For safekeeping. And easy sharing.

iCloud securely and safely stores your photos, videos, documents, apps and more — and keeps them updated across all your devices. So you always have access to what you want, wherever you want it.

iCloud Photo Library

When you turn on iCloud Photo Library, all the photos and videos you take with iPhone or iPad are automatically uploaded, so you can access them from your iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Mac and PC, and on iCloud.com. By storing all your photos and videos safely in iCloud, you’ll have more space on your iPhone to take even more great shots. And iCloud Photo Sharing makes it easy to show off just the photos and videos you want to just the people you want to see them.

iCloud Drive and the Files app

With iCloud Drive, you can securely store all your files in iCloud and access them from your iPhone or iPad in the new Files app, from your Mac, from a PC or on iCloud.com. And you can easily invite people to view, download or work on a file with you from anywhere. No creating copies, managing versions or adding email attachments.

iCloud Backup and Restore

iCloud backs up your iOS devices each night when they’re connected to power and Wi‑Fi, so you can easily restore all your information.1 And when you get a new device, restore from iCloud so you won’t lose a beat.

iCloud Storage

Start with 5GB free. Add more or share a plan with your family.

You get 5GB of free iCloud storage to get started. If you have larger collections of photos, videos or documents, and more devices to back up, you can easily upgrade your storage plan — up to 2TB. And now you can share a 200GB or 2TB iCloud storage plan with the whole family, so each family member won’t need to buy separate plans.


Family Sharing

Up to six members of your family can share iTunes and App Store purchases, an Apple Music family plan and an iCloud storage plan. Family Sharing makes it easy to set up and share just the features your family needs. Your family will also get a shared photo album that lets everyone add photos they choose to share, a family calendar, and the ability to help locate each other’s missing devices.2

Even more iCloud features.

Find My iPhone.

iCloud can help you find your missing iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Mac, Apple Watch or AirPods. With the Find My iPhone app, you can track the location of your device and take other actions to secure your data and personal information.3

Mail, Calendar, Contacts, Reminders, Safari.

iCloud keeps your Apple and third-party apps updated with the latest information on all your devices. When you delete an email, add a calendar event, update a contact or tick off a to-do item, iCloud makes the changes everywhere. Start surfing on your iPhone and pick up where you left off on your Mac or iPad — or vice versa.


Access your information when you’re away from your Apple devices on iCloud.com. Browse all your photos in iCloud Photo Library, and read and share documents saved in iCloud Drive — even those you keep on your desktop and in the Documents folder on your Mac. You can also access features like Find My iPhone, Notes, Mail, Calendar, Contacts, iWork for iCloud and more.

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.