How to set up email on an Android smartphone

A step by step guide to sorting email out on your Android device

If you want to setup email on your Android smartphone or tablet then follow these simple steps.

The process may vary slightly from phone to phone because of different Android versions and user interface overlays. Our tutorial has been done on a Samsung Galaxy Nexus running Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich.

See also: Android advisor.

Firstly head to the app menu and find the email app, typically called 'email'. On first use it will prompt you to add an email account. If you want to add another account then head to the settings of the email app and hit 'Add Account'.

Start by entering an existing email address and password. In our case we've added a Googlemail account but others are supported such as Exchange and Hotmail.

Next you choose your account settings including how often your phone will check for email, notifications and synchronisation. Tap Next when you're happy with your settings.

Now you can give your account a name if you like and choose your display name for outgoing messages. Tap Next when you've chosen your names and you will be taken to your Inbox.

Join the newsletter!

Or
Error: Please check your email address.
Rocket to Success - Your 10 Tips for Smarter ERP System Selection
Keep up with the latest tech news, reviews and previews by subscribing to the Good Gear Guide newsletter.

Chris Martin

PC Advisor (UK)
Show Comments

Brand Post

Most Popular Reviews

Latest Articles

Resources

PCW Evaluation Team

Andrew Teoh

Brother MFC-L9570CDW Multifunction Printer

Touch screen visibility and operation was great and easy to navigate. Each menu and sub-menu was in an understandable order and category

Louise Coady

Brother MFC-L9570CDW Multifunction Printer

The printer was convenient, produced clear and vibrant images and was very easy to use

Edwina Hargreaves

WD My Cloud Home

I would recommend this device for families and small businesses who want one safe place to store all their important digital content and a way to easily share it with friends, family, business partners, or customers.

Walid Mikhael

Brother QL-820NWB Professional Label Printer

It’s easy to set up, it’s compact and quiet when printing and to top if off, the print quality is excellent. This is hands down the best printer I’ve used for printing labels.

Ben Ramsden

Sharp PN-40TC1 Huddle Board

Brainstorming, innovation, problem solving, and negotiation have all become much more productive and valuable if people can easily collaborate in real time with minimal friction.

Sarah Ieroianni

Brother QL-820NWB Professional Label Printer

The print quality also does not disappoint, it’s clear, bold, doesn’t smudge and the text is perfectly sized.

Featured Content

Product Launch Showcase

Latest Jobs

Don’t have an account? Sign up here

Don't have an account? Sign up now

Forgot password?