Turn on Desktop and Documents
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When you turn on iCloud Drive, any documents that you already store in iCloud automatically move to iCloud Drive. You can see your files on iCloud.com, in the Files app on iOS 11 and later, in the Pages, Numbers and Keynote apps, or in the iCloud Drive app on iOS 10 and iOS 9.
It lets you save photos, videos, documents, music, and app data to iCloud. Not only does it let you store all your stuff in one place, but it lets you access all of your files and data from your iOS device, Mac, and Windows PC, and then keep those files and folders up to date across all your devices.
How to recover lost iCloud Drive documents
Saving a Document to iCloud
To save a file to iCloud:
Choose File > Move to iCloud from the menu bar. Select an iCloud location to save the file.
Store your Desktop and Documents folder in iCloud Drive and access them on all your devices. That means you can start a document on your Desktop, then work on it later from your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch and on iCloud.com. Everything automatically stays up to date everywhere.
Ultimately, the difference that users will notice is that they will be able to see and access this data directly in the Files app on iOS, or the Finder on Mac. However, while the transition will happen automatically, seeing the data in iCloud Drive will not. Users will have to separately enable this feature.
icloud is not supported for direct save and open. Save to your local drive then copy to iCould.
How to save PDF document to iCloud Files or another app
First, in the Google Drive app, select the files you want to transfer, follow the steps: Open in > Save to Files > Save. Then go to Files app, find and select the downloaded Google Drive files. Choose organize icon > iCloud Drive. Then these files have been uploaded to iCloud.
On your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch
Select the file(s) or folder(s) as usual in the Finder of Mac OS X. Open a new Finder window and choose 'iCloud Drive' from the sidebar. While dragging the selected file to iCloud Drive start to hold down the Option key. Drop the file into the destination on iCloud Drive as usual, releasing the Option key afterwards.
You can use that storage space for your iCloud backups, to keep your photos and videos stored in iCloud Photos, and your documents up to date in iCloud Drive. Depending on the size of your backup and amount of content you keep in iCloud, you might run out of free space.