What is iCloud on iPhone?
What it is and what it is with On October 12, Apple launched the long-awaited iCloud service. So, iCloud is a cloud service from Apple that allows you to synchronize various kinds of information between devices (PC, Mac, iPod Touch, iPhone, iPad).
How to sync iPhone and iPad via iCloud?
The main advantage of the method is its simplicity; you don’t even need to connect the iDevice to your computer. It is enough to go to Settings → Apple ID (your first and last name) → iCloud and specify the Apple ID account data for synchronization, after which all marked content will appear on the iOS device automatically.
How to connect iPhone to iCloud?
On an iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch
- Select “Settings” [your name].
- Click iCloud.
- To turn iCloud on or off, click the toggle next to it.
How to find out where a friend’s iPhone is?
What to do if your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch is lost or stolen
- Sign in to iCloud.com/find or use Find [device] on another Apple device.
- Find your device.
- Mark the device as missing.
- Report lost or stolen device to local law enforcement.
How to install new iCloud on iPhone?
Go to Settings, click [your name] and select iCloud. Select apps, such as Photos, Contacts, Calendars, and third-party apps, that you want to use with iCloud. Set up iCloud on other devices to sync content.
What is iCloud and how to use it?
iCloud is Apple’s cloud storage that automatically syncs information between your devices. For example, contacts and notes between iPhone and iPad. If there is enough free space in iCloud, then the iPhone stores a backup copy of photos and other information there.
Disable iCloud Drive
There is one more iCloud Drive function that is quite new for you and me, which quietly appeared in the next iOS update. So iCloud Drive allows you to store and sync through the cloud data of applications almost all that are installed on your iPhone.
Thus, it turns out that all your Viber or WhatsApp correspondence with attachments, videos and porn pictures flies straight to the virtual storage. Again, the question is. do you need it? Disable!
On your iOS device, go to Settings. Apple ID. iCloud, scroll down the page and turn off either iCloud Drive completely, or select which applications should and which should not store your data in the cloud.
Try it. it should help. Well, if it helped, like it (click one of the multi-colored buttons).
Some documents took up all the free space on iCloud
[UPDATE: This section was relevant for iOS 10 and below. In iOS 11, “Documents and Data” includes BACKUP COPIES]
From complaints in the comments from many users, I realized that the problem of overflowing iCloud storage lies not only in photos and backups.
There is another source of endless kilobytes that just strive to fill your cloud storage. This source is called “Documents”, but this nifiga doesn’t suggest which way to dig in order to clear iCloud.
Digging through iCloud Settings, I found one interesting page. Below I have provided a short plan of action:
STEP 1. Go to Settings. Apple ID. iCloud. iCloud (yes, this is not a typo, but you need to click on the storage strip).
STEP 2. Click “Manage” and get to the page for managing your repository.
STEP 3. See the “Documents and Data” section? This is where the data that applications have ever “stored” in iCloud. Let’s clean up a little here.
The documents that take up the most space are at the very top of the list. I hope that you yourself will determine what ate all your iCloud storage space.
STEP 4. Click on “gluttony”, and in the window that opens, click on the Change button (upper right corner). You can delete one item at a time, or scroll down and Delete all.
To prevent applications from dumping their “junk” in the cloud storage. disable iCloud Drive.
How to increase iCloud storage
If you are one of those photographers who take their pictures exclusively on the iPhone 7 Plus and also store all these photos in iCloud, you definitely need to increase the amount of cloud storage. It is very simple to do this, and this pleasure is quite inexpensive. start at 0.99 for 50GB.
You can expand your storage here: Settings. [Your Name]. iCloud. Manage Storage. Change storage plan.
How to free up space on iCloud
As we just found out, the main problem with overflowing iCloud storage is photos that are stored and possibly twice. To see what takes up the most space in YOUR iCloud storage, go to Settings. [Your Name]. iCloud. Manage Storage.
And here in this place everything should become clear to you. Usually the first two sections (iCloud Media Library and BACKUP) “eat up” the entire space. Our task is to remove duplicate photos and thus free up space in iCloud.
It is not so easy to cope with Mediatek, tk. you need to manually clean up photos from your devices and wait for the changes to be applied to the photos synced to the cloud. Therefore, I suggest excluding photos from the backups you create. To do this, we do this:
STEP 1. Click on the Backups item, then on the name of your device.
STEP 2. In the SELECTING DATA FOR CREATING A COPY section, turn off the “Media Library” item (as well as the data of all those programs that, in your opinion, are not required for backup).
