iCloud is one of the best services that Apple has to offer and no doubt it is a great service. It allows you to do all the basic things that you want to on a cloud storage service. All the basic things are available on iCloud and iCloud is one of the most used cloud services in the world.
But why should use iCloud instead of other cloud services? What’s so unique about iCloud that most of the Apple users recommend it? Well, let’s find out.
Why should you use iCloud?
You can easily make a backup of your device on iCloud Drive. Unlike other services, this is a native Apple service and all of the data of your website will easily be backed up on the iCloud Drive and you can restore from those backups any time you want to as long as you have those backups available on the iCloud Drive.
- iCloud Photo Library:
iCloud Photo Library is another reason to use iCloud. As soon as you take a picture on any of your devices, it gets synced with all of your devices which are running the same iCloud account meaning that you will be able to access those photos from any device you want to.
- Find My iPhone:
Find My iPhone is another reason why many people use iCloud. Find My iPhone secures your device and all of its data so in case if you lose your device or it gets stolen then no one will be able to access it.
- iCloud KeyChain:
iCloud KeyChain is another reason why many people recommend using iCloud because instead of a third-party app, iCloud has this built-in feature and without any other app, you can easily store passwords, credit card info and other information and easily use them across devices.
- Conversations Backup:
You can easily store your conversation on iCloud Drive. Whether it’s messages, iMessage, WhatsApp conversation or any other app that support backup. You can make a backup of your conversations and use those backups on other devices when you need to.
- Available on all devices:
iCloud is easily accessible on all the devices. Other cloud services may or may not be available for all the devices but iCloud is easily accessible on all devices including iOS, Mac and PC. You can manage your iCloud account from these devices and sync your files with these devices.
- Family Sharing:
When you have a storage option that’s big enough(200 GB or 2 TB), then you can easily share your storage plan with up to 5 of your friends or family. They will be able to use your storage plan but all the users will have their data stored privately and securely.
All of the purchases that you make through a device e.g a song through iPhone then that song will easily be accessible through other devices which are using the same iCloud Account.
- Save attachments:
You can save attachments directly from emails to your iCloud Drive. Any attachment that you want to save for later use, you can easily store it on iCloud Drive. All type of file formats is supported.
- Location Sharing:
You can share your location with friends and family. When anyone will interact with you using an Apple service e.g iMessage then they will be able to easily know about your location.
- Photo Sharing:
Another small but useful feature is that you can share the photos stored on iCloud Drive with anyone via a link. Whether Android or iOS, it is accessible from any device(iOS12).
These are some of the features which make iCloud stand out better than the rest. If you know about other features of iCloud, share them in comments below.