iCloud is a cloud storage and computing service developed by Apple Inc. It secures all of your documents on both Apple and Windows devices. This gives you access to your files on every device where iCloud is installed. To use iCloud, you need iOS 5 or OS X Lion 10.7.5. It is also available for Windows 8 and later. Once your files are in the cloud, you can work on view, edit and share the same file across multiple devices. You can also create new files and folders from iCloud-enabled apps. With iCloud’s automated storage feature, you will always have the latest version of the file on all devices.
iCloud will keep documents, images, and other data from iCloud enabled applications in a variety of storage plans. Its lowest storage plan is 5GB while the highest is 2TB. Users with 200GB to 2TB worth of storage can share the space with four other users. All iCloud accounts are automatically integrated with the Apple ecosystem. This means native Apple applications like Photos, iCloud Drive and Find my iPhone will be backed up once you’ve signed in with your Apple ID.
iCloud Photos keeps your images and videos secured in the cloud, while simultaneously updating your Apple devices. All the changes you make on one device such as deleting, adding or editing photos will immediately appear on other devices. Using iCloud Photos is helpful when you have a large collection of media. It will organize them into Years, Months, and Days. The Memories and People feature will also be updated, allowing you to quickly find the event and person you’re looking for.
iCloud Drive is not synonymous with iCloud. It serves as a bridge for your files to iCloud.com. You can use the web-based version of iCloud on your iOS and macOS devices, but it is especially important for accessing your files on Windows devices. The drive thrives on the macOS as it saves files and folders by default on Apple desktop devices. Once synced, you can upload, download, share, delete, organize, rename and recover files on all your devices.
iCloud syncs all devices where you’ve signed in with your Apple ID. In the same way, it can use your email to find your iPhone. The application can also locate iPads, iPad Touches, Apple Watches, AirPods, and Mac computers. Your device’s location will appear on a map. You can activate Lost Mode to lock your device or you can remotely erase your personal information on the device. Once you get closer, you can activate the alarm so the device you’re looking for will make a sound.
Easy-to-use storage service
All you need to use iCloud is an Apple ID and a compatible device. Once you’ve logged in, select your storage plan and it will begin syncing. This program is best suited for users that depend on Apple devices. iCloud uses the Apple ecosystem to automatically back up your files on multiple devices and in its web-based storage. It is also suitable for those that want to back up all their files continuously. It is also helpful that iCloud uses the same cloud computing technology to locate your device in case of loss.