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xstatic9 Level 1 Level 1

The other day I had to check my @me email on my brother's iPad.  When I typed in the Safari app all I got was a "how to setup icloud".  I don't want to go through the hassle of setting up my email account on his iPad just to check my email once on his device. Does anyone know how to get around this?


Thank you!

iCloud email
  • Rysz Level 6 Level 6

    The iCloud website can't be accessed from iDevices. If you don't want to set up temporarilly your account in Mail, there's no way to gain access. Sorry.

  • martinfromfake city Level 2 Level 2

    yep, best way would be to check on a computer

  • 2012 not 1980 Level 1 Level 1

    So in order to read email on someone else's iPad, one must configure that iPad with one's private password so that later on the other party can read ones private messages, and then use the account to take over the other persons identity. Yet one can jump on any computer and connect through the browser. Sorry folks iPads aren't meant to be passed around. If you want to use it, you have own it as the rugged individualist you are. No sharing allowed.  And god forbid your girlfriend wants to check her email  since its laying there on the sofa and no one is using it at the moment. No she must drag herself to the back room where that old tek beast sits ignored, outdated with updates pending.

  • MarkLynn Level 1 Level 1

    Just ran into exactly the same problem. I'm using my partner's iPad right now and want to check my email without syncing his iPad with my account. Apparently, that ain't happening. This is either a startling oversight on Apple's part or a really rotten decision.

  • NC woman Level 1 Level 1

    I am trying to access my icloud account from the outside such as hotel, work, or other people's comptuers.  All I get is the log in and the endless loop of "Learn More" to set up device on an Apple or PC device with downloads and set up the control panel.  I give my apple ID and password and always goes to learn more!  I can't get into Icloud to just check my email.  Other devices that are not mine have all sorts of firewalls to 'set up the device'.  How can I access my icloud account anywhere from any device without downloading and setting up on a protected computer.  I can get my yahoo from anywhere.  Please advise.  It is a major pain to not be able to quick check my email from the outside and I DON'T carry my mac book everywhere. 

  • Rolf Hug Level 1 Level 1

    Hi, same happens to me right how. I can't access my mail box from my friends iPad. But as you can see, log in to the discussions, that's about all. No purchases of any kind at the Apple stores as well. It seems that the iPad is not meant for sharing. After a very unpleasant experience of documents disappearing in the iCloud and informed

    by Apple support that iOS GarageBand is not officially supported in the iCloud, every time we are a bit further from the Apple user experience.


    To access my mail on an internet browser on any machine on this planet I must move or forward my account to a

    another company. Apple's gone bonzo, time to move on.

  • hadleysw Level 1 Level 1

    I just found that if you use Atomic Web browser you can set it to identify itself as Safari desktop on your iPad. It then will let you log in to with a different AppleID to check a different email account.

  • Xp Man Level 1 Level 1

    The easy way

    Access it from a computer


    The hard way

    On you brother's iPad log out of his account and log into yours and make sure icloud is turned on

    Check you mail and it should be there

  • MrAirTechno Level 1 Level 1

    Theres a way you can do it ... But sadly, your brother should have a 3rd party browser installed ... I suggest iCab mobile browser ... Its only $2 and the amount of things yu can do with it is endless .. So here are the steps to follow to access ur @me account on ur brothers ipad ..


    1. Install iCab Mobile Browser

    2.  Go to settings with in the app (top-right corner theres a gear icon)

    3. Once your in settings scroll down and select Browser ID , then select Firefox 4.0(Windows).

    The above step makes see as if yu were logging in from a windows PC ..

    4. will open and allow yu to sign in .. So now yu can have access to ur mail and notes and find my iphone and etc ..


    Works 100% , try it and let me know ... Other things yu can do with icab mobile browser are : download videos , files , upload photos to facebook and much much more ..

  • PurpleSwirl Level 1 Level 1

    The atomic browser is working for me to check email. But I can't write a new message. It kicks me out to the homepage.

  • angryrob Level 1 Level 1

    I also ran across the same problem while traveling out of the country.  Hotel offers me an iPad to check my email.  Of course I couldn't without setting up mail on a Hotel front desk iPad in Mexico.  I wasn't going to buy and install any app from that iPad either to check my emails. Needs to be fixed by Apple!

  • TripleCheck Level 1 Level 1

    I'm furious about this.  Stuck in Germany with expensive iPads all around and a paid account on iCloud and I can't check in with my wife on email.  Thank you apple.  Google looks better all the time. 

  • Rolf Hug Level 1 Level 1

    Install the Skyfire web browser from the app store...

    on the iOS device.

  • jsondrol Level 1 Level 1

    I tried all the web browsers suggested, none of them worked.  I was successful with Puffin however.  It runs slow, but at least my husband can access his iCloud from my iPad.

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