Download files from iCloud on Android

With the latest update of our Sync for iCloud app, we have just made downloading files from iCloud much easier on Android devices.


The new download manager lets you see ongoing download tasks which are running in the background, and download tasks which have been downloaded successfully.

The download manager also provides a list of errored downloads: downloads which could not be completed due to some kind of error, such as due to a network issue.

Downloading files from iCloud on Android devices could never be easier.

All you need to do is to log in to your iCloud account using the normal username and password used to log in to the website. If successful, you will be prompted to enter a two-factor authentication code sent to all of your Apple devices connected to your iCloud account. You can also choose to have the code sent by SMS.

If the two-factor authentication code is successful, you will be taken into your account, where the files stored in your iCloud account are shown.

Download files after logging in

To download files, all you need to do is to tap on the desired file.

It is also possible to download multiple files. This can be done by long-pressing on the first item you want to download, and then tapping on the other items you wish to download. When ready, you can press on the download button at the top right of the app actionbar.

See downloading files

You can view your ongoing downloads by going into the home screen, by tapping on ‘home’ in the bottom left-hand corner, and tapping on the ‘view downloads’ button.

Alternatively, it is also possible to view ongoing downloads by pressing on the notification from within your Android device’s notification center.

Find downloaded files

Successfully downloaded files will be stored on your Android device’s ‘Downloads’ folder, which can be accessed from the ‘Downloads’ app, or from your devices file manager.

If Sync for iCloud is uninstalled, your downloads will remain stored in the ‘Downloads’ folder.