Set up Exchange ActiveSync on your iPhone, iPad or Apple Vision Pro

When you add your Exchange ActiveSync account, you can sync your Mail, Contacts, Calendars, Reminders and Notes with your Apple device.

Unless you are in a familiar location, you must first disable Stolen Device Protection on iOS before you configure an Exchange account, and then re-enable it once configuration is complete.

Add your Exchange account

  • On iPhone or iPad, tap Settings > Mail > Add Account > Microsoft Exchange.

  • On Apple Vision Pro, tap Settings > Apps > Mail > Add Account > Microsoft Exchange.

If you’re adding another account, tap Accounts > Add Account.

Enter your email address

Enter your email address, then tap Next. You can also enter an account description.


Connect to your Exchange Server

After you’ve entered your email address, choose Sign In or Configure Manually.

Tap Sign In to discover your Exchange account information automatically. If your account uses modern authentication, you’ll be guided through a custom authentication workflow.

Tap Configure Manually to set up your account with Basic authentication. Enter your email address password, then tap Next. You may also be prompted to enter additional server information, which you can get from your Exchange Server administrator.


Sync your content

You can sync Mail, Contacts, Calendars, Reminders and Notes. When you’ve finished, tap Save.


Edit your Exchange settings

  1. Open your device's settings:

    • On iPhone or iPad, tap Settings > Mail > Accounts.

    • On Apple Vision Pro, tap Settings > Apps > Mail > Accounts.

  2. Select your Exchange account.

You can also set up automatic out-of-office replies and change how often you want Mail to sync. To change advanced settings, tap your account name to change settings, such as SSL and S/MIME.

Learn more

Find out more about iOS deployment.

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