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Table of Contents

Introduction 1

1 Getting Started with Your iCloud Account and Website 5

Understanding iCloud 5

Obtaining an iCloud Account 9

Using Your iCloud Website 16

Summary 22

2 Configuring iCloud on an iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad 23

Configuring iCloud on an iOS Device 23

Performing Basic iCloud Configuration on an iOS Device 24

Configuring Information Updates on an iOS Device 28

Performing Advanced iCloud Account Configurations 31

Summary 35

3 Configuring iCloud on Macintosh Computers 37

Logging In to Your iCloud Account 37

Configuring and Managing Your iCloud Services 39

Using the Back to My Mac Feature 43

Summary 44

4 Configuring iCloud on Windows Computers 45

Downloading and Installing the iCloud Control Panel 45

Logging In to Your iCloud Account 46

Configuring and Managing Your iCloud Services 47

Summary 52

5 Using iCloud with iTunes Music, Apps, and Books 53

Understanding Automatic iTunes Store Purchase Downloading 53

Using iCloud to Download iTunes Store Purchases on an iOS Device 54

Using iCloud to Automatically Download iTunes Store Purchases on a Mac 68

Using iCloud to Automatically Download iTunes Store Purchases on a Windows PC 70

Summary 71

6 Using iTunes Match with Your Music 73

Understanding iTunes Match 73

Configuring and Managing iTunes Match in iTunes 75

Listening to Your iTunes Match Music on an iOS Device 78

Listening to Your iTunes Match Music on a Computer 82

Summary 85

7 Using iCloud with Your Photos 87

Understanding Photo Stream 87

Using Photo Stream with iOS Devices 90

Using Photo Stream with a Mac 102

Using Photo Stream with a Windows PC 117

Using Photo Stream with an Apple TV 125

Summary 127

8 Using iCloud with Your Documents 129

Syncing Documents with iCloud 129

Enabling iCloud Document Syncing 131

Syncing Documents Using iCloud-Aware Apps 134

Manually Syncing Documents Through iCloud 142

Summary 152

9 Configuring Your iCloud Email 153

Working with iCloud Email 153

Setting Up iCloud Email on iOS Devices 154

Configuring iCloud Email on a Mac 166

Configuring iCloud Email on Windows PCs 169

Using the iCloud Mail Web Application 173

Working with Email Aliases 175

Summary 177

10 Using iCloud to Manage Your Contacts 179

Using iCloud to Manage Contact Information 179

Configuring iCloud for Contacts on an iOS Device 180

Configuring iCloud Contact Syncing on a Mac 182

Configuring iCloud Contact Syncing on a Windows PC 183

Using the iCloud Contacts Web Application 185

Summary 188

11 Using iCloud with Your Calendars 189

Using iCloud to Manage Your Calendars 189

Configuring iCloud Calendars on an iOS Device 190

Configuring iCloud Calendar Syncing on a Mac 195

Configuring iCloud Calendar Syncing on a Windows PC 196

Using the iCloud Calendar Web App 198

Summary 200

12 Using iCloud to Sync Other Information 201

Understanding Other Sync Options 201

Configuring Other Sync Options on an iOS Device 202

Configuring Other Sync Options on a Mac 204

Configuring Other Sync Options on a Windows PC 205

Summary 207

13 Using iCloud to Locate and Secure Your Devices 209

Using iCloud to Find Devices 209

Finding iOS Devices 210

Finding Macs 219

Summary 221

14 Using iCloud to Back Up and Restore Devices 223

Backing Up iOS Devices 223

Restoring iOS Devices from a Backup 229

Managing Your iCloud Storage Space 233

Summary 234

Index 235

About the Author

Brad Miser has written extensively about technology, with his favorite topics being Apple's amazing "i" technology, including iPods, iPhones, and iCloud. In addition to Sams Teach Yourself iCloud, 2nd Edition, books Brad has written include: My iPod touch, 4th Edition; My iPhone,6th Edition; and iTunes and iCloud for iPhones, iPads, and Pod touches Absolute Beginner's Guide. 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.

Originally from California, Brad now lives in Brownsburg, Indiana, with his wife Amy; their three daughters, Jill, Emily, and Grace; a rabbit; and a sometimes-inside cat.

Brad would love to hear about your experiences with this book (the good, the bad, and the ugly). You can write to him at bradmiser@icloud.com.

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