Understanding the Cloud: How to Properly Use It

These days, if you own a phone or computer then you have probably used the Cloud at some point or another. The Cloud has been around for some time now and many of us are aware of its existence, but we don’t really understand how it works. Our phones and laptops constantly remind us of the presence of the Cloud, but many of us don’t understand how to properly utilize all of its available functions.  

If this lack of familiarity with the Cloud is something that you can relate to, then worry not. Here is how the Cloud works so you can understand how to use it properly. 

Upload pictures and videos 

If you are someone that has a device, you will be more than aware of just how limited you are in terms of memory. This is especially the case if you are someone that likes to take pictures and plenty of videos, as there is only so much space on a phone and computer along with the room that is already being used up by other applications.  

This is one of the main uses of the Cloud. People upload their photos and videos there as which means that they do not have to use up all of the memory that they have on their devices. What many people do not know is that once you have all of your photos uploaded to the Cloud, you can access them from essentially any device as long as you have all of the necessary login details. 

If you are someone that owns a digital photo screen or you have purchased a digital screen in general from https://www.digitalframe0.com/product-category/digital-signage-displays/, then you will be able to link your Cloud account to these digital screens and display any pictures or videos that you may wish to put on the screens.  


If you are someone that has had to replace your phone at one point or another, then you have probably had the extremely annoying experience of having to transfer all of your contact details to your phone, which can be annoying if you have a lot of contacts. Thanks to the Cloud, all of the contacts that you had on a previous device can be transferred straight to your brand new device without having to do any of the work for yourself.  

Note Sync 

If you are someone that finds yourself making lots of notes on your devices throughout the day, then you may get frustrated when you have to try and remember which device you have made the notes on. If you use the Cloud, then all of the notes that you make on your devices will Sync and you will be able to access them no matter which device you are currently using. There is no point in making notes if you are only going to forget where you have stored them, so being able to do this is extremely useful. 

Laura Hartley is a software development designer and a writer. Before joining lotusrb.org, she used to work in the IT industry