Category: iCloud Drive

How to Use iCloud Drive File Sharing in macOS

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Mac users can use iCloud Drive file sharing to easily share files and folders from iCloud Drive with other people. This cloud sharing capability also exists on iPhone and iPad, and it works similar to how Dropbox and Google Drive function, allowing for easy collaboration and sharing of files and documents easily.


The ability to use iCloud Drive file sharing in macOS requires a modern version of system software, specifically anything beyond MacOS Catalina 10.15.4 or later including Big Sur, as earlier versions do not support the feature.

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How to Use iCloud File Sharing on iPhone & iPad

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Ever wanted to share a file from iCloud from your iPhone or iPad? Maybe you want to collaborate with other people on your iCloud files, folders, and other documents? With iCloud Drive, it’s fairly simple to share files and to invite others to view or edit your files right on your iPhone or iPad.

With iCloud file sharing, you’re not sending the file itself, but rather sending them a link to access the file. This allows users to make any changes to the file or folder, as long as they have the permissions. The ability to share files using iCloud for…

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How to Enable or Disable Optimize Mac Storage

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Optimize Mac Storage is a settings option available on the latest versions of MacOS that allow certain files, data, and documents to be stored on iCloud and iCloud Drive when storage on the Mac is running low, effectively offloading some data from the Mac to iCloud. This may be a convenient feature for some Mac users with a lot of iCloud storage capacity and great internet service, but other Mac users may find it to be frustrating or too inconsistent since the features usability is heavily reliant on a fast and stable high speed internet connection.

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How to Access & Edit iCloud Files from iPhone & iPad

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Do you use iCloud to store your documents and other files from multiple Apple devices that you own? If so, you’ll be able to access, view, edit, and manage them right on your iPhone and iPad using the Files app.


Apple introduced the Files app that replaced the iCloud Drive app, alongside the release of iOS 11. This made it a whole lot easier to access any kind of file or folder that’s stored on Apple’s cloud servers. These could include screenshots, PDF documents, zip files and more. With this app, users can keep all of their files organized under…

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How to Access iCloud Drive Files from Windows PC

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Want to access iCloud Drive files from Windows? Do you use iCloud to store your documents and other files from your iPhone, iPad and Mac? If so, you’ll be happy to know that you can easily access iCloud Drive data from a Windows PC as well as through the standard Apple ecosystem devices.


Although Apple prefers to keep their products with their own ecosystem, they acknowledge the sheer number of Windows PCs across the globe and do offer apps and services for Windows too. Accordingly, there’s a dedicated iCloud desktop app that’s available for Windows users…

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How to Disable iCloud Drive on Mac

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If you have no use for iCloud Drive on the Mac, you may wish to disable iCloud Drive in macOS. By turning off iCloud Drive, all documents that are stored in iCloud will be removed from the Mac, though you’ll have an option to keep a local copy when turning iCloud Drive off.

Note this is disabling iCloud Drive completely on the Mac, and not simply disabling iCloud Desktop & Documents which only stores those two directories in iCloud. By turning off iCloud Drive on the Mac, you will have no access to iCloud Drive or any files in iCloud Drive from that computer…

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How to Recover Lost iCloud Drive Documents & Files

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Worried you might have lost iCloud Drive documents or files? Don’t panic, you can probably restore and recover those files from iCloud Drive using the procedure we’ll discuss here.

Files, documents and other data that we constantly use for school, college, and work purposes are always extremely valuable. Some of you may have your important data, files, work presentations saved on your iPhones and iPads to quickly access them when you’re on the move. Apple’s iCloud Drive service has made it easier to back up all these files and securely store them on the…

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