Check emails from other accounts

If you have multiple email accounts, you can check them in Gmail. You can choose from the following options:

  • Get all messages (old and new): Choose this option if you still use another email address, including another Gmail address. There might be a short delay in showing new messages.
  • Get only old messages: Choose this option if you recently switched to Gmail from another provider.
  • Forward only new messages: Choose this if you want your new messages immediately.

You can read and send mail from most email addresses using the Gmail app on iPhone or iPad, including Yahoo and Hotmail. Instead of forwarding your mail, you can add that account to the Gmail app.

Add or remove your account 

You can add both Gmail and non-Gmail accounts to the Gmail app on your iPhone or iPad. Make sure you've downloaded the Gmail app.

Add an account
  1. On your iPhone or iPad, open the Gmail app Gmail.
  2. In the top right, tap your profile picture.
  3. Tap Use another account.
  4. Choose the type of account you want to add.
    • If you use iCloud, @me.com, or @mac.com accounts, you might need to enter specific settings and an app password.
    • If you check work or school emails through Outlook for Windows, select Outlook, Hotmail, and Live.
    • If you don't see your email service, select Other.
  5. Follow the steps on the screen to add your account. If available, tap Try Gmailify to get Gmail features with your added account, like spam protection and email categories.
Remove an account
  1. On your iPhone or iPad, open the Gmail app Gmail.
  2. In the top right, tap your profile picture.
  3. Tap Manage accounts on this device.
  4. Tap Remove from this device.

Switch or see all messages from accounts in Gmail app

If you have multiple email accounts, you can check them in Gmail. Learn how to add another email account to the Gmail app.

Switch accounts

Messages on the Gmail app stay separate for each account.

  1. On your iPhone or iPad, open the Gmail app Gmail.
  2. In the top right, tap your profile picture.
  3. Tap the account you want to use.
See mail from all your accounts in the same inbox
  1. On your iPhone or iPad, open the Gmail app Gmail.
  2. In the top left, tap Menu Menu.
  3. Tap All inboxes.

 

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