This is how iCloud web access works

iCloud on the web: You can do this with it

Anyone has Apple id Gets personal storage space with iCloud. You can select the data stored in iCloud. You don’t always need an Apple device to access that data. You can always access your data via any browser, even if you are using a Windows or Linux computer or when you have to switch to Male in appearanceDevice. You can manage and view your data on iCloud via a web browser. In this article, we explain how to access your iCloud data from the browser on iPhone, iPad, or computer.

ICloud web requirements

To use access to iCloud over the web, go to the website This page can be opened by all popular browsers such as SafariFirefox, Chrome, Edge and Opera. On the site you log in with Apple id.

If you are Two-factor documentation To setup your Apple ID, you must enter the confirmation code before you can fully access the web version of iCloud. If your device is stolen, you cannot enter this code and you only have limited options Find iPhoneAnd Apple Pay And so on. So it is also advisable to get a device from your partner To be designated as a trusted device.

ICloud Web capabilities

What apps are all available on iCloud Web? We will pass it along with you:


With iCloud web Mail app, you can check all incoming and received emails and can also create new email. You can also create folders and set up rules. The latter is unique to the web version of iCloud. By setting up rules for iCloud email, you can, for example, forward an email directly from a specific email address to another email address. In the web version, you only see your iCloud mail, thus you don’t see any other accounts that you have added on your iPhone or iPad.


You can view the entire address book stored in iCloud across the web. The useful thing about this release is that you can also create groups, which is not possible via the Contacts app on an iPhone or iPad. Do you only have an iPhone or IPAD Nor Mac, You can still easily create a group of your contacts via iCloud web.


With the Calendar app, you can check all of your appointments from the web. You can also start sharing a calendar and create a public link. Unfortunately, you don’t see all of your calendars: only those synced via iCloud are visible in the web app. This also applies to the agenda with birthdays.


The Photos web app is actually a kind of lite version of the app on the Mac. You can see all your photos and videos and view the created albums or folders as your photos are sorted by media types. You can also easily download a selection of your albums via the web version or manually upload an existing image to your computer, for example. All it is missing is the option to edit photos and videos.

ICloud Drive

The iCloud Drive web app is similar to the Files app on iPhone, iPad, and Finder on your Mac, but only for your iCloud files. You can browse all folders, create new folders, or start sharing a folder or file. The web app also has easy-to-use sort options, where you can sort by date, size, or type.


With the Notes web app, you can view, create, delete, share notes, and more. When taking notes, you are somewhat limited in options. Cannot create graphics and also cannot insert image across the web. But if you need quick access to this important note, iCloud on the web can be very useful. You will not, of course, see the notes located locally on the device.


In the web version of Reminders, you can check and check all the tasks that you have set. You can even change the name and icon of each individual menu. When you add a new reminder, you have fewer options. For example, you cannot set a notification for it (for example, based on time or location). So you really need the app on your iPhone, iPad or Mac.

Pages, Numbers, and Keynote

These apps are the most comprehensive on the web, although they differ on the device on which you open them. On a Mac, you can view and edit all of your files in these three applications. Apple regularly adds new functions, too, that it knows from the apps on the iPhone, iPad, and Mac. There are all kinds of templates to choose from and you can insert tables, images, and more directly from the browser. In our explanation about Make You can read more about it.

looking for friends

Do you want to know the whereabouts of your friends? Then you can also use the web version of Find Friends for that. Unlike iPhone, iPad, and Mac devices, the web app is not yet integrated with search Iphone. But you don’t see much more than just the location on the map. Therefore, you cannot view contact details, add notifications, or start a path from the Find Friends web version.

Find iPhone

he met Find iPhone Find out the location of your devices. Additionally, there are a lot of options, such as play audio, turn on Lost Mode, or wipe the device remotely. In addition to your own devices, you can also check the location of your family members’ devices (if enabled) and you can also play audio on their device or activate Lost Mode. Find My iPhone is especially useful in case your device is stolen and you want to know where it is quickly. By logging into the iCloud web, you can know the location of your device very quickly.

Given the importance of Find My iPhone, you can actually (limited) use the feature without entering the two-factor verification code. On the screen where you want to enter the code, just tap Find iPhone at the bottom to go directly to the web app.

Account settings

finally an Apple Bee Account settings Few useful options. You can find this option by clicking on your name in the upper right and selecting Account settings. You will find a shortcut for you here Apple idSettings (via file Apple idWebsite) and view all your devices, how much iCloud storage is still available, and who is part of your family. You will also find a number of advanced functions at the bottom. You can also do your own Create passed through iCloud, Plus contacts, calendars, and bookmarks. If you accidentally delete something, you can get it back here. With a click of a button, you can also log out of all browsers that you have logged into via This is an extra security measure if you log into on a public computer, for example.

ICloud web on iPad or computer

The device you use determines what you can and cannot do in the version of the iCloud browser. So you can on your own IPAD Or perform computer operations in a file iCloud PhotobibliotheekICloud Drive, Notes, Mail, Calendar, Contacts, and Reminders. You can also use it Find iPhone And find my friends. So you can easily send an email or view your agenda or Work on your Pages document. However, the latter only applies to the desktop version of iCloud Web Access.

Pages, Numbers, or Keynote documents can only be viewed on iPad while using a file Mac Or, a computer can also edit these documents in the browser.

ICloud Web on iPhone

On iPhone, you have limited access to the data on your iCloud account. The browser gives you access to iCloud photos, notes, reminders, and find iPhone. You can also save files in ICloud Drive View, but if you want to browse your files, you can do it better via Apple Files app To do.

On the Iphone Account settings are much more limited than those on iPad and computer. So if you lose your Apple device, you can still view this information from someone else’s iPhone and download it, for example. Was your device stolen? Then use Find iPhone In the browser to wipe your device remotely.


This is how you use iCloud web access! Read the articles below if you want to know more about iCloud:

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Winton Frazier

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