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  • Follow the instructions below to set up POP access on the iPhone.
  • Google Apps users, follow the default instructions unless otherwise noted, replacing '' with your actual domain name.

Please note that tapping the 'Gmail' button will automatically configure Gmail IMAP. Here's how to set up POP:

  1. Tap Mail from your iPhone's Home screen.
  2. Tap Other.
  3. Select POP from the tab menu.
  4. Enter your name, email address, and password in the appropriate fields. The Address field should be your full email address ( Google Apps users, enter your full address in the format '' If you're accessing your Gmail from multiple POP clients, we recommend using Recent Mode by entering your email address as follows '". 
  5. Under Incoming Mail Server, fill in the Host Name field as '' Google Apps users, enter the server names provided, don't add your domain name in this step.
  6. Under Outgoing Mail Server (SMTP), fill in the Host Name field as ''
  7. Tap Save. Now you're done!

If you notice that POP access isn't working properly, please ensure that all your settings are correct by following these instructions:

  1. From the Home menu, tap Settings.
  2. Select your Gmail address.
  3. Scroll to the bottom of the page and tap Advanced.
  4. Ensure that your settings are as follows:
    • Uses SSL: ON
    • Authentication: Password

For any other iPhone related issues, please visit

Username and password not working? Some apps require you to also turn on access for less secure apps before setting up POP/IMAP connections.

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