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Setting up Exchange, iCloud, Gmail, Yahoo!, or AOL email accounts

From: iOS 7: iPhone and iPad Essential Training

Video: Setting up Exchange, iCloud, Gmail, Yahoo!, or AOL email accounts

Now let's take a look at how to set up your email If you're currently not managing any email accounts on your device, you'll And all I have to do here is enter my Apple ID and password.

Setting up Exchange, iCloud, Gmail, Yahoo!, or AOL email accounts

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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iOS 7: iPhone and iPad Essential Training

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  1. 4m 46s
    1. Welcome
      1m 6s
    2. What's new in iOS 7?
      3m 40s
  2. 55m 0s
    1. A tour of the device
      5m 29s
    2. The Lock and Home screens
      2m 39s
    3. Accessing and using Control Center
      4m 37s
    4. Choosing and controlling your sounds
      5m 24s
    5. Learning finger gestures
      4m 1s
    6. Connecting to Wi-Fi networks
      3m 31s
    7. Using the Notification Center
      5m 41s
    8. Twitter, Facebook, Flickr, and Vimeo integration
      4m 59s
    9. Setting up an Apple ID with your iOS device
      4m 21s
    10. Customizing your wallpaper
      4m 40s
    11. Multitasking
      2m 48s
    12. Sharing files with AirDrop
      2m 53s
    13. Enabling and using Touch ID
      3m 57s
  3. 20m 58s
    1. Understanding the keyless keyboard
      4m 24s
    2. Fixing typos and using autocorrection
      6m 39s
    3. Exploring Select, Cut, Copy, and Paste
      3m 3s
    4. Accessing hidden shortcuts
      1m 40s
    5. Syncing a Bluetooth keyboard
      1m 53s
    6. Adding international and emoji keyboards
      3m 19s
  4. 39m 52s
    1. Connecting your device to your Mac or PC
      5m 37s
    2. Syncing music, movies, and ringtones
      7m 30s
    3. Syncing photos from a Mac
      6m 5s
    4. Syncing photos from a PC
      3m 25s
    5. Syncing contacts and calendars from a Mac
      3m 54s
    6. Syncing contacts and calendars from a PC
      3m 13s
    7. Understanding your backup options
      3m 50s
    8. Using wireless syncing
      2m 24s
    9. Using iTunes Match
      3m 54s
  5. 56m 16s
    1. Basic phone activities
      3m 9s
    2. Adding and managing favorites
      3m 11s
    3. Accessing voicemail
      3m 12s
    4. Receiving calls
      5m 44s
    5. Blocking numbers
      2m 45s
    6. Using the iPhone during a call
      5m 10s
    7. Using FaceTime
      5m 50s
    8. Making conference calls
      3m 1s
    9. Adding recent calls to your contacts
      1m 35s
    10. Sharing contacts
      2m 51s
    11. Assigning photos and ringtones to specific contacts
      3m 34s
    12. Using the included headset
      2m 47s
    13. Using a Bluetooth headset
      3m 34s
    14. Texting and using iMessages
      9m 53s
  6. 39m 0s
    1. Importing email accounts from your computer
      1m 50s
    2. Setting up Exchange, iCloud, Gmail, Yahoo!, or AOL email accounts
      4m 20s
    3. Setting up other types of email accounts
      2m 30s
    4. Keeping your iOS device email synced with your computer
      4m 32s
    5. Composing email
      4m 47s
    6. Receiving and reading email
      9m 22s
    7. Assigning VIPs
      2m 44s
    8. Searching your mailboxes
      1m 51s
    9. Setting mail options
      7m 4s
  7. 33m 34s
    1. Web browsing with Safari
      8m 11s
    2. Saving bookmarks and viewing the History list
      6m 29s
    3. Saving images
      2m 28s
    4. Completing forms and using AutoFill
      4m 34s
    5. Using Reader and the Reading List
      2m 11s
    6. Getting some privacy
      1m 54s
    7. Using iCloud tabs
      3m 43s
    8. Using iCloud Keychain
      4m 4s
  8. 35m 41s
    1. Browsing your library
      3m 6s
    2. Playing and controlling music
      7m 17s
    3. Playing and controlling video
      2m 37s
    4. Using the included earbud controls
      3m 0s
    5. Playing and controlling video
      6m 7s
    6. Adjusting your Music settings
      6m 26s
    7. Browsing and buying with the iTunes app
      4m 8s
    8. Using AirPlay to stream content from your device to an Apple TV
      3m 0s
  9. 51m 12s
    1. Shooting still photos with your device
      6m 48s
    2. Shooting in HDR
      2m 7s
    3. Shooting panoramas
      2m 34s
    4. Viewing, organizing, and editing photos
      9m 45s
    5. Shooting video
      2m 47s
    6. Shooting slow motion (iPhone 5s)
      3m 23s
    7. Shooting in burst mode (iPhone 5s)
      1m 38s
    8. Viewing and editing video
      2m 33s
    9. Taking screenshots
      1m 23s
    10. Sharing photos and video
      6m 27s
    11. Creating albums
      2m 57s
    12. Syncing your photos with a photo stream
      4m 9s
    13. Creating a shared photo stream
      4m 41s
  10. 22m 39s
    1. Getting your location with Maps
      3m 57s
    2. Finding addresses and nearby businesses
      3m 37s
    3. Bookmarking locations
      3m 12s
    4. Getting directions
      4m 15s
    5. Showing traffic and alternative maps
      2m 48s
    6. Using 3D and Flyover views
      2m 34s
    7. Using the Compass app
      2m 16s
  11. 28m 17s
    1. Adding events to your calendar
      10m 55s
    2. Subscribing to calendars
      2m 34s
    3. Setting Time Zone Support
      2m 21s
    4. Using the Clock app
      7m 4s
    5. Setting reminders
      5m 23s
  12. 6m 11s
    1. Using the Notes app
      3m 4s
    2. Using the Voice Memos app
      3m 7s
  13. 11m 48s
    1. Passbook
      6m 6s
    2. Stocks
      2m 32s
    3. Calculator
      50s
    4. Weather
      2m 20s
  14. 20m 51s
    1. Browsing the App Store through iTunes
      6m 3s
    2. Browsing the App Store on your iOS device
      6m 15s
    3. Purchasing apps
      7m 24s
    4. Finding app settings
      1m 9s
  15. 25m 38s
    1. Airplane mode
      2m 25s
    2. Wi-Fi
      3m 2s
    3. Do Not Disturb
      4m 7s
    4. The About section
      2m 27s
    5. Usage
      4m 10s
    6. Date & Time settings
      1m 25s
    7. Restrictions
      3m 21s
    8. Privacy
      4m 41s
  16. 14m 28s
    1. Using Auto-Lock
      1m 22s
    2. Using Passcode Lock
      6m 1s
    3. Using Find My iPhone and Activation Lock
      7m 5s
  17. 17m 52s
    1. Introducing Siri
      9m 26s
    2. Listening and responding to messages
      4m 1s
    3. Setting reminders
      2m 51s
    4. Dictating in apps
      1m 34s
  18. 16m 33s
    1. Begin by restarting
      1m 6s
    2. Force-quitting apps
      1m 3s
    3. Rebooting
      43s
    4. Resetting
      1m 47s
    5. Erasing and restoring
      4m 32s
    6. Checking for updates
      1m 41s
    7. Optimizing battery life
      5m 41s
  19. 32s
    1. Goodbye
      32s

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