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How to set up Gmail on iPhone

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How to set up Gmail on iPhone: You just bought a iPhonehave an account Gmail and would you like to be able to manage your electronic correspondence directly and comfortably from the “iPhone by”? If the answer is affirmative but you don’t have the faintest idea how to do it, know that I have good, indeed excellent news to give you: I can explain to you, step by step, how to set up gmail on iphone.

Whether you want to use the official app of the famous e-mail service, configure it in Mail (the default iOS app for managing e-mails) or use even different applications, do not worry: you will find everything explained below and you I assure you that you will be able to reach your goal in no time.

How do you say? In addition to e-mail, would you like to have Gmail calendars and contacts on your iPhone? No problem, in the final part of the tutorial you will find indications for this too. But let’s go in order.

How to set up Gmail on iPhone: Gmail app

Let’s start this discussion by seeing how to set up gmail on iphone exploiting theGmail official app. In this case, the first thing you need to do is install the app and set it up as I’ll show you shortly.

Provide, therefore, to tap on the icon ofApp Store attached to the home screen or to the app Library of your device, press the button Search for (bottom right), search “Gmail” through search field located at the top and select the correct result. If you are reading the article directly from the iPhone where you intend to install the Gmail app, you can speed up the procedure by pressing directly on this link.

Once the App Store screen for the Gmail app is displayed, tap the button Get / Install and confirm the operation via Face ID, Touch ID or password Apple ID. Then wait for the app download and installation procedure to start and complete. Next, tap the button You open appeared in place of the “Get” one, to immediately access the new application that has been installed on your device.

Now stick to the simple wizard that is shown on the screen by pressing the button Log in and typing yours Gmail email address and the password associated with it in the appropriate fields, then enter the security code received via SMS or generated via app in case of active two-step verification.

Keep in mind that if another Google app is in use on your iPhone with which you have already logged into your Gmail account, you may not need to log in. In this case, you will only be asked to confirm that the one in use on the other app is actually your account and that you intend to use it with the official Gmail application as well.

After configuring Gmail on iPhone using the official app, you can access your Google e-mail inbox by simply pressing the Gmail icon now present on the home screen.

Once you open the app, by default you will be shown the section Incoming mail of Gmail. If you want to access other sections of your inbox, press the button (≡) that you find at the top left. To read a new message, just press on it, while to write a new email, tap the button you write located at the bottom right.

If your iPhone is updated to iOS 14 or later, you can also set the Gmail app as the default client. To do this, open the app Settingspressing the gray icon with gears placed on the home screen, scroll the screen until you see the entry Gmail and presses on it. Then tap on the wording Default email app and select Gmail in the new screen that opened. By doing this, the Gmail app will be set as the default client on the iPhone.

How to set up Gmail on iPhone: Mail

Add Gmail account on iPhone

You want to set up Gmail on iPhone to read and send emails using the client included “standard” in iOS, or theMail app? This can be done too, but keep in mind one important fact: Mail does not allow you to receive push notifications for Gmail accounts. This means that you will not receive real-time notifications when you receive new messages (you can only set a check based on regular time intervals).

That said, to set up a Gmail account in Mail, open the Settings of the iPhone, pressing the gray icon with the gears present on the home screen. Subsequently, scroll down the screen that is shown to you, presses on the item Mailtap on the wording Account (if you are asked to confirm your identity via Face ID, Touch ID or password Apple ID, you agree to do so) and select the item Add account.

Now, press on the voice Google then press the button Go on and type your e-mail address in the field Enter your email or phone number; then press the button Forwardtype the password referring to your Gmail account and tap the button once again Forward. If two-step verification is enabled on your Google account, fill in the field below the entry Insert code typing the security code received via SMS or generated via the app and go again forward.

Once this is done, the procedure will start on the iPhone to automatically find the necessary parameters for configuring the Gmail mailbox. If all goes well, after a few moments you should find yourself in front of a screen through which to indicate the data relating to your Gmail account that you want to synchronize with iPhone and that you want to manage from it.

Then bring up ON or up OFF the lever located next to the wording Mail (in theory it should already be selected by default) and tap on the item Save located at the top on the right.

At this point you can say you are satisfied: you have managed to complete and successfully the procedure by which to configure Gmail on iPhone. From now on, to be able to access your Gmail inbox directly from iPhone, all you have to do is press the icon Mail present on the home screen, tap on the item Gmail and press on Entrance, Drafts, Sent and so on depending on the section relating to your e-mail box that you intend to consult.

Given the lack of push notifications above, I recommend that you set the automatic download of new emails. So at least you will receive notifications (unless you have them turned off) at regular intervals.

To proceed, go to the section Mail> Accounts of the app Settingsselect the item Download new datatap on the wording Gmailscroll to the bottom of the displayed screen and choose whether to download the mail automatically (in this case iPhone will download new data in the background when it is charging and connected to a Wi-Fi network), manually, hourly, every 30 minutes or every 15 minutes. Keep in mind that a higher frequency of the check will also lead to a higher energy consumption.

How to set up Gmail on iPhone: IMAP

IMAP Gmail

Let’s see now how to setup Gmail on iPhone with IMAP parametersknown protocol more modern than the POP3 protocol, designed to work on multiple devices at the same time (in fact it synchronizes incoming and outgoing messages on all devices in use; POP3, on the other hand, is more dated and is designed to work on only one device, in fact, provides for the deletion of messages from Gmail servers once they are downloaded to the computer).

To use Gmail with the IMAP protocol in any email management app, you must first make sure this is turned on in your Google mailbox settings. To do this, connect to yours inbox on Gmail from the browser, press the button with the icongear located at the top right and select the item View all settings from the menu that appears.

On the page that opens, select the tab Forwarding and POP / IMAPput the check mark next to the item Enable IMAP to activate IMAP and click on the button Save Changes located at the bottom of the screen to save the settings.

Once this is done, start the third-party app you have chosen for managing e-mail, by pressing on its icon attached to the home screen of your device, go to the section Settings of the same or that through which to manage the accountchoose to add a new account e-mail. Then fill in the fields that are shown on the screen by following the parameters you find below.

  • Incoming mail server (IMAP):, Port: 993, Requires SSL: yes.
  • Outgoing mail server (SMTP):, Port: 465 or 587, Requires SSL: yes, Requires authentication: yes.
  • Full name or display name: [il tuo nome]
  • Account Name or Username: your Gmail address (e.g.
  • Email address: your Gmail address (e.g.
  • Password: Gmail password.

In case of problems or if you need more details, take a look at the special guides provided directly by the Gmail team for configuring the e-mail service using third-party clients.

How to set up Gmail contacts and calendar on iPhone

Synchronize Gmail contacts and calendars

You want to know how to set up Gmail contacts and calendar on iPhone? If you followed the procedure I indicated in the chapter about the Mail appin fact you should have already succeeded, as long as you haven’t moved up OFF the levers placed in correspondence with the items Contacts And Calendars.

If you have them deactivated, just go to the menu Settings> Mail> Accounts> Gmail and move on ON the levers placed in correspondence with the items Contacts And Calendars. For more information on how to synchronize Gmail contacts on iPhone and how to synchronize Gmail calendars on iPhone, read the guides I have dedicated to these topics.