What is iCloud for Windows?

With iCloud for Windows, you can access your photos, contacts, calendars, files, and more from any of your devices. iCloud stores your content and automatically keeps it up to date everywhere.

What you can do with iCloud for Windows

  • Safely store your photos and videos in iCloud. With iCloud Photo Library, any new photos and videos that you take on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch automatically download to your PC. And you can upload new photos and videos from your PC so that you can access them from your other devices too.
  • Use iCloud Photo Sharing to share photos and videos with just the people you choose. Then invite friends to add their own photos, videos, and comments.
  • Get your documents on every device you use with iCloud Drive. Simply drag your documents into the iCloud Drive folder on your PC and access them at any time, on any device. 
  • Keep your iCloud Mail, Contacts, Calendars, and Reminders up to date automatically between your iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Mac, and PC.
  • Keep your Internet Explorer, Firefox, or Google Chrome bookmarks on Windows the same as your Safari bookmarks.
  • Update your iCloud preferences, see how much iCloud storage you're using, delete items to free up storage, and update your storage plan whenever you want.

Here's what you need to use iCloud for Windows

Before you get started, set up iCloud on your Apple devices. Just follow the instructions for your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch with iOS 5 or later or Mac with OS X Lion 10.7.4 or later. Then you can set up iCloud on your PC.

Depending on what information you want to keep up to date in iCloud, you might need a few other things: 

  • Mail, Contacts, Calendars, and Reminders: Outlook 2007 through Outlook 2016 and an up to date web browser to access iCloud.com.
  • Bookmarks: Internet Explorer 11 or later, Firefox 45 or later, or Google Chrome 50 or later (desktop mode only).
  • Documents: iCloud Drive set up on each of your devices.

iCloud requires an Internet connection and some iCloud features have recommended system requirements. iCloud might not be available in all areas and the features vary.

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