iCloud Documents & Data
The online storage “iCloud Documents and Data” was introduced about eight years ago. Among other things, the service was used for document synchronization. However, Apple announced that it has now been discontinued. Still, users need not worry as the data has just been migrated to iCloud Drive.
Apple announced long ago that “iCloud Documents and Data” would be discontinued. Instead, iCloud Drive will now serve as the successor. However, the data from the former service is not lost in any way. All you need to do is enable iCloud Drive if you haven’t already. The Cupertino-based company reports this on its support page.
Activate iCloud Drive Easily
Activating iCloud is basically done quickly. It works with just a few clicks on both Mac and iPhone or iPad. So let’s start with the Mac first:
- In the first step, click on the Apple menu (Apple icon).
- After that you have to go to System Settings.
- Here you go to “Apple ID”. If you don’t see it, you’ll need to log in with your Access data first.
- Once you are in Apple ID, look for “iCloud Drive”. You have to tick the box there.
iCloud Drive can also be activated on an iPhone or iPad in no time. For this you need to proceed as follows:
- First of all go to your device’s settings.
- Then tap your name at the top. You may need to sign in with your Apple ID credentials.
- In the next step, tap on the item “iCloud”.
- Finally, find “iCloud Drive” and enable the slider.
Don’t Confuse Cloud Storage
You might have encountered “iCloud” and “iCloud Drive” all the time while activating. Even though the two names sound alike, there are differences. The first is an online storage space with only a limited capacity (5 gigabytes) for free. The latter, on the other hand, is software and therefore part of iCloud as well. This will give you access to the data stored in iCloud.
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