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How To Set Up Mail On iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch

When you first get a new iPad or iPhone, one of the first things you’ll want to do is set up your email accounts. Here’s how to do it.

Set Up Your Email on iPhone or iPad

Open Settings and select Mail, Contacts, Calendars. Then under Accounts tap on Add Account.

Add Account

Now tap the email service you want to add. Here I’m going to set up my Hotmail email.

Select Service

Next, you’re prompted to enter your email address, password and description for the account. Tap Next.

Email Credentials

Now turn on the features you want to have your iPad check. Click Save.

Email Features

You’ll be taken back to the Mail, Contact, Calendars screen. You’ll see the account you just added. Tap on it to change settings.
New Account

The account screen will come up. Here you can turn features on or off – and delete the account if you want.

Mail Selections

On the Home Screen you’ll see a red notification with the number of messages you have. Tap on it.

Mail Notifications

Now you can use your email account on your iPad. If you enable iCloud, it will sync your messages, calendar, and contacts between all of you iOS devices and Mac.

iOS 5 Inbox

New features in iOS 5 include dragging addresses to different fields, formatting message text and an enhanced search.

iOS 5 Mail

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