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How to Use and Save Documents in iCloud

Sep 01, 2020 • Filed to: Manage Device Data • Proven solutions

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With the release of iCloud one does not need to keep his documents in his laptop or computer’s folder and files. You don’t even have to worry about where you have saved your document and go on searching later. Applications which support the iCloud document storage, a person needs to remember just the app which opens such files. The rest of the thing would be managed by iCloud, it would keep track of the changes saved on the document and then every device which is logged in with your account would be getting notifications.

iCloud has the capability to save your images, PDFs, spreadsheets, presentations and different kind of documents. These documents then can be accessed from any of the iOS devices. It works for iOS 9 or Mac computers as well which have OS X El Capitan and for computers having windows as well. In the iCloud Drive everything gets organized in folders, just like on the Mac computer. Few folders are made automatically for apps which support iCloud Drive for iWork apps (Pages, Numbers, and Keynote).

Therefore, in this article, we are going to share with you some tricks on how to use and save documents in the iCloud on iOS/Mac, and use iCloud Drive on iOS/Mac.

Part 1: How to save documents in the iCloud on your iOS devices

To turn on the documents backup on your iPhone, iPod or iPad simply follow the steps below:

1. On your iPad or iPhone go to your home screen and tap “Settings”;

2. Now tap “iCloud”;

3. Tap Documents & Data;

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4. Enable the option which says Documents & Data located at the top;

5. Here, you have the option to enable which apps can make backup of the data and documents on cloud, as shown above.

Part 2: How to save documents in the iCloud on the Mac computer.

This is considered as an important update available for both Documents and Data. When you update yourself to iCloud Drive on the Mac device, your data and documents get copied automatically to the iCloud Drive and they are then available on the devices which have iCloud Drive. To use this feature on your Mac computer, follow the steps below:

1. Click on Apple then click System Preferences

how to save documents in iCloud on Mac

2. From there click iCloud

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3. Enable the iCloud Drive

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Here you will be asked to agree and confirm that you are willing to update you iCloud account to the iCloud Drive from the Documents and Data, and it would be enabled.

iCloud Drive

If you are an iOS9 user, you can also upgrade documents in iCloud to iCloud Drive. iCloud Drive is Apple’s new solution for document storage and synchronization. With iCloud Drive, you can safely save, edit and share your presentations, speadsheets, images, etc. in iCloud and access them on all idevices.

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Part 3: Enable iCloud Drive on iOS devices

1. Tap on Settings on your iPhonse or iPad running iOS 9 or later.

2. Tap on iCloud.

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3. Tap on iCloud Drive to turn on iCloud Drive service.

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Part 4: Enable iCloud Drive on Yosemite Mac

iCloud Drive comes along with the new OS Yosemite. Open System Preferences on your Mac, click on iCloud Drive on the left panel to turn it on. You can also click on Options to see what App data are stored to iCloud Drive.

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Note: iCloud Drive only works with iOS 9 and OS X El Capitan . If you still have devices running older iOS or OS versions, you need to think twice before upgrading to iCloud Drive, otherwise you will encounter issues to sync your documents on all Apple devices.

James Davis

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