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How to Sign in to iCloud from iPad & iPhone

Erik Blandford,

iCloud is a service that stores your personal photos, videos, music, documents and etc., which allows the iPad and iPhone users to share the various kinds of data across all their devices. Using iCloud.com, you can access any data stored there by signing in to the iCloud website in your browser. You may use either Windows or Mac being the only requirement the presence of a desktop web browser.

Setting up iCloud

Trying to sign in to iCloud from an iPhone or iPad, you will see the following page:

Why does this page appear? The reason is that Apple doesn’t let you access iCloud from the iOS device while you can sign in to your iCloud account already. You can do so through your Settings where you have to choose iCloud.

Starting to use iCloud is simple. All you need is to toggle the button from “Off” to “On”. Here you can set iCloud services and features to your preference by turning them off and on.

Note that the site works properly only with the latest versions of iOS and macOS.

Logging into iCloud

This is simple both on your mobile device and on your computer.

On your iPhone or iPad:

  1. Go to the Settings and choose iCloud
  2. Enter your Apple ID and password

From your desktop:

  1. Open your web browser
  2. In the address bar: Enter in iCloud.com
  3. Sign in by entering your Apple ID and password

To raise the security level, you can undergo a two-step verification, where you should follow onscreen instructions and enter a code sent to your device.

How Do I Access iCloud Files?

There are two ways to access iCloud: via the iCloud app or via the iCloud website.

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At this point, you can easily check the data. Head to Settings and then to iCloud. In doing so, you get to a convenient place to select which application will save into iCloud and serve as a file manager.

How to Recover Deleted Files

In case you have accidentally deleted a file, it is possible to recover it on iCloud unless more than 30 days have passed since the deletion. For this to be done:

  1. Sign in on iCloud.com
  2. Head to Settings
  3. Under Advanced option, choose Restore Files
  4. From the list of the Restore Files window choose the files you wish to be restored

Do not forget that restoration is only possible within 30 days after deletion.

How Much Storage Space Is There?

Initial storage space on iCloud is 5GB. It can be used for any applications or files.

If you lack the free space, you can buy more additional storage space from your Apple device. Prices start with $0.99 for 50GB per month.


And now three simple hints, which may be helpful in dealing with your iCloud account:

  • While logging in, enter complete Apple ID
  • If you forgot the password you can reset it
  • Consult the iCloud support website to find a remedy for your issue


That was the basic info concerning the iCloud. Hopefully, the guide is sufficient to assist you in using the website. If you need more information, do not hesitate to visit the Apple support website, which is constantly at your service!