How to Enable iCloud for Freeform for Collaboration on iPhone and iPad

Introduced in iOS 16.2, iPadOS.16.2, and macOS 13.1, Freefrom is designed to enhance your creativity with a ton of tools at your disposal. Whether you wish to master your drawing prowess, hone your sketching skill or give your ideas the real shape so that they can take off, the app has got you fully covered. Oh yes, you can also use it to collaborate with others on projects. For this very purpose, let’s learn how to enable iCloud for Freeform for collaboration on iPhone and iPad.

Enable iCloud for Freeform for Collaboration on iPhone and iPad

Surprisingly, iCloud is not turned on for the Apple Freeform app – by default. Hence, if you want to collaborate with friends on projects, you will need to activate cloud syncing. Fortunately, bringing it into action is as straightforward as it can ever get.

Step 1. First and foremost, open the Settings app on your iPhone or iPad.

Step 2. Now, tap on the Apple ID banner at the top.

Open Settings app on iPhone or iPad

Step 3. Next, tap on iCloud.

Step 4. Next up, tap on Show All.

choose Show All

Step 5. Scroll down to find Freeform and then turn on the toggle for it.

Step 6. A popup will appear from the bottom asking you what would you like like to do with the existing local Freeform. Tap on Merge to merge the existing boards.

Enable iCloud for Apple Freeform app on iPhone and iPad

That’s it! You have successfully activated iCloud syncing for Freeform.

How to Share a Freeform Project/Board with Anyone for Collaboration

Once you have turned on iCloud for Freeform, you can share a project with your friends for collaboration.

Step 1. First off, open the Freeform app.

Step 2. Now, head over to the main screen and tap on All Boards.

Step 3. Next, find the board that you would like to share and tap on the Share icon at the upper right corner of the screen.

How to Share a Freeform Project:Board with Anyone for Collaboration

Step 4. Next up, choose the desired medium for sharing the board. For instance, you can share the board with Messages, Mail, WhatsApp, or any other app.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q 1. Why don’t my Freeform boards sync with iCloud?

Bear in mind that you need to manually enable iCloud for Freeform. To do so, head into the Settings app -> your Apple ID banner -> iCloud -> Show All -> then turn on the toggle for Freeform.

Q 2. Is Freeform available for free?

Freeform is available for free and supports iOS, iPadOS, and macOS.

Wrap up…

There you go! So, that’s how you can enable iCloud for Apple Freeform for collaboration. Do you have any related questions to share? If yes, make sure to shoot it up via the comments section below.

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