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  • iOS 5 Gives Huge Boost to Hotmail


    Strangely enough, iOS 5 has done a whole lot of good for Microsoft, particularly with regard to Hotmail. Thanks in no small part to how much easier it is to establish a variety of email accounts in iOS 5, Microsoft is seeing an unprecedented rush of new account sign-ups.

    This week, Microsoft's Chris Jones admitted on the Windows Live Blog that a whopping two million iOS 5 users have already brought their Hotmail accounts over to their iDevices. All told, Microsoft is seeing about 100,000 new activations each and every day.

    In terms of Hotmail connections to iOS 5 devices, most are on iPhones, "with over 60% on iPhone 4 and higher, and almost 25% on the new iPhone 4S," the post reads. Hotmail has also been optimized, naturally, for the Windows Phone, Nokia, BlackBerry, and Android devices.

    Microsoft is essentially having the opposite experience with iOS 5 that rival Google is having. Earlier this week after debuting its long-awaited Gmail app for iOS 5, Google was forced to yank the app due to a number of bugs that impaired the smooth operation of the email app. It was an ugly start, indeed, to Gmail's official foray into iOS-land.

    Source: Microsoft
    This article was originally published in forum thread: iOS 5 Gives Huge Boost to Hotmail started by Michael Essany View original post
    Comments 14 Comments
    1. czarcasm's Avatar
      czarcasm -
      lol this is good news, and im glad i was informed of this.
    1. Own3d's Avatar
      Own3d -
      How do you use hotmail with ios 5?
    1. R.Mortera's Avatar
      R.Mortera -
      Quote Originally Posted by Own3d View Post
      How do you use hotmail with ios 5?
      The mail app in your springboard.
    1. toyvan's Avatar
      toyvan -
      Just tested on an old hotmail account I rarely use and none of my emails are showing up even though set up was successful. Nothing lost, nothing gained.
    1. Bluemoldycheeze88's Avatar
      Bluemoldycheeze88 -
      I love hotmail on iOS 5. It's so much better then what it used to be. Now I don't have to login into Hotmail anymore to delete my read emails. I can do it directly from my phone.
    1. LAMPRO's Avatar
      LAMPRO -
      Hotmail on iphone via mail.app has been properly working for a loooong time using the exchange account method. google: hotmail on iphone 4.0. In ios5 theres a new method: windows live. wutevs.
    1. santaf's Avatar
      santaf -
      why did they add this when you could just use microsoft exchange to sync your hotmail accounts for free for a long time now?
    1. ohthatguyagain's Avatar
      ohthatguyagain -
      I'm still on iOS 4.2.1, but I've had zero issues with my gmail, hotmail, and exchange emails. I use their services online, and I must say that the integrated iOS mail.app was a snap to set up and use.

      What does iOS 5 change, if anything with mail? I set up the same accounts on my brother's iPhone - iOS 5 - and it was identical both in setup and use...
    1. Own3d's Avatar
      Own3d -
      Quote Originally Posted by R.Mortera View Post
      The mail app in your springboard.
      Didn't realize they added the config for it. Nice. Thanks.
    1. harmycl's Avatar
      harmycl -
      Quote Originally Posted by ohthatguyagain View Post
      What does iOS 5 change, if anything with mail? I set up the same accounts on my brother's iPhone - iOS 5 - and it was identical both in setup and use...
      iOS 5 has an option for Hotmail in the Mail.app, iOS 4 didn't.
    1. Pierre3400's Avatar
      Pierre3400 -
      I have used Hotmail for 11years now, and im happy its finaly on the iphone Works great too!
    1. ohthatguyagain's Avatar
      ohthatguyagain -
      My version of 4.2.1- iPhone 4, AT&T - has a hotmail setup. ... ?
    1. PlatoTheForms's Avatar
      PlatoTheForms -
      Hotmail works beautifully with iOS5, just like if it is part of iCloud. synching things in Windlows live calendar, contacts, reminders from the pc to iphone and vice versa are flawless, Hotmail also has Push, contrary to Gmail which requires opening the mail app. For notes, the OneNote app by microsoft in the Appstore works magically as apple would put it. The app synchs instantly changes from the OneNote desktop application or the web application within Windows live mail/hotmail, again, this is like iCloud lol. Hey check out this video, the feature in this video works the same way in the ios OneNote app
      Microsoft "Keep Shopping" TV Commercial - YouTube
    1. harmycl's Avatar
      harmycl -
      Quote Originally Posted by PlatoTheForms View Post
      ... contrary to Gmail which requires opening the mail app...
      In the email settings you can configure to have non-push email accounts to fetch emails automatically every 15 mins, half our or hour.