How to set up mail, contacts, and calendars on iPhone and iPadSource: iMore

No matter if you use iCloud, Gmail, or another email, calendar, or contact service, it's pretty easy to set up these days on your iPhone or iPad. While the old "Mail, Contacts, & Calendars" section of Settings is gone, having been split up into separate sections, there's still only one place you need to go to set up your email, contact, and calendar accounts.

Here's how to set up email, contacts, and calendars on your iPhone and iPad.

How to set up iCloud mail, contacts, and calendars on iPhone or iPad

If you're looking to set up an iCloud account on your iPhone or iPad, you'll want to follow the steps here (Don't worry, despite the title, there are steps here if you already have an Apple ID):

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How to set up Google mail, calendars, and contacts on iPhone or iPad

  1. Open Settings.
  2. Tap Passwords & Accounts.
  3. Tap Add Account.

    Open Settings, tap Accounts & Passwords, tap Add accountSource: iMore

  4. Tap Google.
  5. Enter your Google account credentials.

    Tap Google, enter Google account infoSource: iMore

  6. Make sure the switches for mail, contacts, and calendars are in the 'on' or 'off' positions depending on where you want them.
  7. Tap Save.

    Flip correct switches, tap SaveSource: iMore

How to set up Outlook.com mail, calendar, and contacts on iPhone or iPad

  1. Open Settings.
  2. Tap Passwords & Accounts.
  3. Tap Add Account.

    Open Settings, tap Accounts & Passwords, tap Add accountSource: iMore

  4. Tap Outlook.com.
  5. Enter your Outlook.com account credentials.

    Tap Outlook.com, enter credentialsSource: iMore

  6. Make sure the switches for mail, contacts, calendars, and notes are in the 'on' or 'off' positions depending on where you want them.
  7. Tap Save.

    Tap switches, tap SaveSource: iMore

How to set up Exchange mail, calendar, and contacts on iPhone or iPad

  1. Open Settings.
  2. Tap Passwords & Accounts.
  3. Tap Add Account.

    Open Settings, tap Accounts & Passwords, tap Add accountSource: iMore

  4. Tap Exchange.
  5. Enter your Exchange email address.
  6. Tap Next.

    Tap Exchange, enter Exchange address, tap NextSource: iMore

  7. Tap Configure Manually.
  8. Enter your Exchange account information if you elected to configure your account manually (you might need to get these from your IT administrator if you don't know them).
  9. Tap Next.

    Tap Configure Manually, enter account info, tap NextSource: iMore

  10. Make sure the switches for mail, contacts, and calendars are in the 'on' or 'off' positions depending on where you want them.
  11. Tap Save.

    Flip switches, tap SaveSource: iMore

How to set up IMAP/POP, CalDav, and CardDAV on iPhone or iPad

  1. Open Settings.
  2. Tap Passwords & Accounts.
  3. Tap Add Account.

    Open Settings, tap Accounts & Passwords, tap Add accountSource: iMore

  4. Tap Other.
  5. Select the type of account you want to configure. Select Mail for an email account CalDAV for a calendar, and CardDAV for contacts.

    IMGTap Other, select account typeSource: iMore

  6. Enter your account information.
  7. Tap Next.
  8. Tap Done.

    Enter account info, tap NextSource: iMore

Questions?

If you have any further questions about adding an email, contacts, and calendar accounts to an iOS device, let us know in the comments.

Updated December 2019: Everything is up to date for iOS 13 and iPadOS 13.

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