How to Setting iCloud Account on Android

As we know, iCloud is only for Apple devices, including iPhone, iPad, Mac, etc. So, we may need a very expensive Apple device to create an iCloud email ID. But when you want to switch to an Android smartphone, most of the users ignore the iCloud email ID by creating “@icloud.com.”

Are we also thinking about not using it anymore or still want to use it? The author has a solution to be able to set up an iCloud account on Android. If you want to create an iCloud account on Android. Please use Chrome browser to visit iCloud , then create it.

It’s not about email access, it’s also about importing contacts, and calendars. So the author will give you how to set everything up.

There are a few downsides, so make sure you’re aware of them. Here’s how to set up an iCloud account.

HOW TO SET UP ICLOUD EMAIL ON ANDROID

Unlike Apple iPhone devices, there is no direct way to be able to access an iCloud Account with any app or website.

But if you have an internet connection, an email app, and need a little patience, it’s easier to set it up manually.

With a similar method, you can also transfer contacts from iCloud account to a device running Droid. Follow the steps below.

STEP 1

Open the default email application or Gmail application on your Android smartphone.

You can also use a third-party email client app to set up iCloud email.

Select Add Account, Other, from the list. Enter your iCloud email ID in the field. Fill in your password at the bottom.

STEP 2

Select Manual Settings.

Select “IMAP” and set the server as imap.mail.me.com . Set the port to “993” and select SSL/TLS as the security type. In the next option, select the outgoing server settings as follows:

  • SMTP Server: smtp.mail.me.com / Security: STARTTLS / Port: 587.
  • Also, enter a username and select Next.

STEP 3

Now, your iCloud email account will be set up on your device. Email will be synced when you are connected to the internet.

Moving your existing iCloud email ID to your new android phone does not make any changes to your mailbox.

When using iPhone, you can also set up an account in just very simple steps.

But, when using Android, there are some additional steps required as manual setup is required. There are no third-party apps that provide iCloud email users.

App Passwords

If your regular password doesn’t work in the Gmail app, then you need to create a custom password for the app. This will ensure that your original password is not misused for anything else.

1. Go to the Apple ID page and sign in.

2. Under Manage, Security, App-specific passwords, Generate Password.

3. Enter a description, for example Gmail Android , then click Create.

4. Make sure to write it down in your notepad or PC, and use it when needed.

Application-specific passwords cannot be reused.

SYNC ICLOUD CONTACTS TO ANDROID

You will also need your contacts from the iCloud account. However, you must also export it using the vCard method.

1. Go to iCloud.com login.

2. Open Contacts and select the contacts you want to export.

3. Select the gear icon, select Export vCard and save the VCF file to your computer.

4. You can also choose to send this email to your Gmail account on your smartphone or copy it to storage.

5. Whatever you are doing, once on your phone, open Contacts App, Menu, Settings, Import.

6. Browse the VCF file and import the contacts.

SETUP OR ADD ICLOUD CALENDAR TO ANDROID

1. Go to iCloud.com and sign in with your Apple ID account.

2. Select the Calendar option on the screen, then click the Calendar you want to import.

3. Then select Calendar Share, Public sharing.

4. It will generate a unique URL. Go to Google calendar, and select add, from the URL.

5. Copy and paste the public URL that the author created above.

ALTERNATIVES TO ACCESS ICLOUD

If you don’t want to set up an email account using a third-party email app, you can also use Google’s Gmail app or another app. Another way is to access your account via a browser.

STEP 1

Open any web browser app on your phone (Google Chrome recommended). Enter the address icloud.com/mail in the browser’s address bar and visit the site. If there are problems loading, tap the ellipsis button, and tick “Desktop site.”

STEP 2

Sign in to the account using your iCloud username/email ID and password. Once signed in, you can also see the iCloud web browser which allows you to access several services on the iCloud platform, including contacts, emails, numbers, memos, notes, etc.

STEP 3

Access email account from browser but desktop mode. So, the web version is not recommended. How can you also set up an iCloud account on Android? Feel free to tell us your method of using iCloud email on your Android phone.

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