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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.

Add an account

You can add both Gmail and non-Gmail accounts to the Gmail app.

  1. Make sure you've downloaded the Gmail app.
  2. On your iPhone or iPad, open the Gmail app Gmail.
  3. In the top left, tap Menu Menu.
  4. To the right of your username, tap the Down arrow Down Arrow.
  5. Tap Manage accounts and thenAdd account.
  6. 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.
  7. 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 or switch accounts

Remove an account
  1. On your iPhone or iPad, open the Gmail app Gmail.
  2. In the top left, tap Menu Menu.
  3. To the right of your username, tap the Down arrow Down Arrow.
  4. Tap Manage accounts.
  5. Switch the account off. To completely delete it, tap Edit and then Remove.
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 left, tap Menu Menu.
  3. To see other accounts on your iPhone or iPad, to the right of your username, tap the Down arrow Down Arrow.
  4. Tap the account you want to use.
 

Michelle is a Gmail expert and the author of this help page. Leave her feedback about this help page.

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