Many Apple services don’t have an app for Android. It’s no different with iCloud. Fortunately, if you save your important files and photos through Apple’s cloud service, it is still possible to access them on an Android smartphone (or tablet).
Using iCloud on an Android smartphone may not be as streamlined as it is from an iPhone, iPad or Mac. Still, many of the most important features are just there. We explain how to use Apple’s cloud service on your Android device.
Here’s how to use iCloud on your Android phone
You can easily use iCloud on your Android smartphone by opening its website in your browser. For this, you can of course use Google Chrome, Firefox or another browser. Of course, you first need to log in with your Apple ID and corresponding password to proceed.
You will then be asked for a six-digit code as a two-step verification method. You will receive that code on your Apple device, such as your iPhone, iPad or MacBook. If you indicate that you trust the Android device, you won’t have to enter this verification code again next time. Saves again!
These iCloud features are available on Android
Apple’s services generally work best on Apple devices. It is possible to access a lot of files through iCloud on an Android device, but not everything. Fortunately, Apple is constantly expanding compatibility.
You can work on Android with files from Photos, iCloud Drive, Notes, Mail, Calendar, Contacts, Reminders, Find My and the office suite Pages, Numbers and Keynote. So the most important features are present on your phone.
On Android, if you have a paid subscription to iCloud+, you get access to some more features, such as the ability to create a custom email domain and hide your email address.