Last Updated on July 3, 2019 by Husain Parvez
How to Check iCloud Mail on PC, Mac, And Phone
Learning how to check iCloud Mail on any device is a one-step process. Once you go through it, then it basically becomes a walk in the park really. That being said, let’s get right into it.
A Small Note
While you can you freely use iCloud by itself in any device, certain services are locked down to Apple devices only. And you guessed it, the iCloud Mail is one of them.
Here’s the deal:
- Using iCloud Mail should technically be possible on any device
- But the creation of an iCloud Mail account is restricted only to those who own either an iPhone or Mac
In other words, if you only have a Windows or Android device and you tried logging in without spotting the Mail, then that’s normal. Apple won’t let you get a mail account unless you already have one of their devices and you need to create it from there.
You can still use iCloud normally with the use of a web browser – anything will do. But, the iCloud Mail isn’t going to be available. Again, that is unless you already own an Apple device which you used to create your iCloud Mail.
Now that we cleared this out of the way, let us move on with the guide.
How to Create an iCloud Mail Account
If you already have an account, then feel free to skip through this step. You can primarily use two kinds of devices to get an iCloud Mail account:
- Your iPhone
- And your Mac
The setup process is extremely easy in both cases. So, just go with whatever you feel most comfortable with. Just do keep in mind that the steps are slightly different for phones that are running iOS 10.3 or earlier and VS iOS 10.2 earlier devices.
For 10.3 and higher:
- Go to Settings
- Select your name/Apple ID
- Go to iCloud
- Enable Mail
- Follow any instructions that your phone will give you
- And you’ll be good to go
The process on iOS 10.2 devices and earlier is the same with the main difference that instead of clicking on your name, you go straight to the option which says “iCloud”. After that, simply enable your Mail, follow any instructions that your device will give you, and you’ll be set in no time.
If you don’t get any instructions after enabling the Mail, then chances are that you already went through the necessary steps before and just forgotten about it or something.
How to Check iCloud Mail Through a Browser
This is how iCloud looks through a web browser. The reason that you can’t see Mail on this screenshot is because it wasn’t enabled through an Apple device. But, if you’ve followed our previous steps or you’ve enabled it before, then you should be able to see it and get access to it.
It doesn’t really matter what device or browser that you’re using. You only need to make sure that:
- You are running the latest version of your browser (Chrome, Firefox, etc)
- And that you’ve completed the Mail setup
After that, all you have to do is head over to the home page of iCloud right over here, then insert your login credentials (Apple ID, Password, and potentially the security questions.) and you’ll be good to go.
Once you’re in, all you need to do is select the Mail icon and you’ll be taken to your inbox. Again, this should work with all devices. All you need is a normal web browser and that’s about it.
How to Check iCloud Mail on Windows
Alright, so, getting access to your mail through a web browser is cool and everything. But, what if you want to do it the old fashioned way? Some of us just don’t feel comfortable without our dedicated programs. Well, Apple has you covered.
If you’ve got a Windows PC, you can check your iCloud Mail with mainly 3 ways:
- Web browser
- Windows app
- Universal Windows app
We already talked about the web browser method which works pretty much universally. So, let’s move on to the Windows app. This one should technically work with pretty much any version of Windows including Windows 7 and 8.
All you have to do is head over to this page, click on the “Download icon”, wait for the download to finish, and install the program. Simple as that. After that, all you need to do is log in with your Apple ID and password, select what services you want (Including Mail), and you’ll be good to go!
If you’ve got a Windows 10 machine and you want to use UWP version which is exclusively made for Windows 10, then you can do so by heading over to the MS Store and installing it from there.
How to Check iCloud Mail on Android
It’s not uncommon for some people to own both an Android and an iPhone or at least a Mac and an Android. So, what if you are on the road with your Android phone and you wanna check on your mail?
Well, while there’s not a dedicated app for you, you can still use Gmail to access your iCloud related emails. In most cases, it comes pre-installed with your phone. If you don’t have it, you can easily get it on the Google Play Store.
After that, all you need to do is:
- Head over to your Apple ID settings through any browser
- Log in
- Go to your security tab
- Add an app-specific password
- Use something that you’ll remember as you’ll need it for Gmail
- Now open your Gmail app on your Android phone
- Click on your account on the upper right corner
- Select: “Add another account”
- Select: “Other”
- Insert your Apple ID/Mail and the app-specific password that you just created
- And you should be good to go
Gmail allows you to use multiple emails on the same app. So, no need to worry about that. Just try not to get confused with your different Inboxes.
By the way, the same process applies and can be used with the Windows’ Mail app. But, there’s no reason to go through this rather troublesome process when you can just use the official program for it, right?
How to To Use The Mail on iPhone And Mac Devices
The Mail service is already pre-installed on your Mac and iPhone device. So, as long as you went through the setup process, you can launch it from your home-screen/apps list and that’s all there is to it. Just make sure that you’ve got it enabled through the settings.
That’s all for now. If you’ve got any questions or in case that something went wrong, do let us know about it in the comments and we’ll get back to you.
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