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How to Enable the iCloud Drive App on iOS 9

By FonePaw | Nov 26 , 2015

Apple's iCloud Drive, first introduced in iOS 8 last year, is a Dropbox and Google Drive-type service which enables you to store documents in the cloud, making it super easy to synchronize them between your iOS and OS X devices. However, iOS 8 didn't come with a dedicated iCloud Drive app so users could only access to iCloud files through specific apps that supported iCloud Drive. Luckily, iOS 9 offers a new iCloud Drive app that let you browse, view and manage all the files stored in your account.If you've been dying for an iCloud Drive app on your iPhone or iPad, here's how to enable it in iOS 9.


How to Enable iCloud Drive 

Make sure that you’ve update your device to the latest iOS 9. After that, follow the steps here to turn on iCloud drive service.

Step 1: Launch the Settings app on your iOS Device.


Step 2: Scroll down until you find the iCloud listing and select it.


Step 3: Tap on iCloud Drive.


Step 4: After that, locate Show on Home Screen section and tap on the toggle switch to turn it on.

Turn on iCloud Drive


Step 5: Press the Home button on your device.


Now you will see a shiny white icon with the iCloud Drive logo appear on your Home screen. Any photos that you add to your iCloud Drive will instantly show up in the app and you can view them from within the app as well. The same goes with document. Here are the things that you can do with iCloud Drive:

  • Opening Files
  • Editing Files
  • Moving, Deleting and Renaming Files

iCloud Drive App on iPhone


If you'd like to get rid of iCloud Drive from your Home Screen, simply head into the iCloud settings and toggle Show on Home Screen to OFF.


What do you think about the iCloud Drive app in iOS 9? Let us know by leaving your message in the comment section!


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