Getting Started with iCloud for Mac, iPad & iPhone
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Getting Started with iCloud for Mac, iPad & iPhone

Learn how to use and get the most from iCloud and untangle your digital life!
3.7 (11 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
107 students enrolled
Created by Terry Jarrell
Last updated 11/2015
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  • 39 mins on-demand video
  • 1 Article
  • 2 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Gain a better understanding of iCloud and how it is used to share and synchronize your files, calendars, contacts and other information with all your Apple devices. Learn how to set up an iCloud account and manage different features as needed.
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  • Mac OS X 10.11 (El Capitan) and iOS 9 recommended however older versions of OS X (10.7.5 - newer) and iOS 5 will run with limited features.

Getting Started with iCloud for Mac OS X, iPad & iPhone is perfect for anyone who owns any or all of these devices. 'The Cloud' is an ever growing presence in our daily computing lives and it can become confusing at times. This course is designed to get you started off the right way and untangle the concept of how iCloud works and what it can do for you. You will learn how iCloud syncs your files and information together among all of your devices so you have access to everything you need from all your Apple devices. In addition, we will explore how to take advantage of the sharing capabilities and many other tips and tricks along the way!

Who is the target audience?
  • This course is perfect for new or moderately experienced Mac, iPad and iPhone users. Whether for business or personal use, anyone interested in taking advantage of maintaining an efficiently running and synced system will take away something new.
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Curriculum For This Course
3 Lectures 02:28

My name is Terry Jarrell and I am founder of Mac Your Macs LLC based here in sunny Florida. I have been an Apple certified consultant for more than a decade and also served on the Apple Consultants Network Advisory Council. One of my primary efforts has been helping Mac and Apple users learn more about their products and enjoy a more productive and fun relationship with their technology. I have hosted countless workshops and been guest speaker for large professional and corporate groups as well as create and teach Mac classes at University of North Florida for a number of years in addition to other class venues. I have also been a contributing writer and product reviewer for numerous magazines and newspapers in print and online.

Preview 01:00

Find out the fundamentals of what iCloud is and what it does for you.

Preview 01:28

This is a quick tips sheet to give you the system requirements for taking advantage of some, or all, of iCloud's features.

What are the System Requirements to use iCloud?
1 page
Set up & Log in
3 Lectures 10:12

You can set up a new iCloud account in different ways. This lecture will show you how to set up your account and make initial settings to get started.

Preview 07:02

Once your Apple ID is set up, log in to your account with your iPad.

Log in with iPad

Log into your iCloud account on your iPhone.

Log in with iPhone
Managing Account Details
7 Lectures 05:18

Explore the options available in Account Details.

Preview 00:38

Enter and manage your contact info here.

Contact Information

Change your password and set up additional authentication to maximize your account security.


Manage which devices you want attached to your iCloud account.


Manage and update your payment information here. Change the credit card you keep on file for Family Sharing and other purchases.


Share purchases, calendars, photos and more with up to five people you choose.

Add a Family Member

Create and Apple ID that allows you to control what they can and cannot do with iCloud using Restrictions.

Create an Apple ID for a Child
Understanding and Managing Cloud Storage Space
3 Lectures 04:12

Whether you have just a few basic calendars to sync or you want to share your entire photo library, you can adjust your storage space on iCloud to fit your needs.

Preview 00:50

iCloud getting full? Manage what and how much gets synced to iCloud.

Manage iCloud Storage on a Mac

Get the most out of your storage space on iCloud by removing what you don't need to sync there.

Manage iCloud Storage Space on iOS
Essential iCloud Features and Services
7 Lectures 17:14

Use iCloud drive to store most all of your files.

iCloud Drive

Access your entire photo library from any and all of your devices and share with others.


How does Mail sync? Find out which accounts will work with iCloud.


Keep all of your critical events, contacts info and more in sync across all your devices.

Contacts, Calendars, Reminders, Safari & Notes Sync

Sync your keychain to maintain a level playing field across your Mac, iPad and iPhone passwords.


Log in to your Mac back in the office or at home remotely.

Back to My Mac

Lost or stolen iPad, iPhone or MacBook? Track it or wire it clean with Find My Mac/iPad/iPhone! A must for the mobile user!

Find My Mac, iPad or iPhone
Tips and Reminders
1 Lecture 00:00

A few tips and reminders to maximize your efficiency and productivity!

Tips to Remember
2 pages
About the Instructor
Terry Jarrell
3.7 Average rating
11 Reviews
107 Students
1 Course
Apple expert, instructor & founder at Max Your Macs LLC

I established Max Your Macs LLC consulting and education services back in 2004 to help Mac users learn to get the most from their computers. With the introduction of iPhone, iPad and iCloud, I have grown my list of courses to cover all of the latest facets of the quickly changing tech climate and bring a friendly and productive resource to my students and clients. I have created and taught for University of North Florida, Apple Stores, Mac users groups, corporate teams, Adobe InDesign users groups and many other environments. Whether one-on-one, professional groups or classroom settings, learning the best ways to use your Apple devices will ensure maximum productivity and enjoyment.

In addition to teaching and consulting, I have also been a contributing writer for numerous online news sources, newspapers and currently I am App and Product Reviewer for iBusiness Magazine. Recently, I have also become a Rocket Matter Certified Expert. Rocket Matter is an industry leading law practice software for legal professionals. I also provide Florida Bar CLE accredited education for legal professionals on the best ways to set up and work in a digital office and use their iPad most effectively out of the office.

Client comments:

"If you are on this site, you are a Mac person. And so you have been to Apple's Genius Bar. Right? Terry and Max your Macs are the Genius Bar times 10. Terry always knows how to fix what is broken, be it software or hardware. And if he can’t fix it, he will tell you, and then find a way to get it fixed. We have been working with Terry since 2008. You won’t find a more professional or conscientious person to help you through whatever crisis you are having. And on top of that, he can teach you about all the new stuff that is going on with Apple. Terry knows the importance of treating his customers with dignity, and a sense of humor. There is nothing worse than having a computer get the best of you, and Terry knows how to make it better."

Jeffrey Blydenburgh, Architect

"Terry is extremely knowledgeable and has a genuine passion for the design and history of Apple computers. He is a Mac problem-solving wizard - no matter what challenges I present him with, he is always able to figure something out that works for my business. I have worked with Terry for years and am always amazed at how knowledgeable he is, and how easy he makes it to understand the technology and systems he sets up. He is incredibly trust-worthy and a really nice person, I highly recommend Max Your Macs."

Adele Merlo, Graphic Design

"I cannot thank Terry enough for all his assistance over the years. I have called him panicked over lost data and dying hard drives. Terry has saved the day more than once with my Mac!"

Kristia Knowles, Photographer