iCloud - (macOS 2 hours session)
iCloud securely stores your photos, videos, documents, music, 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
iCloud Photo Library automatically uploads every photo and video you take, making them accessible from your iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV, Mac or PC, and on iCloud.com. By storing your entire library safely in iCloud, you’ll have more space on your iPhone to take more great shots. 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.
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.
Up to six members of your family can share iTunes, iBooks and App Store purchases, along with family photos, calendars, locations and more. And with an Apple Music family membership, everyone gets full access to Apple Music too. It’s the easy way to bring harmony to your family’s digital life.1
Use your iCloud storage to keep all your important content safe, secure and always available to you — even if you lose or replace a device. At the same time, it helps you free up space on your iPhone, iPad, iPod touch and Mac.
iCloud stores full-sized versions of all your photos and videos, and keeps smaller versions on your devices — saving space as you need it.
iCloud backs up your iOS devices at night when you’re connected to Wi-Fi, so you can easily access and restore all your information — including your iMessage and purchase histories — if you replace a device.
With iCloud Drive, you can store any and all files, and browse them from any of your devices. Just download the ones you need, when you need them.
All email messages in your iCloud Mail account are kept in iCloud, where they’re easily accessible on your devices and iCloud.com.
Start with 5GB for free. Add more as you need it.
You get 5GB of free storage across all your devices. But if you have larger collections of photos, videos or documents, you can easily upgrade your storage plan — up to 2TB — from any device.
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.2
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.
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.
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 the important information in your account can only be accessed by you, and only with your devices.4
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 on your desktop and in your Documents folder on your Mac. You can also access features like Find My iPhone, Notes, Mail, Calendar, Contacts, iWork for iCloud and more.
iCloud is easy to set up.
Whether you’re on an iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Mac or PC, getting started with iCloud is simple. For new Apple devices, there’s a setup assistant built in. And for everything else, setup takes just a few quick steps.