Setting up iOS Mail App for Microsoft Exchange


Find out how to set up the mail app (IOS native mail client) for Office 365 Exchange (Outlook) for iPhones/iPads.

Learn how to delete your Office 365 Exchange account from your mail client.

Steps to Take

  1. Click on the settings icon.

    Settings icon circled on iPad homescreen  

  2. Go to "Mail" within your Settings

    Screenshot: Mail within Settings menu

  3. Select "Accounts"

    Screenshot: Accounts within Mail menu

  4.  Press "Add Account"

    Screenshot: Add Account button in Accounts menu
  5. Pick "Microsoft Exchange"

    Screenshot: List of email account types

  6. Type in your UC San Diego email address. For Description, type "UCSD Exchange." Then, click "Next."

    Screenshot: typed UCSD email address

  7.  There will be a pop up confirming if you'd like to log in. Press "Sign In."

    Screenshot: Sign in confirmation pop up

  8. Sign in using your UCSD credentials. 

    Screenshot: UCSD Login Page

  9. You will be prompted for your Two-Step login. Find out more about Two-Step Login.

  10. To approve the Push, choose Approve on your Phone.
  11. You can keep default settings. 

    Screenshot: Default Settings 

  12. Open your IOS mail client. Your UC San Diego Email will open. 

    Mail icon circled on iPad homescreen 

  13. Setup complete.

If you still have questions or need additional assistance, please contact the ITS Service Desk. You can call us at (858) 246-4357, email us at, or submit a ticket at