iCloud Features

iCloud

Multi-device cloud content storage

4.33/5 (51 reviews)

iCloud Feature Summary

  • Compatible with Mac and Windows PC
  • Saved safari tabs
  • Mobile device friendly
  • iCloud keychain
  • iPhone, iPad and iPod touch app
  • Saved browser bookmarks
  • 5GB free storage
  • Important personal data storage
  • Lost iPhone locator
  • Real-time device synching
  • Parental permissions
  • File and document sharing
  • Daily backups and version restore
  • Data security and privacy settings
  • App sharing across devices
  • iCloud.com access for upgrades
  • Store music, photos, videos, documents.
  • Apple device set-up assistant
  • Contacts, email and calendar sync and storage
  • Family Sharing tool

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iCloud Feature Reviews

25 reviewers had the following to say about iCloud's features:

Mike Levy

Verified Reviewer

Great for keeping daily backups of iPhone, iPad and syncing multiple IOS devices

2018-08-05

Pros

Great for automatically making daily backups of iPhone, iPad Awesome for syncing data between multiple IOS devices Very inexpensive Easy to subscribe for more (or less) space (monthly) Great for storing data, photos, etc.

Cons

Not as easy to use for storing files as Dropbox Would be nice to get notifications when backups are automatically done

Rating breakdown

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Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: GetApp
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Anonymous
Retail Operations Specialist (Banking company, 201-500 employees)
Verified Reviewer

missing piece to connecting laptop and mobile phone

2018-03-24

Pros

Once set up the, using iCloud is a background activity that makes processes smoother.

Cons

It makes sense to share an iCloud account for shared access to photos and so on, however set it up incorrectly and you will also share messages and browser history.

Rating breakdown

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Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: GetApp
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Chris Latimer

Verified Reviewer

Great data back-up and recovery solution for Apple devices

2018-06-05

Pros

Just works - default integration with all Apple devices, providing peace of mind with regard to lost or broken devices

Cons

Expensive solution, which is significantly pricier than other online data storage solutions in the market

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Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
Source: GetApp
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Anonymous
A verified reviewer
Verified Reviewer

Best solution to complement Apple ecosystem

2018-04-24

Pros

It provides a level of security that is reasonable enough for casual user.

Cons

- Not the most secure cloud system out there. Security fanatics will chose other alternatives such as SpiderOak

Rating breakdown

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Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: GetApp
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Anonymous
Director Of Sales And Business Development (Computer Software company, 51-200 employees)
Verified Reviewer

Apple is on the right path, but they are far behind

2018-08-23

Pros

I like how relatively inexpensive it is to purchase large amounts of backup storage, especially knowing that my phone is constantly being backed up to the cloud.

Cons

I hate that I can't edit documents in the cloud, the UI is confusing, especially when trying to share your data with the family members on your plan.

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Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: GetApp
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Madhu Sharma

Verified Reviewer

Almost perfect

2017-09-10

Pros

When I change a file on a local device it is instantly uploaded to iCloud. 4) Wonderful web interface: The interface for accessing your files via the web is wonderful.

Cons

In many ways this is only a minor issue because Apple have exceptional security. However, if someone ever managed to hack into Apple servers, then your data would be compromised.

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Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: GetApp
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Chin Koon Tay

Verified Reviewer

Basic cloud storage

2018-06-30

Pros

It makes back-ups to the cloud automatic and the user interface is simple and intuitive.

Cons

That is measly compared to the average user requirements nowadays.

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Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
Source: GetApp
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Anonymous
A verified reviewer
Verified Reviewer

Long Time User

2018-05-30

Pros

I really think that iCloud is a great platform if you use it immediately. I've been toggling between iCloud and the google suite which has been difficult to utilize both.

Cons

I wish there was an easier way to integrate my Google suite information into my current iCloud account.

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Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Other

Likelihood to recommend

5/10
Source: GetApp
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Evan Wu

Verified Reviewer

Quick and useful

2018-08-14

Pros

in terms of backing up my apple device data, icloud is very useful in the sense that it backs everything up automatically without you having to think about it

Cons

The constant popups that icloud sends you can get quite annoying and the adjustment from android to apple was not helpful either.

Rating breakdown

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Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
Source: GetApp
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Marsha Kelly

Verified Reviewer

Easy to Use Like Desktop Sync

2017-05-13

Love the easy integration with my windows desktop that I used in my office.

Pros

Free - good integration with windows

Cons

Limited storage in the free version.

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Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

7/10

Recommendations to others considering iCloud

calculate your storage needs

Source: GetApp
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Jill Nunn

Verified Reviewer

it's on the cloud

2018-05-10

Pros

I love that things are there when I need it in the cloud. it's a great space saver and everything are at the reach of my fingertips. very user-friendly interface.

Cons

none at all that i have found in using this program. If I find any i will update my review, I give it 5 stars.

Rating breakdown

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Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: GetApp
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Anonymous
Director of Women's Ministry and Community Life (Religious Institutions company, 11-50 employees)
Verified Reviewer

Integrates great across Apple devices

2018-06-27

Pros

It works great and is cheap enough for buying small quantities of data.

