Two-step verification is one of the most effective ways to protect your data. When activated, you must enter both your password and a randomly generated code from Apple when you change your Apple ID or make purchases from a new device. Log in to your Apple ID in your web browser, click on Password and security and follow the instructions on the screen.
2. Keep your nudes hidden
If you do not feel secure enough with your private photos on iCloud, even after enabling two-step verification, you can ensure that your photo stream is never uploaded to the servers as follows from Apple in the first place. On iOS 8 go to Settings> iCloud> Photo & # 39; s and disable "My photo stream" and "Share photo".
3. Backing up
Thanks to the cloud it is possible to automatically back up your photos, accounts, documents and settings when your iPhone or iPad is connected, locked and connected to wifi. On iOS 8 go to Settings> iCloud> Backup and enable iCloud Backup. You can even delete some of your local files, such as images, to save space on your device.
4. Save space
Save space by disabling backup storage for applications that you rarely use or that do not require cloud backup. For example, it's important to back up your contact list, but do you really need to back up your whatsapp chat logs? On iOS 8 go to Settings> iCloud> Storage> Manage Storage> Your iPhone> and select which apps you want to back up.
5. Google contacts to iCloud
Easily migrate your Google contacts to iCloud by logging in to your Gmail account, clicking on the red Gmail text just above the red compose button on the left side of the screen and contacts to select. Now click on the "More" button in the top toolbar and select "Export". A new window appears, select the contacts that you want to save and export as a vCard format. Log in to your iCloud account on your computer and drag the exported vCard to your Contacts folder. To see these contacts on your iOS device, go to Settings> iCloud and ensure that "Contacts" is enabled.
6. Go off-grid
Hate iCloud and everything it stands for? It's OK, you don't have to use it. On iOS 8 go to Settings> iCloud and select Log Off. You can still back up all your data except that you have to do it the old-fashioned manual way by actually connecting your Apple device to your computer and backing up via iTunes.
7. Save each file
You do not only need to save specific Google files to Drive. When you download the desktop app, a folder is created in which you can drag and drop any file. Do you want to transfer a lot of Word files, mp3 & # 39; s or even a video from one computer to another, but don't have a dongle at hand? No problem, just use Google Drive.
8. Share your documents
With Google Drive you can make your document public, private or available for a select number. Click the blue Share button in the upper right corner of your document and type the names of the people you want to share it with under & # 39; Share with others & # 39 ;. To create a public link, click on the small chain link icon in the top right corner.
9. Defend your drive
Google has its own two-step verification – it was actually one of the first users of the system – and it's a piece of cake to use. While you are signed in to your Google account, click your name in the upper right corner and then Account> Security and click the "Password" option to enable two-step verification before following the on-screen instructions.