How do I enter a new email password on my iPhone or iPad?

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When you change the password for your email account in our “My Account” control panel, you need to re-enter it in two places in the Mail app on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch.

Be sure to enter the new password in two places.

A common pitfall is mistakenly entering the new password only in the “Incoming Mail Server” section. Be sure to enter it in both sections described below, otherwise your outgoing mail won’t work.

1. Go to the settings screen.

From the iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch main screen, tap:

  • Settings
  • Mail > Accounts (for iOS 14 or later), or
    Passwords & Accounts (for iOS 13 or iOS 12), or
    Accounts & Passwords (for iOS 11), or
    Mail (for iOS 10), or
    Mail, Contacts, Calendars (for iOS 9 and previous versions)
  • (your email address)

Then tap next to “Account”:

Tap Account

2. Update the “Incoming Mail Server” password.

Locate the password field in the section titled “Incoming Mail Server”. Erase the current value in the password field, then carefully type in your new password.

iPhone Settings screenshot

3. Update the “Outgoing Mail Server” password.

Scroll down the page to the “Outgoing Mail Server” section and tap SMTP, then tap the name of the “primary server” (which is most likely marked “”):

iPhone Primary Server

In the “Outgoing Mail Server” section, find the password field. Erase its current value, then carefully type in your new password.

iPhone outgoing mail server settings

Tap Done to save the new password. This will return you to the prior screen; tap Account in the top left-hand corner. This will return you to the “Account” screen; tap Done to save all changes.

After having successfully changed the password in both places, your email should work correctly. Send yourself a simple message to test both the sending and receiving capabilities.