icloud login from Android: how to get into your account, setting up your email

People are divided into three types: those who are crazy about Apple products (i.e. smartphones with iOS); those who prefer Android-based phones; and those who are still unable to decide between Android and iOS. In general, it makes sense, because each manufacturer has its own features, and it would be cool to combine them. The good news is that you can do this by connecting your phone to your iCloud account. We’ll tell you how to sign in from Android to your iCloud account.

What is it for?

So, Android users rarely use the described service, because by default it does not sync well with an OS other than iOS. If we make an analogy, iCloud is a kind of Google account for Android users (by analogy). It’s a single account for iPhones to log into email and cloud storage from Apple. Thanks to it, users don’t have to store all user data in the device’s memory.

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Cloud storage can be accessed from anywhere in the world (both from a phone and a computer) where there is Internet, as long as the username and password are known. A common reason to connect Aicloud to Android phones is the use of two phones or the purchase of a new gadget. Let’s imagine a situation: after three years of using an iPhone, the user decides to buy a Samsung, but encounters the first surprise – you can’t just install iCloud on Samsung. We will tell you how to get into the personal account of iCloud by workarounds.

How to get into iCloud via Android

As we have already mentioned, you cannot download the official iCloud application for Android, you can only use either ready-made custom clients (of which there are a lot in Play Market) or internal means of the phone. We are going to talk about those.

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To the mail

Every mail service developer often offers an official application for their creation. In fact, it is not necessary to install such applications, because you can connect to any e-mail box through a free mail-client on the protocols POP3 and IMAP. This is done as follows:

  • Find the built-in mail-client. Open “Settings” – “Accounts” – “Add an account” – “Connect via IMAP or POP3”.

  • Alternatively, install a third-party application, such as Outlook, and launch it.

  • Select “Set up manually”.

  • You’ll see the fields for username, password, and other information. Fill them out as follows:

  • Try to connect.

You now have access to your iCloud mail through Android.

To the cloud storage

Things are much more complicated with cloud storage, because it does not have the same open interface as mail. However, with a computer, the user can retrieve some of the data, namely synchronized contacts from the cloud. To do this, follow the algorithm below:

  • Log in to your Google account and go to the “Contacts” service. Here’s link.

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  • You also need to sign in to your Apple ID account through your PC and go to “Contacts.”

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  • Click on the gear icon in the lower left corner.
  • Click “Export Contacts.” They will be saved in a VCard file.
  • Go back to your Google account. From the left menu, select “Import contacts.”
  • Select the saved file.

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Done. The contacts will sync with Google, and that, in turn, will add them to the phonebook on your phone. By the way, even without exporting the files, you can view your contacts on your computer through the People app, which is installed by default in Windows 10. Speaking of which, you can sign in to your iCloud account through your phone’s built-in browser. True, it doesn’t always work.

Possible problems

As is often the case, things don’t go according to plan. Even if you have strictly followed our instructions and nothing works, it could be due to the following reasons:

  • You logged into the wrong Apple ID. This sounds funny and ridiculous, but it often happens when you create multiple accounts.
  • You can’t log in to iCloud. To recover your account password, you must have access to the specified email or phone number, which will receive a confirmation code.
  • Can’t connect to email. Most likely you used the built-in client, try installing a third-party application, such as MyMail. Also check the set values. Port 587 is specified in the second field (during manual configuration) and 993 in the first field (during the authorization itself).
  • Mail client is not synchronized. New messages are not coming. In this case, we recommend to change the client itself.

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Here are the simple ways, we were able to adapt “Apple” services for smartphones with Android OS. We hope that we have helped you. If you have questions, ideas, suggestions, or just want to give your constructive opinion, you are welcome to comment.

03.02.2022 18:51 1

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