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How to Access Apple ID & iCloud in MacOS Catalina

Access Apple ID & iCloud
Written by Hassan Abbas

Wondering how to access Apple ID & iCloud settings in the new MacOS releases? Remember, your Apple ID is the key to all of your data and it’s where all of the iCloud syncing magic begins. Without your Apple ID, you can’t access iCloud data including your email, calendar, contacts, and more. You’ll also want to allow iCloud images and access your apps in the App Store, too. However, these are obviously important settings to allow to access and configure.

While running macOS 10.15 Catalina or later, accessing your Apple ID and making changes to iCloud is quite easy as could be. However, it’s in the latest location than it was in prior MacOS system software launches. But don’t fret, you don’t want to go too deep into your Mac’s System Preferences to find it.

Let’s begin and find where and how to access Apple ID and iCloud Settings in the new MacOS versions from 10.15 and later!

How to Access Apple ID & iCloud Settings in MacOS Catalina System Preferences

Follow the steps carefully to access Apple ID & iCloud Setting in MacOS Catalina System Preference:

Step 1:

Initially tap the Apple logo in the top-left corner of the screen.

Step 2:

Now tap “System Preferences.”

Step 3:

Also, tap “Apple ID.”

Now you’re looking at all of the settings and choices relating to your Apple ID.

Tap the checkbox beside an item to allow it as required. Also, tap “Manage” to see all of the iCloud data you are using.

You can also make modifications to your Apple ID by tapping one of the options on the left.

You can also modify your name, email address, phone and much more.

Also, you can view information relating to all of the PC and devices linked to your account by tapping on them in the left-hand pane, too. Adjusting user iCloud settings on the Mac is also possible in the same settings panel.

Remember your Mac is fully configured while you’re in System Preferences? All of your Mac’s settings are present here including language and regional settings, power management settings, and much more. You can also make lots of customizations to your Mac by browsing around in these choices.

If you don’t have an Apple ID, then creating one is quite easy no matter whether you have a Mac, iPhone, PC, or iPad. Also, if you already have an Apple ID that was created using a third-party email address, you can then modify it to an one if you like, too.

Obviously it applies to the Mac, but searching iCloud and Apple ID settings on iPhone and iPad also changed not too long. However, it is an important thing to know how to access as well. Also, now the way is a little more logical across the different Apple platforms.


Here’s all about “Access Apple ID iCloud”. For further queries and questions let us know in the comments section below!

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About the author

Hassan Abbas

Tech enthusiast with too many items on his wish-list and not nearly enough money! Specializing in all things tech, with a slight Apple bent he has been writing for various blogs for the best part of (too many) years

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