Apple iPhone 7 Plus Guide: How to Set up Email, Visual Voicemail and iCloud

This post will help you learn how to set up or add email, visual voicemail, and #iCloud accounts on the new iPhone 7 Plus (#iPhone7Plus) smartphone. If you came here because you are new to the iOS platform and that you need help in getting any of these things done then feel free to refer to this content.


Given the powerful enhancements to its camera features along with the bigger storage options, the new Apple iPhone 7 Plus is considered Apple’s best camera phone to date. That being said, this iPhone is deemed by experts as the photographer’s smartphone. Similar to the smaller iPhone 7 variant, the 7 Plus also runs on iOS version 10. But aside from photography, there are still a lot of other features embedded into this new iDevice, which are promising better or even best smartphone experience to its every user.

Highlighted in this post are three of the most useful features of the iPhone 7 Plus including email, voicemail, and iCloud. Learn how to use each of these services and make the most of such a lavish handset.

How to Set up / Add Email Accounts on your iPhone 7 Plus

Setting up email accounts on your iPhone can be done in two ways — manually or automatically.  Accounts from email providers such as Google, iCloud, Mail, or Yahoo can automatically be set up with just your email address and password.

The following steps will let you add a personal and work email account to sync email, contacts, calendar, and notes to your new iPhone.

  1. To get started, tap Settings from the Home screen.
  2. On the Settings screen, scroll to and then tap to select Mail from the given options.
  3. Tap Accounts to continue.
  4. On the Accounts screen, tap Add Account. A list of email providers will then be displayed.
  5. Tap to select your Email Provider/Email account from the list.
  • If your email provider is not shown in the list, tap Other and then select Add Mail Account. In this case, you will need to follow the onscreen instructions and provide all the required information to configure your account.

Note: Please contact your email provider or carrier, if you don’t know your email settings. Otherwise, use the Mail Settings Lookup tools provided your respective carriers online.

  1. To continue with this demonstration, select Google.
  2. Enter your email address (Gmail account) on the given field and then select NEXT.
  3. If prompted, enter the correct password then select NEXT to proceed. Wait for Mail to verify your account.
  4. Set the account sync options or select the contents you want to sync. This section is optional.
  5. Tap Save to complete the process.

If you want to add more email accounts, just follow the above steps until you get to the email provider selection screen.

Set Up Email Manually on your iPhone 7 Plus

You can also set up or add email account(s) manually considering you know your email settings. This means you need to configure email settings including server settings and security type. If you prefer to go for manual email set up on your iPhone, here’s how:

  1. Go to Settings-> Mail-> Add Account-> Other-> Add Mail Account.
  2. Enter all the required information such as your email address and password along with the correct server settings.
  3. Tap Next.
  4. Set the account sync options such as Contacts and Calendars according to your preferences.
  5. Tap Save to complete the process.

Additional Tips:

  • If this is the only account you have set up on your iPhone, you will be routed straight to your inbox. If you have multiple accounts set up, you will be prompted with the Mail screen.
  • After you have successfully set up or added your email account, you may now start sending email from that account by default. All you have to do is scroll down on this screen and then select Default Account. After that, select the preferred account name.
  • If your corporate server requires remote security administration, you will be asked to set up security features. To do so, just select Continue and follow the onscreen instructions to proceed with passcode set up.
  • To view your inbox, simply tap Mail from the Home screen.

How to Set up Exchange Email on your iPhone 7 Plus

The following steps will help you set up an Exchange email account and stay update with the latest mails from your work inbox wherever you may go for as long as you have your iPhone with you.

  1. Tap Settings from the Home screen.
  2. Scroll down and tap Mail from the Settings screen.
  3. If prompted with the Mail screen, tap Accounts to continue.
  4. Tap Add Account.
  5. Select Exchange from the given options (email providers).
  6. Enter your work email address and password.
  7. Tap Next to continue.
  8. Tap on the Server field and enter the server address.
  9. Verify and ensure all field entries are correct.
  10. Tap Next.

Note: If you don’t know the Exchange server settings for your work email account, contact your email provider or your company’s email/network administrator for the correct server settings.

