How to Make iCloud Sync Settings on Your iPad - dummies

How to Make iCloud Sync Settings on Your iPad

By Nancy C. Muir

When you have an iCloud account up and running on your iPad, you have to specify which types of content should be synced with your iPad via iCloud. Note that the content you purchase and download from the iTunes Store will be synced among your devices automatically via iCloud in a process Apple calls connectivity.

  1. Tap Settings → iCloud.

  2. In the iCloud Settings pane, 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 Bookmarks, Notes, News, Backup, Keychain (a service that syncs all your passwords in the Safari browser across all Macs, PCs, and Apple devices), and Find My iPad.


  3. To enable automatic downloads of music, apps, and books, tap iTunes & App Store in Settings.


  4. Tap the On/Off switch for Music, Apps, Books, or Updates to set up automatic downloads of any of this content to your iPad via iCloud.

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

If you need help with any of these features, you can always find and download the Apple manual in the iBooks Store (it’s a free book).