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Wednesday, October 9, 2019

How to Set Up iCloud Email Access on Android

The "Connect iCloud" sign-in form on an Android smartphone.
Ben Stockton

If you switch from iPhone to Android, you don’t have to ditch iCloud services, like iCloud Mail. While Apple doesn’t make it easy to set up, it is possible to sign in and use your iCloud email address on Android.

While we recommend Gmail, you should be able to add your iCloud email address in most email apps.

Create an App-Specific Password for iCloud

Before you begin, you need to configure your iCloud account. Apple’s two-factor authentication normally makes it difficult for third-party apps to sign in, but Apple lets you generate a separate “app-specific password” to use on Android.

First, sign in to your Apple account and scroll to the “Security” section. Under “App-specific passwords,” click “Generate password.”

Click "Generate Password."

If you don’t see this section, you have to set up two-factor authentication on your Apple account. You need a recent Mac, iPhone, or iPad to do this.

RELATED: How to Set Up Two-Factor Authentication for Your Apple ID

Provide a brief but memorable description for this password (for example, “Android sign-in”), and then click “Create.”

The "Enter a Password Label" box in the "Generate Password" section.

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