Out of office or vacation reply (iPhone & iPad)

This information is for the official Gmail app for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

Going on vacation? No access to the Internet? Let people know that you won't be able to get back to them right away with an automatic reply.

Turn on your vacation responder

  1. Open the Gmail app.
  2. Touch Menu iOS Menu icon.
  3. Touch the gear icon iOS Gear Icon.
  4. Switch Vacation Responder from OFF to ON.
  5. Choose start and end dates.
  6. Fill in the subject and message.
  7. Touch Save.

If you have multiple accounts, make sure you're in the right account before you touch the gear icon iOS Gear Icon.

Your vacation responder settings are synced with the desktop version of Gmail.

Learn more about when your automatic reply is sent.