Access iCloud.com Beta Springboard without an Account via Web Browser
iCloud Beta is now live for developers to access, and we know what the pricing plans look like, but average users are left just looking at screenshots for now. Just kidding! If you want to check out iCloud’s very iOS-like Springboard and web apps, and you don’t have a developer account, you can use this cool little trick from @devongovett on Twitter:
Access iCloud Springboard without an Account Using Safari or Google Chrome
- Go to iCloud.com and ignore the login credential screen
- Right-click anywhere on the iCloud.com page and select “Inspect Element”
- Click on the ‘Console’ button on the far right of the element inspector
- Hit the Return key and skirt right past the login screen and into the iCloud springboard
You’ll notice the iCloud interface is very iOS-like and all the animations and buttons feel like iOS, pretty impressive for the web wouldn’t you say?
Update: To clarify, most things don’t work without a beta login, and each time you click on something you will get an error message like the one below that requires you to reload the springboard again.