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How to set up Email Accounts in iPhone? Complete Guide

So, you got a new iPhone but the iPhone may feel bit incomplete without your email account. If you are an old iOS user then setting up an email account would be easy but if you are a new user or switched from Android then today I will be showing you how you can set up email accounts on your iPhone using the default Mail app and other third-party apps too.

The default Mail app has a lot of functionality and it will allow you to add Google, Yahoo, Outlook, Exchange, iCloud or an AOL account. Once you login you can sync your email, calendars, contacts, notes and other things using Mail app.

How to add a Mail account using default Mail App:

  1. Open Settings and scroll down and look for the Mail app.
  2. Tap on it.
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  3. From the next page, tap on Accounts, the first option.
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  4. Now select Add Account.
  5. A list of services will show up. Select the service whose email account you want to set up.
  6. You will be asked to enter the account details, Email, and Password. If you have 2-factor authentication turned on then you will also have to verify it.
  7. After your account is verified, a list of services will show. You can select which you want to enable. The Email option will be checked from before. You can also choose to sync calendar and contacts as well.
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  8. Once you have done this, open the Mail app and wait for the emails to show.

A problem with the Apple’s default Mail app is that it doesn’t have the support for push notifications for Google Account(GMail). So, if you have a GMail account then you won’t be notified about the new coming emails until you open the Mail app and check yourself but you can always set the time after which the Mail app check for the emails.

To set the frequency for mail fetching for your GMail account, head over to Settings -> Mail -> Accounts -> Google Account. From there you can set the fetch frequency from every 15 minutes to each hour. If getting the emails is important then you can set it to 15 minutes but it may take some of battery life for the background process. If it is not that important then you can set it hourly.

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Third Party Email Apps:



GMail’s official iOS app is pretty well built and it also has a Material Design on iOS. Although the app is based mostly on the web version but it performs the function. The app is user-friendly and also has push notifications for GMail accounts.

Microsoft Outlook:(Free)

Microsoft Outlook

Microsoft’s Outlook app is one of the best email apps for iOS. This app works really well with Outlook accounts and GMail accounts as well. Unlike the default Mail app, it does have the push notifications and also has some extra features. It has a Focused list which only gives you notifications about important emails only. It also has services like Dropbox integrated and also has Calendar too.



Spark is another Mailing application. It performs just like the Outlook app and has some great features. It will sort emails into different categories and will only give you notifications about the important notifications. It is available for iPhone, iPad, Mac and Apple Watch too.

So, this was how you can set your email account on your iPhone. If you got any question then leave a comment below.

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