Apple iCloud in Education is a very useful tool
March 03, 2020

Apple iCloud in Education is a very useful tool

Sandy Hinding | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 7 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with Apple iCloud

  • We use Apple iCloud for staff devices to store and create cloud backups of Apple Applications.
  • We also are a 1 to 1 Pad district for many of our students, and we use Apple iCloud in our Middle Schools.
  • Students can easily access documents from their iPad, and the documents follow them if they have to use a different device.
  • Automatically store content from many common apps.
  • Easily set up managed accounts for students to use.
  • Apple provides well-written help documentation for all aspects of Apple iCloud.
  • I am not a fan of the Apple iCloud: Desktop & Documents in the cloud feature.
  • Content from some Apple Applications is challenging to move from one computer to another without the use of Apple iCloud.
  • Currently, in the middle of the replacement of staff devices and Apple iCloud has been beneficial, making the migration process easier and more reliable.
We have found that Google Backup & Sync and Apple iCloud between them have all the bases covered. While Google is excellent for many things, as an Apple-centric environment, we utilize both systems. Between them, we have been able to reduce our expensive on-prem file storage system greatly.
For anyone who uses Apple products, Apple iCloud seamlessly integrates with the iOS/OSX and allows for timely, reliable backup as well as continuity of access to documents. When used alongside Apple's proprietary apps, in particular, the user will have a positive experience

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For anyone who uses Apple devices, and in particular both OS X and IOS, Apple iCloud is a must. Backups are seamless, just set and forget. Access to documents from any of your devices dramatically enhances productivity. It is easy to add storage at a meager price, and also easy to downgrade your storage needs at any time if needed.

Apple iCloud Feature Ratings

Video files
Audio files
Document collaboration
Access control
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File search
Device sync
User and role management
File organization
Device management
Storage Reports