iCloud Mini Guide - Macworld Editors

iCloud Mini Guide

By Macworld Editors

  • Release Date: 2013-03-26
  • Genre: Internet
Score: 4
From 1,059 Ratings


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.


  • Too Basic

    By abgame65
    Had major difficulty getting all devices to sync/share files, photos, etc. This book was not helpful. Took multiple calls and screen sharing with Apple to complete setup.
  • Good

    By hhababah
  • Needs update

    By rhcote
    Good basic information but needs updating.
  • Outdated

    By Mevline
    A lot of things have changed since this book was published. Don’t waste your time.
  • Love it

    By Marvloveapple
    A good book it’s
  • Decent Overview

    By Suddyz
    This book provided a basic overview of iCloud. I think it went to far into describing iCloud and its services. I guess I was expecting a tutorial book as opposed to a this is what iCloud is book.
  • Pagos

    By nelsondani06
  • Using the iCloud

    By davebwco
    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.
  • Good read, but dated

    By 9235S
    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.
  • I don’t know

    By douchbagalow
    Ya gotta get it done