Transition your account off Google Sync

Starting in fall of 2024, Google Accounts will no longer support Google Sync. For exact dates, go to Google Workspace Updates.

With platform-specific and third-party mobile apps such as Apple Mail, Google Sync uses Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync to synchronize your:

  • Email
  • Contacts
  • Calendars

With Google Sync, iPhone and iPad users can sign in with Microsoft Exchange to get:

  • Gmail messages in the Apple Mail app.
  • Google Calendar events in Apple Calendar.

Security risks with Google Sync

Google Sync doesn’t support these options which leaves your data less secure:

  • OAuth authentication
  • 2-Step Verification
  • Security keys

With more secure alternatives available, we recommend that you transition off Google Sync as soon as possible, ahead of the less secure app access shutdown.

Sign in with your Google Account

You can remove your account from your device and sign in with your Google Account instead of Microsoft Exchange. Learn about Sign in with Google.

When you sign in with your Google Account, you can sync your email, calendar, and contacts with your iPhone or iPad using a more secure authentication mechanism.

  1. On your iPhone or iPad, remove your Google Account from your device's settings menu.
  2. Once removed, add your account again.
  3. Tap Google as the email service you want to use.
  4. Sign in using your Google Account.
  5. Choose the data that you want to sync:
    • Mail
    • Calendar
    • Contacts

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