Take Control book about iCloud


(Jack F) #1

Is there one for managing iCloud?

John Ferman
Minneapolis, MN

My doctor says I have a malformed public-duty gland and as a result have a severe morale fibre deficiency, so I should not be expected to save the world."


(Mark Williamson) #2

Yes. "TAKE CONTROL OF iCloud” is up to version 6, covering High Sierra and iOS 11. A minor update is planned for Mojave and iOS 12, according to the Take Control website.


(Jack F) #3

Thank you, Mark. Would it explain how to purge iCloud of all files. I learned tonight that iCloud backs up my devices everytime they are put on a charger. This means iCloud is saving all sorts of junk. How do I order the Take Control?

John Ferman

Minneapolis, MN

My doctor says I have a malformed public-duty gland and as a result have a severe morale fibre deficiency, so I should not be expected to save the world."


(Alan Forkosh) #4

The Take Control catalog is at https://www.takecontrolbooks.com. THe iCloud book entry is at https://www.takecontrolbooks.com/icloud. Note that if you are a Tidbits member, you can get a 30% discount on all e-book orders of Take Control Books.

Alan Forkosh Oakland, CA
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https://al4kosh.com


(Mark Williamson) #5

Thank you, Mark. Would it explain how to purge iCloud of all files.

There’s a section on managing your iCloud storage. I don’t think it mentions purging all files, but I don’t know why you would want to do that.

I learned tonight that iCloud backs up my devices everytime they are put on a charger. This means iCloud is saving all sorts of junk.

If you have a Mac signed into your iCloud account, you can view your general iCloud space usage in System Preferences > iCloud > Manage…

One of the categories you will likely find in the left column is Backups. Click on it to see how many backups are currently stored in your iCloud. Most likely, there is one backup per device. You can delete an entire backup, but you cannot see within and remove parts.

How do I order the Take Control?

Visit https://www.takecontrolbooks.com to view what books are available and purchase copies.

—Mark

(no connection with Take Control except as a satisfied customer/reader)