iOS 8 along with OS X Yosemite serious step forward and made a cloud service Apple. ICloud cloud storage data turned into iCloud Drive, bringing users a completely new opportunities to place files on the Web and manage. Let us discuss these issues in more detail.
So, to use iCloud Drive you must be running iOS 8 on iPhone, iPad or iPod touch, as well as OS X Yosemite on a Mac. Get access to iCloud Drive can even from the browser and using Windows, but more on that later – as long as is necessary to prepare everything. If the compatible operating systems are installed, note the condition of cloud service settings:
For iOS 8: Settings -> iCloud -> iCloud Drive – function must be activated. Here we take a look at the list of applications – they open access to iCloud Drive.
For OS X Yosemite: System Settings -> iCloud -> iCloud Drive – again, check for ticks, indicating that the service is activated. When you click “Options”, you can view the applications that open access to iCloud Drive.
At this preparatory stage is almost complete. One detail. If you’re after an upgrade of the operating system refused to go on with iCloud iCloud Drive, be sure to do it now using the parameters specified above. Now just everything.
File types and available space
iCloud Drive largely follows the tradition of Apple, has pledged in OS X. By default, there is no dumping of various files, and each application has its own folder in which it stores the working papers. However, a key difference from the usual iCloud Drive iCloud that now create folders and absolutely any type of files in the cloud can the user. In other words, Apple now provides us with a complete cloud storage for files.
Flight of fancy rests exclusively in free disk space. Initially available only 5 GB – in this respect there is no change. Extensions are a lot cheaper than it was the case with iCloud:
Please note that the price of cloud space also changed slightly
So uncomplicated way you can increase the cloud storage up to 1 TB. This will be enough for most users. When large volumes of data on the web should think about specialized solutions. The bottom line is we have an exhaustive amount of free space in the cloud and there are no restrictions on the types of files – a fairy tale.
Access to iCloud Drive
1. The first way to access your iCloud Drive is your Mac. Just open the Finder and go to the tab iCloud Drive. All of them! Absolutely all files and folders available to change to suit your taste ,nothing complex.
If you did not work with poppy seeds, but there is a personal computer running Windows, you all also quite simple. You must download and install the «iCloud 4.0 for Windows». After that, right in the Explorer on the left, in the menu “Favorites” icon appears on the iCloud Drive. Everything works almost as elegant and comfortable as on the Mac.
2. The second method is in some ways even easier, but often not suitable for prolonged use. Imagine a situation that you are a stranger computer or you need a one-time access to iCloud Drive. Accordingly, configure cloud storage or install additional software, there is no desire or ability. Come to the aid does.
Open iCloud.com and select the item iCloud Drive – that’s all your files. Right here you can upload files to the cloud or download them to your computer, create folders and send files up to 5 GB of e-mail thanks to the Mail Drop.
By the way, supported browsers are Safari, Chrome, Firefox and Internet Explorer.
3. It remains to deal with access to iCloud Drive with a mobile device Apple. In the best tradition in the iOS mobile operating system, there is no separate application to access cloud storage data. It can be obtained only from the individual programs that store their data there. However, not all so sad – the App Store is already enough applications to work with the cloud. We recommend a free solution Documents 5 [App Store].
Documents 5 – a kind of Swiss army knife for working with files on iOS. The application creates its own folder in the memory where the user can place any files you need. And you can even get them by downloading from the Internet using the built-in browser. In addition, there is support for all known cloud services and the ability to connect different servers. Of course, you can access the iCloud Drive.
Access to the cloud is possible at the level of open applications for each file type, as well as the ability to add files to the vault of the device’s internal memory. However, we are talking about those files that are available to the application Documents 5. In general, using the application, you can listen to music, watch videos, edit a document or image – the main operating points are available, and that most users will be enough.
Unlike many new services and features that Apple launched this fall, iCloud Drive runs stably and accurately performs its own function. With this material you now know everything you need to effectively use cloud file storage for the benefit of themselves and in many cases to refuse additional services, remaining within a single ecosystem Apple.