3 Replies Latest reply: Oct 22, 2011 4:11 AM by Julian Wright
iinami Level 4 Level 4 (1,405 points)

good morning. so i updated to iOS5 and setup up iCloud on my iPhone 4 but not really seeing what the hype is about. when i go to the icloud website i only see the contacts in there, isn't it supposed to back up my bookmarks and stuff too? is it really doing anything for me besides not having to connect my phone to my computer? how do i get stuff off of icloud onto my phone if i wanted to? maybe there is just a little thing that isn't clicking in my brain? thanks for any advice.


MACBOOK PRO 13 MID 10, Mac OS X (10.6.8), MACBOOK PRO LATE 11, IPHONE 4
  • Julian Wright Level 7 Level 7 (34,860 points)

    It instantly syncs contacts, calendars, reminders, notes, email, bookmarks wirelessly between all your iOS5 devices, the icloud.com website, and your computers.

     

    when i go to the icloud website i only see the contacts in there,

     

    Have you enabled calendar syncing?

     

    isn't it supposed to back up my bookmarks and stuff too?

     

    No. It will sync your bookmarks between computers and iOS devices, but your bookmarks are not visible at icloud.com

     

    how do i get stuff off of icloud onto my phone if i wanted to?

     

    If you've setup syncing, it does it automatically.

  • iinami Level 4 Level 4 (1,405 points)

    what about music?  i don't have it on my computer because my wife and i share it. we have separate icloud accounts on our iphones. lastly, it's whole purpose is so that i don't have to connect by wire to itunes? thank you so much.

  • Julian Wright Level 7 Level 7 (34,860 points)

    It will automatically sync iTunes Store purchases made anywhere to all other devices/computers wirelessly, if you have that option setup in iTunes and on your devices.

     

    You need to keep your music in iTunes too, as a backup. If you lose your phone, you've lost all your non-iTunes Store purchased music, if you don't back it up.

     

    Yes, iCloud allows you to use iOS devices without connecting to a computer to sync all the time.