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Apple iCloud

Overview

What is Apple iCloud?

Apple iCloud is a document management software offering from Apple. It includes features such as access to music, photos, calendars, contacts, and documents, and it is built into every new iOS device.

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Apple iCloud is relied upon by users to securely store and backup their photos, videos, and other media files. This provides peace of mind …
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Apple iCloud Review

10 out of 10
July 29, 2021
Incentivized
I use Apple iCloud and have used it for a long time now. I use it to back up everything across multiple platforms. It has my contacts, …
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Popular Features

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  • Reliability (75)
    8.1
    81%
  • Performance (75)
    8.1
    81%
  • Video files (71)
    8.1
    81%
  • Device sync (74)
    6.3
    63%

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Pricing

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50GB

$0.99

Cloud
per month

200GB

$2.99

Cloud
per month

2TB

$9.99

Cloud
per month

Entry-level set up fee?

  • No setup fee

Offerings

  • Free Trial
  • Free/Freemium Version
  • Premium Consulting/Integration Services
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Features

File Sharing & Management

Features that allow collaborators to view, work on, and organize files.

7
Avg 8.4

Cloud Storage Security & Administration

Features related to security and administration for cloud storage platforms

6.2
Avg 8.7

Cloud Storage Platform

Features around the functionality of the cloud storage platform.

8.5
Avg 8.6
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Product Details

What is Apple iCloud?

Apple iCloud Technical Details

Deployment TypesSoftware as a Service (SaaS), Cloud, or Web-Based
Operating SystemsUnspecified
Mobile ApplicationNo

Frequently Asked Questions

Apple iCloud is a document management software offering from Apple. It includes features such as access to music, photos, calendars, contacts, and documents, and it is built into every new iOS device.

Reviewers rate Storage Reports highest, with a score of 9.1.

The most common users of Apple iCloud are from Small Businesses (1-50 employees).
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Reviews and Ratings

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Community Insights

TrustRadius Insights are summaries of user sentiment data from TrustRadius reviews and, when necessary, 3rd-party data sources. Have feedback on this content? Let us know!

Apple iCloud is relied upon by users to securely store and backup their photos, videos, and other media files. This provides peace of mind for nomadic travelers and ensures data security for business endeavors. Business teams find value in iCloud as it serves as an additional data repository, automatically backing up media files like photos, mobile settings, calendars, and contacts. This ensures accessibility from any device and promotes collaboration within the team. The standout feature of iCloud is the ability to access documents, photos, music, and videos from any device, making it convenient for presentations and effective teamwork. It is particularly popular among all-Mac shops due to its seamless syncing and compatibility with various Mac and iOS apps. Additionally, iCloud facilitates the syncing of videos, photos, and documents across different Apple devices, allowing for easy editing and sharing. Organizations utilize iCloud for storage and synchronization of documents and applications on Apple devices, especially in fieldwork scenarios and BYOD environments. Individual users appreciate iCloud for its quick on-the-go backup of mobile files and the convenience of accessing files from any Apple device. In educational settings, iCloud enhances learning experiences by creating cloud backups of Apple applications, enabling students to access their documents from different devices.

Users have provided several recommendations for using Apple iCloud. The most common recommendations are as follows: Start with the small storage option to test compatibility, be fully invested in the Apple system for optimal use, consider pricing and multi-platform access when choosing a storage plan. Additionally, it is recommended to consistently back up devices, check compatibility with current device ecosystem, configure settings for automated backups, and be cautious with settings to avoid unintended consequences. Users emphasize that Apple iCloud is a reliable tool for keeping data safe and accessible but caution that iCloud Drive may not be suitable for non-Apple users.

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July 29, 2021

Apple iCloud Review

Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
I find Apple iCloud’s overall usability to be straightforward and user friendly. It is a clean interface with icons that are easy to access. My overall experience which has been long-standing is a positive one that I would recommend this product to someone who is looking for a product like this.
Jeff Henkel | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
Apple iCloud overall performs well for me. Obviously, it is more suited for the pure Apple/Mac environment (as I believe OneDrive is for the pure Windows environment). However, it has worked well for me as I added Windows-based systems to my business. Since I initially had only Apple/Mac devices and computers I give Apple a high-five for making the service available to Windows-based and multi-based environments so that I didn't have to migrate my files.
Sarah Bandy | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
I gave Apple iCloud an 8 because even when I can't quite figure something out, there is almost always a forum that I can use Google to find where they have unpacked every aspect of the issue that I'm running into. Apple iCloud has so many users that there are tons of people that are willing to walk you through any issues.
Shelby Bowden | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 3 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
While it may be great to use with other Apple products, I find it's an absolutist-style workflow to be debilitating and to lead to many problems. When you sign into the cloud, it completely takes over your device in many ways that you don't notice at first until there is a problem.
Score 7 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
It's easy, simple and cost-effective as compared to other cloud backup solutions that are being offered today. You get 5 Gb free to start and it's only $1 to upgrade to 50 Gb! Can't beat that when you can download iCloud from any platform to back up all your documents, pictures and music.
February 22, 2019

Best in class.

Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
It is very useful when you work in the Apple ecosystem only. In the Apple ecosystem, its usability is excellent. It is very well integrated with other services and It provides a high level of data security.
February 21, 2019

LOVE!

Emily Hammell | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
Can't think of any important improvements. It works, it's quick, reliable, affordable, handy, and secure. Just a great product, overall. Not sure how I survived without it!
Score 7 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
Apple's UI is generally a delight when it comes to their OS. In the case of iCloud, the services like Mail or even Pages aren't as optimized for web usage but more of a native app experience being replicated online. So it is a classic case of an OS company building cloud services. As a result, the focus on stuff like search inside emails is broken, emails take a long time to sync to the desktop app, and the whole UI feels clunky at times.
February 21, 2019

Apple iCloud for the win

Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
Apple iCloud is very easy to use. Even without prior exposure a new user can quickly learn the ins and outs of Apple iCloud. Like many of Apple's products, Apple iCloud is very intuitive. I do think that the folder organization through the online user interface could be improved, but I'm normally on my Mac so it doesn't really impact me.
Michael Timms | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
I gave iCloud a very good rating because even though it has flaws that I do not like, it is very usable and very handy. It is easy to access what you need anywhere you are as long as you have an internet connection. It is fairly fast, and it looks good.
February 14, 2019

Mac Users, Get iCloud!

Shawngela Pierce | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
Apple iCloud is very easy to use when you signup, however, there are some features and settings you have to turn on in order to maximize the service. As a result, you do have to do some research to make sure you are getting the most out of your Apple iCloud service.
Jowita Nowicka | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
Its a good tool, which still needs some development.
I think icloud should work on making it easier to share the files between all devices, not only 'Apple universe'.
There are a lot competitors on the market at the moment, like Dropbox, Google Drive, or OwnDrive, which offers more options at the moment, so i hope Apple will take it into consideration.
Timothy Watkins, GWAPT | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
Apple iCloud is very usable, and anyone can use it without much knowledge. Simple backups are automatic, and anyone can set this up. More advanced document transfers may require some additional knowledge as to the restrictions and limitations.
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