iCloud is Apple's solution to store your contacts, reminders, photos, passwords, backups, and more, and seamlessly make them available everywhere. It is built into every modern Apple device. If you have recently bought your first iPhone, iPad, or Mac, you might wonder how to get, set up, and access iCloud.
Let us begin by telling you a bit more about iCloud and its requirements. After that, we will go over the quick steps to enable and use iCloud on Apple and non-Apple platforms.
The Facebook-owned WhatsApp messaging service is now testing end-to-end encryption for iCloud backups. The feature was designed to protect your chat archive while it's being uploaded to or downloaded from iCloud and stored on Apple's servers (at rest).
Apple has boosted the security and privacy of iCloud services further by switching end-to-end encryption for Safari bookmarks, preventing anyone but you from accessing them.
When you own multiple iPhones and iPads, you may want to sync them so that they have the same contacts, reminders, photos, videos, files, and apps. Doing this ensures you can pick up any device to make FaceTime calls, check your calendar event, enjoy apps, see pictures, or start a document on the smaller iPhone screen but finish it comfortably on the large iPad.
Thanks to iCloud, you can have all your essentials sync wirelessly on your iPhones and iPads. If you wonder how to do that, here are the easy steps to sync iPhone to another iPhone or iPad.
Apple's Hide My Mail feature along with the ability to use custom email domain with iCloud Mail are now both available, ready to be configured via the iCloud.com website.
After launching iOS 15, iPadOS 15, watchOS 8 and other related software updates, Apple has now brought design tweaks to its iCloud Mail app on the web.
If you plan on installing iOS 15 when it releases publicly, you may want to temporarily turn off the new iCloud Private Relay feature because it's currently in beta and Apple says that people using it may experience various website issues.
One of the many features that Apple revealed earlier this year as part of the unveiling of iOS 15 is called iCloud Private Relay. It's part of the suite of new features bundled with an iCloud+ subscription. And while Apple stills plans to launch it later this year, it won't be as a ready-to-launch feature, but a beta to start.
Apple has now begun developer testing of custom iCloud email domains which will launch publicly in the fall as part of other new features advertised under the iCloud+ umbrella name.
Apple bills iCloud as a safe place to store a user's digital footprint, from documents to files to just about everything else that can be stored in the cloud. However, some folks out there in the wild will do just about anything to find personal, revealing photos of others. Like one man who has apparently broken into thousands of iCloud accounts on the hunt for explicit photos.
Apple's launched a new iCloud Passwords app that lets Windows users view and manage any saved website passwords in Safari and use them in Chrome or Edge, right on their PC.
Apple this week revealed a new initiative that's meant to help protect children. The Expanded Protections for Children effort is three-fold, each feature baked into Apple's major platforms. Two of the new additions appear to be going over well enough, but it's the other one, the photo scanning one, that's ruffled a lot of feathers.