I’m getting a new iPhone 12 and was looking through my current iPhone 8 settings. In particular, under iCloud, I noticed that a lot of apps are enabled under iCloud drive. Why would an app need iCloud drive access? The primary reason I can think of is syncing data across multiple devices. However, there are many of them that have their own sync servers. It also seems that there are a number that don’t have sync capabilities but still want iCloud drive access. I’m disabling all of them except for the ones that I know sync through iCloud
- Can i disable apps from using iCloud by default?
- Apps that I will enable for sync in iCloud Drive: Deliveries, Devonthink, drafts, notability, PDF Expert etc.
- Why would apps that have a login to sync data need access to iCloud Drive? Google Drive, Dropbox, Fantastical, OneDrive, Slack, Teams, Asana, Paprika
- Apps that don’t sync data: Dark Sky, Tabata timer
What other offenders have you seen?