Apple iCloud Comes to the Microsoft Store for Windows 10

Microsoft announced today that Apple’s iCloud app is now available in the Microsoft Store for Windows 10. This marks the second major Apple launch in the Microsoft Store after the April 2018 launch of iTunes.

“You can now access your iCloud account across Windows 10 PC and Apple devices,” a Microsoft representative told me. “The iCloud for Windows app is available to download from the Microsoft Store. You can easily access your photos, videos, mail, calendar, files, and other important information from your iCloud account on the go and on your Windows 10 PC.”

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If you’ve ever used iCloud on Windows, the version in the Microsoft Store will look awfully familiar: It’s clearly a Desktop Bridge translation of the stock desktop app. It lets you access your iCloud Drive files from File Explorer, choose which files and folders to sync to PC, keep your iCloud photo library synced across devices, sync email, contacts, calendar, and tasks with Microsoft Outlook, and sync bookmarks with Internet Explorer, Firefox, or Chrome.

“The new iCloud for Windows app introduces a new iCloud Drive experience for Windows 10 users powered by the same Windows technology that also powers OneDrive’s Files On-Demand feature, enabling users to be more productive offline on mobile devices and quickly share files on iOS,” Microsoft’s Giorgio Sardo says.

You can find iCloud for Windows in the Microsoft Store.

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  • mrlinux11

    11 June, 2019 - 2:35 pm

    <p>Did they tell you, that you needed to be on the windows insider build ? I have 1809 </p><p><img 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    • lvthunder

      Premium Member
      11 June, 2019 - 2:43 pm

      <blockquote><em><a href="#434711">In reply to mrlinux11:</a></em></blockquote><p>I'm guessing that means you need 1903 which isn't an insider build anymore.</p>

      • mrlinux11

        11 June, 2019 - 2:57 pm

        <blockquote><em><a href="#434715">In reply to lvthunder:</a></em></blockquote><blockquote><em>According to the link Microsoft pointed to for update, you need to be an insider buidl</em></blockquote><blockquote>https: // insider.windows.com/en-us/getting-started/</blockquote><p><br></p>

    • mruszczyk

      11 June, 2019 - 4:38 pm

      <blockquote><em><a href="#434711">In reply to mrlinux11:</a></em></blockquote><p>I believe that is the May CU available for 1903. It may be requiring a fix that was pushed in this latest May update.</p><p><br></p><p>https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/4497935</p&gt;

    • blackcomb

      11 June, 2019 - 6:47 pm

      <blockquote><em><a href="#434711">In reply to mrlinux11:</a></em></blockquote><p><br></p><p>Or you can keep using the .exe in all versions of Windows 10 unbothered.</p>

    • wright_is

      Premium Member
      12 June, 2019 - 5:04 am

      <blockquote><em><a href="#434711">In reply to mrlinux11:</a></em></blockquote><p>18362 is the currently released version of Windows 10 (1903).</p>

  • lvthunder

    Premium Member
    11 June, 2019 - 2:44 pm

    <p>I actually went to download iTunes from the Apple website and it directed me to the store instead. I had forgot that it was in the store. So Apple is very pro app stores.</p>

    • chriscarstens

      11 June, 2019 - 3:06 pm

      <blockquote><a href="#434716"><em>In reply to lvthunder:</em></a><em> Yes, but not so pro iTunes.</em></blockquote><blockquote><br></blockquote><blockquote><em>Chris</em></blockquote><p><br></p>

      • lvthunder

        Premium Member
        11 June, 2019 - 4:06 pm

        <blockquote><em><a href="#434721">In reply to chriscarstens:</a></em></blockquote><p>All they did was split it up into 4 pieces on the Mac. Music, Podcasts, Video (they call it TV), and the device sync which they included in the OS.</p>

    • Darekmeridian

      11 June, 2019 - 8:25 pm

      <blockquote><em><a href="#434716">In reply to lvthunder:</a></em></blockquote><p>They have been doing this since they put iTunes in the Windows store which seemed odd that you couldn't get if from their site at all, but now since their plans have been revealed it makes sense.</p><p><br></p><p><br></p>

  • dontbe evil

    11 June, 2019 - 2:46 pm

    <p>"But But the store is going to die" (quote) </p>

  • warren

    11 June, 2019 - 5:32 pm

    <p>Oh that's MUCH nicer than before. Very good.</p><p><br></p><p>The old iCloud Drive for Windows put the Drive link as a "Favourite", not as a top-level navigation item in Explorer. </p><p><br></p><p><br></p>

  • Darekmeridian

    11 June, 2019 - 8:27 pm

    <p>Honestly this install from the store version is a little more streamlined than the old installer from their website and didn't require a reboot.</p><p><br></p><p><br></p>

  • rfog

    12 June, 2019 - 7:08 am

    <p>It crashes in my iMac 2011 running last W10:</p><p><br></p><p>Faulting application name: iCloudPrefs.exe, version: 351.0.0.1, time stamp: 0x5cf2d83c</p><p>Faulting module name: ucrtbase.dll, version: 10.0.18362.1, time stamp: 0x747f8dcc</p><p>Exception code: 0xc0000409</p><p>Fault offset: 0x0009e8cb</p><p>Faulting process id: 0x3168</p><p>Faulting application start time: 0x01d520f7eee73286</p><p>Faulting application path: C:Program FilesWindowsAppsAppleInc.iCloud_10.4.203.0_x86__nzyj5cx40ttqaiCloudiCloudPrefs.exe</p><p>Faulting module path: C:WINDOWSSystem32ucrtbase.dll</p><p>Report Id: cfd23d5a-6317-4089-b818-4f8220fcbeab</p><p>Faulting package full name: AppleInc.iCloud_10.4.203.0_x86__nzyj5cx40ttqa</p><p>Faulting package-relative application ID: iCloud</p><p><br></p><p>As always, they haven't tested anything.</p>

    • lvthunder

      Premium Member
      12 June, 2019 - 10:40 am

      <blockquote><em><a href="#434827">In reply to rfog:</a></em></blockquote><p>So because it crashed on your specific system means they haven't tested anything. What BS. They can't possibly test it on every system ever made.</p>

      • rfog

        12 June, 2019 - 2:30 pm

        <blockquote><em><a href="#434850">In reply to lvthunder:</a></em></blockquote><p>If it fails in only one computer, and the computer has no hardware issues, it's a bug. </p>

    • Greg Green

      13 June, 2019 - 8:40 am

      <blockquote><em><a href="#434827">In reply to rfog:</a></em></blockquote><p>Your iMac came out before Windows 7 and with a Sandy Bridge chip. That’s 8 Windows ago and 8 chip generations ago. I’m more nostalgic than most, but isn’t it time to at least expect things not to work well with equipment that old?</p>

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