iCloud: Use apps

To prevent anyone from accessing your iCloud information on (such as your email) while you’re away from your computer, you can sign out. If you’re now signed in from more than one browser, you can sign out from all browsers at once.

Sign in to

If you ever used your Apple ID to set up iCloud on your iOS device or Mac, you can use all the apps: Mail, Contacts, Calendar, Notes, Reminders, Photos, iCloud Drive, Find My iPhone, Pages, Numbers, Keynote, and Settings.

  • If you haven’t yet set up iCloud on your iOS device or Mac, you can still use Pages, Numbers, Keynote, and Settings on

Be sure you use a Mac or Windows web browser recommended in the Apple Support article System requirements for iCloud.

If you set up your Apple ID to require two-step verification, follow the onscreen instructions to verify your identity by entering a code sent to your trusted device.

You must verify your identity this way to use any web app except Find My iPhone. You can use Find My iPhone by clicking it after entering your Apple ID.

Note: During two-step verification on, you can select the option Remember This Browser so that you won’t be asked to verify your identity using your trusted device the next time you sign in.

If you select “Keep me signed in,” then anytime you return to within two weeks you are not asked to sign in (except to use Find My iPhone, which continues to require your password). You stay signed into even if you refresh your browser window, close the browser window where you are signed into iCloud, or quit the web browser.

For troubleshooting tips, see If you have trouble signing in to

Switch to a different app

After you sign in to and start using an app, you can easily switch to another app.

  • At the top of the window, click the name of the app you’re currently using, then click another app.
Pop-over that appears when you click the app name at the top left of the window

If you only see Pages, Numbers, Keynote, and Settings, your account just has access to iCloud web-only features. To gain access to other iCloud features, set up iCloud on your iOS device or Mac.

Sign out of

  • To sign out from the browser you’re using now, click your name at the top of the window, then choose Sign Out.

If you selected the option to remember this browser the last time you signed in using two-step verification, a dialog appears in which you can deselect that option and thus require two-step verification the next time you sign in.

If you didn’t select “Keep me signed in” when you signed in to, you can also sign out by quitting your browser app.

Note: You can sign in to from more than one browser at a time. Signing out of from one browser does not sign you out from other browsers.
  • To sign out from every browser where you’re now signed in, go to Settings on, then click “Sign out of all browsers” in the top left.
Last Modified: Feb 5, 2015
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