How to use iCloud Drive 8 on iOS, OS X Yosemite and Windows 39




iCloud Tips and tricks

More at WWDC developers in June of this year, Apple introduced the service iCloud Drive , available for iOS 8, ​​OS X Yosemite and computers running Windows. Can not say that the new idea – previously in “apple” of the company already had its own “cloud” service iCloud, but with the prefix Drive its capabilities greatly expanded ( and the prices were considerably lower ). Today we’ll show you how to use the updated service.

To start us see which devices can operate iCloud Drive.

iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch with iOS installed 8
Mac computer with OS X Yosemite
A computer with Windows 7 or a later version installed with iCloud for Windows 4.0
You will be able to move to iCloud Drive after updating all the supported devices to iOS 8. On the Mac, it can be used after upgrading to OS X Yosemite, which will be released later this fall (beta version for developers and ordinary users is already available). In addition, the possibility of gaining access to iCloud Drive website

If you already use iCloud with iOS 8, go to “Settings» iPhone or iPad, more «iCloud» – «iCloud Drive» – «Update to iCloud Drive». All documents that you have previously stored in iCloud, will appear in your new repository.

After switching to the tab «iCloud Drive» you can enable or disable one or another application to use your “cloud” storage.

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In the “Storage” shows all the files and documents that are used to store their data iCloud Drive. When you click on the tab “Other Documents”, you will see the files that are stored in iCloud Drive, but which can not be opened on the device.

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On the iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch to access the files in iCloud Drive can only use the programs Apple (Pages, Numbers, and so on. Etc..) And other applications that support iCloud Drive.

On a Mac, and Windows (c preset panel iCloud for Windows) to access files implemented much more convenient. On OS X and Windows iCloud Drive tab appears automatically after activation / installation of all the necessary elements.

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To activate iCloud Drive on OS X Yosemite, you must go to the tab iCloud Drive, and then to configure iCloud, where to put the appropriate checkbox.



View a list of applications that use iCloud, you can tab “Settings”.


Then you will see a list of all files stored in iCloud.


In addition, open the vault iCloud Drive and from any computer in the browser. To do this, use the



In iCloud Drive can store any type of file, the size of which does not exceed 15 GB. Restrictions on the type of files are not.

So you can easily “fill in” their movies, music or documents and use iCloud Drive as a complete “cloud”. The only thing – access to your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch will be limited.


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