The latest operating system for iPhone – iOS 14 – brings several new features. One of the most talked about features is the ability to change the default email clients and browser apps on the iPhone. Users have been waiting for this feature for so long, and it’s finally here. So, in this article, I will show you how to set Gmail as default mail app on iPhone in 2020.
Set Gmail as Default Email on iPhone in iOS 14
Although the default email app on iPhone and iPad is sufficient for casual users, it is not optimal for users who have to deal with lots of emails daily. There’s no smart email organization, and even the Smart Folder feature available on the macOS Mail app isn’t available on iPhone. That’s why I prefer using the Gmail app on the iPhone.
And now I can finally set it as my default messaging app. After setting Gmail app as default app on iPhone, iPhone will launch Gmail when you click on an email id. This eliminates the need to copy an email address and then paste it into Gmail. You tap on it and Gmail will open automatically.
To use this feature, first make sure your iPhone is updated to iOS 14. Go to Settings -> General -> Software Update, and install the iOS 14 update if you haven’t already. Now update the Gmail app by launching App Store -> Gmail -> and update the app.
Now for our tutorial:
1. First, launch the Settings app on your iPhone. Scroll down to find Gmail and tap on it.
2. Here, find the “Default Mail App” option and tap on it.
3. Finally, tap on Gmail to select it as your default mail app.
Use Gmail as Default Mail Client on iPhone and iPad
As you can see, Apple has made it super easy to change your default apps. That being said, there is currently a bug that reverts the default mail app to Apple Mail when you restart the device. So hold it tight.
Also, be sure to read our full coverage of iOS 14 features like the back tap feature, the new Guides feature in Apple Maps, the headset audio customization feature, and more.