How to Turn on Mail on the iPhone 5

Email accounts from popular providers like Gmail, Yahoo and Outlook can provide you with features other than mail. These include items like contacts, calendars and notes. As such, you might have initially only wanted to use some of those features when you first added an email account to your iPhone. But if you have decide to start using that email account to receive and send mail, then you will want to turn on the mail feature of the account so you can start receiving messages on your device.

Fortunately it is a quick process to enable mail for an account that is already configured on your iPhone, and you can learn how with our steps below.


Enable Mail for an Account on Your iPhone 5

The steps in this article will show you how to turn on mail for an email account that you have already added to your device. It is possible to have configured an email account on your iPhone, but only use it for its’ other features, such as the calendar and contacts. If you have not added an email account to your iPhone yet, you can learn how here.


Step 1: Tap the Settings icon on your Home screen.

open the settings menu



Step 2: Scroll down and select the Mail, Contacts, Calendars option.

select the mail, contacts, calendars option



Step 3: Select the email account for which you want to turn on mail.

select the account to modify



Step 4: Tap the Account button at the top of the screen.

touch the account option



Step 5: Touch the Done button at the top-right corner of the screen.

touch the done button



Step 6: Tap the button to the right of Mail, then you can press the Home button under your screen to exit this menu. You will know that mail is turned on when there is green shading around the button.

turn on the mail option



Is there an email account on your iPhone that you do not use, or that only receives spam email? Delete that email account and improve the quality of your iPhone’s inbox. newsletter

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