Get to Know iCloud

Before you dive in and start setting up and using this mysterious thing called iCloud, you should take a few moments to get your bearings and understand what you’re dealing with.

In addition to explaining what you can and cannot do with iCloud, this chapter discusses what you need to know About iCloud System Requirements, About Your Apple ID, and About iCloud Storage.

What Is iCloud?

While iCloud has a few features in common with other online services such as Dropbox, Google Docs, and Microsoft 365, iCloud is designed to achieve different goals, making it more different from these services than alike. In fact, it’s rather hard to put a finger on exactly what iCloud is.

iCloud doesn’t have much…thingness. It’s not a physical ...

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