Enabling iCloud on all your devices i.e your Mac, iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch and also your Windows PC gives you the freedom to access all your photos from any device, anytime you want. iCloud Photo Library keeps all your photos and videos you take in one place. Here's how you can setup iCloud on your devices.
- Make sure your Mac is running the latest OS X. If not, you can update it. To do so, go to Apple menu and choose 'Software update' to see if there's an update available.
- Turn on iCloud. To do so, go to 'System Preferences' from the Apple menu on your Mac. Click iCloud and enter your Apple ID. Now select the services that you want to enable.
- Enable iCloud Photo Library, My Photo Stream and iCloud Photo Sharing. To do so, cthe Option button next to Photos, and select iCloud Photo Library, My Photo Stream and iCloud Photo Sharing.
- Make sure your iOS device is running the latest iOS version. If not, go to the Settings menu, tap General, and tap Software Update to see if there’s an update available.
- Turn on iCloud. When you turn on a new iOS device or after you’ve completed the update to the latest version of iOS, follow the instructions in the setup assistant to activate your device and set up iCloud. If you skipped the setup process, tap the Settings icon on the Home screen, select iCloud, then enter your Apple ID.
On Windows PC
- Download iCloud for Windows
- Open iCloud for Windows.
- Next to Photos, click Options.
- Select iCloud Photo Library.
- Click Done, then click Apply.
- Turn on iCloud Photo Library on all of your Apple devices.
- You can also choose to use My Photo Stream and iCloud Photo Sharing, and customize the location of your upload and download folders.
- After you turn on iCloud Photo Library, you can add iCloud for Windows to your status bar to see the progress of your uploads and downloads. Right click on the status bar in Windows Explorer and enable iCloud for Windows.
Note: When you turn on iCloud Photo Library on your PC, My Photo Stream is turned off automatically. If you want to send new photos to your devices that don't use iCloud Photo Library, you can turn My Photo Stream back on.