In this guide, we will show you everything you need to know about how to access apple icloud, so keep reading!
Below you can find out 5 different methods to access apple icloud,
- Method 1 – How To Use Icloud – Complete Beginner’s Guide
- Method 2 – How To Access And View Icloud Photos — Apple Support
- Method 3 – How To Access Apple Icloud From Android
- Method 4 – How To Access Apple Icloud On Mac Or Pc
- Method 5 – Icloud Tutorial – Apple Icloud
Method 1 – How To Use Icloud – Complete Beginner’s Guide
Hey everyone in todays video i want to teach you all about icloud and a lot of people already know. What icloud is but theyre not utilizing it the way to its fullest potential really so what is icloud if. You dont know what it is if you have an apple product so apple makes iphones they make ipads they. Make imacs or different types of laptops and all those have access to whats called icloud and what icloud is.
Is a cloud-based storage system okay meaning instead of storing things on your phone or your ipad or your computer. That has a limited amount of storage you could extend that storage by putting it in the cloud basically in. A digital environment that is not on your physical device okay thats the cloud okay its just a remote server. Some other computer somewhere else that will store those things for you from apple now its been around since 2011. So almost as long as the iphone has been around weve had icloud before but what i really want to.
Teach you in this video is exactly all the different features that icloud has to offer now by default you. Get a certain amount of icloud storage when you buy an iphone or an ipad and you sign up for. Whats called apple id and that right now that limit is five gigabytes okay which is not that much thats. The free version of it but you could actually update and get i believe i get 200 gigabytes for about. A dollar or two dollars a month something like that that lets me basically put all my photos and videos.
And documents into the cloud and ill show you that here because i really want to show you in this. Video icloud.com you do have icloud on your phone and on your ipad too it looks like this ill cover. This in a different video because what im going to show you on the website all these options are going. To be available there too but this basically is going to show you things that icloud has access to on. Your phone so you can see my mail contact calendar reminder all those are turned on so this is more.
Of an option to turn things on and off for your phone but the website icloud.com is really what is. The most useful so how do you sign in here go to icloud.com and type in your apple id as. Long as you have an apple device most likely you already have an apple id which in my case is. An email address so type that in and if you forgot it you could go ahead and press forgot okay. And if you dont have one then just look up how to sign up for apple id you could create.
One down here pretty straightforward ill go ahead and log in and here is icloud and these are all the. Different apps and services you get access to just by having an icloud account okay now whats great about this. Is with that apple id now whatever i do here on icloud.com is gonna transfer over or sync up with. My phone and my ipad and really any other device that i have linked up so let me show you. In order what youre looking at here you got your mail now this is the same mail application i have.
On my computer for my icloud email address if i click this its going to let me basically review any. Email i have in my inbox i could go ahead and compose any email and just work off of this. As my email from icloud.com i dont have to sync it up to my computer and this all syncs up. To my phone on the same email address okay this is really really useful option let me go back thats. Icloud mail here or apple mail you have your contact again if you remove or add people here it will.
Sync up with your phone and your computer if you have apple computer in your icloud account you have your. Calendar this is just a typical calendar here where you could sync up different calendars and move forward and backward. In time very useful you have your whole photos library here now i use icloud to backup all my photos. Theyre not actually on my phone so i could access them here anytime and you also have this thing called. Icloud drive now this is super powerful that most people are not using at all but what icloud drive does.
Especially when you upgrade to a bigger storage so i have 200 gigabytes i could upload any document here and. Store it in the cloud so this will take it off with my computer and my phone i could store. Everything from documents to downloads to keynotes and pages which well talk about all that could be on idrive so. This is like google drive if you ever use that or dropbox and let me show you one more thing. Here if you have it set up on your computer you get this little option called icloud drive which is.
