Click a heading below to learn more about the different ways you can get your AOL Mail on your mobile device.

Alto for mobile - an AOL Mail app for Android and iOS devices

Is there a native AOL Mail app?

Yep! It's called Alto and it's available for Android and iOS.

Download for Android

Download for iOS

Where can I get help or learn more about Alto?

For help with the Alto app for mobile devices or to learn more, please visit our Alto help product page.

AOL Mail in the AOL App

How do I get the AOL app for iPhone, iPad, or iPod?

To get the AOL app – and quick, one-tap access to your AOL Mail inbox:

1. Tap the App Store icon on your home screen to go to the App Store.

2. Using search (the magnifying glass), type AOL.

3. There are a few apps by AOL. Choose this one: AOL: Mail, News, Weather and Video.

4. In the upper-right corner, tap GET, then INSTALL.

That's it! Once it's installed, tap to OPEN to open the app, and then tap the envelope icon (Mail) in the lower-left.

You'll be asked to sign in. Then your inbox opens.

You can stay signed in and get to your updated inbox anytime you tap the AOL icon on your home screen.

If you ever want to sign out, just tap the menu button in the upper left (the three horizontal lines), and then tap the Gear icon in the upper right of the menu.

In the menu that opens, under Account, tap Sign Out. This signs you out of the AOL app.

How do I get the AOL app on my Android device?

To get the AOL app – and quick, one-tap access to your AOL Mail inbox:

1. Tap the Google Play icon on your home screen to go to Google Play.

2. Using search (the magnifying glass), type AOL.

3. There are a few apps by AOL. Choose this one: AOL: News, Mail and Video.

4. In the upper-right corner, tap INSTALL.

That's it! Once it's installed, tap to open it, then tap the envelope icon (Mail) in the lower-left.

You'll be asked to sign in. Then your inbox opens.

You can stay signed in and get to your updated inbox anytime you tap the AOL icon on your home screen.

If you ever want to sign out, just tap Aol at the bottom of the screen, then the gear icon in the upper-right corner.

In the menu that opens, under Account, tap Sign Out. This signs you out of the AOL app.

AOL Mail on your mobile device's web browser

AOL Mail for Mobile Web Browsers FAQ

Get to know the version of AOL Mail that we customized for mobile browsers (like Safari and Chrome) on iOS and Android devices. It's what you see when you log into Mail on your device at:

http://mail.aol.com

To learn more tips and tricks, please visit our help article AOL Mail for Mobile Web Browsers FAQ.

How do I put an icon for web/browser AOL Mail on my mobile home screen?

iOS: It's just a few taps in iOS 7 to add a shortcut to AOL Mail right on your iPhone or iPad's home screen. Here's how:

1. Open Safari or another browser you may have added to your iPhone, and go to http://mail.aol.com.

2. Sign in.

3. At the bottom of the screen, tap the square with the up-arrow.

4. In the menu of options that opens, tap Add to Home Screen.

5. A window opens showing you what the icon for AOL Mail will look like, along with the label (AOL Mail). You can edit the label if you'd like to call it something different.

6. In the upper-right, tap Add. That's it! You'll see the icon on your homescreen, just like any other app.

Anytime you tap it, you will go straight to the web (browser) version of AOL Mail.
 

Android devices:

1. Using your device's browser (e.g. Chrome), go to http://mail.aol.com and sign in to AOL Mail with your Username and password.

2. In the far upper-right corner of the screen, tap the 3 vertical dots to open the browser's Menu options.

3. In the menu, in the buttons across the top (Back, Forward and Star), tap the Star.

4. A page opens with the AOL Mail bookmark info: Name (AOL Mail), Address (mail.aol.com), and the folder (Bookmarks). In the lower-right corner, click Save.

5. In the far upper-right corner, click the 3 vertical dots again, then tap Bookmarks.

6. Tap the Mobile Bookmarks folder.

7. Hold down on the AOL Mail icon until another menu opens.

8. At the bottom of that menu, tap Add to home screen.

That's it! You should now see the AOL Mail icon right on your home screen.

Tap the icon to go straight to Mail anytime.

If you don't want to sign in every time, make sure you check the box on the AOL Mail sign-in page that says "Remember Me."

To sign out of this browser version of Mail, tap the three horizontal dots in the upper-right corner of AOL Mail, then tap the silhouette with the down-arrow next to it – also in the upper-right corner. In the menu that opens, tap Sign Out.

AOL Mail on your iOS device’s native apps

How do I set up AOL Mail on my iPhone or iPod Touch?

