Yosemite upgrade to iCloud Drive explained

By Peter Chubb - Oct 21, 2014

With Yosemite finally out in the wild and being enjoyed by millions of Mac users the update on the whole has gone pretty well, and while we know there have been some issues, the positives do outweigh them. With so many new features users will find it hard what to look out for first, although if you are into storing your data in the cloud, then the Yosemite upgrade option to iCloud Drive when installing will be ideal for you.

This latest service from Apple allows you to sync your data automatically from your Mac to iPad, iPhone and iPod touch. That is not all because this will be the first time Mac users will be able to organize any file types they upload on their own, giving you more control than ever.

Yosemite upgrade to iCloud Drive

Apple came under attack as usual from rivals when they announced iCloud Drive, seeing as though it is very similar to how Dropbox and Google Drive, but then it is not like you can make such services overly different to one another, well apart from a few tweaks to its features here and there.

If you choose not to set iCloud Drive up, there is always an option to activate it from within Finder on the left-hand side. Once set up iCloud will then sync with your information, such as contacts, and will also allow you to start backing up files, which includes your photos, doing away with the need for an external storage solution.

iCloud Drive pricing starts at $0.99 per month for 20GB storage, 200GB will cost $3.99 each month, 500GB costs $9.99 each month and if you need 1TB of storage, then be prepared to part with $19.99 on a monthly basis.

Remember, in order to take advantage of iCloud Drive you need to be running iOS 8 and OS X 10.10 Yosemite. Speaking of those Yosemite issues we mentioned above, they include WiFi dropping or becoming slow, problems with emails and also users experiencing issues with Handoff.

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Also See: OS X 10.10.5 public beta build 14F6a release notes

Yosemite upgrade to iCloud Drive explained