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

Log in to multiple Gmail accounts in the same place

The iOS Gmail app lets you add multiple email accounts 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 easy because your accounts are stored within the menu — the same place where you can add your other Gmail accounts.

These instructions apply to devices running iOS 11 and Gmail app version 5.0.181202 and later.

How to Add Additional Accounts to the Gmail iOS App

It's rare to just have a single email address anymore. You probably have one for work and a personal one, for example. Maybe you even have one for a side gig. You can keep them all handy in the app and save time. Here's how.

  1. Tap your user icon in the upper-right corner of the app, and then tap Add another account. Tap Gmail.

    You can add accounts from several different email platforms. The procedure for doing so might differ between them.

    Adding another account to the Gmail app
  2. Tap Continue to confirm you want to add a Gmail account. On the next screens, enter your email address and password. Tap Next to continue.

    Entering account credentials in the Gmail app
  3. You'll go to the inbox of the new account. Repeat these steps for all of the accounts you'd like to add.

How to Access Multiple Accounts in Gmail for iOS

Once you've entered new accounts, you can switch between them whenever you want. To do so, tap your user icon in the upper-right corner, and then tap the email address you'd like to switch to. You'll end up at the inbox for the second account.

Switching accounts in the Gmail app

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.