Add your Outlook.com account to another mail app or smart device

This article describes how to add your Outlook.com account to another mail app or smart device.

Add your Outlook.com account to another mail app

This article describes how to add your Outlook.com account to an iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch, an Android device, or a Windows phone. If you want to add your Outlook.com account to a different device or app, you'll need the POP, IMAP, and SMTP settings for Outlook.com.

On Windows Phone and tablet devices, you can download the Outlook Mail and Outlook Calendar app to access your email, calendar, and contacts.

  1. On the app list, tap Settings > Accounts > Email & app accounts > Add an account.

  2. Select Outlook.com.

  3. Enter your email address and select Next.

  4. Enter your password and select Sign in.

  5. If you've enabled two-step verification for your account, approve the sign-in request.

  6. Select Next when asked if you want to sign in to this device using your Microsoft account.

  7. Select Done.

On iOS devices, you can download Outlook for iOS to access your email, calendar, and contacts. If you don't want to use this app, you can still add your email to the default iOS mail app.

Outlook for iOS

  1. Open the Microsoft Outlook app and select Settings Settings > Add Account > Add Email Account.

    Note: If this is your first time using the app, select Get Started.

  2. Enter your email address and select Add Account.

  3. Enter your password and select Sign in.

  4. If you've enabled two-step verification for your account, approve the sign-in request.

  5. Answer Yes to the question Let this app access your info? You can change these permissions at any time in your account settings.

    Note: If you select No, the Microsoft Outlook app won't be able to set up your account.

  6. If you don't need to add another account, select Maybe Later to access your account.

    Note: You can't edit your contacts within this app.

iOS Mail app

  1. Select Settings > Mail > Accounts > Add Account.

  2. Select Outlook.com.

  3. Enter your email address and your password and select Sign in.

  4. If you've enabled two-step verification for your account, approve the sign-in request.

  5. Answer Yes to the question Let this app access your info? You can change these permissions at any time in your account settings.

    Note: If you select No, the Microsoft Outlook app won't be able to set up your account.

  6. By default, Mail, Contacts, Calendars, and Reminders are all enabled. If you want to turn any of those types of information off, tap the sliders, and then select Save.

On Android devices, you can download the Microsoft Outlook app to access your email, calendar, and contacts. If you don't want to use this app, you can still add your email to the default Android mail app.

Outlook for Android

  1. Open the Microsoft Outlook app and select Settings Settings > Add Account > Add an email account.

    Note: If this is your first time using the app, select Get Started.

  2. Enter your email address and select Continue.

  3. Enter your password and select Sign in.

  4. If you've enabled two-step verification for your account, approve the sign-in request.

  5. Answer Yes to the question Let this app access your info? You can change these permissions at any time in your account settings.

    Note: If you select No, the Microsoft Outlook app won't be able to set up your account.

  6. If you don't need to add another account, select Maybe Later to access your account.

    Note: You can't edit your contacts within this app.

Gmail app

  1. Swipe in from the left side of the screen and select Settings > Add account.

  2. Choose Personal (IMAP/POP) and select Next.

  3. Enter your email address select Next.

  4. Enter your password and select Sign in.

  5. If you've enabled two-step verification for your account, approve the sign-in request.

  6. Answer Yes to the question Let this app access your info? You can change these permissions at any time in your account settings.

    Note: If you choose No, the Microsoft Outlook app won't be able to set up your account.

  7. Choose how often you want the Gmail app to sync with your account and select Next.

  8. Confirm your account name and the name that is displayed on your messages and select Next.

You can add your Outlook.com account to Outlook for Windows and Outlook for Mac.

Note: You can't edit shared Outlook.com calendars in Outlook for Windows.

Outlook.com is one of the built-in account types you can add in Mail for Windows 10.

  1. At the bottom of the left navigation pane, choose Settings Settings icon > Manage Accounts > Add account > Outlook.com.

  2. Enter your Outlook.com email address and password, then choose Sign in.

  3. If you've enabled two-step verification for your account, approve the sign-in request.

  4. When your account setup has finished, choose Done.

Add your Outlook.com account to a smart device

If you want to add your Outlook.com account to a smart device like a home security camera, you'll need an app password. To create a new app password for an app or device, take the following steps. You can repeat these steps to create an app password for as many apps or devices as you need.

  1. Go to the Security basics page and sign in using your Outlook.com email address and password.

  2. Select More security options.

  3. Under App passwords, select Create a new app password. A new app password is generated and appears on your screen.

  4. Enter this app password where you would enter your normal password.

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