Sync iCloud live hotmail and outlook.com email account in Android

An how to on Syncing iCloud, live, hotmail and outlook.com email account in Android

Toggle sync via android settings

If you are like me who having a dozen email id’s, like to keep up a rap sheet on email response time  and want to have all your email accounts synced to your smartphone on the go ? Look no further, as today I’ll show you how to sync iCloud,live,hotmail or outlook.com email in your Android device.

Since syncing gmail and yahoo accounts are well documented, I’ll show you syncing iCloud account used in Mac , iOS devices and Microsoft email account such as hotmail, outlook or live.com as they are not widely used and many are facing difficulties in syncing those accounts. I’ll show you account parameters used to sync the above accounts on my multiple devices, so if you follow the guide clearly then you should be able to pull this off with ease !

Sync iCloud live hotmail and outlook.com email account in Android

1. Open the  default email client in the android.

2. Enter your full email address with domain (hotmail (or) outlook (or) live ) accordingly and enter the password for that account.

Set up live account in Android
Enter email id and password and click Manual setup

3. Select Manual setup.

4. Select Exchange (or Exchange Active Sync )

set live account in android
select Exchange

5. Enter your full email id in domain/username section (Delete the pre-populated username if any) and password.

6. Enter Server as m.hotmail.com and  it’s common for what ever domain you have your email like live.com or outlook.com

7. Set to use  SSL

8. Set the port 443

set up live account in android
set server settings

9. Set the sync option according to your need and data plan in the next screen. Setting it to Push will give you instant notification.

set up live account in android
set sync options
Note :

If you want to sync your office Exchange account  with your Android, you should get the security settings from your employee. You might probably have to set a key guard and give device administrator status of your Android device to your employee. There are some methods to bypass device administrator and key guard requirements for Microsoft Exchange account but it might get you fired! If you still want to check it out then, here’s a heads up – http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1117452

 

Syncing iCloud email account in Android

1. Click Add new account and enter your complete iCloud email id with password.

sync iCloud email account in Android
Enter your iCloud email id and password

2. Click Manual setup and select IMAP .

sync iCloud email account in Android
select IMAP

3. Set Incoming server settings as follows,

Your username without domain (i.e without iCloud,mac or mobile.me) and password .

IMAP server : you can get this server setting from your Mac Apple Mail preferences, mine is – p07-imap.mail.me.com

in general it is like p0X-imap.mail.me.com (Where X is any number from 1-9).

Security  : SSL

Depending on your version of Android, your setting screen in Email app could be different. So I’ve attached screenshot from Gingerbread and Jellybean.

sync iCloud email account in Android Jellybean
incoming server settings for iCloud in Android Jellybean
sync iCloud email account in Android Gingerbread
incoming server settings for iCloud in Android Gingerbread

4. Set Outgoing server settings as follows,

SMTP Server : smtp.me.com

Security : TLS

Port : 587

Select require Sign-In and enter your username without domain (i.e without iCloud,mac or mobile.me) and password .

Depending on your version of Android, your setting screen in Email app could be different. So I’ve attached screenshot from Gingerbread and Jellybean.

outgoing server settings for iCloud in Android Jellybean
outgoing server settings for iCloud in Android Jellybean

 

outgoing server settings for iCloud in Android Gingerbread
outgoing server settings for iCloud in Android Gingerbread

5. Set the sync option according to your need and data plan in the next screen. iCloud does not support push for Android, so you’ll receive notifications for your email with a minimum delay of 5 minutes (or) according to your settings.

Conclusion

You can use the above sync settings to keep on time with your emails on the go and it would avoid using multiple email apps for each email account.

After you set up the email accounts, you can choose activate or disable the sync via your Android settings panel.

Toggle sync via android settings
Toggle sync via android settings

 

If you have any queries, feel free to ask via comments or through Facebook-twitter-Google + . I’ll get back to  ASAP.

 

Author: indiandragon

Developer, Hacker, Researcher

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