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Set Up Personal Cloud Storage

Create your personal cloud to access the stored content on your My Book Live from anywhere using your smartphone, tablet, or computer.

Which device do you want to use to access the content on your My Book Live?

iPhone or iPad

To access content from either device:

Action 1: Download WD apps to your mobile device
Download WD My Cloud
iPhone/iPad
Download WD Photos
iPhone/iPad

WD offers two free apps that let you access your content from anywhere: WD My Cloud and WD Photos. Get the apps from the QR codes.

Action 2: Upload content to your personal cloud
You can skip this task if you already loaded content onto your My Book Live.

To get started with your personal cloud, you need to upload content to your drive. How do I do that?

Action 3: Enable your My Book Live device for remote access

To enable remote access:

  1. On your computer, launch the My Book Live web interface. How do I do that?
  2. Click Settings
  3. In the left pane, click General.
Action 4: Perform one-time setup for secure access at home or away

With this procedure, which you only need to do once, you'll establish a secure connection between your mobile device and your My Book Live.

To get secure access to your My Book Live:

  1. To connect your smartphone or tablet with your home network:
    • On your mobile device, tap Settings.
    • Tap Wi-Fi.
    • Select your home network.
    • Enter the network password and tap Join.
  2. Launch the app (either WD My Cloud or WD Photos).
  3. Tap Connect Now.
    The app automatically searches for available devices in your network.
  4. Tap the plus sign (+) for your My Book Live.
    If prompted for a password, enter it, and tap OK.
  5. Tap your user name.
    If you set up a password for yourself, you need to enter it.
  6. (Optional) If you want to access any of your files,
    • Select your My Book Live
    • Tap a share and then navigate to your desired content.
Action 5: Access your content anywhere

At this point, accessing your content is easy. From now on, just complete these steps to access your My Book Live from your mobile device.

To access your content anywhere:

  1. Ensure that your mobile device has a Wi-Fi or 3G/4G connection.
  2. Launch a WD mobile app (WD My Cloud or WD Photos).
  3. If prompted, tap Connect Now.
  4. Select your My Book Live device.
  5. Tap Done.
    You now have a secure connection to your My Book Live via your home network.
  6. Select the share you want to access and then navigate to your desired content.
Android Smartphone or Tablet

To access content from either device:

Action 1: Download WD mobile apps to your mobile device
Download WD My Cloud
Android
Download WD Photos
Android

WD offers two free apps that let you access your content from anywhere: WD My Cloud and WD Photos. Get the apps from the QR codes.

Action 2: Upload content to your personal cloud
You can skip this task if you already loaded content onto your My Book Live.

To get started with your personal cloud, you need to upload content to your drive. How do I do that?

Action 3: Enable the My Book Live device for remote access

To enable remote access:

  1. On your computer, launch the My Book Live web interface. How do I do that?
  2. Click Settings.
  3. In the left pane, click General.
Action 4: Perform one-time setup for secure access anywhere

With this procedure, which you only need to do once, you'll establish a secure connection between your mobile device and your My Book Live.

To get secure access to your My Book Live:

  1. Connect your smartphone or tablet to your home network:
    • On your mobile device, tap Settings.
    • Tap Wireless & Networks.
    • Tap Wi-Fi Settings.
    • Select your home network.
    • Enter the network password and tap Join.
  2. Launch a WD app.
  3. Tap Connect Now.
    The app automatically searches for available devices in your network.
  4. Tap the name of your My Book Live drive.
    The default user is Admin and by default no password is set.
    You now have a secure connection to your My Book Live via your home network.
  5. Tap the dropdown arrow and then select your user name.
    • On the Devices screen, tap your My Book Live
    • Tap a share; then navigate to your desired content.
Action 5: Access your content anywhere

At this point, accessing your content is easy. From now on, just complete these steps to access your My Book Live from your mobile device.

To access your content anywhere:

  1. Make sure your mobile device has a Wi-Fi or 3G/4G connection.
  2. Launch the WD My Cloud app.
  3. If prompted, tap Connect Now.
  4. Select your My Book Live device.
  5. On the Devices screen, tap your My Book Live
  6. Select the share you want to access; then navigate to your desired content.
Mobile Device Running Windows Phone

To access content stored on your My Book Live from your Windows Phone mobile device:

Action 1: Download the WD mobile app to your mobile device
Download WD My Cloud
Windows Phone

The free WD My Cloud app lets you access all your content (music, photos, videos, and files) anywhere. Get the app from the QR code.

Action 2: Upload content to your personal cloud
You can skip this task if you already loaded content onto your My Book Live.

To get started with your personal cloud, you need to upload content to your drive. How do I do that?

