Can't Get Email on iPhone - Top 4 Tips to Fix It

Can't Get Email on iPhone

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You may suffer the similar email problem on iPhone - you cannot receive email on iPhone, can't view emails, or you fail to send mails from iPhone. This email issues could happen anytime, such as after you update iPhone to iOS 7/8/9/9.2/9.3, after you restore iPhone to its original factory settings, and even when you are using iPhone normally just like before.

The "Cannot get mail" issue is often caused by an incorrect password. But many users have reported that although they have entered the right password, this issue is still there. In this article, you will learn top 4 tips to fix it.

Of cause, if this email problem happens on your iPad or iPod, you can try the tips to fix it.

How to Fix the "Cannot Get Email on iPhone" Issue (including iPhone 5S/5C/5/4S/4) - TOP 4 Tips

Below are the 4 best tips that you should try to fix the issue when iPhone cannot get email or even can't send/view/read emails. All of them works for iPhone SE, iPhone 6s, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6, iPhone 5S, iPhone 5C, iPhone 5, iPhone 4S, iPhone 4, iPad and even iPod touch.

You can try anyone of them, or try multiple of them till your email problem is really solved.

1. Restart Your iPhone.

Restarting you iPhone could fix many iPhone issues, including the email problems. We recommend a free tool to help you reboot your iPhone without data loss - Any iOS System Repair (ReiBoot).

2. Make Sure iPhone Has Internet Access

Tap Safari and attempt to load a webpage (you can try any page). If you can load a webpage, then your iPhone has Internet access. If you fail to load a webpage, go to fix the iPhone can't connect to Wi-Fi issue.

You can also try to use an alternate Internet connection if available. To do this, you can:

  • Try a different Wi-Fi connection.
  • If iPhone has an active cellular data plan tap Settings > Wi-Fi and turn off Wi-Fi.
  • If the affected email account is provided by your Internet provider, connect it to your home Wi-Fi network to see if this works access Internet.

3. Delete The Affected Email Account from Your Device

Go to "Settings > Mail, Contacts, Calendars" on your iPhone, choose the affected email account and tap "Delete Account". Then add your email account again.

4. Check Your Email Account and Password

Log into your email provider's website to make sure that your mail account is active and the password is correct. If you have enable 2-step verification through your e-mail service provider, please contact them to see if you need a special password for your iPhone.

Bonus Tips: How to Add An Email Account on iPhone?

If you want to add a new email account on iPhone, or if you delete your own mail account, you can try the easy steps below to add your account.

  • 1. Tap Settings on iPhone. Scroll down and tap "Mail, Contacts, Calendar".
  • 2. Tap "Add Account" and select your email provider.

If you don't see your email provider listed, tap "Other > Add Mail Account".

Then follow the onscreen steps and provide the required information to configure your account. You can repeat the above steps to add more email accounts.

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/ Posted by Jerry Cook to iPhone Follow @Jerry Cook