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Now, let's take a look at how to set up your email accounts on your iPhone or iPod touch 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, Gmail, Yahoo, AOL, and Hotmail. 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 includes a free email address. You might have created an iCloud account when you set up your iPhone. If you don't yet have an iCloud email address and would like one, you can set one up by going to the iCloud Settings on your device, and we'll see that in action a little bit later.
Next is Microsoft Exchange. You'll most likely only have an Exchange account if that's the email system your company uses. Also listed here is Gmail which you probably know is Google's free email service and you can also get free accounts from Yahoo! AOL, and Hotmail. Now, you can't register for a new email account from this screen. This screen is only for setting up existing email accounts. If you like to set up a new account, you have to visit one of the services on your web browser and sign up. Once you have an account you want to manage on your iPhone or iPod touch, you can come back to this screen. Now, these are the most popular services, so Apple has made it easy to just enter a few pieces of information to set up your accounts.
If you have an email account with the provider not listed here, you'll just tap Other, and go through a slightly longer setup process, but we will look at the Other Options in another movie. So, if you have an account from one of the services, setting up your email is easy. Let's say I have an iCloud account. I'll just tap iCloud. And all I have to do here is enter my Apply ID and password. Then I'll tap next. Now, iCloud is asking me if it can use the location of my phone, because iCloud includes other features like the Find my Phone feature, and I'm going to allow that. So, the options you see here help me determine what portions of my iCloud account I want to sync with my iPhone.
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 going to turn off everything except mail because I just want to sync with my mail, and we'll tap Save. That takes me right to my inbox where I can now see my incoming mail and read and respond to it. All right. Let's set up another account. Once you've set up one account, you no longer open the Mail app to set up additional accounts. Instead, click your Home button, go to Settings>Mail, Contacts, Calendars. Then here tap Add Account.
Now, you get the same Add Account screen we saw before. I will select Gmail this time. And here I will enter my name, email address, password, and a description, and my iPhone will handle the rest of setting this account up for me. Then I'll tap Next. You can see Gmail gives me slightly different options here, I can choose to sync my mail as well as my Google Calendars and any notes. I'll leave things as they are and tap Save. Now I see both my iCloud and Gmail accounts listed in my Settings.
Notice the badge that appears on the mail icon. This lets me know how many new messages are waiting for me in my various email accounts. Let's open Mail again. To access the email from either of these accounts, I'm going to go back to my main mailboxes area where you can see both my iCloud and Gmail accounts listed. So, for instance, if I wanted to read my iCloud email, I would tap iCloud, and that takes me to the iCloud inbox. Alternately, I can tap All Inboxes which lists all of your incoming email with the most recently received messages listed from top to bottom regardless of which inbox they belong to.
It's a nice way to quickly check all your new email without having to switch back and forth between accounts. And that's how to set up your email on your iPhone or iPod touch if you use Exchange, iCloud, Gmail, Yahoo, Hotmail, or AOL. We'll look at how to set up email accounts other than these in the next movie.
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