Action 3: Enable your My Book Live device for remote access

To enable remote access:

  1. On your computer, launch the My Book Live web interface. How do I do that?
  2. Click Settings.
  3. In the left pane, click General.
Action 4: Get activation code to pair mobile devices with your personal cloud

With this procedure, which you only need to do once, you'll establish a secure connection between your mobile device and your My Book Live.

To get secure access to your My Book Live:

  1. On your computer, launch the My Book Live dashboard. How do I do that?
  2. Click Settings.
  3. Click the Remote Access tab.
  4. In the Configure area for Remote Access, make sure the Enable option is selected.
  5. Click Mobile Access.
  6. Click Add Access.
  7. In the Add Access section, do the following:
    • In the Select User field, leave the default user (admin) as is.
    • Click Get Code. An activation code appears. Write down the code; you'll need to enter it on your mobile device.
    • Click Continue.
Action 5: Perform one-time setup for secure access at home or away

With this procedure, which you only need to do once, you'll establish a secure connection between your mobile device and your My Book Live.

To get secure access to your My Book Live:

  1. Connect your Windows Phone mobile device to your home network:
    • On your mobile device, tap Settings.
    • Tap WiFi.
    • Select your home network.
    • Enter the network password and tap Done.
  2. Launch the WD My Cloud app.
  3. Tap Connect Now.
    The app automatically searches for available devices in your network.
  4. Tap the name of the My Book Live drive.
  5. Tap your user name.
    If you set up password, enter it.
  6. (Optional) If you want to access any of your content tap a share name and then navigate to the desired files.
Action 6: Access your content anywhere

At this point, accessing your content is easy. From now on, just complete these steps to access your My Book Live from your mobile device.

  1. Make sure your mobile device has a Wi-Fi or 3G/4G connection.
  2. Launch the WD My Cloud app.
  3. If prompted, tap Connect Now.
  4. Select your My Book Live device.
  5. Select the share you want to access; then navigate to the desired content.
Blackberry Mobile Device

To access content stored on your My Book Live from your Blackberry mobile device, do the following:

Action 1: Download the WD mobile app to your mobile device
Download WD My Cloud
Blackberry

The free WD My Cloud app lets you access all your content (music, photos, videos, and files) anywhere. Get the app from the QR code.

Action 2: Upload content to your personal cloud
You can skip this task if you already loaded content onto your My Book Live.

To get started with your personal cloud, you need to upload content to your drive. How do I do that?

Action 3: Enable your My Book Live device for remote access

To enable remote access:

  1. On your computer, launch the My Book Live web interface. How do I do that?
  2. Click the Remote Access tab.
  3. In the Configure area for Remote Access, make sure the Enable option is selected.
Action 4: Get activation code to pair mobile device with your personal cloud

With this procedure, which you only need to do once, you'll establish a secure connection between your mobile device and your My Book Live.

To get secure access to your My Book Live:

  1. From your computer, launch the My Book Live web interface. How do I do that?
  2. Click Settings.
  3. Click the Remote Access tab.
  4. In the Configure area for Remote Access, make sure the Enable option is selected.
  5. Click Mobile Access.
  6. Click Add Access.
  7. In the Add Access section, do the following:
    • In the Select User field, leave the default user (admin) as is.
    • Click Get Code.
      An activation code appears. Write down the code; you'll need to enter it on your Blackberry.
    • Click Continue.
Action 5: Perform one-time setup for secure access at home or away

This step, which you'll only need to do once, establishes a secure connection between your mobile device and your My Book Live.

To get secure access to your My Book Live:

  1. Connect your Blackberry mobile device with your home network:
    • Tap Setup.
    • Tap Wi-Fi.
    • Select a network.
    • Enter the network password and tap Connect.
  2. Launch the WD My Cloud app.
  3. Tap Connect Now.
    The app automatically searches for available devices in your network.
  4. Tap your My Book Live.
  5. On the Add Device screen, enter the activation code (which you got by completing Step 7 in the previous task) and tap Activate.
    You now have a secure connection to your My Book Live via your home network.
  6. (Optional) If you want to access any of your files, do the following:
    • Select your My Book Live device.
    • Select a share and then navigate to your desired content.
Action 6: Access your content anywhere

At this point, accessing your content is easy. From now on, just complete these steps to access your My Book Live from your mobile device.

  1. Make sure your mobile device has a Wi-Fi or 3G/4G connection.
  2. Launch the WD My Cloud app.
  3. If prompted, tap Connect Now.
  4. Select your My Book Live device.
  5. Select the share you want to access; then navigate to the desired content.
Remote Windows PC

To create your personal cloud and then access its content from a remote Windows computer:

Action 1: Upload content to your personal cloud
You can skip this task if you already loaded content onto your My Book Live.

To get started with your personal cloud, you need to upload content to your drive. How do I do that?

