iOS Basics: Introducing the iPad, iPhone, and iCloud
• iOS is Apple’s mobile operating system (OS).
• iOS runs on iPod Touches, iPhones, iPads, and
• Interact with the OS by swiping, tapping,
pinching, reverse pinching, shaking, rotating the
• Updates since version 5.0 now happen over the
• Locate an app you don’t want and press it
until it wiggles.
• Tap the X to remove it.
• Press the Home button.
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Application Switching (Multi-tasking)
• Double-press the home button.
• Scrollable dock displays at the bottom of the
Apple’s cloud-based storage
and syncing service.
• Syncs data/documents between iDevices, Mac, and PC.
• Backs up/restores iDevices.
• First 5 GBs are free!
• Over Wi-Fi you can move everything (restore) from an old
iDevice to a new one.
• Yourname@me.com, email@example.com
• Web-based (i.e., cloud) access to your files (e.g., calendar,
contacts, notes, reminders, documents, photo streams, settings
of iDevices etc.) Note: music and movies don’t get backed up.
• Find your iPhone!
• iCloud account is created by Apple ID
• It is best to have 1 iCloud account for each
person so calendars, contacts etc. don’t get
confused with other people.
• Can have one Apple ID to buy music etc. for
the family and also have a separate iCloud