Today we are going to talk about 5 ways to access iCloud on your android device. Many android users like to use the benefits provided by Apple’s online cloud storage named ‘iCloud’.
As we know that iCloud has been pretty famous among tech guys these days.
Thanks to the advantages and security it provides.
Before we begin, I’ll like to draw your attention towards, the origin of cloud computing and iCloud.
So, let’s move further.
What is Cloud Computing?
Nowadays, we are hearing these words too often “Cloud Computing” and “Cloud Storage”.
So, what actually does it mean?
Is it related to anything clouds we see above our heads?
If so it must be vulnerable by the rains?
You know it’s just a poor joke.
Anyways, as you may already know that cloud storage has nothing to deal with clouds.
Cloud storage is everything about storing your data in digital form on remote servers. This idea provides you the freedom to access your data anytime anywhere without any tensions regarding securities.
So technically you don’t need to carry those thousand GBs of storage disks with you, all your data is safe somewhere in a strong room.
All that you need is the internet to upload and fetch your data.
Cloud is believed to be invented by JOSEPH LICKENDER while he was working at ARPANET. The simple idea was to gather data from anyone from anywhere. Back in the 1960s when all that started none had any idea about how far the things will go.
But, it has been so famous that many experts believe it to be the next-gen future. Typically once Amazon launched AWS S3 back in 2006, cloud computing has reached the new level of success. After that many new competitors have been tried their fortunes here like- Google’s Drive, Apple’s iCloud, Dropbox, Smugmug, Pinterest, etc.
Benefits of cloud computing
Your files can be accessed from any time and anywhere. Files are easy to upload and easier to fetch.
Files and data are more secure compared to your local storages. It’s a service provider’s responsibility to secure the bulk of data.
You can save your resources and use them for other purposes. It makes your mind tensionless and frees you to deal with local issues only.
Cloud storage is a lot more affordable compared to having several servers of your own. Even, maintaining all that data can be really tedious work.
Your data has been synchronized; hence you can use it on any platform at any time.
All your important data is saved and copied at multiple places, which makes it more secured from any natural or manmade disasters.
Sharing your data becomes really easy as you only have to deal with certain links, nothing else.
What is an iCloud?
iCloud is an online storage and computing service, founded by Apple.inc. Apple launched iCloud back in 2011, for its MAC and iPhone users.
In December 2016 iCloud had a deal with Google to use some of their cloud computing services. Apple is using 11 web-based servers around the globe for safe storage most of them situated in USA, DENMARK, and ASIA.
iCloud requires Apple devices having either ios 5 or later or Mac running with os X ver. 10.7.5 or later. It also requires a capable web browser and steady internet connections. Later on, Apple’s tie-up with Microsoft allows you to use iCloud with systems running over windows 7/8/10.
Some features of iCloud
- Backup and restore
- Back to my Mac
- Mobileme email
- Find my iPhone
- iCloud photo library
- iCloud messages
- iCloud drive
How to access iCloud on android device?
Suppose you were an iPhone or Mac user in past, but now have switched over to android somehow. Maybe, due to lost phone or you are away from it for any sack of reason.
Now, you want to access the iCloud platform,
but is it possible on android devices?
The answer is yes.
Here, we will discuss how you can access your iCloud account.
So, obviously, the need is to have an iCloud account. You also need a registered e-mail account synced with it.
So, here we will see 5 different ways or hacks to do so.
Accessing iCloud photos or gallery on iPhone is as simple as just clicking and launching it. But using it on android is totally a different case.
As you might know, android browsers aren’t compatible with iCloud access. We might also see a solution to it.
- First, open your browser and search www.iCloud.com on it. You might get an error that the browser is not supported. Simply switch to “Desktop Mode”.
- Once the site reloads, complete log in process and proceed further.
- Now you can see and access all your photos and iCloud gallery. Although it doesn’t look so pretty you can easily navigate.
You can track your lost iPhone’s location on the android device also. Please open the browser and navigate as the last step. Make sure you search for a device which is registered on “iDevice”. Here you can choose “Track my iPhone”.
Most of iPhone users choose iCloud mail as default email service. But, once you switch to an android device, that’s a bit difficult to use iCloud emails.
- Open your device settings
- Find User accounts and choose Add accounts
- Choose personal IMAP
- Choose iCloud email account
- Add your iCloud email account, password, etc.
- Select 993 as the port number.
- Select SSL/TSL as a security type.
Now, if you don’t know to sync your iCloud contacts to the android device is somewhat difficult to process. So, you have to proceed slowly.
- Open iCloud website on your normal PC.
- Go to contacts.
- Select export contacts.
- Select ExportVcard.
- This will create a VCF file.
- Now connect your android device to Pc, via data cable or USB drive.
- Transfer that VCF file.
- Go to contacts in your android device.
- Menu Import contacts Your_VCF_File.
- Import and done.
- Open iCloud on your PC.
- Open Calendar Menu select the calendar you want to sync.
- Go to Public Calendar; click email when the WebCal URL pops-up.
- Send the URL to your android device’s email.
- Open your android play store, install the “CalDAV Sync” app.
- Open that email on Android device and the URL.
- Open CalDAV Sync Add Account WebCal.
- Paste the URL and click Next Done.
So this was all from our side.
Thanks for scrolling.
Hope it helped you.
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Till then Good Bye and have a nice day.
John Scalzi writes books, which, considering where you’re reading this, makes perfect sense. He’s best known for writing science fiction, including the New York Times bestseller Redshirts, which won the Hugo Award for Best Novel. He also writes non-fiction, on subjects ranging from personal finance to astronomy to film, was the Creative Consultant for the Stargate: Universe television series. He enjoys pie, as should all right thinking people. You can get to his blog by typing the word “Whatever” into Google. No, seriously, try it.