Why should I use iCloud
Is there any benefit from using iCloud?
For instance, if I use iCloud do I save memory on my iphone?
I have an iphone and a desktop. No other iOS devices.
So if I sync with iTunes once a month, is there a reason for iCloud?
- 01-28-2012, 11:57 PM #2
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- 01-29-2012, 11:32 AM #5
Safe and easy backups. If or when you have to reset your device, you will be prompted to restore your backups from the cloud which will put your device as it was during the time of the backup. That benefit alone is worth using iCloud, in my opinion. Mail, Calendar, address books are automatically synced. Give it a try. If you don't like it, stop using it.
Just Me, D
- 01-29-2012, 12:01 PM #6
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- 01-30-2012, 02:24 PM #9
I use it just for iPhone back ups; really just for the thrill of some day getting my iPhone exchanged at an Apple store and walking out with them having restored the replacement iPhone from that back up instead of me doing it at home.
- 01-31-2012, 08:51 PM #10
The people who get the most out of iCloud are those of us who live in the Apple ecosystem. iPhone, iPad, Mac, etc... The only thing I miss from MobileMe is the syncing of settings on the Mac.
- 02-01-2012, 09:21 AM #11
If I currently have my gmail set up as an exchange account and have my contacts and calendars backed up that way- should I also do it in the cloud? Right now I have the iCloud backing up everything but contacts and calendars. I am just thinking ahead when I get the 4S (hopefully in a few weeks) what the easiest way to restore the new one with all apps and stuff that my 4 has now- Also plan on doing the same for the iPad 3 when it arrives- thanks
- 02-01-2012, 10:10 AM #12
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- 02-09-2012, 09:58 AM #17
I have a quick follow up.
If I am concerned about my memory on my iPhone. If I start to use iCloud does everything move to the cloud and if so does that free up memory on my iPhone?
For instance, Dropbox has all my work files and isn't taking up memory in my phone. All I need is an Internet connection and I have my data. Does iCloud work the same?
- 02-11-2012, 11:50 AM #20
- 02-11-2012, 12:27 PM #21
- 02-11-2012, 01:18 PM #22
iCloud has saved my *** 2 times since its been released. I had to replace my iPhone once as the flash stopped working and I made sure to sync all my contacts/calendar items/ anything I couldn't replace myself to iCloud and here we are.
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- 02-11-2012, 07:45 PM #24
iCloud is my primary backup which happend automatically each day. If I get a new iPhone all my apps/photos/contacts/calendar/settings/etc automatically syncs to the new iPhone once I log in.
What happens if you try iCloud and don't like it. If you turn it off will you lose anything?
Also what about these horror stories if those who lost all their pictures? Or make double web triple calendar entires? Is that the norm?
I f it would all sync to my computer that is great. Does that mean i should move what I sync in my computer to another "non-synced" folder to keep forever?