Set up email in Outlook for iOS mobile app

Outlook for iOS allows you to send and receive emails, view and manage your calendar, and more. If your iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch uses iOS 8.0 or higher, you can set up Outlook for iOS on your iOS mobile device.

If your device is not compatible with Outlook for iOS, Set up email in the built-in iOS Mail app. If you're having setup or sync issues, you can Troubleshoot email setup on mobile.

iOS Outlook app

Download Outlook for iOS
Outlook for iOS is available for mobile devices using iOS 8.0 or higher.

Download Outlook for iOS from the Apple Store.

Add an email account to Outlook for iOS

  1. Open Outlook for iOS.

  2. If this is your first time opening the app, tap Get Started. If not, tap Settings > Add Account > Add Email Account.

    Tap Add Account

  3. Enter your email address and tap Add Account.

    Notes: If you're asked to select your email provider, choose from list shown. If you don't see your email provider, select IMAP. Choosing IMAP means you will only be able to sync email, not calendar or contacts.

    Outlook configures most email accounts automatically. However, if you need to add advanced server settings, this is info you'll need from your email provider. For a list of common server settings and reference help, see Server settings you'll need from your email provider.

    Enter your email address

  4. Enter your email account password and tap Sign In. You may also be asked to enter a description and display name.

    Enter your password

  5. Outlook may request access to some of your email features such as calendar, contacts, etc. If you'd like to sync these to your mobile device, tap Yes or Allow to give permission.

  6. You're now ready to use Outlook for iOS!

Begin using Outlook for iOS

Learn how to do some additional basic account setup in Outlook for iOS.

  1. Open Outlook for iOS. Go to Settings.

  2. Tap on the email account you want to delete.

  3. Tap Delete Account.

  1. Open Outlook for iOS. Go to Settings.

  2. Tap on the email account you want to add an alias to.

  3. Tap Advanced Settings > Add Alias.

  4. Enter your email address alias and tap Done on the keyboard.

To change your password you must access your email from your provider's website. For example, if you use a email account, sign into and access your settings to change them.

Outlook for iOS will detect a sync error and will ask you to enter your password again. If you prefer to do this manually, delete your email account and then re-add it using the steps above.

Note: If you change the password for your email account that is also your Microsoft account, you may need to login again on other Microsoft applications and websites.

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This article was last updated on October 7, 2016 because of your feedback. If you still need help setting up email using the Outlook app on your iOS device, tell us about your question in detail using the comment box below so we can address it in the future. You can also learn how to Troubleshoot email setup on mobile.

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See Also

Sync calendar with my phone or tablet

Set up a POP email account in Outlook for iOS or Android

Set up Office apps and email on iOS devices

Set up email in Outlook 2016 for Mac

Add an email account to Outlook for Mac 2011

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