AOL, which is also widely known as America Online, tends to be one of the most popular email services in the United States. Once you have got an email address with AOL, you can complete a simple AOL sign in procedure and access your inbox right away. In this guide, we will not only show you how to sign in to your AOL account on different devices but also how to enable 2-step verification.
How to Sign In To AOL.com / America Online
Indeed, one of the great things about AOL is that you can use it pretty conveniently both on PC and mobile devices. Obviously, you might have a need to find out how to sign in to your account on both PC and mobile devices. And our AOL sign in guide contains detailed, exact instructions on how to log in to your AOL account on any device.
Login to AOL With PC
Indeed, the easiest way to use your AOL email address is to do so on a PC. For that, you must complete a quick AOL sign in procedure and access your inbox. At this point of our guide, we will demonstrate you how to make an AOL login on your PC.
- In the first place, you should launch a new tab in the browser and head to the following website: https://www.aol.com/.
- On the website of America Online, you will notice the website’s menu on the left. There, you should select “Login/Join” in order to proceed further.
- On the next page, you will get to see the AOL login form – that’s where you should access your account. Type your username or email address in the given field.
- You are also able to check the box near “Stay signed in,” and this allows you to save your username for future sessions. Then, you should eventually click on the “Next” button.
- On the following page, you have to enter the password of your AOL account. For that, type your password in the given field and click on the “Sign in” button.
- Eventually, you will get redirected back to the main AOL page. In the menu (on the left), you have to select “Mail” and proceed further.
- Right after doing so, you will get to see your inbox. Now, you can keep using your AOL account.
Login to AOL With Mobile Device
But, of course, you can also use your AOL account on your mobile devices (such as smartphones or tablets, too). For that, we recommend you to install a mobile app on your mobile device: AOL for Android and AOL for iPhone. Here, you can find out info on how to make an AOL login on mobile devices.
- At first, you should get the mobile application installed onto your mobile device.
- Once that has been done, you should find the app icon on your smartphone and tap on it.
- Right after doing so, the AOL app will be launched on your smartphone. At the bottom of the app tab, you will get to see five buttons. There, you should click on the first “Mail” button.
- Following then, a new tab in the browser will be opened. At that point, you should type your username in the given field and click on the “Next” button.
- On the next page, you will have to enter your password in the given field. After doing so, you should click on the “Sign in” button.
- Eventually, you will get to see the main website of AOL again. There, you should click on the “Mail” button at the top.
- Following it, you will be displayed the inbox of your AOL account. That means that you have successfully completed the AOL sign in procedure.
How to Enable AOL 2-Step Verification
Also, you can decide to enable a 2-step verification for your AOL account, which is an extra security measure. This means that you will have to use your mobile phone number each time you will try to log in to your account. In this part of our guide, we will show you how to enable this feature step by step.
- At first, open a new tab in the browser and head to the AOL website: https://www.aol.com/.
- Following it, you will get to see the website’s menu on the left. In that menu, you should select “Mail” and proceed further.
- Once you have accessed your AOL inbox, you should click on the “Options” text button – it is placed in the right-upper corner.
- Right after doing so, you have to select “Account Info” in the dropdown menu.
- Eventually, you will get to see the page of your AOL account. On the left side of the page, you will notice a small menu – select the “Account Security” option there.
- Following it, you will be displayed the page of your account’s security there. At that point, you must find the "Two-step verification there.” Then, drag the button to the right near “Phone Number.”
- Right after doing so, you will get to see a small tab where you have to specify your phone number. At first, select your country in the first field. Then, type your phone number in the second field. Once that is done, you can click either on “Send SMS” or on “Call Me.”
- Then, you will receive the verification code onto your mobile phone number. Once you have that code, you should type it in the given field on that page. Then, click on the “Confirm” button.
- At the end, you will get to see a notification that the 2-step verification feature has been activated for your AOL account. From that moment on, you will have to use it each time you will try to log in to your account.
AOL Sign In Problems
Even though the entire AOL login process is very simple, there is no guarantee that certain problems wouldn’t arise during the process. In order to help you in such an unlucky situation, we have created this part of the guide. At this point, we will disclose the most common sign in problems and how to avoid them.
AOL has blocked my email account. This could happen due to the fact that your account could have been hacked and misused (for instance, for sending spam letters). Also, the system could spot that someone was trying to access your account without authorization and, thus, blocked your account deliberately. If such a thing has happened to you, you should contact the AOL customer support and describe your problem. Then, you will receive the steps on how to unblock your email account.
I want to reactivate my AOL account that had been deactivated/deleted previously. If you hadn’t used your AOL account for 90 days, your account could be deactivated. After the additional 90 days of inactivity, it gets deleted. If your account had been deactivated, you can restore it simply by logging in to your account. If it had been deleted, there is a chance that you can recover it – contact the AOL customer support. However, your entire account will be empty after such a recovery.
How to Sign Out
Typically, you automatically stay logged in to your AOL account. But what if you need to sign out of AOL? In this part of our guide to AOL, we will provide you with clear guidelines on how to sign out of your account.
- First of all, you should open another tab in the browser and go to the AOL website: https://www.aol.com/.
- Once you have got to see the main webpage of that site, you will notice the website’s menu placed on the left. There, you must select “Mail” in order to proceed further.
- Following it, you will get to see your AOL inbox. At that point, you should click on the “Sign Out” text button, placed in the right-upper corner.
- Immediately after that, you will get to see the page with a banner – this means that you have just logged out of your AOL account. Now, click on the top of that page and get back to the AOL website.
Questions and Answers
Q: What is AOL?
AOL, which once was known as America Online, appears to be a popular U.S. news website and email service provider. Currently, the service is owned by Verizon. Many customers tend to get their emails with AOL thanks to the attractive @aol.com domain.
Q: How to sign in to my AOL account when I forgot my username and password?
In such a case, the first thing you should do is the recovery of your password – contact the AOL customer support for that. Once you have your username, you can recover your password. For that, start logging in to your account and select “Forgot Your Password?” Then, recover your password with the help of your mobile phone number.
Q: Should I sign out of my AOL account every time?
There is no reason to do that – especially if you use AOL from your home PC. However, we highly recommend you to sign out of your account each time on public computers.