  1. Tap to select the sync options you want to enable.
  2. Tap Save to complete the process.

Your Exchange account has now been configured. You may now access your work email’s inbox. To do so, just press the Home key then tap Mail to open the Mail application. Your Inbox will then be displayed on the next screen.

How to Delete Email Account from your iPhone 7 Plus

If you wish to delete any unnecessary email accounts from your iPhone, just follow these steps:

  1. Tap Settings from the Home screen.
  2. Select Mail.
  3. Under Accounts, tap the email account name you wish to remove or delete.
  4. Tap Delete Account.
  5. Tap the option to Delete from My iPhone to confirm deletion of the selected account.

How to Set up and Access Visual Voicemail on your iPhone 7 Plus

Visual Voicemail is an interface that presents a list of messages for playback and lets select which ones to listen to or delete. On your iPhone, you can manage your voicemails by reviewing them in a list. You can also listen to your messages in any order without having to listen to prompts or prior messages, as well as rewind a message to any point in case you miss part of the message.

The following steps will help you set up and access visual voicemail on your new iPhone:

  1. Tap Phone from the Home screen. Doing so will launch the phone application or dialler.
  2. On the dialler screen, tap the Voicemail tab (icon) located on the bottom-right corner.
  3. Next, tap Set Up Now.

Note: If your phone will dial in to your voicemail inbox instead, it means your account is not provisioned for Visual Voicemail service. Contact your carrier for further assistance on this matter.

  1. Enter a password for your voicemail account.
  2. Tap Done.
  3. Enter the password again and tap Done to confirm.
  4. On the Greeting screen, you may either opt to use the default greeting by leaving the Default option checked and then tap Save to proceed. Otherwise, tap Custom to record a personal greeting you want to use.
  • For this demonstration, tap Custom.
  1. To start recording your personal greeting, tap Record then say your greeting.
  2. When the recording is finished, tap Stop. If you want to listen to your new greeting, tap Play. If you want to record the greeting again, tap Record and then tap Save once the greeting is finished.

Your visual voicemail is now set up. You should now be able to get new messages shown on the voicemail screen for review and playback. Just tap a message to start playback.

More Helpful Tips on using Visual Voicemail with your iPhone 7 Plus

  • To remove a message, just tap the Delete option next Call Back. Tap Deleted Messages to permanently delete messages and then tap Clear All to confirm action.
  • To avoid any problems using Visual Voicemail, verify and ensure you have the latest version of the carrier settings on your iPhone. Activation of the Visual Voicemail feature requires the most up-to-date carrier settings.
  • Also make sure you don’t have a data block on your account.

How to Set up iCloud on your iPhone 7 Plus

iCloud allows you to store photos, videos, documents, music, apps, and other contents securely and keep them updated across all your devices. With iCloud you can access your files anytime and anywhere you want them.

Here’s how to set up iCloud on your new iPhone:

  1. Tap Settings from the Home screen.
  2. Scroll to and tap iCloud from the Settings menu.
  3. Enter your Apple ID and Password.
  4. Tap Sign In to continue.

If necessary, tap Create a new Apple ID and follow the onscreen prompts to create a new Apple ID account.

  1. When prompted, tap Merge to allow iCloud to merge contacts, calendars and Safari data on your iPhone.
  • If your iPhone is already signed into an Apple ID account, you can skip to the next step.
  • If prompted with the Wi-Fi Calling for other Devices message, tap OK.
  1. On the iCloud screen, scroll to and tap Backup.
  • By default, iCloud Backup is enabled to help back up your personal information when your iPhone is connected to Wi-Fi.
  1. To create a new back up of your iPhone, tap the option to Back Up Now.
  2. Wait for iCloud set up to complete and your iPhone is backed up.

More Helpful Tips on iCloud

  • In order to set up up iCloud on your iPhone, you will need your Apple ID. In case you still don’t have it, you can create one while signing in on an iOS device or a Mac computer.
  • Be sure to use the same Apple ID for iCloud on your devices and on
  • An Internet connection is required for you to use iCloud.
  • iCloud features may vary by area.

And that covers everything on this content. Please keep posted for more relevant posts to be added soon in our iPhone 7 Plus Tutorial page.

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