Gmail mail setup on iPhone

On this page you find the Gmail mail settings for iPhone. Follow the step-by-step iPhone guide or use the settings overview with the imap and pop3 server email settings for Gmail.

iPhone guide to setup Gmail mail

1 Open 'Settings', click on 'Passwords & accounts' and 'Add account'.

Click on your provider name if it's listed, otherwise click on 'Other'

2 Choose 'Add mail account', and enter the following information:

Name: your own name
Email: your Gmail email address
Password: your Gmail email password
Description: a personal description

3 Choose imap and enter the following details under 'Incoming mail server':

Hostname: imap.gmail.com
Username: your Gmail email address
Password: your Gmail email password

4 Under 'Outgoing mail server' enter the details below and choose 'next':

Hostname: smtp.gmail.com
Username: your Gmail email address
Password: your Gmail email password

5 Make sure 'Email' is checked and click 'Save'.

Your email account is now saved. In the next steps we check if all settings are correct.

6 Click on your newly created email address and choose 'Advanced'. Make sure that the following data is correct under 'Incoming server':

Use SSL: on
Identity check: password
Server port: 993

7 Go back to the previous screen and under 'Outgoing server' click on smtp.gmail.com. Make sure the following information is correct:

Use SSL: on
Identity check: password
Server port: 465

8 Choose 'Done' at the top right and restart the iPhone to activate the settings.

Congratulations, your account is now set up. Open the mail app to use your account.

Question and Answer

Have a question regarding your iPhone email setup or think you can help other Gmail users out? Please comment below!

  • How do I change password if I have forgotten it?

    8 months ago
  • I have been trying since yesterday to get my mail on my iPhone. I changed my password when I was setting up a new computer a couple of days ago, and both my computers and iPad are getting mail with no problem. I cannot figure out the problem on my phone. Any help would be appreciated!

    1 year ago
  • My webmail is accessed theough gmail but i can not get the out going email to send on my iphone 5

    4 years ago
  • My incoming info is currently set as a Pop Account. The Host Name is: pop.gmail.com and I have the username set with the above e-mail address (associated with my domain - which is hosted by Dreamhost). The mail is not coming into my phone (Mail) with this setting. Should I change it to an IMAP account or do I need to change the username to the gmail address associated with it? Thank you!

    4 years ago

Mail settings Gmail

POP / IMAP imap
Incoming server imap.gmail.com
Incoming port 993
SSl (security) incoming ssl
Outgoing server smtp.gmail.com
Outgoing port 465
Requires sign-in yes