You can create folders and organize files in iCloud Drive any way you darn-well please!

You can and files in iCloud Drive any way you darn-well please!

iCloud Drive lets you store all your files up on Apple’s servers and sync them across all your devices, including iPhone, iPad, and Mac. While you can let iCloud files for you and drop files where it thinks they belong, you can also your own and move any of your files into them. Here’s how!

How to manually a folder in iCloud Drive on MacHow to manually a folder in iCloud Drive on iPhone and iPadHow to move files to new in iCloud Drive on iPhone and iPadHow to a new folder in iCloud Drive on a PCHow to move files to new folders in iCloud Drive on a PC

How to manually create a folder in iCloud Drive on Mac

Click the Finder icon in your Mac’s dock.

Click on iCloud Drive in the menu on the left in your Finder window.

Opening the Finder window on Mac

Right-click inside the Finder window.Click on New Folder

Enter a name for the new folder.

Creating a new folder in iCloud Drive on Mac

You can create folders inside of folders in iCloud Drive on Mac. Just double-click a folder and then follow steps 3 – 5 above.

How to manually create a folder in iCloud Drive on iPhone and iPad

You can also create new folders right on your iPhone or iPad without needing access to a PC or Mac.

Open the iCloud Drive app on your iPhone or iPad.Tap Select in the top right corner of the screen.

Tap New Folder in the bottom left corner of the screen.

Opening iCloud Drive on iPhone

Enter a name for the new folder.

Tap Create.

Creating a new folder in iCloud Drive on iPhone

You can also create folders inside of folders in iCloud Drive on iPhone and iPad. Just tap to open a folder and then follow steps 2 – 5 above.

How to move files to new folders in iCloud Drive on iPhone and iPad

You can move files into new folders in iCloud Drive on your Mac the same way you would move any file to a new folder. On iPhone and iPad, however, it is a little bit different.

Open the iCloud Drive app on your iPhone or iPad. Open the folder of the file or files you want to move.

Tap Select in the upper right corner of the screen.

Opening iCloud Drive on iPhone

Select the file or files you want to move.Tap Move at the bottom center of the screen.

Select the folder you wish to move the files to.

Moving a file to a new folder in iCloud Drive on iPhone

Note: If you do not have another app in iCloud Drive that supports the file you want to move, you will be asked to create a new folder instead.

How to create a new folder in iCloud Drive on a PC

If your Mac or iPhone is not handy, you can also create folders in iCloud Drive from any other Mac or PC thanks to iCloud.com.

Open your web browser and navigate to iCloud.com. (click the link!)Enter the email address and password associated with your Apple ID.

Click on iCloud Drive.

Logging into iCloud.com

Click on the New Folder icon at the top of the screen. It looks like a folder with a plus (+) symbol inside of it.

Enter a name for the new folder.

Creating a new folder in iCloud Drive on iCloud.com

How to move files to new folders in iCloud Drive on a PC

You can also move files to different folders on any other Mac or PC thanks to iCloud.com.

Open your web browser and navigate to iCloud.com. (click the link!)Enter the email address and password associated with your Apple ID.

Click on iCloud Drive.

Logging into iCloud.com

Select the folder you want to move the file or files from.Select the file or files you want to move to a different folder.

Drag the file or files to iCloud Drive in the bottom left corner of the window.

Selecting files to move in iCloud Drive on iCloud.com

Click the back arrow button in the upper left corner of the window to navigate back to the main iCloud Drive folder.Select the file or files you just moved into iCloud Drive.

Drag and drop them into the folder you want to move them to.

Moving files to a new folder in iCloud Drive on iCloud.com

Any questions?

Do you have any questions about creating folders or moving files around in iCloud Drive on your Mac, iPhone, or iPad? Let me know in the comments and I’ll be sure to respond.

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