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A Set-Up Guide to Add AOL Mail Account on iPhone

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by | Apr 26, 2021

You don’t have to worry any-more about losing access to your AOL Mail when you’re away from your computer, laptop or PC. Well, because you can opt for the option to use AOL Mail across your respective mobile device through the following three ways—

  • The Mobile Web Browser,
  • The native Email App of your Mobile Device or,
  • The AOL Mail App.

Out of the three, the very first aforementioned way, i.e., using your mobile web browser to access your AOL mail account is completely similar to the process you execute to sign-in to your AOL Mail account through the desktop browser. So, for this particular way, we assume that you don’t need any guidance. 

However, for both the second and third ways i.e., to access your AOL Mail account using any email app on your mobile; you will require to set-up and configure your AOL email account with the help of “AOL Mail Server Settings.”

Considering that, today we’ve specifically come out with this following post to help many of the AOL users who own an iOS device. To be precise, how you can add your AOL Mail account on iPhone’s email client is what this blog is entirely going to cover. So, let’s get started—

Adding an AOL email address to iPhone for the convenience of checking and sending emails at your fingertips, is pretty easy. However, before you get started with AOL Mail setup for iPhone, you will need to make sure you meet the following basic prerequisites:

  • Connect your iPhone with a strong, secure and stable Internet connection.
  • Update your iPhone to its latest version.
  • Keep the user-data such as ‘Username, Email Address and Password’ of your AOL email account handy.
  • Turn on “Allow apps that use less secure sign in” via these steps—
  • Login to your AOL mail account from https://login.aol.com/.
  • Go to the ‘Settings’ of your AOL email account.
  • Inside it, select the ‘Account Security’ option.
  • From the same, hit the toggle switch to turn on to ‘Allow less Secure Apps’ option.
  • And, along with these aforementioned requirements, the below-given correct AOL Mail Server Settings otherwise; the configuration setup process cannot be completed. 

AOL Mail (IMAP/POP and SMTP) Server Settings for iPhone 7, 8 and Above Versions

IMAP (Internet Mail Access Protocol) Server of AOL Mail Service

Incoming (IMAP) Mail Server Settings for Configuring AOL Mail Account
Incoming Server Host Name – imap.aol.com
Incoming Mail Server Port – 993
Requires SSL Encryption – Yes
Requires Authentication – Yes [AOL email address and password.]

POP3 (Post Office Protocol) Server of  AOL Mail Service

Incoming (POP3) Mail Server Settings for Configuring AOL Mail Account
Incoming Server Host Name – pop.aol.com 
Incoming Mail Server Port – 995
Requires SSL Encryption – Yes
Requires Authentication – Yes [AOL email address and password.]

SMTP (Simple Mail Transport Protocol) Server of  AOL Mail Service

Outgoing (SMTP) Mail Server Settings for Configuring AOL Mail Account
Outgoing Server Host Name– smtp.aol.com
Outgoing Server Port – 465 (with SSL) and 587 (with TLS)
Requires SSL Encryption– Yes
Requires TLS Encryption – Yes (in case if applicable)
Requires Authentication – Yes [AOL email address and password.]

Now, let’s walk through the steps of the setup process for adding your AOL email account to your iPhone” that are well-demonstrated with screenshots for your ease. 

Execute These Steps to Add AOL (Web)-Mail Account on iPhone’s Email App

Step 1— SETTINGS: To start the process, tap on the ‘Settings’ app icon from the application’s menu homepage of your iPhone.

Step 2— MAIL, CONTACTS AND CALENDARS: Inside setting’s menu, scrolls down the options till you locate the ‘Mail, Contacts and Calendars’ option and then, tap on the same to navigate on to the ‘Mail, Contacts and Calendars Settings Page.’

[Note: In some versions, you may need to select the ‘Password & Accounts’ option instead.]

Step 3— ADD ACCOUNT: From it, tap on the ‘Accounts’ option and thereafter the ‘Add Account’ option which is right below the iCloud tag.

