Microsoft has a new free mail option that they are offering that provides you with an Outlook.com email address. It is a simple, clean interface that will appeal to a number of users that are looking for a good, free email service. If you haven’t yet claimed your Outlook.com email address, you can do so by going to www.outlook.com and setting up an account. But once you have created your Outlook.com email address, you might be wondering how to go about setting it up on your iPhone 5. There isn’t a dedicated option for that type of email address, which can be a little confusing. Fortunately you can take advantage of Microsoft’s other email option, Hotmail, to complete the setup process.
Putting Outlook.com Email on the iPhone 5
If you are actively using your Outlook.com email account and are looking for a way to access if more efficiently, then setting up that account on your iPhone 5 is the perfect choice. You can send and receive messages directly on your phone, and the setups take just a few moments.
Step 1: Tap the Settings icon on your iPhone.
Step 2: Scroll down to the Mail, Contacts, Calendars option and select it.
Step 3: Select the Add Account option, which you will find under the other email accounts that are set up on your iPhone 5.
Step 4: Select the Microsoft Hotmail option at the bottom of the screen.
Step 5: Type your Outlook.com email address into the Email field, then type your password into the Password field. Your iPhone will automatically enter the description as “Outlook,” but you can change this to something else, if you prefer.
Step 6: Choose the options that you want to sync from your Outlook.com email account to your iPhone 5, then tap the Save button at the top-right corner of the screen.
If you decide later that you would prefer not to have your Outlook.com email address syncing with your iPhone 5, you can follow the instructions here to delete an 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.
His main writing topics include iPhones, Microsoft Office, Google Apps, Android, and Photoshop, but he has also written about many other tech topics as well.
Disclaimer: Most of the pages on the internet include affiliate links, including some on this site.