How to set up Exchange accounts on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch

Last modified: November 28, 2017
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Exchange is Microsoft’s corporate email, calendar, and contact service, built on top of the company’s lightning-fast ActiveSync protocol. Many companies use Exchange for their email services; if yours happens to be one of them, we’ve got the guide to help you set it up on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch.

Even if you don’t have a company Exchange account, you may still be able to take advantage of Exchange syncing on the iPhone through a paid Google account. Google licenses Microsoft’s technology so that it can provide Google Sync service for Gmail, Contacts, and Calendars; if you have a paid Google account, you can set up Google Sync through an Exchange account on the iPhone, as well.

No matter whether you use Exchange via Microsoft, Google, your company, or a third-party service, it’s all set up the same way: All you need to know are your credentials.

How to set up a mail, calendar, and contacts Exchange account on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch

  1. Open the Settings app.
  2. Tap Mail, Contacts, Calendars.
  3. Tap Add Account.
  4. Tap Microsoft Exchange.
  5. Enter your Exchange ActiveSync account settings (see your IT administrator or service provider if you don’t know them).
  1. Tap Next.
  2. Select what you want to sync (Mail, Calendar, Contacts, Reminders).
  3. Tap Save.

You can go back to Settings and configure how many days of mail you want to sync, along with advanced settings like SSL and S/MIME as well.

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