How do I access files stored in the iCloud drive?

Discussion in 'iOS 8' started by mrjayviper, Jul 29, 2015.

  1. mrjayviper macrumors regular

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    I uploaded an image on my iCloud drive using Finder.

    My intention is to access this image on my phone and tablet so I can make it my wallpaper. How do I do it?

    thanks

    ps. I know I can upload it to a website like photo bucket but I'm trying to learn how to use iCloud drive like Dropbox/Drive.
     
  2. lagwagon, Jul 29, 2015
    Last edited: Jul 29, 2015

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    I'm not sure about iOS 8, but in iOS 9 it includes a iCloud Drive app that gives you access to its contents. Hopefully someone can chime in for what to use in iOS 8.

    The good news is iOS 9 is only about 6 weeks out from release and you'll be able to use that and not a 3rd party app once available.
     
  3. Trahearne macrumors 6502

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    The better choice is Photos.app via iCloud Photo Library. Otherwise, with iOS 8, you will have to use apps like Documents 5 to open it, save it to your gallery, and finally set it as wallpaper in Photos.app. iOS 9 has the same process, just that you have an iCloud Drive app as an alternative.
     
  4. KdParker macrumors 601

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    Go to settings->iCloud->photos and turn on iCloud Photo Library

    Images from the cloud will download to your phone or iPad.
     
  5. CraigJoubert, Nov 5, 2015
    Last edited: Nov 17, 2015

    CraigJoubert macrumors newbie

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    Is there other way to view iCloud backups?
     

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