The cloud We have heard many times about it. That invisible space that is on the Internet. In it, we store our files, share them with others and have all our information on any device at the moment, as long as we have an Internet connection.
What if Dropbox, if Evernote, Google Drive … Apple also has its service in the cloud. Your name? iCloud and today in Technology from you to you we teach you what it is and how we can use it to make our day to day a little easier.
What is iCloud?
The simplest definition of iCloud is to imagine a hard drive. A space with a capacity of 5GB . We have it, but it is not in our computer or in the mobile or the tablet. It is far away from us, on some remote server.
That space intelligently synchronizes, and without us having to do anything, the information we want . Documents, music, photographs, application data … Each user has 5GB free, and if we want to expand we have the option to pay.
The interesting thing about iCloud is its operation. Everything happens in the background, without us having to worry about copying or pasting. The cloud, and our teams, organize everything as we have requested. Without making noise and making our life a little easier.
iCloud a service that works on all Mac devices so if we have a Mac, an iPhone and an iPad synchronization will be maximum among all devices. From other devices, such as Android or Windows Phone, we can not do it.
How to configure iCloud
Launching iCloud is as simple as its operation. From Mac, we simply have to go to the settings menu and then go to the iCloud section. Subsequently, we select which applications we want to synchronize and which ones we do not. That easy.
When we save the changes, iCloud will start working by putting everything we have said in the cloud. In case of iOS, both on iPhone and iPad, within the settings menu we have a menu. The options are the same, we mark the documents of the applications and that’s it.
In the case of iPhone or iPad, the list will be larger since more applications use this service to store our documents, game scores, etc. This is especially if our mobile and tablet are the brand of the apple.
Finally, from the browser, we can enter the iCloud website and manage all our information in the cloud from there. As you can see in the screenshot below these lines, everything is very intuitive.
Things you can do with iCloud and maybe you did not know
iCloud is not just to synchronize our data. We can also give you more uses. For example, we can make backup copies of applications and games on our iPhone or iPad so, if we have to erase everything, we can restore it in just a few minutes.
It also allows us to have our applications synchronized between mobile and tablet. Something especially useful if we are writing notes or using the same applications on both sides.
Finally, thanks to iCloud we can find our iPhone or iPad if it is lost. The cloud will help us, if the device is connected to the Internet, to know where it is. In addition, to avoid privacy problems, we can eliminate all information remotely.