iCloud Mini Guide

iCloud Mini Guide Summary

iCloud does a lot of amazing things: It keeps your mail, contacts, calendars, reminders, and notes in sync. It instantly (almost magically) copies that photo you took of your cousin on your iPhone to your Mac, iPad mini, and laptop. It lets you work with your Macs from afar. It helps you find stranded and wayward devices, and lets you know when your friends are nearby. And it does it all for free.

iCloud encompasses so very many different features and fun bits that it’s surprising to realize just how much you can do with a free account. Let Macworld's editors help you get the most out of it. We designed this book to introduce you to iCloud: what it's made of, how to set up an account, and some best practices for backing up your devices.

This book focuses on OS X 10.8 (Mountain Lion), Windows 8, iOS 6, and iTunes 11—but we still have some helpful hints for those users with older operating systems. We hope that you enjoy our Mini Guide, but, even more important, that you enjoy iCloud and find ways to incorporate it into your daily routine.

Book Reviews


Pagos5 star



Using the iCloud5 star

I liked the ease which I was able to find answers to questions I had about setting up my iCloud account. Also, how useful the use of the cloud to backup, store and retrieve my data.55


Good read, but dated3 star

I’d give it 5 stars if it was brought up to date. This seems to 6 or 7 years old...which is an eternity in the iPhone world.35


I don’t know4 star

Ya gotta get it done45


Nice quick guidejoaniemarieh5 star

Nice quick guide to learn how to use iCloud! Seems easy55

salou - 6s

IPhone 6s - Salou5 star



Decent, if not outdated for 2019.5 star

This is an old book by today's standards, but it still gives a brief, and decent, overview of how iCloud works if you need it. It's also free, so there's no complaints there. An updated revision would be welcome.55


Worth the read4 star

Good introductory info but a little dated.45


Ok5 star



IPad mini guide4 star

I liked it! Very simple and easy to get through. Do think it most important to read as many of these type books available.45

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