6 Steps to Set Up AOL Mail on iPhone/iPad

| Updated on March 14, 2024

AOL email accounts have been quite popular since 2005 when it was launched under the name AIM Mail. Creating an AOL account has a lot of benefits such as you can connect with your family and friends, browse the internet, get the latest information about news, entertainment, lifestyle, and much more.

Another highlighting feature is you can integrate AOL mail with any other email account such as Outlook and you can even set it up on mobile devices. So to enhance your convenience of checking and sending emails, you can add your AOL account on your iPad or iPhone. 

After adding your AOL mail account to your iPad or iPhone, you will not need to log in to your AOL mail account every time you want to check your emails, you can just take out your iPhone. 

This article will take you through the steps to add an @aol.com email account to the Mail app on iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch.


Steps to Set Up AOL Account on your iPhone or iPad

Adding an AOL email address to iPad and iPhone is quite easy. You just have to make sure you remember your email address and password to get started with it.  

For both iPhone and iPad, the steps to be followed to add your AOL mail account are the same; so here are the steps:

  1. Go to the “Settings” app on your iPad or iPhone
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  1. Scroll down and tap on “Passwords & Accounts”
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  1. Then under the Accounts section, tap on the option of “Add Account”
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  1. Now you will see several options like iCloud, Microsoft Exchange, Google, Yahoo, AOL, and Outlook. From them, choose ‘AOL’
  1. Now enter your AOL email address and password to log in.
  1. You can select what items you want to sync to your device and then tap “Save” to finish setting up an AOL mail account on your iPhone or iPad.

After following the above steps, you can simply open the AOL Mail app on your iPhone and you will be able to check all your emails, send new emails, reply, forward and so on using your @aol.com email address. After opening the mail app on your iOS device, just tap the ‘Mailbox icon’ in the upper left corner. 

Manual AOL Email Configuration Server Settings

If you want to manually configure your AOL email account on any third-party email app or on your iPhone or iPad, you can use the given mail servers depending on POP3 / SMTP or IMAP. These AOL mail IMAP and POP settings for iPhone are not required in the automatic configuration process.

Take a look at the important AOL mail settings for iPhone:

POP3 servers for AOL email

  • Incoming mail server (POP3): pop.aol.com, port 995 SSL
  • Outgoing mail server (SMTP): smtp.aol.com, port 465 SSL

IMAP servers for AOL email

  • Incoming mail server (IMAP): imap.aol.com, port 993 SSL
  • Outgoing mail server (SMTP): smtp.aol.com, port 465 SSL

These settings are only important when you are configuring an AOL mail account on another email client or manually setting AOL mail in iOS or iPadOS.


So that’s it! Your AOL account is now alive and kicking! AOL will make it convenient for you to check and send emails. Now you just have to take out your phone and open the email you want, no need to log in again and again. Hope this article was able to help you add your AOL account to your iPhone and you won’t have to jump on different websites to search for a guide. 


Kanika Singh

Webmail and Internet Expert

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