How to Connect to iCloud From a PC

The iCloud service enables you to sync your contacts, calendars and bookmarks between your PC, Mac and iOS devices, such as the iPhone and iPad. While the iCloud feature is native to all iOS devices, you must download the necessary software from Apple to connect your PC to the service. This software is a free download and, as of version 2.1, the software supports the Windows 8 operating system. You must first enable iCloud on your iOS or Mac devices before connecting your PC to the service.

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Navigate to Apple's iCloud download website on your PC Internet browser and click the blue "Download" button in the upper right corner.

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Open the "iCloudSetup.exe" file to begin installation of the service.

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Click "Next," accept the license agreement and select a location on your hard drive to install iCloud. Click "Install" to begin installation and click "Finish" when the installation is complete.

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Launch the service and enter your Apple ID and password in the fields required. Select the devices you want to sync with your PC to finishing connecting it to the iCloud service.