How To Use iCloud On Android Phones

Author Wouter Wargerink 24.5.2017. | 17:47

Many Android smartphone users who are also using Apple products are wondering how to use iCloud on their Android phones. iCloud is a service provided by Apple that makes it easier to synchronize information between different devices. Due to this, it has naturally been built to function on devices that run on iOS.

The iCloud is primarily used to keep your personal information synchronized. Thanks to this, it does not matter whether you’re using your iPhone, Mac, or iPad as you will always be able to access your info. Now, a question that is often asked by Android users is; Do Android phones have iCloud?

 

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Due to the fact that iCloud is an Apple service; it is made to function primarily with Apple’s products. It is known that many features offered by iCloud can also be accessed through your Windows PC, however, many questions remain on how to use iCloud on Android phones.

The good news is that people who are using an Android smartphone are not completely out of luck. With some simple tricks, you will be able to access your iCloud on your Android phone even though it has not been designed to do so.

By following the simple steps below provided to you by Chinavasion, you’ll be able to access your personal iCloud from Android at any time.

 

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 How to access iCloud on Android

Accessing your iCloud on an Android phone is relatively simple, however, before you are able to do so you will have to follow some simple steps.

The first step you’ll have to take in order to use iCloud on Android is to find out which iCloud server is hosting your personal account. This can be easily achieved by following these simple steps:

  1. Go to your calendar
  2. Click on the sharing icons next to it
  3. Select ‘’Public Calendar’’

Once you have followed these steps, you will be provided with a URL which looks something like: webcal://p**-calendarws.icloud.com. Note that in this URL the ‘’p**’’ is the number that represents the number of the server you are using. This could, for example, be p01, p02, p03 and so forth. Please note down this server number as you will need it later on.

 

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Now, in order to set up your E-mail and sync it with your iCloud – simply head to your regular E-mail client that you’re normally using on your Android phone. Once you are here, you’ll have to create a new IMAP account. While doing this, enter your e-mail address, user your apple ID as the username, and fill in your iCloud password. When it requires the server number, simply fill out ‘’p**-imap.mail.me.com’’, in which ** is the number you wrote down during the previous step.

 

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After synchronizing your Android E-mail client with your iCloud, you might also want to sync your calendars and contacts. Doing this might, however, be a bit more complicated.

The first thing you’ll have to do is to find out whether your Android smartphone supports CalDAV and CardDAV protocols. If it turns out that your Android phone does not support these protocols, you’ll have to download an Application that allows synchronization. Some Apps that are capable of doing so are Caldav Sync Free Beta and CardDAV-Sync Free Beta.

 

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Once your Android phone is able to support these protocols, you can access your contact settings (or the previously mentioned Apps). While you’re in here, use pXX-contacts.icloud.com as the contact server. After you’ve done so, select the ‘’use SSL’’ option and fill in your iCloud E-mail and password. Once these steps have been completed, the contacts on your Android phone should be synced with your iCloud.

In order to do the same with your calendar, you should follow the same procedure as above. This time, however, you’ll have to use pXX-caldav.icloud.com as the calendar server. After you’ve done so, update the settings through the calendar Application on your Android phone and you should be all set.

For those of you that think the method mentioned above is too complicated, there also are iCloud alternatives that are available to Android phone users.

 

Author Wouter Wargerink 24.5.2017. | 17:47
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