How to Backup PC Files to iCloud

How to backup Windows files to iCloud? This guide will help you get the way to backup PC files to iCloud in 4 easy steps.

Joy Taylor Posted on: Jul. 16, 2019, Last Updated: Nov. 22, 2019

In modern life, people usually work with computer, in which you keep the information used in daily life. Sometimes your PC computer is not on hand, but you need the files on your computer urgently. At that moment you may think if only you keep the information in your iPhone/iPad/iPod. Then how to make it?

It is easy, all you need to do is simply backup your PC files to iCloud, and then log in iCloud account on your iOS device. And next, you can view the files from iCloud on your iOS device. And in this article, we will teach you how to backup Windows computer files to iCloud in detail.

Actually, you can upload PC files to iCloud Drive on iCloud.com, and if you are tired of iCloud.com, you can try another alternative method – AnyTrans for iOS to backup PC files to iCloud easily. Please keep reading and learn the way with the following steps.

1 Click to Backup Windows Files to iCloud

If you prefer a simpler and quicker method to backup PC files to iCloud, then AnyTrans for iOS is the exact way. AnyTrans is an all-in-one iOS content manager that can help you backup your PC files to iCloud without effort.

With AnyTrans, you can add any types of content to iCloud Drive freely and then view the data on your iDevices directly. Moreover, AnyTrans also enables you to back up your iPhone/iPad to iCloud, and download iCloud synced data to your computer such as notes, contacts, calendar and more in viewable formats.

Now, Free Download AnyTrans for iOS on your PC firstly, and then follow the steps below to backup your Windows computer files to iCloud easily.

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Step 1. Open AnyTrans on your computer > Click on the “Device Manager” option > Choose “iCloud Manager”.

How to Backup PC to iCloud - Step 1

How to Backup PC to iCloud – Step 1

Step 2. Log in your iCloud account and password > Click  to sign in your iCloud account.

How to Backup PC to iCloud - Step 2

How to Backup PC to iCloud – Step 2

Step 3. Click on the iCloud Drive option to import PC files to iCloud Drive.

How to Backup PC to iCloud - Step 3

How to Backup PC to iCloud – Step 3

Step 4. Click the  button upload folders/files to iCloud Drive > Choose the folder contains the files you want to upload > Click Open button to start uploading.

How to Backup PC to iCloud - Step 4

How to Backup PC to iCloud – Step 4

Then you can access the PC files from iCloud Drive app whenever you need by the steps in the screenshot below:

Settings > iCloud > Open iCloud Drive > Download iCloud Drive app from App store > Open the app and view the files.

How to View iCloud Drive Files on iDevice

How to View iCloud Drive Files on iDevice

1. Keep your computer connect over the Internet during the process.

2. The button is for deleting, button for adding new folder, and for downloading content to computer.

3. Apple will not let you log in your iCloud account on the third party app with turning on TWO-STEP VERIFICATION, so please turn off TWO-STEP VERIFICATION temporarily.

Besides the feature to back up PC files to iCloud, AnyTrans for iOS also offers you three backup solutions to back up your iPhone/iPad/iPod touch: Full Backup, Incremental Backup, and Air Backup.

Full Backup: In one click, all data, settings, and your complete media collections will be easily backed up to computer/iTunes/another iDevice. Also, it covers 10 more types of files that iCloud backup doesn’t include. To learn more >

Incremental Backup: Making full backup regularly consumes both time and labor. So AnyTrans offers the Incremental Backup option, which backs up only the changed or added data since the previous backup. To learn more >

Air Backup: Making backup manually is labor-consuming yet time-consuming. So AnyTrans offers Air Backup option to help you back up your iPhone automatically and wirelessly at your preferred frequency – daily, weekly, monthly… You will definitely love the simplicity. To learn more >

Backup iPhone/iPad/iPod Data with AnyTrans for iOS

Backup iPhone/iPad/iPod Data with AnyTrans for iOS

How to Set up iCloud for Windows

To use iCloud for Windows on your PC computer, please make sure that your PC running Windows Vista or 7 or higher. 

Step 1. Download iCloud for Windows. If it doesn’t install automatically, go to File Explorer and open iCloud Setup.

Step 2. Restart your PC computer. Make sure that iCloud for Windows is open. If it doesn’t open automatically: Go to Start > Open Apps or Programs > Open iCloud for Windows.

Step 3. Enter your Apple ID to sign in to iCloud > Check the files or features you want to keep up to date across your devices. If you have checked iCloud Drive feature here, then iCloud for Windows will create an iCloud Drive folder in File Explorer on your PC.

How to Set up iCloud for Windows

How to Set up iCloud for Windows

The Bottom Line

With the help of AnyTrans, you can backup your PC files to iCloud with ease. You can also transfer songs, videos, contacts and more than you think from computer to iTunes or to iOS device. Download and try it now!

Joy Taylor

Member of iMobie team as well as an Apple fan, love to help more users solve various types of iPhone related issues.