A Simple Guide To Setting Up Email On Your Smartphone

Still new to the world of smartphones? We’re here to help you set up your email app without a hassle.

Smartphones are popular for their versatility, but learning the ins and outs of everything your new device has to offer can be tough. Not sure how to set up and manage your email account? We’ll guide you through a few of the best ways to access your inbox right from your smartphone.

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Use native apps

If you’re looking for a simple email solution, your native app is a great choice.

Modern smartphones come with a variety of preinstalled apps, known as native applications, which are designed for use either with a specific platform or a certain type of device. These nearly always include email apps.

If you’re looking for a simple email solution, your native app is a great choice. Apple iPhone devices, for example, include the Mail app, and it’s designed with simplicity in mind. Here’s how to set up email on your phone:

  1. Open your settings menu, find “Passwords & Accounts,” and tap “Add Account.”
  2. Choose your email provider.
  3. Enter your login information.
  4. Tap “Next,” and wait as the app verifies your account.
  5. Choose the information you’d like to see on your device.
  6. Tap “Save.”

Android devices tend to use a basic “Email” app as their native app. Just like Mail, these apps accommodate several email providers, including Gmail, Yahoo, Hotmail, and many more. Plus, setup is equally simple.

  1. Search for and open the Email app.
  2. If you’ve already linked an email account to your device, it will show up when you open the app, and you can tap that account to log in. Otherwise, you’ll see the email setup screen, where you can set up a new account.
  3. Choose your email provider (Gmail, Yahoo, etc.).
  4. Enter your login information.
  5. Pick your options (optional), follow the prompts, and tap “Done” when you’re finished.
Choosing other apps

Looking for a fresh way to manage your email accounts? There are plenty of other email apps for Android and iOS alike. The Gmail app is a popular choice, because of its ease of use and look and feel. Plus, the app accommodates accounts from other providers, like Yahoo and MSN. Blue Mail is another great move, because it’s both simple and customizable to create a user experience that works for you.

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