Adding an Exchange account to your iPhone

What you will need to get started

  1. Your iPhone with a woking internet connection on either 3G or Wifi
  2. Your exchange account logon, (same as you’d use on your office PC, such as username: BillGates password: RichandW3althy)
  3. Your companies Domain name (normally, but not always, the same as your company name)
  4. Your exchange servers external URL such as remote.companyname.com (Your system administrator should be able to tell you this)

Setting up your Email, Calendar & Contacts

  1. Open Settings (Usually a cog symbol on your Home screen)
  2. Open Mail, Contacts, Calendars
  3. In the Accounts Section, choose ‘Add Account…’
  4. Select ‘Microsoft Exchange’ from the listed options
  5. Enter your email address
  6. Enter your domain name (Not always required, but won’t cause your account not to work by entering it!)
  7. Enter your username exactly the same as it appears when you logon your office computer
  8. Type your Password in
  9. Put an easy to understand Description in to differentiate this account from any others you setup
  10. Click Next
  11. If your Website has an AutoDiscover record set-up continue from step 13, otherwise continue below
  12. If a New box called Server has appeared then your domain has not got an AutoDiscover record
    so enter your external URL to reference your Server here, then click Next
  13. Chose to enable any of the features offered by your exchange server such as Mail, Contacts, Calendars and Reminders
  14. Finally click Save and you’re all done

Your Mailbox will now show n the Mail App, and your Contacts will be available in the Contacts and Phone Apps.

To default your iPhone to using your exchange account for Mail, Contacts and Calendars do the following;

  1. Go Into Settings
  2. Under the Mail group select ‘Default Account’
  3. Pick your Exchange account
  4. Under the Contacts group select ‘Default Account’¬†
  5. Pick your exchange account
  6. Under the Calendars group select ‘Default Calendar’
  7. Select your calendar name from your exchange account (This is often just called calendar, the same default name as the iPhones built in calendar)