How to Transfer Files from iCloud to OneDrive [Full Guide]

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1. Do I Need Both iCloud and OneDrive? With the advent of cloud storage technology, more and more users are using the cloud...Full steps
2. Transfer Files from iCloud to OneDrive on a PC Step 1: Restart the PC. Use your Apple ID and password to sign in...Download the necessary files...Full steps
3. Transfer Files from iCloud to OneDrive on iPhone Step 1: Sign in to iCloud using the Apple ID and password. If iCloud is not enabled, you need to...Full steps
4. Transfer OneDrive between Windows PCs Another excellent way to transfer personal data or files between Windows PCs is using the data...Full steps

Do I Need Both iCloud and OneDrive?

With the advent of cloud storage technology, more and more users are using the cloud as a data storage backup. There are several cloud storage providers in the market. The two most prominent ones include iCloud and OneDrive. The debate between iCloud and OneDrive and which one is better is never-ending. 

OneDrive is the cloud service platform for keeping, transferring, and exchanging data. Microsoft launched OneDrive in August 2007. As OneDrive is a part of the Microsoft ecosystem, users can use OneDrive in sync with other products such as Word or Outlook. 

With the support of block-level copying, OneDrive exhibits faster sync speed. The collaboration options and a browser-based interface make OneDrive extremely appealing. Besides, the version history tool and Personal Vault give it an edge over iCloud. The maximum file size is an impressive 250 GB,

It works smoothly with both Mac and Windows PCs. The set-up might take some time, but you can expect smooth synchronization. There are multiple pricing options offering different features. 

iCloud is the cloud storage facility that enables users to transfer or store files on iOS devices. Apple introduced iCloud in October 2011. Due to synchronization, users can access files saved on iPhone on the iCloud. 

iCloud doesn't have block-level copying and thus gives a slower sync speed. Here, the collaborative features are less appealing, and the web browser interface is quite basic. While iCloud integrates perfectly with other iOS devices and products, it sustains issues with Windows PCs. 

Transfer Files from iCloud to OneDrive on a PC

Firstly, download and install the iCloud app on your computer.

Step 1. Restart the PC. Use your Apple ID and password to sign in. You need to ensure that the iCloud Drive and iCloud Photos are turned on to access them in File Explorer.

Step 2. Download the necessary files (the ones you want to transfer to OneDrive). Move the files into the OneDrive folder. If you do not have OneDrive on your computer, you can use the OneDrive Web.

upload to onedrive

Step 3. From your browser, sign in to the OneDrive. In the OneDrive interface, go to the Upload option and click on it. Here, you need to select the Folder or Files option. 

choose file or folder to onedrive

Step 4. Choose the file or folder you want to transfer. Press the Open button to upload the file or folder. Alternatively, you can use the drag and drop feature to move the files to OneDrive. 

Transfer Files from iCloud to OneDrive on iPhone/iPad

Step 1. Sign in to iCloud using the Apple ID and password. If iCloud is not enabled, you need to make sure it is. For that, go to the Settings app. Press on your profile name. 

click on apple ID

Step 2. Tap on the iCloud option. Scroll down a little and turn on the iCloud Drive option. 

tap on icloud option

Step 3. Here, you might need to go through another step. It is not compulsory and depends on the configuration of the device. You need to click the Options button and allow a particular application to keep or store its files on the iCloud Drive.

turn on icloud drive

Step 4. Now, go to the Files application. Scroll and move to the file you want to transfer. Press and hold the file. In the drop-down box, select the Move option. 

choose to move files

Step 5. You need to go to the location where you want to transfer the file. There, click on the Move option in the top right-hand corner. The file transferring process will start right away. 

select the downloads folder

Note: If the aim is to move the file from iCloud to OneDrive (not copying), then you need to go back to iCloud. There, you must delete the original file. 

Bonus Tip: Transfer OneDrive between Windows PCs

Another excellent way to transfer personal data or files between Windows PCs is using the data transferring software. Here, you can choose EaseUS Todo PCTrans. It is not only user-friendly but offers fast transfer speed. It aids in automatically transferring files from one PC to another with a single click. 

Installing EaseUS Todo PCTrans is easy, leading to hassle-free data transfer. Apart from that, you can also transfer user accounts and other custom settings. Transferring programs is also possible with EaseUS Todo PCTrans. It supports the migration of common applications such as Word, Outlook, Excel, etc.

EaseUS Todo PCTrans offers three modes of transfer. These are – PC to PC, local transfer, and image file transfer. You can also use the software to recover data or information from a dead PC. 

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However, the most appealing aspect of EaseUS Todo PCTrans is the lack of technical expertise needed. Anyone can use the software with ease. If you still encounter issues, you can contact the technical support team. They will guide you via phone calls or emails and help you out!

Here are clear steps presented for you to transfer OneDrive between Two PCs:

Step 1. Run EaseUS Todo PCTrans on both PCs

On the source PC, select "PC to PC" on the main screen of EaseUS Todo PCTrans and move on.

select pc to pc transfer mode

Step 2. Choose transfer direction - Old or New Computer

"New" - Transfer all data from remote old computer to current new computer.

"Old" - Transfer all data from current old device to a new computer.

choose transfer direction

Step 3. Connect two computers

1. Select your target PC to connect via its IP address or device name and click "Connect".

2. Enter the login password of your target PC and click "OK" to confirm.

If you didn't see the target PC in the listed devices, you can also click "Add PC" to manually connect the target PC by inputting its IP address or device name.

connect two PCs

Step 4. Select apps, programs, and software and transfer to the target computer

1. You can select and choose what you want to transfer from the current computer to the target PC.

2. After selecting desired applications and programs, click "Transfer" to start the transferring process.

select apps to transfer from PC to PC

Conclusion

The wide range of benefits that OneDrive offers makes it extremely appealing to Mac and Windows users. While iCloud is limited, OneDrive is much broader with its features. That is why most users prefer OneDrive over iCloud. If you think transferring files from iCloud to OneDrive is a hassle, you can relax. 

In fact, transferring the files from iCloud to OneDrive is relatively easy. You need to follow the steps mentioned above, and the process will be complete in a few minutes. If that doesn't work, you can always take the help of top-rated file transfer software solutions. 

One of the best application transfer software platforms you can use is the EaseUS Todo PCTrans. It is easy to use and aids in transferring files (no matter the size) with efficiency. Download the software and start transferring files right away!

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Updated by Tracy King

Tracy joined in EaseUS in 2013 and has been working with EaseUS content team for over 7 years. Being enthusiastic in computing and technology, she writes tech how-to articles and share technical solutions about Windows & Mac data recovery, file/system backup and recovery, partition management and iOS/Android data recovery.

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How to Transfer Files from iCloud to OneDrive [Full Guide]

Try smart Windows 11 data transfer tool to move all data in 1 click.

EaseUS Todo PCTrans

  Free Download

Support Windows 11/10/8/7