Use iCloud to "Carry" Your Travel Information and Copies of Documents

Apple’s iCloud is a great way to carry important travel documents, like PDF copies of reservations, spreadsheets of itinerary notes, and screenshots of useful information gathered from the internet.

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Many travelers also carry a photocopy of their passport too—just in case. It makes it faster and easier to replace it when you’re abroad.

Even if you lose your mobile phone, you’ll still be able to access your documents from any computer or device (because they’re stored “in the cloud”).


On your mobile phone look for an app called “Files.” That’s where you’ll find iCloud Drive (and your folders and documents).

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Here’s a screenshot of iCloud Drive, where folders and documents are stored…you’ll notice that Apple has preset some folders for you.

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To drag and drop folders or files into iCloud Drive from a Mac computer: open a Finder window, and look for iCloud Drive in the side menu bar.


Notice the partially filled circle to the right of “iCloud Drive”…

Notice the partially filled circle to the right of “iCloud Drive”…


Here you’ll notice that circle is nearly filled in. This indicates the upload status of a file or folder.       The circle vanishes once the upload is complete.      The important thing to know is that you should not turn off your computer until the upload is complete.       Your files and folders will then be available on all of your iCloud enabled devices.

Here you’ll notice that circle is nearly filled in. This indicates the upload status of a file or folder.

The circle vanishes once the upload is complete.

The important thing to know is that you should not turn off your computer until the upload is complete.

Your files and folders will then be available on all of your iCloud enabled devices.


On your iPhone, you can also save files to iCloud Drive: Use the Save to Files option…

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