How intensively are you using iCloud?

Discussion in 'Apple Music, Apple Pay, iCloud, Apple Services' started by Faux Carnival, Nov 11, 2011.

  1. Faux Carnival macrumors 6502a

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    Hi everyone, I still use Gmail for contacts and calendars. It's accesible from everywhere and easier if I want to change platforms. (Windows Phone or Android) Plus, I have my life in my Gmail since 2004.

    Other stuff, I'm syncing with iCloud.

    And @me email address... I don't even know if I have one. :rolleyes: What are you guys doing?
     
  2. iStudentUK macrumors 65816

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    I only use it to sync calendars and reminders with iPad and gf's iPhone.

    Don't use much else, much prefer to sync wirelessly with iTunes in general.
     
  3. ramsescabello macrumors newbie

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    Only using it for Contacts syncing and "Where's my iDevice?" option. Don't think I'm gonna use it for photo stream or... anything like that.

    :)
     
  4. gloomcookie1 macrumors regular

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    I'm using iCloud for photo stream which is amazing - I haven't plugged my iPhone into my mb pro to sync photos since I got it.

    Using Calendar and Contacts - I ran into the duplicate calendar and contact entry which I had to initially straighten out - contacts duplicated because it wanted to sync my iCloud under my iTunes account as well as my .me email address. I just went into my Contact preferences on the mb pro and turned off the .me iCloud account and now Contacts are synced and clean across all devices and cloud.

    I can't say enough how quick and nice it is to have everything synced across everything.

    Also have find my iPhone and Mac going as well.

    I don't have iWork and the only app right now I have that syncs any data is the Trailers app for some reason.
     
  5. marc11 macrumors 68000

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    I sync the cal with between 5 devices and three family members.
    Mail is synced between three devices and two people.
    Bookmarks are synched between two devices and one person.
    Documents are synched between 3 devices and three people.
    Three idevices back up to icloud.
    Find my Mac/iDevice on all devices.
    .me email used by two people. (wife and young son, we monitor his mail)
    Apps, music, movies, etc synced across all 6 devices.
    Contacts between 5 devices and 3 people.
    Photostream acrosss 6 devices (one of which is my wifes ipad, she downloads pictures from our camera to her ipad and into iCloud which I then can see and store on dropbox while I am not home)

    *Devices are a MBP, Mac, ipod touch, ipad, iphone and ATV2. People are me, my wife and our son, so it is a family sharing service.

    So I would say we use it to the fullest extent possible. Wish I could use it like I use DropBox and Photobucket too.
     
  6. thunderbunny macrumors 6502a

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    iCloud for everything for me. A few minor hitches but mostly works very well
     
  7. wolfpackfan macrumors 68000

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    I'm using it for everything - email, calendar, contacts, bookmarks, photo stream and documents. Seems to be working fine for me.
     
  8. Gregintosh macrumors 68000

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    I am using e-mail, contacts, and calendars, as I have been since I got MobileMe several years ago.

    I have found Photostream to be convenient as well, since I take pictures from time to time (maybe 15-20 a month), and now I don't have to manually synch them or worry that if I lose my phone I will lose any pictures I took two weeks ago and forgot/was too lazy to synch up.

    Though I guess I'd just lose anything since the last time I charged my phone at home, since there is no way to enable Photostream synching just being on Wi-Fi, which would be MUCH more convenient since I automatically connect to a few Wi-Fi networks, and as such wouldn't have to wait until I am charging my phone overnight to get pictures pushed up to the cloud.

    Other than that, I am still looking forward to iTunes Match. That will allow me to keep about 3GB of music on my phone, the most important 3GB. Then the other 7-10GB of my library can be "on demand" if I ever decide to listen to it on the go.

    Oh yeah, and synching bookmarks across all my devices is great too, but again, thats something I have been using since MobileMe.

    I don't trust Document synching after reading about people's documents disappearing. Also, with the fact that you can't easily synch up with the desktop version of iWork, its kind of useless. I would find it to be much more interesting if I could work on a document at home, read it and make small edits on the go, and when I get back home the changes would be there.

    Editing between just an iPhone and an iPad seems kind of limited and makes iWork in the cloud about 95% less useful than it could be. The fact that you risk losing your documents completely puts that up to around 99.9% useless.
     
  9. marc11 macrumors 68000

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    Photo stream works over wifi automatically whether you are charging or not and works over any connected wifi. I think you are confusing it with back up that only works automatically while charging (although you can trigger it manually) and or iTunes wifi sync which only works on your home wifi network, although seems to work whether you are connected to power or not.
     

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