How To Set Up Apple iCloud Drive On Your Windows Computer

Fortune Osinachi
Fortune Osinachi - Freelance Writer
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If you want to save the contents on your PC to Apple iCloud, here is how you can set up iCloud drive on your Windows computer.

The iCloud drive for PC helps to back up the photos, videos, and documents on your Windows computer to your Apple iCloud account.

Apple iCloud Drive serves as a cloud storage that can also be used on your PC to back up photos and documents online.

In this article, you’ll learn how to set up Apple iCloud Drive on your Windows computer.

How To Download And Setup iCloud For Windows

For you to be able to use iCloud on your PC, you’ll need to download the Apple iCloud for Windows straight from the Microsoft Store.

Make sure that you’re using the latest version of Windows on your PC.

Step 1: Open Microsoft Store

The first step is to search and open the Microsoft Store app on your windows 10 computer.

Then search iCloud for Windows on the Microsoft Store search box and click on the Get button.

Step 2: Tap On Get

Click on the Get button that will appear beneath the iCloud app to start the downloading process.

Step 3: Click On Open

After the downloading and installation process is completed, click on the Open button to load the next screen.

Then Sign in to iCloud by inputting your Apple ID and password to continue.

Step 4: Sign In To iCloud

Sign in to your iCloud and then click on the box at the right side next to iCloud Drive and other iCloud services like Photos depending on the ones you want.

Step 5: Click On Apply

After you must have selected the iCloud services you want, click on the Apply button to finish the setup process.

In most cases, other iCloud services like Mail, Calendars, and Contacts are made available only when you have Outlook on your computer.

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How To Sync iCloud Drive Files To Windows Computer

Syncing iCloud Drive files to your PC can be easily done by clicking on the little box provided next to iCloud Drive when you’re installing iCloud to your computer.

By clicking the little boxes, you have granted iCloud permission to sync and also display iCloud Drive files on your computer.

How To Access iCloud Drive Files

Here is a quick way to access iCloud Drive Files on your Windows 10 computer.

Step 1: Open File Explorer

To save yourself the stress of finding the File Explorer app, simply type and search for it in your search box. Open File Explorer and then click on the iCloud Drive tab.

Step 2: Click On iCloud Drive

When you click on iCloud Drive, on the next screen pop-up, you’ll see Desktop and Document folders consisting of files synced from iCloud Drive to your PC.

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How To Upload File From Computer To iCloud Drive

If you want to upload a file, document, or photo from your Windows computer to iCloud Drive, you’ll need to click and drag them to any of the iCloud Drive Folders available.

These folders are Desktop or Document and here is how you can quickly do that.

Go to File Explorer > then tap the iCloud Drive to pop up > Desktop, and the > Document folder.

When you must have seen the File or Document you want to upload to iCloud Drive, click and drag the Document or File to the Desktop folder or Document folder depending on where you want to upload them.

After a successful upload to the iCloud Drive, the file or document can be accessed on any of your devices where the iCloud is signed in.

How To Sync iCloud Mail, Contacts, And Calendars to Windows

In a scenario whereby you wish to sync iCloud Mail, Contacts, and Calendars to your Windows computer, you’ll need to first make sure you have Microsoft Outlook installed on the computer.

In a nutshell, syncing your Mail, Contacts, and Calendars options on iCloud Drive are available when you have Microsoft Outlook on your computer.


All that you have to learn when it comes to setting up iCloud Drive on your PC is in this article.

To use iCloud Drive on your PC, you only need to download iCloud for Windows and then sign in to iCloud using your Apple ID.

When you must have successfully Signed in, there will be requirements to enable Apple iCloud Drive services like; iCloud Contact, Photos, Mail, Bookmarks, Calendar, and so on.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I sync email, contacts, and calendars from iCloud to my Windows computer?

Yes, you can easily sync Email, Contacts, and Calendars from iCloud Drive to Windows 10 only when you have Microsoft Outlook installed.

Can I set up iCloud drive for my PC?

Yes, you can set up iCloud for Windows, just follow the steps in this article to quickly do that.

Is it possible to OneDrive and iCloud Drive on windows 10?

Yes, it is very possible to have and use both cloud storage services on your windows 10 computer.

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By Fortune Osinachi Freelance Writer
Fortune Osinachi is an experienced freelance tech writer specializing in consumer technology. With 5 years of expertise, he delves into comprehensive guides for iOS, macOS, and Windows on Techvocast. His work also extends to prominent online media platforms including What Gadget, iGeekPhone, Xiaomitoday, and MobiGaming.
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