iCloud (iPhone + iPad)

Discussion in 'iPad' started by Dukat, Mar 14, 2012.

  1. Dukat macrumors regular

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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?)
     
  2. HazyCloud macrumors 68030

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    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.
     
  3. Dukat thread starter macrumors regular

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    :(

    Thanks for the clarification.
     
  4. HazyCloud macrumors 68030

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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.
     
  5. tpr007 macrumors regular

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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:
     
  6. HazyCloud macrumors 68030

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    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.
     
  7. xkmxkmxlmx macrumors 6502a

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    I use the same ID for both. What do you mean?
     
  8. Grease2310 macrumors member

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    This.
     
  9. tpr007 macrumors regular

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  10. SuperRob macrumors regular

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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.
     
  11. billhelm macrumors regular

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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)
     
  12. maclook macrumors 65816

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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.
     
  13. tpr007 macrumors regular

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    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.
     
  14. Wyvernspirit macrumors 6502a

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    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; CPU iPhone OS 5_1 like Mac OS X) AppleWebKit/534.46 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.1 Mobile/9B176 Safari/7534.48.3)

    You can buy some more, for apple, the pricing is pretty cheap.
     
  15. Wyvernspirit macrumors 6502a

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    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; CPU iPhone OS 5_1 like Mac OS X) AppleWebKit/534.46 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.1 Mobile/9B176 Safari/7534.48.3)

    Weird double post edit.
     
  16. marksweb macrumors member

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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.
     

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