To set up your AOL Mail on your iPhone or iPod Touch:

1. On your iPhone or iPod Home screen, tap Settings.

iPhone or iPod

2. Tap Mail, Contacts, Calendars.

Settings

3. Under "Accounts", tap Add Account.

Mail, Contacts, Calendars

4. Tap AOL.

AOL

5. In the boxes provided, enter your name, AOL email address, password, and a description of the account. After you've entered your information, in the upper right, tap Next.

Next

7. After your account has been verified, in the top right, tap Save.

Note: Make sure that the Mail option is turned ON.

Save IMAP

All done! Depending on your Sounds settings, your device may buzz, ring, light up or notify you in some other manner when new mail arrives in your AOL Mail account.

How do I set up AOL Mail on my iPad?

 Sending and receiving your AOL Mail on your iPad is a great way to stay connected with your friends and family.

To set up your AOL Mail account on your iPad:

1. Tap the Settings icon.

Settings

2. In the left panel under 'Settings', tap Mail, Contacts, Calendars.

Mail, Contacts, Calendars

3. In the right panel, tap Add Account.

Add Account

4. In the right panel, tap AOL.

AOL

5. In the boxes provided, enter your name, AOL email address, password, and a description of the account. Once you’ve entered your information, in the top right, tap Next.

Next AOL

7. After your account has been verified, in the top right, tap Save.

Save IMAP

That’s it! Tap the email application on your iPad (the envelope icon) to see your AOL Mail.

Why is mail delayed on my iPhone, iPod Touch, or iPad?

If mail delivery is delayed on your iPad, iPhone or iPod Touch, or if you are not getting notifications, or if you are not receiving Mail until you actually open the Mail app, you might want to check the 'Fetch New Data' setting on your AOL Mail account and make sure it is set to 'Push.'

Here's where to look:

1. Tap Settings.

2. Tap Mail, Contacts, Calendars.

3. Under the list of accounts, tap Fetch New Data - even if it already says 'Push.'

Fetch New Data

4. At the top of the screen, ensure that Push is set to ON.

Push On

5. Scroll down to the bottom of this screen and tap Advanced.

Advanced

6. Tap your AOL account in the list of accounts.

AOL Mail

7. Under 'Select Schedule,' tap Push if it is not already checked.

Push

That's it! This should fix delayed delivery of mail -- as well as  notifications.

How do I sync my AOL Calendar to my iPad, iPhone, or iPod Touch?

Here's how to get your AOL Calendar on your iOS device:

1. Tap Settings.

2. Scroll down a bit and tap Mail, Contacts, Calendars.

3. Under 'Accounts,' tap Add Account…

4. Even though you will see AOL in the list, go to the bottom of the list of options and tap Other.

5. Under Calendars, tap Add CalDAV Account.

6. Tap in the text fields to open the keyboard and enter these details:

• Server – Type caldav.aol.com

• User Name – Type your AOL email address

• Password – The password for your AOL account

• Description – Whatever you'd like to call this calendar. AOL Calendar? :-D
 

How do I sync my AOL Contacts to my iPad, iPhone, or iPod Touch?

Here's how to get your AOL Contacts on your iOS device:

1. Tap Settings.

2. Scroll down a bit and tap Mail, Contacts, Calendars.

3. Under 'Accounts,' tap Add Account…

4. Even though you will see AOL in the list, go to the bottom of the list of options and tap Other.

5. Under Contacts, tap Add CardDAV Account.

6. Enter these details:

• Server – carddav.aol.com

• User Name – your AOL email address

• Password – The password for your AOL account

• Description – Whatever you'd like to call this group of contacts. AOL Contacts? :-D

How do I mark a message as spam on my iOS device?

You've got 3 ways to get AOL Mail on your iPhone:
 
  - the AOL app
  - the browser (http://mail.aol.com on Safari)
  - the iPhone's mail app

Each has its own way to mark messages as spam.

(Try to never open spam messages. These can confirm your account with spammers and lead to more spam.)

AOL Mail in the AOL app

Tap the box on the left of a message to select it > Tap the spam icon (circle with line through it) in the black toolbar at the top

AOL Mail at mail.aol.com on Safari (or another browser)

Tap the box on the left of the message to select it > Tap the spam icon (circle with line through it) in the blue toolbar at the top

AOL Mail in the iPhone's Mail app

iOS7: Tap Edit in the upper-right > Tap circle to left of a message to select it > Tap Mark at the bottom > Tap Move to Junk

iOS6 (and earlier): Tap Edit > Tap circle to left of a message to select it > Tap Move at the bottom > Tap the Junk folder

Note: To adjust your overall AOL Mail account's spam settings (spam filter, sender filter, blocking etc.), log into your account on a computer and click Options, then Mail Settings.
 

