With iCloud Drive, you can securely store all your files in iCloud and access them from your iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Mac, or even PC. With macOS Sierra, your desktop and your Documents folder — where files are usually saved on a Mac — can also be automatically stored in iCloud Drive, so every file you add is accessible anywhere. They’ll appear in the built-in iCloud Drive app on your iOS devices, and vice versa. No more wondering where your files are saved — the answer is on all your devices, even an iPhone or another Mac.Learn more
iCloud Storage Plans
You get 5GB of free storage in iCloud and you have the option to choose a plan for up to 2TB. More iCloud storage means more space to store your photos, videos, documents, and apps, so they’re always available from any device. iCloud Photo Library and iCloud Drive can also help free up space on your devices. You can upgrade your storage option right from your Mac or iOS device.
You have all sorts of important stuff on your iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch, like your photos and videos. iCloud automatically backs it up daily anytime your device is plugged in and connected to Wi-Fi. You don’t have to do a thing. And you can use your backup to restore your device or set up a new one.2
Notes are stored in iCloud so you can access any of your notes on any of your devices. And you can do much more with Notes — like adding photos, maps, and web links, or even drawing a sketch with your finger. Use Notes to create a wish list or add images to a note while browsing on your Mac, then pull it up on your iPhone when you’re out and about. All your content is updated in real time, so you’ll always have your latest notes at hand.
If you’re an Apple Music member, your entire library lives in iCloud, so not only will you always be able to access all your music, but it won’t take up any space on your devices. And iCloud Music Library makes your Apple Music songs and playlists immediately available on all your devices, too.3
Mail, Calendar, Contacts, and Reminders.
With iCloud, you have your inbox, calendar, contacts, and other important information in your pocket and on your desktop. When you delete an email, add a calendar event, update a contact, or check off a to-do item, iCloud makes the changes everywhere.
Find My iPhone, iPad, or Mac.
Lost your iPhone? Can’t find your iPad? Misplaced your MacBook Air? iCloud can help you try to get them back. If it looks like you won’t be able to, Activation Lock makes it hard for anyone who’s not you to use or sell your device.4
Safari and iCloud Keychain.
Start surfing on your iPhone and pick up where you left off on your Mac or iPad — or vice versa. And don’t worry about remembering all those passwords for websites or apps. iCloud Keychain keeps track of your account names, passwords, and credit card numbers.
Privacy and security.
Apple takes data security and the privacy of your personal information very seriously, and iCloud features are designed with your privacy in mind. All your iCloud content — like photos, documents, and contacts — is encrypted when sent over the Internet and, in most cases, when stored on our servers. If we use third-party vendors to store your information, we encrypt it and never give them the keys. And security enhancements like two-factor authentication help to ensure that the important information in your account can only be accessed by you, and only with your devices.5
Access your information when you’re away from your iOS devices by signing in to iCloud.com. You can view all your photos and videos stored in iCloud Photo Library, and view documents saved in iCloud Drive — even those you keep in your desktop and Documents folder on your Mac. You can also access features like Find My iPhone, Notes, Mail, Calendar, Contacts, iWork for iCloud, and more.