Want to setup your Hotmail account on iPad? Some users may have trouble adding their Hotmail email to iPad as there is no Hotmail option found during the configuration process. When you go to Settings, then Mail section trying to add Hotmail on iPad, you can only find options like iCloud, Microsoft Exchange, Google Mail, Yahoo Mail, AOL Mail. Hotmail is not an option on iPad.
To set up a Hotmail (Outlook) account on your iPad, you can refer to following steps. Please note that the exact steps and options may vary slightly depending on the version of iOS running on your iPad.
Setup Hotmail Account on iPad
Tap to open Settings on your iPad home screen. Scroll down and tap on Mail, then select Accounts > Add Account.
On this Account Account screen, you will get a list of all email providers, including iCloud, Microsoft Exchange, Google, Yahoo, AOL, Outlook.com and Other. Here you have to choose Outlook.com.
Enter your Hotmail email address and tap Next button, then enter the password for your Hotmail account and tap Sign in.
Your iPad will try to connect to the Hotmail server to verify your account details, and if everything is correct, it will be successfully added.
After the authentication, you can choose which services you want to sync with your iPad, such as Mail, Contacts, Calendars, and Notes.
After that, tap on Save or Done to finish adding your email account to iPad. Open the Mail app on iPad, you can find iPad downloads all your email messages from remote server, and you can start composing and sending emails through Hotmail server on your iPad.
Hotmail setup FAQs
- You will find a list of all available email service providers, including iCloud, Microsoft Exchange, Google Mail, Yahoo Mail, AOL Mail. Apparently there is no option like Microsoft Hotmail which we may find in earlier iPad models or iOS versions. To add Hotmail to iPad Air, you can choose the Exchange, Outlook.com or Other option to proceed. We recommend you adding Hotmail to iPad via Outlook.com option which can sync your mail, contacts, calendar, reminders from Hotmail server to iPad.
- Make sure to use your full email address including the @hotmail.com part, such as firstname.lastname@example.org.
- When your iPad asks you how you like to handle existing local contacts on iPad before syncing contacts from Hotmail. Under most circumstances, we need to select ‘Keep on My iPad’ option, most likely we do not want to delete existing contacts on iPad. Choose this option can import contacts from Hotmail to iPad while keep existing contacts on iPad intact.