AOL Mail on your Android device’s native apps

How do I set up my AOL Mail on my Android device?

Here’s how to get AOL Mail in your Android phone’s email app:

1. On the home screen, tap Settings.

2. Scroll down to the "Accounts" section and tap Add Account

3. Tap Email

4. Tap AOL

5. Type in your entire email address - example@aol.com. Then your password.

6. Tap Next.

7. Once account verification is complete, you can add an account name and the name you wish to use when sending mail by entering these in the Set up screen.

Note: Depending on your Sounds settings, your device may buzz, ring, light up or notify you in some other manner when new emails arrive in your AOL Mail account.

How do I sync my AOL Contacts to my Android device?

Right now, there are two ways to sync your AOL Contacts to your Android device.

1. Using the device's browser: Go to http://mail.aol.com on the device's browser (e.g., Chrome), and click Contacts. You can put a shortcut icon right on your phone's home screen (instructions below) and open Mail & your contacts with a tap – just like an app.

2. Using a non-AOL App (free & paid choices) to add AOL Contacts to the device's Contacts: Since the CardDAV contacts-sync standard is not built into Android, you need a CardDAV app to add your AOL Contacts to your device's Calendar.

We recommend CardDAV-Sync Free Beta (free) or CardDAV-Sync beta (paid). These are not AOL products. But they generally get high marks from people using them. You may find other CardDAV choices as well in Google's app store Google Play.     

Browser

1. Open the browser (e.g. Chrome) on your device.

2. Go to http://mail.aol.com, and sign in.

Add a shortcut icon to get right to Contacts from your device's home screen:

1. Tap the Menu button at the bottom of the screen.

2. In the menu that opens, tap Add to

3. Tap Bookmarks.

4. Title the Bookmark (AOL Mail? – whatever you choose), then click Done.

5. Tap the Menu button again, then tap Bookmarks.

6. Press & hold the Mail bookmark you just created, then in the menu that appears, tap Add shortcut to home. That's it!

App

1. Once you've installed your preferred app, find where to sync Contacts to the device (this varies based on the app).

2. Here's the info you will need to add your AOL Contacts:

• Server – carddav.aol.com

• User Name – your AOL email address

• Password – The password for your AOL account

• Description – Whatever you'd like to call these Contacts. AOL Contacts? :-D

Once you add this info, your AOL Contacts should sync to your native Android Contacts directory.

How do I sync my AOL Calendar to my Android device?

Here's how to sync your AOL Calendar to your Android device:

Since the CalDAV calendar-sync standard is not currently available to AOL Calendar on Android devices, you need a CalDAV app to get your AOL Calendar data onto your device's Calendar.

There are a few to choose from in Google's app marketplace, Google Play. We've had good luck with CalDAV-Sync beta (paid). This is not an AOL product. But it generally gets high marks from people using it.

Once you've installed your preferred app, find where to add a new calendar (this varies based on the app).

2. Here's the info you will need to add your AOL Calendar:

  • Server – Type caldav.aol.com
  • User Name – Type your AOL email address
  • Password – The password for your AOL account
  • Description – Whatever you'd like to call this calendar. AOL Calendar?

Once you add this info, your AOL Calendar should appear as an account choice in your native Android Calendar program.

How do I mark a message as spam on my Android device?

You've got 3 ways to get AOL Mail on your Android device:

  - the AOL app
  - the browser (http://mail.aol.com on Chrome)
  - the device's mail app

Each has its own way to mark messages as spam.

(Try to never open spam messages. These can confirm your account with spammers and lead to more spam.)

AOL Mail in the AOL app

Tap the box on the left of a message to select it > Tap the spam icon (circle with line through it) in the black toolbar at the top

AOL Mail at mail.aol.com on Chrome (or another browser)

Tap the box on the left of the message to select it > Tap the spam icon (circle with line through it) in the blue toolbar at the top

AOL Mail in the Android device's Mail app

Tap the 3 vertical dots in the upper-right > Tap Report spam

Note: To adjust your overall AOL Mail account's spam settings (spam filter, sender filter, blocking etc.), log into your account on a computer and click Options, then Mail Settings.

I get a Username or Password incorrect error for AOL Mail on my Android device.

Sorry for the frustration! Here are few things to try.

1. Reset your password on a computer, then try logging into the mail app again on your Android device.

If that doesn't work...

2. Download the AOL app (free) from Google Play (the Android app store), and check your AOL Mail within the AOL app.

And if that doesn't work...

3. Download the K-9 app (free) from Google Play, and add your AOL Mail account.
 

I used AOL Sync powered by Funambol. What do I do now?

