You have all sorts of important stuff on your iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch, like your photos and videos. iCloud automatically backs it up daily over Wi-Fi when your device is connected to a power source. You don’t have to do a thing. And when you set up a new iOS device or need to restore information on one you already have, iCloud Backup does the heavy lifting. Connect your device to Wi-Fi and enter your Apple ID and password. Your personal data — along with your purchased music, movies, apps, and books — will appear on your device, automatically.4
When you sign up for iCloud, you automatically get 5GB of free storage. Your iCloud storage is used for iCloud Backup, app data and documents stored in iCloud, and iCloud Mail (iCloud.com email accounts). If you need more storage, you can easily purchase an upgrade right from your device.
Apple takes data security and the privacy of your personal information very seriously, and iCloud features are designed with your privacy in mind.
Sign in to iCloud.com from any Mac or PC and you can access important iCloud features like Find My iPhone, Mail, Calendar, Contacts, iWork for iCloud beta, and more.
Whether you’re on an iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Mac, or PC, getting started with iCloud is simple. For new Apple devices, there’s a setup assistant built right in. And for everything else, setup takes just a few quick steps.