How to Use More Than One Gmail Account With the iOS Gmail App

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The Gmail app lets you do everything you would expect in an email app, like give you access to all your emails, display notifications, and more. Fortunately, you're not limited to these features with just one of your Gmail accounts.

The iOS Gmail app lets you add multiple email accounts to the same app so that when you want to switch to your other accounts, it's just a few taps away. With this feature, you can log in to all of your Gmail accounts in one app without having to keep logging in and out to read and send mail from the other ones.

Switching to a different account in the Gmail app is very easy because your accounts are stored within the menu — the same place where you can add your other Gmail accounts.

How to Access Multiple Accounts in Gmail for iOS

Screenshots showing how to switch to a different Gmail account in the Gmail app for iOS
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Switch between Gmail accounts that you've already logged into by accessing the menu in the Gmail app.

  1. Tap the three-lined menu from the top left side of the app.
  2. Tap the email address for the currently active account.
  3. Select the desired Gmail account from the list.

While you can only see and search the messages of one account at a time, the Gmail app badge totals the new messages in all configured accounts.

How to Add More Than One Gmail Account to the Gmail iOS App

Screenshots showing how to add more than one Gmail account to the iOS Gmail app
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You can add additional accounts to the Gmail app from the same place you see your other logged-in accounts.

  1. Tap the menu icon on the upper left-hand side of the app.
  2. Tap your existing email address.
  3. Choose Manage accounts.
  4. Tap Add account from the bottom of the list.
  5. Tap Google from the list.
  6. Tap Continue when asked for permission to sign in.
  7. Type your Gmail email address; press Next.
  8. Type your Gmail password; press Next.