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How to set up email on Android phone or tablet

Set up Email on your Android device in no time

If you're looking to find out how to set up email on an Android phone or tablet then you've come to the right place. Here we gently guide you through the process of setting up email on an Android device.

The good thing about setting up email on an Android phone or tablet, is that Google Android's mail app is so simple to set up that all the hard work is done for you. All that is required of you, is entering your details correctly, if you can do that, then you should be receiving push emails on your Android phone or tablet in a matter of minutes. See all Android how-tos.

That’s more than enough of the formalities for now, here's how to set up email on an Android phone or tablet. Take a look at How to dry a wet phone.

How to set up email on Android phone or tablet: Step one

Click on the 'display all apps' icon and find the Mail app - it will be preinstalled on your Android phone or tablet.

How to set up email on Android phone or tablet: Step two

The next thing that you are going to need to do is select your mail provider.

(If you are setting up work email then you may need to connect your IT department to see if there are additional instructions you need to follows, as email settings and security will vary from company to company.)

How to set up email on Android phone or tablet

How to set up email on Android phone or tablet: Step three    

Once you have selected your email provider, you will then be asked to enter your email account details. Do so.

How to set up email on Android phone or tablet: Step four

Next you will be asked to assign a name for your email account.

Android Mail lets you set up more than one email account in its Mail app, so choosing a name such as 'Work' or 'Personal' would be sensible choices here if you are planning to use the Mail app for managing more than one email account.

How to set up email on Android phone or tablet: Step five

Some Android devices and mail providers will let you sync your contacts, and other information with the rest of your phone or tablet. If this is the case simply select the information you want to be synced with your Android phone or tablet.

Another good feature with Android Mail, is that it lets you check how often the Mail app checks for new email messages.

Tip: If you wish to save battery select longer update intervals. Similarly if you want your emails to reach your phone instantly select the 'Push' option.

How to set up email on Android phone or tablet: Step six

Send and receive emails from your Android phone or tablet.

  

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