All Apple products, including Mac, come integrated with iCloud. However, you need to set it up first before you can use it. New to Mac? This article will show you how to set up iCloud on your Mac device.
iCloud itself is a cloud service from Apple. You can use it for free with the storage space of 5GB. If you need more space, you can upgrade your plan. To set up iCloud on Mac, you need to have an Apple ID. If you are an iPhone user, you can use the Apple ID you use on your iPhone so that you don’t need to create a new Apple ID.
How to Set Up iCloud on Mac
First off, open System Preference. Once the System Preference window opens, click the Sign In button.
Enter your Apple ID and click the Next button. If you have no Apple ID yet, you can click Create Apple ID to create an Apple ID.
You will be asked to enter your password after clicking the Next button. Simply enter your password and click the Next button once again to continue. After this step, you might will be asked to enter a verification code sent to your iPhone device. Simply enter the code and wait for the verification process to done. On the next step, you will be asked to enter your Mac password. Once everything goes well, you will see the following dialog, asking you whether you want to allow Find My Mac app to use your Mac device location.
On the next step, you will be presented with the options of which apps you want to synchronize between your Apple devices.
If one day you want to change the sync options on your apps, you can open System Preference click the Apple logo to show the list of the apps you can synchronize.
While iCloud allows you to synchronize your apps and files between your Apple devices, you can use Mac without synchronizing anything.
If you no longer need the iCloud service on your Mac, you can simply log out your account. To do so, open System Preference and click the Apple icon to show your Apple ID. Next, click Overview on the left panel and click the Sig Out button.