Having your iCloud account on an Android device is easier than you think.
That you have decided to abandon your iPhone and switch to an Android mobile does not mean that you have to abandon your iCloud account compulsorily. Although you will need a well-configured Google account to get the most out of your new device, you can still use your Apple email account without any problem on your terminal with the Google operating system.
It is true that associate an iCloud email with an Android mobile It is not as simple a process as it is to do it with an Outlook or Gmail email. Still, both Google and Apple offer tools that allow use this type of accounts on Android, making a previous configuration that we will see below.
Set up your iCloud account on Android step by step
Roughly, the steps to follow to add your iCloud account to an Android mobile they are not very different from those that must be followed to add any other type of account. The main difference lies in the type of email account to be selected during the setup process. However, things get a little complicated as soon as we realize that, by default, Apple activates two-factor verification on all iCloud accounts, as explained in Android Central. Therefore, before it is necessary set up account to allow association with other non-Apple devices. To do this, follow these steps:
From the browser (on your mobile or computer), access the Apple ID website and log in with your iCloud account.
Access the “Security” section, and then choose the “Generate password” option.
Give the password a name. For example, “Android”.
Click on “Create”. Automatically, the page will generate a password that you must keep safe, since it will be used to log in.
Now, you already have your password intended to be used in external apps to be able to log into your iCloud account. This key will be the one used when associating the account on our Android device, a process for which you just have to follow these steps:
Open your mobile’s settings application, and go to the “Accounts” section.
Tap on “Add a new account”.
From among all the available options, select the call “Personal (IMAP)”.
Enter the iCloud email address and tap “Next.”
Now, enter the password you created in the previous step and finish the process.
That’s it. Once the process is finished, your iCloud account will be ready to be used on your Android device, and you will be able to access the email inbox through the Gmail app. Keep in mind, however, that other data such as contacts from your iCloud account such as the calendars associated with the account they will not be synchronized, but it will be necessary to carry out the transfer manually. Other data such as data will not be synchronized either Apple images Photos or content stored in the Apple cloud.
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