How do I access files stored in the iCloud drive?

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

  1. mrjayviper macrumors regular

    Jul 17, 2012
    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?


    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

    lagwagon Suspended


    Oct 12, 2014
    Calgary, Alberta, Canada
    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

    Oct 6, 2014
    The better choice is 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 iOS 9 has the same process, just that you have an iCloud Drive app as an alternative.
  4. KdParker macrumors 601


    Oct 1, 2010
    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


    Nov 5, 2015
    Is there other way to view iCloud backups?

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