How to Sync More Emails in Exchange Accounts for iPhone

Personalize the settings for your Exchange email account

What to Know

  • Open Settings > Passwords & Accounts > select email account > Mail Days to Sync > enter number of days > No Limit.
  • Alternatively, Mail > Accounts or Mail, Contacts, Calendars, then follow after Passwords & Accounts.

This article explains how to sync more emails in Exchange Accounts for iPhone. Instructions apply to iOS 13 through iOS 8.

How to Sync More or Less Emails on iPhone

Change one setting for your Exchange account to define how many days Mail will sync messages.

  1. Open Settings.

  2. Tap Passwords & Accounts.

    If you don't see this option, go to Mail > Accounts or Mail, Contacts, Calendars, depending on your iOS version.

  3. Tap the email account you want to change the settings for.

  4. Choose Mail Days to Sync, then choose how many recent days of email you want to download to Mail automatically. Choose No Limit to synchronize all mail.

    Exchange, Mail Days to Sync, No Limit

    You don't need to sync every email if you want to search for old messages on your iPhone. Modern versions of iOS such as iOS 12 and iOS 11 find emails that haven't been synchronized and that aren't currently visible.

  5. Your mail is synchronized to your preferences.

  6. Tap the Home button to exit the settings

  • How do I sync email on an Android device?

    Go to Settings > Accounts and select the email account with issues. Tap Sync account, then tap the three dots and select Sync now.

  • How do I sync Outlook email?

    In Outlook, go to Settings > View All Outlook Settings. Select Mail > Sync. Select Yes in the POP and IMAP section. Then select Don't allow, then select Save.

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