iCloud?

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  1. MystikPiglit

    MystikPiglit Well-Known Member

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    Knock, knock.... Another blonde question:

    iCloud. - What is it? Do I need it? If so, how do I use it?

    Thank you. :)
     
  2. sarah

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    I think it's something magic that you back up all your stuff from your iPhone on to
    It sort of floats on a cloud until you need it. I'm sure there is a more technical term lol
    It there on your phone for you to access and your email and password make it secure, ahem my 12 year old just told me that.;-)
     
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    MystikPiglit Well-Known Member

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    Lol. Kids know about technology. ;) It amazes me to watch my 3 year old grandson on his iPad. :)
     
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    Think of the Cloud as a fancy word for the Internet. iCloud is a Disk in the internet which your phone, laptop, desktop can all talk to on which they can store photos, music, contacts and so on such that they can all be shared amongst all your devices.

    So, it can automatically back up your phone for example and if you get a new phone, you can say to the new phone hey go off to my icloud and restore all your settings and pictures from there.

    hope that helps
     
  5. MystikPiglit

    MystikPiglit Well-Known Member

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    Ah, I see. Thanks, Keith. So I could back up this phone before my 5S arrives on Monday?
     
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    you should can... and then when your 5s arrives, if you type in your icloud username/password it should in theory restore everything to your 5s and all work nicely :)
     
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    Ooh, clever. Could you just pop round and do that for me? ;)
     
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    Lol
     
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    Well assuming there's a nice hot cuppa at the end of it, I'm a cheap date :)
     
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    You guys
    Very entertaining reading x
     
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    Of course. I make a great cuppa. :D
    Well, I'm about to venture into techieland...... I may be some time. ;)
     
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    Yay, it worked!! Without any hiccups or effort, my new phone has all the content of the old one. Fab! Thanks, Sarah and Keith. :D
     
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    Glad you are all sorted without any hiccups x
     
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    Please don't feel too bad about asking the question mate. You are not alone in not quite getting it. Jennifer Lawrence for one, as a purely random example
     
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    Uh huh.
     
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    Ummm, is she a personal friend?
     
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    Who is she? :unsure:
     
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    It took me a while.... But I got it now! Good job I don't have iCloud!!! ;)
     
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    Nope.... No idea.....
     
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    Jennifer Lawrence is a lovely young actress (Hunger Games, Silver Linings Playbook, American Hustle) who was recently in the news (along with a SLEW of other celebs) when her iCloud was "hacked" and a number of "personal photos" were made public.
     

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