How Does ICloud Work?


Quick Answer

iCloud stores, synchronizes and updates data on Apple devices. It is Apple’s cloud storage product that works with all Apple devices connected to the Internet. iCloud allow users to share calendars, photos, locations with family and friends, and it can also locate lost Apple devices.

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iCloud is programmed to access and connect up to 10 devices with one Apple ID. For family sharing, an Apple ID signed into iCloud and iTunes is necessary to access services and products such as downloading books, TV shows, music, movies, sharing photos and making store purchases. iCloud has a provision for privacy in case a user does not want to share content. Hidden content means it is not available for other family members to download or view.

In case an Apple device gets lost, iCloud can help trace where it is. Users can log in to iCloud.com and use the Lost Mode feature, which locates where the device is and tracks places where it has been on a map. Users can then lock the lost and found device remotely and send a message to contact the owner.

iCloud works with iOS 5, iPhone 3GS, iPod touch, iPad, iPad mini, a Mac computer with OS X Lion v10.7.5, a PC with Windows 7 or Windows 8 or updated versions of all the mentioned devices.

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