Turn images on or off in Gmail

By default, when you get an email with an image, you’ll see the image automatically.

Always show images

If images don't load in Gmail, check your settings.

  1. On your iPhone or iPad, open the Gmail app Gmail.
  2. In the top left, tap Menu Menu.
  3. Tap Settings and then your account.
  4. Tap Images and then Always display.

Note: If Gmail thinks a sender or message is suspicious, you won’t see images automatically. Instead, you'll be asked if you want to see the image.

Ask before showing images

If your internet connection is slow or you want to save mobile data, turn off images.

  1. On your iPhone or iPad, open the Gmail app Gmail.
  2. In the top left, tap Menu Menu.
  3. Tap Settings and then your account.
  4. Tap Images and then Ask before displaying.

Note: When you get a message with images, see the images by tapping Display images

How Gmail helps make images safe

Google scans images for signs of suspicious content before you receive them.

These scans make images safer because:

  • Senders can’t use image loading to get information about your computer or location.
  • Senders can’t use the image to set or read cookies in your browser.
  • Gmail checks the images for known harmful software.

Sometimes, senders may know whether you've opened an email that has an image. Gmail scans every message for suspicious content. If Gmail thinks a sender or message is suspicious, images aren’t shown and you’ll be asked if you want to see the images.

 

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