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How to Login to iCloud.com Using Your iPhone or iPad

If you ever tried to go to iCloud.com from your iPhone or any other iOS device, you have probably faced with the website with no login option, as the picture below presents. So, does it mean that logging to iCloud.com from your iPhone is impossible?

Well, it is not impossible, but Apple made things a little difficult here. The only options you have, when you open iCloud.com are “Set Up an iCloud,” “Find My iPhone,” and “Find My Friends.” So, where is the option for signing in to your account? And, why is it so complicated?

iCloud.com Login Limitation Explained

If you are accessing to iCloud from your PC or Mac, you know how easy is to log in and use the service. However, this is not the case when you open it from your iOS web browser, and here is the explanation why.

Apple sees no real reason why you need to log into your iCloud from your iPhone or iPad. You have all iCloud services available on your iOS device. The operating system has dedicated sections for all the tools that Apple offers. So, Apple assumes that you won’t try to access these services through their mobile website. However, sometimes you may need to login to your iCloud using your iPhone web browser, and that’s why we created this article. Here I will explain to you how to login to iCloud.com using your iOS device.

iCloud.com Services Explained

If you are not familiar with iCloud, this is the section where you can see why you need it and why everybody uses it.

Your iCloud account keeps every mobile information that is important to you. That includes your contacts, notes, reminders, emails, calendar, photos, and even your backups. The best thing about iCloud is that it shares this information with all your devices connected to the service. So, if you take a picture with your iPhone, iCloud will automatically make it accessible to your computers and other iDevices.

To view and change any information stored in your iCloud, you need to login to iCloud.com. While you are logged into iCloud, you can also use any of the apps available on your account. All that changes that you make, the iCloud service will automatically save to its cloud storage.

Additionally, when you sign in to the service, you can also check multiple iCloud accounts. Since iPhones and iPads allow you to connect with only one account, using iCloud through the web is necessary when you want to move files and information between accounts.

As you can see, sometimes browser-based method for accessing to your iCloud is inevitable. Furthermore, you don’t always have access to a computer, so navigating to iCloud.com from your iPhone might be your only solution.

Despite the fact that Apple doesn’t allow you to access to iCloud.com from your iPhone easily, we simplified the process for you. You can read about it in the next section.

The Mobile iCloud Login Solution

The solution for accessing iCloud from your iPhone or iPad that we suggest uses the desktop version of iCloud.com. For this procedure, you can use your iOS built-in Safari browser. However, for some reason, using 3rd party browsers performs very well in accessing to the iCloud.com site, which is not a case when using Safari. I suggest downloading some of the well-known browsers like Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Opera, Dolphin, Mercury, or Maxton Browser. If you have another browser in your mind, you can try it as well.

Login to iCloud.com Using Your iOS Devices

Depending on the browser you choose, there are different steps you must follow to login to iCloud.com using your iOS devices. Here are the procedures for some of the most popular browsers. Additionally, here I will also explain the Safari method. However, keep in mind that this process is inconsistent in accessing to iCloud.com.

How to Access iCloud.com Using Safari

  1. First, open the Safari
  2. Type icloud.com in the address bar.
  3. Click on the Share button in the bar at the bottom of the screen.
  4. Swipe through the options in the bottom menu until you find the “Request Desktop Site” option.
  5. Tap on “Request Desktop Site.”

Note: You may need to repeat the steps 3 and 4 to get the wanted results.

  1. Login to iCloud with your username and password as you usually do from the computer.

How to Access iCloud.com Using Google Chrome

  1. First, open the Google Chrome Browser.
  2. Type icloud.com in the address bar.
  3. Tap on the 3-dot menu in the top right corner.
  4. Click on “Select Desktop Site” from the offered choices.

Note: If the desktop version of iCloud.com doesn’t load up, re-type www.icloud.com in the address bar.

  1. Login to iCloud with your username and password as you usually do from the computer.

How to Access iCloud.com Using Dolphin Browser

  1. First, open the Dolphin Browser.
  2. Type icloud.com in the address bar.
  3. Tap on the Dolphin icon in the bottom bar of the screen.
  4. Swipe to the left.
  5. Click on “Desktop Mode” from the offered choices.

Note: If the desktop version of iCloud.com doesn’t load up, re-type www.icloud.com in the address bar.

  1. Login to iCloud with your username and password as you usually do from the computer.

How to Access iCloud.com Maxton Browser

  1. First, open the Maxton Browser.
  2. Type icloud.com in the address bar.
  3. Tap on the 3-lines menu at the bottom of the screen.
  4. From the menu, click on switch to desktop version.
  5. Type icloud.com in the address bar.
  6. Login to iCloud with your username and password as you usually do from the computer.

Quick Method for Accessing iCloud.com

Some mobile browsers, like Safari and Mozilla Firefox, have a quick access shortcut for the option Request Desktop Site. Here we will use that shortcut to access the desktop version of iCloud.com quickly.

Tap and hold the refresh button in the browser. If you are using Safari, that will be in the top right corner of the screen. If you are using Mozilla Firefox, you can find the refresh button in the bar at the bottom of the screen. Long tap on Refresh will open up a quick action menu with the Request Desktop Site option. Click on that button, and it will get you to the desktop version of iCloud.com.

Using the desktop version of iCloud may be a little tricky. The layout is not optimized for mobile devices, and you may need to perform a lot of scrolling and zooming. However, keep in mind that this is the desktop version of the site, and it is not optimized for your iPhone or iPad screen. But most importantly, it is good enough to get the job done.

Wrap Up

Using the Desktop Version of iCloud on your iOS devices makes the iCloud servers think that you are using a computer to access the site. That’s why this trick works.

The login procedure to iCloud from your iOS devices is really convenient if you are checking multiple iCloud accounts. You can even login to accounts that are not connected to your iOS devices and transfer information and files from one to another account.

No matter which of the suggested methods you will use, keep in mind that your browser will not remember the Request Desktop Site option for iCloud.com. So, the next time when you visit the site, you will need to repeat the procedure for requesting the desktop website version.

Feel free to try these methods, and share your experience if you know any other way for accessing iCloud.com from an iOS device.

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