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iCloud Fundamentals

Getting on the Cloud

Section A October 9 (9-11am) Chota Room D



For those of you who are already computer application savvy, you might desire to learn something about the capabilities of iCloud and how it can be used to make your computing life easier, especially if you work in a 100% Apple environment.


Larry McJunkin will teach us these uses in this “1.0” course. Want more? Practice using what you learn here and then look for Larry to offer iCloud Technology 2.0 sometime next year.

In this iCloud 1.0 course, you will hear a lecture on these applications:

  • General: Have a thorough understanding of iCloud and iCloud Drive and how to use it in a manner in which Apple intended. Use iCloud storage to keep all important content safe, secure, and always available, even with a lost or replaced device.
  • Photos: Learn how to securely store all photos, videos, documents, music, apps, and more, and keep them updated across all iOS and Mac devices.
  • iCloud Drive: Learn how to securely store all files in iCloud and access them from an iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, or Mac.
  • Desktop & Documents Sync: using macOS Sierra (the latest operating system), learn how the desktop and documents folders can be automatically stored in iCloud drive, so every file added to these folders is accessible anywhere. They’ll appear in the built-in iCloud Drive app on iOS devices, and vice versa.
  • Family Sharing: Learn how to add up to six members of a family for sharing iTunes, iBooks, and App Store purchases, along with family photos, calendars, locations, and more.
  • Automatic Backup: Learn how to use iCloud to back up iOS devices at night when connected to wi-fi, so information can be retrieved and restored, including iMessage and purchase histories, even with a replaced device.
  • Document Storage: Learn how to store any and all files and browse them from any iOS devices or a Mac. Just download the files you need, when you need them (NOTE: this was intended primarily for the Apple iWorks suite of Pages, Numbers, and Keynote). It will work, however, with other files.
  • Email: For anyone using iCloud email, learn how all email messages in an iCloud Mail account are stored in iCloud , when they’re easily accessible on iOS devices, Macs and
  • iCloud Storage Options: Learn about the tiered storage options in iCloud. First 5 GB is free, 50 GB is $.99/mo. The latter is usually more than anyone will ever need unless storing many videos. There are more options, but rarely are they needed for individuals.
  • Apple Music: For Apple Music subscribers, learn how the entire music library lives in iCloud, so not only is all music accessible from all devices, but it won’t take up any space on your devices (it doesn’t count against the iCloud storage options).
  • Mail, Calendar, Contacts, and Reminders: With iCloud, the mail inbox (apart from iCloud email), calendar, contacts, and other important information is available on iOS devices and the Mac desktop. When an email is deleted, a calendar event added, a contact updated, or a to-do item checked off, iCloud makes the changes everywhere, on all devices.
  • Find My Phone: Learn how iCloud can help find a missing iPhone, iPad, Ipod touch, Mac, Apple Watch, or AirPods. With the Find my iPhone app, a user can track the location of any device and take other actions to secure the items data and personal information (wipe the device, send a message to the device, etc)
  • Safari & Keychain: Learn how to start surfing on an iPhone and pick up on a Mac or iPad, or vice versa and continue. Learn how iCloud Keychain can keep track of account names, passwords, and credit card numbers easily.
  • Privacy & Security: Apple takes data security and the privacy of personal information very seriously, and iCloud features are designed with user privacy in mind. All iCloud content, like photos, documents, and contacts, is encrypted when sent over the internet and, in most cases, when stored on Apple servers. If Apple uses third-party vendors to store their information, it is always encrypted and they are never given the keys.
  • Learn how to access information when away from iOS devices by signing in to View all photos and videos stored in iCloud Photo Library, and view documents saved in iCloud Drive, even those kept in the desktop and documents folder on a Mac. Also access features like Find my iPhone, Notes, Mail, Calendar, Contacts, iWork for iCloud and more.

This workshop is intended for iPhone/iPad and mac users. Those who have only an iPhone may attend, but they will not benefit as much due to the deep iCloud integration Apple has built into all their hardware.

Villager, Larry McJunkin has been working with computer technology throughout his professional career and for his own personal interests. He comes with lots of varied experiences in the “creative” side of computer work, providing website design and technical support and teaching people how to use their computers.

The tuition for this class is $5 payable to STAYinTV at the class. Register at the TVU website. A cancellation notice is requested so we may make your seat available to someone on the waiting list.

Register here.


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