iCloud (iPhone + iPad)

Dukat

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Is iCloud space based on your account and shared between all your apps, or a separate allocation by device? (i.e. My free allocation is used up by my iPhone, will there be no space left for the iPad?)
 

HazyCloud

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Is iCloud space based on your account and shared between all your apps, or a separate allocation by device? (i.e. My free allocation is used up by my iPhone, will there be no space left for the iPad?)
All of your devices share the same pool of storage space so if your iPhone is using the 5 GBs, your iPad won't have any to use.
 

HazyCloud

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If you feel your iPhone is using more than you think it should, try going to Settings>iCloud>Store & Backup>Manage Storage>iPhone and looking at your Camera Roll. You may want to turn off the backing up of pictures/videos.
 

tpr007

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It still REALLY irritates me that I have one user id (tpr007) for my iTunes account, and needed to create a new one for iCloud. It's so disjointed ::mad:
 

HazyCloud

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It still REALLY irritates me that I have one user id (tpr007) for my iTunes account, and needed to create a new one for iCloud. It's so disjointed ::mad:
But you don't. Your Apple ID and iCloud account can use the same email address. You don't have to have 2 different ones.
 

SuperRob

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You probably have some VERY bloated apps saving data to iCloud that don't need to be. You can individually manage these in your iCloud settings. I had at least one magazine app inexplicably saving EVERY issue to iCloud, so I shut that one out. By default, I turn off iCloud for any app that I don't explicitly want sharing data between devices.

My wife and I have two iPhones and two iPads all sharing ONE iCloud account, and we haven't come close to maxing out the free 5GB yet.
 

billhelm

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maclook

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Totally sucks. It should be 5gb per device. Someone who owns an 64gb iPad and a 32gb iPhone have as much storage as somebody with one 8gb iPod Touch. I can only use iCloud for one of my two devices which sucks because it is more convenient than plugging into your computer.
 

tpr007

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I think you have to convert the old style of apple id (one word username) to your email address before it will work.

I had to do so in order to use Find My iPhone a while back (before iCloud)
When I originally logged in with my username it told me I needed to use an email address, but it just created a new account and didn't merge my old one. Sucks.
 

Wyvernspirit

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You can buy some more, for apple, the pricing is pretty cheap.
 

Wyvernspirit

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Weird double post edit.
 

marksweb

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Right, looks like its time to finally buy some more storage then! Wonder how much the iPad will need :/
My iPhone is at 4gb with 2.5 of that on photos.