How to Setup Two Emails From Your iPhone

by Nick Peers
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Many people use more than one email account. In fact, most people use at least an email account for work and a personal email account. If you use an iPhone, you can set up multiple email accounts and send and receive from both accounts. In most cases, the iPhone is typically able to configure the email account automatically. If the iPhone can't configure it, you must know the settings for the account: incoming mail server, username, password, incoming mail security settings, outgoing mail server and outgoing mail security settings.

Step 1

Tap "Settings" from the home screen to view the Settings screen and then tap "Mail, Contacts, Calendars."

Step 2

Tap "Add Account" to start adding a new email account.

Step 3

Tap the email provider -- iCloud, Microsoft Exchange, Gmail, Yahoo, AOL or -- and the iPhone will automatically configure the account for you.

Step 4

Enter a name for the email account, as well as the email address and password. Tap "Next" and the iPhone logs in to your account if the email address and password are correct. Tap "Save" to finish adding the email account.

Tap the "Add Account" button again from the "Mail, Contacts, Calendars" screen to start adding another email account. The process of setting up a second email account is the same.


  • Information in this article applies to the iPhone 5, 5s and 5c. It may vary slightly or significantly with other versions or products.
  • Double-check the settings if you are adding an email account that is not automatically configured. A single typo can prevent the iPhone from connecting to the email server.


  • To set up an email account that is not configured automatically by the iPhone, tap "Other" from the Add Account screen instead of tapping an email service provider and then tap "Add Mail Account." You need to know the correct email settings for the new account.
  • You can get the email settings from your email account provider. The iPhone can automatically configure only iCloud, Microsoft Exchange, Gmail, Yahoo, Aol or accounts.


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About the Author

Nick Peers has been writing technology-related articles since 2003. His articles have appeared in dozens of technical publications, including MSN UK, CNET, BBC Who Do You Think You Are, LifeHacker UK and TechRadar. He holds a Masters in information technology degree from the University of East London.

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