How To Access My Icloud Storage – 5 Easy Ways (Updated Guide for 2022)

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Below you can find out 5 different methods to access my icloud storage,

Method 1 – How To View And Open Icloud Drive Files On Iphone

Hillo everybody do very watching danny vaulteq and im finally back again sort for the long wait but i was. Waiting on my beer to go so thats why it took so long so today i get a really really. Interesting video for you guys and that is how to open any kind of files stored on your icloud or. Your icloud drive on your iphone ipad or any eye device so what that means is that now on mac.

On the osx yosemite end from my ios 8 on you can use right cloud drive pretty much as a. Dropbox account so you can store any kind of documents files music photos or anything else you can store all. Of that in your icloud account so thats pretty cool because you can use all the integration between i devices. Between apple devices actually to use the icloud so im just gonna show you guys how to do it stay. Tuned and you learn how okay so first off i want to show you guys how you can add those.

Files in your mac alright so the first thing youre going to want to do is go to the finder. And then go to icloud drive okay so here youre going to see all the folders and other applications you. Have stored on your icloud so then this is what i told you it would be similar to a dropbox. Folder so then you can drop any kind of files in here ill show that in a bit so then. If you have applications like keynote numbers and pages those soldiers will be created automatically and inside those youre going.

To find a lot of documents and you can actually create room folders and store any kind of documents so. For example im going to create a new one here called just new and then im going to add this. Picture and this song and actually let me just add straight to those folders so as you saw there is. A little indicator here showing it is being uploaded as you can see here so and there is written sinking. And sinking right here so as you can see those files are going to be uploaded to the icloud and.

Then you can access it from the from your iphone as im going to show you right now okay guys. Now the real deal so im sorry im using my iphone 5 but my iphone 6 had a problem so. If youre using an iphone 6 youre gonna expect much better speed and everything else so if you want to. Open straight numbers and pages files from those application those folders that we saw on the mac you can just. Open those and then you can select the folders right there dont need anything else but if you want to.

Use the i call drive as a dropbox tile folder where you can just drag and drop files from any. Kind youre gonna need a third-party application and i tried a few but my favorite is the cloud opener in. It and this is the free version so we just go on the icloud drive then the yellow button right. Here and icloud drive again and then were going to see all those files that we saw on the mac. They are right here same order everything and you can just open them up and see them so remember the.

New folder that i just created its right here with all the files inside and even if you want to. Listen to this song you can just step quick look and then thats it so just play it and then. Thats it so you can do everything with this you can open pictures you can open documents and if there. Is like a numbers or even an excel or doc document you can just step on that click and then. Open in numbers so then its going to open the numbers application and you can add it or anything else.

So you have full access of all your files all your documents it is perfect so thats about that guys. I really hope you liked it please make sure to hit the subscribe button so youll be notified in the. Home screen when i post a new video like favorite share notes on the social media and anything else and. If you want to have me on gamecenter im gonna put a link down below so i see you guys. In my next video bye.

Method 2 – How To Free Up Icloud Storage (& Never Worry About It Again)

Okay time for another how-to i think this one is on something you guys all kind of commented on on. My last how-to which was how to free up your other storage on your iphone now during that video i. At some point asked you to create a backup to icloud in order for us to reset the phone and. Not lose everything on it but some of you mentioned that you couldnt because your icloud storage was full and.

So you were in a bit of a catch-22 so in this video lets show how to free up your. Icloud storage now i already did a video a while back that still works for freeing up the actual storage. On your iphone and then i did one on how to clear that mysterious other storage that i just mentioned. So ill link to both of those if those are your issues you can check those out below for this. Video though were clearing the icloud storage which isnt on your phone at all really instead your icloud storage is.

The cloud storage that apple gives you on their servers similar how dropbox google drive or onedrive work at the. Time of making this video here in the us apple gives you five gigs of storage for icloud for free. And you can pay an extra 99 cents a month to get 50 gigs 200 gigs for three dollars a. Month and two terabytes for ten dollars a month now you can of course just pay that if its not. A big deal to you and itll just give you extra storage and you can use that to do the.

Backup or whatever it is youre trying to do right now and frankly its exactly what apple would want you. To do because theyre actually trying to get more and more revenue from recurring services instead of just hardware nowadays. But if youre like me and you dont want to pay for something that you dont feel like you need. To and almost maybe a little bit on principle matter of it as well but also just want to make. Sure that this does not keep growing and growing which it tends to do uh there are a few things.

You can do to limit your icloud storage so first lets check to make sure the icloud storage is our. Actual issue by going to settings tapping on your name and then tapping on icloud now the top of this. Youll see a bar graph to let you know how much storage you have and which categories of things are. Using that storage if youre getting close to the end of that bar its time to clear things up now. In this video im gonna go through a bunch of different ways to clear all the various categories you can.

Pick and choose which ones you really want to do or you can do them all if you feel like. It i would suggest though looking at that graph and then determining which of those categories are the most important. To you as in theyre taking up the most space start with those and then you can work your way. Around the list as needed now first up lets start with imessage and email now generally your messages dont take. Up a lot of room on their own but the thing is is that icloud by default also saves every.

Attachment youve ever received by email as well as photos gifs videos and the like through imessage and that can. Over time really start to add up so you can go back into settings tap on your name tap on. Icloud and then see that bar graph and see if messages and or mail are taking up a lot of. Space first if so then you can either individually go through your imessage threads by tapping on the persons name. At the top then tapping info then tapping all photos and then tap select and tap on the images and.

