How to Add Free Push Windows Live Hotmail to iPhone Mail

Hotmail accounts use the Outlook.com settings

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No one likes to miss important email that goes by unnoticed. Setting up your Hotmail email account in iPhone Mail means you can push your Hotmail email directly to the iPhone Mail app. You do it by using the Outlook.com settings that are already loaded on your iPhone.

Why use Outlook.com settings? Microsoft transitioned Hotmail users to Outlook.com in 2013. Plenty of people still have and use Hotmail email addresses, but they access them through the Outlook.com website.

Add Free Push Hotmail to iPhone Mail

To add your Hotmail email to the Mail app on your iPhone Mail:

  • Open Settings on the iPhone Home screen.
  • Select Accounts & Passwords.
  • Tap Add Account in the Accounts section.
  • Tap the Outlook.com logo that appears on the screen that opens.
  • Enter your full Hotmail address ("example@hotmail.com," for example) in the field provided and tap Next.
  • Enter your Hotmail password in the field provided and tap Sign In.
  • In the screen that opens, Outlook.com requests permission to sync your mail, contacts, calendar, and tasks and to sign you in to your account and send email. If you agree, click Yes.
  • In the screen that opens, turn on the features that you want to sync with the iPhone by clicking the button located to the right of each item until it shows green, indicating it is turned on. The features include Mail, Contacts, Calendars, Reminders, and Notes. Only Mail is required to be turned on to access your Hotmail from the iPhone.
  • Click the left-facing arrow at the top of the screen to return to the Accounts & Passwords screen.
  • Tap Fetch New Data at the bottom of the screen.
  • Make sure the switch next to Push at the top of the screen is turned on.
  • Click Outlook and select Push in the screen that opens.

Now your Hotmail emails will be pushed directly to your iPhone, where you can access them anywhere you are.