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Windows 11 will let you view iCloud photos and videos on a computer

iCloud documents will soon be viewable in Windows 11. (photo: CellPhoneS)

Despite the popularity of Windows and iOS, the integration of both systems has always been a bit difficult. Fortunately for users, this is changing. A new ad from microsoft says they are working with those from Cupertino to to integrate iCloud in Windows 11.


First, Manzana is carrying the photo library directly to the app Photos of Windows 11. In this way, they bring their ecosystem closer to the operating system of the competition in a rather original way. You have to remember, of course, that until now there was a fairly rudimentary integration with the iCloud app for Windows, but finally it seems that both companies have reached an agreement.

But that is not all. microsoft Y Manzana have also been working to bring services like AppleTV Y Apple Music to Windows 11. While both services offer online versions, neither has a separate app that can be used on a computer with Windows. Apple Music can be accessed from iTunesbut it is still an inefficient “solution” by today’s standards.


Apple’s iCloud ecosystem is coming to Windows 11

“We know that many Windows customers have photo and video collections on their iPhones that they would like to be able to view on their PC,” he explains. Dave Grochockie, Windows Product Manager. He adds, “This iCloud Photos integration will make it easier for iPhone owners to directly access all of their most precious memories in one organized place, and is another step in our ongoing efforts to make experiences in Windows 11 seamless. fluid”.


This is a very important and positive step in terms of user experience for both companies. After all, many Apple users also have Windows computers. Data exchange limitations between both operating systems hampered workflow and sold macOS as the only solution.

If you want to test the integration between both systems, can already be done. Apple has already released an update to its Windows applications and Microsoft has done the same with its apps.

iCloud. (photo: K-tuin)
iCloud. (photo: K-tuin)

This is how Apple services can be synchronized to Windows 11

The integration process is quite simple and linear. The only thing you have to do is follow the steps that TechMarkup leaves below:

1. Access Microsoft Store from a Windows computer.

2. Now it’s time to update the app Photos integrated into the operating system.

3. After this, download iCloud for Windows from the same Microsoft store.

4. Once installed on the computer, open a new application and log in with the ID from Apple.

Viewing iCloud documents in Windows 11 will soon be possible. (Photo: Microsoft)
Viewing iCloud documents in Windows 11 will soon be possible. (Photo: Microsoft)

Clever. The Photos app and iCloud for Windows sync in minutes. In this way, you can view iPhone photos and videos on your computer as easily as opening the Windows Photos app.

This is part of Apple’s expansion to more platforms. Thus, you can see a change in the company’s strategy and a preference for subscription services over the sale of physical products.

How to use the free iCloud password manager

To use this tool you must go through a simple activation process. The first thing is to log in to the iPhone cwith the ID of Manzanathen go to Settings and search for iCloudthen the option to Key ring and there the activation button.

Use iCloud Password Manager. (photo: Watch How It's Done)
Use iCloud Password Manager. (photo: Watch How It’s Done)

In case of doing it from a macbook will have to go to System preferenceslog in with the account, search iCloudlater Key ring and activate the button.

But if it is done from a computer with Windows you have to install first iCloudsign in with your Apple account, go to Password and activate it.

Although its main focus is Safari, extensions can be downloaded for Google Chrome Y Microsoft Edge from that same application on PC.

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