How to Set Up Email on iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch

1 Introduction

In this guide, you will learn how to add your existing email account to your iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch.
Before You Begin:
  • You must have your email username and password to complete the setup process.
  • You must have your email provider's server settings if you are setting up an 'Other' type account.
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2 Add Email Account (iOS)

  1. Select Settings.
    Settings
  2. Select Passwords & Accounts.
    Passwords and accounts
  3. Select Add Account.
    Add Account
  4. A list of common email providers will appear.
    List of email providers

? Select your email provider to proceed. Choose 'Other' if your provider is not listed.

  1. I have an iCloud email address
  2. My email provider uses an Exchange account
  3. I have a Google email address
  4. I have an Yahoo! email address
  5. I have an AOL email address
  6. I have an Outlook email address
  7. I use another email provider

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In this guide, you will learn how to add your existing email account to your iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch.
Before You Begin:
  • You must have your email username and password to complete the setup process.
  • You must have your email provider's server settings if you are setting up an 'Other' type account.
Apple Logo
  1. Select Settings.
    Settings
  2. Select Passwords & Accounts.
    Passwords and accounts
  3. Select Add Account.
    Add Account
  4. A list of common email providers will appear.
    List of email providers
  1. Enter in your iCloud username and password and click Next.
    iCloud login page
  2. If prompted, verify your device's unlock code.
    Device security check
  3. Choose the items you want to sync and click Save.
    iCloud sync options
  1. Enter your Exchange email address and enter a description, then tap Next.
    Exchange login credentials
  2. Enter your password when prompted.
  3. Choose the items you want to sync and tap Save.
    Exchange sync options
  1. Enter your Google email address and tap Next.
    Google login page
  2. Enter your Google password and hit Next.
    Google password page
  3. If asked, follow the directions to complete two-factor authentication.
    Two factor authentication
  4. Choose which items to sync and click Save.
    Google sync options
  1. Enter your Yahoo! email address and tap Next.
    Yahoo! login page
  2. Enter your Yahoo! password and tap Sign In.
    .Enter Yahoo! password
  3. Choose the items you want to sync and tap Save.
    Yahoo! sync options
  1. Enter your AOL username or email address and tap Next.
    AOL login page
  2. Enter your AOL password and tap Sign In.
     AOL password page
  3. Scroll to the bottom of the page and tap Allow.
     AOL permissions page
  4. Choose what you want to sync and tap Save.
    AOL sync options
  1. Enter your Outlook email address and tap Next.
    Outlook login page
  2. Enter your Outlook password and tap Sign in.
    Outlook password page
  3. Scroll down and click Yes to accept permissions.
    Outlook permissions request
  4. Choose the items you want to sync and tap Save.
    Outlook sync options
  1. Select Add Mail Account to proceed.
    Add Mail Account
  2. Enter your name, email, and email password, then tap Next.
    Enter user and account information
  3. Choose the items you wish to sync and tap Save.
    Account sync options
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