android icon greenLearn how to sync iCloud calendars with any android phone and android tablet using a CalDAV client. Most android devices do not have a built-in CalDAV client. Hence, there is the need to install a CalDAV client on android devices to sync iCloud contacts from iPhone, iPad or Mac. In the same manner, iCloud contacts are synced with android devices via CardDAV protocol. In contrast to android, Windows Phone 8.1 has built-in CalDAV and CardDAV clients for syncing iCloud calendars and contacts with Windows Phone 8.1.

android Sync iCloud_calendars via CalDAV client Sync for iCloud Calendar

android Sync iCloud_calendars via CalDAV client Sync for iCloud Calendar

There are several apps which serve as CalDAV client for Android to sync iCloud calendars stored in the iCloud Server by using your Apple ID:

My decision was to use the free Sync for iCloud Calendar to sync iCloud calendars because of its also free CardDAV-companion Sync for iCloud Contacts and not to take the often recommended app SmoothSync for Cloud Calendars because of its Samsung Galaxy S5 limitations. However, you must be aware that you need to fill in your iCloud email and password and the developer does not state anything about privacy.

Here’s how to sync iCloud calendars with Android Phones and Android tablets (this tutorial was performed on a Samsung Galaxy S5 mini (SM-G800F) running on android 4.4.2 KitKat. Setting up CalDAV client to sync iCloud calendars is very similar for the other apps.

  1. Install Sync for iCloud Calendar from Google Play and tap on ‘Install‘.

    android Sync for iCloud Calendar_01_install

    android Sync for iCloud Calendar_01_install

  2. Then ‘Accept‘ the app’s need to access your contacts and calendar.

    android Sync for iCloud Calendar_02_accept permissions

    android Sync for iCloud Calendar_02_accept permissions

  3. After successfully installation, open Sync for iCloud Calendar and tap on ‘Add Calendar Account‘.

    android Sync for iCloud Calendar_03_add calendar account

    android Sync for iCloud Calendar_03_add calendar account

  4. Select ‘Sync for iCloud Calendar‘ as account.

    android Sync for iCloud Calendar_04_select account

    android Sync for iCloud Calendar_04_select account

  5. Fill in your iCloud user name (Apple ID / iCloud email) and your iCloud password. Note: 2-Step-authentication is NOT supported by Sync for iCloud Calendar.

    android Sync for iCloud Calendar_05_user name and password

    android Sync for iCloud Calendar_05_user name and password

  6. Select the iCloud calendars via taping on the link.

    android Sync for iCloud Calendar_06_select calendars

    android Sync for iCloud Calendar_06_select calendars

  7. iCloud Family calendar is also supported and can be selected.

    android Sync for iCloud Calendar_07_select calendars including iCloud family

    android Sync for iCloud Calendar_07_select calendars including iCloud family

  8. Fill in the contacts account name, e.g.’iCloud Calendars‘. 😉

    android Sync for iCloud Calendar_08_select calendars account name

    android Sync for iCloud Calendar_08_select calendars account name

Notes:

Syncing iCloud calendars with android devices works seamlessly by using a CalDAV client. Sync for iCloud Calendar is a free CalDAV client app that does what it should without any problems. What CalDAV client are you using? And what kind of android device do you have? Let us know and comment!

Stay Tuned! 😉

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