One of the reasons why iPhone users don’t want to move to Android is how to set up iCloud for Android phones so they will not lose their contacts and other details on their iOS devices. I want you to know that Android users also have the privilege to create an iCloud account and use it on their device.
For those that are familiar with most Android phones, you will find out that you have Gmail and Email option on your device. However, if you don’t have Email to easily set up iCloud on your Android phone you will likely come across IMAP. IMAP can be used to setup iCloud for Android phone if you do not have Email option available.
With Email app on your Android phone, you can use IMAP to login and check your iCloud email at any time. Although iCloud service is mainly for iOS devices, Android users can also create iCloud account and use it on their Android phone. While this may not be effective, users can still create iCloud account and use it on their Android phone.
iCloud for Android: How to Create an Account for an Android User
If you own an iOS device you may want to skip this procedure. The section only wants to prove to you that an Android users can also create an iCloud account and set it up on their Android phone using Gmail.
Fire up your browser and visit iCloud and click on create an account from below login page
A new window will popup. Fill the requirement to the best of your knowledge and click continue. Don’t forget to scroll down the page to input all the requirement before clicking on continue.
Login to your email account and click on the verification link sent to you. After that, you will be directed to your iCloud account where you will see contacts, notes, documents, settings and the like.
Congratulations you have successfully created an iCloud an account as an Android user. You can as well use this iCloud login on your iPhone/iPad/iPod.
iCloud for Android: How to Add iCloud Email Address to an Android Phone
This procedure may differ from phone to phone. Also, before you determined that you want to move your iCloud email address to your Android phone, it means that you have set up a working iCloud account for iPhone/iPad/iPod.
For obvious reason, Android required you to have a working Gmail account to own an Android phone. And for iOS users, you really need to own an iCloud account where you can access your iOS devices online. However, when you want to move from an iOS device to an Android device, all you need to do is use the Email option available on the Android phone to access your iCloud.
Although there is no big deal switching your iCloud account to your Android phone, yet you need to be able to do things under no or little supervision. However, here is how to set up old iCloud for Android from iPhone or iPad or iPod.
How to Setup iCloud for Android Phone
The only technical know-how of this post is for you to be able to follow simple instruction. The exact procedure below can be used to move iCloud email to an Android phone.
Swipe down your phone screen and click on the settings gear icon. Scroll down the page and click on the account under the account.
Note: The location may differ but process is the same
You will probably see Email option under accounts. And if it is not there, please do not click on Google or Gmail option if that is what you have [Clicking on Gmail option will recognize your iCloud account automatically and import the correct server to keep your iCloud email running on your Android phone]. Scroll to the button of the page and click on “Add account”
From the popup scroll down the page and select personal (IMAP)
Enter your iCloud email account. Here we will enter the exact email account we created above and use it to login to your iCloud account and click on Manual Setup.
Note: For iCloud email account such as firstname.lastname@example.org just do the same thing and you will be fine.
A new window will as well popup, softly select person(IMAP) above exchange option. From the next page, enter your iCloud email password and click on next option
iCloud for Android Incoming Server Settings
This is where you will setup your iCloud account incoming server different from default Gmail incoming server. So follow the procedure below to continue.
- Server name: imap.mail.me.com as shown below and click on next
At this point, your account incoming server will undergo validation and you will be taken to the next step.
If your email and password are correct you may see “Email security not guaranteed. Click on advance and scroll down the page to click on proceed anyway.
Note: This is due to certification information
The validation process will begin and popup the previous page but this time with a column to enter your email server port and security type. Then enter the following,
- Port: 993
- Security type: SSL/TLS
……. and click on next to continue.
How to Setup Outgoing Server on Android
Similarly, you need to set up your iCloud for Android outgoing server just the way you did for the incoming server to be able to swap iOS iCloud email to your Android phone.
All you just have to do is set your outgoing server as below.
Outgoing mail server:
- Server name: smtp.mail.me.com
- SSL Required: Yes
- Port: 587
- SMTP Authentication Required: Yes
- Username: Your full iCloud email address, including the @icloud.com part
- Password: Use the password you used in the incoming mail server section, whether it was your original or the app-specific password you generated.
After all these click on the finish or continue button and you are done. This exactly how to setup iCloud for Android if you are ditching your iOS device from Android.