How to Setup Email on iPhone or iPad using iOS

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These instructions are intended specifically for setting up POP3/IMAP email on an iPhone or iPad running iOS 9. If these instructions don’t quite work for you, check-out our tutorial How to Setup Your Email Client (generic).

Open Your Settings App

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If you have re-arranged your home screen and Settings is not readily visible, you may swipe right and begin typing “Settings” into Spotlight to launch the app.

Add the Email Account

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In the Settings app, navigate to either Mail, Contacts or Calendars, and then click on Accounts. You’ll see a list of your existing accounts. At the bottom of the list, tap Add Account.

Select Account Type

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On the Add Account screen, select the last option, Other. Then cli


Configure General Account Settings

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Tap on Add Mail Account which leads you to the following prompts:

Fill out the requested information on the New Account screen and tap the Next button in the top-right corner of the screen once complete:

Name: should be your name as you want it to appear in emails that you send
Email: full email address
Password: is the email account’s password
Description: is the name you want displayed for the account in your Mail app

Configure Advanced Account Settings

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The information from the previous screen will be pre-filled here, but you will need to fill in the rest now. Please note that, despite what the empty fields may suggest, none of the fields here are optional.

Incoming Mail Server Outgoing Mail Server
Hostname: Hostname:
Port: 993 Port: 465
Username: Full Email Address Username: Full Email Address
Password: Your Password Password: Your Password


If you chose POP as the account type, tap Save; If you chose IMAP, tap Next.

Enable the Account

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Verify that the switch next to Mail is toggled on. Tap Save. You’re now ready to start using your email address with your Apple Device.

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