To simplify the way AOL data is shared to mobile applications, we have closed the service formerly known as AOL Sync powered by Funambol.

If you used AOL Sync to get your AOL Mail, Contacts or Calendar on a mobile device, here are the new ways to sync.

Before: AOL Sync used a single 3rd-party app (Funambol) to sync & manage your AOL and your mobile Device data on its servers. Now: Your AOL data remains on AOL servers, and you access it using IMAP for Mail, CardDAV for Contacts, and CalDAV for Calendar.

IMAP: For Mail, the protocol is IMAP. Chances are you're already getting mail on your device using IMAP.

CardDAV: CardDAV brings your AOL Contacts into your device's Contacts.

CalDAV: CalDAV puts your AOL Calendar(s) on your device's Calendar.

IMAP, CardDAV and CalDAV are the same standards used by other popular providers like Google, Yahoo and Apple to access their Mail, Contact and Calendar data in different applications.

(You can also get AOL Mail and Contacts on your device using the AOL app – no setup required. And mail.aol.com on your device's browser is another option. Both are always in sync.)

When you add new events or contacts on your device – and you want them to show up on your AOL Calendar or in your AOL Contacts – just make sure you select your AOL Calendar or your AOL Contacts when you add the new events or contacts.

That way, new events or new contacts will also show up when you sign into AOL elsewhere.

If you don't specify AOL Calendar or Contacts, then new events or new contacts you enter on your device are only being saved to that device.

If you'd like, on most devices you can make AOL the default calendar and/or the default contacts list. That way when you add new events or new contacts, they are automatically saved in your AOL Calendar or Contacts.

And again, you can also simply use the AOL app, or mail.aol.com on the device's browser, to stay in sync.

Outlook – If you used AOL Sync powered by Funambol to get your AOL Calendar in Outlook, we regret that we don't currently have an officially recommended CalDAV Outlook plugin. A few do exist, and you may find one that fits your needs. And you can always get your AOL Mail in Outlook via IMAP. For more information, please visit our help article How do I use other email applications to send and receive my AOL Mail?

Common issues and fixes for AOL Mail on mobile devices

I'm having trouble sending, or receiving, mail on my mobile device

First: Delete the account from your device's built-in Mail app. Then re-add it. This resolves almost all these issues.

Second: If you continue to have problems Sending mail, check if "AOL" is part of the account's display name.

If it is, remove the "AOL" part.

Third: Try accessing Mail in the AOL app.

AOL app : Android

AOL app : iOS

I’m getting an invalid username and password error.

If you changed your password in a different place (on a laptop, for example), make sure you also change it on your device. Already tried that? OK:

Delete the account from your device's built-in Mail app. Then re-add it. This resolves almost all these issues.

 

I’m having trouble setting up AOL on my mobile phone.

When problems persist using built-in Mail, the best option is to download the AOL app and get mail that way.

Get the AOL app on an Android device

Get the AOL app on an iOS device

Email I read on my mobile device does not show as Read on my computer on the desktop version of AOL Mail.

This can happen when you use POP instead of IMAP to access your AOL Mail account.

Since IMAP keeps your account in sync across multiple devices and POP does not, use IMAP. To learn more about IMAP and POP, please visit our help article What is the difference between POP3 and IMAP?.

I changed my password and now I can not receive mail.

If you use your device's built-in Mail, make sure you change the password in Settings for the Mail account on that device.

If you use the AOL app for Mail, sign out of the app, then sign back in using your new password.

You can also go to mail.aol.com on your device's browser. If you are already signed in, just sign out & sign back in w/ new password.

Still not receiving mail? Is it possible you set up filters that could be blocking it?

How do I print in Chrome on my Android device?

To use the Print feature in AOL Mail on your Android device using Chrome, you need to use the "Share" feature under the Chrome menu.

Here's how:

1. To access the Chrome menu, in the upper right, click the three vertical dots.

Note: Accessing your Chrome mobile browser menu may be slightly different depending on your device and mobile OS.

favorite

2. Under the Chrome browser menu, tap Share.

share

3. Under the Share menu, tap Cloud Print.

cloud print

Note: Printing from your Android device requires that you've already setup Cloud printing.

Options

There are a few great ways to get your up-to-date AOL Mail on your mobile device.

If you run into an issue, it often helps to try another of these routes to your inbox.

1. The AOL app

- free in Google Play for Android and in the App Store for iOS

2. Your device's browser

- (Chrome, Safari, etc.) at mail.aol.com

3. Your device's built-in Mail app

- using IMAP settings, add your AOL Mail account