The iCloud has become more collaborative with iOS 13.4 and MacOS 10.13.5. With the updates, users of Apple’s cloud service can share folders with friends, family and coworkers without relying on another service. Learn how to share iCloud Drive folders and files from your iPhone, iPad, or Mac.
Learn how to share files on iCloud Drive
You can share folders or a file stored on iCloud Drive with anyone. The feature is available to all iOS and macOS users, and is free.
There are two ways to share files and folders through Apple’s cloud storage service.
You can create a public link or create permissions so that only invitees have access to what will be shared. However, for more privacy, everyone must have an active Apple ID.
Learn how to share folders and files with your friends on your iPhone and iPad:
- Open the “Files” app;
- Touch an iCloud file or folder and hold until a menu appears;
- Access the “Add People” option;
- Tap on “Sharing Options”;
- Choose the settings for editing and viewing the file or folder and then tap “Back”;
- Choose an application to share the file or folder link;
- If you have allowed only authorized people to have access, enter the email or phone number of the person who will receive the permissions and tap “Continue”.
The feature is also available for Mac. Discover how to use:
- Right-click on a folder or file in iCloud Drive;
- Access the “Share” option and click “Add People”;
- Click on “Sharing Options”;
- Customize permissions according to your needs;
- Choose a way to share the link;
- In “Add:”, put e-mails or phone numbers of people with whom you want to send permission to access and/or edit;
- Click “Share”.
And by the browser?
Another alternative for sharing files and folders is through iCloud.com.
- Visit icloud.com;
- Log in to your account with your Apple ID login and password;
- Go to “iCloud Drive”;
- Select the file or folder you want to share;
- Click on the “+” icon on the top bar;
- Configure file sharing permissions;
- Click “Share”.
Now, you just have to share the link so that other people have access to the folder or file.