How iCloud works Drive
Unfortunately, its reliable mobile phone he took his last breath and as a result, out of necessity, had to buy a new mobile phone. Thanks to the advice I gave you in my guide on which smartphone to buy, you are oriented to buying a iPhone. So, you are the proud owner of a device with the bitten Apple logo, but, being the first time in the company of an Apple device, you think you are a beginner. If you clicked on my guide, why would you like to know how? ICloud Drive service worksPlease know that I can help you clarify the matter.
In this tutorial I will solve step by step all your doubts about the operation of this service cloud storage, explaining in detail how to use it to store your documents Online. Before starting this guide, it is necessary to make a little introduction about what iCloud Drive really is. In fact, you should know that it is an additional service linked to iCloud, a storage tool for photos, videos, backups and data that Apple devices offer natively. Specifically, iCloud Drive is a service free which, being part of iCloud, will allow you to store documents Online. Also, keep in mind that all iCloud services are accessible and usable from iOS devices, but also on Windows PCs and MacOS: this way you will always have access to everything you have stored or backed up.
Since, as I have just explained, it is a native, free and easily accessible service, I think it is necessary to explain in detail how it is used. All you need is a few minutes of free time. Have your iOS smartphone handy (it is a service that is not available in Android) and carefully follow the instructions that I am about to give you, you will see that you will be able to understand how iCloud Drive works in the blink of an eye, we bet? As usual, before we start, I want to wish you a good read.
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How to create an Apple ID (preliminary procedure)
If you want to use iCloud and all its features Backupincluding the iCloud Drive cloud service, the first thing to do is make sure you have successfully created an Apple ID. In theory, this procedure should have already been performed during the setup of your iOS mobile device: creating an Apple ID is necessary for the use of an iPhone or iPad.
However, for more complete information, and to meet your needs as much as possible, if you have not done this procedure yet, I will explain what to do to create an Apple ID.
To create an Apple ID it is necessary to go to the official website of the Cupertino company. Page of Internet that I have indicated refers to the corresponding registration form for creation. Free Apple ID. You will then need to fill in all the required text fields and continue pressing the button Follow. Please note that you will then be asked to confirm your identity via an email sent to the address you provided during registration.
Do you need to know what is the tutorial that will allow you to create an Apple ID? No problem, I can help you: I suggest you read my in-depth guide dedicated to the topic where you will find the explanation step by step.
Therefore, make sure you have successfully completed the procedure to create your Apple ID; only by acting in this way can he begin to use iCloud and take advantage of the cloud storage service, iCloud Drive.
How to activate iCloud Drive on iOS
iCloud Drive is a cloud storage service based on iCloud, the native service for Apple devices. To use it and allow iCloud to sync online all documents to be uploaded to this service, you must have enabled iCloud backups and activated the related iCloud Drive item.
To check this procedure, go to the application configurations iOS (symbol of a gear ) and touch its name to access the special section dedicated to iCloud settings.
From the next screen, tap on the iCloud item and verify that, corresponding to the wording Applications that use iCloud, the writing is active iCloud Drive. If this is not active, move the control lever OFF a EN to activate it
However, keep in mind that iCloud Drive storage space is limited as iCloud is a backup service that offers the ability to use only 5GB of storage. free. However, you can upgrade your iCloud storage plan (and consequently iCloud Drive too, at any time).
To do this, click on the item Manage space from the iCloud screen and then press the text Boost. Purchase plans to increase iCloud storage are as follows:
- 50 GB from space to 0,99 euros per month
- 200 GB from space to 2,99 euros per month
- 2 TB from space to 9,99 euros per month
How iCloud Drive works on iOS
Once iCloud Drive is activated, you can use it on your iOS device through Apple's default app, called Expedient. The application in question should already be in the memory of your Apple device, but if you deleted it by mistake, you can easily reinstall it. In fact, search for it using the App Store search engine and hit the button with the speech bubble symbol with a down arrow to reinstall it in your device memory.
