How to Enable or Disable iCloud Drive in Files app on iPhone, iPad (iOS 17.0.1)

Last Updated on Sep 16, 2023

A new app that replaces the iCloud Drive app So we can manage or Access after enabling iCloud Drive in Files app. For privacy reasons, we can manage using option for Disable or enable iCloud Drive Access on Files app. Not only iCloud Drive but also other third-party apps we can give permission to open it from files app. Once we install the third-party cloud app will automatically appear under the Files app’s locations section once we install it. Now Remove or Hide unwanted or unused drive from settings that give at here in step by step. and the same way we can allow permission for access or hide Dropbox in File app, Google Drive and OneDrive in File app.

iOS 10 and earlier iOS version, iCloud Drive only for access online files and folder across multiple devices signed with the same Apple ID. Connect to the internet to download the file at the first time is required in iCloud Drive app for offline read or view.

Steps for Turn on or off iCloud Drive in the Files app

Step 1. Launch Files app on your iPhone, iPad

Step 2. Tap the Browse tab.

Step 3. Tap on More (three dots inside the circle) appear on the top-right side edge.

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Step 4. A pop-up appears; tap on Edit.

Step 5. Now turn toggle left side next to iCloud Drive option.

Step 6. Hit on Done to save changes.

So now iCloud Drive stays hidden in the files app. In short, under the location, iCloud Drive no longer appears until you turn it on again.

To Re-Enable or Show iCloud Drive within the Files app on iPhone, iPad or iPod, Repeat the steps above and Enable iCloud Drive toggle.

iCloud Drive missing on Home Screen? Want to Access on iPhone, iPad

Yes, iCloud Drive revamped in Files app, So Apple removed iCloud Drive dedicated app from the iOS file system. With extra customization and controls, we have the best File management app in iOS.

Use Files app and Enable iCloud Drive in App.

Download or Copy a document from iCloud to Drive

Open Files app – Tap Browse tab – Click < Browse to go back – Tap iCloud Drive located under the Locations section – Now Long press and hold to see Copy and tap on it – Let’s go back to the browse tab and Choose folder location in “On My iPhone/ iPad” to save the copied doc file. – after that, long press on a blank space to get the Paste option. Wait a while, your document folder is easily stored on Phone storage.

Note: Your device must have ample storage space to save files.

Now, without WiFi or Cellular data, we can access files locally offline from iPhones, and iPad.

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