on a Windows PC 149

Using the iCloud Contacts Web Application 150

Summary 153

11 Using iCloud with Your Calendars 155

Using iCloud to Manage Your Calendars 155

Configuring iCloud Calendars on an iOS Device 156

Configuring iCloud Calendar Syncing on an iOS Device 156

Configuring Calendar Preferences on an iOS Device 157

Configuring iCloud Calendar Syncing on a Mac 161

Configuring iCloud Calendar Syncing on a Windows PC 162

Using the iCloud Calendar Web Application 164

Summary 166

12 Using iCloud to Sync Other Information 167

Understanding Other Sync Options 167

Configuring Other Sync Options on an iOS Device 168

Configuring Other Sync Options on a Mac 170

Configuring Other Sync Options on a Windows PC 171

Summary 173

13 Using iCloud to Locate and Secure Your Devices 175

Using iCloud to Find Devices 175

Finding iOS Devices 176

Enabling Find My iPhone on iOS Devices 176

Using Find My iPhone with iOS Devices 178

Finding Macs 184

Enabling Find My Mac 184

Finding a Mac 185

Summary 185

14 Using iCloud to Back Up and Restore Devices 187

Backing Up iOS Devices 187

Understanding Back Up Options 187

Configuring How an iOS Device Is Backed Up 188

Backing Up an iOS Device 189

Restoring iOS Devices from a Backup 191

Managing Your iCloud Storage Space 193

Summary 194

Index 195

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