How to Quickly Enable and Disable iCloud on iOS, Mac and Windows?

iCloud is a sophisticated Apple-based cloud storage service that allows you to store and sync all types of personal information, including images, documents, music, contacts, mail and calendars across multiple Apple gadgets. You can easily use the created iCloud backup to recover data on your iPod Touch, iPad or iPhone whenever disaster strikes. This comprehensive guide is going to educate you on how you can quickly, yet easily enable and disable iCloud on Mac, iOS, and Windows.

How to Enable or Disable iCloud on iDevices?

– Enable iCloud on iOS Devices

Step 1. Kindly skip this step if your iDevice is running on the latest operating system. Simply open your iDevice’s stock “Settings” app, tap “General” and then select “Software Update” to achieve this.

Step 2. Launch the “Settings” app, select “iCloud” and then log into iCloud by entering your default Apple ID and secret password.

Step 3. Active and customize all the iCloud service as follows:
– Simply tap on “Storage & Backup” and then select “Turn on iCloud Backup” to enable iCloud backups.
– To activate iCloud automatic downloads for all your books, music and apps, you only need to simply launch the “Settings” app, tap on the “iTunes and AppStore” option and then toggle the switch on for the particular item you wish to activate.


– Clicks to Disable iCloud on iDevice

Step 1. Find and open “Settings” on your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch, then scroll down until you come across iCloud. You can now proceed to select the iCloud option.

Step 2. Selecting the iCloud option will redirect you to a new screen from where you can selectively disable individual iCloud options like “iCloud Backup.”

Step 3. You can also tap the “Delete Account” option which is located under iCloud Settings if you wish to permanently delete your Account. You will then be provided with a new dialogue box reminding you that all your photos, documents and files that were stored in iCloud will be deleted. Simply select “Delete” to confirm and wait.

Steps on Enabling and Disabling iCloud on Macintosh

– How to Enable iCloud on Mac

First of all, update your Mac to the latest version, and then go to your Mac’s Apple menu, and select “System Preferences”. You can then proceed to click on “iCloud” as you log into the cloud storage service by entering your default Apple ID and secret password.

Now, you can enable multiple iCloud-based services right from the iCloud preferences section now that you have successfully logged into the Apple cloud storage service as follows:

– Click on “iPhoto” and then select “Use iCloud” to enable “iCloud Photo Sharing” and “My Photo Stream”.

– Select the “Mail” iCloud preferences to obtain an ad-free email account.


– How to Disable iCloud on Mac OS X

1st, click on the “System Preferences” option located on your Mac Apple menu. You can now proceed to the “Internet& Wireless” section from where you can launch the cloud storage service by clicking on the “iCloud” icon.

2nd, proceed to disable any iCloud feature by deselecting its distinct check box. Kindly note that disabling all the check boxes provided will disable the iCloud service without deleting your iCloud account.

3rd, just click on the “Sign Out” button to permanently disable the iCloud account on your Macintosh personal computer.

How to Enable or Disable iCloud on Windows Computer?

Windows users have a wide variety of operating systems to choose from. However, it is important to note that iCloud is only supported on Windows computers running on the “Windows Vista” or later operating systems (7, 8 and 10). The operating systems might differ a little but generally, the steps provided below can be used to enable and disable iCloud on Windows computer.

– Enable iCloud on Windows Computer at Ease

Step 1. Download the iCloud for Windows software and then double-click on its installation package file as you follow the instructions provided to install it.

Step 2. Open the installed program and use the Apple ID and secret password you used to set up the iCloud account to log into the Apple-based cloud storage service.

Step 3. You can now select all the iCloud services you wish to enable like “iCloud Drive” and “Photo Library” and then click on the “Apply” button.


– Disable iCloud on Windows

Step 1. Launch the previously installed “iCloud” windows program. This will then display the “iCloud Control Panel.”

Step 2. Simply select “Sign Out” to disable iCloud on your Windows PC.

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