Set up iCloud on your Mac

Learn how to set up iCloud on all of your devices. The rest is automatic.


For the best iCloud experience, make sure your device meets the minimum system requirements.

Use the latest version of macOS

Update to the latest version of macOS. Choose Apple menu  > About This Mac > Software Update. If you’re using macOS Mojave or earlier, choose Apple menu  > App Store.  See if there’s an update available.

 

Sign in

Choose Apple menu  > System Preferences, then click Apple ID. If you’re using macOS Mojave or earlier, click iCloud. Enter your Apple ID. When you sign in, iCloud is turned on automatically.

Have questions about Apple ID?

 

Check your iCloud settings

Choose Apple menu  > System Preferences, then click Apple ID. If you’re using macOS Mojave or earlier, click iCloud. Choose the apps — like Notes, Photos and iCloud Drive — that you want to use with iCloud.

 

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