Question

I am a long time iOS user. Now, I wish to move over to Android. At the moment, I heavily rely on Apple’s services such as Apple iCloud. I have all my contacts, calendars, email and photos stored on my iCloud drive. Would I be able to access them from Android?

Answer

Ever since Android was introduced by Google, this question has always been asked time-and-time again. Users of iOS who rely on Apple’s iCloud services would be reluctant to move to Android due to the fact that Apple does not support iCloud services natively on Android.

While to this date, it is not possible to sync your iCloud photos to Android, it is possible to keep all of your contacts, calendars and emails on iCloud while using Android. This can be done by installing three great apps on your Android device: Sync for iCloud, Sync for iCloud Contacts and Sync for iCloud Mail. These three Android applications make it very easy to log in with your iCloud username and password, and synchronise your contacts, calendars and emails.

 

Sync for iCloud

Download: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.granita.caldavsync

This Android application allows you to log in with your iCloud username and password and get all of your calendar events synchronised in your Android’s default calendar application. When you add a new event on your iCloud account, this will be shown on your Android’s calendar. When you add a new event on your Android’s calendar, it will be shown in your iCloud account. You are also able to download events from shared calendars you have with your friends, family or work colleagues.

 

Sync for iCloud Contacts

Download: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.granita.contacticloudsync

Just like Sync for iCloud, Sync for iCloud Contacts allows you to log in with your iCloud username and password and get all of your contacts synchronised in your Android’s default contacts application. When you add a new contact in your Android’s contacts application, that contact will be copied over to your iCloud account. Likewise, any new contact created in iCloud will be copied over to your Android’s contacts application.

 

Sync for iCloud Mail

Download: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.granita.icloudmail

You can send, receive and manage all of your iCloud emails with Sync for iCloud Mail. Setup is very easy to do and only takes a few steps. Just enter your iCloud username and password, and your email account will be downloaded to your Android device. When sending emails, you can also attach files such as images, PDF documents and any other type of file.

 

All of these applications work in the background. Any changes are automatically detected and copied over between your iCloud account and your Android device. This is all done through very secure connections directly between Apple’s iCloud servers and your Android device. This means that no one will be able to get hold of your connection details.

This high level of security makes these applications the ideal solution for your business, with very reliable synchronisation, secure connection and ease of use. The applications are all FREE to download with no limitations. Thus, if you have a small or medium sized business, you can scale the use of these applications with no cost at all for your company.