iCloud Drive App and how to use It

iCloud Drive was first added to iOS 8 and it has quickly become one of the most important features on any future iPhone models. Basically, iCloud Drive allows you to store any kind of file including photos, videos, documents, music and apps data. With the release of iOS 9, Apple introduced the iCloud Drive app that lets you access everything stored in your iCloud Drive on your iPhone, iPad and Mac.

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By default, iCloud Drive app offers you 5GB of free storage and the options to increase your storage for $9.99 per month. If you are new to iCloud Drive, chances that some of iCloud Drive’s basic things may be a little confusing for you. With that in mind, we believe that we can help you out.

In this guide, we will show you some basic things ranging from setting up to accessing iCloud files on your iPhone, iPad and Mac

  1. Steps to enable iCloud Drive manually on your iPhone and iPad

If you have not enabled iCloud Drive when you set up your iPhone and iPad for the first time, you now can do this using some simple steps

Step one: First off, you need to launch Settings from your home screen, scroll down to iCloud and tap on it

Step two: Once you are in, tap on the iCloud Drive and tap on the toggle next to iCloud Drive to enable it

  1. Steps to get iCloud Drive on your iPhone and iPad running iOS 10

If you previously enabled iCloud Drive in iOS 9, it will automatically be on your home screen after updating to iOS 10. If not, you still can get it on your device and here is how you can do this

Step one: First off, you need to launch App Store on your iPhone or iPad and download the iCloud Drive app

Step two: Once you are done, launch the app and access your file stored within the app

  1. Steps to access iCloud Drive on your Mac

iCloud Drive allows you to share files between iOS and Mac. However, the process of accessing your iCloud Drive files on Mac is a little bit different than you always do on your iPhone and iPad. To do this, you need to click on the Finder icon on your Mac dock and click on iCloud Drive in the Favorites section. If you don’t see iCloud Drive here, you can find it in the Go menu at the top of Finder menu

  1. Steps to manually create a folder in iCloud Drive on your iPhone and iPad

Step one: You need to open the iCloud Drive on your iPhone and iPad and tap Select in the top right corner of the screen

Step two: Select New Folder, enter a name for the folder and hit Create

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