How to use iCloud on an Android smartphone?

Apple is known for actively deterring Android users from accessing its territory. In fact, the only app developed by Apple that is available on the Android platform is Apple Music. Although, users of Android smartphones can now use several iCloud services via a mobile browser. How do I do this? Read below.

How to use iCloud on Android Using iCloud on your Android device is pretty simple. All you have to do is go in the browser to, then either enter your existing Apple ID credentials or create a new account. As a result, you will get access to iCloud on your Android smartphone.

You'll be able to view shortcuts to available iCloud web apps, including Photos, Notes,Reminders, and even Find iPhone. You will also get the ability to manage your iCloud account and the space available in the cloud storage.

Sounds simple, doesn't it? Unfortunately, there were some pitfalls.Useful advice: you can make iCloud something of an inhabitant of your Android device by adding web apps to your home screen, which is possible if your browser supports such a feature. This is implemented, for example, in Google Chrome. To do this, go to or in one of its apps, tap the three dots in the upper-right corner of the browser screen and select "Add to Home Screen".

iCloud functionality on Android

During testing, the functionality of iCloud on Android was limited. In theory, you should have access to all web applications, just like in any desktop browser. Unfortunately, through the mobile version of the browser, everything looked different.

The Reminders in the account could not be accessed, and the Notes Notes were also unavailable. In the Notes app, the keyboard disappeared as soon as it appeared, so nothing could be typed, but reminders were not even displayed as an option. Thus, both of these functions were rendered useless. This may have been due to individual settings, so you'd better check it out in person.

On the other hand, it was possible to view, upload and upload photos, as well as share them from iCloud - and this is very convenient. Grouping photos into albums also worked without problems - hiding and showing photos worked as usual. Accessing the "Find iPhone" feature works as expected.

In general, as you can see, the possibility of using iCloud for Android users exists and this is a good start. If you use an Android device with your Mac, iPad, or iPhone and want to use Apple's cloud service, you have a chance. It is unlikely that Apple will develop an application for Android in the near future, it is not worth hoping for. Perhaps the company will still expand the capabilities of the iCloud mobile web application to create a more user-friendly interface with fewer errors.