Forum Question: How Do I Get a Thorough Understanding Of iCloud Interactions?

Hello, I just watched Gary’s video on wifi strength and that it is not the only indicator of overall communications strength. Essentially, you’re only as strong as the weakest link. The graphic above his head made it very easy to understand what he was talking about. I was in IT for 40 years. Everything from NASA satellite data collection to air traffic control systems. Graphical representation of system concepts was key to conveying information among the technical teams, management, and users. I could really be helped by an article about iCloud that shows how it interacts with apps, back ups and everything else. Can anyone suggest articles?

Comments: 3 Responses to “How Do I Get a Thorough Understanding Of iCloud Interactions?”

    4/20/17 @ 8:53 am

    iCloud is basically just file and data storage, just like storing files and data on your hard drive. By files I mean just files. That’s “iCloud Drive,” But data I mean things like events in Calendar, items in Reminders, entries in Contacts, images in Photos, etc.
    The only difference is that when you store files or data with iCloud, the files and data are then saved locally and to the server. Then any other device you have sees the same data. It is like one hard drive shared by all of your devices. You don’t need to do anything or worry about how the files and data appears on all of your devices, that is handled for you. It is like your data is “in a cloud” instead of just on your local hard drive.
    Does that help?

    4/20/17 @ 9:31 am

    Thanks. That does help a lot. And I am figuring that the Apple ID is the “root owner” of the relationships? And you can use other accounts to have different iCloud relationships on the same devices?

    4/20/17 @ 9:39 am

    Gene: Your Apple ID is your iCloud ID, yes. But you can and should only use ONE Apple ID (one iCloud Account) across all of your devices. Think of it as Apple ID = one person.

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