How To Add Hotmail to Android

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If you use Hotmail, one of the oldest and most widely used email services, you might want to add it to your Android phone to keep track of your emails. 

Quick Answer

To add Hotmail to your Android, download and launch the Outlook app, open its Settings, and tap “Add Mail Account”. Select the option to “Add an email account”, and enter your Hotmail email address and password. You can also add Hotmail to your Android via the Gmail app

To clarify things, we took the time and wrote a comprehensive step-by-step guide on how to add Hotmail to your Android device with clear instructions. We will also discuss the perks of adding Hotmail to Android using the Outlook app.

Adding Hotmail to Android

If you don’t know how to add Hotmail to your Android, our 3 step-by-step methods will help you go through this process without much trouble.

Method #1: Using the Outlook App

The easiest way to add your Hotmail account is through the Outlook app.

  1. Download the Outlook app from Google Play Store and open it from your Android device’s Home screen.
  2. Open Outlook’s Settings.
  3. Tap “Add Mail Account”.
  4. Tap “Add an email account”.
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All Done!

Enter your Hotmail email address and password, which will be added to your Android device. 

Method #2: Using the Gmail App

An alternative method to add the Hotmail ID to your Android device is using the Gmail app in the following way.

  1. Launch the Gmail app from your Android Home screen.
  2. Tap “Profile”.
  3. Tap “Add another account”.
  4. Tap “Hotmail, Outlook, and Live”.
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That’s It!

Fill in your Hotmail username and password, tap “Next”, and your Hotmail ID will be added to your Android device.

Method #3: Using Android Settings

Another method to add the Hotmail ID is by doing it manually through the Settings app on your Android device by following these steps.

  1. Open the Settings app from the Home screen of your Android phone/tablet. 
  2. Tap “Accounts”.
  3. Tap “Add Account”.
  4. Tap “Email”.
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  5. Enter your Hotmail ID credentials (i.e., username and password) under the “Add new account” box.
  6. Tap “Manual Setup”.
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All Done!

Select “” under the SMTP server, “TLS” under Security type, choose “587” port, check the “Authentication required before sending emails” box, and save the changes. Now, Hotmail is successfully added to your Android device.

The above method works with Android 6 and older versions and may cause trouble if you have a device running on a newer version.

What are the Advantages of Adding Hotmail through Outlook

The best method to add Hotmail to your Android device is via the Outlook app. Why? Because Outlook organizes your emails by transferring and separating them into the “Focused” inbox, and the rest of the emails go into the “Other” tab.

Outlook also has a well-incorporated cloud integration, along with scheduled messages which allow you to remember to reply to your emails by showing them in a specific time frame that you allocate. Also, Outlook is great for saving and adding attachments because of its integration with cloud storage accounts.

Along with Hotmail, Outlook works with Google, iCloud, Yahoo, IMAP, and Exchange and helps you switch between email accounts easily.

Why Don’t I Get Notified When I Get an Email on My Hotmail Account?

If you have added Hotmail to Android via Gmail or Outlook and don’t get an email notification, this usually happens when the Auto-sync feature is turned off. To activate Auto-sync, open the Gmail or Outlook app, head to “Settings”, choose your Hotmail account, and make sure the “Sync Gmail” or “Sync email” option is checked.

Another way to sync email accounts is by navigating to the Settings app on your Android device, tapping “Accounts”, and tapping the toggle next to the “Automatically sync data” option to turn it on. 


In this guide, we’ve discussed how to add Hotmail to your Android device using Outlook, Gmail, and your device’s account settings. We’ve also discussed the advantages of using the Outlook app to add Hotmail and looked into turning on auto-sync to troubleshoot Hotmail notifications.

Hopefully, your questions are answered in this guide, and you can now use Hotmail on your Android device without having any issues.

Frequently Asked Questions

Why is my Hotmail not working on my Samsung device?

If you have added your Hotmail to your Samsung Android device and it is still not working, this could be because of the corrupted cache

To troubleshoot the issue, open the Settings app on your Samsung phone, head to the “My Apps” section, choose the email app you used to link your Hotmail account, and tap “Storage”. Tap “Clear Cache” > “Clear Data”. This will clear all the app’s data, and your Hotmail should be working and receiving emails like normal. 

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