How to Access iCloud Drive on PC Windows 11/10: 3 Free Ways

Are you find answers about how to access iCloud Drive on PC? 3 ways are listed here to help you finish the process. And FoneTool can be your better choice to selectively or fully back up iPhone/iPad data on PC.

Kathy by Kathy Updated December 5, 2023
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Can I access my iCloud Drive on Windows?

Can I easily realize the process on Windows 11? If yes, is there anyone who can tell me how to access my iCloud drive on a PC? Thanks a lot!

- Question from iPhone users

Although iCloud is designed for managing and syncing files between Apple devices, it is still possible to open iCloud Drive on a Windows PC and perform related file management tasks. That's the purpose of this article, and we will discuss 3 methods to help you achieve this.

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How to access iCloud Drive on PC Windows 11/10

From this part, you can get how to save/download files to iCloud from PC using the FoneTool, iCloud client or visiting

1. The best way to access iCloud Drive on PC for free

When it comes to managing iCloud Drive data from PC, the all-in-one iCloud data management app named FoneTool will be your good helper.

enlightened Much fast transfer speed: All files can be uploaded or downloaded to iCloud Drive at a fast speed. For example, 100 photos can be uploaded within 3 minutes.
enlightened Stable performance: Compared with iCloud's official web page, FoneTool runs stably in all iCloud Drive data management processes.
enlightened Easy transfer: FoneTool allows you to easily transfer iCloud Drive data from one iCloud account to another.

Now you can download it on your Windows PC to access your iCloud Drive efficiently.

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Step 1. Launch FoneTool > Go to My iCloud > Log in with your Apple ID > Click Manage iCloud.

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Step 2. Click iCloud Drive to view your files > You can choose Upload, Download or Delete to manage your iCloud Drive data.

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If you need to sync iCloud Drive data to another iCloud account, you can choose iCloud Sync and click iCloud Drive to make it.

iCloud Sync

2. Access iCloud Drive from PC via iCloud client

iCloud for Windows provides an easy way to access and manage your iCloud data, including iCloud Drive files, on your PC. It's a convenient solution for users who have both Apple and Windows devices and want to keep their data synchronized across platforms.

Now you can follow the instructions below to get how to access iCloud drive on Windows PC.

Step 1. Download iCloud for Windows on your computer, log in it with your Apple ID and password.

Step 2. Click the iCloud Drive option on the interface and choose Apply to continue.

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Step 3. After that, your computer will automatically add iCloud Drive to Windows File Explorer and all its files will be downloaded.

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Then you can add files to iCloud Drive from PC or manage your files according to your needs.

3. Open iCloud Drive on Windows PC via

Accessing iCloud Drive on a Windows PC through is another option. This method allows you to access your iCloud Drive files and other data directly through a web browser, without the need to install any additional software.

It's a convenient way to manage your iCloud content if you're using a shared or public computer, or if you prefer not to install the iCloud for Windows app.

Step 1. Visit in a web browser > Sign in with your Apple ID and password.

Step 2. Click on the Drive icon to open iCloud Drive > Then you can tap the upload, download or delete icon to access your iCloud Drive files.

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These are all about how to access iCloud Drive on PC.

Bonus: A better way to backup iPhone/iPad files from Windows PC

When it comes to iPhone/iPad data backup, the handy FoneTool can help you a lot.

laugh Preview and selective backup: You can fully back up your device or flexibly preview and choose iPhone/iPad data on PC to selectively back up.
laughMuch faster transfer: The super-fast backup speed can help you move all iPhone/iPad data to PC in a very short time.
laughNo size limitation: FoneTool doesn't limit the size of data you can back up. The size of files is only decided by the storage capacity of the target device (PC, external drive, etc.).
laughNo data leakage: With a safe USB connection, all your data can be transferred in an absolutely secure environment.
laughNo Apple ID restrictions: You can easily restore backups to another iOS devices even if they are using different Apple IDs.

Now you can download it on your Windows PC and learn how to selectively or fully back up data as you like.

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Selective iPhone/iPad backup

Step 1. Launch FoneTool and connect your iPhone/iPad to your PC via USB cable.

Step 2. Go to Phone Backup > Selective Backup > Click Get Started.

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Step 3. You can check and click Photos, Music, Videos, Contacts, and Messages to choose the data > Click OK to continue.

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Step 4. Click Backup Storage Path to choose a backup storage location > Click Start Backup to confirm the choice.

Tip: You can change the storage path to move your iOS backup to external hard drive.

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Full iPhone/iPad backup

Step 1. Go to Phone Backup > Choose Full Backup > Click Get Started to continue.

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Step 2. If need, check Enable Backup Encryption to protect your private data > Click Backup Storage Path to choose a storage folder on PC > Tap on Start Backup to begin.

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Tip: Except for the backup feature, you can also go to Phone Transfer to move data from iPhone to PC, PC to iPhone, or iPhone to iPhone without iCloud easily.

Once the process is complete, you can go to Backup History and click Restore dot to restore the backup to your current device or another iOS device.

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From the instructions above, you can know how to access iCloud drive on PC Windows 11/10. If uploading and downloading files from iCloud Drive on PC is too complex for you, or your iCloud storage is full, then you can use FoneTool to back up your iPhone/iPad on PC.


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