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Bryan M. Wolfe
| January 8, 2014
Apple's iCloud Helps The Police Catch A Criminal Who Stole His Neighbor's iPad
Thanks to iCloud, users have the ability to backup documents automatically whenever the device is connected to Wi-Fi. One thief didn’t know this, according to BBC News. On Nov. 2, John Jeffries decided to start his holiday shopping early by stealing his neighbor’s iPad. Instead of choosing to play a game, or watch a video, Jeffries took a photo with his new device, and then some more. After noticing the photos on iCloud, the actual owner of the device contacted the police. These photos led police to the iPad’s exact location and to Jeffries. A career criminal, who has 72 convictions, Jeffries is now spending eight months in jail. [caption id="attachment_504897" align="aligncenter" width="304"] John Jeffries[/caption] According to his lawyer, Jeffries took two iPads on Nov. 2 to help fuel his drug addiction. Attorney David Holmes concludes Jeffries "has decided he is not going to involve himself in this sort of behavior again and is going to focus on his family and resolves to be free of drugs." Are you backing up your files through iCloud? If not, be sure to follow these simple directions:
With iCloud activated, Apple automatically backs up your camera roll, accounts, documents, and settings, when the device is plugged in, locked, and connected to Wi-Fi.
- Go into the Settings app, and tap iCloud.
- Select the items you’d like to backup. Hint: choose all of them.
- At the bottom of the screen, select Storage & Backup. Make sure “iCloud Backup” is turned on.