Set up email in Outlook for iOS mobile app

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iOS Outlook app

The icon looks like this.

If you don't have the app yet, download it from the Apple Store.

Note:  Available for iOS devices using iOS 9.0 or higher.

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Go to Settings > Add Account > Add Email Account.

Note: First time using Outlook for iOS? Just tap Get Started.

Outlook app settings

Tap Add Account

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Type your full email address, then tap Add Account.

Note: If you're asked to select your email provider, you may have to set up your email as an IMAP account.

Enter your email address

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Enter your email account password and tap Sign In.

Note: You may also be asked to enter a description and display name.

Enter your password

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Tap Yes or Allow to give Outlook permission to sync calendar, contacts, etc.

Allow permissions.

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You're now ready to use Outlook for iOS!


Need help using Outlook for iOS?

If you want to set up an IMAP email account, or Outlook for iOS didn't automatically detect your settings, use these instructions . When you set up an email account manually using IMAP, only your email will sync--not calendar or contacts. What is IMAP and POP?

Set up IMAP account in Outlook for iOS
  1. In Outlook for iOS, go to Settings > Add Account > Add Email Account.

  2. Enter email address. Tap Add Account.

  3. Select IMAP from the icons shown.

  4. Enter your password. Tap Sign In.

  5. If prompted for additional server settings, enter them here.

    Note: If you don't already know this info, you'll need to get it from your email provider or administrator. For a list of common server settings and reference help, see Server settings you'll need from your email provider.

To set up a POP account, see Set up a POP email account in Outlook for iOS or Android.

Outlook for iOS requires iOS 9.0 or higher. If your iPhone or iPad is not compatible with the app, you can Set up email in the built-in iOS Mail app instead.

Update notifications for specific email accounts
  1. Open Outlook for iOS.

  2. Go to Settings > Notifications under Mail OR Notifications under Calendar.

    Outlook app settings

  3. Change which email accounts you wish to see notifications for.

Update notifications for the Outlook for iOS app
  1. On your iPhone or iPad, go to Settings > Notifications.

  2. Scroll down your list of apps to Outlook.

  3. Update how you wish to receive notifications.

  1. Open Outlook for iOS. Go to Settings.

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

  3. Tap Delete Account.

To change your password you must go to your email provider's website to change them.

  1. Go to your email provider's website.

    For example, if you use a email account, sign into or if you use Gmail, go to

  2. Go to your account or profile settings.

  3. Change your password.

  4. Outlook for iOS will detect a sync error and will ask you to enter your password again.

If you are having difficulty getting Outlook for iOS to sync with your new password, delete your email account and then re-add it.

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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See Also

Troubleshoot email setup on mobile

Set up Office apps and email on iOS devices

Set up email in the built-in iOS Mail app

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