iCloud on iPhone - information and usage examples

The Apple iCloud is an online storage facility for various content that you can move, access and download there from Apple devices. Every user with their own Apple ID has their own memory and can safely manage their own content there. This is also possible via the iPhone. In this little guide I have summarized everything you can do with the iCloud on the Apple iPhone. Do you still have any questions? Then please leave a comment.

You can use the Apple iCloud on different devices on which you are logged in with your Apple ID: iPhone, Mac, iPad and Co. Here you will find examples for the use as well as the way to the iCloud settings under iOS.

You can use the Apple iCloud on different devices on which you are logged in with your Apple ID: iPhone, Mac, iPad and Co. Here you will find examples for the use as well as the way to the iCloud settings under iOS.

Use Apple iCloud on the iPhone

Using the iCloud as online storage, which is linked to your Apple ID, you can e.g. B. Store iPhone backups in the cloud. This can be done automatically or manually. In addition to the entire database, individual contents, data and files can also be moved or copied to the online memory and kept up-to-date. You can use the Apple iCloud on the iPhone for this:

  • Photos and videos
  • Documents and files
  • Mail, Calendar, Contacts, Notes and Reminders
  • Data from apps and games that are allowed to save in the iCloud
  • Chats from the Messages app
  • Voice memos
  • passwords
  • Payment Methods
  • Safari browser bookmarks and tabs
  • Settings for Apple apps (weather, news, stocks, etc.)
  • Data for Apple apps (Health, Home, etc.)

Access from Mac, iPad and other devices

If you are also logged into other devices from the manufacturer with your Apple ID, you can access the iCloud storage from there. This means that you can open and edit files, call up contact data, synchronize app content, exchange photos and videos and do a lot more - apart from the iPhone, for example on the Mac, Apple Watch, iPad, iPod touch, MacBook and so forth. For this exchange, even without a special subscription, 5 GB of cloud storage is available free of charge.

Call up iCloud settings on the iPhone: Here's how!

You can set what iCloud should be used for directly on the iPhone. In addition, you can manage the iCloud storage under iOS and see how much space is used for what purpose. To do this, proceed as follows:

  1. Opens the Settings-App on the iPhone
  2. Tap your Namurshown above
  3. Now choose the point iCloud from
The iCloud settings on the iPhone 12 Pro (recorded under iOS 15.1.1).

The iCloud settings on the iPhone 12 Pro (recorded under iOS 15.1.1).

Note: You can download an up-to-date iPhone user manual for free from the Apple Books app. There you will find more information about iCloud as well as links to corresponding support documents.

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