Gmail on iPhone

What does a former Android user (like me) do after switching to iPhone? He begins to install the Google apps like Gmail on iPhone for example.

In this article I will tell you some things I know about this app, this email app. I will not talk about how to import Gmail contacts to iPhone for now. The link will take you to another post describing how to do that.

gmail on iphone

So, let’s see what brings the latest Gmail app (2.4.3) for iPhone on the table:

  • Multiple account support (you can switch between up to 5 accounts)
  • Quicker inbox search engine with predictive text
  • Quicker information regarding new messages with the help of notification center (badge and screen lock options)
  • Follow the emails in a threaded environment
  • See the profile pictures from within the conversation
  • Auto-complete names on the fly from your Google contacts on your iPhone
  • Send and receive file attachments
  • Use custom scribbles
  • Answer Google Calendar invites from inside the app
  • Read and answer to Google+ posts from inside the app
  • Quickly receive new emails just by pulling the screen downward

The Gmail app supports the following languages: English, Arabic, Bokmål, Norwegian, Bulgarian, Catalan, Chinese, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hindi, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Latvian, Lithuanian, Malay, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Slovak, Slovenian, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian, and Vietnamese. In order to install Gmail for iPhone version 2.4.3 you need to have iOS 6.0 or above.

You might consider installing the Gmail app on your iPhone instead of just setting the Gmail account inside the iPhone’s Mail app because in this way you will benefit from all the above mentioned features and your emailing experience will certainly improve. You will be able to archive and search the emails, report emails as spam, mark messages as read/unread, add labels or even print them. Think about accidentally deleting an email; with traditional two-way sync that could be very frustrating but if you will use the Gmail app on iPhone you can just click Undo and everything will get back as it was before.

If you want to add a second (third, fourth, fifth) account to the Gmail app just open the app, swipe from left to right and you will get the window where you can see the current account, folders and so on. Click on the arrow and just add a new account. See the picture below.

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You can download and install Gmail on iPhone here.