How do I allow 3rd party apps on iOS?

Answered by Robert Flynn

To allow third-party apps on iOS, you need to set up iCloud for these apps on all your devices. This process is quite straightforward and can be done on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch. Let’s go through the steps:

1. Open the Settings app on your iOS device.
2. Scroll down and tap on your name at the top of the Settings menu. This will take you to your Apple ID settings.
3. In the Apple ID menu, tap on “iCloud” to access your iCloud settings.
4. Now, you will see a list of apps that are using iCloud on your device. Scroll down until you find the third-party app you want to enable iCloud for.
5. Once you locate the app, tap on it to access its settings.
6. In the app settings, you should see a toggle switch next to “iCloud.” Turn it on to allow the app to use iCloud for syncing data and settings.

Please note that some apps may require you to turn on iCloud Drive before you can enable iCloud for that specific app. If this is the case, you will see a message prompting you to turn on iCloud Drive first. To do so, simply go back to the iCloud settings menu, scroll down, and toggle on “iCloud Drive.”

Enabling iCloud for third-party apps can be beneficial as it allows you to seamlessly sync data and settings across multiple devices. For example, if you have a note-taking app that supports iCloud, you can start writing a note on your iPhone and continue editing it on your iPad without any hassle.

It’s worth mentioning that not all third-party apps support iCloud integration. Developers need to implement iCloud functionality within their apps for it to be available to users. So, if you don’t see the option to enable iCloud for a particular app, it’s possible that the app does not support iCloud syncing.

Setting up iCloud for third-party apps on iOS devices is a simple process. By following the steps outlined above, you can enable iCloud for your desired apps and enjoy seamless syncing of data and settings across all your devices.