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. Go to Apple menu () and choose App Store. See if there’s an update available.


Overview screen showing macOS Mojave

Sign in

Go to Apple menu () and choose System Preferences > iCloud. Enter your Apple ID. When you sign in, iCloud is turned on automatically.

Have questions about Apple ID?


iCloud Apple ID and password screen

Check your iCloud settings

After you enter your Apple ID, go to System Preferences and click iCloud. Choose the apps—like Notes, Photos, and iCloud Drive—that you want to use with iCloud.


iCloud settings screen

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