Exactly what youre looking at here on my computer and the website so whatever i do here on my computer. It will sync up to this icloud website which then will sync up to my phone super super useful and. Again as i mentioned if you have dropbox it works the same way this shows up right here i have. Microsoft onedrive creative cloud this is adobes so these are all kind of the same thing cloud storage from different. Companies they all show up over here on my computer let me go back now and you have notes and.
Notes and reminders are just documents that you already have access to on your phone and they will sync up. Here but you could start a note here instead so for example heres the note heres the script that im. Just using right now for this video and i could refer to it over here and i wrote it on. My ipad and it synced up to icloud so really really easy and useful option same with reminders and then. We get to this section pages numbers and keynotes now all these three applications i have complete videos on how.
To use them on your computer but basically with pages this is like uh microsoft word okay or google docs. Where you could just type in text very very simple to you use document creation numbers is like microsoft excel. Or google sheets okay where you have spreadsheets really easy to use as well and keynote is kind of like. Powerpoint or google slides where you could create slide presentations or powerpoint presentations okay so watch those videos if you. Want to learn more about those but you could create them directly from here and it will sync up to.
Your icloud account and you could get the apps on your phone too and open them up there find my. Friends is really easy and useful option for basically one of the most useful options with this is tracking your. Family especially if you have younger kids you could go ahead and activate this feature ill make a separate video. Thats more in depth on that so you could watch that after this and one of the main reasons i. Showed you icloud.com on the computer here is because of find my let me click this and find my basically.
Tries to locate your devices if youre away from your devices most of the time if you lose your iphone. Or ipad or computer you could go to icloud.com on someone elses device or computer and basically search for all. Your different devices so thats the find my option okay thats going to help you find stolen or lost devices. And ill show you account settings and with this this is really useful because you could get a good overview. Of your storage this is also available on your phone and your ipad too but it shows you how much.
Photos and videos you have i purposely got the upgraded storage here you could update on your phone easily and. I now update or upload all my photos and videos sync them up and take them off my device icloud. Also backs up any device that you have if you choose to do that on that device and that way. If something happens to it or you move to a different device you could use that backup i back up. All the time using icloud your mail shows up here and whats available shows up here very nice visual graph.
All your devices show up here too so you could click on any of them at any time for more. Information and thats really the broad overview of this page and if i show you that on the the phone. Here same kind of thing okay so under your apple id on icloud you could see the same graph and. You can manage your storage which is one of the most useful parts of icloud here on the phone but. If i press manage storage on that icloud setting its going to let me here change my storage plan so.
This is how i upgraded it but i could also decide what needs to be removed over here so if. I have a lot of things showing up on this side its going to let me remove it let me. Actually show you how to get to this page from the beginning all you have to do is open settings. On your phone so this is the settings app open it on this page click your name right here on. Your phone this works on ipad the same way and here you see that option right here says icloud click.
This and thats how i got to this page okay so i could see my storage i could manage storage. But more importantly any apps that are using icloud could be turned on and off here so if you dont. Want those to take up space in your icloud account you could actually turn any of them on or off. Just like this okay you just press this little slider right here and you could delete it from your phone. And not sync it to your icloud so this is really really useful just to know where to turn these.
Off and icloud drive i always keep on so then things on my phone could be stored to this so. I could open them easily on icloud.com or on my computers folder that i showed you earlier and you can. Make sure any app you have is not synced up to icloud 2 if you dont want that information to. Be synced with your icloud account so those are some of the useful options on the phone but ill cover. These in a different video in more detail and thats your crash course on using icloud and i hope some.
Of the information i provided was new information to you so you could really utilize icloud to its full potential. Again make sure if youre gonna use it to upgrade and pay that dollar two dollars a month extra so. You could go and have a lot more information or a lot more storage than you typically get with icloud. I hope you found this video useful make sure you subscribe for easy to follow tech videos just like this. One posted every single day on this channel and ill see you next time.
