How To Setup Hotmail Account On iPhone?

If you are a Hotmail user you must be aware of what happened to Hotmail recently. But as much as I am aware not everyone still knows what exactly happened to Hotmail and why they are not able to set up their Hotmail account on iPhone easily like before.

So let me be clear to everyone that Hotmail is not merged with Microsoft Outlook. That is why people are now facing difficulties in setting Hotmail account on iPhone.

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Steps To Add Hotmail Account On iPhone:

  1. Firstly go to the settings option on your iOS device.
  2. In settings look for the “Account and Password “option and tap on it.
  3. After that, you will see the “Add Account” option on your screen. Tap on it.
  4. Now select Outlook.com from the options appearing in front of you. Remember that the process is exactly the same whether you are setting up a Hotmail account, Live, or MSN email account.
  5. Hotmail login interface will appear in front of you.
  6. Login to your account by entering your email address and the password.
  7. After that, you will be asked if you want to allow the device to access all data present in your account.
  8. If you are sure you want to continue tap on the “Yes” option.
  9. After that, a list of all the data presents in your account if appear in front of you. Select the data you want to gain access to. By default, all the options present in the list will be selected if you do not want to gain the access to anything you can change it. You have to choose from:
    • Contacts
    • Your emails
    • Calendar
    • View your basic profile etc.
  10. After that go back to your home page and open the mail option on your iPhone. The new Hotmail account you just added to your iOS device will be available there.

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There is a limit set on your iPhone by default for your Synced emails. But you can change it manually if you wish to gain access to them according to your personal choice.

  1. Firstly go to the settings option on your iOS device.
  2. In settings look for the Account and Passwordoption and tap on it.
  3. After that, you will see the Add Account option on your screen. Tap on it.
  4. Now select Outlook.com from the options appearing in front of you.
  5. Then go to the “Mail Days to Sync option.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Is Hotmail A POP Or IMAP?

Hotmail provides access to IMAP so that users can access their Hotmail account on their mobile devices and on their desktop also.

Are Hotmail And Outlook The Same?

Yes, outlook and Hotmail are one and the same thing. Microsoft has announced Hotmail as the main brand for its company a long time ago which is why Hotmail is used as the brand name of Microsoft.

Are Hotmail And Gmail Are The Same?

Basically, the use of Hotmail and Gmail accounts is the same but one of the main differences is that they are manufactured by different companies. That is why are have a different user base. But you can have Hotmail and Gmail account at the same time.