Use Gmail features with Google Sync

Only Google Workspace customers can set up new devices with Google Sync. Learn more

You can use Google Sync to synchronize emails to an email app on your mobile device (Apple iOS, Microsoft Windows Phone, and BlackBerry). What you do in the email app is synchronized back to Gmail on the web as well. 

App action on mobile device  Result in Gmail
Open a message Marks the message as read
Move message to Starred Applies a star to the message
Move a message to a folder Applies a label (the folder name) to the message
Move a message to Spam Reports the message as spam
Move a message to Trash Archives the message
If Delete Email As Trash is on, the message is moved to Trash.
Send a message Stores the message in Sent Mail
Delete a message in inbox Archives the message
If Delete Email As Trash is on, the message is moved to Trash.
Delete a message from a folder Removes the folder’s label from the message
Delete a message from All Mail Moves the message to Trash
Delete a message from Spam or Trash Deletes the message permanently

App sync limitations

  • You can search for messages on iOS devices, but not on other devices.
  • You can’t edit email drafts with Google Sync on any device.
  • You can archive mail on any device, except with iOS Mail. 


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