Managing content on iPad
You can transfer information and files between iPad and your other iOS devices and computers using either iCloud or iTunes.
iCloud stores your photos, apps, contacts, calendars, and more, and wirelessly pushes them to your devices. When something changes on one of your devices, your other devices are automatically updated. See “Using iCloud,” below.
iTunes syncs music, video, photos, and more between your computer and iPad. Changes you make on one device are copied to the other when you sync. You can also use iTunes to copy a file to iPad for use with an app, or to copy a document you’ve created on iPad to your computer. See “Syncing with iTunes” on page 19.
You can use iCloud or iTunes, or both, depending on your needs. For example, you can use Photo Stream to automatically push photos you take on iPad to your other devices, and use iTunes to sync photo albums from your computer to iPad.
Note: You shouldn’t sync items on the Info pane of iTunes (such as contacts, calendars, and notes) and also use iCloud to keep that information up to date on your devices. If you do both, you may see duplicated data on iPad.
iCloud is a service that stores your content—mail, contacts, calendars, reminders, bookmarks, notes, photos, and documents—and wirelessly pushes it to your devices and computers, automatically keeping everything up to date.
iCloud features include:
Automatic Downloads—Automatically download new music, app, and book purchases to your devices.
Download Previous Purchases—View previous iTunes Store and App Store purchases and ÂÂdownload them again if needed.
Photo Stream—When you take a photo on one device, automatically get it on your other devices. See “Photo Stream” on page 52.
Documents & Data—Store documents and data for apps that work with iCloud. Find My iPad—Locate your iPad on a map, display a message, play a sound, lock the screen, or remotely wipe the data. See “Find My iPad” on page 36.
You can also back up iPad to iCloud. See “Backing up with iCloud” on page 135.
With iCloud, you get a free mail account and 5 GB of storage for your mail, documents, and backup. Your purchased music, apps, TV shows, and books, as well as your Photo Stream, don’t count against your free space.
Note: iCloud is not available in all areas, and iCloud features may vary by area. For more information about iCloud, go to www.apple.com/icloud.
Sign in or create an iCloud account: Go to Settings &get; iCloud.
If you have a MobileMe subscription, you can migrate it to iCloud at me.com/move.