iCloud Down for 1.5 Hours This Morning

Along with the rest of you, we at iCloud Login were struggling to access our iCloud mail this morning between the hours of 8am and 9:30am. iCloud users were tweeting and reporting from around the world during the outage but Apple remained quiet on the subject until after the incident, reporting that 12% (15million) of […]

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May 14, 2012

Apple Doubles Profits to £7.2Billion

At iCloud Login, we like to keep up to date on all Apple news and affairs, and we thought this was a pretty interesting discovery. In the first three months of this year, Apple reportedly sold 35 million iPhones and 11.8 million iPads, bringing its net profits up to £7.2Billion, almost double what the industry […]

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April 26, 2012

iOS SDK Essential Training

Here at iCloud Login, we are keen to help many of you get to grips with some of the learning required for getting the best use out of your operating system, and we’ve always found the courses at www.lynda.com to be really great. iOS SDK Essential Training (2012) Simon Allardice will show you how to […]

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March 2, 2012

How to Set up your Mac and iOS Devices for iCloud

We’re here to signpost a quick guide to setting up your Mac and iOS devices for iCloud. we found a great article on Tech Radar with a step by step guide showing how easily you can back up your documents to the web and sync devices. 1. Update your Mac You need to be using […]

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February 5, 2012

Inside The Core – What it’s Like Working for an Industry Giant

As plans for the 12,000 staffed disc-shaped headquarters of Apple due to land in Silicone Valley, we were excited to read an artcle in The Telegraph, where Amy Willis talks to Adam Lashinsky on his new book ‘Inside Apple’. To read the full article, check out Amy’s article.. Apple is reknowned for being one of […]

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January 30, 2012

iCloud Infographic – What is iCloud?

This iCloud infographic is a fantastic first introduction to what is iCloud. Covering the origins of the iCloud platform as well as its capabilities the infographic looks at what can realistically be achieved by use of iCloud. On top of that it also has the basic steps for setting up iCloud. We have more detailed […]

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December 19, 2011

Steve Jobs and his iCloud legacy

Following the announcement of iCloud, Steve Job’s last product launch appearance, we felt that Steve and Apple had reached a watershed moment. iCloud seemed to be a massive step forward for computing in general and, as ever, Apple looked like they were moving the world of technology on whilst others looked on and rushed to […]

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November 9, 2011

Apple Launches the iPhone 4S

The new Apple CEO, Tim Cook introduced the next incarnation of the popular iPhone at a press conference at Apple HQ in Cupertino, Calif. Speculators had been hoping for an entirely new phone, Apple instead revealed an updated version of the iPhone 4, with a faster processor, better camera, a fully operational antenna and other […]

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October 4, 2011

How Do You Know If You Have iCloud?

You can easily find out if you already have an iCloud account.

Firstly look to see if there is any iCloud account information in these places:

On your iOS device (iPhone or iPad), go to Settings > iCloud. If you have an iCloud account active then you will see an email address under the iCloud setting heading.

On your Mac, choose Apple Menu > System Preferences, then click iCloud.

If there is no evidence of an iCloud account you can head to https://www.icloud.com and try to log in with your Apple ID and password (if you don't have those, scroll up this page for information on how to find them).

If you have an active iCloud account associated with that Apple ID you'll be able to log in to it at the iCloud site. If those Apple ID details don't allow you to login to iCloud then it's pretty safe to say that you don't have an iCloud account.

What is the iCloud?

In short, iCloud is the system created by Apple in June 2011 to seamlessly synchronise information and files between devices connected via an Apple ID. Data is pushed to all connected devices from an iCloud account where data can be stored and backed up.

How Do I Make a New iCloud Account?

If you're looking to get a new Apple ID or get one for the first time to set up an iCloud account for the first time, read 'How to Set Up iCloud' above, which walks you through the steps.

However, if you have an iCloud account already but need another, then read this carefully....

You may find a need to remove an iCloud account associated with your iPhone or iPad. This usually happens only for people who have used more than one iCloud account or Apple ID - perhaps for other family members (which is definitely not recommended).

Or maybe you need to swap to a different account or create a new iCloud login for some reason.

The process is easy in iOS, but make sure that you understand why you're doing it, because when you do, deleting the account removes all documents that are stored in iCloud from your iPhone or iPad.

Note that, in fact, you can't ever truly delete the iCloud account itself.

It will still be there should you ever need to login to it (over the web or however - all as laid out in this article), so in this scenario you are deleting it from your device.

Of course, once you've done that you are free to ignore it and just use a newly created iCloud account - safe in the knowledge that it's still there should you ever need to dig it back up.

Another word of warning - deleting the iCloud account from your device can lead to a whole range of tricky issues, so think twice and be certain before you go ahead. A single user with more than one iCloud account and corresponding Apple ID is not a good idea. Rationalising multiple iCloud accounts that you set up before you knew what you were doing is therefore sensible but do proceed with caution!

If you delete an iCloud account from your device without certainty you could create a whole bunch of errors, including failures and irregular iMessage delivery and receipt, loss of data syncing via iCloud, inability to use or reinstall previously paid for Apps that are associated with an Apple ID, loss of previous iCloud backups and much more.

In short, do not delete your iCloud account from your iPhone or iPad unless you are sure that you know exactly the reason for doing it and you understand the potential issues and risks!

It’s a very good idea to back up your iPhone or iPad using iTunes (the only complete backup!) before going ahead with an iCloud account change or deletion - just in case you cause a major meltdown!

To removing your existing iCloud Account from your iOS device, go to Settings > iCloud.

Scroll down under all the settings to find 'Sign Out' and tap on that.

Confirm the removal of the iCloud account from the device by tapping on 'Sign Out'.

Note that older versions of iOS use 'Delete Account' in the iCloud settings screen. It's the same thing and if you're running an old iOS clicking 'Delete' on the next screen will log you out of the iCloud account on that device.

This then removes all documents that are stored or syncing from that iCloud account from your iPhone or iPad, but not from that iCloud account itself.

Once the old iCloud account has been removed from your iOS device, you'll be left with a blank iCloud panel on the iCloud Settings screen. Now you will be able to create a new Apple ID and login to your new iCloud account, or change to another existing iCloud account.

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