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How To Set Up ICloud On Your iPad and iPhone

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 

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.

iCloud Setup On Your PC, Mac and iPhone

iCloud is simply an online storage that stores contacts, mails, calenders, music, photo and much more on could. You can also use this on you Windows PC for accessing your data. iCloud setup is pretty easy if you have done it before.

iCloud setup on Windows PC:

For setting up iCloud on your Windows PC, you need to have following mentioned minimum system requirements:

1. Microsoft Windows 7 and above.

2. Microsoft Outlook 2007 or an up-to-date  browser that can be (Firefox, Internet Explorer or even Google Chrome)

3. Broadband Internet Access.

If you are sure to meet all the system requirements on you PC, you can directly download iCloud for Windows by simply clicking this link http://support.apple.com/kb/DL1455 and entering download button on the page your are redirected to.

Once you finish downloading, now install the iCloud control panel for Windows and follow the steps provided below:

Step 1: Turn iCloud on. After you turn on iCloud, you can see the space for entering ‘Apple Id’ that you used to create your iCloud account. That’s for iCloud login. Check the iCloud services you want to enable on the small box and click apply.

Step 2: You can also enable automatic download for your desired apps, books and musics. For that you just need to open iTunes and Edit on the menu part on the top select preference and click on stores check Music, Apps and Books on the box respectively.

If you are confused about the process, you can see in the image below:

icloud setup for windows

If you are done with that press ‘OK’ and you are ready to use iCloud via your Windows PC.

iCloud setup for Mac:

For setting up iCloud, you have to have latest version of OS X running on you Mac. If you want to update the latest version you can simply go to Apple menu and click on software update and find if any updates are available or not. Once you update you can follow the below process:

1. Turn on iCloud, and on click preferences on Apple menu on your Mac and enter your Apple Id and check the box for services you’d desire to enable.

2. When you finish the above process, now open iPhoto and make sure you click use iCloud button.

3. If you wish for automatic downloads, open iTunes, click ‘preferences’ and again click stores and select for Books, Apps and Music like shown on the image.

icloud setup for mac

Once you are done, click ‘OK’ button and enjoy iCloud service on your Mac.

iCloud setup on iPhone:

For setting up iCloud on your iPhone, your iPhone needs to have the latest version of iOS. Now, turn on iCloud by tapping setting icon on your Home screen and select iCloud, enter your ‘Apple ID’. Once you finish entering your ID, now tap the ‘Settings’ icon on the Home screen of your iPhone and select iTunes and on App Stores, enable Music, Apps, Books if you wish to automatic downloads. With this you set up iCloud on your iPhone. Enjoy the service on cloud.

icloud setup on iphone


All these are the iCloud setup steps for iPhone, Windows PC and Mac. Follow the above steps. If you have any problems while setting up iCloud, you can comment below.