The application has two main screens: the section Recent which allows you to view all recently opened documents and section Glance, through which you can have access to all the files uploaded to the iCloud Drive cloud storage service.
Then press Browse and then the redaction iCloud Drive to view all the documents you have stored online. If these are not immediately available for reading, the speech bubble symbol with a down arrow. Then touch the document you want to access to download it to your device memory.
Once you have downloaded the document to your device memory, you can view it in offline mode. Note that as long as you open the document in question, you can possibly share it in other applications as well. To do this, press the button with the share symbol and independently choose where to share the file you opened by tapping a specific app button.
How iCloud Drive works on Windows
Viewing all documents stored in iCloud Drive through your Windows PC is absolutely possible. To accomplish this purpose, the iCloud desktop client installation and configuration is required. In the following lines I will explain how to proceed.
To use the cloud storage service, you must first download the iCloud client for Windows. Then immediately go to the official website of the storage service and download iCloud by pressing the button Download.
Then, wait for the file to download and double-click the executable to start the software installation procedure on the PC. Regarding the settings, you will be asked to log in. You will then need to enter the login information you created earlier for your Apple ID.
Once you have logged in, you will be asked to verify the items to be synced on your PC. Writing iCloud Drive will be present on this screen. Then tap on it and wait for the files to sync to access them also on PC (files will sync to a local folder, whose path is C:\Users\yourname iCloudDrive ).
If you want to use iCloud on Windows also to have PC access to Gallery es Bookmarks on your mobile device, place the check mark next to the respective items. In this way the data will be synchronized on your PC and you will be able to see them at any time.
How iCloud Drive works on Mac
In Pcs Mac, it is not necessary to download the iCloud desktop client, as the service is already present natively on Mac PCs. To use iCloud Drive on Mac and be able to view documents at any time, you will need to make sure that you have activated some items in the settings of iCloud.
To do this, the first thing to do is click on the icon with the magnifying glass shape located at the top right of your Mac's main screen. This will open the functionality of Spotlight search : then write System preferences in the text field that you see on the screen and press the button Send to confirm the search.
As soon as you see the screen dedicated to System Preferences on Mac, find and tap on the wording iCloud. By doing this, you will also be able to launch the iCloud app on the Mac. Note that you may be asked to sign in again with your iCloud sign-in details (these are the ones you have after creating your Apple ID) .
Once you've successfully signed in (and possibly approved access in case you're asked to do a sign-in verification), you'll be able to access iCloud sync settings on Mac.
In case you only want to sync documents from iCloud Drive, place the check mark next to the corresponding item. Since this is the iCloud app for Mac, you can also sync other items like Photos, mail, contacts, calendar, reminders and much more. To confirm the syncing of the items, simply close the iCloud window by pressing the button X.
Once synced, to access your iCloud Drive documents on the Mac, press the icon Discoverer (symbol of a smiley ). Then click on the redaction iCloud Drive which you can see in the left sidebar. In this way, you can also view all the documents that you have uploaded to the cloud storage service on Mac.
Do you want to access the documents you have uploaded to iCloud Drive but don't have your own PC to use the desktop version of iCloud? No problem. The iCloud Drive service can be used through a Web navigator.
All you have to do is go to the official iCloud website; then log in with the data referring to your Apple ID ( e-mail es password ) and then press the button with the arrow symbol log in.
Once you have access to the main iCloud screen via the web, you will find several buttons - they all refer to the web version of related iCloud tools. Especially so if you want to see all the files that you have stored in iCloud Drive, all you have to do is click on its icon.
You can view the iCloud Drive files online by clicking on them but alternatively if you want to download them to the PC you are using, click on the document and hit the button Download (symbol of a sandwich with an arrow down ). You can also use the web version of iCloud Drive to upload documents by importing them via the button Load (symbol of speech bubble with an up arrow ), or by the more common drag and drop method.
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