Set up iCloud on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch

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

Already have iCloud set up? From your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch, use the Photos app to access your photos and videos; or use the Files app to access certain files that you store in iCloud and in iCloud Drive. From your computer, you can sign in to to access information that you store in iCloud and in iCloud Drive.

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

Use the latest version of iOS

Make sure that your device is running the latest version of iOS. Go to Settings > General > Software Update. See if there’s an update available.


iPhone and Mac showing Software Update screen

Sign in

Go to Settings and sign in to your device with your Apple ID. When you sign in, iCloud is turned on automatically.

Have questions about Apple ID?

Check your iCloud settings

Go to Settings, tap [your name], then select iCloud. Choose the apps—like Photos, Contacts, Calendars, and third-party apps—that you want to use with iCloud.

Set up iCloud on your other devices to keep your content up to date everywhere.

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