Sams Teach Yourself iCloud in 10 Minutes

Sams Teach Yourself iCloud in 10 Minutes

by Brad Miser

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Overview

Sams Teach Yourself iCloud in 10 Minutes offers straightforward, practical information designed to get you up and running quickly and easily. By working through its 10-minute lessons, you’ll learn everything you need to know to effectively use Apple’s iCloud online services. Each compact lesson zeroes in on a specific aspect of iCloud, explained through concise and informative descriptions along with accurate and easy to follow step-by-step instructions. You’ll quickly become comfortable performing the most important iCloud tasks to make the most of what iCloud offers every day!

 

Tips point out shortcuts and solutions

Cautions help you avoid common pitfalls

Notes provide additional information

 

10 minutes is all you need to learn how to…

  • Obtain an iCloud account and use your own iCloud website.
  • Configure iCloud services on iPhones, iPads, iPods, Macs, and Windows PCs.
  • Use iCloud with your iTunes music, apps, and books to ensure you have great content on all your devices!
  • Take advantage of iTunes Match to stream your iTunes music wherever you are.
  • Use Photo Stream for instant access to photos you take with an iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad on all your other mobile devices and computers.
  • Have easy access to the same document files on iOS devices and computers so that you can efficiently work whenever and wherever you need to.
  • Use iCloud’s great email, calendar, contact, and other tools to automatically have the same information on all your devices.
  • Locate your devices, secure them if they aren’t under your control, and protect your data with online backups.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780132967204
Publisher: Pearson Education
Publication date: 02/13/2012
Series: Sams Teach Yourself -- Minutes
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 240
File size: 19 MB
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About the Author

Brad Miser has written extensively about technology, with his favorite topics being Apple’s amazing “i” technology, including iPods, iPhones, and now iCloud. Books Brad has written include Sams Teach Yourself Mac OS X in 10 Minutes; Sams Teach Yourself iTunes 10 in 10 Minutes; My iPod touch, 3rd Ed; My iPhone, 5th Ed; Absolute Beginner’s Guide to Homeschooling; and MacBook Pro Portable Genius, 3rd Ed. He has also been an author, development editor, or technical editor on more than 50 other titles.

 

Brad is or has been a sales support specialist, the director of product and customer services, and the manager of education and support services for several software development companies. Previously, he was the lead proposal specialist for an aircraft engine manufacturer, a development editor for a computer book publisher, and a civilian aviation test officer/engineer for the U.S. Army. Brad holds a Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering from California Polytechnic State University at San Luis Obispo and has received advanced education in maintainability engineering, business, and other topics.

Table of Contents

Introduction     1

About This Book     1

Who This Book Is For     2

What Do I Need to Use This Book?     3

Conventions Used in This Book     3

1 Getting Started with Your iCloud Account and Website     5

Understanding iCloud    5

Obtaining an iCloud Account     8

Creating an iCloud Account on an iOS Device     10

Obtaining an iCloud Account on a Mac     12

Creating an iCloud Account via the iTunes Store     12

Converting MobileMe to iCloud     14

Using Your iCloud Website     15

Logging Into Your Website    16

Working with iCloud Web Applications    17

Managing Your Account and Apple ID     19

Summary     20

2 Configuring iCloud on an iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad    21

Configuring iCloud on an iOS Device     21

Performing Basic iCloud Configuration on an iOS Device    22

Configuring Information Updates on an iOS Device    26

Performing Advanced iCloud Account Configurations    29

Summary     33

3 Configuring iCloud on Macintosh Computers    35

Logging Into Your iCloud Account     35

Configuring and Managing Your iCloud Services     37

Using the Back to My Mac Feature     41

Summary     41

4 Configuring iCloud on Windows Computers     43

Downloading and Installing the iCloud Control Panel     43

Logging Into Your iCloud Account     44

Configuring and Managing Your iCloud Services     45

Summary     49

5 Using iCloud with Your iTunes Music, Apps, and Books    51

Understanding Automatic iTunes Store Purchase Downloading     51

Using iCloud to Download iTunes Store Purchases on an iOS Device     52

Configuring Automatic Downloading of iTunes Store Purchases on an iOS Device    53

Downloading Previous iTunes Store Music or TV Show Purchases on an iOS Device     54

Downloading Previous iTunes Book Purchases on an iOS Device    59

Downloading Previous iTunes App Purchases on an iOS Device    60

Using iCloud to Automatically Download iTunes Store Purchases on a Mac    62

Using iCloud to Automatically Download iTunes Store Purchases on a Windows PC     63

