iCloud drive is finally useful

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iCloud has long been a great way to sync your basic information like contacts, calendars and bookmarks across multiple devices. But when it comes to documents on your Mac, Apple has been playing catch up to other cloud services like DropBox and Google Drive.

In the past if you had files on your Mac that you wanted to sync with other devices that you own (without adding other software), this was only possible with documents created in Apple’s Pages, Numbers or Keynote apps.

Starting with the latest iOS (9) for your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch you can sync and access any common document type using Apple’s iCloud Drive App.

iCloud Drive on the Mac

iCloudFinderOn your Mac you access iCloud drive in the sidebar of the Finder. Drag and drop or copy and paste any document into iCloud drive and it will be accessible on your other devices signed into the same iCloud account.

Where is iCloud drive on my iPhone/iPad?

iCloud drive is pre-installed on your iOS 9 device but may be hidden. Here’s how to find it:

  1. Open the settings app and tap on iCloud.
  2. Tap iCloud drive.
  3. Tap “Show on Home Screen”. You will now find it amongst your other apps on the home screen.

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One Response to “iCloud drive is finally useful”

  1. I totally appreciate your tips and tricks Jeremy.They are always most helpful figuring my way through the apple maze.

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