Like Windows Phone 8.1, Windows 10 for Phones (Windows 10 mobile) syncs iCloud calendars via CalDAV, iCloud contacts via CardDAV and iCloud email via IMAP. In contrast to Windows 10 (technical preview, build 9926), Windows 10 for phones (technical preview, build 9941.12498) natively supports CalDAV and CardDAV for iCloud calendars and contacts yet. Added with Windows Phone 8.1, iCloud email, calendars and contacts are also easily set up and working seamlessly with read and write on Windows 10 for phones (Windows 10 mobile). The ‘read-only’ detour over Google calendar subscription or Outlook.com calendar subscription is not necessary anymore.
Here’s how to set up iCloud email, calendars and contacts on Windows 10 for phones (Windows 10 mobile):
- Go to ‘Settings‘ > ‘Accounts‘ > ‘Email+accounts‘ and tap on ‘add an account‘.
- Select ‘iCloud‘.
- Fill in your iCloud email address (prefer to take your …@icloud.com address) and your iCloud email password and tap on ‘sign in‘.
- Next, you will see the email accounts screen and your iCloud account syncing. Done!
Tap & hold on your iCloud account to either sync or delete your iCloud account. Tap on your iCloud account to access the iCloud settings for changing the syncing interval or the deselected the iCloud calendar or contacts integration.
Pushing on ‘advanced settings‘ delivers the contacts server (CardDAV) name and calendar server (CalDAV) name: contacts.icloud.com and p06-caldav.icloud.com.
In the same way as Windows Phone 8.1, Windows 10 for phones (Windows 10 mobile) syncs iCloud calendars and iCloud contacts by CalDAV and CardDAV protocols. I cannot understand why Microsoft has not already added CalDAV and CardDAV support to Windows 10 for desktops.
Stay Tuned! 😉