STEP 3. Scroll down the page and click on “Delete Copy”.
Yes, we need to delete the backup that took up all available iCloud storage space. Don’t worry, we will manually create a new copy that will no longer include the photostream. To do this, we do this:
STEP 1. Go to Settings. [Your Name]. iCloud. iCloud Backup
STEP 2. Click “Create a backup” wait until the creation process is completed.
As you already understood, we deleted the old backup and then created a new one. The new backup does not contain a photo stream, which means it takes up significantly less space in the cloud.
It may also happen that your Media Library has grown to an indecent size (more than 5GB). In this case, you need to either increase your iCloud storage or transfer photos from iPhone to computer and then delete them from iPhone.
How do I free up space on iCloud? [Instruction]
Recently I was visiting friends and I, as an “Apple lover” (who said that?), Was once again asked to help with a problem iPhone. The phone periodically popped up the message “Can’t create a backup for this iPhone because there is not enough free space in iCloud”, which was more annoying than causing any inconvenience.
This problem, if you can call it that, is faced by many iPhone owners. But what to do with it, and why suddenly all the space in the iCloud storage turned out to be full, not many people know. Therefore, today I will tell you how to free up space in iCloud
As you probably all know, when registering an Apple ID, Apple allocates 5GB of free space on its servers. These 5GB are intended for storing personal information (contacts, notes, etc.) and backups.
At first it may seem that 5GB is a lot, but in fact it is “fucking so little.” Statistics are such that more than half of users do not pay enough attention to setting up their iOS devices.
Therefore, quite often, many of them are faced with a situation where the iCloud storage is full and the above message starts to appear on the iPhone screen.
To give you an idea of what you are dealing with, below I will tell you why this message appears and what needs to be configured so that the storage is used optimally and does not overflow.
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Where did the free space go?
So! Synchronization! You know the meaning of the term “sync to iCloud”? In short, this means that the information you have selected will also be stored in Apple’s “cloud” storage.
In the future, this information can be synchronized with other devices that you use. Now take a look at the screenshot of iCloud settings below, and tell me which from the list will take up the most space.?
Correctly! Of course, the photos that you take on your iPhone, as well as backups that also automatically go to the cloud.
And now everyone who has activated the synchronization of the photo stream in iCloud honestly answer the question below, indicating your answer in the comments to the article.
How to get to photos that are synced to the iCloud cloud?
Look at the statistics and think again. do you really need it so that all the photos are copied somewhere else? Personally, I have this feature disabled. I regularly manually copy photos that are important to me to my computer (link to instructions below).
Move on. Did you know that in the iOS settings there is an option to set up an iCloud backup? What does this mean and how does it work? Every time your iPhone is connected to a charger and is in Wi-Fi range, it automatically backs up to the cloud. This is done regularly, and you usually don’t even know about it.
Management of backup in iCloud of any of your devices is carried out as follows: go to Settings. [Your Name], then scroll down the page and select the required device. On the Device Information page, there is a radio button for “iCloud Backup”.
What information is stored in the backup? I wrote about this in a separate article (here’s a link). But most importantly, the backup can also include all the same photos.
It turns out that with an incorrectly configured iPhone, the entire photo stream is copied to iCloud twice. First time in its original form, second time as part of a backup.
How to view and open iCloud Drive Files on iPhone/iPad
This is the most common reason for an overflowing iCloud storage. If you really need photos to be available in the cloud, set it up in one place. either a photo stream or in a backup (I would choose the former).
How to view photos in iCloud
I am sure that at the beginning of the article, many hesitated when I asked about photos in iCloud. If you also don’t know what this is about, here’s a little life hack that can be very useful in the future.
In this article, we are talking about iCloud cloud storage. It can be controlled both from the iPhone and from the computer. If you didn’t know, there is a site on the network with a consonant address iCloud.com. this is the place where you can access information, as well as view photos that were previously synchronized from your devices.
Go to the site and log in by entering your Apple ID details. After that, you will be taken to the LaunchPad page where the Media Library, Find iPhone, Contacts and others applications are located. I will not continue further
Well, that’s all. In this little tutorial, we tweaked your iPhone a little more and freed up space in iCloud. If the article turned out to be useful, don’t be a bastard. like it (social media buttons below).
How to sign in to your iCloud account?
Sign in to your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch
- Open the Settings app.
- Click “Login to [device]”.
- Enter your Apple ID and password.
- If prompted, enter the six-digit verification code sent to your trusted device or phone number and complete the sign-in process.
