How to add an iCloud account using BlackBerry 10

How-To

For those that use iCloud for email, contacts and/or calendar access here’s a quick overview of how to setup this account on any BlackBerry 10 device. Once you have your iCloud account set up you can send and receive email as well as synchronize your contacts and calendar wirelessly🙂

  1. From the home screen, swipe down from the top of the screen
  2. Tap Settings followed by Accounts
    • If this is the first account you are setting up, tap Email, Calendar and Contacts
    • If you have other accounts set up already, tap Add Account followed by Email, Calendar and Contacts
  3. Enter your iCloud.com account login details and tap Next
    • Optionally change additional settings such as synchronization preferences for your iCloud.com contacts and calendar
  4. Tap Done to complete the process

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.

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 email using IMAP

  1. From the 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

Set up iClouds contacts using CardDav

  1. From the 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. From the 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

Help! I get an error stating my account was already added

If your Apple ID is used for an email address that you have already integrated you may receive a message stating, This account is already added.

If this occurs, create an @icloud.com email account for your Apple ID using the steps provided by Apple located here. Then, use your @icloud.com email address when setting up your account.

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