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Compare Apple iCloud and Microsoft OneDrive for Business

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side-by-side comparison of Apple iCloud vs. Microsoft OneDrive for Business
based on preference data from user reviews. Apple iCloud rates 4.2/5 stars with 374 reviews. By contrast, Microsoft OneDrive for Business rates 4.2/5 stars with 8,046 reviews. Each product's score is calculated with real-time data from verified user reviews, to help you make the best choice between these two options, and decide which one is best for your business needs.
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Apple iCloud
Apple iCloud
(374)
4.2 out of 5
Apple iCloud
Microsoft OneDrive for Business
Microsoft OneDrive for Business
(8,046)
4.2 out of 5
Microsoft OneDrive for Business
Star Rating
Apple iCloud
Apple iCloud
Microsoft OneDrive for Business
Microsoft OneDrive for Business
Market Segments
Apple iCloud
Apple iCloud
Small-Business (52.6% of reviews)
Microsoft OneDrive for Business
Microsoft OneDrive for Business
Enterprise (38.0% of reviews)
Entry Level Price
Apple iCloud
Apple iCloud
Free
Microsoft OneDrive for Business
Microsoft OneDrive for Business
$5 user/month

Apple iCloud vs Microsoft OneDrive for Business

When assessing the two solutions, reviewers found Apple iCloud easier to use and set up. However, Microsoft OneDrive for Business is easier to administer. Reviewers also preferred doing business with Microsoft OneDrive for Business overall.

  • Reviewers felt that Microsoft OneDrive for Business meets the needs of their business better than Apple iCloud.
  • When comparing quality of ongoing product support, reviewers felt that Apple iCloud is the preferred option.
  • For feature updates and roadmaps, our reviewers preferred the direction of Microsoft OneDrive for Business over Apple iCloud.
Categories
Shared Categories
Apple iCloud
Apple iCloud
Microsoft OneDrive for Business
Microsoft OneDrive for Business
Apple iCloud and Microsoft OneDrive for Business are categorized as Cloud Content Collaboration
Unique Categories
Apple iCloud
Apple iCloud has no unique categories
Microsoft OneDrive for Business
Microsoft OneDrive for Business has no unique categories
Pricing
Apple iCloud
Apple iCloud Pricing
5 GB
Free
50 GB
$0.99per month
200 GB
$2.99per month
1 TB
$9.99per month
Free Trial Unavailable
Microsoft OneDrive for Business
Microsoft OneDrive for Business Pricing
1 TB of OneDrive storage
$5user/month
Unlimited OneDrive storage*
$10.00user/month
Microsoft 365 Business Basic (includes 1TB of OneDrive)
$5user/month
Microsoft 365 Business Standard (includes 1TB of OneDrive)
$12.50user/month
Microsoft 365 Business Premium (includes 1TB of OneDrive)
$20.00 user/month
Free Trial
Ratings
Meets Requirements
Apple iCloud
Apple iCloud
8.7
Responses: 289
Microsoft OneDrive for Business
Microsoft OneDrive for Business
8.8
Responses: 6801
Ease of Use
Apple iCloud
Apple iCloud
8.8
Responses: 292
Microsoft OneDrive for Business
Microsoft OneDrive for Business
8.6
Responses: 6831
Ease of Setup
Apple iCloud
Apple iCloud
8.9
Responses: 60
Microsoft OneDrive for Business
Microsoft OneDrive for Business
8.5
Responses: 1295
Ease of Admin
Apple iCloud
Apple iCloud
8.1
Responses: 53
Microsoft OneDrive for Business
Microsoft OneDrive for Business
8.4
Responses: 1263
Quality of Support
Apple iCloud
Apple iCloud
8.6
Responses: 258
Microsoft OneDrive for Business
Microsoft OneDrive for Business
8.3
Responses: 5232
Ease of Doing Business With
Apple iCloud
Apple iCloud
8.3
Responses: 52
Microsoft OneDrive for Business
Microsoft OneDrive for Business
8.6
Responses: 1199
Product Direction (% positive)
Apple iCloud
Apple iCloud
7.2
Responses: 289
Microsoft OneDrive for Business
Microsoft OneDrive for Business
7.9
Responses: 6720
Features
File Management
Device Syncing
Apple iCloud
Apple iCloud
9.1
Responses: 208
Microsoft OneDrive for Business
Microsoft OneDrive for Business
8.6
Responses: 5193
Web Interface
Apple iCloud
Apple iCloud
8.5
Responses: 196
Microsoft OneDrive for Business
Microsoft OneDrive for Business
8.5
Responses: 5229
File Type Support
Apple iCloud
Apple iCloud
8.5
Responses: 200
Microsoft OneDrive for Business
Microsoft OneDrive for Business
8.8
Responses: 5289
Search
Apple iCloud
Apple iCloud
8.4
Responses: 189
Microsoft OneDrive for Business
Microsoft OneDrive for Business
8.5
Responses: 5079
Mobile Apps
Apple iCloud
Apple iCloud
8.5
Responses: 204
Microsoft OneDrive for Business
Microsoft OneDrive for Business
8.5
Responses: 4260
Collaboration
File following
Apple iCloud
Apple iCloud
8.3
Responses: 164
Microsoft OneDrive for Business
Microsoft OneDrive for Business
8.7
Responses: 4550
File Sharing
Apple iCloud
Apple iCloud
8.5
Responses: 186
Microsoft OneDrive for Business
Microsoft OneDrive for Business
8.9
Responses: 5342
Simultaneously Editing
Apple iCloud
Apple iCloud
8.2
Responses: 142
Microsoft OneDrive for Business
Microsoft OneDrive for Business
8.3
Responses: 4634
Change Tracking / Audit Logs
Apple iCloud
Apple iCloud
7.6
Responses: 123
Microsoft OneDrive for Business
Microsoft OneDrive for Business
8.3
Responses: 4027
Administration
User and Role Management
Apple iCloud
Apple iCloud
8.4
Responses: 116
Microsoft OneDrive for Business
Microsoft OneDrive for Business
8.7
Responses: 3214
Single Sign-On
Apple iCloud
Apple iCloud
8.5
Responses: 126
Microsoft OneDrive for Business
Microsoft OneDrive for Business
8.8
Responses: 3471
Policies and Controls
Apple iCloud
Apple iCloud
8.6
Responses: 130
Microsoft OneDrive for Business
Microsoft OneDrive for Business
8.7
Responses: 3148
Device Management
Apple iCloud
Apple iCloud
9.0
Responses: 139
Microsoft OneDrive for Business
Microsoft OneDrive for Business
8.8
Responses: 3156
Storage Limits
Apple iCloud
Apple iCloud
7.5
Responses: 142
Microsoft OneDrive for Business
Microsoft OneDrive for Business
8.7
Responses: 3497
Storage Zones
Apple iCloud
Apple iCloud
8.2
Responses: 123
Microsoft OneDrive for Business
Microsoft OneDrive for Business
8.7
Responses: 2909
Security
Apple iCloud
Apple iCloud
9.1
Responses: 149
Microsoft OneDrive for Business
Microsoft OneDrive for Business
9.0
Responses: 3573
Platform
Internationalization
Apple iCloud
Apple iCloud
8.8
Responses: 20
Microsoft OneDrive for Business
Microsoft OneDrive for Business
8.8
Responses: 648
Performance and Reliability
Apple iCloud
Apple iCloud
9.3
Responses: 24
Microsoft OneDrive for Business
Microsoft OneDrive for Business
8.8
Responses: 925
Reporting and Auditing
Apple iCloud
Apple iCloud
7.3
Responses: 22
Microsoft OneDrive for Business
Microsoft OneDrive for Business
8.4
Responses: 683
System of Record Integration
Apple iCloud
Apple iCloud
7.5
Responses: 21
Microsoft OneDrive for Business
Microsoft OneDrive for Business
8.6
Responses: 679
APIs
Apple iCloud
Apple iCloud
7.3
Responses: 20
Microsoft OneDrive for Business
Microsoft OneDrive for Business
8.6
Responses: 499
Reviewers' Company Size
Reviewers of Apple iCloud were most often representing companies in the Small-Business segment, while reviewers for Microsoft OneDrive for Business were more commonly in the Enterprise segment.
Small-Business
(50 or fewer emp.)
Apple iCloud
Apple iCloud
52.6%
Microsoft OneDrive for Business
Microsoft OneDrive for Business
29.7%
Mid-Market
(51-1000 emp.)
Apple iCloud
Apple iCloud
25.6%
Microsoft OneDrive for Business
Microsoft OneDrive for Business
32.3%
Enterprise
(> 1000 emp.)
Apple iCloud
Apple iCloud
21.8%
Microsoft OneDrive for Business
Microsoft OneDrive for Business
38.0%
Reviewers' Industry
Apple iCloud
Apple iCloud Industry
Information Technology and Services
8.3%
Computer Software
8.3%
Education Management
6.0%
Marketing and Advertising
3.7%
Higher Education
3.7%
Other
70.1%
Microsoft OneDrive for Business
Microsoft OneDrive for Business Industry
Information Technology and Services
9.5%
Education Management
6.4%
Higher Education
5.5%
Computer Software
4.4%
Hospital & Health Care
3.9%
Other
70.2%
Reviews
Most Helpful Favorable Review
Apple iCloud
GA
User in Automotive

