The Apple official iCloud login uses a control panel on the website to grant online access in the cloud from your iPhone, Mac, iPad to store photos and backup your contacts.
You can use iCloud on all your Apple devices including the iPhone, iPad, and iPod with your Mac OSX powered computer. iCloud.com even supports the Windows PC and Apple TV when using the online account. Everything is automatic once you setup the cloud service.
For each device, the login is slightly different. Confirm first that you are running the latest version of software on your device. For the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch that would be iOS. For Mac computers it would be OSX. To reach the iCloud login page from your mobile or computer visit https://www.icloud.com/ and enter your Apple ID and Password in the fields shown. You can select the option to remain signed in at the bottom.
Cloud storage customers who have forgotten their Apple ID or password can reset their security information with Apple’s iForgot tool located at https://iforgot.apple.com/ and have a password reset sent to their email account on file.
iCloud does require you to have a Apple ID to use the online service. You can not login without the ID. A Internet connection through your ISP or cellular data service is also required. Sign in support requirements go further for certain devices which have been outlined below.
For iPhone, iPad, and iPod’s iOS and iWork for iOS is required. Mac desktop and laptop models require OSX, iTunes, iPhoto, and Safari. Windows PC computers require Microsoft Windows 7 and higher and iCloud Control Panel for Windows installed.
To enable all features inside the Control Panel confirm the minimum requirements and select the options to enable after you login to iCloud. Features available are Back to My Mac, Backup and Restore, Photos and Pictures, Bookmarks, Calendar, Contacts, and Mail. Some users can enable Documents in the Cloud, Family Sharing, Find My Friends, Find My iPhone, Cloud Drive, Photo Sharing, and Photo Stream. iTunes integration is also available on most devices for music sharing.
If you seek further assistance with your iCloud login to the Control Panel online you can reach support at 1-800-692-7753 or browse web support at https://www.apple.com/support/ to open a new ticket. Additional resources are shown below that will speed up your login process with important information.