How to access iCloud on your Android phone?


If you have just switched from an Apple iPhone to an Android device, transferring your data can be a tedious task. There is no way to transfer all your data at once between the two platforms. Even WhatsApp rolled out its chat migration feature earlier this year, which you can read about here. You will have to manually research whether different apps offer data migration between the two platforms. However, some iCloud features can be used on your Android device. In this article, we show you how to access iCloud on your Android phone.

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Access iCloud on your Android smartphone using the web browser

You can access your iCloud data on an Android device using the web browser. Just go to www.icloud.com and sign in with your Apple ID. As the compatibility between Android and iOS platforms is very limited, you will not be able to use all iCloud features on the Android device. The functionality of iCloud on an Android device is limited to the essentials and only offers the essential features. Here is how you can use iCloud on your Android device.

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Step 1: Go to www.icloud.com and sign in with your Apple ID.

Step 1: Go to www.icloud.com and sign in using your Apple ID.

2nd step: Open your Apple device and confirm your connection attempt. This will allow the Android device to access your iCloud account.

Step 3: Enter the six-digit code for two-factor verification.

Step 4: Tap the “Trust” button if you intend to use the Android device to access your iCloud account again. This will disable the two-factor verification process for future login attempts.

As we mentioned earlier, you can only access a few iCloud services on an Android device. These include:

  • Pictures
  • iCloud Drive
  • Remarks
  • Mail
  • Reminders
  • find my iphone

Access iCloud Mail on your Android device

Step 1: Access the Gmail app on your Android smartphone.

Step 1: Access the Gmail app on your Android smartphone.

2nd step: Tap the menu in the upper left corner of the screen and select Settings.

Step 2: Tap the menu in the upper left corner of the screen and select Settings.

Step 3: Tap “Add Account” and select “Other”.

Step 4: Type your iCloud email address followed by the password.

Step 4: Enter your iCloud email address followed by the password.

Your iCloud mail will be synced with the Gmail app on your Android device.

Sync iCloud contacts to your Android device

Step 1: Open and sign in to the iCloud website on a PC.

2nd step: Click Contacts.

Step 2: Click Contacts.

Step 3: Select the contacts you want to sync with your Android device. You can select multiple contacts by pressing the Shift key and clicking on them.

Step 4: Click the Settings icon in the lower left corner of the screen and select “Export vCard”. The contacts will be saved on your PC.

You can download these contacts to your Android device by using a USB cable for physical transfer or by uploading them to Google Contacts or Google Drive and using your smartphone to access them.

View iCloud Notes on Your Android Device

Make sure your notes are synced to iCloud by going to Settings > iCloud and enabling the toggle bar for notes. Notes in the “On My iPhone” folder in your Notes app will not be accessible on an Android device. Make sure to move these notes to another folder to access them on your Android smartphone. Now follow these steps.

Step 1: Open the iCloud website on your Android phone’s web browser and sign in using your Apple ID.

2nd step: Tap Notes. You will be able to access saved drafts from your Notes app.

Step 2: Tap Notes.  You will be able to access saved drafts from your Notes app.  how to access icloud on android

View and download iCloud photos on your Android device

Step 1: Open the iCloud website on your Android phone’s web browser and sign in using your Apple ID.

2nd step: Click on ‘Pictures’.

Step 2: Click on 'Photos'.  how to access icloud on android

You can either download the photos to your device one by one, or select them all and download them all at once.

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Conclusion

This is how you can access iCloud on your Android phone. Compatibility between the two platforms may be limited but you can still transfer your essential data between them. Compatibility may also vary for different functions. For example, if you switch from Apple to Android, you can still have full access to your Apple Music library because it has its own Android app. All you have to do is login from the corresponding ID and you will be able to access your music library on your Android device.

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