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How To Use iCloud for Android Devices ?

iCloud is a cloud computing service which is provided by Apple Inc. You can use iCloud on your Apple devices. But can you use iCloud for android devices? You may think that it cannot be done at all. But iCloud is available for Windows PC and even on Android device.

Users have been accessing iCloud for Android devices using many tricks since the iCloud is launched.


How to Use iCloud for Android

Good news is that if you own another Apple device, you’ll get 5GB of free storage for iCloud. If not, don’t worry, you can access their storage plans (for a price).

I will be assuming that your Android phone supports CalDAV and CardDav protocols. Here’s what you need to do:

  1. Find out the iCloud server hosting your account
    • Go to “Calendar”
    • Click on the sharing icons
    • Select ‘Public Calendar’
    • This will re-direct you to webcal://pXX-calendarws.icloud.com
    • Remember that pXX is the server number – it could be P01, P22, etc
  2. Set up Email
    • Using your Android phone, go to your email client
    • Create a new IMAP account
    • Type in your email address, but use your Apple ID as the username and your iCloud password as the password
    • Enter the server number that is mentioned in step-1  where you see the server URL (pXX-imap.mail.me.com)
  3. Sync Contacts
    • Go to your contacts settings
    • Type “pXX-contacts.icloud.com” as the contacts server
    • Select ‘Use SSL’
    • Enter your iCloud username as the username and your iCloud password as the password
  4. Sync Calendars
    • Go to your calendar settings in the calendar app
    • Enter “pXX-caldav.icloud.com” as the calendar server
    • Select ‘Use SSL’
    • Type in your iCloud username and iCloud password on the username and password field respectively, as in step 3.

These are the steps that you need to follow carefully if you want to use iCloud for android device.

iCloud For Android Platform Devices

Generally, iCloud is the collection of different application , programs and data which provides various range of function. By default all I cloud accounts have 5Gb of storage capacity, within that application, music, photos do not count. They are also held in a synchronization for one user with multiple devices, so it acts as a system and storage tool. On the other hand the android is the Google based open source operating system targeted for the pocket devices (mobile phone, tablet etc). From the official point of view, theiCloud is only for the apple users only in order to synchronize their multiple devices. But however we can use this service in our android devices as well with help of some changes in settings and online application. And iCloud for Android is not a alien-thing anymore. We all know that apple has limited number of user. They only hold 10 %of market share based on their product, so it is obvious that left 90 % are looking for (not all) to use this service as well. Through this article we will provide some light on tricks and method that will let you use the icloud service even if you are android user

Its already clear that the icloud is not available natively for android user, to get this first we have to find server and chooses according to device’s compatibility and its functionality.


Setting Up iCloud For Android

The first thing would find the server that host your icloud account. To do that you can go through calendar , click on the icon and you will see the address like pxx.calenders.icloud.com. the pxx contains the number that is your server name and note it down

Now create IMAP email account , you can just through your regular email client. Once your email is ready enter you mail address, apple user id and password. The server would be in the format pxx.imap.mail.me.com. Now you are done with server gateway.

To synchronize your iCloud calendar and contacts, first find out what protocols that your phone have, if it doesn’t then you have to download apps like cardDAV which allows free synchronization. Once it is completed then use pxx.contacts.icloud.com as the contacts server. Select “ssl” and you can use the iCloud email as ‘Username’ and ‘Password’ as the password for icloud.

Now you must have the general idea on using iCloud for Android platform devices of yours. These are the perfect answers about how to use the services on the cellphones that are not of Apple Inc.