Summary     65

6 Using iTunes Match with Your Music    67

Understanding iTunes Match    67

Configuring and Managing iTunes Match in iTunes     69

Setting Up iTunes Match in iTunes     69

Managing iTunes Match in iTunes    71

Listening to Your iTunes Match Music on an iOS Device     72

Configuring an iOS Device to Use iTunes Match     73

Listening to iTunes Match Music on an iOS Device    73

Listening to Your iTunes Match Music on a Computer    76

Adding a Computer to iTunes Match    76

Listening to iTunes Match Music on a Computer     78

Summary     79

7 Using iCloud with Your Photos     81

Understanding Photo Stream     81

Using Photo Stream with iOS Devices     84

Enabling Photo Stream on an iOS Device    85

Viewing Photo Stream Photos on an iOS Device    86

Working with Photo Stream Photos on an iOS Device     86

Saving Photo Stream Photos on an iOS Device     88

Using Photo Stream with a Mac     92

Enabling Photo Stream on a Mac     92

Using Photo Stream with iPhoto    93

Using Photo Stream with Aperture    95

Using Photo Stream with a Windows PC     98

Enabling Photo Stream on a Windows PC     98

Using Photo Stream Photos on a Windows PC     99

Using Photo Stream with an Apple TV     101

Enabling Photo Stream on an Apple TV    101

Viewing Your Photo Stream on an Apple TV    102

Removing Photos from Your Photo Stream    102

Summary     104

8 Using iCloud with Your Documents     105

Syncing Documents with iCloud     105

Syncing Documents on iOS Devices     106

Enabling Document Syncing on iOS Devices     107

Enabling Document Syncing in iOS Apps    108

Working with Synced Documents on iOS Devices     110

Using the iWork Feature of Your iCloud Website     112

Syncing Documents on Macs     115

Configuring Document Syncing on a Mac     115

Working with iCloud Document Syncing on a Mac    116

Syncing Documents on Windows PCs     120

Summary     122

9 Configuring Your iCloud Email     123

Working with iCloud Email     123

Setting Up iCloud Email on iOS Devices     123

Enabling iCloud Email on an iOS Device     124

Determining How iCloud Email Is Synced on an iOS Device     125

Changing Global Email Settings on an iOS Device     126

Changing iCloud-Specific Email Settings on an iOS Device     132

Configuring iCloud Email on a Mac     133

Configuring iCloud Email on Windows PCs     137

Using the iCloud Mail Web Application     139

Working with Email Aliases     141

Summary     143

10 Using iCloud to Manage Your Contacts 145

Using iCloud to Manage Contact Information     145

Configuring iCloud for Contacts on an iOS Device     146

Configuring iCloud Contact Syncing on an iOS Device     146

Configuring How Contacts Display on an iOS Device     146

Configuring iCloud Contact Syncing on a Mac     148

Configuring iCloud Contact Syncing on a Windows PC    149

Using the iCloud Contacts Web Application     150

Summary     153

11 Using iCloud with Your Calendars     155

Using iCloud to Manage Your Calendars     155

Configuring iCloud Calendars on an iOS Device     156

Configuring iCloud Calendar Syncing on an iOS Device     156

Configuring Calendar Preferences on an iOS Device     157

Configuring iCloud Calendar Syncing on a Mac    161

Configuring iCloud Calendar Syncing on a Windows PC    162

Using the iCloud Calendar Web Application     164

Summary     166

12 Using iCloud to Sync Other Information    167

Understanding Other Sync Options     167

Configuring Other Sync Options on an iOS Device     168

Configuring Other Sync Options on a Mac     170

Configuring Other Sync Options on a Windows PC     171

Summary     173

13 Using iCloud to Locate and Secure Your Devices     175

Using iCloud to Find Devices     175

Finding iOS Devices     176

Enabling Find My iPhone on iOS Devices     176

Using Find My iPhone with iOS Devices     178

Finding Macs    184

Enabling Find My Mac     184

Finding a Mac    185

Summary     185

14 Using iCloud to Back Up and Restore Devices     187

Backing Up iOS Devices     187

Understanding Back Up Options    187

Configuring How an iOS Device Is Backed Up    188

Backing Up an iOS Device     189

Restoring iOS Devices from a Backup     191

Managing Your iCloud Storage Space     193

Summary     194

Index 195

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