How to Add an Email Account to the Mail App on an iPhone

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The iPad and iPhone's Mail app allows users to add more than one email account from the same or different email providers. Read on to learn how to add email accounts from Gmail and Outlook, and more on your iPhone. 

Related: 10 Tips for Using Apple Mail Like a Boss

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We've already gone over how to delete an email account from your iPhone's Mail app, how to add another email account to an iPhone, and how to change your default Gmail account. For more great Mail app tutorials, check out our free Tip of the Day. Now, let's learn how to add an email account on your iPhone.

  1. Open the Settings app.

    iphone settings app
  2. Tap Mail.​​​​

    tap mail
  3. Tap Accounts.

    tap accounts
  4. Tap Add Account.

    tap add account
  5. Tap the email provider for the account you want to add and enter the login information.
  6. Tap Next; the Mail app will verify your account.
  7. Tap Save.

    how to add an email account on iphone
  8. Tap Other if your email provider is not listed, then enter your account information. 

    add email to iphone
  9. Follow the on-screen directions until you’re returned to Mail Settings.
  10. Go back to Accounts, and you'll see the new email account included in the Accounts list.​​
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