Part 1: How to download iCloud for PC and how to use it

#1. How to download iCloud for PC

iCloud works on PCs running at least Windows 7 operating system. Thus, you must to verify the Windows version on your PC. To enable iCloud on your Windows PC, first set up iCloud on your other devices, then install iCloud for Windows. Your photos, documents, Internet Explorer bookmarks on your PC are updated automatically to your Apple devices.

You can download iCloud for Windows directly from Apple website. In order to use it, you must have one iCloud account.

After download, iCloud should install automatically. After, you must to restart your computer. In order to use the iCloud features, you need to enter your Apple Id or iCloud account.

#2. How to use iCloud on PC

You can choose the data that you want to sync. By default, all data related to iCloud drive, photos, mail, contacts, calendars, tasks, bookmarks, are checked to be synced. One iCloud account has 5GB storage. Features like Mail, Contacts, Calendars and Tasks can be used with Outlook.

Remember that you need to set up iCloud on all of your devices, then download and use iCloud for Windows on your PC. Your Photo Stream automatically downloads the most recent photos from your iPhone, iPad or iPod to your PC.

If you have checked the Bookmarks checkbox also when you have set it up, iCloud keeps your browsers - like Internet Explorer, Google Chrome or Firefox - bookmarks on Windows in sync with your Safari bookmarks. You will enjoy your bookmarks from any browser that you use.

#3. Troubleshooting

After you downloaded the iCloud for Windows, it may not install automatically. In this case, you should go to the File Explorer and open the iCloud Setup.

If the iCloud doesn`t open automatically, you must to do this manually. Go to the Start buton, open Apps or Programs. There you will see the iCloud for Windows and you can open.

Part 2: How to download iCloud for Mac and how to use it

#1. How to download iCloud for Mac

Firstly you need to check if you have on your PC the latest version of operating system. You can check it easy from the top left corner of the desktop, on the Apple symbol. Just open About This Mac and you will see your OS version. You must have at least OS x 10.7.5. If you have an earlier OS version and you upgrade to the latest version (in every case, it needs to be above 10.7.4) of Mac, the good thing it is that you will have the iCloud also. iCloud it is a feature built into the newer Mac operating system.

You have to signing up for an iCloud account by using your Apple ID or your email. If in the past you bought items from iTunesStore, iBookStore or AppStore, you have already an Apple Id. Actually, if you are logged in your Appstore or iTunes account, iCloud shows you the email address already filled out in the Apple Id section. If you are a brand new user of Apple devices, just click on Create an Apple ID.

#2. How to use iCloud on Mac

After you have set up iCloud on your Mac, it syncs your email, contacts, calendars & reminders, notes, safari bookmarks, photos, documents. If you don`t wish that iClous sync a few specific data, just uncheck that checkbox.

One thing that you will be not able to do it is iCloud backup of your Mac. Your icloud storage it is small to have all your data and the large size of any Mac hard drive.

#3. Troubleshooting

One issue may appears if you have any older version of OS on your computer. You will see a warning message. Just remember, in order to use iCloud you must have at least OS x 10.7.5.

Another thing it is that photostream takes a very long time to sync. This usually happening with larger media files or documents. Try to reduce at least the number of files if you cannot reduce the file size.

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