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How to use iCloud

For iOS users only

This article contains information on how to use iCloud. Find out how to log in, check that our files are saved, plus additional things you should know about saving to iCloud and how, plus moving content to or from iCloud. Before going any further, ensure you are logged into your iCloud account and that you have a WiFi connect.

Saving options

iOS users have two options for where their sketches are saved: Local or iCloud. The reason for this is that since iPads, iPhones, and iPods don’t save content to a folder outside of apps, we wanted to give you an in-app solution. This way, if you save your sketches to the cloud and anything happens to the app, such as it being deleted, your sketches are safe.

How to log into iCloud

1. Tap Info Settings icon, then Gallery icon Gallery, and select an option from the dialog that appears.

Using iCloud : accessing the Gallery

2. In the Gallery, pinch your file to get to the folder view.

Accessing the Gallery Folder view

3. Tap , select the file, then tap Move To in the blue bar at the bottom of your screen.

Selecting Move To in the mobile version of SketchBook

4. At the top of your screen, tap iCloud.

Selecting iCloud in the mobile version of SketchBook

5. Drag the file onto an iCloud folders.

Dragging a file to be saved in an iCloud folder in the mobile version of SketchBook

How to check your file is saved to iCloud

To double check that your image is saved to iCloud, do the following:

1. In the Gallery, tap Local.

Selecting Local to access a menu in the mobile version of SketchBook

2. Select iCloud Storage from the menu that appears.

Selecting iCloud Storage in the mobile version of SketchBook

3. Look for your image.

If you have multiple iCloud folders, ensure you check them, if you don’t see your image in the folder that appears. Also, keep in mind, if you have many saved sketches in a folder, you may need to scroll down within the folder to see all of them.

Logged into iCloud with the mobile version of SketchBook

Things to know about saving to iCloud

Please note iCloud Drive in iOS8 is a new feature, and separate from iCloud on iOS7. If you choose to use iOS8 iCloud Drive, you won’t be able to access your iOS7 iCloud items from your desktop or iOS8 device. To access iCloud Drive on desktop, you’ll need to upgrade to the Yosemite’ operating system. 

It’s always good to have several backups of your artwork, even if you’re using a cloud storage provider. We recommend making a local backup of all your SketchBook artwork, and creating a brand new iCloud Drive, if you choose to update to iOS8. Here’s Apple’s support page on how to make a backup. Don’t wait, do it now!

How to save to iCloud

  1. Tap Info Settings, then Gallery icon Gallery, and select an option from the screen.
  2. Do one of the following:

Swipe to the thumbnail view of the sketch you want to export. Tap Export/Save icon, select Export PSD, then swipe the list to find and select iCloud Photo Sharing.

saving iconExport PSD

Pinch the screen to enter folder view, tap , then tap the sketches you want to save, to select them. Along the bottom of the screen, tap Move To. At the top, tap iCloud and drag the sketch onto an iCloud folder.

Moving saved content from iCloud to your device

1. Tap Info Settings, then Gallery icon Gallery, and select an option from the screen to access the Gallery.

2. Pinch the screen to enter folder view.

3. Tap , then select the sketches you want to save.

4. Along the bottom of the screen, tap Move To.

Moving images to iCloud in the mobile version of Autodesk SketchBook

5. At the top, tap Local, then drag the sketch(es) onto an iCloud folder.

At the top, tap Local in the mobile version of Autodesk SketchBook

Drag the sketch(es) onto an iCloud folder in the mobile version of Autodesk SketchBook

6. Tap Local, then the folder you dragged the images onto to access them.

Tap Local to the the moved sketches in a local folder on your mobile device in the mobile version of Autodesk SketchBook

Updated on May 2, 2018

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