Some of it, anyway
There’s no official iCloud app for Android, but that doesn’t mean you can’t access your files and photos from your Android device. Sure, it won’t be as seamless as accessing them from an Apple product, but a situation may arise where you need to venture outside of the walled garden and access your data from an Android phone or tablet. Here’s how to get it done.
Getting to your personal iCloud data from an Android device is as easy as opening the iCloud website in your browser.ANDROIDPOLICE VIDEO OF THE DAY
However, as Apple mentions on this support page, there are a few caveats to accessing your iCloud data from non-Apple devices.
iCloud works best when you’re on an iPad or Mac. There, you can access all of your data, including your photos, notes, mail, contacts, and your iWork documents from Pages, Numbers, and Keynote. However, if you use iCloud via the web on Android, you can only access the following things:
So you can easily access important documents stored in your iCloud drive, browse through your Photos camera roll, and even locate a lost iPhone using the Find My app. Notes are known to be a bit wonky in practice, but at least they're there too.
Unfortunately, your calendar, contacts, and work docs cannot be accessed this way — at least not officially.
If you are switching from iPhone to Android, you will need to take the contacts you had stored in your iPhone over to your Android device. But accessing iCloud.com from the mobile browser will be of no help, unfortunately. There are a few apps on the Google Playstore that will let you accomplish this task, but it’s much more reliable to take the long route here and use a computer.
Accessing your iCloud data on Android isn't the best experience, but at least it is possible to get to some of your stuff via the iCloud website. Hopefully, this helps you get to what you need.Android 13 DP2 fires the shrink ray at some lock screen notifications Read NextShareTweetShareEmail Related TopicsAbout The AuthorMike Johnson(5 Articles Published)
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