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How to link your iCloud Content with a Windows Machine

Description: So you have an Apple handset/tablet that you have put information on the cloud. Now you haven't got around to getting your new MacBook Pro or iMac and want to make sure that your iCloud account is syncing with your Windows Machine. This tutorial will go through the process of setting up iCloud on a Windows machine.

  1. First you will need to download the iCloud Control Panel. This is a free download and makes it REALLY easy to interface your iCloud account with your Windows Office Outlook or other mail program. The download can be found here:
    iCloud download from web
  2. After downloading, double-click on your download in order to run it.
  3. Click Next.
    iCloud Control Panel Setup
  4. Read, Understand, and accept the terms in the license agreement, and then click Next.
    iCloud license agreement
  5. Then click Install.
    iCloud install
  6. If you have Outlook open already you will need to close it. Right click the Outlook icon in your taskbar and select Close all windows.
    Taskbar Close Outlook
  7. Click OK on the warning message.
    OK to remove error message
  8. After the program installation is done, click Finish.
    Finish iCloud installation
  9. The iCloud control panel will now ask for your Apple ID and password. This is what you used on your Apple device to setup iCloud. Enter your credentials in the fields and press Sign in.
    iCloud Sign In
  10. From inside the control panel, you can change what you want to sync to your windows machine by selecting the check marks next to each item.
    iCloud Control Panel