Apple iCloud is the default cloud storage on iPhones, iPads, and Macs. While Apple offers 5 GB of free iCloud space, most users buy 50 GB, 200 GB, or 2 TB plans.
Not all iPhone or iPad users are on Mac computers. Many users own Windows 10/11 running computers.
For iPhone or iPad users who back up their data to iCloud, Apple offers an iCloud app for Windows 10/11 so that PC users can access their data right from Windows 10/11 PCs. Besides that, you can also download photos from iCloud to Windows 10/11 PC.
If you have installed the iCloud app on Windows 10/11 PC and are having issues with it, you can consider reinstalling it. This guide shows you how to reset, repair, or reinstall the iCloud app in Windows 10/11.
Reset or repair the iCloud app in Windows 10/11
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Step 1: Open Windows 10/11 Settings app. On Windows 10, go to Apps > Apps & features page. On Windows 11, it’s Apps > Installed apps page.
Step 2: Next, look for the iCloud app’s entry. On Windows 10, click on the iCloud app’s entry and then click the Advanced options link. On Windows 11, click the three dots next to the iCloud entry and then click Advanced options.
Step 3: Finally, in the Reset section, click on the Repair button to repair the Apple iCloud app. To reset the iCloud app to default settings, click the Reset button.
Reinstall the iCloud app in Windows 10/11
Step 1: Open the Windows 10/11 Settings app. On Windows 10, go to Apps > Apps & features page. On Windows 11, Apps > Installed apps page.
Step 2: In the installed apps list, locate the iCloud app’s entry. On Windows 10, click on iCloud entry and then click the Uninstall button.
On Windows 11, click the three dots next to the entry and then click the Uninstall option.
Step 3: When asked for confirmation, click the Uninstall button to uninstall the Apple iCloud app.
Step 4: Now that you have uninstalled and removed the iCloud app, open the Microsoft Store app (please restart the app if it’s already open), search for iCloud, and then click the Get/Install button to download and install the Apple iCloud app.
Step 5: Once installed, open the iCloud app and sign-in with your Apple account credentials to start using it.