Set up iCloud on all your devices. The rest is automatic.

Get iCloud up and running on your iOS device in a few easy steps. Then set up iCloud for your Mac or PC.

Step 1

Make sure your device is running the latest version of iOS.

If you’re setting up a new iOS device, or to update to the latest version of iOS, go to the Settings menu, tap General, and tap Software Update to see if there’s an update available.

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Step 2

Turn on iCloud.

When you turn on a new iOS device or after you’ve completed the update to the latest version of iOS, follow the instructions in the setup assistant to activate your device and set up iCloud.1

If you skipped the setup process, tap the Settings icon on the Home screen, select iCloud, then enter your Apple ID.

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Step 3

Enable automatic downloads.

To enable automatic downloads for your music, apps, and books, tap the Settings icon on the Home screen and select iTunes & App Stores.2

Step 4

Turn on iCloud for the rest of your devices.

To get the most out of iCloud, set it up everywhere.