What to Know

  • Open the Gmail app and tap your Profile icon > Add another account and choose an email provider.
  • To switch between inboxes, tap the Profile icon in the upper-right corner and choose an email address.
  • To set up Outlook, install the app and tap Add Account or Create New Account.

This article explains how to set up email on an Android phone. The instructions apply to all Android devices regardless of the manufacturer (Google, Samsung, etc.).

How to Set Up Gmail on Android

The Gmail account you used when setting up your Android is automatically available in the Gmail app. You can add more email addresses and quickly switch between inboxes.

  1. In the Gmail app, tap your Profile icon in the upper-right corner.

  2. Tap Add another account.

    Gmail app, Profile icon, and Add another account on Android

  3. Tap Google to add a Gmail account.

  4. Sign in to your Gmail account or tap Create account and follow the instructions.

    Google and Create account in Android Gmail app

  5. To switch between inboxes, tap the Profile icon in the upper-right corner and choose an email address from the list.

    Profile icon and Google email address in the Gmail app for Android

If setting up an email account with additional security (like a work or school email), contact your IT department to see what other steps are required to verify your account.

How to Set Up Yahoo Mail on Android

Setting up Yahoo email on your Android device is a similar process.

  1. In the Gmail app, tap your Profile icon in the upper-right corner.

  2. Tap Add another account.

    Gmail app, Profile icon, and Add another account on Android

  3. Tap Yahoo.

  4. Sign in or tap Create an account and follow the instructions.

    Yahoo and Create an account in the Android Gmail app

  5. To switch between inboxes, tap the Profile icon in the upper-right corner and choose an email address from the list.

    Profile icon and Yahoo email address in the Gmail app for Android

How to Set Up Outlook on Android

If you use Microsoft Outlook, you can link an email account through the Gmail app by following the steps above, or you can use the official Outlook app.

There are other email apps for Android that offer unique features for different providers.

  1. Install the Outlook app from the Google Play Store.

  2. Tap Add Account or Create New Account.

  3. Enter your email address, or tap Add Google Account.

    Install, Add Account, and Email your email in the Outlook app for Android

FAQ

  • Why does my email keep closing on Android?

    If your email app keeps crashing on Android, update the app and make sure you have a stable internet connection. If you still have problems, update Google Play Services, force stop the app, clear the app data, and free up storage space on your device.

  • How do I delete an email account on Android?

    To remove a Gmail address on Android, go to Settings > Google Accounts. Choose the Gmail account and tap Remove Account. To completely delete a Gmail account, go to your Google Account settings.

  • How do I print emails from my Android phone?

    To set up printing on Android, go to Settings > Connected Devices > Connection Preferences > Printing > Default Printing Service or Add service to use a third-party app. To print from an app, tap Menu > Print and choose a printer.

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