Of all the iOS 5 tips, almost everyone wants to know how to configure iCloud on iOS 5 device. Read on to setup iCloud on iOS 5 in just five easy steps. It’s simple and with a lot of advantages that comes with iOS 5, it just can’t get better!
It is surprising how easy it is to configure iCloud on iOS 5 device. Be it your iPhone or your iPad, iCloud can be easily setup and configured in just a matter of few minutes.
One major advantage with iCloud is that you can use any new Apple ID with the @me.com email address – it is not necessarily your iTunes ID. This comes in handy for a lot of reasons.
As usual, there are quite a lot of advantages with iCloud. We’ll first see how to configure iCloud on iOS 5 device:
If you did not configure your iCloud during the iOS 5 upgrade or installation, you can do so later by going to theSettings → iCloud → and give your Apple ID details to configure it.
You can either use your existing Apple account or MobileMe account, or create a new one right from this screen.
After you have given your details, scroll down to enable the services for which you want iCloud to backup. You can enable backup for Music, Photo Stream, Contacts, Calendars, Notes, Bookmarks, and Reminders etc.
If you wish to backup your phone too, you should tap the Storage & Backup option and enable the iCloud Backup (which is set to OFF by default).
That’s it! You can visit the Storage&Backup tab to see how much of the free 5GB backup limit you have used. You can buy more backup space too if in case you need it.
iCloud on iOS 5
Although it’s easy to configure iCloud on iOS 5, the full benefits can be had only when you begin to understand and use the fact that iCloud is an independent backup tool – one that is different from iTunes. Many houses have a lot of iDevices used by different people in the house. For buying music and games, of course, everyone might use the same Apple ID account. But when it comes to backup, if everyone used the same ID, everyone’s data would be backed up into the same account – which might cause confusion.
In order to avoid this, one is given the option of creating new Apple ID or MobileMe accounts for every user. This way, each person gets a separate iCloud account – which means better and sensible back up option.
Stability of iCloud over iOS 5
So far, only a few developers who were given the sneak preview of iOS 5 and iCloud were using the services – which meant no load on the cloud servers.
With the release of the iPhone 4S and the iCloud services in full swing, it would be interesting to watch how the servers hold up with so many millions using their services. For now, Apple provides 5GB storage for every account on the iCloud. This, interestingly, excludes music, tv shows, books and apps you purchased are not counted for that 5GB – leaving you an enormous space for all your documents, photos and more.
You also have the option of purchasing more space.