Ios – Why the app is not shown in iCloud Drive Folder


iCloud Drive Folder doesn't show my app's folder.

This is how I send a file to iCloud Drive:

- (IBAction)btnStoreTapped:(id)sender {
    // Let's get the root directory for storing the file on iCloud Drive
    [self rootDirectoryForICloud:^(NSURL *ubiquityURL) {
        NSLog(@"1. ubiquityURL = %@", ubiquityURL);
        if (ubiquityURL) {

            // We also need the 'local' URL to the file we want to store
            //NSURL *localURL = [NSURL fileURLWithPath:[[NSBundle mainBundle] pathForResource:@"Photo" ofType:@"pdf"]];

            NSURL *localURL = [self localPathForResource:@"document" ofType:@"doc"];
            NSLog(@"2. localURL = %@", localURL);

            // Now, append the local filename to the ubiquityURL
            ubiquityURL = [ubiquityURL URLByAppendingPathComponent:localURL.lastPathComponent];
            NSLog(@"3. ubiquityURL = %@", ubiquityURL);

            // And finish up the 'store' action
            NSError *error;
            if (![[NSFileManager defaultManager] setUbiquitous:YES itemAtURL:localURL destinationURL:ubiquityURL error:&error]) {
                NSLog(@"Error occurred: %@", error);
        else {
            NSLog(@"Could not retrieve a ubiquityURL");

- (void)rootDirectoryForICloud:(void (^)(NSURL *))completionHandler {

    dispatch_async(dispatch_get_global_queue(DISPATCH_QUEUE_PRIORITY_DEFAULT, 0), ^{
        NSURL *rootDirectory = [[[NSFileManager defaultManager] URLForUbiquityContainerIdentifier:nil]URLByAppendingPathComponent:@"Documents"];

        if (rootDirectory) {
            if (![[NSFileManager defaultManager] fileExistsAtPath:rootDirectory.path isDirectory:nil]) {
                NSLog(@"Create directory");
                [[NSFileManager defaultManager] createDirectoryAtURL:rootDirectory withIntermediateDirectories:YES attributes:nil error:nil];

        dispatch_async(dispatch_get_main_queue(), ^{

- (NSURL *)localPathForResource:(NSString *)resource ofType:(NSString *)type {
    NSString *documentsDirectory = NSSearchPathForDirectoriesInDomains(NSDocumentDirectory, NSUserDomainMask, YES)[0];
    NSString *resourcePath = [[documentsDirectory stringByAppendingPathComponent:resource] stringByAppendingPathExtension:type];
    return [NSURL fileURLWithPath:resourcePath];

Actually I did everyting explained in this post

Everything looks like fine. I can upload files successfully and I can show them in my computer via terminal.

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And I can see the files I just uploaded from my iphone.

But nothing shown in my iCloud Drive folder in my mac or Why they are not showing my app's folder even everything looks like fine and there is no error?

Best Solution

I have tried the same code in swift and got the same problem.

This is what worked for me :

1) Find the following lines in your info.plist source code


2) Increase the version number. If it is 1, increase it to 2. Do the same whatever the version number is.

3) If needed, uninstall the app from your device and re-run it after following the above two steps

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