When Apple introduced iCloud Drive with OS X Yosemite and iOS 8, there was both curiosity and confusion as to how it would work. There are few very interesting things which make it not only unique but also a very difficult utility to use. Despite functioning to some extent like, Dropbox and Google Drive, it’s not an app. You can’t access iCloud Drive files directly. If you wish to access iCloud Drive data, you can do so only through an app that supports it. And, not all the apps that are in App Store support iCloud Drive. That’s where it becomes a bit tricky to use it.

If apps have the support of iCloud Drive, they will be automatically toggled on to share data. Supposing for some reasons you want to control apps from sharing data in iCloud Drive, how would you prevent them from doing so? Here is how you can control them.

How to Disable Apps Have Access to iCloud Drive on iPhone, iPad and Mac

How to Control What Apps Have Access to iCloud Drive on iPhone/iPad

Step #1. Launch Settings app.

Step #2. Scroll down and then tap on iCloud.

Tap on Settings Then iCloud in iOS 8
Step #3. Tap on iCloud Drive.

Step #4. Switch off the apps which you don’t want to share data with iCloud.

Disable Apps from Sharing Data on iPhone and iPad

That’s it!

How to Disable Apps from Sharing Data in iCloud Drive on Mac OS X Yosemite

If you want to prevent certain apps from having access to iCloud Drive on Mac, you can easily disable them just like on iPhone. Let’s find out!

Step #1. Click on the menu from the top left corner on your Mac and select System Preferences.

Click on System Preferences in Mac

Step #2. Click on iCloud.

Click on iCloud Icon in Mac

Step #3. Now, click on Options which is next to iCloud Drive.

Click on iCloud Drive Options

Step #4. Here you will see the apps that support iCloud Drive. Uncheck the apps which you want to disable.

Uncheck the apps which you want to disable for iCloud Drive

Step #5. Click on Done to confirm the change.

That’s all!