iCloud Drive is a cloud-based file management platform between all your devices like iPad, iPhone and Mac. As an apple customer, you are automatically entitled to 5GB of free storage space.
However, iCloud Drive is different from other types of cloud storage like Dropbox, OneDrive or Google Drive as it has its own highly useful features that make it one of its own kinds. Do you know from where you can access all the documents and data that you store in iCloud Drive?
iCloud Drive stores files in application-specific folders, and, while you can open some files with other apps, there are limits as to how you can move them around and access them.
To access Files located on your Mac using an iPhone and iPad, you will first need to make sure that iCloud Drive has the permission to access Files located on the Desktop and Documents Folder of your Mac. Once you grant this permission, accessing Files located on your Mac using an iOS device will become easy.
Here’s a guide to using iCloud Drive on Mac, iPad & iPhone.
You can follow the steps below to provide iCloud Drive with access to Files located on your Mac.
Once you provide iCloud Drive with access to “Desktop and Documents Folder” on your Mac, all the files on the Desktop and on the Documents Folder of your Mac will be accessible on iCloud Drive. Similarly, any new file, document or image that you place in the Documents Folder or on the Desktop of your Mac will instantly become available on iCloud Drive, making it easy to access these files using your iPhone or iPad.
Note: You may be asked to upgrade your iCloud Storage Plan in case the Files on your Mac require more than 5 GB storage as available in Free iCloud Storage Plan.
Follow the steps below to access files, images and documents located on the Desktop and on the Documents Folders on your Mac using an iPhone or iPad.
Note: You will need to sign-in with the same Apple ID and Password that you had used for signing into iCloud Drive on Mac.
I do hope this tutorial helps you get more out of using iCloud Drive on your iPhone, iPad and Mac.