Videos that you dont need and you can tap delete to remove all of them at once you can then. Repeat this with as many threads as you need alternatively i actually have my imessage delete things automatically after 30. Days and it saves some of that icloud storage but it also saves some device storage as well to do. That you can go to settings then messages and scroll down to keep messages and then select 30 days or. Even a year if you prefer instead of the default forever for email unfortunately theres no quick way to remove.

Things from icloud like with messages but a good way to clear a bunch of it at once is to. Just open the mail app tap on mailboxes and then all mail if theres an option for that next tap. On the filter icon at the bottom left and then tap on filtered by uncheck everything in here if its. Checked and then turn on only mail with attachments now this will give you a list of all the emails. Youve ever sent from that account and received that had attachments and therefore probably are taking up more space on.

Icloud than ones without them you can then tap edit at the top right and select the ones that you. Dont need and tap trash to clear them out youll then have to go back to mailboxes and go to. The trash and then clear the trash to make sure that theyre truly gone next this one can take up. A lot depending on whether you use it or not its kind of self-explanatory but honestly i forgot that i. Had tons of things in here from very very long ago so its worth just checking on so firstly just.

Like with messages in email lets see how big of an impact this is even going to have by going. To settings tapping on your name tapping on icloud and seeing in that bar graph if documents are taking up. A lot of space if so lets open the files app on the phone then tap on browse then icloud. Drive the next step is to just go through these files and folders tap select at the top right and. Select whichever ones you want to get rid of and then tapping the trash can icon at the bottom to.

Delete them and of course freeing up storage okay now for one of the biggest culprits of icloud storage as. Well as storage just on your device in general photos and videos and your iphone stores photos and videos in. One of two ways firstly is the fact that whenever you do a backup of your phone so long as. Photos is enabled for backup in settings your name icloud manage storage backups this iphone and you see the toggle. There for photos is on whenever you backup and restore your device from icloud your photos and videos will always.

Just come back the other way is icloud photos confusing i know but this is what allows you to instantly. See all of your photos and videos across all of the devices you are logged into with the same icloud. Account and acts more as an automatic syncing of your photos and videos instead of just doing it each time. You back up and restore now either of these options come at the cost of icloud storage being used up. Though so as you take more photos and even from every device you have attached this icloud account youll eat.

Away at that storage limit now personally i turn both of these off and i just use a completely free. And unlimited service like google photos instead now if you prefer to use icloud photos thats fine of course and. You can just skip this part but it will fill up more and more over time as you take more. Photos so just keep that in mind if you want to avoid that google photos works in a similar way. By allowing you to upload all of your photos and then just like with icloud photo theyre always backed up.

And available across any other device with google photos installed on it and on a computer at so to. Do this simply download google photos from the app store and then open it log in or sign up for. An account and when going through the setup process just make sure to turn on automatic backups in high quality. Which is the free option which limits photos to 16 megapixels which is larger than any iphone photos anyway so. Youre good to go now i also select to do this over data and not just wi-fi as i have.

An unlimited data plan but if youre worried about overages then leave this off then leave this open on this. Screen and plugged in and connected to wi-fi if possible and let it run this will take a while to. Back up all of your photos and videos on the first go and if you close the app it pauses. Its best to just and videos on the device that it knows are already backed up to google photos you. Can confirm this too if you dont trust it by going to in any browser and logging in with.

The same account and you should see all your photos and videos there now once it does that though there. Is another step that ios makes you do to truly remove the photos and free up the storage you need. To open the normal photos app and then tap on albums at the very bottom recently deleted and then tap. Select then delete all to permanently delete them and actually free up the storage now you can then go to. Settings your name icloud tap on photos under the chart and turn off icloud photo library then go to settings.

Your name icloud manage storage backups tap on this iphone in there and turn off photos in there as well. And now your photos and videos wont take up any icloud storage at all and lastly lets take a look. At the other large culprit of icloud storage your backups to start well simply look at all the different apps. That are using icloud backup and decide if there are any in there that we dont really need to be. Using so go to settings tap on your name tap on icloud again but now tap on manage storage and.

Then backups then tap on the one that says this iphone in here youll see a list of all of. The apps that are using icloud for their backups starting from the top as it should be listed in order. Of the apps using the most storage go through these and turn off the backup for apps that you dont. Use very often or dont really need to be backed up next lets take a look at the other backups. That we have every apple device that is signed into the same icloud account that you have backups turned on.

Will put their entire backup into the same shared storage so one thing good to check in here every now. And then at least is to just see if there are any backups for older devices that you no longer. Use or maybe even have like i sold this ipad i dont need the backup anymore for example now once. You identify those you can then tap on them and tap delete to remove that backup and just a reminder. Youll know which backup is for your current phone because it will say this iphone on it speaking of that.

Though now that were done with everything in this video were going to immediately perform a new backup by going. To settings tapping on your name icloud scrolling down and tapping on icloud backup then backup now and then continue. Now this new backup depending on how many of the things in this video you actually did should be a. Lot smaller than the original one and hopefully after all or at least some of these steps youre using a. Lot less icloud storage let me know what you guys think if this helped you out if you need help.

With something else let me know in the comments below ill see if i can get to it otherwise though. Check out the rest of the channel i do a kind of a vlog like review series called real world. Tests that are kind of fun and also kind of travel involved in that and just kind of experimenting with. That you guys seem to enjoy it though but if youre new here go check that out also i do. A series called decoder which is my tech explainer series check that out as well if you like what you.

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Method 3 – 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 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 is really what is. The most useful so how do you sign in here go to 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 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 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 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 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 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.

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Conclusion – How To Access My Icloud Storage

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