Cons

It does force you to keep all files on Apple devices and makes your life very difficult when you want to have anything else. But excellent solution overall

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Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
Source: GetApp
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Larry Poltavtsev

Verified Reviewer

Why Use iCloud? Better Options Exist

2018-07-03

Pros

It is very convenient to synchronize data across all your iDevices.

Cons

I am not convinced that it is worthwhile to pay Apple for extra iCloud space since there are apps like Amazon Prime that offers unlimited free photo storage. For someone who subscribes to Prime anyway it makes much more sense.

Rating breakdown

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Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
Source: GetApp
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Anonymous
Technical Development Researcher (Biotechnology company, 10001+ employees)
Verified Reviewer

The synchronization with all my devices is amazing!

2018-05-11

Pros

Because I own multiple Apple products, it's really nice to see all the documents and photos I have synchronized between all my devices. Whenever I take a picture, it gets uploaded to iCloud and then transferred onto my Macbook flawlessly. It's great!

Cons

Sometimes the link gets broken, but most of the time it works.

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Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Other

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: GetApp
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Moses Amen Amedonu

Verified Reviewer

I simply can't do without iCloud

2018-09-11

Pros

Syncing is so seamless from notes, calls, message, files and data. backup on iCloud was just made for humans, iCloud simply defined what backup stands for.

Cons

Pricing is outrageous, and iCloud seem to have a better perform only the Apple ecosystem, making it less appealing on other platforms.

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Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

5/10
Source: GetApp
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Anonymous
Dental Student (Higher Education company, 1001-5000 employees)
Verified Reviewer

I love iCloud

2018-08-31

Pros

Not only does files appear where I want them, data and settings from services sync cleanly.

Cons

iCloud support is pretty much non-existent. Getting help anywhere but the apple store is almost impossible.

Rating breakdown

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Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: GetApp
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Ethan Lee

Verified Reviewer

Great Product

2017-08-11

Pros

Amazingly simple to use. If you have Apple products, it's as simple as using any other hard drive on the device.

Cons

The collaboration features are lacking severely. iCloud has a lot to be desired when compared to it's competitors.

Rating breakdown

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Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: GetApp
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Mike Calabro

Verified Reviewer

IF you are on an I-Device, use it. Otherwise there are much better options.

2018-05-29

Pros

5GB of storage if you own an I-Device. Easy to use.

Cons

Google and Microsoft's cloud integration blows iCloud away.

Rating breakdown

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Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Other

Likelihood to recommend

6/10
Source: GetApp
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Michael Youmans

Verified Reviewer

Apple iCloud is a great, basic cloud service

2018-05-25

Pros

iCloud is mainly used for organizing personal contacts, synchronizing photos on multiple devices, sharing settings between the iPhone, iPad, and MacBook, for viewing presentations and multimedia. It is also very convenient to synchronize all your bookmarks, and especially all of your passwords. With a backup copy of iCloud, no document is lost. If something is removed from the device, you can get it from iCloud.

Cons

Generally bad integration with non-Apple products.

Rating breakdown

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Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: GetApp
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Juanita Harrison

Verified Reviewer

iCloud accessible

2018-05-10

Pros

With iCloud I am able to make sure I don’t lose any important pictures or documents for my business and personal from my family

Cons

Even though I pay an additional amount a month for extra storage I still seem to get the notification that my space is almost filled

Rating breakdown

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Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
Source: GetApp
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Anonymous
Chief Executive Officer & Founder (Internet company, 11-50 employees)
Verified Reviewer

Great product for backups

2016-10-12

Great platform, makes the file transfer process very easy for new users.

Pros

King of digital cloud backups

Cons

Minimum storage is too low

Rating breakdown

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Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: GetApp
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Anonymous
Clinical Research Assistant (Hospital & Health Care company, 10001+ employees)
Verified Reviewer

So seemless

2018-07-28

Pros

I assumed there would be many manual steps in the process, but it is so automatic and seamless.

Cons

I literally have no complaints at this moment, except that I should be receiving the student rate, but cannot find it.

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Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: GetApp
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Craig Ray

Verified Reviewer

For many-device or heavy backup/cloud sync needs, stay far away or use additional backup solution

2018-07-06

Pros

Current plans and family sharing make it a pretty affordable cloud/sync option for everyday users.

Cons

You will experience non-stop synching issues once you get a large iCloud drive or photos library, and since it is designed to "just work" there are no controls or settings to stop it.

Rating breakdown

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Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

3/10
Source: GetApp
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Crystal Ignatowski

Verified Reviewer

Great If You Have No Phone Storage

2017-11-13

Pros

I was against using iCloud for a long time. No reason really, just didn't feel like I needed to use it.

Cons

There is not "select all" option for selecting all photos. This means that if I want to move all my icloud photos to my external hard drive, I have to select each photo while holding the CTRL key, and click each individual photo, then download the photos, then move them to my hard drive. I have searched extensively on how to avoid having to do this, but haven't found a solution.

Rating breakdown

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Features

Time used: Free Trial

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: GetApp
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Austin Jenson

Verified Reviewer

Awesome way to store files!

2018-09-12

Pros

You can receive a base amount of storage for free, then you have to pay for a bigger storage. iCloud is a great way to save files, and be able to access them remotely.

Cons

The free storage is pretty small. The upgradable storage is not too expensive to upgrade too, but it is a monthly fee for the paid options of storage.

Rating breakdown

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Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: GetApp
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