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Use your Google Account on your iPhone or iPad

You can use your Google Account on your mobile device in a few different ways.

Sign in to Safari

You can sign in to your Google Account on Safari, the browser that comes on your device. Signing in to Safari allows:

  • A more personalized experience when using Google products on the web
  • One-tap sign-in to websites and apps
  • More control over your privacy settings

When you're signed in, your Google Account activity controls and ad preferences automatically apply to Safari.

Sign in automatically

When you sign in to a Google app or third-party product with your Google Account, you automatically sign in to your Google Account in Safari. That way, you don't have to sign in to your account again on your device.

If you don't want to be signed in to Safari with your Google Account, you can sign out at any time.

Check if you're signed in or not

To find out if you're signed in to Safari with your Google Account:

  1. On your iPhone or iPad, open the Safari app.
  2. Go to www.google.com.
  3. On the top right, look for your profile image. If you see it, you're already signed in. If not, you aren't signed in.
Sign in or switch accounts

To sign in to Safari with your Google Account:

  1. On your iPhone or iPad, open the Safari app.
  2. Go to www.google.com.
  3. Tap your profile image or Sign in.
  4. Follow the sign-in steps.

Note: You can sign in on other Google product sites, but the sign-in steps might differ.

Sign out and remove accounts

To sign out and remove your Google Account from Safari:

  1. On your iPhone or iPad, open the Safari app.
  2. Go to www.google.com.
  3. To sign out, tap your profile image on the top right and then Sign out. (If you see an option to "Sign in" instead of your profile image, you're already signed out.)
  4. To remove an account, make sure you're signed out. Tap Sign in and then Sign in with a different account and then Remove.
  5. Choose the account you want to remove, then select Done.

You can add your Google Account back to Safari at any time.

Note: If there's no Google account on any of your Google apps, your device will be signed out. 

Sign in to Google apps

Download the apps of your favorite Google products, like Gmail or YouTube, to use them on your iPhone or iPad.

First, download the app you want

  1. On your iPhone or iPad, open the App Store.
  2. Find and download the app you want. Be sure to confirm it's by Google Inc.

Next, sign in with your Google Account

The sign-in process differs from product to product. Here are a few popular Google apps and instructions for how to add, switch, or remove accounts.

Google search app

Add or switch accounts

To sign in to the Google app with your Google Account:

  1. On your iPhone or iPad, open the Google app .
  2. Add your Google Account.
    • To add an account for the first time: Tap Sign in.
    • To add another account: On the top left, tap your profile image. Tap the account that's already signed in.
  3. Select the account you want to use. (If it's not listed, choose Add account and follow the sign-in steps.)

Sign out and remove your account

To sign out and remove your Google Account from the Google app:

  1. On your iPhone or iPad, open the Google app .
  2. On the top left, tap your profile image. Tap the account that's signed in.
  3. From here you can:
    • Remove your account: Select Manage. Next to the account you want to remove, tap Remove and then Remove. Tap Back Back.
  4. On the top right, choose Done.

Note: If there's no Google account on any of your Google apps, your device will be signed out.

Gmail app

Add accounts

To sign in to the Gmail app with your Google Account:

  1. On your iPhone or iPad, open the Gmail app Gmail product logo.
  2. To add your account for the first time, sign in when asked. To add another account, follow the steps below.
  3. Select the Menu Menu. Tap the account that's signed in and then Manage accounts.
  4. Choose which accounts to add. (If an account isn't listed, select Add account and follow the sign-in steps.)
    • Next to accounts you want to add, turn on the switch.
    • Next to accounts you don't want to add, turn off the switch.
  5. On the top left, select Done.

You can see mail for only one account at a time.

Switch accounts

To use the Gmail app with a different Google Account:

  1. On your iPhone or iPad, open the Gmail app Gmail product logo.
  2. Select the Menu Menu.
  3. Tap the account that's signed in, then tap the account you'd like to switch to.

Remove your account

To remove your Google Account from the Gmail app:

  1. On your iPhone or iPad, open the Gmail app Gmail product logo.
  2. Select the Menu Menu. Tap the account that's signed in and then Manage accounts and then Edit.
  3. Next to the account you'd like to remove, tap Remove. Confirm your choice if asked.
  4. On the top left, select Done.
YouTube app

Add or switch accounts

To sign in to the YouTube app with your Google Account:

  1. On your iPhone or iPad, open the YouTube app YouTube product logo.
  2. In the top right, tap the profile image.
    • To add an account for the first time: Tap Sign in.
    • To add another account: Tap Switch accounts.
  3. Select the account you want to use. (If it's not listed, choose Add account and follow the sign-in steps.)

Sign out of your account

To sign out and remove your Google Account from the YouTube app:

  1. On your iPhone or iPad, open the YouTube app YouTube product logo.
  2. In the top right, tap the profile image.​
  3. Tap Switch accounts and then Use YouTube signed out.

Note: If there's no Google account on any of your Google apps, your device will be signed out.

Sync your account with Apple apps

You can sync your content in certain Google products with the corresponding apps that come on your iPhone or iPad. For example, you can:

  • Get your emails from Gmail in the Mail app
  • See your Google Calendar events in the Calendar app
Sync your Google Account with Apple apps

To sync content from your Google Account with the Apple apps on your device:

  1. On your iPhone or iPad, open the Settings app.
  2. Select Mail, Contacts, or Calendars and then Add Account and then Google.
  3. Follow the steps to enter your email address and password. (If you don't have the latest operating system for your iPhone or iPad and you use 2-Step Verification, enter an app password instead of your regular password.)
  4. Choose the content you'd like to add, then select Save.

The Google Account data you choose will sync with your iPhone or iPad. To see your content, open the corresponding app.

Change what syncs or remove your account

You can change which content from your Google Account syncs with the Apple apps on your device. You can also remove your Google Account from your Apple apps at any time, which stops syncing.

To change what syncs or remove your Google Account:

  1. On your iPhone or iPad, open the Settings app.
  2. Select Mail, Contacts, or Calendars.
  3. Choose the account you'd like to edit or remove.
  4. Make the changes you want.
    • To change what content syncs: Next to the content you want to sync, turn on the switch. Turn it off for content you don't want to sync.
    • To remove your account: Select Delete Account.

Sign in to other apps

You can sign in to some non-Google apps and websites with your Google Account.

Important: Whenever you sign in to a third-party product with your Google Account, you automatically sign in to Safari as well.

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