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android icon greenLearn how to sync iCloud reminders / tasks from your iPhone, iPad and Mac with any android phone and android tablet using third-party apps like Reminder For iCloud/iOS/iPhone or Tasks. These two app directly sync iCloud reminders with iCloud to iOS devices or Mac and do not sync via a third-party cloud service, e.g. Dropbox. In addition to sync iCloud reminders, you can also sync iCloud contacts with android devices via CardDAV and sync iCloud calendars with android devices via CalDAV.

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

Windows Phone 8 logoFinally, Microsoft succeeded in setting up iCloud email, calendars and contacts on Windows Phone 8.1. Getting iCloud email and iCloud calendars running on Windows Phone 7 and Windows Phone 8 is a hardship. Getting iCloud contacts working is impossible, because Windows Phone 8 Update 2 (GDR 2) supports CalDAV and CardDAV only for Google contacts and calendars. However, coming with Windows Phone 8.1, iCloud email, calendars and contacts are easily set up and working seamlessly with read and write. The ‘read-only’ detour over Google calendar subscription or Outlook.com calendar subscription is not necessary anymore.

iCloud push subscribed calendars: Delete subscription

iCloud icon 120x120Subscribed calendars are pushed from Mac to iPhone and iPad via iCloud. If you’ve subscribed to a calendar using the Calendar app in macOS 10.13 High Sierra, macOS 10.12 Sierra, Mac OS X 10.11 El Capitan, Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite, Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks or Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion, or the iCal app in Mac OS X 10.7 Lion, you can use iCloud to push your subscribed calendars to all of your Macs and iOS devices (iPhone, iPad, iPod touch). 

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iOS 8 iconLearn how to remove subscribed calendars from iPhone and iPad running on iOS 8. Apple changed the way to remove subscribed calendars coming with iOS 7 and iOS 8. Subscribed calendars can only be hidden within the calendar app, but cannot be deleted there. In iOS 8, iOS 9, iOS 10 and iOS 11, subscribed calendars are removed in ‘Settings’. Further more, a detailed Apple support document for iOS calendar app is missing. There is only a documentation for iCloud calendar subscriptions on Mac OS X.

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iOS 8 iconLearn how to move a contact to a group on iPhone and iPad running on iOS 8 / iOS 9 / iOS 10 / iOS 11. The iOS 8 / iOS 9 / iOS 10 / iOS 11 contacts app does not really have the direct feature to move a contact to a specific group. Hence, moving a contact to a group on iPhone and iPad must be done in other ways. Either you do a more or less uncomfortable work-around in the native contacts app on iOS 8 / iOS 9 / iOS 10 / iOS 11, or you are using third-party apps like ‘Simpler Contacts – Pro‘ for this. For iCloud contacts only, you can move your iCloud contacts on iCloud.com (Mac and Windows PC) via drag & trop. The contacts are synced with your iPhone or iPad via iCloud.

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iOS 8 iconLearn how to add a contact to a group on iPhone and iPad running on iOS 8 / iOS 9 / iOS 10 / iOS 11. The iOS 8 / iOS 9 / iOS 10 / iOS 11 contacts app does not really have the direct feature to add a contact to a specific group. Hence, adding a contact to a group on iPhone and iPad must be done in other ways. Either you do a more or less uncomfortable work-around in the native contacts app on iOS 8 / iOS 9 / iOS 10 / iOS 11, or you are using third-party apps like ‘Simpler Contacts – Pro‘ for this. For iCloud contacts only, you can manage your iCloud contacts on iCloud.com (Mac and Windows PC). The contacts are synced with your iPhone or iPad via iCloud.

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OneDrive logo 400x400Unlimited OneDrive Cloud storage for Office 365 subscriptions was recently announced by Microsoft on its OneDrive Blog (October 27, 2014). All Office 365 customers will get unlimited OneDrive storage at no additional cost, but to date, only Office 365 Home, Personal, and University customers can queue the line. Unlimited OneDrive storage for Business customers will come for the First Release customers in 2015.

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Windows 10 icon blueiCloud Email on Windows 10 Mail App is easily set up. Microsoft announced Windows 10 Technical preview on Blogging Windows on September, 30, 2014. I’ve already installed Windows 10 Technical Preview on a virtual machine using VirtualBox on my MacBook Pro 13” retina /End 2013). The Setting up of iCloud email on Windows 10 is similar to Windows 8 and Windows 8.1, but also not that simple, especially, because certain support documents of Apple or Microsoft are not correct in all details. Choosing the correct SSL-settings is very important to get iCloud email on Windows 10 Mail App running.