How do I customize my iCloud? Get the basics right here!

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How to set up iCloudHow to view your iCloud account informationHow to manage iCloud sync permissionsHow to sign out of iCloud

How to set up iCloud

iCloud is available on the iPhone, iPad, and Mac.

How to set up iCloud on iPhone and iPad

When you upgrade your iOS operating system or start using an iPhone for the first time, you will be asked whether you want to use iCloud Drive to store your data. If you tap “Yes,” you’re all set. If you tapped “No” during setup but have since decided you want to use iCloud Drive, you can still enable it manually.

Launch the Settings app from your Home screen.

Scroll down and tap iCloud.

Setting up iCloud Drive on iPhone

Tap iCloud Drive.

Toggle the iCloud Drive switch on.

Setting up iCloud Drive on iPhone

Repeat this process on all iOS devices you want to sync with iCloud.

How to set up iCloud on Mac

When you upgrade your Mac operating system or start using a Mac for the first time, you will be asked whether you want to use iCloud Drive to store your data. If you click “Yes,” you are all set. If you clicked “No” during setup but have since decided you want to use iCloud Drive, you can still enable it manually.

Click on the Apple icon () in the upper left corner of the screen.

Click on System Preferences… from the drop-down menu.

Setting up iCloud Drive on Mac

Click on iCloud. Enter your Apple ID and Password.

Click Sign in.

Setting up iCloud Drive on Mac

Click the checkbox next to Use iCloud for Mail, Contacts, Calendars, Reminders, Notes, and Safari.Click the checkbox next to Use Find My Mac (highly recommended).

Click Next.

Setting up iCloud Drive on Mac

Click Allow when prompted to allow Find My Mac to use the location of your Mac.Enter your Apple ID password to set up iCloud Keychain.Click Request Approval to confirm approval from one of your trusted devices (iPhone, iPad, or another Mac).Enter your Apple ID password on the trusted device (iPhone, iPad, or another Mac).

Click OK on the Mac you are setting up iCloud on.

Setting up iCloud Drive on Mac

How to view your iCloud account information

You can check your contact information, password and security, registered devices, and iCloud payment setup on your iPhone, iPad, and Mac.

How to view your iCloud account information on iPhone and iPad

Launch the Settings app.

Scroll down and tap iCloud.

Viewing iCloud Drive account on iPhone

Tap on your Name.

Enter your Apple ID password when prompted.

Viewing iCloud Drive account on iPhone

Tap Contact Information to view or edit your phone number, email, and mailing address.

You can also enable email subscriptions for announcements about Apple products and top News stories.

View iCloud Account info on iPhone

Tap Password & Security to view or edit your birthdate, Apple ID password, notification email, and to turn on or off Two-Step Verification.

View iCloud Account info on iPhone

Tap Devices to view or remove any devices you have connected with iCloud.

Tap on a Device and then select Remove From Account to revoke access to iCloud on it.

View iCloud Account info on iPhone

Tap Payment to view, edit, or change the credit card you have set up for making purchases in iTunes, iCloud, the Apple online store, and Apple Pay.

Tap the credit card to edit or change it.

View iCloud Account info on iPhone

How to view your iCloud account information on Mac

Click on the Apple icon () in the upper left corner of the screen.

Click on System Preferences… from the drop-down menu.

Setting up iCloud Drive on Mac

Click on iCloud.

Click on Account Details.

Viewing iCloud Drive account on Mac

Click on Contact to view or edit your phone number, email, and mailing address.

You can also enable email subscriptions for announcements about Apple products and top News stories.

View iCloud Account info on Mac

Click on Security to view or edit your birthdate, Apple ID password, notification email, and the status of Two-Step Verification.

View iCloud Account info on Mac

Click on Devices to view or remove any devices you have connected with iCloud.

Click on a Device and then select Remove From Account to revoke access to iCloud on it.

View iCloud Account info on Mac

Click on Payment to view, edit, or change the credit card you have set up for making purchases in iTunes, iCloud, the Apple online store, and Apple Pay.

Tap Details to edit or change the credit card.

View iCloud Account info on Mac

How to manage iCloud sync permissions

There are many third-party apps that connect to iCloud so you can access files from any device. However, you don’t have to keep all documents stored in iCloud. Even if you originally set up a third-party app with iCloud, you can revoke permission manually at any time.

How to manage iCloud sync permissions on iPhone and iPad

Open the Settings app.

Scroll down and tap iCloud.

Managing iCloud sync permissions on iPhone

Tap iCloud Drive.

Toggle the switch on or off for the app you want to allow or revoke iCloud Drive syncing.

Managing iCloud sync permissions on iPhone

How to manage iCloud sync permissions on Mac

Click on the Apple icon () in the upper left corner of the screen.

Click on System Preferences… from the drop-down menu.

Setting up iCloud Drive on Mac

Click on iCloud. Click on Options next to iCloud Drive.

Tick or untick the box next to the app you want to allow or revoke iCloud Drive syncing.

Managing iCloud sync permissions on Mac

How to sign out of iCloud

If, for any reason, you decide that you no longer want to use iCloud Drive on your iPhone, iPad, or Mac, you can sign out of any device.

How to sign out of iCloud on iPhone and iPad

Open the Settings app. Scroll down and tap iCloud.

Scroll down to the bottom and tap Sign Out.

Signing out of iCloud Drive on iPhone

Tap Sign Out again when prompted.Tap Delete from My iPhone.

Tap Keep on my iPhone to store iCloud data locally on your device, or tap Delete from My iPhone to remove data from your device.

Signing out of iCloud Drive on iPhone

How to sign out of iCloud on Mac

Click on the Apple icon () in the upper left corner of the screen.

Click on System Preferences… from the drop-down menu.

Setting up iCloud Drive on Mac

Click on iCloud.

Click on Sign Out

Signing out of iCloud Drive on Mac

Click on Delete from Mac.

Select to either Keep or Delete Contacts, Calendars, Reminders, Keychain passwords, and Notes on your Mac.

Signing out of iCloud Drive on Mac

Any questions?

Do you have any questions about how to set up and iCloud on your iPhone, iPad, and Mac? Drop them in the comments and I’ll help you out.

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