Apple has recently released a revamped version of its iCloud app for Windows, aiming to enhance the onboarding process and improve content syncing for iPhone or iPad users who do not possess a Mac.
The latest application, compatible with both Windows 10 and 11, features an enhanced setup process to facilitate a smoother onboarding experience. Additionally, it features a syncing status indicator that provides a clear representation of the number of items that have been downloaded or uploaded for various services.
In addition, a physical security key can be utilized to authenticate your Apple ID. In addition, the app has been updated to minimize sign-in prompts, enhance photo-syncing performance with Microsoft Photos, and provide convenient shortcuts to access various Apple services.
In September of last year, Apple made significant updates to iCloud.com. These updates introduced new features such as browser notifications for Mail and Calendar on a PC, a customizable home page with quick action capabilities, and a slideshow view for photos.
In 2022, Apple made the initial announcement regarding the availability of distinct applications for iCloud, Apple TV, and Apple Music on the Windows platform. In an effort to replace iTunes, Apple introduced a few apps last year, such as Apple Music and Apple TV, which were made available for preview. These applications are now no longer in the preview stage and can be accessed as a separate experience on Windows. In addition, users can conveniently manage their devices using the dedicated Devices app, eliminating the need to access iTunes for this purpose. The iTunes app remains available on the platform, primarily serving as a means for users to access podcasts and audiobooks.