How to set up iCloud email, contacts & calendar on a BlackBerry Z10 smartphone

How-To

If you use iCloud for email, contacts and calendar access, follow the steps below to add these services to your BlackBerry Z10. Once you have iCloud set up on your Z10 you can send and receive email as well as synchronize your contacts and calendar wirelessly.

Adding an iCloud account to a BlackBerry Z10

  1. From the Home screen, swipe down from the top of the screen
  2. Select Settings > Accounts
    • If this is the first email or social networking account you are setting up, select Email, Contacts or Calendar
    • If you have other email or social networking accounts set up already, select Add Account, then select the type of account you want to add.
  3. Enter your iCloud.com account login credentials and tap Next
    • Optionally change additional settings such as synchronization preferences for your iCloud.com contacts and calendar
  4. Tap Done.

If you are unable to add your account using the steps above, follow the steps below to integrate your email address, contacts and/or calendar stored in iCloud.com onto your smartphone.

If you use iCloud synchronization but do not use an @icloud.com email address, or email is not enabled, the calendar and contact synchronization can still be set up on a BlackBerry 10 smartphone. To integrate these services you need to follow the advanced integration steps listed below and ensure you are using the email address associated with your Apple ID.

Note: If either an @me.com or @mac.com email address are being used, integrate as an @icloud.com address (i.e. Instead of using user01@me.com, use user01@icloud.com). Apple has aliased @me.com and @mac.com email addresses so they will still receive emails, but any outgoing email will appear as the @icloud.com domain. 

Set up iCloud contacts using CardDav:

  1. While viewing the BlackBerry Z10 Home screen, swipe down from the top of the screen
  2. Tap Settings followed by Accounts
  3. Tap Add Account followed by Advanced and select CardDav
  4. Enter the following information:
    • Description – i.e. iCloud Contacts
    • Username – your iCloud username
    • Email Address – your iCloud email address
    • Password – your iCloud\Apple ID password
    • Server Address – contacts.icloud.com
    • Sync Interval – select your desired setting
  5. When finished, tap Done

Set up iCloud calendar using CalDav:

  1. While viewing the BlackBerry Z10 Home screen, swipe down from the top of  the screen
  2. Tap Settings followed by Accounts
  3. Tap Add Account followed by Advanced and select CalDav
  4. Enter the following information:
    • Description – i.e. iCloud Calendar
    • Username – your iCloud username
    • Email Address – your iCloud email address
    • Password – your iCloud\Apple ID password
    • Server Address – caldav.icloud.com
    • Sync Interval – select your desired setting
  5. When finished, tap Done

Set up iCloud email using IMAP

  1. While viewing the BlackBerry Z10 Home screen, swipe down from the top of the screen
  2. Tap Settings followed by Accounts
  3. Tap Add Account followed by Advanced and select IMAP
  4. Enter the following information:
    • Description – i.e. iCloud
    • Display Name – your name
    • Username – your iCloud username
    • Password – your iCloud\Apple ID password
    • Email Address – your iCloud email address
    • Password – your iCloud\Apple ID password
    • Server Address –imap.mail.me.com
    • Port – 993
    • Encryption - SSL
    • SMTP Username – your iCloud email address
    • SMTP Server Address – smtp.mail.me.com
    • SMTP Port – 587
    • Sync Interval – select your desired setting
    • Initial Retrieval Amount – select your desired setting
  5. When finished, tap Done

To learn about a feature on your BlackBerry 10 smartphone or troubleshoot an issue, there are several great options available to help. Visit http://www.blackberry.com/support for access to product manuals, how-to demos, tips and tricks, YouTube videos, support forums, knowledge base articles, Twitter support, and contact information for your region.

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