Sign in, sign out, and switch accounts (iPhone & iPad)

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

Sign in

You can add up to five Google accounts to the Gmail app for iPhone and iPad. When you’re signed in to Gmail on your iOS device, you’ll also be signed in to other Google products you may have on your device such as Drive, Search, Maps, and YouTube.

Add another account

  1. Open the Gmail app.
  2. Touch the iOS Menu icon Menu icon.
  3. Touch your account address (skip this step on iPad).
  4. Touch Add account.
  5. Enter your username and password

Problems signing in?

If you forgot your password or username, click the Can’t access your account? link on the sign in page. 

If you know your username and password, see this article for more help signing in.

Sign out

You can sign out of each account individually by removing the account. When you sign out of one account on a Google app, you sign out of all Google apps you might have on your device for that account.

  1. Open the Gmail app.
  2. Touch the iOS Menu icon Menu icon.
  3. Touch your account address (skip this step on iPad).
  4. Touch Remove.
  5. Select the Remove option.

If you have multiple accounts, make sure the account you want to sign out of is selected.

Switch accounts

After you've added at least two accounts, you can easily switch between them.

  1. Open the Gmail app.
  2. Touch the iOS Menu icon Menu icon.
  3. Touch your account address (skip this step on iPad).
  4. Touch the account you’d like to switch to.

Note that you don’t need to sign out of your original account to switch to another account.

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