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Install and configure iCloud Control Panel for Windows

Use Apple's free online backup and synchronisation service

5. The Pictures library on your PC now contains two new folders. Any photos you take on your iPhone or iPad are automatically sent to the Photo Stream folder. You can also send photos to your iOS devices by placing them in the Upload folder.  

Photo Stream folder
6. Sharing documents via iCloud is a little more complicated. Unfortunately, you can’t transfer documents from an iPhone or iPad directly to a PC. Instead, you have to use the PC to log into your account at www.icloud.com and click on ‘iWork’.

iCloud website

7. Documents created on an iPhone or iPad using Apple’s iWork apps (which cost £6.99 each) are uploaded to this site. You can then download them onto your PC, edit them, and upload them back to iCloud. You can do this with Word and Excel documents too.

iWork documents

8. Unfortunately, iCloud falls down when it comes to email, contacts and calendar info. The PC version of iCloud only works with Outlook 2007 or 2010. More importantly, it only works with Apple’s ‘me.com’ email addresses – which means you have to create an entirely new email address.

me.com email address

9. You can still use the basic iOS Mail app to work with your existing email address. However, your emails will only be stored locally on your PC and iOS devices. They won’t be stored online as part of your iCloud account.

 iOS mail

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