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Setting up TalkTalk email on iPhone

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 To help you get your email set up on your iPhone, we've got the steps below.

Before you start, it's a good idea to test your username and password in webmail to make sure they're correct. If you run into trouble, you can use My Account to manage your email address and reset your password. To have the best experience we recommend that you have the latest iOS.


If you've already tried to set up your email and something went wrong, please delete the account from your device and start again using our steps. To do this follow these steps.

  1. On your iPhone home screen tap the Settings icon
  2. Select Passwords & Accounts 
  3. Select Add Account
  4. Select Other
  5. Add Mail Account
  6. On this page you need to complete the following sections:
    Name - Your name needs to go in here
    Email - Enter your email address
    Password - This is your email password
  7. You will see the IMAP summary page, tap Save

Your TalkTalk email is now set up. To check for mail tap the Mail icon, and if you want to have alerts for mail simply set the Badge App icon in the Notification Centre and this will show you how many unread messages there are.

If you have any problems, head over to Apple's iPhone support site for more detailed help and troubleshooting

Some Apple devices may setup IMAP or POP3 incorrectly. You may find that if you try and set up IMAP on your device it could use POP3 and vice versa. For more information regarding this setup take a look at Apple support for this issue.


To delete an account from your iPhone, follow the steps below:

  1. Tap Settings, then Passwords & Accounts 
  2. Now tap your email account
  3. Scroll down and tap Delete Account
  4. Once your account is deleted, follow steps above if you want to re-add the account


We highly recommend using IMAP when setting up your TalkTalk email on your iPhone. When it comes to deleting your emails, IMAP will allow you to delete your mail both on your mobile device and server in one step. If you would like to delete your emails from every device you use, follow the below steps:

  1. In your Settings, you'll need to select Mail, Contacts, Calendars
  2. Select your Email Account
  3. Select Advanced
  4. In MAILBOX BEHAVIOURS  select Deleted Mailbox
  5. In ON THE SERVER tick Trash


Do you have other devices?

If you want to set up other devices you can use our guides Setting up TalkTalk email on Android and Setting up TalkTalk email on iPad


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