iCloud is a type of online service provided by Apple. It provides an email account, online storage, and backup services. It also allows you to share data between devices, such as Macs, iPhones, and iPads.
List of features that are included with iCloud:
Lk Mail – an email account is configured as the automatically for Apple devices and the access is made via Apple’s webmail interface; iCloud email addresses mostly end with mac.com, me.com, or icloud.com.
2. Contacts – Your address book store is in the cloud and it can also be sync across all your devices.
3. Calendar – If you want, you can store one or more calendars online and also sync them to all your devices.
4. Photos – Apple’s Photo Stream automatically stores all your recently captured photos in iCloud. If you want, you can use iCloud Photo Library where you can store all your images in iCloud as well as sync them across your devices.
5. iCloud Drive – This is an online storage area where you can save and download all types of files.
6. Notes – You can write all your notes in it and
you can also view them from any other device .
7. Reminders – When you set a remainder, it shows up all the devices that are connected to your iCloud account.
8. Find My iPhone – A service that allows you to locate all your Apple devices, such as your iPhone, iPad, or MacBook.
There are also many different Apple applications that support iCloud, meaning that you can save a document in a device and you can also open and edit it with each other.
For example, if you want, you can create a presentation in an iMac using Apple Keynote, save it in iCloud, then open it in your iPad at a later time.
These primary apps that support iCloud include Pages (word processing documents), Numbers (spreadsheets), and Keynote (presentations). iCloud includes web-based versions of these applications as well.
Using Apple’s iCloud service is completely free to use and can be accessed from any supported device via an Apple ID.
At the same time, if you need any additional online storage, then you can also buy extra storage space, but for this you have to pay a monthly fee.
NOTE: iCloud is an evolution of Apple’s cloud computing services. Earlier versions include iTools (2000), .Mac (2002), and MobileMe (2008). iCloud, which replaced MobileMe, was launched in 2011.