Can You Use iCloud on a Windows PC or Just on Macs?
I received a question from a student named Virginia, who asked whether Apple’s iCloud service could be used with a Windows PC (a Toshiba laptop in her case) or if iCloud was only available for Apple’s Mac computers.
Yes, you can use iCloud features on a Toshiba or any other brand computer, not just on one of Apple’s Macs.
If you have iOS 5 or higher on an iPad or iPhone, you have everything you need to use it there once you’ve created a free iCloud account. On a Mac computer the software is installed as long as you have Mac OS X 10.7 (a.k.a. Lion) or 10.8 (a.k.a. Mountain Lion).
On a Windows computer you need to be running Windows Vista or Windows 7 or better, and you need to install the free iCloud Control Panel software, which you can download from Apple by clicking here.
I will be recording lessons in July which will go over the use of iCloud in more detail, including not only how to use it on an iPad or iPhone, but also how to set it up and use it on a computer. Once they’re ready, the lessons will be added to the app.
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