Intro to iCloud settings
Learn about settings related to iCloud and how to make changes to them.
The information you store in iCloud is connected to your Apple ID. To set up iCloud on an iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Mac, or Windows computer, sign in with your Apple ID, and make sure you sign in with the same Apple ID on each device. To access information stored in iCloud online, use your Apple ID to sign in to iCloud.com.
Get help with your Apple ID: If you need to change your Apple ID or reset your Apple ID password, see Change your Apple ID email, password, or profile picture or the Apple ID Support website.
About two-factor authentication or two-step verification: If you turned on additional security for your Apple ID, you may be asked to enter a code from a trusted device when you sign in. See the Apple Support article Two-factor authentication for Apple ID or Two-step verification for Apple ID.
Note: If you’ve lost your trusted device, you can still use Find My iPhone on iCloud.com to locate it without entering a code. See How to sign in to Find My iPhone on iCloud.com.
Apple ID and families: Each member of your family should have their own Apple ID. If you set up Family Sharing, you can share iCloud storage, keep your family connected using iCloud features, create accounts for children, and more. See Use Family Sharing with iCloud.
If you set up iCloud Mail, you can also sign in to iCloud using your iCloud Mail address. See Create an email address for iCloud Mail.
iCloud and your devices
When you store information in iCloud, it’s available on your iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, or Mac with iCloud turned on. You can also access some information on iCloud.com and on a Windows PC using the iCloud for Windows app.
View devices with iCloud set up: You can see all the devices you’re signed in to with the same Apple ID in one place. See See information about devices signed in with your Apple ID.
Change iCloud features: If you’ve already set up iCloud on a device, you can change which iCloud features are available on the device at any time. See Turn iCloud features on or off.
iCloud.com and iCloud for Windows: Only certain information stored in iCloud is available online and in the iCloud for Windows app. See Apps and features on iCloud.com and What can you do with iCloud on a Windows computer?
When you sign up for iCloud, you automatically get 5 GB of free storage. You can change your storage settings at any time.
Manage your storage: You can upgrade or downgrade your storage, learn how much storage you have available, see which apps are using the most iCloud storage, and more. See What is iCloud storage?
Change your billing information: If you’ve upgraded your iCloud storage, you can change the billing information for your account. See the Apple Support article Change, add, or remove Apple ID payment methods.