In order to access an iCloud account, sign in to a valid Apple ID account and sign in to iCloud. The Apple ID account allows users to sign into iCloud, iTunes, iBooks, FaceTime and the Apple App Store with a single ID and password.
To create an Apple ID and sign in to iCloud, use the following steps.
- Go to the Apple ID webpage
- Provide a valid email address
- Choose a password and security questions
- Sign in to iCloud
- Set up iCloud
Visit Apple's Apple ID webpage to set up a new account.
Apple requires all users to sign up with a valid email address. This serves as the account username.
Select a strong password to protect the account. In addition, select three security questions and provide an answer for each. These allow users to reset passwords or recover forgotten passwords.
To sign in to iCloud, access the iCloud screen in Settings on any iOS device. Enter a valid Apple ID username and password. Agree to iCloud's terms and conditions. Users may connect up to 10 Apple ID accounts to a single iOS device. Users who are setting up a new iOS device can sign in to iCloud during the setup process.
iCloud can automatically sync data from the iOS device to the cloud servers. To select which data to sync, go into the iCloud menu in Settings and switch on applications to sync.