iCloud is without doubt one of the core features/services that have been integrated in the iOS 5 by Apple that allows to seamlessly sync all of your data with the iOS devices, PC or put in the cloud simply for data backup. Although setup for the iCloud is pretty simple at least in the iOS 5 but here is simple procedure to clarify any confusion in particular for the new users on their iDevice such as iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPhone 3GS etc. as well as the installation on a Windows PC using the iCloud control panel.
Setup iCloud on iOS 5
When you first install the iOS 5 or upgrade to iOS 5 on your device then just turn on the device and follow the on-screen instructions to setup the iCloud, iTunes App store and other services. If somehow you missed the initial setup process you can enter your Apple ID in Settings > iCloud and Settings > Store. If you want to enter a different ID for the iCloud then go to Settings > iCloud and enter it there.
If you want to change the iCloud settings then Tap the Settings icon and select iCloud. Tap the On/Off switches to enable individual iCloud services, including Photo Stream, Documents, Find My iPhone, and more. To enable Backup, tap Storage & Backup, then switch on iCloud Backup. You can also track the iCloud total and used storage in this applet and even manage the storage. Or buy more if you wish! You can also enable automatic downloads for your music, apps, and books, tap the Settings icon on the Home screen and select Store.
Setup iCloud on Windows
First download the iCloud control panel for the iOS 5 from here (Windows (Windows Vista Service Pack 2 or Windows 7 is required). Now from the Windows Start menu, select Control Panel > Network and Internet > iCloud. Then enter the Apple ID you used to create your iCloud account and select the iCloud services you’d like to enable. Note that Outlook 2007 or 2010 is required for accessing iCloud email, contacts, and calendars. Safari 5.1.1 or Internet Explorer 8 or later is required for accessing bookmarks. To enable automatic downloads for your music, apps, and books, open iTunes > Edit > Preferences > Store and select Music, Apps, and Books.
In fact, iOS 5 has deep integration with the Apple iCloud technology that means that all the photos, calendars, apps and app settings, music will seamlessly sync from your iPhone to the cloud and PC without your intervention once its setup. In other words, everything will just “work” as Apple likes to put it! You might want to have a look at the article: iOS 5: Review of New Features, Compatibility and Jailbreak Support.
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