Exchange is Microsoft’s corporate email, calendar, and contact service, built on top of the company’s lightning-fast ActiveSync protocol. Many companies use Exchange for their email services; if yours happens to be one of them, we’ve got the guide to help you set it up on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch.
Even if you don’t have a company Exchange account, you may still be able to take advantage of Exchange syncing on the iPhone through a paid Google account. Google licenses Microsoft’s technology so that it can provide Google Sync service for Gmail, Contacts, and Calendars; if you have a paid Google account, you can set up Google Sync through an Exchange account on the iPhone, as well.
No matter whether you use Exchange via Microsoft, Google, your company, or a third-party service, it’s all set up the same way: All you need to know are your credentials.
How to set up a mail, calendar, and contacts Exchange account on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch
- Open the Settings app.
- Tap Mail, Contacts, Calendars.
- Tap Add Account.
- Tap Microsoft Exchange.
- Enter your Exchange ActiveSync account settings (see your IT administrator or service provider if you don’t know them).
- Tap Next.
- Select what you want to sync (Mail, Calendar, Contacts, Reminders).
- Tap Save.
You can go back to Settings and configure how many days of mail you want to sync, along with advanced settings like SSL and S/MIME as well.