Connect to iCloud Email

Important Please Read Before Continuing

You can not use your iCloud password in PaintPad you must set up an app password and use that as your iCloud password.
Step by Step instructions are below.


Scroll to the bottom of the Settings page to the Integrations section and toggle the radio button next to Connect your Mailbox to on.

A pop up window will display the options available to connect your current email. Click on the Other icon.


To connect your iCloud account to PaintPad you will need to first log in to your iCloud account on your iPad to generate an App Password which requires 2 step verification enabled on your iCloud Account.

If you already have 2 step verification enabled on your iCloud Account you can go ahead and skip to the generate an App Password section below.
If not set up 2 step verification before then generating your App Password.

Turn on 2-Step Verification

Go to Settings > your name > Password & Security. Tap Turn On Two-Factor Authentication. Then tap Continue and follow the onscreen instructions.

App Password

Follow the steps below to create an email password for IMAP or POP in iCloud’s web application:

1. Log into your iCloud account at

2. Click on the App-Specific passwords link.

3. A pop-up window will appear. Click on Generate an app-specific password.

4. Enter your preferred password. 

5. You will be asked to provide your password again, and then you will be redirected to the App Passwords page. You will need to enter your account password once more to prove it is you.

6. After you prove your identity, your password will be generated.

7. Copy the password and paste it into notepad.  

Go back to the PaintPad pop up window to connect your Mailbox in settings. 

Input your email address.
Instead of your iCloud password in the Password field input the App Password you copied and saved in your notepad.
Press Connect to connect your iCloud mailbox.

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