Setup iCloud on Windows computer with iCloud for Windows

iCloud is a new cloud service from Apple that will allow you to store all your music, photos, documents, etc, and wirelessly pushes them to all your devices. Every new iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch now comes with iOS 5 – all ready for iCloud.

iCloud for Windows

iCloud for Windows

Apple has made available iCloud Control Panel for Windows, which you can download and install on your Windows PC.

If you own an iOS 5 or later device and would like to sync and store your data using iCloud, using your Windows computer, you will have to sign up for an iCloud account and use iCloud for Windows.

To create an iCloud account you need an iPhone, iPad or iPod touch with iOS 5, or a Mac with OS X Lion v10.7.2. When you sign up for iCloud, you automatically get 5GB of free storage.

Using the iCloud Control Panel will require Microsoft Outlook 2007 or later, and Safari 5.1.1 or Internet Explorer 8 or later, to be installed on your Windows 8, Windows 7 or your Windows Vista computer.

If you would like to sync and store your data using iCloud, you can download iCloud Control Panel for Windows from Apple. UPDATE: 22 Sept 2104. The software has been updated. It now adds adds full support for iCloud Drive and allows Windows users to access Apple’s iCloud Drive to save and retrieve files.

Do let us have feedback, if any of you are using it.

Speaking of clouds, our Office 365 Review may also interest you.

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Anand Khanse is the Admin of, a 10-year Microsoft MVP Awardee in Windows (2006-16) & a Windows Insider MVP. Please read the entire post & the comments first, create a System Restore Point before making any changes to your system & be careful about any 3rd-party offers while installing freeware.


  1. Bob666

    This was incredibly unhelpful.

  2. Bobthebuilder

    WTF was this

  3. Tinascheiner

    I have installed iCloud on my Windows 7 PC. In order to “turn it on” I’m supposed to go to control panel/network and internet/icloud … I do not see “Network and Internet” in the control panel. There’s only “Internet Options” and “Network and Sharing Center”, neither of which shows “iCloud” … Please help. How to I turn on iCloud.

  4. G Melvin81

    open ur eyes wide!!!!!!!!

  5. G Melvin81

    this was that u moron

  6. G Melvin81

    ya ya!!!!
    dont joke with me

  7. Gildea69

    i think its bull u cant create an icloud account useing a pc

  8. Forget downloading iCloud Control Panel on a PC. It will not accept your iTunes Apple Account as valid – you must own an apple product to create an iCloud Account. Talk about holding you by the goolies!

  9. It is good to know you are not the only one is p….. off.

  10. ceresblooms

    I have a valid Apple ID, however I cannot open an ICloud account using Windows 7 PC. Help !

  11. pissed666

    NOT helpful! I came here to figure out how to CREATE an iCloud account in Windows. seams like you must have an Apple device to create an iCloud account. What a load of crap! Leave it to Apple to exclude people who use real computers!

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