Setting up email accounts on Samsung smartphones is extremely easy. Samsung mobile phones, like the Samsung Galaxy series, Galaxy tabs, Galaxy s3, s4, s5, S6, S6 edge, can add most of the email account settings for you automatically when you adding an email account to Samsung phone. In this guide, we will show you how to configuration an email account on Samsung step by step. If you want to create mutliple email accounts on Samsung, just repeat the instructions below.
Are you using a free email service, like Gmail, Hotmail?
Here is the step-by-step guide to set up Hotmail account on Samsung mobile phone. Gmail users, please refer to this tutorial to add Gmail accounts to Samsung mobile phone.
How to Add email accounts to Samsung?
1. Start the Settings app on your Samsung phone or tablet
You can access the Settings app from your home screen or by pressing the menu button.
2. Choose Accounts & Sync
When you open the Settings app main screen, you should find Accounts & Sync option under the Personal section. Select it, you will then see a list of existing accounts on your Samsung phone.
3. Add new account to Samsung
Tap on Add account button on the right bottom corner to start creating new email accounts on Samsung.
4. Choose Email account on Samsung
You will be taken to a screen with available account types, such as Samsung account, Email account, LDAP account, Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync account, and so on. Choose Email to starting adding email account to Samsung phone or tablet.
5. Set up email on Samsung
Now you need to manually type in your Email address and password. Other than that, you have two extra options:
- Show password — this can display your password input so you can make sure to have enterred the correct password.
- Send email from this account by default — this is to define or change your default email account, so you can quickly send out emails from this selected email address.
6. Choose manual setup or automatic setup
There will be two buttons under the bottom of this screen, the Manual setup and Next. Samsung phones allows you to configure email for most accounts in a few steps. Here you can simply tap Next button to quickly finalize the setup of your email account. By choosing the Next button, you will enter into the automatic setup process, Samsung will choose other settings and options for your email account automatically. It will then varify your email username and password, if nothing wrong found, you can proceed to steps below.
If you like to manually set up your email account, you can select Manual setup to enter the manual setup process which requires you to input or choose more extra settings or options.
7. Confirm or edit Account options
In the automatic configuration mode, your Samsung phone or talbet will automatically choose preset settings or options according to your email accounts or types, so you do not have to manully select or input them. But Samsung will still give you a chance to confirm its settings, so you can manually tweak or change the settings according to your preference. For beginners, you do not need to change anything as Samsung mobile system has optimized the settings for you, you can simply confirm and proceed to next step by pressing the Next button from the window bottom.
8. Give your email account a name and finish email account configuration
The last step to finalize email setting up on Samsung phone is to choose a name for your new email account. Samsung will automatically pick up a name for your reference. If you like the name given, you can simply press the Done button to save your email settings and your email account will be set up instantly. Chances you may want to give your new email account a more descriptive name so you can choose the right email account easier when you have multiple email addresses or accounts configured on the same Samsung device. For example, Samsung may automatically choose Gmail as your email account name, if you have more than two Gmail account want to add to Samsung, you may want to differentiate one Gmail account from another.
Extra Tips on Samsung Email account setup
Email is the essential tool for communication on mobile phones. We exchange information, send and receive emails and other files or documents a lot using emails for mobile. For example, you can use email to send photos on smartphones, swap contacts between Android and iPhone through email, transfer contacts from Samsung Galaxy phones to iPhone through Email, etc. Adding email accounts to Samsung mobile phones and tablets are very straightforward. If you want to create mutliple email accounts on Samsung, just repeat the instructions above. Should you have any troubles configuring your email on Samsung, leave a comment below.