Surely you have already heard of iCloud, that is the cloud storage service offered by Apple that allows the synchronization and backup of Apple devices and thanks to its integrated function called iCloud Drive also to store data on the network on remote servers and use them anytime and anywhere you is. But maybe you don’t know that you can access icloud from the web on any computer even if you don’t have an Apple device. iCloud from the Web will allow you to store any type of file and access it from any PC in seconds.
In this guide, without wasting too much on useless chatter, I will explain how to use iCloud from the web through a simple web browser.
- Use iCloud from the web
- How to access icloud from the web
Use iCloud from the web
Before seeing how to use iCloud from the Web, let’s see the logic of iCloud very quickly. As I told you iCloud allows you to synchronize Apple devices using remote servers and store data remotely thanks to the function called iCloud Drive.
There are no major limitations, you can access iCloud from Windows computers , iOS devices, Mac computers and precisely also via the web.
Regardless of the platform you will use to access iCloud, you should know that there are 4 different plans , one free and 3 paid; what sets the different floors apart is simply the storage space.
So it goes from a completely free plan that offers 5GB up to a plan from 9.99 euros per month for 2TB of available space. Obviously it is possible at any time to upgrade to the upper floor or downgrade to the lower floor; this means that, for example, you can start using a 5GB plan and when it is full move to a higher plan.
Using iCloud from the web you can store and share any type of document with whoever you want.
But be careful because iCloud accounts used only by the web have a maximum of 1 GB of storage space (unlike accounts created by iOS systems that offer free 5GB of space) and do not allow space upgrades.
How to access icloud from the web
Now that you know iCloud better, let’s see how to access iCloud from the web, that is, through any browser without having to install any software (Safari, Firefox, Chrome, Edge and Opera browsers are supported). If you don’t already have it, you will need to create an Apple ID to use iCloud ; fortunately the procedure to generate an Apple ID is very simple and fast and you can complete it in less than 5 minutes by following this guide.
Now all you have to do is open the web browser you normally use to surf the internet and connect to the iCloud.com page and log in with your Apple ID. If your Apple ID is used on iOS or Mac devices then you will receive a message on these devices with a code that you will then need to enter on the icloud.com page to authorize the browser to use iCloud from the web.
Here we are, you managed to access icloud from the web you will find yourself in front of the main page of your account from which you can access all the functions of iCloud from the web.
From this window, by clicking on iCloud Drive you will be able to access the space for storing and sharing data (5GB free if you have an Apple device, otherwise only 1 GB free).
So, in conclusion, it is possible to access icloud from the web from any PC through a browser and use the icloud drive service contained within it. To access iCloud web as you will be asked to enter your Apple ID credentials needed for its operation.