Can You Have More Than One Email Account on an iPhone?

It is very common for one person to have more than one email account, so you may wonder if you can have more than one email account on your iPhone. Whether you have multiple accounts because of separate work and personal accounts, or because you prefer to receive different types of emails at different accounts, it is possible to configure your iPhone with more than one account.

The steps for adding additional email accounts to your iPhone is very similar to the process that you followed to add the first one, and you can follow our short guide below to get the additional accounts set up.


How to Add Another Email Account on an iPhone

The steps below will assume that you already have at least one email account configured on your iPhone. You will also need to know the email address and the password for the account that you want to add. The setup process for the most common email account types (Gmail, Yahoo,, AOL) will not require additional information. However, other account types may require you to have server, port and authentication settings. You can get this information from your email provider.

You can find additional information about email configuration on Apple’s website.


Step 1: Touch the Settings icon.

open the iphone settings menu



Step 2: Select the Mail, Contacts, Calendars option.

open the mail, contacts, calendars menu



Step 3: Touch the Add Account button under the list of accounts currently on the device.

touch the add account button



Step 4: Select the type of email account that you want to set up.

can you add another email account to an iphone



Step 5: Enter your name into the Name field, your email address into the Email field, and your password into the Password field. Touch the Next button when you are ready to proceed.

enter your email info, then touch the next button



You can then select the different features (if applicable) that you want to sync with your device. The exact options will vary depending upon your email provider.

Are you trying to set up a Gmail account, but are having difficulty? This article provides additional information that is specific to Gmail. newsletter

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