iOS: Setting up an email account
This article explains how to set up an email account on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch.
iPad, iPhone, iPod touch
Follow these steps to set up the first email account on your iOS device.
- Tap Mail on the Home screen of your iOS device.
- Select your email provider. If you don't see your email provider listed, tap Other > Add Mail Account.
- Follow the steps and provide the required information to configure your account.
If you already have an email account set up and you want to modify its settings, tap Settings > Mail, Contacts, Calendars, tap the name of your account, and then your email address. Then tap any information you want to adjust.
If you want to add another account, tap Settings > Mail, Contacts, Calendars > Add Account… and follow the onscreen instructions.
Apple maintains a database of the most common email settings. These settings are automatically configured on your device during setup. If the database doesn't automatically configure the settings and you don't know them, please contact your email provider and gather the settings on this document.
If you're attempting to set up an Exchange account, please visit Exchange ActiveSync and iOS Devices in the Apple iOS Developer Library.
Note: You must already have an account to set it up. Email accounts are available from many Internet service providers and wireless carriers. In addition, free email accounts are available online from these (and other) services: