Apple® iPhone® - Add an iCloud Email Account

Note Notes:

  • The steps below apply to the following models:
    • iPhone X / XS / XS Max / XR
    • iPhone 8 / 8 Plus
    • iPhone 7 / 7 Plus
    • iPhone SE
    • iPhone 6 / 6 Plus / 6s / 6s Plus
    • iPhone 5s
  • For other models, click the applicable link for instructions:


  1. From the Home screen, navigate: Settings Settings icon > Accounts & Passwords.
    Note If unavailable, navigate: Settings > Passwords & Accounts.
  2. Tap Add Account.
  3. Tap iCloud.
  4. Enter the Apple ID and password then tap Next (upper-right).
  5. If presented, review the Terms and Conditions then tap Agree (lower-right) to continue.
    Note When prompted, tap Agree to confirm.
  6. If prompted to allow iCloud to use the location of your iPhone, select the desired option:
    • Don't Allow
    • OK
  7. Tap the Mail switch to turn on Mail switch.
  8. From the prompt, tap Create.
  9. Enter the desired iCloud email address then tap Next.
    Note The iCloud email address cannot be changed after it is created.
  10. Ensure that the email address is correct then tap Done (upper-right).
  11. Tap Save (upper-right).