How to access iCloud on Galaxy S4 ?

You know iCloud is incompatible with Android, but if you still wish to access iCloud on your Galaxy S4 to either look up a contact or use the Find My iPhone feature, try using either the Boat or Dolphin browser.

Just be warned: The workarounds suggested here aren’t as good as you wish. You’ll feel sluggish and can be tough to navigate for certain services on iCloud. Do it only when you don’t have a choice. :)

i. Using Dolphin browser to access iCloud.

  1. Download Dolphin browser from Google Play.
  2. Launch the Dolphin browser, tap the Menu button and select Settings.
  3. Select Desktop for User agent.
  4. Next, tap Web content and select 50%(Further back) for Default Zoom.
  5. Tilt your phone to landscape position, and access iCloud on the Dolphin browser.
  6. Login using your iCloud ID, and swipe left to get the option to turn on Full Screen.
  7. Now, you can start using iCloud with some patience.

ii. Using Boat browser to access iCloud

  1. Download Boat browser from Google Play.
  2. Launch the Boat browser, tap the Menu button and select Settings.
  3. Next, select Page content settings.
  4. Change the settings of the Default zoom to Far, and Set user agent to Desktop.
  5. Tilt your phone to landscape position and access iCloud on the Boat browser.
  6. Login using your iCloud ID, and swipe left to get the option to turn on Full Screen.
  7. Now, you can start using iCloud with some patience.

Here’s how iCloud services look like on the Boat browser :

  1. Logon screen.
    icloud logon screen
  2. iCloud main menu
    icloud main menu
  3. Mail service. You can tap on the subject title and drag the reading pane up, down, left and right.
    icloud mail
  4. Contact service. You can scroll up and down through the contacts.
    icloud contacts
  5. Calendar service.
    icloud calendar
  6. Note service.
    icloud note
  7. Find my iPhone service. Viewing the map, you can zoom in, zoom out, tap and drag the map around.
    icloud find my iphone map

Note: The steps here were written for Android 4.3 on a Samsung Galaxy S4 (GT-I9500). If you’re having a different model of Galaxy S4 or other version of Android, there’s a possibility that the steps and screenshots will be different.

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