Set up Hotmail on iPhone

If you have an Hotmail account, you can set up Hotmail on your mobile devices and access your emails anywhere on the go. For example, you can add Hotmail account to Samsung, iPhone, iPad, Lenovo, HTC and more smartphones and tablets. In this guide, we will discuss how you can configure Hotmail account on an iPhone, including iPhone 4S, iPhone5, iPhone 5C, iPhone 5S, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus and more models. In previous guides, we have already showed you the instructions to add Hotmail account to iPad, configure Hotmail account on Samsung smartphone. Check out below steps to set up Hotmail on iPhone.


How to Add Hotmail Email Account to iPhone?

Tap to open the Settings app on your iPhone screen. Then tap on the Mail, Contacts, Calendar from the iPhone settings screen to access the iPhone mail settings.

iphone mail settings

Now you will be taken to a mail screen with all your existing email account listed and the option to add new email account to your iPhone, see below screenshot.

add new mail account to iphone

Select Add Account button to begin adding new email account on iPhone. You will then get a list of available email services and types you can choose from, such as iCloud email, Google email, Yahoo email, AOL email, Outlook email account, etc. It is very straightforward to configure emails on iPhone. Hotmail is not a default option, but you can configure Hotmail on iPad via the mail type.

add outlook mail account to iphone

Most email services from Microsoft can be configured using this Outlook option when adding them to the Mail app on iOS devices. Once you selected email account type in the Mail app for iPhone, you will open the dialogue where you can input your Hotmail email address and its password.

input hotmail username and password on iphone

Your Hotmail account information received by the Mail app will be sent to Hotmail server for verification. If your Hotmail credentials are correct, you will get a screen like below from which you can sync your email, contacts, calendars, reminders from Hotmail server to your iPhone.

sync hotmail mail, contacts, calendars, reminders to iphone

if you choose to enable contacts sync from Hotmail to iPhone, you will have the option to delete existing local contacts on iPhone while syncing contacts from Hotmail, or merge Hotmail contacts and existing local contacts on iPhone. If you accidentally deleted iPhone contacts, you can recover contacts from iCloud backup.

merge iphone contacts and hotmail contacts

The last step is to tap on the Save button from the top right corner to finish setting up Hotmail account on iPhone. You will then be able to send emails, reply emails, delete emails or perform other email management using the mail app on your iPhone. Now your Hotmail is ready on the go, you can check emails anywhere you go on your mobile phone.

Update 2018: this article was originally published in 2015. in this update, we linked to the new Hotmail configuration post which was updated to reflect the changes of iOS 11.