My Cloud Mirror - remote access


I recently bought a MyCloud Mirror. Very impressed so far.

I do have a question though. I have managed to access the NAS through the internet at and through the WD App on an iPhone and an iPad.

But, I have not configured any devices from my dashboard or requested any activation codes?

Therefore, my question is how have I achieved cloud access without linking a device with my account or using any activation codes?

NB - I’m the admin for the device.


You may find users more familiar with the My Cloud Mirror in the dedicated My Cloud Mirror subforum. This subforum (My Cloud) is generally for the single bay My Cloud models.

If you haven’t done so already you should read the My Cloud Mirror User Manual ( Or read the My Cloud Mirror Dashboard Help. Or see the My Cloud Learning Center ( or for additional help. All will explain how to access the My Cloud remotely and when you would use the remote codes feature.

You generally do not need the activation code if you have setup a account and are using that account to access the My Cloud remotely through; the web portal, the WD My Cloud mobile apps for Android/iOS, WD My Cloud Desktop or WD Sync.

Devices are typically tied to the User account.

If you use the MyCloud app to connect to your device when local to your network, it creates an association that will work when remote from your network.