Could I use iCloud to share folders with other Apple users, as we can do for example with Dropbox?

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Goodmroning everyone,
as I have all my things on Icloud, I wondered me if it could be possible to use Icloud to share folders with other people who have Icloud too, in this case, I would avoid to install Dropbox or other coluds?, If it's possible, pelase, someone could give me all instructions to do it?. Many thanks in advance and who is on holidyas, have a wonderful time!. aría



Submitted by Oliver Kennett on Tuesday, August 13, 2019

I may be wrong but I don't think that the current version of iCloud works like that. You can share documents by sending them but I don't think you can share links to folders or files. This may have changed but I'm fairly certain its one area where dropbox is a bit better. Sorry if it's not the answer you wanted.

Submitted by KE7ZUM on Tuesday, August 13, 2019

No you cannot. At least I don't think you can. I've in my almost 10 years of usign ios read many articles that conflict in this answer.

Submitted by KE7ZUM on Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Uh? I'm a beta tester and I didn't know about this. I guess I'll learn this on my own. I love learning.

Submitted by Lukas on Tuesday, August 13, 2019

You will supposedly be able to do that in iOS 13. That's not a long wait any more. :-)

Submitted by Teresa on Wednesday, August 14, 2019

At the present time, you can email file attachments, and if they're big enough, Mail prompts to use Mail Drop, which makes the files available on iCloud for 30 days. I'm definitely looking forward to the full file-sharing feature in iOS 13, though.

Submitted by María on Thursday, August 15, 2019

In reply to by Teresa

Goodmorning everone,
I really hope that sharing files possibility comes with Ios 13. At the moment, I use Icloud for everything, I bought 50 Giga and so I really would be keep it as my only cloud, I think it has no sense pay more money for dropbox, for example, in adition because of I never understood dropbox, I never was able to managge it completely.
ON the other hand, about Email files sharing, I think that at the present time it depens on the files size. Some days ago, I tried to send by email a big folder, and Icloud told me that it was to big, and sent me an error message. Because of this the sharing folder option would be, or will be wonderful, and I really hope that soon it becomes a real thing.
Have a nice day!

Submitted by KE7ZUM on Wednesday, September 4, 2019

Just got this from mac roomers. Apparently this is no more.

ICYMI: iCloud folder sharing disappears from iOS 13

So I guess we will not be able to do this after all, Oh well. We'll see in 7 days though I guess.