As we all know, the iCloud by Apple is only for the Apple devices including iPhone, iPad, Mac, etc. So, we might need an expensive Apple device to create an iCloud email ID. But when you switch to an Android smartphone, most of the users abandon their iCloud email ID with the tail “@icloud.com.” Are you thinking of using it no more or still want to use? We have the solution to set up an iCloud account on Android.
How to set up an iCloud account on Android
Unlike Apple iPhone devices, there are no direct ways to access the iCloud Account with any apps or website. But if you have an internet connection, a mail app, and a little patience, it is easier to setup manually. With the similar method, you can also transfer your contacts from iCloud account to your Droid-running device. Explore the steps below.
Step 1: Open the default mail app or Gmail app on your Android smartphone. You can also use any third-party email client apps to set up the iCloud email. Tap on Add Account > Other, from the list. Enter your iCloud email ID on the field. Fill with your password at the bottom at the bottom.
Step 2: Tap on Manual Setup. Choose “IMAP” and set the server as imap.mail.me.com. Set port to “993” and select SSL/TLS as security type. In the next window, choose outgoing server settings as follows:
- SMTP Server: smtp.mail.me.com / Security: STARTTLS / Port: 587. Also, enter the username and tap Next.
Step 3: Now your iCloud email account will set up on your device. The email will be synced when you connect to the internet.
Moving your existing iCloud email ID to your new Android smartphone does not make a change to your mailbox. When using iPhone, you were able to set the account in just simple steps. But, when it came to the Android, several extra steps needed because the manual setup was necessary. There is no official client app available on the platform for iCloud mail users.
Alternative methods to set up an iCloud account on Android
In case you do not want to set the email account using third-party mail apps, you can use either Google’s Gmail app or any other reliable app. Another way is accessing your account through the browser.
Step 1: Open any web browser app in your smartphone (Google Chrome recommended). Enter the address icloud.com/mail in the browser address bar and visit the site. If there is trouble in loading, tap on ellipsis button and check “Desktop site.”
Step 2: Log in to the account using your iCloud username/email ID and password. After logging in, you could see the iCloud web launchpad that allows you to access multiple services on the iCloud platform including contacts, email, numbers, memos, notes, etc.
Step 3: Access the mail account from the browser, but desktop mode. So, the web version is not really recommended.
Have you just moved to Android from iOS? How did you set up an iCloud account on Android? Feel free to tell us your methods for using the iCloud emails on your Android smartphone.