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141 Views 2 Replies Latest reply: Nov 13, 2012 5:10 PM by wennyhorse RSS
wennyhorse Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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Nov 13, 2012 12:56 PM

Why they want to make it so complicated?

I want to back up some notes I put it down through my iPhone.  The device forced me to create a iCloud account.  What does that mean?  It also said the device will use this account for Facetime and iMessage.  Does that mean I am going to lose all contact in iMessage? Is this iCloud an email account? 


The notes I put down on my iPhone, I was under the impression that it should automatically show up in my iPad as well.  Is that true?  If not, what do I need to do to make it happen?

iPad, iOS 5.1.1, iBook
  • Julian Wright Level 7 Level 7 (34,835 points)
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    Nov 13, 2012 3:10 PM (in response to wennyhorse)

    It's not complicated. Syncing Notes via iCloud is not a backup. It keeps Notes in sync across multiple devices and computers, and does so using the IMAP protocol which is why you need an iCloud email address to do it.


    No, you're not going to lose contacts in iMessage. Yes, this is an iCloud email account.


    For Notes to sync, Notes needs to be turned on in iCloud Settings on all devices connected to the same iCloud account.


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