Method 2 – How To Access And View Icloud Photos — Apple Support
With icloud photos you can access your entire photo library across all of your devices straight from the photos app. To check if youre already using icloud photos on your iphone or ipad open settings tap your name tap icloud. Tap photos and see if i cloud photos is turned on with icloud photos turned on your photos will be. Stored in icloud and synced across your devices you can access your collection in the photos app here on your.
Iphone or ipad to view your photos on other devices like your mac turn on icloud photos on each of. Them individually to do this on your mac click preferences while in the photos app now click icloud and turn. On icloud photos if it isnt already as your photo collection grows you might be prompted to upgrade your icloud. Storage plan when you start to run low on space now open the photos app on any device that has. Icloud photos turned on and you can see all of your photos and videos there login at icloud.com to view.
Your library on other devices including a windows computer if you edit or remove a photo on one device that. Change will appear on your other devices too so if you delete a photo on one device it will be. Deleted everywhere any new photos and videos you take will automatically upload to icloud photos and join the rest of. Your collection photos will stay organized across devices as well so if you create a new album or mark something. As a favorite youll see those changes everywhere and thats how you can view your collection in icloud photos and.
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Method 3 – How To Access Apple Icloud From Android
Hi this is ben with make u sub comm she used to have an iphone you switch to an android. Phone or maybe you use both whatever the case were going to show you how to access all the icloud. Account content that you want to access on your android phone now before we get started you should know that. You can actually access a lot of your icloud content in a browser so on a desktop computer or a.
Tablet you can actually go to icloud com sign in with your apple id and youll be able to access. All the content you see here including basic versions of pages and numbers your notes and reminders your apple mail. And other content like this now the problem is that while you can access this page on android as well. See shortly you cant access all this content through android so were going to show you ways to make your. Apple mail reminders contacts and all that other content easier to get on your phone so lets get started first.
We look at how to access your icloud mail on android which is pretty simple to begin youre gonna want. To log in to your apple id using any browser on any device that you like just head to apple. Id apple comm as you see here once youre logged in with your apple id youll see a page with. All your account information under the security section youll see the app specific passwords header go ahead and click that. And then enter a label for the password like android mail or something so you remember what it is when.
You hit create this page will show you a temporary password that youre going to use to authorize mail on. Your phone apple does this so that youre not using your icloud password to log into third-party apps so youll. Need to use this password instead keep it handy because were gonna need it in just a moment on our. Phone next on your android phone youre gonna want to open your email app and add a new account ill. Show you how to do it with spark mail here and settings we go to mail accounts and then we.
Tap add account and then youll see icloud here where you can enter your email address for icloud and that. Password that we just generated if you use the default gmail app its also easy to do this open up. The left sidebar scroll down to the bottom and tap settings and then choose to add in accounts now gmail. Doesnt have an icloud option so instead were gonna want to hit other and then from here go ahead and. Type in your icloud email address and then itll ask you for that password and right when youre done doing.
That itll sync all of your icloud email over to your phone before long next well move on to synching. Your icloud contacts to android now you can do this pretty easily by exporting all of your contacts from your. Icloud account then importing them into your google account to start go back to the icloud website on any browser. And click on the contacts button when you do that youll be brought to a page where you can manage. All of your apple contacts make sure theyre all in here is you want them you can select everyone or.
You can select a specific group if youd like when youre ready go ahead and click the gear on the. Bottom left and make sure you choose select all you can also hit control a in the list to select. All the contacts then click the gear again hit export vcard and after a moment youll be able to save. That file on your computer the default name is fine itll be in that vcf format go ahead and save. That and then the next step is easiest if you use google contacts on your android phone if you dont.
Use the google contacts app maybe you use the default samsung app or whatever you can just transfer that vcard. File that we saved onto your phone using cloud storage like dropbox or a usb cable and then import it. Into the app and in the same way were about to do here but if you use google contacts you. Can do it on your computer so open up google contacts on the web and sign in if you need. To then on the left side click import and its gonna ask you to find a file click select file.
