A Step By Step Guide To Setting Up E-Mail on Your iPhone

With so many different models of iPhone currently available on the market, it is little wonder that people often get a little confused when it comes to adding their e-mail account to a new phone. However, the good news is that regardless of the version of iPhone that you have, the process is almost identical from phone to phone.

By following our step by step guide, you will be able to add your existing e-mail account to your phone with the absolute minimum of fuss.

Please Note – The instructions below are correct as of 4th October 2019.

To configure your account on iPhone, please do the following:

How to set up your email account automatically

If you use an email provider like iCloud, Google, or Yahoo, Mail can automatically set up your email account with just your email address and password. Here’s how:

  1. Go to Settings > Passwords & Accounts.
  2. Tap Add Account, then select your email provider.
  3. Enter your email address and password.
  4. Tap Next and wait for Mail to verify your account.
  5. Choose information from your email account, like Contacts or Calendars.
  6. Tap Save.

If you don’t see your email provider, tap Other to add your account manually.

How to set up your email account manually

If you need to set up your email account manually, make sure that you know the email settings for your account. If you don’t know them, you can look them up or contact your email provider. Then follow these steps:

  1. Go to Settings > Passwords & Accounts.
  2. Tap Add Account, tap Other, then tap Add Mail Account.
  3. Enter your name, email address, password, and a description for your account.
  4. Tap Next. Mail will try to find the email settings and finish your account setup. If Mail finds your email settings, tap Done to complete your account setup.

Enter account settings manually

If Mail can’t find your email settings, then you need to enter them manually. Tap Next, then follow these steps:

  1. Choose IMAP or POP for your new account. If you aren’t sure which one to choose, contact your email provider.
  2. Enter the information for Incoming Mail Server and Outgoing Mail Server. Then tap Next. If you don’t have this information, try to look it up or contact your email provider.
  3. If your email settings are correct, tap Save to finish. If the email settings are incorrect, you’ll be asked to edit them.

If you still can’t set up your email account or save your email settings, contact your email provider.

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Old Instructions

If you are using an older version of the iPhone, please refer to the details below:

Step 1 – Click on the settings button on your iPhone.


Step 2 – Then click on the ‘Mail, Contacts, Calendars’ options.


Step 3 – The next step is to click on the ‘Add Account’ option.


Step 4 – Then choose the ‘Other’ option bottom of the iPhone’s menu.


Step 5 – Once you have done that, then choose ‘Add Mail Account’ option at the top of the screen.


Step 6 – The next step is to complete the form by filling in the following details

  • Name e.g David Smith.
  • Email Address in the Address box i.e
  • Password for this email address.
  • Description of your choice like


Step 7 – The next stage is to decide whether you would like to use the POP3 or IMAP email protocol.

Please Note – If you are unsure which protocol will be best for your circumstances, please refer to the ‘E-Mail‘ section of our blog for further information.

Once you have done this you can move onto to step 8

Step 8 – Enter the information below into the relevant areas

Incoming Mail Server

Host Name:

If you selected POP in Step 7:

User Name: This should be your email address i.e

Password: This should be your password for this email address.

Outgoing Mail Server

Host Name:

User Name: This should be your email address i.e

Password: This should be your password for this email address.


Step 9 – Click Next

Step 10 – If you receive an error stating “Cannot Connect Using SSL”, select Yes to setup the account without SSL.

Step 11 – Click ‘Continue’ to complete the set-up and you should be good to go!



By | December 8th, 2014|E-Mails, Mobile, Phones|Comments Off on A Step By Step Guide To Setting Up E-Mail on Your iPhone

How To Prolong The Life of Your iPhone Battery

Hands up if this story sounds like a familiar one. You’re caught in the perfect storm of being as far away as possible from a phone charger, with your battery level dropping below 10% and an important phone call on the way at some point!

For all the wonders of iPhones (they are great aren’t they!), all of the good ideas seem to have been exhausted before they came to designing a battery that lasted as long as possible.

To try and help you prolong the life of your iPhone battery we have decided to draw up our list of 3 top tips to help squeeze every last drop of juice from your battery.

Follow these steps to make sure that the next time you think up the wittiest Facebook comment ever or take the perfect picture, your efforts to share it with the world is iphone5_ios7not thwarted by a duff battery!

Tip No. 1 – Check Your Settings

If your battery is on a mission to lose its power from the moment it is fully charged, there are a few changes that you can make to delay the inevitable for a little while longer.

If you are not using your phone or are out and about try the following:

  • Turn off Your Wi-Fi – This way your iPhone will preserve precious battery life because it will not constantly be searching for a Wi-Fi signal that’s not there.
  • Turn off Siri – Siri puts a surprisingly big strain on your battery. If you don’t use it regularly, turn it off to save some juice.
  • Turn off Auto Application Updates – This may be a bit of a pain to do this manually but auto updates can drain your battery at just the wrong time!
  • Turn Your Brightness Down! – Few things drain your phone’s battery more than having the brightness cranked right up. We’re not suggesting that you should keep it so low you can barely see it but you may be surprised how much longer your battery lasts when you turn the brightness down a little.

2. Use an Official Apple Charger

Don’t get cheap when it comes to your phone charger. We appreciate the official Apple chargers are more expensive than some of their knocked off counterparts but as with most things in life, you get what you pay for.

Real bona fide Apple iPhone chargers will charge your phone faster than fake ones. Not to mention the fact that they are safer. There have even been reports previously regarding people being injured by fake iPhone chargers.

3. Grab an External Battery

This may seem like a little bit of a cop-out but if your iPhone just refuses to hold a charge no matter what your try to do, one of the best options is to buy an external battery to keep it going all day.


By | June 12th, 2014|Phones|Comments Off on How To Prolong The Life of Your iPhone Battery