Connecting to Apple iCloud

Apple accounts can sometimes be a little awkward to connect to. There have been a number of changes from Apple over recent years.

The most important is that the require an “app-specific password”.

The second to check is that your calendar is accessible from

1. App-Specific Password

To connect to Apple iCloud you will need to generate an app-specific password and use that instead of your regular one. They look something like this


You will need to enable multi-factor authentication for your account if you haven’t done so already.

Apple’s help article on how to do set this up can be found here:

As of June 15 2017, Apple required that all applications use app-specific passwords when connecting to iCloud services. Therefore generating an app-specific password became mandatory when previously your regular password may have worked.

2. Check the Calendar on

You should also check that you can access your calendar at Sometimes Apple require some further verification before they make your calendar accessible through your iCloud account.