Set up any email, calendar, or contact account on your brand new iPhone

Set up any email, calendar, or contact account on your brand new iPhone

Nowadays, you can upgrade to a new iPhone or iPad with no hassle at all. You can set up mail you already had in no time thanks to the syncing options iOS 14 and iPadOS 14 have. You don’t need your Mac or PC, or even your old phone. Just your new iPhone and a good internet connection. You can add all your email addresses and carry over your Mail, Calendar, and Contacts right into your Mail app.

Here’s how to set up mail, contacts, and calendars on your iPhone and iPad.

How to set up iCloud mail, contacts, and calendars on iPhone or iPad

If you’re looking to set up an iCloud account on your iPhone or iPad, you’ll want to follow the steps here (Don’t worry, despite the title, there are steps here if you already have an Apple ID):

How to set up Google mail, calendars, and contacts on iPhone or iPad

  1. Open Settings.
  2. Scroll down and tap on Mail.
  3. Tap Accounts.
  4. Select Add Account.

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  5. Tap Google.
  6. Tap Continue if prompted to confirm that you want to allow Google.com to sign in on your iPhone or iPad.
  7. Enter your Google account credentials.

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  8. Make sure the switches for mail, contacts, and calendars are in the ‘on’ or ‘off’ positions depending on where you want them.
  9. Tap Save.

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How to set up Outlook.com mail, calendar, and contacts on iPhone or iPad

  1. Open Settings.
  2. Scroll down and tap on Mail.
  3. Tap Accounts.
  4. Select Add Account.

    How to set up mail on iPhone or iPad by showing steps: Open Settings, tap on Mail, tap Accounts, Select Add account

    Source: iMore

  5. Tap Outlook.com.
  6. Enter your Outlook.com account credentials.

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  7. Make sure the switches for mail, contacts, calendars, and notes are in the ‘on’ or ‘off’ positions depending on where you want them.
  8. Tap Save.

    Accounts in the Settings app on iPhone showing the steps to Tap switches, tap Save

    Source: iMore

How to set up Exchange mail, calendar, and contacts on iPhone or iPad

  1. Open Settings.
  2. Scroll down and tap on Mail.
  3. Tap Accounts.
  4. Select Add Account.

    How to set up mail on iPhone or iPad by showing steps: Open Settings, tap on Mail, tap Accounts, Select Add account

    Source: iMore

  5. Tap Exchange.
  6. Enter your Exchange email address.
  7. Tap Next.

    Source: iMore

  8. Tap Configure Manually.
  9. Enter your Exchange account information if you elected to configure your account manually (you might need to get these from your IT administrator if you don’t know them).
  10. Tap Next.

    How to set up mail on iPhone or iPad by showing steps: Tap Configure Manually, enter account info, tap Next

    Source: iMore

  11. Make sure the switches for mail, contacts, and calendars are in the ‘on’ or ‘off’ positions depending on where you want them.
  12. Tap Save.

    Accounts in the Settings app on iPhone showing the steps to Flip switches, tap Save

    Source: iMore

How to set up IMAP/POP, CalDav, and CardDAV on iPhone or iPad

  1. Open Settings.
  2. Scroll down and tap on Mail.
  3. Tap Accounts.
  4. Select Add Account.

    How to set up mail on iPhone or iPad by showing steps: Open Settings, tap on Mail, tap Accounts, Select Add account

    Source: iMore

  5. Tap Other.
  6. Select the type of account you want to configure. Select Mail for an email account CalDAV for a calendar, and CardDAV for contacts.

    Accounts in the Settings app on iPhone showing the steps to Tap Other, select account type

    Source: iMore

  7. Enter your account information.
  8. Tap Next.
  9. Tap Done.

    Accounts in the Settings app on iPhone showing the steps to Enter account info, tap Next

    Source: iMore

This is how you can set up mail, contacts, and calendars right from the Mail app on your iPhone and iPad. However, if you don’t like using the Mail app that much, there are other options that might be for you. You can check out our list on the best email apps for iPhone and iPad.

Questions?

If you have any further questions about adding an email, contacts, and calendar accounts to an iOS device, let us know in the comments.

Updated October 2020: Updated for iOS 14 and iPadOS 14.

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