Step 4— AOL Mail Provider: Then, select your ‘AOL Mail Provider Name’ if it is available on the list of email providers. However, in case if not then, choose ‘Other’ from the options.

Step 5— ADD MAIL ACCOUNT: After doing so, tap on the ‘Add Mail Account’ option to move the setup process further. 

Step 6— USER-DATA: Now, enter the following ‘User-Data’ of your AOL Mail account in the following relevant text-fields—

  • Name: Enter your Full Name.
  • Email: Enter your AOL Mail Account’s Email Address.
  • Password: Enter your AOL Mail Account’s Password.
  • Description: Enter ‘AOL Mail’ or simply a short personal description of your account.

Step 7— SERVER SETTINGS PAGE: Once you’re done entering the aforementioned details related to your AOL Mail account, click on the ‘Next’ button to redirect yourself onto the ‘Server Settings Page.

Step 8— IMAP or POP: On the server settings page, you’ve to fill the “AOL Mail Server Settings for iPhone.” In doing so, you need to first select either ‘IMAP’ or ‘POP3’ as your account-type option.

[Note: Consider selecting IMAP over POP because the former is more advanced and flexible in syncing data across different devices.]

Step 9— INCOMING MAIL SERVER SETTINGS OF AOL MAIL: Based on your selection, enter these ‘AOL Mail Configuration Settings for iPhone’ at “AOL Mail Incoming Mail Server” tab—

  • (IMAP) Host Name: imap.aol.com
  • Or, (POP3) Host Name: pop.aol.com
  • Username: Your full AOL Mail Account’s Email ID
  • Password: Your AOL Mail Account’s Password

Step 10— OUTGOING MAIL SERVER SETTINGS OF AOL MAIL: After that, scroll down the page and enter these following ‘AOL Mail Configuration Settings for iPhone’ at “AOL Mail Outgoing Mail Server” tab—

  • (SMTP) Host Name (for both IMAP/POP3 Protocols): smtp.aol.com
  • Username: Your full AOL Mail Account’s Email ID
  • Password: Your AOL Mail Account’s Password

Step 11— SAVE: Once you’re done carefully entering the ‘AOL Incoming and Outgoing Server Information,’ tap on the ‘Save’ option to save the setup process of adding your AOL email account on iPhone.


Step 12— MAIL: In continuation, make sure to turn the ‘Mail’ option green for syncing it with your iPhone and to do so, tap on its toggle switch.

Step 13— SETTINGS > MAIL > ACCOUNTS: Now, close your iPhone’s settings app and again tap on ‘Settings > Mail > Accounts’ option in order to select your ‘AOL Mail account’ from there.

Step 14— ADVANCED: On the next screen, scroll down and tap on the ‘Advanced’ option to open the advanced settings page. There, make sure the following ‘Incoming and Outgoingsettings appears on the mail server section screen—

  • Incoming Mail Server Settings:
  • Use SSL: Yes
  • Authentication: Your AOL Mail Account’s Password
  • Server Port: 993 (for IMAP) or 995 (for POP3)
  • Outgoing Mail Server Settings:
  • Use SSL: Yes
  • Authentication: Your AOL Mail Account’s Password
  • Server Port: 465 (for both IMAP/POP3)

Step 15— DONE: Once you’re done ensuring and entering the advanced settings of your AOL mail account, simply tap on the ‘Done’ button from the top-right corner of the same screen for finishing the setup process to add AOL email on iPhone.

Step 16— RESTART iPhone: In the end, press the ‘Home’ button to return on the main iPhone screen to give a quick ‘Restart’ to your iPhone in order to activate your configured AOL mail account for using it smoothly on iPhone.

That’s all! Congratulations, your AOL Mail account is now added on your iPhone and you can access it to exchange AOL emails, organize your AOL mailbox, and more on your iOS device. However, after the configuration, if you’ll ever experience an ‘AOL Mail Account on iPhone Not Working’ issue then, our next detailed- troubleshooting guide tofix AOL Mail not working on iPhone” will be worth considering!

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