About iCloud

iCloud is a file storage solution that helps businesses backup and share photos, notes, documents and other data with stakeholders. It lets users create multiple folders, rename them and add color-coded tags to organize files as per individual preferences. iCloud enables administrators to share files and configure permission rights, restricting specific users to view, share or edit information. It lets users synchronize data across all devices for applications, such as iCal, Contacts, Reminders and Safari. Additionally, team members can collaborate and receive real-time updates on documents, presentations and spreadsheets. iCloud uses two-factor authentication and sends temporary verification codes to trusted devices, allowing users to sign-in on multiple devices. It is available on monthly pricing and support is extended via documentation, phone and other online measures.
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iCloud pricing

iCloud has a free version. iCloud paid version starts at USD 0.01.

Starting Price:
USD 0.01
Free Version:
Yes
Free trial:
No

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iCloud Reviews

Feature rating

Value for Money
4.3
Functionality
4.5
Ease of Use
4.6
Customer Support
4.4
5 reviews of 1,623 View all reviews
Adham
Adham
  • Industry: Broadcast Media
  • Company size: 10,000+ Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
  • Review Source
Value for Money
5
Features
5
Ease of Use
5
Customer Support
5

5
Reviewed on 07/01/2024

The storage you need, personally and for business

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.

Obaid
  • Industry: Real Estate
  • Company size: 201–500 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
  • Review Source
Value for Money
5
Features
5
Ease of Use
5
Customer Support
5

5
Reviewed on 30/05/2024

iCloud is easy to use

Pros

I like using iCloud services, it is easy to use and syncs with my other products. The email is easy to set up and I have had no issues. The storage aspect of it is fairly inexpensive and I get a lot of storage for a pretty low rate.

Cons

I can't think of anything at the moment. It works well for all my use.

Craig
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
  • Review Source
Value for Money
4
Features
3
Ease of Use
3
Customer Support
2

2
Reviewed on 06/07/2018

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

Pros

When I first used with just an iPhone and an iMac, everything worked pretty well and there is really no configuration. Current plans and family sharing make it a pretty affordable cloud/sync option for everyday users.

Cons

iCloud isn't a true backup-type solution (even iCloud Drive) and once I became a power user and added another Macbook, Apple TV, and Apple Watch, it became a living nightmare once it broke. After 6 months I am still trying to piece together all my files and photos to ultimately get off iCloud as best I can.

Apple makes it nearly impossible not to use iCloud somewhat. 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. You can't really turn it off, either, since it will hang and then scatter remnants of your file folders in the iCloud Archive. Once corrupted or you start having sync issues, all your devices will malfunction constantly and there is not much you can do...everything from my Apple Watch music loading to the battery life tanking happened. I'm referring to 15+ GB photo libraries and 80+ GB of files in an iCloud drive....if you have 3+ Apple devices and large amounts of files that are important, immediately find a secondary backup and try to move photos and important files there.

I've used OneDrive's app for photo syncing on my iPhone and then to my Mac, and used Google's wonderful Drive FileStream (available with GSuite business accounts) to keep things in place while I've restored, reset, etc. more than 200 times in the past several months. I have 5-10 copies of all my folders scattered over computers and iCloud Archive files I am still trying to sort out.

Daniel
  • Industry: Wholesale
  • Company size: Self Employed
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
  • Review Source
Value for Money
5
Features
4
Ease of Use
5
Customer Support
4

5
Reviewed on 22/03/2024

Great cloud storage solution!!

Pros

All my files are securely stored, I have access when I need them.

Cons

Payment options and account changes take some time.

Alternatives Considered

Google Drive

Switched From

Google Drive

Reasons for Switching to iCloud

Price and tools available from all my devices.
Candace
  • Industry: Fishery
  • Company size: 2–10 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
  • Review Source
Value for Money
5
Features
5
Ease of Use
3
Customer Support
5

4
Reviewed on 28/05/2024

Awesome storage

Pros

The icloud holds alot of storage for everything. If you get full its only 99 cents a month for extra storage and its alot. Its worth every penny.

Cons

If you forget your password and the answers to your questions to reset your password than you out of luck getting back in.

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