How to add more than one mail account on iPad 2
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I have just got my ipad 2 today , I have been getting to know it for the last couple of hours, I ...
How to add more than one mail account on iPad 2
I have just got my ipad 2 today , I have been getting to know it for the last couple of hours, I used to own an iPhone 3 so most of the functions are already known to me, but one thing is driving me bonkers.
I am trying to add more than one e,mail account but for the life of me I cannot figure out how its done.
The instructions say
Set up an account:
In Settings, tap "Mail, Contacts, Calendars."
Tap Add Account, then tap Google, Yahoo!, or AOL.
Enter your name, email address, password, and a description.
Tap the items you want to use on iPad. Available items depend on the service provider.
But as soon as i tap mail, contacts, calenders it just goes back to the home screen.
How do I add a second or third mail account.
Thanks for any help
11-07-2011 05:08 PM
Hi Paul - welcome to the forum and sorry about your troubles w/ email accounts!
I would suggest some simple initial maneuvers - first, close down the mail app, i.e. double tap the home button opening the multitask bar, find the 'Mail app', press and hold until all jiggle - tap the red circle w/ the hyphen on the Mail app, and then return to the home screen - try to restart the Mail app and see if that helps?
If not, then you might want to 'Restart' or 'Reset' the iPad (if the former does not help) - Directions HERE - if none of these steps resolve your problem, then please post back for further advice - good luck!
thanks for the reply, I have tried what you suggested and I still have the problem. One thing I have noted which may be the problem. In settings one button does 3 three thing , Mail, Contacts and Calendar. There is also a contacts button on the main screen. If I press contacts from the main screen it opens for a second and then closes, I wonder if it's contacts that is playing up rather than mail.
So there might not be a problem with adding a mail account, it my be the contacts stopping the mail,contacts,Calender from working, anyone got any thoughts on that.
Although oddly the Calender button does work so maybe I have two faults in the same setup option, contacts and calendar.
My iPad does have is5 on by the way, don't know if that relevant or not
Welcome to ipf,
This does seem strange. It might be a problem with the contacts app, it could be a glitch in the software. Try to restore your iPad through iTunes and then try again. Let us know what happens.
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Last edited by Chays; 11-08-2011 at 12:37 PM.
The Plot thickens
I have spoken to Apple Tech support and after performing a full re-store the mail and contacts now work.
When I was trying to sort this out I noticed another problem
When connected to the wall charger, the battery charged fine, but when it was connected to my computors USB port it reported "Not Charging", I tried in on all 6 USB ports on my PC plus the six ports on my Hub, I also tried it on my son's PC and his brand new Sony Laptop and still it reported "Not Charging"
Apple Tech said it must be faulty and told me to take it back to PCWorld for a swap over for a new one.
I have just got back from PC World with another brand new iPad and this is exactly the same.
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