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Setup iCloud Drive after OS X Yosemite update

Setup iCloud Drive after OS X Yosemite update

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Apple introduced iCloud Drive with OS X Yosemite update. It is basically the virtual disk drive with a new name and a whole set of new features. iCloud Drive is a file and document management solution across IOS and OS X platforms. You can store upto 15GB of files, including any file types. It also allow automatic synching of documents created using Apple Apps such as Keynote and Pages.

Here is a step by step procedure to setup iCloud Drive

  • Open iCloud Preferences: Open System Preferences from the Apple logo on left and then select System Preferences. Open iCloud
  • Login to iCloud: Enter username and password to sign in. If you are already signed in, you need to check the box iCloud Drive Option
  • Activate iCloud Drive: Once signed in, give a check inside iCloud Drive Box. This will activate your iCloud Drive for your device. By upgrading to iCloud drive, whatever was there on your previous iCloud account will be moved to iCloud Drive.
  • Access iCloud Drive: To access iCloud Drive, launch Finder and select iCloud Drive.
  • Add items to iCloud Drive: After opening iCloud Drive,you can now move existing folders or create new folders to iCloud Drive for instant access. If you want to add existing files, simply drag and drop to automatically sync to iCloud.
  • Remove unwanted files: Just like removing any file from your Mac, you can simply select the file that needs to be removed and move to trash.
  • Share iCloud Drive files: Click on the items that needs to be shared and click on Share. Choose how you want the file to be shared.
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Increase iCloud Drive Space

iCloud drive is a subscription based service which comes with 5GB of free space. If you want more you need to subscribe by payment.

  • Open iCloud -> Go to Storage -> Select Change Storage Plan -> Select your plan and then buy it.

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