Managing content on your iOS devices
You can transfer information and files between your iOS devices and computers using iCloud
iCloud stores your photos, apps, contacts, calendars, and more, and wirelessly pushes them
to your devices. When you make a change on one of your devices, your other devices are
automatically updated. See “iCloud” on page 16.
iTunes syncs music, video, photos, and more between your computer and iPod touch. You can
connect iPod touch to your computer using USB, or set it up to sync wirelessly using Wi-Fi.
Changes you make on one device are copied to the other when you sync. You can also use
iTunes to copy a file to iPod touch for use with an app, or to copy a document you’ve created
on iPod touch to your computer. See “Syncing with iTunes” on page 17.
You can use iCloud, iTunes, or both, depending on your needs. For example, you can use Photo
Stream to automatically put photos you take with iPod touch on all of your devices, and use
iTunes to sync photo albums from your computer to iPod touch.
Note: Don’t sync items in the Info pane of iTunes (such as contacts, calendars, and notes) if
you use iCloud to keep that information up to date on your devices. Otherwise, you might see
iCloud is a service that stores your content, including music, photos, contacts, calendars, and
supported documents. Content stored in iCloud is wirelessly pushed to your other iOS devices
and computers set up with the same iCloud account.
iCloud is available on iOS devices running iOS 5, on Macs running OS X Lion v10.7.2 or later,
and on PCs with the iCloud Control Panel for Windows (Windows Vista Service Pack 2 or
Windows 7 required).
iCloud features include:
iTunes in the Cloud—Download your previous iTunes music and TV show purchases to
iPod touch for free, anytime you like.
Apps and Books—Download your previous App Store and iBookstore purchases to iPod touch
for free, any time you like.
Photo Stream—Photos you take on one device appear automatically on all your other devices.
See “Photo Stream” on page 54.
Documents in the Cloud—For iCloud-enabled apps, keep documents and app data up to date
across all your devices.
Mail, Contacts, Calendars—Keep your mail contacts, calendars, notes, and reminders up to date
across all your devices.
Backup—Back up iPod touch automatically when connected to power and Wi-Fi. See “Backing
up iPod touch” on page 135.
Find My iPod—Locate your iPod touch on a map, display a message, play a sound, lock the
screen, or remotely wipe the data. See “Find My iPod” on page 33.
Find My Friends—Share your location with people who are important to you. Download the free
app from the App Store.
iTunes Match—With an iTunes Match subscription, all your music, including music you’ve
imported from CDs or purchased somewhere other than iTunes, appears on all of your devices
and can be downloaded and played on demand. See “iTunes Match” on page 39.
With iCloud, you get a free mail account and 5 GB of storage for your mail, documents, and
backups. Your purchased music, apps, TV shows, and books don’t count against your free space.
If you have a MobileMe subscription, you can move it to iCloud from a Mac or PC at
www.me.com/move until June 30, 2012.