How to Add an Email Account to Android

Kyle Wood

Android, Tutorials

If you want to access your email on the go, adding your email account to your Android device is a must. Whether you use Gmail, Yahoo, Outlook, or any other email service provider, you can easily set it up on your Android phone or tablet. In this tutorial, we will walk you through the process step by step.

Step 1: Open the Settings App

To get started, unlock your Android device and find the Settings app. It usually looks like a gear icon and can be found either on your home screen or in the app drawer. Tap on it to open the settings.

Step 2: Find and Select ‘Accounts’

In the settings menu, scroll down until you find an option called Accounts. It may be labeled as Accounts & Sync or Users & Accounts, depending on your Android version. Tap on it to proceed.

Step 3: Add an Account

In the accounts menu, you will see a list of all accounts already added to your Android device. To add a new account, tap on the Add Account option. This will open a new window with a list of various account types.

Step 4: Select Your Email Provider

In the list of account types, locate and tap on your email service provider’s name. For example, if you use Gmail, tap on Gmail.

If you use Yahoo Mail, tap on Email. And if you use Outlook or Hotmail, tap on Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync.

Step 5: Enter Your Email Address

After selecting your email provider, you will be prompted to enter your email address. Type in your full email address (e.g., and tap on Next. Make sure you have a stable internet connection to proceed.

Step 6: Enter Your Password

In the next screen, enter the password associated with your email account and tap on Next. Double-check your password for any typing errors to ensure accuracy.

Step 7: Customize Account Settings (Optional)

Depending on your email service provider, you may be asked to customize additional settings such as sync frequency, notifications, or folder synchronization. Configure these settings according to your preferences or leave them as default if you’re unsure.

Step 8: Complete the Setup

Once you have entered all the required information and customized any optional settings, tap on Next or Done. Your Android device will now attempt to connect to the email server and verify your account details. This process may take a few moments.

Congratulations! You’re All Set!

You have successfully added an email account to your Android device.

Now you can access all your emails directly from the built-in Email or Gmail app on your phone or tablet. Simply open the respective app, and you will find all your messages waiting for you.


  • If you have enabled two-factor authentication for your email account, you may be prompted to enter a verification code during the setup process. Make sure to check your alternate contact methods for this code.
  • If the automatic setup fails, double-check that you entered the correct email address and password. If the issue persists, you can choose the manual setup option and enter the required server settings provided by your email service provider.

That’s it! Now you can stay connected and manage your emails conveniently from your Android device. Enjoy the flexibility and productivity that comes with having your email account at your fingertips!

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