Turnin on icloud?

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    How is ICloud activated...? I have an iCloud account and am using very little space. I have followed instructions but can't get to the page to activate.
     
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    Hi Ricardo--check this link out on how to set up icloud. Personally, I do not need the services of icloud at this time. I know others have found great use for it, but there is still some confusion with initial set up and the actual function of icloud versus other cloud services we traditionally know of.

    Apple launched this immediately after the big update to help people understand better the how and the what of icloud. Hope this helps you! :eek:

    See here: http://www.ipadforums.net/apple-ipa...oud-set-up-guide-help-you-get-up-running.html
     
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    Thanks..I have seen this info and video,but never had been asked to turn on icloud as I had set up the IPad via ITunes not having wifi at the time..should I go thru a reset?
     
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    First, go to your iTunes setting and make sure you have set the back up to iCloud. From everything that I have read here, not everything syncs to the iCloud. Be certain you have backed up your photos, or any other important notes by emailing it or saving it elsewhere.

    Once you have set iTunes, than do the iCloud set up on your iPad by going to settings/cloud. Here you can determine specific things for cloud support.
     
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    iTunes settings on pc iTunes site to enable backup to iCloud.i already have activated items for iCloud in settings.have an account etc.. I just never saw the turn on iCloud box during initial setup as I used itunes and not wifi at that time to setup
     
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    I am not sure what else. You have signed online to make create your iCloud account. You have set iTunes up for back up to cloud. You have gone to your iPad to settings/cloud-and that is where the hang up is. Is your cloud account different than you iTunes account? Can you verify this as being the correct one you are using? Perhaps you have to sign in on your iPad in cloud settings as well.

    Make sure also to turn "on" iCloud backup under settings on your iPad. [settings/icloud/sorage and back up/turn icloud back "on." Can you get to that screen.

    Like is said, I don't use cloud.

    Take a look at this search: How to activate iCloud - Google Search
     
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    I followed direction to set my itunes for backup to I cloud..connected iPad right clicked device which gave me a backup to pc option ..not iCloud. The pc has iCloud installed.my ID and password are stored in the icloud acct. Back up is set to iCloud..I just never saw a turn on iCloud box when setting up..
     
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    You should be activated than. You said in your original post that you have very little storage.
     
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    I have 4.6 Gb available which never changes despite added photos , apps which are iCloud set..perhaps my question is moot..just never obtained an iCloud activation question nor icon
     
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    There is no iCloud icon you will see on your "desktop" of our iPad. You know already how to verify how much storage and what you can switch off and on for backup to the cloud. For most people, 4.6 gb is a lot. So up you may not see it fill as quickly as you think.
     

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