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How do I sync my iPhone with Outlook email?

Setup Outlook Email on IPhone & How do I set up my Outlook email on my iOS

Setting up Outlook email in your iPhone or iOS devices is not that difficult as it might appear to you initially. With just little changes in the settings, you can easily setup Outlook email on iPhone. If you’re an Outlook email user who wants to know the setup process of Outlook email in iPhone, then this post will help you in addressing the question “how do is set up my Outlook email on my iOS?”.  With Outlook email synced in your iPhone, you can easily check your emails or send them anytime as per your convenience. Before we dig deeper and tell you the step by step procedure to manually configure the Outlook email setup in iPhone, it is important to understand the requirements you need to fulfill.


Here are the details you need to keep ready before we begin the configuration of Outlook email on iPhone or other iOS devices-

  • Your email address and password
  • Stable internet connection
  • Incoming mail server details: Hostname, username and password
  • Outgoing mail server details: Hostname, username and password.

How to setup Outlook email on iPhone

The comprehensive process to configure and setup Outlook email automatically on iPhone is mentioned below-

  • Launch the “settings” app in your iPhone
  • Tap on the “mail, contacts and calendars” or “accounts and passwords” as applicable.
  • Now tap on the “add account” option. After tapping the option, you can see different email services such as Gmail, exchange, AOL, Yahoo, Outlook and other.
  • You need to tap the “Outlook email” button.
  • Enter your outlook email address and password.
  • Tap the “next” button
  • Select the services you’d like to enable and sync them with Outlook email.
  • Tap “save” button in the upper right-hand corner to save the settings.

The process of configuring Outlook email in iPhone is a little different from the automatic one. In the manual configuration, you need to set the incoming and outgoing mail servers all by yourself. If the automatic configuration is not working in your phone then you may manually configure the Outlook email on iPhone using the steps given below-

  • Step1: Open the “settings” app in iPhone.
  • Step 2: Now tap on the “mail, contacts and calendars” present in older iPhone model or “accounts and password” present in the new model.
  • Step 3: In the accounts section, tap on the “add account” and enter the following details-

Name: Provide your name

Email: Provide your Outlook email address

Password: Enter the password of Outlook

Description: Enter “outlook”

  • Step 4: Tap the “next” button and enter the given incoming and outgoing mails server information-

Incoming mail server settings


Username: Enter your name

Password: Enter password

Outgoing mail server settings


Username: Enter your name

Password: Enter password

  • Step 5: Tap the “save” button and go to the Main server setting, ensure that the information given below is displayed in the settings-

SSL: tls

Server Port: 587

  • Step 6: Go back to the previous screen and restart your phone to let the new settings work.

Frequently asked questions (FAQs)

  1. How can I change email password in iPhone?

In order to change the password, you need to go to the and access your account using the email id and password. The setting can be changed from the accounts section in

  1. I am using iPhone X, I cannot see “mail, contacts and calendars” option in the settings app.

Since you’re using the new version of iOS, you won’t see this option. In new models of iPhone, instead of “mail, contacts and calendars” there is another option that goes by the name “accounts and password”. Once you tap on the option you can follow the procedure as stated in the post to setup Outlook email in iPhone.