Sign in to iCloud

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Sign in to iCloud
Sign in to iCloud
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This wikiHow teaches you how to sign in to your Apple iCloud account. You can sign in to iCloud on your iPhone, iPad, or Mac computer using the built-in iCloud settings. If you want to use iCloud on a Windows computer, you can download the iCloud program for Windows. You can also use the iCloud website to sign in on any computer.

Steps

Method 1 of 4: On iPhone and iPad

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Step 1. Open the

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Settings of your iPhone.

Tap the Settings app icon, which looks like a gray box with gears on it.

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Step #2. Tap Sign in to your iPhone

It's at the top of the Settings screen.

If an account is currently signed in to your iPhone, tap the account name card here instead

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Step #3. Sign out of an existing Apple ID if necessary

If your iPhone was already signed in to another iCloud account, do the following before continuing.

  • Scroll to the bottom of the page.
  • Tap on Sign out.
  • Enter the account password when prompted.
  • Tap on OK.
  • Choose whether to keep synced iCloud data on iPhone.
  • Tap the link Sign in to your iPhone at the top of the Settings screen.
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Step #4. Tap on the 'Email' text box

This is in the center of the screen. Your iPhone's keyboard appears.

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Step 5. Enter your Apple ID email address

Enter the email address you use to sign in to your iCloud account.

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Step 6. Tap on Next

This is at the top right of the screen.

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Step 7. Enter your account password

When the "Password" text field appears, type the password for your iCloud account.

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Step 8. Tap on Next

It's at the top right of the screen.

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Step 9. Enter your iPhone passcode if prompted

This will sign you in to iCloud on your iPhone.

  • You may be asked if you want to merge your iCloud data with the data on iPhone. If yes, tap To combine.

Method 2 of 4: On Windows

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Step 1. Install iCloud for Windows if you don't already have it

If you haven't already downloaded and installed the iCloud for Windows program, do the following before continuing:

  • Go to https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT204283 in your computer's web browser.
  • Click on the blue Download knob.
  • Double click on the downloaded iCloudSetup.exe file.
  • Check the box 'I agree' and then click to install.
  • click on Yes when requested.
  • click on Complete when the installation is complete, then restart your computer.
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Step 2. Open Start

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Click the Windows logo at the bottom left of the screen.

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Step #3. Open iCloud

Type icloud in Start, and click

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iCloud at the top of the start menu. The iCloud screen appears.

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Step 4. Click on the "Apple ID" text field

This is the top text field in the middle of the window.

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Step 5. Enter your Apple ID email address

Enter the email address you use to sign in to your iCloud account.

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Step 6. Click on the 'Password' text field

It's below the "Apple ID" text field in the middle of the window.

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Step 7. Enter your account password

Type the password for your iCloud account.

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Step 8. Click Sign In

It's at the bottom of the iCloud window. This will sign you in to your iCloud account.

Method 3 of 4: On a Mac

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Step 1. Open Apple menu

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Click on the Apple logo in the top left corner of the screen. A drop-down menu will appear.

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Step 2. Click on System Preferences…

This is in the drop-down menu. The System Preferences window opens.

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Step 3. Click

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iCloud.

It's in the System Preferences window. This will open the iCloud window.

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Step 4. Enter your Apple ID email address

Enter the email address you use to sign in to your iCloud account.

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Step 5. Click Next

It's a blue button at the bottom of the window.

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Step 6. Enter your password

Type the password you use to sign in to your iCloud account.

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Step 7. Click Sign In

It's at the bottom of the window. This will sign you in to your iCloud account on your Mac.

You may be asked if you want to download your iCloud information to your Mac. In that case, follow the instructions on the screen

Method 4 of 4: Online

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Step #1. Open the iCloud website

Go to https://www.icloud.com/ in your computer's web browser.

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Step 2. Enter your Apple ID email address

Type the email address you use for your iCloud account in the text box in the middle of the page.

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Step #3. Click on →

It's to the right of the email address you just entered. The "Password" text box opens below the current text field.

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Step 4. Enter your Apple ID password

Type the password you use to sign in to iCloud in the "Password" text box.

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Step 5. Click on →

It's to the right of the "Password" text box. This will sign you in to your iCloud account.

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