iCloud Drive keeps all of your files up to date on all of your devices. Learn some common topics about iCloud drive.
Question one: 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.
Question two: What do I need to 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.
Question three: 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.
Question four: 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.
Question five: What if my files don’t update to iCloud?
- Make sure that you have enough iCloud storage. If you need more space in iCloud, you can buy more iCloud storage or free up space by deleting content.
- Sign in to iCloud on all of your devices and turn on iCloud Drive.
- Make sure that you have an active Internet connection on your Mac and on your iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
- Install the latest versions of Pages, Numbers, and Keynote. See which versions of Pages, Numbers, and Keynote you can use with iCloud Drive.
- Create a new document and save it to see if it uploads to iCloud. If it does, see if the other documents start uploading.