A reader wanted to know how you can use a cloud account with a tablet or a phone. It’s a fairly simple procedure.

With your phone or tablet comes your very own cloud connection. Your Android phone or tablet keeps a lot of your information in Google’s Cloud, while your iPhone or iPad connects you with iCloud.

The app store for your device remembers everything you buy from apps to music to videos. Should anything happen to your phone, you can redownload your apps and digital material instantly. If you have your contacts backed up, you can download them instantly as well.

You can also connect with other could account such at OneDrive and Dropbox. The apps for these cloud services are available in the app store for your device.


For this example, I’ll get to the Google Play Store and download the OneDrive app.


Since I already have an Outlook.com e-mail address, I can just sign in.


When saving a document from your office program, you’ll have the option of selecting device or cloud storage.


When I choose cloud storage, I have the option of picking any of the cloud accounts installed on the phone.


You can have more than one cloud account installed on your device, meaning that you could have quite a lot of free storage at your disposal.

~ Cynthia