Most aren’t familiar with Apple’s own email service with the iCloud domain. If you have created an Apple account with the iCloud domain, you can use the same email ID on Windows using the Outlook email app. Here’s how you can integrate and use an iCloud email with Outlook.
Once you set up an iCloud email with the Outlook app on Windows, you can access the iCloud calendar, iCloud tasks, and iCloud contacts from the same app. It brings the Apple and Windows ecosystem closer than ever. The setup is ideal for iPhone/iPad users preferring Windows as the workstation at home or office.
Download iCloud App for Windows
As a part of cross-platform availability, Apple has made the iCloud app accessible on Windows. The app is readily available to download from the Microsoft Store on Windows.
Step 1: Open Microsoft Store on Windows.
Step 2: Search for iCloud and open the app info menu.
Step 3: Hit the Get button and install the app on Windows.
After a successful download process, it’s time to set up the iCloud app on Windows.
Set up iCloud on Windows
Once you have downloaded iCloud on Windows, open the app and sign in with Apple account details.
Step 1: Hit the Windows key and search for iCloud.
Step 2: Press Enter key and open iCloud.
Step 3: Sign in with Apple account ID and password. Apple will ask for two-factor authentication. Add the six-digit code that you receive on your iPhone or iPad.
Step 4: Once you complete the authentication, iCloud will take you to the default home.
Step 5: You can enable several iCloud services on Windows such as iCloud Drive, Photos, Mail, Passwords, and Bookmarks. Enable the checkbox beside the Mail menu and hit Apply button at the bottom.
The iCloud app will start integrating with Outlook. It will take a minute or two to complete the setup.
You will see confirmation from iCloud saying ‘Setup is complete’. The Outlook has been set up to use iCloud for your mail, calendars, and contacts. Let’s take a look at iCloud integration with Outlook on Windows.
Use iCloud Email with Outlook
Open the iCloud app and you will see the iCloud email appearing on the left sidebar. Expand the iCloud menu and you can check Inbox, Deleted Items, Sent Items, Drafts, and more.
You can hit the New Email button at the top and compose an email. Here are all the major functions you get using iCloud email with Outlook.
iCloud Calendar: You can go to the Calendar menu and see iCloud Calendars such as Work, Home, and Family appearing for with events.
iCloud Contacts: Move to the contacts tab and glance over at all the saved contacts from iCloud.
iCloud Tasks: It will allow you to check tasks from the Apple Reminders app on Windows.
Add iCloud Email to the Default Mail App on Windows
If you are not a fan of Outlook and prefer the default Mail app on Windows, you can add iCloud email with it as well. Here’s how.
Step 1: Open the Mail app on Windows.
Step 2: Click on the Accounts tab.
Step 3: It will open the Manage accounts side menu.
Step 4: Click on Add account and select iCloud.
Enter iCloud ID and password and you are good to go using iCloud with the Mail app.
Use Apple Services on Windows
With the arrival of iTunes, iCloud services on Windows, and Apple Music on Android, Apple continues to embrace the rival platforms to grow the services business. The company has done a decent job with iCloud integration with the Outlook email app on Windows. How’s your experience using iCloud services on Windows? Share in the comments below.