Despite the perennial rivalry between Android and iOS, even iPhone users have to admit that Gmail is a powerful email client. While iPhones and other Apple products do not come with the Gmail app already installed, it’s very easy to setup and open Gmail on your iPhone. In fact, there are two ways to do it, and in this tutorial we’ll show you both of them.
First, you can see how to install and use the official Gmail app on your iPhone. Then, we’ll walk you through the process of integrating your Gmail with the Mail app that comes on your iPhone.
Use Gmail on iPhone with the official app
This is the easiest way to set up and use Gmail on your iPhone. It also gives you complete access to all the functions that Google has given its email platform. However, if you have multiple email accounts from different providers, you may also want to use the second method in this tutorial.
But first, let’s get you set up with the Gmail app.
This really couldn’t be easier: just go to Search on your iPhone, and type in “Gmail”. This will pull up the app in the iTunes App Store so that you can download it.
Then, it’s just a matter of entering your email address and password to log in for the first time if you already have an account. If you don’t, you can create a new one easily inside the application.
Once you have signed into the Gmail app, you won’t need to enter your login information anymore. It will remember you from your last sign-in.
And that’s that—you can get full Gmail functionality on your iPhone directly through that app.
Now, if you want a more integrated approach to your different email accounts, go ahead and follow the steps in the next section to add your Gmail account to the Mail app on your iPhone.