What do you use icloud for with your ipad

Discussion in 'iPad' started by red41, Oct 8, 2015.

  1. red41 macrumors regular

    Aug 11, 2006
    I back up to my computer at home so I have 5gigs of unused space on my icloud account. I also have a free drop box account that I barely use. What do you guys like to use yours for?
  2. davidinva macrumors 6502a

    Mar 29, 2009
    Shenandoah Valley of Virginia, USA
    I use iCloud for Notes mostly. I like having my lists and observations handy on my phone, iPad, and Macbook. The new version is more useful now that you can add pictures, etc. I also a spreadsheet in Pages that I update daily. Haven't put any photos on iCloud yet, but will probably do a few that I am currently working on.
  3. DavidLynch macrumors 6502a

    Apr 9, 2015
    I use Notes heavily and appreciate the syncing to all my devices.
  4. ssls6 macrumors 6502a


    Feb 7, 2013
    iCloud....photos, backups, notes, mail, calendar, iWorks stuff

    Dropbox...work files, most MS office stuff

    one-drive...not much in it but some personal MS office stuff

    I often edit office files on the iPad, save changes to the respective locations, use a lightning to HDMI when needed
  5. ZBoater macrumors G3


    Jul 2, 2007
    Sunny Florida
  6. hovscorpion12 macrumors 65816


    Sep 12, 2011
    Pages, numbers, Keynotes, Office, Powerpoint, Excel & Pixalmator across my Macbook Pro, iPad Air 2 and 6S Plus. Since the Sept 9th keynote I upgraded to the 1TB storage for $9.99/Month with already 250GB+ already used. I do also have Notes which I have since created some drawings with my iPad Air 2/6S Plus with my Apex stylus.
  7. urkel macrumors 68030

    Nov 3, 2008
    I'm actually trying to figure out what iCloud storage is best used for too.

    I pay $1/mo for the 50GB of iCloud photo storage. I'm testing out how it works becauSe I'd like to dump my entire 200GB library on there but so far I'm unimpressed with their Apple Photos app and implementation and will probably stick to Google Photos (better search, better features and unlimited photo and video storage)

    In still going to pay $1/mo because I guess I can have iCloud backup (and that "storage is full" dialog is annoying as heck) but is really like to discover something practical to fill the other 40GB with.
  8. Faelan macrumors regular


    Sep 12, 2014
    Besides nasty tentacle laden hentai? Ahhh, just kidding... about the tentacles that is ;):D

    Well, a bunch of Word/Excel documents... some HTML files... photos... the usual stuff I suppose... and some 10GB worth of PDF files that would look really nice on an iPad Pro since they're mostly formatted for letter/A4 size!
  9. WinterWolf90 macrumors 6502a

    Jan 18, 2014
    I use it for day one journal, game saves, and things like that. I don't backup my iPad to the cloud since I do that with my mac.
  10. CaptMarvel macrumors 65816


    Sep 20, 2014
    North Carolina
  11. Badrottie Suspended


    May 8, 2011
    Los Angeles
    Lets see....
    iCloud for backup and some Pages/Keynotes files
    Dropbox for all documents, pictures, and short video clips
    Box for screen captures and pictures from online
    OneDrive for Office documents
    Google Drive I haven't put there yet.

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