Gmail is one of the best email services that offer numerous features and benefits to its users. It offers fast sending and receiving of mails, large account recovery options, better security and much more. More than all this, you can very easily setup your Gmail account on different devices such as laptops, android phones, iPhone, etc. By setting your Gmail account on iPhone, you can easily carry your mails with you wherever you go. You can send and receive emails and use all other features of Gmail with your iPhone with great ease. All you need to know is the correct step to configure your Gmail account on iPhone. So, if you are looking for the way to set up Gmail account on iPhone 10, keep reading this post.

Basic requirements for Gmail account setup on iPhone 10

The following are the basic things that you will need for configuring Gmail account on iPhone 10:

  • The complete email address of your Gmail account
  • The current password of your Gmail account
  • A stable internet connection with fairly good speed

Easy steps to configure Gmail account on iPhone 10

Gmail account can be very easily on iPhone 10 using IMAP as well as POP settings. The steps in which this can be done using both these methods are explained further. Depending on their requirements, the users can select any of these methods for Gmail configuration.

Setup Gmail account on iPhone 10 using IMAP

The easy steps to add Gmail account on iPhone 10 using IMAP settings are explained below.

  • Go to the Settings of your iPhone 10.
  • Tap on ‘Passwords & Accounts’ option and then click on ‘Add Account’.
  • From the list of email services, select ‘Google’.
  • Under ‘Sign in with your Google Account’, type the Gmail account address you want to add.
  • Click on ‘Next’ and type your Gmail password.
  • Tap on ‘Next’ and then on ‘Save’.
  • Your Gmail account is successfully configured on iPhone 10.

Note: If you have enabled 2-step verification for your Gmail account, you will also have to enter the code received via text message.

Setup Gmail account on iPhone 10 using POP

If you wish to setup Gmail account on iPhone 10 using POP settings, the steps for the same are provided here.

  • Go to the Settings of your iPhone 10.
  • Tap on ‘Passwords & Accounts’ option and then click on ‘Add Account’.
  • Click on the ‘Other’ button and tap on ‘Add Mail Account’.
  • Enter your name, full Gmail email address and password in the respective fields.
  • Tap on ‘Next’ and click on ‘POP’.
  • Under ‘Incoming Mail Server’, provide the following details:
    • Host Name: Enter pop.gmail.com
    • User Name: Type your full Gmail account address (along with the domain @gmail.com)
    • Password: Type your Gmail account password
  • Under ‘Outgoing Mail Server’, provide the following details:
    • Host Name: Enter smtp.gmail.com
    • User Name: Type your full Gmail account address (along with the domain @gmail.com)
    • Password: Type your Gmail account password
  • Click on the ‘Save’ button.
  • Now tap on the newly added Gmail account.
  • Select smtp.gmail.com under ‘Outgoing Mail Server’.
  • Select smtp.gmail.com again under ‘Primary Server’.
  • Under Server Port, enter 465. Erase if there is any other port number is already entered there.
  • Tap on ‘Done’ to finish Gmail configuration on iPhone 10.

Precautions while adding Gmail account on iPhone 10

Certain things that should be kept in mind while configuring Gmail account on iPhone 10 are given below:

  • Make sure that IMAP or POP is enabled for your Gmail account before starting the setup process.
  • It is advised that you restart your iPhone to finish the configuration process successfully.
  • Make sure that the internet connection is stable. A poor net connectivity can lead to repeated failure of the setup process.
  • Enter the Gmail username, password and other details very carefully during the mail setup.
  • Make sure that you enter the domain name while entering the user name under Incoming Mail Server and Outgoing Mail Server.
  • The host name, port number, etc that you provide during configuration must match the recommended settings.
  • Take backup of any saved offline emails in your Mail app as new setup can delete the saved data.
  • After successful setup you need to delete the copies of all mail you send from iPhone Mail through your Gmail account.