How to Make iCloud Sync Settings

iCloud is a great advantage when you have an iPhone. It allows you to store lots of information and have a backup of the information on your phone which can be accessed from other devices. Here’s how to make iCloud sync your settings.

  1. When you have an iCloud account up and running, you have to specify which type of content should be synced with your iPhone via iCloud.

    To do so, tap Settings and then tap iCloud.

  2. In the iCloud settings, tap the On/Off switch for any item that’s turned off that you want to turn on (or vice versa).

    You can sync Photos, Mail, Contacts, Calendars, Reminders, Safari, Notes, Passbook, and Keychain (an app that stores all your passwords and even credit card numbers across all Apple devices).

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    If you want to allow iCloud to provide a service for locating a lost or stolen iPhone, tap the On/Off switch in the Find My iPhone field to activate it. This service helps you locate, send a message to, or delete content from your iPhone if it falls into other hands.

  3. To enable automatic downloads of iTunes-purchased music, apps, and books, return to the main Settings screen by tapping the Settings button in the top-left corner of the screen, and then tap iTunes & App Store.

  4. Scroll down and tap the On/Off switch for Music, Apps, Books, or Updates to set up automatic downloads of any of this content to your iPhone via iCloud.

You might want to turn off the Use Cellular Data option in Settings to avoid having these downloads occur over your cellular connection, which can use up your data allowance. Wait till you’re on a Wi-Fi connection to have iPhone perform the updates.

If you need help with any of these features, you can always check out the Apple manual.