How To Add Email Account To iPhone Mail App (Automatic and Manual)

Fortune Osinachi
Fortune Osinachi - Freelance Writer
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Adding your email account to your iPhone or iPad mail app is important and also a handy means of getting notifications on your iPhone.

Before you can set up an email account on your iPhone, you need to first sign in on your mail app.

The Mail app allows you to manage all your email accounts in one place. You’ll see your messages from different mail services in their separate folder on the app.

In this article, You’ll learn how to add email accounts to the iPhone or iPad Mail app using the step-by-step guide below.

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How To Set Up Your Email Account Automatically On iPhone

If you want all your email accounts from different Email service providers like; Outlook, Gmail, Yahoo, and others to be in one location on your iPhone, here are the steps to add email account to your iPhone or iPad.

Depending on the Email service provider, the Mail app can automatically add your Email Address to your iPhone or iPad.

Step 1: Add Email Account To iPhone

First open Settings > Navigate to Mail > Tap on Add Account > Then select Email Service Provider from the options.

Step 2: Enter Email Address And password

After you must have selected the Email Service Provider you use, input your Email Address and Password to sign in to the account.

Step 3: Tap On Notification Toggle Next To Mail

When you have successfully signed in to your Email Account, look out for and tap the notification toggle close to Mail to On and then click on Save the settings.

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How To Add Email Account Manually On iPhone

You might want to add an email account manually on your iPhone Mail app when the Email Service Provider is not famous.

You’ll just have to tap on the Other option on your Mail Service Provider options to add the Email Account manually.

Step 1: Go To iPhone Settings

Go to your iPhone Settings > Tap on Mail > Select Other option from the other Mail Service Provider options.

Step 2: Select Other Option

When you’ve selected the Other option, on the next screen you’ll see Add Mail Account as the first option, tap on it and then input your Name, Email, Password, and Description. Tap on Next afterward.

The Mail app will try to find the email settings and finish your account setup. If Mail finds the settings, tap Done to complete your account setup

Step 3: Tap On Next

If Mail can’t find your email settings, then you need to enter them manually. Tap Next.

On the Next screen display, choose the appropriate Data Transfer Protocol (IMAP or POP)

Depending on which you choose, fill out the Mail Server Details and then tap on Next to continue.

Step 4: Tap On Done

Tap on Done to save the Email Account after the Mail app must have verified your Email Details.

After you must have followed the steps in this article, all your Email Accounts will be found on your iPhone Mail app.


Here is all you need to know to add an email account automatically or manually to your iPhone Mail app.

To set up email account to your iPhone Mail app is now easy after you apply the step in this article.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Can I add multiple email account to my Mail app?

Of course, you can easily add multiple Email accounts to your iPhone Mail app by applying the steps repeatedly for all accounts.

Is it possible for other service providers’ email accounts to be added to my Mail app?

Yes, it is very possible to add other email services provider to your Mail app. If the Email provider option is not available on the Mail app option, you’ll need to add it manually following the guide above.

What is the maximum account to be added?

There is no maximum number of Email accounts to be added to your Mail app. You can add as many as you desire.

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By Fortune Osinachi Freelance Writer
Fortune Osinachi is an experienced freelance tech writer specializing in consumer technology. With 5 years of expertise, he delves into comprehensive guides for iOS, macOS, and Windows on Techvocast. His work also extends to prominent online media platforms including What Gadget, iGeekPhone, Xiaomitoday, and MobiGaming.
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