Daily Tip: How to set up a free iCloud account with iOS 5

New to iPhone, iPad touch, or iPad and curious how to set up one of Apple's new, free iCloud accounts? Not only is iCloud great for email, calendar, and contacts, it also lets you backup your important settings and information. Luckily, creating a new iCloud account is a very simple process.

  • Open Settings from your home screen
  • Click on Mail, Contacts, Calendars

  • Click on Add Account...
  • Select iCloud at the top of the list
  • Click on Get a Free Apple ID

  • Enter your location
  • Enter your date of birth

  • A new window will now open asking you to use an existing email address or get a free @me.com address

  • Select get a free @me.com email address

  • Fill in all your details and select next
  • Accept the iCloud terms and conditions

  • That's it done, you now have a new iCloud account all set up and ready to go on your iOS 5 device!

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