Then go ahead and browse to the file that we just saved the vcard file choose import give it a. Second and it will go ahead and import all the contacts that we had from there and then you can. Use them in your gmail youll see that it creates a label called imported on todays date you can use. That if you want to you can do whatever you want to do here change their pictures edit numbers add. Addresses whatever you want to do and then of course since theyre in your google contacts theyll sync to all.
Your android devices where youre using google contacts so thats all you have to do for that step next well. Move on to how to sync your icloud calendar to android now the best way to do this is by. Publishing the contents of your icloud calendar over to google calendar its not a perfect method because youre not going. To be able to see all the information that icloud calendar stores when you look at it in google calendar. And also this is a one-way sync so youre not able to edit events that are on your icloud calendar.
In your google calendar there are apps that are supposed to help you sync these but in our testing theyre. Pretty at a date and most of them cost a few dollars so the is good enough for free so. As weve been doing go ahead and head back to the icloud desktop site and open up the calendar when. Youre there youll see all the calendars in your icloud account on the left side now its a little hard. To see with the dark theme i have but next to all these calendars youll see a little wi-fi looking.
Icon that says share calendar go ahead and click on that next to the one you want to share and. Then check the public calendar box and youll get a big link that youll want to copy now keep in. Mind that whoever has this link can access your icloud calendar so make sure that you dont share this with. Anyone except yourself now once youve copied that to your clipboard head on over to your google calendar which you. Can also access in your browser along the left side you should see my calendars and other calendars click the.
Plus button next to other calendars and youll see a list of options hit from url and then itll ask. You the url go ahead and paste it in you dont have to make it publicly accessible unless you want. To share it with other people once you click add calendar give google calendar just a moment and it should. Add it for you when you go back along the left side youll see the calendar that you just added. Itll probably have a weird name so you can click on it choose settings and then change its name to.
Icloud calendar or something like that now like we said do note that this is a one-way solution so when. You edit something there its not gonna sync back to your icloud calendar however if youre switching from iphone to. Android you can use this to move all of your existing events over and then just use your google calendar. Going forward next well talk about thinking your icloud notes to android now the best way to do this is. To go ahead and open up the settings app on your iphone and then go into passwords and accounts now.
If you havent already youll want to add your google account to your iphone to do that tap on add. Account select google and then proceed with the steps to login once thats done head back to the main passwords. An accounts page there youre gonna want to tap on your gmail account that you just added and youll see. A couple of sliders here to let you choose what you want to sync make sure that you have the. Notes slider selected here and then when you go into your notes app youll see a header called gmail and.
Anything you create inside that header will sync to the gmail app on your phone and everywhere else and once. Youve done that go ahead and open up the gmail app on your android phone and on the left side. Where you have all of your labels and different accounts you should see a new notes section now when you. Tap that youll be able to see the notes that youve synced from your iphone in the gmail section over. Here in your gmail and it just appears like an email now obviously this is pretty clunky so it can.
Be a good way to get all your notes over to your new android device if youre switching for good. But if youre gonna be jumping between android and iphone we do recommend using a different free note-taking app like. Simple note is a really great one itll work on both devices itll make syncing really easy and you wont. Have to go through gmail and also in a pinch if you do want to you can head to the. Icloud website on your phone like we talked about and if you head into the notes section you can access.
Them all there this is one of the few things that actually does work on the icloud website on android. So you can use that if you want to but its probably better to just move to a different solution. If youre gonna be jumping back and forth next we look at how to access your icloud photos on android. So some more good news here just like notes that we looked at a minute ago photos are actually one. Of the things you can access through the icloud website on android so you can open up the icloud site.
In chrome or whatever browser you use and if you tap on the photos section you can actually look at. All your photos right here so this is a much more convenient method than syncing them and whats even better. Is that when you open up icloud photos on your phone you can actually go ahead and download them all. To your android phone so this is a really easy way if youve synced them all from your iphone and. You want to move them all to your android phone without a lot of fuss you can do so right.
