ICloud is an online storage which is free upto 5GB. It was available for the iOS user only but now it is available for all the user having different types of devices and OS. It is very helpful for backing up the data and photos and other important information. It has many features inside it. You just need to use it and for it, you need to set up. You can set up iCloud on all of your devices.
Whether you’ve recently got a new iPhone and are setting up your first iCloud account, or have had an iPhone for a while but never set up iCloud before, this is your guide for setting up and customizing iCloud on your iPhone, iPad, and Mac.
Steps To Set Up iCloud On iPad and iPhone
- First turn on your device if not then after turning it on, you need to open the settings. The settings has gear like icon which can found on your device in-built and you need to tap on it to open it. After you open it, you need to know what is there inside it.
- You will know it after you open the settings. Inside settings, you need to choose the “iCloud” section by taping on it. If you couldn’t find in the first screen then you need to scroll down a little. It does depends open the size of the screen of your device.
- After you open the iCloud, you will be asked to input your Apple ID. So, you need to enter your Apple ID and password in the respective areas. Then you will get a continue button which you need to tap on.
- After that, you will be logged in to your iCloud account form your Apple ID. This is not only while you go for set up. You further need to enable the automatic download form the “iTunes & App Stores” section. You can enable and disable any other functions as well. These steps works on the iPhone and iPad both.
If your iOS version is old then the steps may vary. This steps can followed by the user of latest iOS. Then after all, you need can use your iCloud account.
Beware! Hackers these days are busy piggybacking iCloud hack stories, tricking people to give away the login details claiming they are officials from the iCloud.
If you get a phone call claiming to be from Apple warning of an iCloud security breach, beware: It’s just a trick.
Unknown telephone scammers are randomly calling people, claiming that the cloud service of Apple, has been hacked, and asking them to give away their accounts details.
The scam is a very simple one. The potential victim receives an automated message that claims to be from Apple’s support, telling them there is an issue with their iCloud account or that it has been breached. They’re then put through to a human to “help” them.
Apple says no such breach occurred, and security researchers, like Troy Hunt of HaveIBeenPwned.com, say the group trying to extort Apple likely has reused login details from other sites’ password leaks. The first and foremost thing that you need to do if you want to make sure that your account is safe is by turning on the two-step verification step on your iCloud settings.
By the experience from the people who actually was the victim of this scam , there are some of the things that you can keep in mind so that you can tell the call is from the iCloud scammers.
- The Call was automated : The fake call used a fairly cheap sounding computer-synthesized voice. An Apple automated call would be much higher quality, and probably use a real person. In worst cases, Siri analog.
- The Caller ID number didn’t say “Apple” on it: Caller ID can be faked (there’s no verification process), but the number displayed is from Milwaukie, Wisconsin. You can even search and find a real person’s name associated with that number via a reverse search and his address.
- They called back multiple times: Person who were at the receiving end claim that they receive multiple calls from that same number. The five additional calls throughout the day make it clear it isn’t Apple.
- Receiving calls on Home phone : You can easily login to your Apple id and check your account details to see the number you have provided during sign up. You can easily figure out that they are just trying to scam you.
Please spread the news. Share this article with your friends and families and colleagues to make sure they are safe from the scammers.
Please do not get confused with the iCloud account and iCloud email address. You need to create a new iCloud email address to be able to use iCloud mail service and be able to send and receive e-mail messages. Your iCloud account and address is only for the service of iCloud i.e. to create backup, use iTunes, use all the iCloud services. If your iCloud account is for example firstname.lastname@example.org, then your iCloud email address must end with @icloud.com.
If you are using your iCloud account from PC and then you are trying to use iCloud Mail without knowing that you need to first turn on Mail in your iCloud settings and create your own iCloud email address, then you will see the message which is shown below.
Create iCloud Email Address
- In order to do that, first of all go to the Settings menu with gear icon.
- Then go to iCloud. Turn on Mail option.
- From the pop-up box, tap on Create button.
- Now choose a unique username for your new iCloud email address. Please remember that you cannot change your iCloud email address after creating it. So choose wisely. Then tap Next.
- Confirm your new email address by tapping Done button.
- That’s it! You have successfully created your new iCloud email address. You can now go to Mail. Start composing e-mail message and receive emails. Your friends will receive email from email@example.com you send them an e-mail.
- You can even create iCloud email alias easily if you want to.
After you have successfully created an iCloud email address and turn on Mail option from iCloud Setting from your Apple device, you can go to Mail option from your PC and see the iCloud mail interface just like any other webmail service such as Gmail, Outlook, etc.
Any iCloud users can now log in to iCloud mail and use it send, receive e-mail messages. If you have any questions and queries regarding iCloud mail, how to use it , then please refer to other related articles from our website or post questions in the comment section.