Monday, 24 June, 2019

Apple makes it easier for Windows OS users to access iCloud files

iCloud for Windows offers less terrible PC file access Apple's New Windows 10 iCloud App Now Available in MS Store
Cecil Davis | 14 June, 2019, 17:43

The brand new iCloud for Windows app is available in the Microsoft Store for Windows 10 users.

While Apple would undoubtedly prefer that you buy a Mac, the company has to acknowledge that many iPhone and iPad users are still saddled with Windows on their desktop and laptop computers, and therefore has long offered Windows versions of key apps such as iTunes and iCloud.

Apple and Microsoft collaborated to build an iCloud drive experience for Microsoft Store that is will fix the compatibility issues which were faced in the beginning. Microsoft and Apple have again worked together to bring iCloud to Microsoft Store.

iCloud for Windows 10 comes to provide users with a pretty neat way of managing their photos, videos, mail, calendar, and other files stored in iCloud, all from the comfort of their Windows 10 devices.

When launched, users will be asked what type of content they would like to integrate with Windows 10.

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If you enable photo synchronization, you can further enable a feature to upload and store your PC photo library in iCloud and access photos and videos from all your devices.

To use the mail, contacts, and calendars feature you'll need Outlook 2016 or later. This application is now being accessible in the Microsoft store and allow the consumers to access iCloud features such as photos, and iCloud drive.

Choose the files and folders you want to keep on your PC.

The iCloud for Windows app and iCloud Drive gives users access to iCloud Drive files from within Windows 10 File Explorer and doesn't use up storage on the PC.

While iCloud has always been available for Windows users, the service was never fully integrated into the Windows environment.