How To Activate a iCloud
What is iCloud?
iCloud is a cloud service developed by Apple Inc. Launched on October 12, 2011, iCloud enables users to store and sync data across devices, including Apple Mail, Apple Calendar, Apple Photos, Apple Notes, contacts, settings, backups, and files, to collaborate with other users, and track assets through Find My.
How To Activate a iCloud
- Go to Apple menu > System Settings or Apple menu > System Preferences, then click Apple ID.
- Select iCloud.
- Sign in with your Apple ID, if you need to.
- Turn on iCloud Drive.
Frequently Asked Questions
How do I activate an iCloud account?
Set up iCloud on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch
On your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch, go to Settings > [your name]. If you don’t see [your name], tap “Sign in to your [device],” enter your Apple ID (or a Reachable At email address or phone number that you added in Apple ID settings), then enter your password.
Why my iCloud is not activated?
If you or someone else enters your password, security question, or other account information incorrectly too many times, your Apple ID will automatically lock to protect your security and you won’t be able to sign in to any Apple services. So this results in an “Apple ID is not active” message.
How do I activate iCloud plus?
How to upgrade on your iPhone or iPad
- Go to Settings, then tap your name.
- Tap iCloud, then tap Manage Account Storage or Manage Storage. Or scroll down and tap Upgrade to iCloud+.
- Tap Buy More Storage or Change Storage Plan.
- Choose a plan and follow the onscreen instructions.
How do I reactivate iCloud email?
Reactivate an inactive address
Scroll to the bottom of the list, then select an address below “[number] inactive email address(es).” Click “Reactivate address,” then follow the onscreen instructions.
How do I know if my iCloud is active?
Check iCloud system status. If it says your Apple ID is not active, you can visit the Apple System Status page to check the status of iCloud mail. If the circle next to it is green, it means the iCloud mail works well. If not, the iCloud mail service is not available temporarily, you can try it later.
What does it mean when iCloud activation is locked?
In short, an iCloud Activation Lock is a security feature that protects iPhone users by securing their device and the information that’s inside of it. Designed to deter theft, this feature makes it nearly impossible for someone to unlock another user’s phone without access to the precise iCloud account information.
Can you reactivate a deleted iCloud?
Once your Apple ID is deleted, it can’t be recovered and all the data that was contained within is gone for good.
Is Apple ID and iCloud the same?
Your Apple ID is the account you use to access iCloud and all other Apple services. When you sign in to a device with your Apple ID, you have access to all the photos, files, and other data you store in iCloud.
Is iCloud automatically enabled?
When you sign in on a new Apple device, key features of iCloud like iCloud Photos, Backup, iCloud Drive, and more are set up automatically. You can turn these on or off at any time and customize the settings for each device.
Does factory reset remove iCloud?
Nothing in your iCloud account will be deleted. After resetting, restore from your backup, anything that isn’t in the backup will be restored from the relevant store or iCloud photo library etc.