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Friday, July 25, 2014

Set up a new device from an iCloud backup

Hello_ios 7

Set up a new device from an iCloud backup


  1. Turn on your iOS device
    know immediately that you’re using iOS 7, right from its initial greeting: Slide to configure iOS 7. 
    You’ll need to click through the following setup screens:
    AChoose a language.
    Note; if you are setting up a iPad or iPod touch your device Will want to be connected to a form of Wi-Fi. Make sure you have the password to your wi-Fi available. Since it will ask you to connect to the Internet. This is important because this is where it's going to collect all the data and make sure it is up to date.

    B. Choose if You Would like Location Services, on or off. 
    Location Services allows location-based apps and websites (including Maps, Camera, Safari, and other Apple and third-party apps) to use information from cellular, Wi-Fi, Global Positioning System (GPS) networks, and iBeacons to determine your approximate location.
    NOTE; If you choose Not to turn on location services at this tine. You can always do it later
    C. Sign in to iCloud.
    Note; You can always choose to SkipThis step. There is a button that says skip. If you choose to skip this step you can always log into iCloud after you were done sitting up your device. I find that doing this is much easier.
     If this is your first IOS device you may want to check out this link. Creating a iCloud Account. And Getting started.
     If you are planning to restore from an existing backup. And not sure how. Check out this linkHow to Turn on iCloud backups on a iPhone or iPod touch

    If you are doing a iPhone it will ask you to turn on find my iPhone. This is an option.

    Add a passcode to keep prying eyes away from your data.





    Add a passcode to keep prying eyes away from your data.
    Note;  When you upgraded your iPhone or iPad to iOS 7, you were asked to enter a passcode during the setup process. Then, when the setup was complete, your device now requires this code to be entered every time you use it.Having a passcode on your device does provide some added security that will keep someone from using your device without your permission. Additionally, 

    if your device is lost or stolen, someone can not access the Settings on your device to disable the Find My iPhone features that allow you to locate the device and remotely wipe the data on the device.However, there are instances where someone may not want to have this level of security on their device. If you installed iOS 7 and now have to enter a code to use your device, it can easily be removed. 
    Go to this link to learn how to turn on and off passcode.



      1. After using an iCloud backup to restore or set up a device:
      • Your settings and accounts are restored from the iCloud backup you chose. Your device restarts and begins downloading your purchased music, movies, TV shows, apps, books, Camera Roll, and other content. If your device can’t download the version of an app that was backed up, it downloads the latest version.
        Your purchased content is automatically downloaded from the iTunes Store, App Store, or iBooks Store based on iTunes in the Cloud availability by country. Previous purchases may be unavailable if they have been refunded or are no longer available in the store.
      • You may be asked to enter passwords for iTunes, App Store, and iBooks Store accounts to restore purchased items.
         bars appear below Home screen icons for apps being downloaded.
      To make an app a priority for downloading, tap its icon.
    To check if the information on your device is fully restored, go to Settings > iCloud > Storage & Backup.
    If you subscribe to iTunes Match, you can download your songs, albums, and playlists from iCloud after other information on your device is fully restored.
    For information about messages that may appear while restoring information from an iCloud backup, see the Apple Support article iCloud: Troubleshooting restoring an iCloud backup.
    Note:   You can restore information on your iOS device from an iTunes backup instead of an iCloud backup. For information, see the iTunes Help topic Back up your iPod touch, iPhone, or iPad.