Action 2: Sign up for a WDMyCloud.com login

Remote access to your cloud is enabled through WDMyCloud.com. To get a WDMyCloud.com login and to set up a password:

To set up your WD My Cloud account:

  1. On your computer, launch the My Book Live web interface.How do I do that?
  2. Click Cloud Access.
  3. In the left pane, click your user name (default is admin).
  4. In the WDMyCloud.com Login for section, click Sign Up.
  5. In the Sign Up for WDMyCloud.com Login dialog box, do these steps:
  6. Check the email account you provided in Step 5.
  7. Within the email, click the link and follow the instructions to complete the sign-up process. As part of the process, you will set up a password.
    • Leave the default user (admin) as is in the Select User field.
    • Enter your name.
    • Enter your email address.
    • Click Submit.
    A verification email (with the subject line Access to My Network Drive) is sent.
  8. Click Close to dismiss the Registration Email Sent dialog box.
Action 3: Access your content from a remote Windows computer

With your drive set up and a WD My Cloud account, you can access the files stored on your My Book Live over the Internet.

Note: The steps for accessing content remotely the first time differs from subsequent steps for remote access to your content.

To access your content from a remote Windows computer for the first time:

  1. Access your email and display the auto-generated message (with the subject line Access to My Network Drive) from WD My Cloud.
  2. Within the email message, click the Here link to display the WD My Cloud Welcome page.
  3. On the Welcome page, do the following:
    • Enter a New Password.
    • In the Confirm Password field, enter the password again.
    • Click Submit.
  4. On the My Devices page, click the dropdown arrow next to the name of your drive; then select View Shares.
  5. For the desired share, click Open in Explorer. Any existing subfolders display.
  6. Open, play, or view files in the usual way.

To access your content from a remote Windows computer:

  1. From your computer, enter the following URL in a browser:
    https://WDMyCloud.com
  2. At the Sign in page, enter your email and password.
  3. Click Sign in.
    The My WD Devices page displays and lists WD devices you have enabled for remote access.
  4. On the My WD Devices page, click the dropdown arrow next to the name of your drive, and then select View shares.
  5. For the desired share, click Open in Explorer.
    Windows Explorer opens. Subfolders display if any exist.
  6. Open, play, or view files in the usual manner.
Remote Mac Computer

To create your personal cloud and then access its contents from a remote Mac computer:

Action 1: Upload content to your personal cloud
You can skip this task if you already loaded content onto your My Book Live.

To get started with your personal cloud, you need to upload content to your drive. How do I do that?

Action 2: Sign up for WDMyCloud.com login

Remote access to your cloud is enabled through WDMyCloud.com. Complete these steps to get a WDMyCloud.com login and to set up a password:

To set up your WD My Cloud account:

  1. On your computer, launch the My Book Live web interface. How do I do that?
  2. Click Cloud Access.
  3. In the left pane click your user name (default is admin).
  4. In the WDMyCloud.com login For section, click Sign Up.
  5. In the Sign Up for WDMyCloud.com Login dialog box, do these steps:
  6. Check the email account you provided in Step 5.
  7. Within the email, click the link and follow the instructions to complete the sign-up process. As part of the process, you will set up a password.
    • Leave the default user (admin) as is in the Select User field.
    • Enter your name.
    • Enter your email address.
    • Click Submit.
    A verification email (titled Access to My Network Drive) is sent.
  8. Click Close to dismiss the Registration Email Sent dialog box.
Action 3: Access your content from a remote Mac computer

With your drive set up and a WD My Cloud account, you can access the files stored on your My Book Live over the Internet.

This type of access requires Java installed on your computer.

The steps for accessing content remotely the first time differs from subsequent steps for remote access to your content.

To access your content from a remote Mac computer for the first time:

  1. Access your email and display the auto-generated message (with the subject line Access to My Network Drive) from WD My Cloud.
  2. Within the email message, click the Here link.
    The WD My Cloud Welcome page displays.
  3. On the Welcome page, do the following:
    • Enter a New Password.
    • In the Confirm Password field, enter the password again.
    • Click Submit.
  4. On the My Devices page, click the dropdown arrow next to the name of your drive, and then select View Shares.
  5. For the desired share, click Open in Finder.
    The Finder opens. Subfolders display if any exist.
  6. Open, play, or view files in the usual way.

To access your content from a remote Mac:

  1. From your computer, enter the following URL in a browser:
    https://WDMyCloud.com
  2. At the Sign In page, enter your email and password (which you setup in the previous task).
  3. Click Sign in.
    The My Devices page displays and lists WD devices you have enabled for remote access.
  4. On the My Devices page, click the dropdown arrow next to the name of your drive, and then select View shares.
  5. For the desired share, click Open in Finder.
  6. Open, play, or view files in the usual manner.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is a personal cloud?
It's your content, secure at home and under your control. Unlike public clouds, a personal cloud keeps all your content in one safe place on your home network. Share files, stream media, and access your content anywhere. There are no monthly fees and no mysterious location of your data.