Apple finishes move of iCloud Documents & Data into iCloud Drive

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One year after announcing it would roll iCloud Documents & Data into iCloud Drive, Apple has confirmed it has completed the migration of the cloud-based service.




In May 2021, Apple signaled it wanted to reduce confusion and streamline its iCloud storage segments, including the discontinuation of Documents & Data and moving that data to iCloud Drive. Almost 12 months later, Apple has confirmed it has made the change.

Under iCloud Documents & Data, user files would be synchronized between different apps and devices automatically. This was similar in concept to services like iCloud Drive, but considered to be separate.

In an Apple support page update from Friday reported by MacRumors, Apple has told users the legacy iCloud Documents & Data service has been "discontinued and replaced by iCloud Drive." Accounts that used the legacy service have already been migrated to iCloud Drive on behalf of the user.

While the migration has occurred, Apple adds that those same users will still need to enable iCloud Drive to be able to see their files, if it has not already been enabled on their account.

How to enable iCloud Drive

On an iPhone or iPad running iOS 8 or later:
  • Open the Settings app.
  • Tap the user's name.
  • Tap iCloud.
  • Enable iCloud Drive.
  • Files will then be viewable in the Files app.
On a Mac running macOS Catalina or later:
  • Open System Preferences and select Apple ID.
  • Select iCloud.
  • Enable iCloud Drive.
  • Files can be found in the Finder under iCloud.
On a Mac running macOS Mojave or earlier:
  • Open System Preferences.
  • Select iCloud.
  • Enable iCloud Drive.
  • Files can be found in the Finder under iCloud.
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Comments

  • Reply 1 of 4
    JFC_PAJFC_PA Posts: 708member
    They need to offer something larger than 2 TB, new digital cameras, even iPhones themselves, generate bigger files than back when that size was decided. 
    ravnorodomAlex_Vwatto_cobra
  • Reply 2 of 4
    geekmeegeekmee Posts: 560member
    JFC_PA said:
    They need to offer something larger than 2 TB, new digital cameras, even iPhones themselves, generate bigger files than back when that size was decided. 

    They do offer 4 TBs via the Apple Bundle of services… I am using it.


    watto_cobra
  • Reply 3 of 4
    ravnorodomravnorodom Posts: 497member
    geekmee said:
    JFC_PA said:
    They need to offer something larger than 2 TB, new digital cameras, even iPhones themselves, generate bigger files than back when that size was decided. 

    They do offer 4 TBs via the Apple Bundle of services… I am using it.


    I prefer stand alone 4TB, not with the bundle. 
    Alex_V
  • Reply 4 of 4
    rezwitsrezwits Posts: 818member
    This is amazing, can't believe they did this.  Do you realize how freakin' had this must have been? gees...

    Side note, if they offered the 4TB stand alone, then people could get 6TB or 8TB...

    Sucks but 4TBs!! (gees)
    watto_cobra
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