How to Add Your Email Account to an iPhone
If you’ve recently received a new iPhone or new email address, connecting your email account to your phone is probably a top priority. Apple makes this process as painless as possible, but it is still important to know where you can go, when you can link your account for a few minutes. Here is everything you need to know about adding your email, either automatically or manually.
Option 1: Add Email Automatically
Apple makes it easy to set up email by connecting a popular provider via settings. The key is that this process only works with major email platforms such as Google, iCloud, Microsoft Exchange and Yahoo, which can also integrate other information such as calendar events with your phone. Unless you use a smaller, lesser-known email client, this is the best place to start.
Phase 1: Make sure your iPhone is powered on and connected to the Internet before your iPhone starts. Start on the home screen, and choose the Settings app to begin.
Phase 2: In Settings, scroll down until you see the option for Passwords and accounts With prominent logo. Select it On the next screen, you’ll be able to see any pre-existing connected accounts (iCloud, for example, depending on how you already set up your iPhone). Choose Add account To start the process of adding your email.
step 3: Apple will now show you several top email providers that can connect to it automatically – currently six in all. Select your email platform from this list, or go to our section on manually entering email.
step 4: On the new screen enter your email address and your email account password. Each provider will have its own separate login process, so it will look slightly different depending on what you choose. For example, Microsoft Exchange will give you a basic form to fill out and an Exchange device ID for your Exchange administrator to use. Yahoo will simply take you to a version of its login webpage. Whatever the screen looks like, sign up with the right information and choose ahead.
Step 5: Apple Mail will then verify your account and link your email. You will now have the option to import and use specific information from your calendar or email contacts. It is generally a good idea to have this information synced between devices, but what you can choose is right for you. When finished, save your email, and you’re done!
Option 2: Add Email Manually
This option works if you want to connect an email address that is not one of the many large providers listed by Apple or if your email is not equally available online. Luckily, it is still not very easy to install and, although you may not get the option to link your contacts and calendar.
Phase 1: Just start by going to Settings, with the automatic option. Scroll down Passwords and accounts, then choose Add account.
Phase 2: Here, you’ll see Apple’s list of compatible automated providers, but at the bottom, there’s an option other. Choose other to start.
step 3: Now you will have many options to add different accounts, but you want the first option at the top, Add mail account. Apple will give you a form to fill in your name, email address, password, and details (for example, you may want to label it work or school email). Fill all this information, and then choose ahead.
step 4: Wait for the application to verify your email information. If something goes wrong, make sure that your address and password are completely correct. If everything goes according to plan, your email will be located, and you can select done To complete the process.
Now your email account should be linked! Go to the Mail app and wait for it to update, which may take a few minutes. When finished, you should be able to access all your email messages, with basic functions to create and manage email. Remember to refresh the app to make sure it searches for a new email when you use it!
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