How to Sync Apple iPhone, iPod or iPad with iCloud

Want to sync iPhone/iPad/iPod with iCloud to backup data ,and have no idea about what steps to take. this guide show you how to use icloud on iPhone and backup iPhone with icloud step by step. what is the best solution to backup ios device data?

Step 1:  Choose the Settings button from your home screen
The location of your “Settings” app may vary if changes have been made to the location of your apps.

Step 2: Within Settings, scroll down to “iCloud” and select it.

Step 3: Enter your Apple ID and password.


Note: this is the same email/password you use to buy apps and songs from the iTunes and App Store. If you do not have one, you will have an option to create a new Apple ID on the bottom of this screen. Once you have entered your Apple ID and password, press “Sign In

Step 4: Merge with iCloud

The iCloud sync option screen will appear. You will be prompted to either “Merge” or “Don’t Merge”. Merge means that your content (contacts, calendar events, bookmarks, etc) from both your iCloud account and your iOS device will exchange information.
For example: if you have one contact on your iPhone and four contacts on your iCloud account, both iCloud and the iPhone will end up with the same 5 contacts.
If you choose “Don’t Merge”, content from iCloud will replace what you have on your iOS device (using the same example as above, “Don’t Merge” will overwrite the one contact on your phone and you will end up with the four contacts from iCloud and lose the one that was on the phone). It is always recommended to “Merge”.

Step 5: Set your Location Preference

You will then be prompted to either “Allow” or “Don’t Allow” iCloud to use the location of your iOS device. Choosing “Allow” will enable the Find My iPhone/iPad feature on the device which allows you to log into any iOS device or computer and locate, lock, remote wipe, and send a message to your iOS device. It is strongly recommended to enable this feature.

Step 6: Set up an @icloud.com Email to sync Notes

By default the sync Notes feature will not be turned on unless your Apple ID is an @me.com or @icloud.com account.If you would like to sync notes, and your Apple ID is not one of these types of email accounts, simply turn on the sync Notes option and you will be prompted to create a free @icloud.com account.

If you unable to synced notes with icloud, You can back them up to your PC using a tool intended to Backup and Transfer notes from iPhone to computer
Step 7: Back up your data
iCloud offers the option the backup your content to iCloud. This should be done to save your camera roll, text messages, settings, and anything that isn’t synced to iCloud (except for media such as music, videos, and podcasts). The likelihood of needing this is slim but it should be used just in case you lose or break your iOS device, or if you buy a new one and want to keep the apps, music, videos, etc., that you’ve already downloaded.

To use this feature, scroll down in the iCloud settings and select “Storage and Backup”. You will notice that, by default, “iCloud Backup” is turned off. Simply press the button to turn it on.

A message will appear notifying you that iCloud backup is turned on. Your iOS device will no longer backup automatically to iTunes when connected.

Press OK to continue.

Once turned on, your iOS device will backup whenever it is:
a) connected to to power
b) locked/sleeping
c) connected to a Wi-Fi network.
You can also choose to back it up anytime you choose by pressing the “Back Up Now” button.

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