If you wish, you can disable access to Mail, Contacts, Calendar, Photos, Notes, Reminders, Files, and Documents on iCloud.com. Heres how to do it.
You can increase privacy by completely disabling iCloud web and cutting off access to data using a web browser
There are a lot of people who depend on Apple services to get things done. If you have an iPhone in your pocket, you already use apps like Reminders or Notes. You may have taken things even further by choosing iCloud Photo Library to keep your photos and videos synced to Apple’s server as well.
If you ever need to access your data, there are multiple ways to do so as well. You can access it on your iPhone, iPad and Mac. But few people know that you can even access your iCloud data directly from iCloud.com on the web, which is a huge convenience. This is especially useful if you have a Windows PC or don’t want to use your device at all to keep things going.
However, some may see this as a privacy risk. Just think about it, you leave your Mac or PC unattended for a moment and someone can go through your stuff including photos, videos, notes, mail, etc. if you leave your Apple ID signed in to iCloud web.
Fortunately, you have the option to disable access to all your iCloud data on the web. You can disable this feature directly from your iPhone, iPad, or your Mac. Here’s how to do it right away.
Note: Please make sure you have the latest iOS, iPadOS, and macOS updates installed to disable iCloud Web from your devices.
Tutorial – iPhone, iPad / iOS and iPadOS
Step 1. Launch the Settings app.
Step 2. Tap on your Apple ID at the top.
Step 3. Now tap on iCloud.
Step 4. Scroll down and turn off the “Access iCloud data on the web” option.
Tutorial – Mac / macOS
Step 1. Launch System Settings.
Step 2. Click on your Apple ID in the upper left corner.
The third step. Click iCloud.
Step 4. Scroll down and disable iCloud Data Access on the web.
Although this is a great way to boost your privacy, keep one thing in mind – if you only have one Apple device and you lose it, you won’t be able to access your data on the web at all. Be very careful before disabling iCloud web access.