How to Set Up iCloud Account on Android
Are you switching to Android? What do you do if your emails account is still with Apple? If you have an iCloud account and are worried about switching over to Android, it’s easy now. Migrating from iCloud to Android is easier than ever. It is also simple to set up iCloud account on Android.
Admittedly, the two systems do not gel well together. However, Android allows you to add your iCloud email account with ease. It can be added to your phone’s in-built email app like any other third party email account. Adding an email account is possible today even if you are switching to Android. Don’t worry if it seems tricky - you will just have to enter a right server and port information. Here are a few steps that will help you to add and set up iCloud account on your Android device easily.
Steps to set up iCloud account on Android
First Step – Open the App
Stock email app allows you to add the third party email accounts. Go to your apps and open email app on your Android device. Tapp on the Menu button and visit Settings. Next, you have to click Add account.
From the second step, you will begin to start setting up your iCloud account. On the next screen, you must enter the username (which looks like firstname.lastname@example.org) and also enter your iCloud account password. After entering the information, you need to tap on Manual setup. In some cases, your iCloud email account may look like email@example.com where xyz is the username.
On the next screen, you will have to choose the type of your account. You will have the choice between POP3, IMAP and Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync accounts. POP3 (Post Office Protocol) is the most common type in which your email are deleted from the server once you check the email. IMAP (Internet Message Access Protocol) is the modern email account type, unlike POP3 it does not remove email from the server until you delete the email.
IMAP is recommended, so just tap on the IMAP. You must know that POP and EAS protocols are not supported for iCloud.
In this step you will have to set the information of Incoming server and Outgoing server. This is the most tricky step because it requires specific information without which your account won’t work. There are different ports and servers you need to enter. Just enter these details and you are good to go.
Incoming Server Information
- Email Address- You need to enter your full iCloud email address
- Username- Enter the username of your iCloud email
- Password- Now, enter the iCloud password
- IMAP server- Enter imap.mail.me.com
- Security Type- SSL or SSL (accept all certificates) but it is recommended to use SSL
- Port- Enter 993
Outgoing Server Information
- SMTP server- Enter smtp.mail.me.com
- Security Type- SSL or TLS but it is recommended to TLS (accept all certificates)
- Port- Enter 587
- Username- Enter the username same as of your iCloud email
- Password- Enter the iCloud password
When you go to next screen, you will be asked if you require SMTP authentication. Now, Select Yes.
You are almost done; the next step is all about setting up your account options. You can set the sync schedule like every hour, or at a time interval you would like. You can also set your Peak Schedule for same. There are other four options that you need to check “Sync Email”, “Send email from this account by default”, “Notify me when email arrives”, and “Automatically download attachments when connected to Wi-Fi”. Check according to your preference and tap Next.
You are done now! The next screen sync your email account to iCloud and download all the emails. Now you can see your email, including editing and managing them from the email app. The whole process takes two to three minutes. All the steps are easy, just follow them as it is.
1. Always use IMAP protocol as it is the most used protocol, which allows you to access your emails from different clients. Hence, you if you access your emails on different devices then IMAP is the best protocol for you. However, makes sure you enter the right IMAP details.
2. In step three you will be entering ingoing server information and outgoing server information. You need to enter the right port and server address without which you may not be able to access the iCloud account from the Android.
3. If you are planning to use it over Wi-Fi you can choose the email account options like Automatically download attachments when connected to Wi-Fi. However, if you are using an active internet connection, you can uncheck this option. Alternatively, you can also uncheck the sync options in order to save data. You can manually sync from the Email app whenever you need to check you emails.
4. Try to manage your emails from the iCloud official website, especially while working with important emails. As you are using Android email client to access the iCloud, managing or setting priorities should be done from the iCloud.
5. Always use SMTP authentication option to makes sure the email is secured all the time your log in. Try to use a good virus protection software on your Android to save your important emails. Importantly, you must know the credentials of your iCloud address and no one else.
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