One of the problems of switching to Android from iOS is that it is difficult and cumbersome to migrate all of the files stored on iCloud. A particular case would be photos taken on an iOS device, which are then automatically uploaded to the iCloud Drive.

Fortunately, it is possible to actually access all of your files stored on iCloud Drive, such as photos, from an Android device. The trick is to use Sync for iCloud‘s internal browser to access the iCloud website. Although this is not a very clean solution, its a solution which works and gets the job done.

Steps:

  1. DownloadSync for iCloud from the Google Play Store.
  2. Open the app.
  3. Tap on ‘Open iCloud’.
  4. Log in to your iCloud account just as you would on your computer.

The web browser is not part of Sync for iCloud’s main functionality. This means that support is not offered on this functionality and that this may work for some, but not for others.

Apart from viewing iCloud files, the Sync for iCloud app also gives you the possibility of synchronizing all of your iCloud calendars natively on your Android device. The developer also gives access to other apps which also let you sync your iCloud contacts and emails to your Android device.

The best part about these apps is that they are all free to use without any limitations. The only downside is that they contain a minimal amount of ads. However, these never proved to be distracting. If you don’t like ads, you can always make use of the in-app purchase to remove ads.