If there’s one thing most portable devices are short on its storage. Smaller devices don’t have room for large storage media. Although newer forms of digital storage are smaller, they are more expensive. One of the best answers to storage shortages is using the cloud. Apple devices include some cloud storage with each device. Five gigabytes of cloud space is included at no charge and includes several features that make it easy to get the most out of the service. Users can simply go the settings menu of their device and select iCloud. Alternately, users can access their iCloud drive by navigating to www.icloudlogin.com. Signing in for the first time will activate the drive and present a series of questions to help the user choose what files and folders and going to be backed up in the cloud.
Although five gigabytes of free storage is nice, that amount of space will fill quickly. Additional storage is available for a small price. Fifty gigabytes will cost less than a dollar per month, two hundred gigabytes can be rented for just under three dollars per month, five hundred gigabytes is only about ten per month. This extra storage should provide plenty of room for photos, files, and device backups.
Other important features are included as well. Find My Phone is a great feature that allows users to find their lost device. Play Sound will display a sound at full volume to help locate it. Lost mode will notify users whenever the device is spotted and can even send messages automatically. The device can even be erased if it can be recovered. With these features, no one has to worry about losing their device or their personal data.
Other software such as the Apple iWork suite adds quite a bit of value to the device. Any tablet or other portable devices into a full-fledged productivity platform. A built-in email service will also make it easier to reach other users. The iCloud Photo Library and Photo Stream makes it a breeze to share precious moments with anyone. Apple device owners can learn more about what iCloud offers from their local retailer or by visiting the official website.