Setup iCloud Email on Android Phones

Android-4-1-Jelly-Bean-LogoA few months back I setup up my iCloud email on my Android phone. The device was a Galaxy Nexus running Ice Cream Sandwich 4.0.1. Below you’ll find steps on how to setup iCloud Email on Android phones.

  1. Click on “Settings”
  2. Choose “Accounts & Sync”
  3. Select “Add Acount”
  4. You’ll be presented with a list of Email accounts. Choose “Email”
  5. Type in your email “” and enter your iCloud password
  6. I suggest changing your iCloud password to be the same as your iCloud email password. It just makes things easier
  7. Under incoming settings enter the following
  8. “”
  9. Port should be “993”
  10. Security type “SSL/TLS”
  11. Outgoing settings under SMTP server type in “”
  12. Under Port type in “587”
  13. Security type, select “No”
  14. “Require Sign-in”
  15. Enter your iCloud username and password.
I hope this works for you on your android phone. It may differ a bit depending on your android operating system and device. These settings worked on my Samsung Galaxy Nexus running ICS 4.0.1.


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  1. Just an alternate setting: I kept getting “Authentication could not be verified until I unchecked “Require Sign In”.
    I don’t know the repercussions, other than if someone can get past my phone password, they could send email disguised as me?

  2. I meant to add, thanks so much. Yours is the only post that contained the correct settings to fix my problem. I had not been able to receive email on my Razr Maxx since my iCloud account became active, and this was several months ago. What a relief!

  3. Worked for me on my Sony Xperia e, thanks! Had to uncheck the require sign in box. Hope that’s going to be ok…

  4. Outgoing i changed security type to TLS, same settings otherwise & it worked-thx!!
    Samsung Galaxy S2 (sprint epic)