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Syzygy@home Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

This question is pretty obtuse, but here goes. I followed the instructions to create an iCloud account. How do I sign in to iCloud?


iPad 2, iOS 5.0.1
  • Kilgore-Trout Level 7 Level 7 (27,920 points)

    iCloud is accessible through Safari on a Mac or a PC. On the iPad, it is used in conjunction with specific apps such as Pages. To configure backups and such, use the Settings app.

     

    If that doesn't answer the question, you might want to explain exactly what it is you trying to do.

  • Syzygy@home Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    My Journal in iPhoto says "Publish to iCloud" and "Add to homepage." I have a homepage?  How do I sign in to iCloud to see my homepage?

  • Ingo2711 Level 7 Level 7 (20,340 points)

    Syzygy@home wrote:

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    How do I sign in to iCloud?

     

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    Go to iCloud.com using the browser on your computer, fill in the Apple ID and your password.

    After that you can access the features you have chosen, for example Mail, Calendars, Find my iPhone, etc.

     

    Also see this article: Creating an iCloud account: Frequently Asked Questions

    http://support.apple.com/kb/HT4436and  iCloud: What is iCloud? or iCloud: Photo Stream FAQ

     

    Message was edited by: Ingo2711

  • Syzygy@home Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Thanks, but when I go to iCloud.com, the only choices I have are to "Set up iCloud on this device," "Install find my iPhone," and "install find my friends" as if I don't have iCloud installed yet.  I did install iCloud a couple of weeks ago and have a me.com email account.  How do I sign in?

  • Kilgore-Trout Level 7 Level 7 (27,920 points)

    Based on your description, you are attempting to access via Safari on your iPad. You need to use the browser on your computer. Safari works best, but there are some addons for other browsers.

     

    You might find this helpful:

    http://support.apple.com/kb/PH3156

  • Ingo2711 Level 7 Level 7 (20,340 points)

    You'll have to sign in using the browser on your computer, using a

    recommended browser

  • Chris CA Level 9 Level 9 (77,730 points)

    Syzygy@home wrote:

     

    My Journal in iPhoto says "Publish to iCloud" and "Add to homepage." I have a homepage?

    Yes.

    Tap the Home button on youriPad an you are seeing the Home page. It is not a home page in iCloud.

  • Kilgore-Trout Level 7 Level 7 (27,920 points)

    Chris CA wrote:

     

    Syzygy@home wrote:

     

    My Journal in iPhoto says "Publish to iCloud" and "Add to homepage." I have a homepage?

    Yes.

    Tap the Home button on youriPad an you are seeing the Home page. It is not a home page in iCloud.

    Actually there is a Home page associated with iCloud and iPhoto where photos can be published. It's NOT referring to the iPad's home screen.

  • Syzygy@home Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Thanks to JamesWard4 and Ingo2711.  Your answers were very helpful.  I'll get iCloud going when I get to a real computer.  That clears up the mystery.  Thank you both!  Paul

  • Ingo2711 Level 7 Level 7 (20,340 points)

    You're welcome, enjoy your iPad

  • Mapan Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I had the same problem. I couldn't sign into my iCloud account. The same three choices were given to me.  Does that mean if I am away from a computer I cannot sign into I cloud or do I have to choose to stay signed in from a desktop in order to be able to access my account from any device? Does that pose a security problem if one stays signed in all the time. Thx do much! I'm stranded up north and I cannot use my iCloud account  after I spent the time setting it all up and putting in the necessary documents to work from.! Very frustrating... Plse help!

    Thx so much!

    Mary

  • Kilgore-Trout Level 7 Level 7 (27,920 points)

    As stated in the thread above, you can't log into iCloud with a browser on an iOS device (such as an iPad). You can access files in it via the appropriate apps such as Pages, Numbers, Contacts etc.You do not need to stay logged in with a PC do access it.

     

    If you need a more generalized cloud based storage system, you might look into DropBox or similer service.

  • Demo Level 10 Level 10 (83,715 points)

    The whole point is that you do not need to access iCloud.com from the iPad. All of the content that syncs to the iCloud.com account is already on the iPad. Where is the frustration in that?

     

    Your Pages, Numbers or Keynote files are residing in those apps on the iPad. Your Notes, calendars and reminders are also on the iPad - so no issue there. Bookmarks - well they are in the Safari browser on the iPad. Photos are in your photo stream in the photos app. Email in the mail app on the iPad.

     

    What do you need to access iCloud.com for?

  • Mapan Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Thank you both Demo and James No need to sign in. Got it now. All  that is in iCloud and set up to sync up with device happens automatically. Just have to look up what it is I'm looking for be it contacts or documents and they will be accessible on my phone. updated. Note: it may take a few minutes to download the new files. I  hope this helps someone else!  Thx for your expedient replies!

    Mary

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