Maybe you have more than one kind of device (I know I do) or maybe you simply let your iPhone go in favor of an Android device from one of the many makers available. Either way, Richard Devine at AC points out that you needn’t ditch your iCloud email account in either context. You know something, I hadn’t even though of it, but I do have an iCloud email address and it remains isolated to Apple products only. Go figure!
Besides the Gmail app on your Android phone or tablet, you have plain old “Email” or one of the many third-party email apps available from Google Play and beyond. Simply pop in the settings below and you’re in business:
- When asked for the IMAP server enter imap.mail.me.com.
- Your username is the name part of your @icloud.com address.
- Your password should be the same as your Apple ID password.
- Certificates should be set to SSL, or SSL (accept all certificates) if you’re having issues connecting.
- The port number needs to be 993.
- When asked for the SMTP server enter smtp.mail.me.com.
- Username and password should be entered as above.
- Set certificates to either SSL or TLS (again you may need to hit the option to accept all certificates). Personally, I had to use the TLS option.
- The port number needs to be 587.
- If asked about SMTP authentication being required, hit yes.
Now, about that iTunes music of yours… 🙂