Here so to do this tap on photos like we are here hit select and the top right and then. In the top left hit select all to choose all your photos in the bottom right get the three dot. Button to bring up some more options and then once you do that just hit download and then ill go. Ahead and start a download with all of your images now obviously if you have a lot of pictures this. Will take a while so youll make me need to be a little patient but thatll download a zip file.
That you can access in your file manager app and you can just unzip those files and put them in. Your camera roll folder or wherever you want to be able to access them for safekeeping in the future then. Were gonna wrap up just by covering a few other pieces of icloud and apple content that you may be. Wondering how to access on your android phone so one of the big ones we havent talked about yet is. Reminders now you might have noticed a minute ago that when i was accessing the icloud site through my phone.
In chrome there was no reminders app now other people have been able to access reminders through this interface so. It may be something that apple is rolling out slowly and not to everybody at once were not a hundred. Percent sure right now at the time were recording this video apple did just update the icloud site a few. Weeks ago to include all this and make it so easy to access from android and other devices so maybe. In the future theyll update it to include more functionality were not a hundred percent sure but theres no real.
Good way to move your icloud reminders over to your android phone there was an app called open tasks that. Does work for this but it requires that you use one of those apps we mentioned earlier for syncing your. Calendar thats just out of date and not really that great so we dont recommend that you use one of. Those its probably best to just use a free cross-platform task app like google tasks or microsoft to do both. Of those work on android and iphone and make it really easy to move your tasks over thats not too.
Difficult to do that otherwise pretty much the only other piece of icloud if you can call it that content. You can access on android is apple music theres an apple music app for android and so of course you. Can access all your playlists and all that content on there but thats pretty much it so hopefully this helped. You access as much icloud content as possible on your android phone icloud drive and other content unfortunately its just. Not as easy to get to on android but you do have that icloud site to log into and hopefully.
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Method 4 – How To Access Apple Icloud On Mac Or Pc
Hello everyone this is anson from ants and alex dot-com and in this video im going to show you how. You can access your icloud account from your pc or mac computer it actually works the exact same way on. Both platforms because it is a cloud-based system so to access icloud we just need to open up a new. Tab in our browser and were going to go to icloud comm once were at icloud comm we need to.
Login with our icloud account now you might already know your username and password for your icloud account it should. Be your apple email address it doesnt have to be an email address that is actually at matcom or at. Icloud.com it could be at gmail.com its whatever you signed up for your icloud account with if youre unsure you. Can go on either your ipad or your iphone go to your settings go to the icloud section and look. At the account that is logged in there and that should be your icloud account so once you know your.
Icloud account and then just to throw it out there if you do completely forget you can open up a. New tab and you can go to i forgot dot apple comm and at this website you can say that. Sorry my browser is in spanish here because i like to continue to learn spanish so i put some of. My systems in spanish but you can click on this says have you forgot your apple id it would say. That in english you could click on this link to try and recover your apple id but going back to.
Icloud im going to go ahead and im going to sign in with my icloud account here real quick and. Once youve signed in with your icloud account you can see youve got access to a number of different icloud. Features you can access your mail online im not going to click on it actually my inbox is empty so. I can go ahead and click on that and youll see that my mail loads right up here so i. Can click up back here at the top left to go back to any of these sections i can access.
All of my contacts it is a good way to make sure that all of your contacts are backed up. To icloud you could access your calendar your notes your reminders find my phone is obviously an awesome feature so. If you lose your cell phone or ipad or even your macbook pro and youve enabled the find my phone. Feature you can go ahead and click on this section and it will show you the gps location of your. Device you can make it play a sound if youve lost it so you could find it where if its.
Sitting in your house someone you dont know where it is you could also erase it remotely if you think. Its been stolen you dont want anybody to access that data you can also access your pa.
Conclusion – How To Access Apple Icloud
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