What can I do with iCloud Drive?
- Keep files and folders up to date across all of your devices.
- Create new files and folders from iCloud-enabled apps.
- Work on the same file across multiple apps.
- Access the files from your Mac Desktop and Documents folder everywhere that you use iCloud Drive.
- Share files with anyone you like.
What should I do before I use iCloud drive?
- Update your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch to the latest iOS and your Mac to the latest macOS.
- Make sure that you’re signed in to iCloud with the same Apple ID on all of your devices.
- Set up iCloud on all of your devices and turn on iCloud Drive.
- If you have a Windows PC, update to Windows 7 or later and download iCloud for Windows.
What types of files can I store in iCloud Drive?
You can store any type of file in iCloud Drive, as long as it’s 50GB or less in size and you don’t exceed your iCloud storage limit. That means you can keep all of your work documents, school projects, presentations, and more up to date across all of your devices. Learn more about managing your iCloud storage.
How do I access my files in iCloud Drive?
- There are multiple ways you can access your files in iCloud Drive:
- Using any supported web browser, you can use iCloud Drive at iCloud.com.
- On your Mac, you can go to iCloud Drive in Finder.
- On your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch with iOS 11 or later, you can access your files from the Files app. On iOS 9 or iOS 10, you can access them from the iCloud Drive app.
- On your PC with Windows 7 or later and iCloud for Windows, you can go to iCloud Drive in File Explorer.
How much storage do I have in iCloud Drive and how do I get more?
When you set up iCloud, you automatically get 5GB of storage. You can use that storage space for iCloud Backup, iCloud Drive, iCloud Photos, iCloud Mail and the information from your apps that use iCloud. If you need more iCloud storage, you can buy more starting at 50GB for $0.99 a month. If you choose a 200GB or 2TB plan, you can share iCloud storage with your family, without sharing your files.