Opting Out of iCloud
Of course, iCloud isn’t for everybody.
A growing number of services can be found that offer an element of cloud computing, and iCloud is simply the latest of these. While the idea of having data stored remotely might satisfy any disaster recovery concerns, there are also security implications that some users might feel uncomfortable with. There is an element of control about all of this, and keeping your own copies of purchased data might be preferable to syncing via the cloud.
As a result, you might choose to opt out of using iCloud. So how might you do this?
It’s actually quite simple. There are two ways that you can avoid using iCloud at this stage; the first is to avoid upgrading to iOS 5. This approach has a downside, however. Updating an iPhone or iPad is a popular past time, something that is looked upon with fevered anticipation for all of the new features that are delivered. You might find that there is some other aspect of iOS 5 that you want to try out, so not updating could be counter-productive.
Alternatively, you could simply update and not use iCloud. As things stand you can still use the old-fashioned syncing via iTunes on your PC or Mac, so there is no compulsion to start using iCloud’s wireless sync.