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How to Set up and Use iCloud in iPhone/iPad/Mac/Windows

Whether you’re on an iPhone, iPad, iPod touch getting started with iCloud is simple. For new Apple devices, there’s a setup assistant built right in. This article guides to setup iCloud and use it in iPhone/Mac/Windows.


Part 1: How to Turn on iCloud in iPhone/iPad

Make sure your device is running the latest version that's supported by your device.

Step 1: Go to Settings > iCloud.

Step 2: Signing in with your Apple ID and Password.

Turn o iCloud in iPhone/iPad

With iCloud, you get 5GB of free storage that can be used for photos, videos, documents, app data, and more. And if you need more space, simply upgrade to a larger storage plan.

Part 2: Use iCloud on all your devices

Set up iCloud on all your devices to keep your photos, videos, documents, and app data safely stored and up to date everywhere.

How to set up and use iCloud in Mac

Step 1: On your Mac, go to System Preferences > iCloud.

Step 2: Enter your Apple ID, and select the services you’d like to enable.

Turn on iCloud on Mac


How to Set up iCloud in Windows PC

Step 1: Download and install iCloud for Windows.

Step 2: Turn on iCloud. Open iCloud and sign in with the Apple ID you used to create your iCloud account.

Turn on iCloud for Windows

Step 3: Select the iCloud services you’d like to enable and click Apply.

Enable iCloud services

When you enable iCloud Drive and iCloud Photos Library for Windows, it creates new folders for those files in Windows Explorer. And when you save new files in those folders, the files will also automatically appear on your other iOS devices. Learn more see how to enable iCloud Photo Library for Windows PC.