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 enter your email address, choose Sign In or Configure Manually.

Tap Sign In to automatically discover your Exchange account information. 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 password, then tap Next. You might 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're 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 like SSL and S/MIME.

Learn more

Learn more about iOS deployment.

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