Some months ago, I walked you through the mystery of the iCloud.
To sum it up in few words, the iCloud will sync
- your pictures (taken with your iDevice,
- your music
- your videos bought on iTunes
- your docs created with Page, Keynote and Numbers)
I wanted to come back on this notion, after using it a lot these days.
When you buy and download content on iTunes, it’s up there in the iCloud ready to be synchronised accross our i-devices (up to 5 devices).
You are not obliged to sync all the content (disable the option in the “Settings“), it is not mandatory for all your i-devices to contain all the content you own.
I automatically sync the pictures across my iPhone, iPad, MacBook Pro and Apple TV. Same for the docs.
When it comes to media content bought on iTunes, I prefer to synch manually. Why ?
Because I own
- a 16gb iPhone4,
- a 64gb iPad2
and that they are fully booked so I have to be cautious about the storage….
I only download the TV shows on the device I need to play it from then delete it after viewing so to allow space for the next episode. I don’t loose it because it’s on the cloud !
So when I want to listen to an CD I bought on iTunes,
- I just browse the iTunes store
- and choose “Purchased“
This time I wanted to download the Cee Lo Green‘s album I bought on my iPad to my iPhone,
- so I picked “Music“,
- and “not on this iPhone” and scroll down to Cee Lo Green,
- clicked on “the iCloud”
- and then VOILA! it downloaded (free of charge, because I already paid for it) on my iPhone
Do the same for the TV shows but select “Video” instead of “Music“.
And remember up to 5 i-devices can host your content bought on iTunes.
Want more infos on the iCloud ? Check out our ChaseIt Or Bchased review.