iCloud Preferences is missing on Mac or MacBook After macOS Catalina Update. In this tutorial Find the steps to Open iCloud under the System Preferences and Disable/Enable Apps on this Mac using iCloud. also Manage or Free Up iCloud Storage or Buy/Upgrade iCloud Storage plan. All of your daily routine applications installed on Mac such as Mail, Contacts, Safari, Notes, Siri, Find My Mac, Photos and more uses iCloud if you have enabled that option. Why it is necessary? Most of the apps like Photos, Mail, Contacts, etc that you use in daily wear and tear need to use your iCloud account, to sync across multiple devices.
Therefore, it is advisable to enable for those apps on Mac to use iCloud, to access data over any Mac that is signed in with same iCloud account. Because once you enabled apps on Mac to use iCloud, you could easily manage apps right from your Mac as well as from iPhone. There is no need to transfer any data from iPhone to Mac or vice versa, your iCloud account will do it for you automatically.
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Where is iCloud Preferences on Mac in MacOS Catalina?
Manage Apps Permission to use iCloud on Mac, Also Find the New Apps that using iCloud to sync Account and App Settings across all Apple Devices.
Step #1: Click on “Apple” logo in the top menu.
Step #2: Select “System Preferences”.
Step #3: Go to “Apple ID”.
Step #4: On the left pane, click “iCloud”.
Step #5: Now, you can enable and disable the applications on your Mac using iCloud.
Step #6: Check the Box of the App that you would like to give access. Otherwise, uncheck the applications.
Manage & Upgrade iCloud Storage on Mac After Update MacOS Catalina
Manage iCloud Storage on Mac is very easy under the iCloud System Preferences: here’s the screen that we can use for delete or remove unused files that saved by apps like Voice Memos, Mails, WhatsApp, iMovie, Backup and more. Select is and deletes it from iCloud. if all the data are important and can’t delete it. We have an option for upgrade current iCloud plan and buy more space using your Mac.
Upgrade iCloud Storage on Mac from iCloud Preferences: We can quickly upgrade the iCloud plan and buy more storage from Mac. Go to the Apple logo on Mac > System Preferences > Apple ID > iCloud from sidebar > Click on Manage from the bottom of the window > Now Click on Buy More Storage button and New Plans are ready to buy, Just select the plan and pay for that. All plan will automatically renew and cancel any time.
Where is iCloud Directory Location in MacOS Catalina
You might be receiving an error while accessing iCloud Directory with the old same path, aren’t you? This is because, in macOS Catalina, Apple has updated the path of iCloud Drive on Mac. Here’s what needs to be done, before accessing iCloud Directory on macOS Catalina.
Give Permission (Required)
To access iCloud Drive on your macOS Catalina, it is necessary for you to follow the below steps and give permission to access iCloud Drive.
- Apple menu > System Preferences > Apple ID > iCloud > Check the box on iCloud Drive.
After that, click on Options next to iCloud Drive and enable Data and Documents too.
iCloud Directory Location in macOS Catalina
The iCloud Directory Location to be followed is, /Users/<username>/Library/CloudStorage/iCloud Drive.
Find My Mac Enable on Mac: MacOS Catalina
We would also recommend you to enable Find My Mac app to use iCloud if you have set up this feature. You can track your stolen or lost Mac and remotely erase the Mac, only if it is enabled in iCloud section. For the rest of the applications, decide as per your need and requirements. Apple has integrated your Mac and iPhone through iCloud account, to access all these applications and data anywhere anytime. So when you enable the app to use iCloud, it will automatically sync with iCloud account and the data will reflect on Mac.
There are many Other Apps that use iCloud for Backup Data and Sync the information that we can manage from Other iOS/iPadOS settings or Web browser.
- iCloud Drive
- Find My Mac
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