How to setup iTunes on iCloud


iCloud is the cloud storage and cloud computing service from Apple. It allows the users to store the data including the music and iOS applications on the remote computer servers and download on to the multiple iOS based devices running on iOS5 or later and also on the PCs running on OS X 10.7.2 or later or running on Windows Operating System. It is the replacement of the Apple’s Mobile me and acts as a data sync for contacts, email, calendars, notes, bookmarks, remainders and more.

Apple in June 2011 has announced iOS 5, the latest version of iOS for its devices including iPod Touch, iPhone 4 and iPad 2. iOS 5 includes many features and it also runs on the current generation Apple TV. It includes the features like untethered content syncing and activation, integration with Apple’s new iCloud service. Here I will discuss how to setup iTunes on iCloud.


1. On Windows

  • First download the latest version of iTunes from here and launch it on your PC.
  • Now click on the Edit menu option followed by the preferences from the context menu.
  • Now click on the store tab.
  • Select the check boxes next to “Apps”, “music” and “books” in the automatic downloads section. This lets you to download the purchased content to the other devices through the iCloud.
  • Finally click on the OK button to save the changes.

2. On Mac OS X

  • Download the latest version of iTunes from here.
  • After installing launch it on your Mac PC.
  • Click on the iTunes menu followed by the preferences in the context menu and click on the Store tab.
  • Go to the automatic downloads section and select the check boxes beside to “Apps”, “music” and “book”.
  • Finally hit on the OK button to save the changes.

This now allows the user to download the purchased the content to the other devices via iCloud.