Set up Exchange ActiveSync on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch

When you add your Exchange ActiveSync account, you can sync your Mail, Contacts, Calendars, Reminders, and Notes with your iOS device.

Add your Exchange account

Tap Settings > Passwords & Accounts > Add Account > Exchange.

Enter your address

Enter your email address, then tap Next. You can also enter an account description.

The add exchange account screen on an iOS device

Connect to your Exchange Server

After you enter your email address, choose Sign In or Configure Manually.

Tap Sign In to automatically discover your Exchange account information. If your account uses modern authentication, you’ll be guided through a custom authentication workflow. 

Tap Configure Manually to set up your account with Basic authentication. Enter your email password, then tap Next. You might also be prompted to enter additional server information, which you can get from your Exchange Server administrator.

The configure manually screen when adding an account for Microsoft Exchange

Sync your content

You can sync Mail, Contacts, Calendars, Reminders, and Notes. When you’re finished, tap Save.

The final screen to choose account options when adding an exchange account to an iOS device

Edit your Exchange settings

Tap Settings > Passwords & Accounts, then select your Exchange account. You can also set up automatic out-of-office replies, and change how often you want Mail to sync. To change advanced settings, tap your account name to change settings like SSL and S/MIME.