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What Is iCloud?

Built-in file-sharing solution that's available on all Apple devices. All files, photos, notes, and messages are stored in one place. Access all files across multiple devices using iCloud Drive and secure data with automatic back-ups.

Who Uses iCloud?

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iCloud Software - iCloud device location
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iCloud Software - Reports and presentations on iCloud
iCloud Software - File storage in iCloud
iCloud Software - Content sharing on iCloud

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Reviews of iCloud

Average score

Overall
4.7
Ease of Use
4.6
Customer Service
4.4
Features
4.5
Value for Money
4.3

Reviews by company size (employees)

  • <50
  • 51-200
  • 201-1,000
  • >1,001
Adham
Adham
Senior Social Media Specialist, Senior Graphic Designer in Jordan
Verified LinkedIn User
Broadcast Media, 10,000+ Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

The storage you need, personally and for business

5.0 2 months ago New

Comments: i've used iCloud since 2014, and i literally have documents since that day still stored on there without any loss, it's secure so i won't have to worry about my data getting lost or hacked or leaked, our company uses it on daily basis without any worry, it's collaborative, it has real time sharing and synchronization, and it's cheap if you pick the right subscription that suits your needs.

Pros:

The security is by far the best, the ability to access your storage in real time is an added benefit, the ability to go through years of data without a hassle and without any worries that your data would be lost, the synchronization between devices, and personally, you never have to worry about any photos taken that you might not have enough storage, subscribe to an iCloud bundle and take pictures worry free.

Cons:

i haven't faced any issues with iCloud so far and i've used it for years, the smallest price is very good but the 2 Terabyte storage price is a bit expensive personally.

Emma
Therapist in UK
Mental Health Care, Self Employed
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

Great integration with Mac ecosystem, but Google suite works better for me

4.0 last month New

Pros:

Really easy integration with my Mac ecosystem

Cons:

When documents are open and edited on different devices, the files get out of sync. Also, I have found that the iCloud syncing doesn't always work.

Jean-Philippe
Consultant in Canada
Information Technology & Services, Self Employed
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

Reliability and expendability, with a cost

3.0 4 months ago

Comments: At a time when I exclusively worked with Apple products, having a iMac, iPad and iPhone, iCloud was the definitve solution for document backup. I could work seamsless between all the devices depending on where I was working and this made me feel like the Cloud was a unifying experience. All your files follow you wherever you go no matter what device you use. It is probably the best Cloud experience you can get, and has been since its very inception.

Pros:

iCloud is de facto the best solution for Apple product owners. Its integration with iOS is pretty much flawless and users can enjoy peace of mind when it comes to personal file backups. It's even accessible from a browser making it compatible (in a way) with other operating systems. On Mac computers, its integration is also seamless and renders the process of backup look like saving on the computer itself.

Cons:

It has its limitations though. Where other user-end backup services like Google Drive, Dropbox, Amazon storage and more can store any file type, iCloud is pretty much limited to Apple-only documents. It works perfect for Apple-centric users but is less ideal if you have for example a iPhone and a Windows computer.

Joel
Pastor in Canada
Religious Institutions, 2–10 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

Alternatives Considered:

ICloud is great

5.0 4 months ago

Comments: My overall experience with iCloud has been good, and I will continue to use it.

Pros:

I like iCloud because it's easy to use, and is native to all Apple devices. It makes it a no-brainer when you're using Apple computers, iPads, or iPhones. And even when you're using some PC devices, it ports over rather well.

Cons:

When using iCloud on a PC or non-Mac device, it is a little bit more clunky, and not as seamless as when you're using a Mac product.

Caitlin
Administrative assistant in US
Computer Networking, 11–50 Employees
Used the Software for: 6-12 months
Reviewer Source

Love iCloud!

5.0 last month New

Pros:

I like how easy it is to use and that you can see from any device.

Cons:

There is nothing that I disliked about the software