Set up iCloud on your Mac

Learn how to sign in to iCloud and choose your settings.

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. Choose Apple menu  > About This Mac > Software Update. If you’re using macOS Mojave or earlier, choose Apple menu  > App Store. See if there’s an update available.

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Sign in to iCloud

Choose Apple menu  > System Settings, then click Apple ID. If you’re using macOS Mojave or earlier, click iCloud. Enter your Apple ID. When you sign in, iCloud is turned on automatically.

Have questions about Apple ID?

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Customize your iCloud settings

Choose Apple menu  > System Settings, then click Apple ID. If you’re using macOS Mojave or earlier, click iCloud. Choose the apps— like Notes, Photos, and iCloud Drive — that you want to use with iCloud.

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Learn more

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

Set up iCloud on your Windows PC.

Find the iCloud storage plan that's right for you.

Safely store your photos, files, and more in iCloud.

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