iCloud is a cloud storage and cloud computing service that Apple debuted on October 12, 2011. There are here a lot of components to it, including iCloud Drive, which allows you to securely access all of your documents from your Mac, iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and even a Windows PC.
There are various ways you can access the files:
- Using any supported web browser, you can use iCloud Drive at iCloud.com.
- On your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch with iOS 9 or later (or iPadOS), you can access your files from the iCloud Drive app.
- On your PC with Windows 7 or later and iCloud for Windows, you can go to iCloud Drive in File Explorer.
When you add your Desktop and Documents to iCloud Drive, all of your files move to iCloud.
To turn on Desktop and Documents on every Mac that you want to use with iCloud Drive:
- From your Mac, choose Apple menu > System Preferences. Click Apple ID, then click iCloud.
- On macOS Mojave or earlier, choose Apple menu > System Preferences, then click iCloud.
- Make sure that iCloud Drive is turned on.
- Next to iCloud Drive, click Options.
- Choose Desktop & Documents Folders.
- Click Done.
On your Mac, you can find the files on your Desktop and in your Documents folder in Finder under iCloud. If you add a second Mac Desktop, you’ll find those files in the Desktop folder in iCloud Drive. A folder is created with the same name as your second Mac.