Apple brings iCloud for Windows to the Microsoft Store

Alonzo Simpson
June 14, 2019

Apart from the functionality of the iCloud Drive, the rest of the iCloud features largely remain the same for Windows users with the latest release.

While Apple has never been in a hurry to release Store versions of its apps, the company recently shipped its second Windows 10 application, as it chose to port iCloud to the Microsoft Store as well. Users can now easily access photos, videos, mail, calendars, files, and other information from their iCloud accounts from their PC or smartphone.

Any proud Windows consumer who has bit the bullet and sprung for an Apple system will in all probability agree: the outdated iCloud for Windows was not nice. Bookmarks also sync from iOS Safari to Internet Explorer, Firefox, or Google Chrome. It allows "users to be more productive offline on mobile devices and quickly share files on iOS", he added.

Apple's iCloud app is the same desktop version available online, but it offers a new iCloud experience on Windows 10.

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If you see this, you won't be able to install the new iCloud app unless you're running at least build 18362.145 (and preferably 1903) of Windows 10.

The biggest benefit of using the app is the ability to have an iCloud folder appear like it's a native folder in Windows Explorer giving you quick and easy access to your files in the cloud without taking up precious storage space on your computer.

How Do I Get It?

In theory, all you need to do is download the app from the Microsoft Store, enter your Apple ID and password, and then you'll be good to go. Users of older versions of Windows can still download iCloud for Windows directly from Apple, although of course most of the newest features are designed exclusively for Windows 10.

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