Set up iCloud on your Windows PC

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.

Download iCloud for Windows

iCloud for Windows lets you access your files, photos, contacts, calendars and more on your Apple devices and your Windows PC.

Download iCloud for Windows.

Want to access iCloud's latest features? See the recommended system requirements. If you're not sure which Windows system you're using, find out. iCloud requires an Internet connection. iCloud may not be available in all areas and features may vary. If you use a Managed Apple ID, iCloud for Windows isn’t supported.


Sign in to iCloud

After you've downloaded iCloud for Windows, sign in using the Apple ID that you use on your Apple devices.

Have any questions about Apple ID?

iCloud Sign In window

Choose the iCloud services you want to use

After you've turned on iCloud, select the services you want to use and click Apply.

For example, if you turn on iCloud Photos and iCloud Drive, iCloud for Windows creates new folders for those files in File Explorer. Now, the files you add to the iCloud folders will appear automatically on your Apple devices.

If you have photos on your PC that you want to see on your iPhone or iPad, upload photos from your PC to iCloud.

iCloud window showing iCloud Drive, Photos, Mail, Contacts, Calendars, Tasks and Bookmarks

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