How to Set Up iCloud Email and Calendars on Windows 10

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If you're moving from a Mac to a PC, you may want to retain your iCloud email and calendar accounts, rather than get a new address or set up automatic forwarding. Fortunately, Apple's internet services are compatible with the Windows 10's Mail and Calendar applications, and it's not that difficult or time consuming to set it all up.


While you'll need to download the iCloud on Windows application to access the photos and bookmarks from your iCloud account, all you need to get your mail and calendars running on Windows is your sign-in information. Once you set up your iCloud account up in Windows 10, the Live Tiles in the Start Menu will now contain up-to-the-minute information, with your upcoming appointments and the subject lines from your unread email messages.

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A lot of the changes from OS X to Windows 10 are confusing, but since both operating systems have apps named Mail and Calendar, there are at least two fewer thing you'll have to get used to. Here are our step-by-step instructions for setting up these iCloud services in Windows 10.

How to Install iCloud Email and Calendars on Windows 10

1. Click the Start button.

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2. Type "settings".

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3. Select the Settings app.

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4. Click Accounts.04 2849231455135612

5. Click Add an account.05 2849231455135613


6. Select iCloud.

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7. Enter your iCloud email address and password, and click Sign in. If you have two-factor authentication enabled for iCloud, you'll need to generate a new password from the Apple ID website.07 2849231455135612

8. Enter your name, and click Sign In.08 2849231455135612

9. Click Done.09 2849231455135612


10. Click the Start button.

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11. Type "mail".11 2849231455135612

12. Select Mail.11b

13. Click Get Started.


14. Click Ready to go.16

15. Click the Calendar icon. Your iCloud email will begin downloading.14

16. Click Get Started.


17. Click Ready to go.


Now your iCloud email and calendars are set up on your PC!

Author Bio
Henry T. Casey
Henry T. Casey,
After graduating from Bard College a B.A. in Literature, Henry T. Casey worked in publishing and product development at Rizzoli and The Metropolitan Museum of Art, respectively. Henry joined Tom's Guide and LAPTOP having written for The Content Strategist, Tech Radar and Patek Philippe International Magazine. He divides his free time between going to live concerts, listening to too many podcasts, and mastering his cold brew coffee process. Content rules everything around him.
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  • Mark Ford Says:

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  • louis Says:

    to Vince .. I have to say I have been trying for hours to get this to work. I didn't think about two factor at all!! YOU ARE A LIFE SAVOR THANK YOU!!!!

  • Vince Says:

    Yes, there's a missing step. You have to go to, login. This must be done over the web, not a Mac desktop. Once in, click Settings, and under Apple ID, click Manage. New page pops up, scroll down to Security section, find "App-Specific Passwords", click Generate Password. Label it "Win 10 Mail", click Create. Copy that long password, and use that for your Win10 email client. Works flawlessly after that. Your regular Apple ID password won't work because it's expecting two-factor authentication.

  • Orville Griffiths Says:

    Thanks! I really needed to do this and your "how to" worked like a charm!

  • Jared L Says:

    I'm trying to set up my I cloud email and it says out of date, account works fine on my I phone and I pad but can not send or receive anything on my new laptop with windows 10

  • Felipe Says:

    Hey guys if you are finding this problem, don't worry, to check your icloud mails on the Mail app just go to Sent Items and all your mails will be there, I don't know why they don't appear on the icloud Inbox.

  • Atari Says:

    Doesn't work for me. There must be a missing step. Setup is very limited and super easy, but it simply doesn't work. I've verified AppleID and pwd. There is nothing else to it, but no luck. Perhaps it broke with newer versions of Win10 or iCloud???

  • Tony Simek Says:

    Thank you Mr. Casey. Nice article, helpful and to the point.

  • Rick Dickert Says:

    Rob, it's because Windows doesn't use the same naming conventions for sent and deleted messages. If you expand your iCloud folder list you will see new folders (Sent Items and Deleted Items) where these messages will live

  • Rob Morley Says:

    problem I'm finding is that emails sent via the win10 mail client via my icloud account. I can access the emails ive sent on any other device. which sucks when your out and about and need to reference something.

  • Ian Hammond Says:

    Hi Henry,
    Speaking on behalf of my wife Frances who has a new Lenovo 110 Ideapad running Windows 10 home.
    She also has an iMac and iPhone 6 with a address
    Have used your directions to add new iCloud account, and seems to be fine and in the right place. However, has a statement that ICloud settings are out of date and in the central screen, says 'not synced'.
    any ideas ?? Your help would be much appreciated.

  • Joseph Wingard Says:

    Thanks Henry Worked like a charm!

  • Daniel Vaughn Says:

    Doesn't work at all. Says it can't find my icloud account. Have triple checked and logged in to verify settings. So I have no idea why it "Can't find" my account.

  • Shane Sorensen Says:

    I did this on a Windows 10 Desktop and it worked perfectly. I am trying to do it on a new Windows 10 Laptop but for some reason it says it cannot find the account info. Any suggestions?

  • Helen Says:

    Everything works until step #13 which doesn't appear. So I can't complete the sync process. Now what?

  • Andrés Says:

    It works perfectly, thanks a lot!

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