How to Add a New Email Account to the Mail App on the iPhone & iPad

How to Add Accounts to the Mail App

The iPad and iPhone Mail app is a convenient way to check your email, but did you know you can add more than one email account to your iPhone or iPad? To set up new email accounts like Gmail and Outlook on your iPhone, you just need to open Settings and scroll down to Passwords & Accounts to reach the Add Mail Account section. Read on for more on how to add a new email account to the Mail app on your iPhone and iPad.

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To add an email account on your iPhone:

  1. Open Settings.
  2. Tap Passwords & Accounts.​​​​

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  3. Tap Add Mail Account.
  4. Choose the email provider hosting the email account you want to add.
  5. Tap Other if your email service provider isn't listed.​​

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  6. Enter the login information for your email account.
  7. Follow the on-screen directions until you’re returned to Mail Settings.  
  8. Go back to Password & Accounts, and you should see the new email account included in the Accounts list.​​

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