Sign in to or out

To use iCloud web applications, you need to sign in to icloud.com on a computer.

To prevent anyone from accessing your iCloud information at icloud.com (such as your email) while you’re away from your computer, you can sign out of your account.

Note:  You can sign in to icloud.com on more than one computer at a time. Signing out of icloud.com on one computer signs you out of icloud.com on all computers.

Sign in to icloud.com

  • Go to icloud.com, and sign in using your Apple ID (the one you use with iCloud).If you select the “Keep me signed in” checkbox, then anytime you return to icloud.com within two weeks you are not asked to sign in (except to use Find My iPhone, which continues to require your password). You stay signed in to icloud.com even if you refresh your browser window, close the browser window where you are logged into iCloud, or quit the browser application.

If you have trouble signing in, check these troubleshooting tips.

Sign out of icloud.com

  1. From any iCloud web application, click the iCloud button .
  2. Click Sign Out in the upper-right corner.If you didn’t select the “Keep me signed in” checkbox when you signed in to icloud.com, you can also sign out by quitting your browser application.

If you can’t sign in to icloud.com

If you have trouble signing in to icloud.com, try the following:

  • When typing your password, make sure the Caps Lock key isn’t on (passwords are case-sensitive).
  • Make sure you’re typing the Apple ID email address and password that you used to create your iCloud account. For example, youriCloudaccountname@gmail.com or youriCloudaccountemail@icloud.com.
  • If you can’t remember your password, or you see a message that your account has been disabled for security reasons (which might happen if someone tried and failed to sign in multiple times), you need to reset your password on the My Apple ID website (appleid.apple.com).

    Important:  If you use the same Apple ID for iCloud as you do for other Apple services, such as the Apple Online Store, iTunes Store, Mac App Store, or to purchase products in iPhoto or Aperture, changing your iCloud account password also changes your password for those services. Make sure you sign in to those services using your new password. Also make sure you update your password on all your devices and in any email programs you use to get your iCloud email.

    To update your iCloud account password:

    • On your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch: Tap Settings > iCloud, then tap your iCloud account.
    • On a Mac: Choose Apple Menu > System Preferences, then click iCloud.
    • On a Windows computer: In Windows 8, move the pointer to the upper-right corner of the screen to show the Charms bar, click the Search charm, then click iCloud Control Panel on the left. In Windows 7 or Windows Vista, choose Start Menu > All Programs >  iCloud >  iCloud.
    • In your email programs: Go to the Help provided for the email programs you’re using.