How do I access my iCloud files?

Discussion in 'Apple Music, Apple Pay, iCloud, Apple Services' started by Munchyhammer, Oct 16, 2011.

  1. macrumors member

    Sep 24, 2011
    Stupid question, but can't find anything on the subject.

  2. macrumors regular

    Oct 7, 2007
  3. thread starter macrumors member

    Sep 24, 2011
    Well, I've written a note (in notes) and placed it in the iCloud account to test the service. The question is, how do I access the service?
  4. macrumors regular

    Oct 7, 2007
    In "Notes", on another iOS device, setup with the same iCloud account.
  5. Munchyhammer, Oct 16, 2011
    Last edited: Jul 29, 2012

    thread starter macrumors member

    Sep 24, 2011
  6. macrumors regular

    Oct 7, 2007
    sorry, yeah, on your Mac too. If you have Lion 10.7.2 and have setup iCloud with the same account. They'll appear in Mail on your Mac
  7. macrumors 68000

    Mar 30, 2011
    NY USA
    Yes they will if you enable note sync in your iCloud prefs on your Mac.
  8. thread starter macrumors member

    Sep 24, 2011
    Which e-mail address? The apple ID linked to iCloud? Or the one it asked me to set up (How would I recover THAT password, btw?).
  9. macrumors 68030

    Sep 21, 2011
    the password is the same as your Apple ID password, and the notes are found by setting up Mail to your account.
  10. thread starter macrumors member

    Sep 24, 2011
    Thank you, this is getting confusing so I appreciate it.
  11. macrumors regular

    Oct 7, 2007
    When you enabled Notes syncing in iCloud on you iPhone, that address it made you create is just a secondary address on your original AppleID. i.e. there's no separate password.

    You can see the link here

    If you enable "Mail and Notes" syncing on your Mac, I think it will setup the Mail account on the Mac for you (haven't tried)
  12. thread starter macrumors member

    Sep 24, 2011
    Thanks for this insight, got it 'working' now.

    :D Munch.
  13. macrumors newbie

    Oct 23, 2011
    Apple double-talk/no-talk on a simple question

    I've been on hold for more than an hour with AppleCare, getting bounced from one tech rep to another, trying to get a simple answer to what I thought was a simple question:

    I synched my iPad and iPhone to my iCloud account. I had to pay for an extra 10 GB to do that.

    Now I want to view those files, and delete those that I really don't need. How do I see my Docs-to-Go, Nikon RAW and jpeg files and other files I paid to store?

    The automatons on the AppleCare line keep reciting some litany about only being able to see files created with iWorks or Contact or Notes etc. If we can't see music and photos and other files created with other software or devices, why does it upload and store them?

    Silly me thought that iCloud was Apple's answer to DropBox. They tell me i can't see non-Apple files there, Is that correct?
  14. macrumors newbie

    Oct 12, 2011
    As far as I know, iCloud just keeps everything in sync - it doesn't store your files so you can access them everywhere you go (the only aspect of iCloud that does work a bit like Dropbox is iWork, which you have to access via the web interface on your Mac, or via Pages/Numbers/Keynote on your iOS device).

    It stores your media (with the exception of music) as a backup of your iOS device, the same way a backup was created and stored on your Mac when you connected the device to iTunes.
  15. macrumors 6502a


    Jul 15, 2010
    Cheshire, UK
    For backup and restore.

    iCloud Documents are iWork and MS office files only at the moment.
  16. macrumors newbie

    Sep 1, 2009
    Documents on Mac and iCloud

    There is a trick involved. First you need an iOS5 app that stores a document in iCloud, then go to your Mac with Lion on it and also setup to use iCloud.
    Now open ~/library and in there you'll find a folder named 'Mobile Documents'. If all has been setup well, your iOS5 app's iCloud folder should be visible there. Simply drag a document into that app's folder and it is auto-synced into iCloud. You are then able to see the document in that iOS5 app.

    Now, for the iOS5 app: I use GoodReader.
    See the attached image for extra info.

    Attached Files:

  17. macrumors 65816


    Yes this works. it is fine for PDF's for GoodReader. You can't however pop standard iWork files in here from the Mac as they need to be in iOS format, (though you are able to copy your iWork from here to else-where on your Mac and convert them to Mac)

    I note also a number of my iOS apps that a set to save preferences and settings are being backed up here too.

    One thing I've realized from this is I suspect my TimeMachine backup is backing up all my cloud documents too, which is reassuring!
  18. macrumors newbie

    Mar 9, 2010
  19. KiraKazantsev, Sep 18, 2015
    Last edited: Sep 30, 2015

    macrumors newbie


    Sep 18, 2015
    I meet the same problem. I don't know how do i access my icloud.
  20. macrumors 6502

    Sep 12, 2008
    Northumberland, UK
    This thread is 3 years old, any info in it is out of date. I suggest starting a new one with more info on what you're trying to do :)

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