Where are safari passwords stored??
How to View Saved Passwords in Safari on iPhone and iPad
Open the Settings app and select Passwords & Accounts. Click “Passwords for sites and software” and enter the code-password or use the fingerprint scanner to get into the secure storage. After that you will see a list of saved passwords.
How to Recover All Passwords on iPhone?
When you log in to any site in Safari on iOS, and then save the password on the device, it goes to a special section on iPhone and iPad. Subsequently, you can always get access to the password if you suddenly forget it. for this you need to go to “Settings”. “Safari”. “Passwords”.
How to find saved passwords on a computer?
In the right corner of the browser, click “Open Menu”. In the drop-down list, click “Settings”. 2. On the right in the menu, click the “Protection” item and see the “Saved Passwords” button, click it and see the sites and saved passwords from them.
How to view saved passwords on a Mac?
How to view saved site passwords in Safari on Mac (macOS)
- Open the Safari browser on Mac.
- On the menu bar, choose Safari.> Preferences.
- As a precaution, the system will ask you to enter your user password (administrator on Mac). Do it.
- Open the Passwords tab.
How to see all saved passwords on Android?
View, remove, or export passwords
- Launch the Chrome app. on Android phone or tablet.
- Click the icon to the right of the address bar.
- Select Settings Passwords.
- Take the action you want: View.
How to find saved passwords on iPhone?
Passwords saved in the Keychain (iCloud Keychain) can also be viewed through the Settings of the iOS device.
- Launch iOS Settings;
- Go to the Passwords & Accounts section and select Site & Software Passwords.
- Enter your lock passcode or use Face ID (Touch ID) to sign in;
How to view passwords in iCloud?
Go to the Apple () System Preferences and click iCloud. Select “Account”. If you need to enter your Apple ID password, click Forgot Apple ID or Password? and follow the instructions on the screen.
View saved passwords on iPhone
Google account passwords
If you use Google Chrome instead of the standard Safari browser to surf the Internet, passwords from visited sites that require authorization will be stored in it. True, this is possible only on condition that you not only logged into your Google account, but also gave permission to store logins and passwords in it. Otherwise, you will either see only the data that was previously saved to the account from the computer, or, if this was not done, you will not see anything.
Go to the “Passwords” section. Under the block “Saved passwords” (does not appear instantly, but after a second or two), you will see a list of all those sites, logins and passwords for access to which are stored in your Google account. The web resource address and your login are visible immediately, and in order to see the password, tap on the corresponding line.
In the “Password” section, click on the “Show” item and confirm your intentions via Face ID or Touch ID.
Immediately after that, you will see the required information.
The same steps will need to be performed to view any password saved in the Google Chrome browser, or rather, in the Google account. Note that the above-described algorithm of actions can be applied to any other third-party browser that supports the synchronization function and provides the ability to use your own account.
Where to store passwords on iPhone
The main place for storing passwords on Apple mobile devices is an account, or rather, a branded cloud storage that is provided with it. In addition, if you actively use Google services, in particular, your browser, passwords for accessing sites will be stored in the account linked to it. Let’s consider how to get access to such important information in each of the cases.
iPhone is quite difficult to use without an Apple ID account, and if you want to store not only photos and videos in iCloud, but also application data, accounts, and some other information, this cloud is absolutely impossible to do without. It also stores passwords, but only if you previously allowed it yourself. In order to view the information of interest to us within the framework of today’s article, do the following:
- Open iPhone Settings and scroll down.
Then select the first item from the available ones. “Passwords for sites and software”. The transition to it will need to be confirmed using Face ID or Touch ID, depending on the iPhone model and the security parameters set.
Already on the next page you will see a list of accounts, services and applications, data from which are stored in iCloud. these are logins and passwords.
Immediately after that, you will see both the username (line “User”) and “Password” from the account. It is noteworthy that the latter is simply not displayed on the screenshot, although it is inscribed in this field.
Likewise, you can view all other passwords stored in your Apple ID account, or rather, in the branded iCloud storage. We remind you that the recommendations described above will be useful only if you yourself have previously given permission to save this information.
Note: The logins and passwords used to log into sites in Safari are not stored in Safari, but in the iPhone settings section discussed above. This browser does not have its own menu.
Now you know where passwords are stored on iPhone and how you can view them. There are only two options. the section “Passwords for sites and software” in the settings of the mobile device and the “Passwords” of the Google Chrome browser or any other that you use as an alternative to Safari.