One of the most popular options when it comes to storing any type of file or document today is the cloud. In her, the files are entrusted to a provider who stores them securely on their servers, and there are more and more alternatives such as Microsoft’s OneDrive, Dropbox or Google Drive.
But nevertheless, one of the most popular solutions among users of Apple products is iCloud, taking into account that it is easily synchronized with all the firm’s operating systems. It is a fairly simple option to use for the vast majority of users, but the problems are evident as soon as we leave the Apple world: it is difficult to find products that are compatible with iCloud. But nevertheless, if you use Windows you should not worry since you will be covered.
How to download and install Apple iCloud for Windows
As we mentioned, in many environments iCloud compatibility is quite closed and is reduced to online options through your web portal. However, it is quite curious that Apple, like iTunes software, has a free application for Windows that allows you to easily synchronize files, including photos, videos and documents, as well as other services.
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However, to download iCloud on Windows the steps will vary slightly depending on the version of the operating system. Taking this into account, you must follow the steps that correspond to your case:
- Windows 10 and later versions: if your computer has one of the latest versions of Microsoft’s operating system installed, you can directly download iCloud from the Microsoft Store for free. You just have to authorize the installation and wait a few moments while Windows downloads and installs the latest available version of iCloud for Windows.
- Windows 7 and Windows 8: if you have a version prior to Windows 10 and compatible with iCloud, to proceed with the installation you must download the program from the Apple website. Once this is done, you will have to run it and install it as if it were any other program for your computer.
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Once the installation is done, regardless of the case you will need to log in with your Apple ID and the items will automatically begin to sync with iCloud. From the program itself you will have various customization options available in this regard that you can change at any time.