Apple Redesigns iCloud App for Windows

Apple this week rolled out its redesigned iCloud app for Windows, touting a range of new features and improvements to enhance the user experience (via TechCrunch).

iCloud General Feature
The latest update to the iCloud for Windows app brings an all-new design, an easier-to-use onboarding and setup process, syncing status, support for physical security keys for Apple ID sign-in, photos syncing performance improvements, fewer sign-in prompts, and fixes for problems with contacts and calendar syncing with Outlook.

iCloud for Windows redesign
The ‌iCloud‌ for Windows app is available to download from the Microsoft app store for free on Windows 10 and Windows 11. Existing users simply need to update the app to obtain the new design and improvements.

Yesterday, Apple launched individual Apple Music, Apple TV, and Apple Devices apps for Windows machines. The new apps are intended to replace functionality previously only offered iTunes, but the original app is still required to access podcasts and audiobooks.

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Top Rated Comments

stefanovago Avatar
24 weeks ago
The old version never worked properly. Let’s see how this one works.
Score: 10 Votes (Like | Disagree)
krspkbl Avatar
24 weeks ago
Not hard to improve it because it was so ****. If I can actually use iCloud Drive now then I will be so happy. I am paying for iCloud storage and Google drive storage. I'd rather not have to pay for two cloud storage services. If it works then I will give Apple more money to increase the storage. Let's see if they finally did a good job.
Score: 9 Votes (Like | Disagree)
krspkbl Avatar
24 weeks ago
downloaded it and everything synced up straight away like it should. uploaded files from my PC is super quick too. well done apple... took you long enough to figure it out lol.

i guess i'll raise my iCloud storage to 200GB now then ???
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Sorinut Avatar
24 weeks ago

How do iCloud photos in the photo library app work? Or is it just a glorified web app?
It just dumps everything in a giant folder.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
thogin Avatar
24 weeks ago
Still no support for Apple Keychain in Firefox. I wanted to try it out.

I agree with a previous comment about iCloud storage. Would be nice if there were a 500GB $4.99 tier.
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
chrono1081 Avatar
24 weeks ago
PWA's are garbage anyway and are only touted by web developers who want to make a mobile "app" without actually learning anything new.
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)