With the outrun of the new Apple operating system, ios6, cloud computing has finally come of age. The iCloud facility on all Apple devices, including Mac computers and iPod Touch, allows anyone running the latest operating system to see any previously opened Safari tabs on all Apple devices registered under the same Apple ID. While the uses of this may not be immediately apparent, consider trying to remember a web address you opened on your iPhone and now want to open on your iPad, your iPod Touch or your MacBook. It is now possible to access any previously opened websites from any device, turning all your devices into one Internet connection.
How to Network Your Safari Browser With iCloud Tabs
On a Mobile device:
1. Make sure all your mobile Apple devices are updated with ios6, or OS X 10.7.4 or later on your iMac or MacBook. All devices capable of updating to the new operating system should all alert the user that an update is available. Once the update has been applied you are ready to set your devices to access iCloud.
2 . Open the settings icon on the homepage of mobile devices.
3. Scroll to iCloud on mobile devices and open the submenu.
4 . Scroll to Safari on your mobile devices and set the switch to “on”. The system will now ask if you want to sync all your devices and choosing “yes” will allow you to access iCloud tabs on all of them.
On an iMac or MacBook
1. Update your iMac PC, or MacBook to OS X 10.7.4 or later.
2. Go to the Apple menu and select System Preferences.
3. Select iCloud and enter your Apple ID.
4. Select Safari.
5. The system will now ask if you want to sync all your devices and choosing “yes” will allow you to access iCloud tabs on all of them.
In order for you to access iCloud tabs on all your devices, the devices you wish to access will all need to have this setting activated. If you wish to stop some, or all, of your Internet browsing from being accessible to other devices then you need to turn on Private Browsing which will hide your activity in iCloud tabs.
Now the facility is activated it is ready to use. If you open the Safari browser on any device that is registered with your Apple ID and click the Bookmark symbol at the bottom of the page a submenu will open. Underneath the Reading List and History entries will be the iCloud Tabs entry. Clicking on this will provide a list of all your open tabs on accessible devices.
With the new innovations introduced through Apple’s ios6, and the advent of the iPhone 5, the iCloud sharing facility has become a useful innovation. Not only can users now access all their files, calendar entries, photos and documents from separate devices, remotely, but they can also access the Internet and other facilities through one shared browsing experience. Apple’s iCloud facility has turned disparate devices into one connected computer system that can be accessed anywhere, anytime.
The ability to sync all of your apple devices is just amazing and the ease of it all is very non technical. Using iCloud Tabs mean that you can see the web pages that you last viewed on your Mac on your iPhone or iPad as well. So for example you might need to leave in a hurry when using your Mac, jump in the car and continue (as a passenger) your browsing if you are using a device with the same Apple ID.