The Apple iCloud is an online storage service that is aimed at synchronizing any files that have been uploaded on your drive storage on your entire Apple devices be it your iPhone, iPad, or Macbook or iMac. All you need is that these devices should be registered under the same Apple ID. You would probably know all this because this guide is especially targeted at Apple users who own a Mac especially. In work, there may be times that you need to sync your files between both the operating systems, namely, Windows and Mac, as not all people at your workplace may own a Mac. This is nothing to worry about as Apple has provided iCloud for Windows app with which your files will also be synced on your Windows computer along with any other Apple devices that you may use. This guide will be very brief as we assume that you already have a registered Apple ID and that you use the iCloud service. As it is, the latest Mac OS would notify you to sync your files on their iCloud.
Installing iCloud on Windows
(I am working on a laptop, which has outdated XP, will upload screenshots later using Win7 Chrome)
- First of all you need to search the keyword iCloud for Windows as they have not provided any direct links on their webpage.
- After installation, login with your registered Apple ID. It is essentially the same email ID and password that you use on your Apple devices.
- Tick mark the following options that you wish to sync. If you wish to sync your files stored on your iCloud Drive, then tick mark that option and all files will subsequently appear on your iCloud folder on your Windows computer.
- If you save any files on that folder, then that will also be synced across other Apple devices as well.
That’s it! You are now ready to sync all your files between your Windows and Mac devices. Note that the free iCloud storage is simply 5 GB storage space. The best way to make use of this to sync only your work files such as Word documents, Excel spreadsheets, few images, PDF files, etc.
I hope this guide has come in handy. If you wish to know anything regarding iCloud then do mention it in the comments section below.