Take Control of iCloud, Sixth Edition
Take Control of iCloud, Sixth Edition


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Take Control of iCloud, Sixth Edition

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Completed on 2017-10-09

About the Book

iCloud is a simple idea in theory—access to all your data on all your devices, via the cloud—that can become complicated when put into practice. Instead of wasting time fiddling with iCloud, when there are many other more important things to be done with the information it contains, learn how to minimize frustrations with Take Control of iCloud, Sixth Edition!

Whether you want a quick tip or a deep dive into the inner workings of iCloud, you’ll find what you need in this best-selling book by Mac expert Joe Kissell. Start by learning what iCloud can do, how it differs from other cloud services, and how best to set it up on Macs, iOS devices, Apple TVs, and Windows-based PCs.

Then, move on to finding out the key aspects—and hidden gotchas—of iCloud’s core features, including:

  • Photo features: iCloud Photo Library, My Photo Stream, and iCloud Photo Sharing
  • Family Sharing
  • iTunes Match and iCloud Music Library
  • iCloud Drive
  • Mail and Mail Drop
  • Contacts, Calendars, Reminders, and Notes
  • iCloud Keychain
  • the iCloud website
  • Location features: Find My iPhone, Find My Mac, and Find My Friends
  • Two-factor authentication
  • Activation lock
  • Back to My Mac
  • Backing up and restoring data

Joe also looks at what has changed in iCloud with the release of macOS 10.13 High Sierra and iOS 11, including new abilities to share storage space with family members using iCloud Family Sharing, sync your People album across devices with iCloud Photo Library, and sync data from additional Apple apps like Health and Siri. Joe explains the new Files app (which replaces the iCloud Drive app on iOS), and important changes to two-factor authentication rules and Activation Lock.

About the Author

Joe Kissell
Joe Kissell

Joe Kissell has written numerous books about technology, including many popular Take Control ebooks, with an emphasis on Apple products. He's also Senior Editor of TidBITS and a Senior Contributor to Macworld, and previously spent ten years in the Mac software industry.

Table of Contents

  • Read Me First
    • Updates and More
    • Basics
    • What’s New in the Sixth Edition
  • Introduction
  • iCloud Quick Start
  • Catch Up with iCloud Changes
    • iCloud Feature Changes
    • Storage Checkup
  • Get to Know iCloud
    • What Is iCloud?
    • Major iCloud Features
    • About iCloud System Requirements
    • About Your Apple ID
    • About iCloud Storage
  • Set Up iCloud
    • Update Your Software
    • Set Up iCloud on a Mac
    • Set Up iCloud under Windows
    • Set Up iCloud on an iOS Device
    • Work with Multiple iCloud Accounts
    • Disable iCloud
  • Use iCloud Family Sharing
    • Enable Family Sharing
    • Configure Apps and Services
    • Share Calendar and Reminders
    • Share Family Photos
    • Use Find My Noun
    • Share Media
    • Use Ask to Buy
    • Share Storage Space
  • Use iCloud Music Library
    • Understand Apple’s Music Services
    • Use iTunes Match
  • Manage Your Photos
    • Compare iCloud Photo Options
    • Use iCloud Photo Library
    • Use My Photo Stream
    • Use iCloud Photo Sharing
  • Keep Documents and App Data in Sync
    • Use iCloud Drive
    • Use In-app Data Syncing
  • Keep Mail, Contacts, and Calendars in Sync
    • Work with iCloud Mail
    • Use Mail Drop
    • Sync Your Contacts
    • Sync Your Calendars
    • Troubleshoot Contact and Calendar Problems
  • Sync Other iCloud Data
    • Work with Browser Bookmarks, Tabs, and Reading List
    • Sync Health and Siri
    • Sync Messages
    • Use Reminders
    • Work with Notes
    • Use Universal Clipboard
  • Work with iCloud Keychain
    • Enable and Configure iCloud Keychain
    • Use iCloud Keychain in Safari
    • Use iCloud Keychain in Other Apps
    • View and Edit iCloud Keychain Contents
    • Use iCloud Keychain with Another Password Manager
  • Use the iCloud Website
    • Navigate the iCloud Website
    • The Mail Web App
    • The Contacts Web App
    • The Calendar Web App
    • The Photos Web App
    • The Notes Web App
    • The Reminders Web App
    • The iWork Web Apps
    • The iCloud Drive Web App
    • The Find Friends Web App
    • The Find iPhone Web App
    • The News Publisher Web App
    • Settings
  • Find My Nouns
    • Understand What Find My Device Can and Can’t Do
    • Activate Find My Device
    • Find Your Device with a Browser
    • Find Your Device with an App
    • Find Your Friends
  • Back Up and Restore iOS Data
    • Understand How iCloud Backup Works
    • Activate and Configure iCloud Backup
    • Restore an iOS Device from a Backup
  • Use iCloud on an Apple TV
    • Set Up iCloud on an Apple TV
    • View Shared Purchases on an Apple TV
    • Use iTunes Match on an Apple TV
    • Use iCloud Photos on an Apple TV
    • Use AirPlay from iCloud
    • Use iMovie Theater
  • Use Back to My Mac
  • Manage Your Account
    • Change iCloud Website Settings
    • Change Payment Settings
    • Manage Your Storage
  • Manage iCloud Security and Privacy
    • Choose a Good Password
    • Use Enhanced Security Features
    • Check Activation Lock
    • Protect Your Privacy
  • About This Book
    • Ebook Extras
    • About the Author
    • About the Publisher
  • Copyright and Fine Print
  • Also by Joe Kissell

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