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iCloud Drive App For iOS, Mac, Windows

iCloud Drive is the latest updated version of the iCloud that can be used with the iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch with iOS 8, Mac computers with OS X Yosemite and PCs running Windows 7 and above. It is basically a cloud storage service that is provided by Apple to their users of the Apple devices like iPhone, iPad and the iPod Touch. To learn what the iCloud drive is, you can refer to the article Introduction to iCloud Drive. You can also learn what the pricing for the available storage plans Apple has for the iCloud Drive in iCloud Drive Pricing. So before making the jump shift to iCloud Drive, make sure you are ready for it because after upgrading to iCloud Drive, you cannot downgrade to iCloud again.

In competition with other cloud storage spaces like dropbox, google drive, boxnet, etc. the developers have developed the iCloud Drive app that you can use on your iOS 8 run Apple devices, on your PCs running Windows 7 and above and Mac running the OS X Yosemite and above.

  • One major setback of the iCloud Drive app on iOS devices is that this app requires a third party app is required to manage your files and folders uploaded in your iCloud Drive.
  • The best third party app for managing iCloud drive files on your iOS devices is  Documents 5 by Readdle. It is a universal as it also lets you connect to various cloud services like Dropbox, Google Drive and iCloud Drive.
  • Basically, learn how to edit, manage and move your files across the iCloud Drive even from the iOS devices using Documents 5 by Readdle.

iCloud Drive app

How Do You Use your iCloud Drive App?

  1. On iOS 8 device: From your iOS 8 run Apple device, run any of the application of the iWork package which can be Pages, Numbers, or Keynote. Making use of any of the iWork app on your iOS device will then automatically save your work to iCloud. Thus, this is the basic thing you can do with your iCloud Drive app on your iOS 8 device.
  2. On Mac with OS X Yosemite: If you are using a Mac with OS X Yosemite, you will be able to find the iCloud Drive app on the Finder sidebar on your Mac.
    • To find the Finder sidebar, make sure to click on the Finder icon on the Dock of your Mac.
    • The finder sidebar will then open.
    • You can then easily locate the iCloud Drive app and you can run it.
    • By browsing through the iCloud Drive on your Mac, you can see all your files and folders on your iCloud Drive.
    • If you wish to store the documents too in your Mac because it is not necessary that all your files you store on your iCloud Drive come from your Mac. Simply copy the files from your iCloud Drive to your Mac which is quite easy and simple to do.
    • You can also delete your files on iCloud Drive on your Mac by simply choosing to delete those files you might not need.
  3. On Your PC with Windows 7 and above: Basically, you would have to locate the shortcut of the iCloud Drive app that you have installed onto your PC. The shortcut can be on the Start Menu, Desktop or wherever you have chosen to place it during or after the installation of the iCloud Drive.
    • On your PC, reorganize your files and folders of your iCloud Drive using the desktop application.
    • You can also add and create new folders like you would to your PC, then also copy your files from the iCloud Drive.

On your browser, you can also access the iCloud Drive easily on www.icloud.com. This will need you to perform your iCloud Login with your Apple ID. On iCloud.com, you can also upload files, email files using your iCloud Email, download files, delete those files you don’t need anymore, organize files in folders and rename your files and folders that are in your iCloud Drive.

Introduction To iCloud Drive

The iCloud Drive was first launched alongside the iOS 8. It is a cloud storage space provided by Apple so that their users can manage their documents across their Apple device and iCloud. The iCloud Drive subscription plans ranges from free to a monthly fee of $19.99 per month for 1TB of free storage.


What do you require to use the iCloud Drive:

  1. First, you need to have an apple device running iOS 8 Firmware and above.
  2. Then, you need to create a Apple ID by going to your Apple device’s ‘Settings > iTunes & App Store > Create New Apple ID. Therein, proceed along with filling out the form of creating a new Apple ID by providing your name, your desired Apple ID and your billing address. Then, continue by agreeing to the ‘Terms and Conditions and Apple Privacy Policy’ and by clicking the Agree button several times, you would have thus created a Apple ID.
  3. You can then proceed to Toggle On the iCloud app on your Apple Device by going to your Apple device’s Settings and you can have this option Toggled Off if you do not wish to sync your iCloud Drive with your Apple Device. A Toggle On indication would appear green next to the iCloud Option.
  4. When you have created the Apple ID, use that to perform a iCloud Login on iCloud’s webpage – www.iCloud.com.
  5. Remember iCloud is also a desktop application you can use on your desktop – your Mac or your PC. For Mac, it has to run the OS X Yosemite and for your PC, it has to run Windows 7 or later.

Latest Features you can use on iCloud Drive:

  • You can also safely store your iWork like your presentations, spreadsheets, PDFs, images, and any other kind of document on your iCloud.
  • Then, those iWork documents can be easily access on your Apple devices like your iPhone or iPad or iPod touch, or your desktops – Mac or PC.
  • To simply upload files to your iCloud, drag them across to your iCloud Drive folder on your desktop applications. Or you can even start a new iWork document on your Apple devices and they will be automatically saved via iCloud and you can access them via any of your devices or desktops that are synced.
  • Mentioned above is that when you make a new iWork file in any of your synced devices, it will appear on all your synced devices. Well, the same goes to the fact that you can edit that particular iWork file on any of your synced devices even on your iCloud application on your desktop.

Remember, the latest features of the iCloud drive enables you to use this application on your iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, your Mac and your desktop. Use iCloud drive to never lose your important documents.