Apps and features that use iCloud
iCloud helps you keep your most important information—like your photos, files, backups, and more—secure, up to date, and available across all your devices.
When you sign in on a new Apple device, key features of iCloud like iCloud Photos, Backup, iCloud Drive, and more are set up automatically. You can turn these on or off at any time and customize the settings for each device. See Sign in to iCloud on all your devices.
If you use the free version of iCloud, you have 5 GB of iCloud storage for your data. You can upgrade to iCloud+ with up to 2 TB of storage at any time. See Upgrade to iCloud+ and manage your subscription.
Apps using iCloud
Store your photos in iCloud. View and share them on all your devices and on iCloud.com. Learn more about iCloud and Photos.
Keep your files in sync with iCloud. Access and share them on all your devices and on the web at iCloud.com. Learn more about iCloud Drive.
Create a free @icloud.com email address and send and receive mail on your devices and on the web at iCloud.com. Learn more about iCloud Mail.
Passwords and Keychain
Securely store your passwords, credit cards, and more in iCloud. Autofill your information in Safari and other supported web browsers. Learn more about iCloud Passwords and iCloud Keychain.
Automatically sync your notes to iCloud so you can see, edit, share, and collaborate from any of your devices. Learn more about Notes and iCloud.
Sync your messages to iCloud so you can continue your conversation from all your devices. You can also use Messages to collaborate on projects. Learn more about Messages and iCloud.
Back up your health data with iCloud. You can also securely share health data with friends and family. See the Apple Support article Share and view health data in the Health app.
Keep your contacts up to date on all your devices and access them on the web at iCloud.com. Learn more about Contacts and iCloud.
Keep your calendars up to date on all your devices and access them on the web at iCloud.com. You can also collaborate on shared calendars. Learn more about Calendar and iCloud.
Keep your reminders up to date on all your devices and access them on the web at iCloud.com. You can also collaborate on shared reminder lists. Learn more about Reminders and iCloud.
Keep your Safari bookmarks, Reading List, Tab Groups, and open browser tabs up to date on all your devices. You can also collaborate on Tab Groups. Learn more about Safari and iCloud.
Locate your friends, family, Apple devices, or everyday items. Learn more about location sharing with Find My.
Keep what you’re following, reading, listening to, and more in sync on all your devices. See the Apple Support article Read the latest headlines with Apple News.
Keep your watchlist and ticker symbols in sync on all your devices. See Use the same Stocks watchlists on your Mac, iPhone, and iPad in the Stocks User Guide.
Set up HomeKit accessories in Home and control them from all your devices. You can also share control of your home with others. Learn more about Home and iCloud.
Keep your workout history and data in sync on all your devices. See the Apple Support article How to use Apple Fitness+.
Easily reauthenticate stored payment methods and secure passes when you set up a new device. Keep boarding passes, loyalty cards, event tickets, and more in sync across all your devices. See the Apple Support article Add, use, and share boarding passes, tickets, and other passes in Apple Wallet.
Automatically sign in with your Game Center profile in supported games. You may be able to earn achievements, compete on leaderboards, or invite friends to play multiplayer games. See the Apple Support article Use Game Center to play with friends.
Keep Siri settings up to date on all your devices. See the Apple Support article Use Siri on all your Apple devices.
Automatically sync your boards to iCloud so you can see, edit, share, and collaborate from any of your Apple devices. Learn more about Freeform and iCloud.
Keep your books, audiobooks, and PDFs up to date on all your devices. Learn more about Books and iCloud.
View and edit your documents on any device and access them on the web at iCloud.com. You can also collaborate on shared documents. Learn more about Pages and iCloud.
View and edit your spreadsheets on any device and access them on the web at iCloud.com. You can also collaborate on shared spreadsheets. Learn more about Numbers and iCloud.
View and edit your presentations on any device and access them on the web at iCloud.com. You can also collaborate on shared presentations. Learn more about Keynote and iCloud.
Keep your shortcuts up to date on all your devices. You can also share shortcuts with others. See Intro to Shortcuts on iPhone and iPad and Intro to Shortcuts on Mac in the Shortcuts User Guide.
Keep data from third-party apps up to date on all your devices. Learn more about third-party apps and iCloud.
Automatically back up your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch to iCloud so you can restore your data if you lose your device or get a new one. Learn more about iCloud Backup.
Hide your IP address and browsing activity in Safari and protect your unencrypted internet traffic so that no one—including Apple—can see both who you are and what sites you visit. Learn more about Private Relay.
Hide My Email
Keep your personal email address private by creating unique, random addresses that forward to your personal inbox and can be deleted at any time. Learn more about Hide My Email.
Custom Email Domain
Personalize iCloud Mail with a custom email domain and share it with friends and family. Learn more about setting up a custom email domain.
HomeKit Secure Video
Use HomeKit Secure Video to store video from home security cameras in iCloud and view your footage from anywhere while keeping it private and secure. Learn more about HomeKit Secure Video.
Note: Not all iCloud features are available in all countries or regions. Some iCloud features have minimum system requirements. See the Apple Support article System requirements for iCloud.