Gmail iPhone Sync



Gmail iPhone Sync Do you want a wireless sync feature for your iPhone? If you have an iPhone and use Google Calendar and Gmail Contacts you will be happy to know that you can now seamlessly and continuously sync your iPhone to your Google account.

Using the Exchange features of the iPhone, with added support for Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync protocol, you can setup a new Exchange accout on your iPhone that connects to your Google account which does a 2 way sync and populates your iPhone Contacts and Calendar apps.

The steps for setting up Gmail to iPhone sync are:

Important! Before you begin:
Make sure your device has version 2.2 firmware or above
Back up your Contacts and Calendar events on your iPhone. When setting up a new Exchange ActiveSync account on your iPhone, all existing Contacts and Calendar events will be deleted from your iPhone. Please make sure to back up any important data before you set up Google Sync.

1. Open the Settings application on your device’s home screen.
2. Open Mail, Contacts, Calendars.
3. Tap Add Account….
4. Select Microsoft Exchange.
5. In the Email field, enter the name of the account (anything you’d like).
6. Leave the Domain field blank.
7. Enter your full Google Account email address as the Username.
8. Enter your Google Account password as the Password.
9. Tap Next at the top of your screen.
10. A new Server field will appear. Enter
11. Press Next at the top of your screen again.
12. Select the Google services you want to sync. Currently only Contacts and Calendar are supported. Make sure that you have uploaded your data before proceeding.
13. Press Sync twice when warned about data loss.


IMAP for Gmail



IMAP for Gmail Want to see Gmail changes you make on your iPhone instantly reflected in Gmail? Now you can with IMAP for Gmail support rolling out over the next few days. You can sync your inbox across devices instantly and automatically. Whether you read or write your email on your phone or on your desktop, changes you make to Gmail will be seen from anywhere you access your inbox. Delete an email from your iPhone and it will be deleted from your Gmail. Gmail will also show what you’ve read on the iPhone, so no more “Mark as read” and reading the same email twice nonsense.

IMAP for Gmail in Settings Page To see if your Gmail account has IMAP turned on yet login to your Gmail account and goto Settings. If you see a tab called “Forwarding and POP/IMAP” you have it. If your tab says “Forwarding and POP” it means your account has not been IMAP enabled by Google yet. But not to worry, Google is rolling it out to everyone over the next few days. Here is what the Settings page looks like with IMAP support.

To configure your iPhone to use Gmail with IMAP support follow these 7 steps. A video demonstration is also provided below.

  1. Enable IMAP in your Gmail account settings.
  2. Tap Settings.
  3. Tap Mail.
  4. Tap Add Account.
  5. Tap Other. (Note: don’t tap Gmail; if you do, you’ll set up POP rather than IMAP. We are aware of this issue and are currently working to make setting up Gmail more intuitive for the iPhone.)
  6. Make sure that:
    • The IMAP tab is highlighted
    • Host Name is
    • User Name is your full Gmail address, including ‘’
    • For Outgoing Mail Server (SMTP), Host Name is
    • For Outgoing Mail Server (SMTP), Host Name is
  7. Tap Save, and you’re done.


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