Using iCloud with your MacBook Pro or iPad

What is iCloud?

iCloud securely stores your photos, videos, documents, music, apps, and more—and keeps them updated across all your devices. It lets you easily share photos, calendars, locations, and more with others. You can even use iCloud to help you find your device if you lose it. We recommend using iCloud as an additional way of locating your device. If you own an iPad or iPhone, you may find it especially convenient if you need to sync files between devices.  

How iCloud works

After you set up iCloud on your iOS device or Mac, you sign in to iCloud on your other devices and computers using the same Apple ID (you only need to do this once). After that, changes you make on one device appear on all your other devices. For example, if you create a new album in Photos on your Mac, the album automatically appears in the Photos app on iCloud.com on Mac and Windows browsers, your iOS devices, your Apple Watch, and your Apple TV.

Which Apple ID should I use?

If you already have an existing Apple ID, we recommend using it on your device, as opposed to creating a new one. This will help eliminate the confusion of juggling different accounts. If you do not have an Apple ID, you can set one up using your student or personal email address.

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