How to Add an Email Account on Android


This wikiHow teaches you how to add another email account (such as Outlook, Yahoo, or another Gmail account) to an Android phone or tablet using the Gmail app.

Part 1
Adding a Web Mail (Gmail, Hotmail, Outlook, Yahoo) Account

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It’s the red and white envelope icon that’s usually on the home screen.

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It’s at the top-left corner of the screen.

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It’s near the top-left corner of the menu. The menu now displays fewer options.

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If you’re adding another Gmail address, select Google. Otherwise: If your email address ends with outlook.com, live.com, or hotmail.com, select Outlook, Hotmail, and Live. If you use Office 365 or the Microsoft Outlook application for email, select Exchange.[1] Tap Yahoo if you have a Yahoo! Mail account. If you have a POP or IMAP account, see .

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This brings you to the password screen.

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Once your password is authenticated, you’ll be signed in to the account.

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The text may vary by account, but you’ll usually have to give the Gmail app permission to access your messages. Once you’re finished, your new account is ready to use.

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Here’s how you can switch between mailboxes to view all of your mail:[2] Tap ☰ at the top-left corner of Gmail. Tap the down arrow to the right of your username. Select the account you want to use. This opens the inbox for that account. You can send a receive messages from the new account on this screen. To switch back to the other account, tap ☰, tap the down arrow, and select that account.

Part 2
Adding a POP3 or IMAP Account

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You can get this information from your email provider. Most providers use POP3 or IMAP. Exchange is often used in office environments.

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If you’re using Exchange, tap Select to choose a client certificate if instructed by your administrator.

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This information comes from your email provider. Follow the on-screen instructions to enter all of the requested information to complete the setup process.[3]

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Now that you’ve set up your new account, here’s how you can switch between mailboxes to view all of your mail:[4] Tap ☰ at the top-left corner of Gmail. Tap the down arrow to the right of your username. Select the account you want to use. This opens the inbox for that account. You can send a receive messages from the new account on this screen. To switch back to the other account, tap ☰, tap the down arrow, and select that account.