Your iCloud folders are synchronized with all your devices connected to the same iCloud account. Do you know how to share one of them with your contacts? Impossible ? No. Before, it was already possible to share files. Recently, Apple integrated iCloud folder sharing, regardless of the device used: iPhone, Mac, iPad, Windows, web browser, etc.
This is a feature that is not available on all devices. Just like synchronized lyrics (like karaoke), you will need to have up-to-date devices:
You will see that the method follows the same logic on all your devices.
1. iCloud folder sharing on Mac
Let’s start with the iCloud Mac folders.
1.1. Open the Finder ;
1.2. Go to iCloud Drive ;
1.3. Select a folder to share;
1.4. Right click> Share > Add people ;
1.5. Choose the means by which this sharing link will be sent;
1.6. Click on Sharing options to define access and authorization;
1.7. Validate with Share ;
1.8. Send your invitation.
Your contact will receive this link. He does not need to accept, it is not really a request. This person only has to click on the link to access this file.
It is possible at any time to stop sharing and modify access and authorization.
1.9. Right click> Share > Show people on the shared iCloud folder;
1.10. The settings in the “Sharing options” category are defined for all of the guests whose Stop sharing ;
1.11. Click the 3 dots next to a guest to access the same sharing options specifically for that guest.
2. Share an iCloud folder on iPhone, iPad or iPod touch
Are you earlier on your iDevice? The reasoning is the same:
2.1. Open the app Files ;
2.2. In To explore, press iCloud Drive ;
2.3. Press a folder for a few seconds;
2.4. In this menu, press Share > Add people ;
2.5. Before clicking on the invitation, check them Sharing options , once you have selected the options and the invitation mode, press Add ;
2.6. Choose the means by which this sharing link will be sent;
2.7. Send your invitation.
Your contact only has to click on the link to access this file.
Changing permissions or stopping sharing is possible:
2.8. On this same folder, press a few seconds;
2.9. Squeeze Share > Show people ;
2.10. Press on Sharing options to edit these options for all guests including Stop sharing ;
2.11. Touch one of the people to update their same permissions, personally.
3. iCloud.com and folder sharing
iCloud Drive is integrated into macOS and connected using the iCloud ID. Files is integrated with iOS and iPadOS. An application exists for Windows.
However, iCloud.com remains accessible and integrates iCloud folder sharing. You must use a device that can display the office versions of the sites.
3.1. Go to iCloud.com and log in;
3.2. Click on iCloud Drive ;
3.3. Select the folder to share;
3.4. Click on the last icon in the icon bar at the top;
3.5. Define the sharing link sending mode and the Sharing options ;
3.6. Click on Share ;
3.7. Send the link.
Again, you can stop sharing and edit the rights.
3.8. Click on the shared folder;
3.9. Click again on the last icon, slightly changed;
3.10. Edit the rights for all guests or only for one person.
Finally, Windows also has its iCloud application. To access this iCloud folder share, you will also need to go through the right click sharing feature.