I like that I don't have to be concerned with backing up all of my information. I used to have an iphone that got dropped in water, and was toast. But having iCloud allowed it all to be backed up.

Microsoft OneDrive for Business
Daniel J.
User in Computer & Network Security

Microsoft's SkyDrive is a decent option, especially if you're in the Windows ecosystem. It is well integrated in to Microsoft Office and offers a decent amount of storage space. The syncing seems reliable and their online editors for Office documents is...

Most Helpful Critical Review
Apple iCloud
Eric M.
User in Mining & Metals

It seems to not always connect right away and it was a pain in the beginning to get setup the way that I wanted. It also is a little sluggish when opening up the management console.

Microsoft OneDrive for Business
Mike J.
Consultant in Oil & Energy

EVERYTHING My client had approximately 30 GB in 25,000 files stored in Dropbox. We migrated them into OneDrive for Business. Here are some gotchas discovered along the way: It's not just a file system. It's really a SharePoint Document Library behind...

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Discussions
Apple iCloud
Apple iCloud Discussions
Can it be made more secure?
5 comments
F
iCloud is already secure by apple incRead more
Please think about giving student discounts for apple icloud?
2 comments
Rahul P.
RP
Yes of course there are many dicounted plans especially made for studentsRead more
What's the best way to make sure you keep everything protected
2 comments
JB
Always keep a backup on an SSD backup driveRead more
Microsoft OneDrive for Business
Microsoft OneDrive for Business Discussions
Which is better Drop box or One drive
14 comments
Kuldeep S.
KS
To work out of using files, I use one drive. To hold all my photos for events, I use dropbox. Both work well on a desktop as well as cell phone. Read more
Is there any way to see your files on the web?
6 comments
Muhammad Abu B.
MB
Yep! You log into your Office 365 account and go to your Onedrive. You can make edits, share, etc from there.Read more
Can you save pictures as well as documents in one drive
6 comments
Jennifer L.
JL
Yes you can save both documents and photos.Read more
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