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Now let's take a look at how to set up your email account on your iOS device, without having to sync it with your computer. Start by tapping the mail app. If you're currently not managing any email accounts on your device, you'll see this screen which lists six of the most popular email services around. We have iCloud, Microsoft Exchange, Google, Yahoo!, AoL and Outlook.com. And all you have to do here, is tap the name of the service you use. iCloud is Apple's free online or Cloud service for storing your content and that includes a free email address. You might have created an iCloud on your device when you set it up.
Next is Microsoft Exchange. You are most likely only have an exchange account if that's the email system your company uses. Also listed here is Google, which you probably know offers a free email service called G-mail. And you can also get free accounts from Yahoo, AoL, and Outook.com, formerly known as Hotmail. Now you can't register for a new email account for any of these services from this screen. This screen is only for setting up existing email accounts. If you would like to setup a new account, you will have to visit one of these services on your web browser and sign up. Once you have setup an email account that you want to manage on your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch.
You can come back to the screen. Now, these are the most popular services. So, Apple has made it easy to just enter a few pieces of information to setup your accounts. If you have an email account with a provider that's not listed here. You'll just other and go through a slightly longer set of process but we'll look at the other options in another movie. But if you have an account from one of these six services, setting up your email is pretty easy. So lets say I have an iCloud account. I'll just type iCloud. And all I have to do here is enter my Apple ID and password. I'll tap Next. Now when you have iCloud account, you'll see this message asking permission for iCloud to use your device's location information.
Among other things, this lets you use the find my iPhone feature which gives you the ability to find your phone from a web browser if you've lost or misplaced it. I'll talk about finding my iPhone later in the course. But I highly suggest that you do allow this. So I'll tap OK. And that's all there is to it. I now see these options to determine what portions of my iCloud account I want to sync with my iPhone. Now this part is unique to setting up an iCloud account. We'll look at another type of account in a moment. But for now, I'm just going to turn everything off except for Mail, because I just want to sync with Mail for the moment. Oh, and I'll leave Find my iPhone on as well, and then I'll tap Save.
And that takes me right to my inbox, where I can now see my incoming mail and read and respond to it. Alright, let's set up another account. Now, once you've set up one account, you no longer open the mail app to set up additional accounts. Notice tapping Mail just takes me right into my iCloud mailbox. So instead to setup another account, I'll go to settings, Mail, Contacts, Calendars and you'll tap Add Account'. Now we see the same add accounts screen we saw before. I'll select Google this time and set up a Gmail account. Here I enter my name, my email address. My password, and then I'll just change this description since it's kind of long.
I'll just make that Gmail. So, this is all the information that I really need to enter. My iPhone will recognize that this is a Gmail account, and it will perform the rest of the set up for me when I tap Next. Again I can choose which services from Gmail I want to sync. And in this case, I will just leave Mail selected. And I'll type Save. And now I see both my iCloud and my Gmail account listed here in settings. I click the Home Button. And you might have noticed this badge that appears on the mail icon. This lets me know how many new messages are waiting for me in my various email accounts. So, I'll tap Mail to open it, and to access either of these accounts, I just tap their name under their inboxes.
So here's my Gmail email, and it's pulling the Gmail name from the description box that I typed into earlier when I set this up. And here's my iCloud inbox. Alternately you can tap All Inboxes. Which list all of your incoming email, with the most recently received messages listed from top to bottom, regardless of which inbox they belong to. This is a nice way to quickly check all of your new email, without having to switch back and forth between accounts. And that's how you set up your email on your iOS device, if you use iCloud, Exchange, Gmail, Yahoo, AoL or Outlook.com.
We'll look at how to set up email accounts other than these in the next movie.
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