When you choose to look at i Cloud on your i Phone or i Pad – you can’t!(well you can, as we’ll cover below, but it’s really not easy!For most of us what we have set up i Cloud to do will mean the minimum of storing Contacts, Reminders and Calendar entries in i Cloud (perhaps along with other data such as Photos or Mail) and, maybe, using i Cloud to backup your entire device.You can see what the steps to view your existing settings on your i Phone look like in the image below.So, they aren’t backed up there but stored there permanently.Again, it’s the same with i Cloud Drive – if you have it on, that is where those documents are stored and then they are synced to your devices from i Cloud.For now, we’ll help get you up to speed with i Cloud. Many frustrated i Phone and i Pad owners come to this site looking for the answer to ‘How to login to i Cloud? In effect, once you’ve set up an i Cloud account on any device, that device is ‘logged in’ all the time.
‘Backup’ to i Cloud only backs up music, videos and apps that you bought from i Tunes!In that case, in fact, all your email is located and stored on i Cloud in your account and is synced from there.If you have another email address (such as one provided at work or a Gmail or similar), this isn’t backed up or synced via i Cloud but is either on your device (if POP3) or on a server (if IMAP). Only ‘…@icloud.com’ email is in your i Cloud account. If you have i Cloud Photo Libary switched on you’ve actually changed the location for their storage to i Cloud permanently.They are different things and this is made more baffling by the fact that some settings choices mean that you are using i Cloud as the main storage location, and so those items are never ‘backed up’ as they live permanently in i Cloud (and so they are, effectively, already and permanently backed up there without you doing anything more).You can only sync email if you use the i Cloud email address (that would be ‘[email protected]’ or whatever you choose to put before the ‘@’ symbol).