iCloud Control Panel for Windows now available

Apple has released its iCloud Control Panel app for Microsoft Windows computers. The iCloud Control Panel is required to enable iCloud on your Windows PC and provides access to Photo Stream, Contacts, Calendars Bookmarks and Mail.

It is quite a large download, coming in at just under 40MB.

Source: Apple


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Michael Beaver says:

I keep getting an error message that the page can't be found...

The8Dark8Knight says:

its working now to my knowledge, the page wouldnt even load for me before but seems good now

Rv says:

I am getting an error message that the page can't be found.

Hkperljam says:

Where do I get the iCloud Windows Control Panel? Is it part of the iTunes 10.5 update?

Matt_99_hey says:

i dont think that 40mb is a large download, especially if it's 2011.

jamiegoldsmith says:

How do I get videos that I record on my iPhone onto the photostream?

Pete Wilson says:

Photostream doesn't (yet) work with video.

Evan Benford says:

I love how Apples site uses the ugliest Windows PC as the icon...gotta check this out though

Joe McG says:

I have it installed but iCloud won't upload my default Calendar. There really aren't any options so I don't know what to do. It will see any Calendar I create, but not my current Outlook Calendar...

Mhcasson says:

on your idevice go to icloud. if it is off then turn it on and let it merge info. after a few moments you can see the uploaded data. if it is already on in the idevice then turn it off and then on again andt it will askyou to merge.

The8Dark8Knight says:

how do i create an iCloud account, my ipad 2 is being updagted to iOS5 as we speak so i cannot do it on there yet, i was just wondering if there was a way to do it on my PC, because i downloaded the control panel fow windows and went to sign in but it said this is a valid aple id but its not an icloud account.
anyone else having this problem?

Andy Rusch says:

Yet, still no support for Snow Leopard? Really? Let's support Windows users before Mac users.

Michael Scott Allen says:

Exactly. Get with the program.... Lion is the future.

Andy Rusch says:

Lion has way too many bugs still it isn't the future.

lloydpearsoniv says:

it has less bugs that compatibility problems you will have for not upgrading to lion. lol

Michael Scott Allen says:

It took 9 seconds to download. Your concept of large is very small.

Eggplant says:

If icloud stores my photos who else can see it? Can I configure icloud just for my apps an keep my photos and music secret? Or is it all or nothing?

kirbini says:

Ok, maybe this is a lame question but here goes. If contact and calendar streaming requires Outlook 2007 doesn't that imply that there is an Exchange server somewhere? And if you have access to an exchange server doesn't the built-in ActiveSync technology already sync those items to all devices? I've had email/calendar/contact sync between my iPhone, MacBook Pro and Dell desktop machine (at work) for years.
So other than photostream, what does iCloud do that I already can't do through Exchange? What would make iCloud preferable over exchange? And most importantly, what kind of sync hell will I get dropped into if I"m using ActiveSync and iCloud at the same time?

jnt says:

Has anybody else had problems connection to the iCloud Control Panel the first time? No matter what computer (home or office) or what ID I use (created an new one to test), I get "You can't sign in because of a server error."

Rooseveltwright says:

I have the same problem, but can't find an answer anywhere.

Michelejkelly says:

Ugh! I was hoping to find a solution

Rifosi says:

Hey, I guess Apple is fixing iCloud Control Panel for Windows, because the link is now corrupted. Did anyone got it working good?

Kvramani says:

After installing iCloud, can I uninstall Mobileme on my Windows PC??

Kvramani says:

After installing iCloud, can I uninstall Mobileme on my Windows PC??

Joefordelgato says:

Do I need to Run or Save the download?

Mowafaq says:

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Jlamerp says:

This is how you fixed the login issue with iCloud as it fixed my problem.
1. Start, Run, CMD
2. Type in "services.msc"
3. Find "Bonjour Service" and click on Stop, then Start again.
4. Now, it will allow you to log into iCloud

Mvaron55 says:

I downloaded the icloud control panel--I don't understand. Where is it?

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