Last updated on May 26th, 2023 at 12:45 pm
It’s very common for people to have more than one email account that they use regularly.
You might have an old email that you keep for legacy reasons, a new one that has a better handle with a different provider, a work email, an email for a hobby, etc.
Most email accounts can be set up for free, and there are a lot of benefits to having more than one.
But if you want to be able to manage all of them on your device you may be wondering if that’s possible.
Use these steps to add another email account to your iPhone 11.
How to Set Up an Additional Email Address on an iPhone
- Open the Settings app.
- Choose the Passwords & Accounts option.
- Touch the Add Account button.
- Select the type of account to add.
- Enter your email address and password.
- Tap Next and wait for your iPhone to verify the account.
- Choose the types of content to sync, then touch Save.
If you have a work and personal email account, then it’s very likely that you want to be able to use them both on your iPhone.
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The iPhone’s Mail app works so well that it’s where I check my emails about 95% of the time. I also have a lot of email accounts, so managing them all individually would be impractical, or even impossible, without the ability to set them all up on my iPhone.
Fortunately, the iPhone Mail app is able to handle multiple email accounts at once so that you can easily view all of the emails that you have, as well as send email messages from each of those accounts.
Our guide below will show you how to add another email to your iPhone.
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How to Add Another Email Account on an iPhone (Guide with Pictures)
The steps in this article were performed on an iPhone 11 in iOS 13.6.1. These steps will also work on other iPhone models using iOS 13. Steps are similar on earlier versions of iOS as well.
Step 1: Open the Settings app.
Step 2: Select the Passwords & Accounts option.
Step 3: Scroll down and choose the Add Account option.
Step 4: Touch the type of email account you wish to add.
Step 5: Enter the email address and password for the account.
Step 6: Tap the Next button and wait for the account to verify.
Step 7: Choose what you want to sync on your iPhone, then tap the Save button.
Now that you know how to add another email account to your iPhone you will be able to repeat these steps for every additional address that you would like to manage on the device.
Once you have multiple email accounts on your iPhone there will be an “All Inboxes” option in the Mail app where you can see your combined inboxes. Alternatively you can select individual account inboxes instead.
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When you create a new email message there will be a “From” line in the message. If you tap your email address there you will be able to choose the account from which you wish to send the message.
The default sending account can be changed by going to Settings > Mail > Default Account.
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You could try signing out instead if you aren’t sure that you want to remove your email account from your phone. This preserves the account on the device, but the Mail app won’t get any new messages. This is covered in the section below.
How to Close Mail on an iPhone
On an iPhone, you connect with your email accounts mostly through the Mail app, but you can also change various account settings in the Settings app.
For further details on this subject, find out more about how to sign out of mail on an iPhone.
You may disable a number of settings, such as contact or calendar synchronization, here, but you can also opt to disable the Mail feature. The steps below will help you accomplish that:
- Click the Settings button.
- Select the Mail menu item.
- Touch on Accounts.
- Tap the email address that you wish to log out from.
- Shut off the Mail item.
You can toggle this setting on or off if you decide that you don’t want to view emails from that account in your phone’s inbox now that you know how to log out of an iPhone email account.
Matthew Burleigh has been writing tech tutorials since 2008. His writing has appeared on dozens of different websites and been read over 50 million times.
After receiving his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Computer Science he spent several years working in IT management for small businesses. However, he now works full time writing content online and creating websites.
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